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Mastercam X Lathe Post Processor
« on: February 07, 2007, 03:30:03 AM »
Has anyone used Chris Krstanovics V9 post processor in mastercam X. Its behaving very oddly as for roughing work it is fine, however when I put a finish path in, all the arcs are in the wrong direction (but not in the roughing pass!!!). Anyone else had this problem or got a post that wrosk?

Cheers

Dave
 
 

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Re: Mastercam X Lathe Post Processor
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2007, 03:37:38 PM »
Hi David,

if you email me the PP I will have a look at it for you.

Graham.
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Re: Mastercam X Lathe Post Processor
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2007, 04:49:21 PM »
Thanks for the offer Graham.

I've been having a play and it would seem like the standard Fanuc 2X PP seems to work pretty well. The only funny problem I have had is that it set G97 on one line and then a few lines later in front of the first move it puts G98, even though all operations are set to RPM and mm/min settings. If I delete the G98 the part meachines fine. Not a big problem but it would be nice to get rid of it.

Any ideas?

Cheers

Dave

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Re: Mastercam X Lathe Post Processor
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2007, 05:45:00 PM »
Some posts do a G97 to stop the spindle accelerating as the x axis rapids into position and then change to the G96 to do the cutting, sometimes they do it on a rapid to a tool change as well.  The G97 fixes the speed at what ever it is at the time.

Send me the post and I will sort it for you.

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Re: Mastercam X Lathe Post Processor
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2007, 04:14:53 PM »
Hi Graham

Thanks for looking at this. Pleas find the post attached and an example code below

Cheers

Dave

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(PROGRAM NAME - MACHINE_GROUP_2)
(DATE=DD-MM-YY - 08-02-07 TIME=HH:MM - 21:06)
(MCX FILE - C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\DAVID.DAVE\DESKTOP\TURN.MCX)
(NC FILE - C:\MCAMX\LATHE\NC\MACHINE_GROUP_2.NC)
(MATERIAL - ALUMINUM MM - 2024)
N100 G21
(TOOL - 1 OFFSET - 1)
(LATHE TOOL 1  INSERT - NONE)
N110 G0 T0101
N120 G97 S1200 M03
N130 G0 X9.9 Z4.7 M8
N140 G98 G1 Z2.7 F250.
N150 Z-22.025
N160 X10.1
N170 X11.514 Z-20.611
N180 G0 Z4.7