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Re: Basic initial setup question
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2008, 08:19:51 PM »
LOL oh well at least you know now :)

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Re: Basic initial setup question
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2008, 08:42:19 PM »
OK here is another question, I have a cast aluminum tray about the size of my mill table I have been milling it as a tooling plate (10-32 holes on 1/2"  centers) with the attached G-code (crude beginer stuff) now before I unbolt it is there a routine to sweep the whole plate with a 1/2" end mill to smooth out the surface, it's 9.5" in the x direction and 3.75" Y. It would be cool if someone could explain the function of the code as I can see this going on once more as I am planning on buying a piece of 1/2" 6061-t6 next time I order metal stock and remake this. I can see the need to do this type of operation over and over again and just can't seem to find the examples of g-code for it.

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Re: Basic initial setup question
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2008, 08:50:27 PM »
Not just use the surface wizard?
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Re: Basic initial setup question
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2008, 09:18:08 PM »
How do I do that most of the NFW Wizzards are not avalable to me!

Re: Basic initial setup question
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2008, 10:19:50 PM »
Kristen,
 enclosed a program to face your plate. It will go to 10.25 in x and 4.25 in y.
Make sure you have enough travel. XOYO IS LOWER LEFT CORNER.
Use .500 end mill. touch off top of your plate for Z0. Machine will rapid to x 10.250, right hand corner
and feed down to -.010. If doesn't clean up,lower your Z and cut again
NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CRASHES :o.
 
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Re: Basic initial setup question
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2008, 02:49:57 AM »
Kristin
 there are lots of wizards available if you click the "Load Wizards" button rather than the NFS Wizards.
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