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Messages - Gerry Sweetland

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LazyTurn / Re: Why does my finish pass seem to cut into the profile?
« on: August 04, 2015, 08:16:25 AM »
Thank you Rich.
Gerry

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LazyTurn / Why does my finish pass seem to cut into the profile?
« on: August 03, 2015, 06:18:31 PM »
I am trying to learn LT and Mach Turn, I've been using the wizards in Mach Turn but would like to be able to post and load gcode of some more complicated profiles.
See the screen cap.
Sorry if this is covered somewhere, I have been reading posts for two days now and can't find anything on it.
Thank you,
Gerry

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: February 27, 2015, 08:43:24 AM »
Hi Ron,

I've been using Mach3 Mill for years and just downloaded NFS Turn Wizard .08.  Watched the tutor video and getting familiar with the program.  I don't seem to get Gcode generated for peck-pause or peck-retract Drill.  It will only generate for Continous.  What am I missing?  Attached is sample file.

thanks for input,
Bert


I was seeing this too, thought it was just my inexperience.
Thanks Ron,
Gerry

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Thanks fellas,
Gerry

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Do I need to do it in Mach3 Mill, settings page and somehow copy it over to Turn?
Right now some tools are not clearing the stock for a tool change.  It seems to just go to the last position of the last cut?
Thanks,
Gerry

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: February 16, 2015, 06:44:45 PM »
Thanks for putting up with me Ron, much appreciated.  
I set the DRO's by touching to a pc. of paper in X, I measure the part and add twice the thickness of the paper and enter that number into the X axis DRO.  In Z I face the part and enter 0 in the Z axis DRO.  I was doing a light cut in X and measuring the result and entering that in the DRO, but I stopped using that method because I am doing this over and over to learn and was using up material.

I use the same method in both the NFS wizard and the standard turn wizard,  The standard wizard works and NFS one doesn't  I think I must be doing something wrong in the NFS wizard.

I'll play with it more and see where I'm messing up.
Thanks,
Gerry

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: February 16, 2015, 03:42:26 PM »
Because you set Safe Z to 1.5 on the tool select screen. Its on the lower right side of the tool select screen.

Thanks again Ron for your input and quick replies.
Yes, it is set to +1.5 but isn't that where the lathe travels for a tool change?  That part works fine, it is when I hit cycle start after tool change that it goes deep into my part in either X or Z and hits a limit switch.

I'm going to try and make a movie of what I'm doing and the results tomorrow.  I'll post it on YouTube.  Hopefully that can shed some light on what I'm doing wrong.  I know it is just something simple that I am missing.
Thanks again,
Gerry

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: February 16, 2015, 01:41:54 PM »
thanks for the quick reply Ron.
Why do you think in the NFS wizard the Z start is ~1.5 inches to the negative with Z start set at 0 and in the other wizard the Z starts at 0 with the Z start set to 0?
Can you see that in the tool path window?  Every time I go to run the program it retreats in Z- and hits the limit switch.  Well into my part, not at the face?
Thanks,
Gerry

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: February 16, 2015, 11:31:58 AM »
Just maybe to help clarify my previous post...
I am entering Z start at 0 and X start at the outer dia. of my part (in this case +1.131) and Z end at -1 and X end at +.881 (removing .25" material) in both wizards
You can see in the tool path windows how each wizard shows different starting points too

Standard wizard


And the NFSTurn wizard


Thanks,
Gerry

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: February 16, 2015, 10:12:58 AM »
A couple of questions.
I downloaded and installed the file (NFSturn008.zip) at the beginning of this thread but when I open the NFS turn wizard it shows it as being "licensed NFS Turn V 0.6".
Do I have v 08 or 06?

Also I have been trying to understand the various wizards and doing so I keep having a problem with the NFS wizard doing unexpected things and the standard turn wizard doing what I expect when doing the same type of operation.  For example, I can do a turning op in the standard wizard with no problem but when trying to do the same type of op in NFSTurn the lathe keeps hitting either the plus X limit switch or the -Z limit switch on initial move.  I believe I am entering the same perimeters in the boxes but to be honest I could be a little confused on what I'm supposed to put in them... X End, X start, etc.  I seem to be doing it right in the standard wizard but must be getting it wrong in NFSturn.

Is there any documentation or manual for NFSTurn?  I found Ron's video on intro to NFSTurn but I am wondering if there is something out there that steps you through each operation and what each data box is for.

Sorry, I am very new at lathe work and maybe if I was more experienced the screens and how and what each entry means would be more self explanatory.

Thanks,
Gerry

Here is the Gcode from the standard wizard
G18 G40 G49 G90 G94 G80
M3
G0 X1.331 Z0.1
F10
G0 X1.091
G1 Z-0.995
G0 X1.291 Z-0.9
G0 Z0.1
G0 X1.051
G1 Z-0.995
G0 X1.251 Z-0.9
G0 Z0.1
G0 X1.011
G1 Z-0.995
G0 X1.211 Z-0.9
G0 Z0.1
G0 X0.971
G1 Z-0.995
G0 X1.171 Z-0.9
G0 Z0.1
G0 X0.931
G1 Z-0.995
G0 X1.131 Z-0.9
G0 Z0.1
G0 X0.891
G1 Z-0.995
G0 X1.091 Z-0.9
G0 Z0.1
G0 X0.891
G0 Z0.1
G1 Z-0.995
G1 X1.331
G0 Z0.1
F5
G0 X0.881
G1 Z-1
G1 X1.331
G0 Z0.1
M5
M30


And here is Gcode from NFS
(***New Turn File Started***)
(by  Licensed NFS Turn V.06)
(2/16/2015 9:24:26 AM)
(user supplied init code)
G54
(***New Tool Selected***)
( Unnamed tool)
G00 Z 1.5
G00 x 1
M6 T101
M3 S 2400
G01 F 10
(***Turning***)
(Xstart= 1.131 Xend= 0.881 Xcut= 0.015)
(Zstart= 0 Zend= -1)
(will make 15 cuts of 0.015)
G00 X 1.116
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 1)
G01 X 1.116
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.216
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 2)
G01 X 1.101
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.201
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 3)
G01 X 1.086
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.186
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 4)
G01 X 1.071
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.171
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 5)
G01 X 1.056
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.156
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 6)
G01 X 1.041
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.141
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 7)
G01 X 1.026
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.126
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 8)
G01 X 1.011
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.111
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 9)
G01 X 0.996
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.096
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 10)
G01 X 0.981
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.081
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 11)
G01 X 0.966
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.066
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 12)
G01 X 0.951
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.051
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 13)
G01 X 0.936
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.036
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 14)
G01 X 0.921
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.021
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 15)
G01 X 0.906
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.006
G00 Z 0
(Last pass)
G01 X 0.881
G01 Z -1
G00 X 0.991
G00 X 1.131 Z 0
(***File Ended***)
(2/16/2015 9:24:55 AM)
M5
M9
(user supplied end code)
M30
(Wizard Exit)

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