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    Re: close geometry

    There is a function called " show breaks " which you will find in the view tab/display options (looks like two crosses on a broken geometry )
    It will put white crosses on your picked geometry where...
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    Re: Scaling toolpaths in one axis only ?

    Hi Carol

    There isn` t a practical way of scaling tool paths in only one plane. I`f you have scanned in a 3D model then i would use that to create the various sizes that you require and create a...
  3. Poll: Re: Machinist or Machine Operator? You decide..

    Not necessarily. A machinist would be someone that creates a part or an assembly of parts and does everything from programming/setting the machine through running it .
    Where as a machine operator...
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    Re: Opening a file created in Fusion360

    Hi Dale. Sorry but I cheated and re drew the parts, It was a simple part (s) to redraw so I did what I knew would work for you.The best way to convert the parts would be to open them in solidworks...
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    Re: Opening a file created in Fusion360

    Try this. Sorry trying to attach files.
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    Re: What controller

    Thanks alot I will pass that on to the solidworks crew. Thankyou again for your help.
    Kindest regards
    Syd
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    Re: What controller

    Hi NSchlee
    Thanks for that. Our oldest machine is the MG which is 2002 vintage and one the 5000`s is 2005 and our newest 5000 is 2016. I have tried contacting our vendor but they are not picking up....
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    What controller

    Hi all
    We are having a new post written for our Multicam Machines by Solidworks solidcam and they need to know what controllers are used? We have An MG Series and two 5000 series
    but on opening...
  9. Re: Machining Sphere - WaterLine- Part Damaged

    Hi this may not be much help as I don`t use mastercam but I do use alphacam and have had the same problem. My method , although maybe not the best , is I view the tool path closely to see if there...
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    Re: Stop! Searching post for SolidCAM

    Hi emrek
    Also do you have a post for 5 Axis MAKA KPF334 - Using Alphacam ? Can`t seem to find one anywhere.

    Thanks one way or another .
  11. Thread: Too Much

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    Re: Too Much

    Better out than in :o) Nothing wrong with a good vent , stops you bursting!
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    Re: Too Much

    It can be an issue that will resolve itself in time. But in that time the personal cost to yourself could be high. All the time you do your job right nobody notices only when something goes...
  13. Re: Machining 3D form into aluminium honeycomb

    Also may not be an issue removing urethane foam if you can get it as component parts an add water to the mix . It lowers the density of the foam whilst remaining fairly rigid and of course lighter...
  14. Re: Machining 3D form into aluminium honeycomb

    Never tried but it`s an intriguing idea. You don`t mention the thickness of the honeycomb that you are thinking of machining nor the width (thickness of the web upstands ). I think the biggest...
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    Re: Where has common sense gone?

    I must disagree
    Common sense is for the most part about forward thinking. If you fail to see what you are about to do will have negative consequences then what results is...
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    Re: Multi Cam MG103

    Hi
    If you have checked the electrical connections in the cabinet then the next thing to look at is the ballscrew. Is it binding ? If you are getting steps when doing a table mill operation it would...
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    Re: Is Solid Works worth learning?

    Most definately worth learning. It is pricey but well worth the money. It`s another string to your bow too.I`ve been using it for a year and started from scratch ( With a brilliant tutor in house I...
  18. Query - anyone out there retrofitted any other controller on Multicam routers ?

    Hi all
    Just a query has anyone out there ever retro fitted a fanuc controller (or any other make ) to a multicam router.
    The standard controllers are pretty notchy while transiting through...
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    Poll: Re: How old are you?

    Speking of Alzheimers. There is a protest group whose chant is " What do we want ? Don`t know ! When do we want it ? Want what ?????
    The only upside is that everything is new !!
  20. Re: Boss is About to Drop 65k on a CNC Router. Better Suggestions?

    Hi you could always consider Multicam. They are built like tanks ( 5000 series onwards ). Their controllers ain`t the best but for what you are proposing to use it for would be fine. I crunch out...
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    Re: Vacuum matting in Oz?

    Hi You could use MDF. Works a treat.
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    Re: Running more then one machine

    It depends on your shop as to how you finish things. We run like a production line for the most part. What I create others finish which means I spend more time perfecting programmes and designing the...
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    Re: Table Height deviation = tool marks?

    Hi
    Yes it is possible that an uneven spoil board could be the cause but looking at the pieces you have cut it looks like chatter to me. Plus possibly cutting deep can show up spindle deviation....
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    Poll: Re: Job satisfaction poll

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    Love the job wouldn`t change it for anything. It is sometimes a challenge but that is the appeal. Problem solving. Best way to describe it is that if someone is adamant that something can`t be...
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    Re: Running more then one machine

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    I run three at once. Sensible job planning & programming means that I can belt the work out with minimum effort / stress which equals a smaller bald patch :o) Keep ing paperwork to the bare...
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