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    Tails stock jog

    press the letter "B" and then press the "HAND JOG" button
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    Buying a Mastercam Seat

    we are going to sign a contract, that way i dont have to worry about this. but im not going to give them a program that i dont feel comfortable about. if it does require full 5 axis machining then i will offer to go to the shop and run it myself.
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    Buying a Mastercam Seat

    i've met their set-ups guys and they seem like they know what they are doing. im not too worried on the 5 axis unless its doing full axis machining which i ill have set up sheets and notes specifying.that the tool holder and tool length needs to match the set up sheet. as far as the program...
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    Buying a Mastercam Seat

    like any other part i program, its mostly 3+2 and some multi axis.
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    Buying a Mastercam Seat

    appreciate you trying to save some money for me. but they straight out said i can program there no problem, but if i want to program from home i would need your own seat. i know mastercam is not cheap.
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    Buying a Mastercam Seat

    they have a couple haps and also have a couple programmers so they need the hasps. the reason they some of my help is because their programmers tend to not program the more "complex" stuff or they take longer than usual.
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    Buying a Mastercam Seat

    i have about 10 years of machining experience. 3 of those years were doing conventional lathe and mill. the other 7 was cnc mill / lathe / programming luckily, all 4 shops i will be helping have Haas and Okuma machines only. Which is what we have here at the shop. They will just need my help on...
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    Buying a Mastercam Seat

    ok , thanks. contract programming will be new to me. do you do contract programming? if so, do you charge by the hour or by the job?
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    Buying a Mastercam Seat

    Hello, i have been asked by a couple of companies to program for them. im thinking about buying my own personal seat of mastercam. They also have seats for mastercam, but i would personally like to program from home. am i allowed to make programs for different companies? or is that illegal and...
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    fusion 360 or something better?

    try MasterScam
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    Broke my Renishaw tip, assuming I need a calibration kit to replace it, but they're back-ordered through Haas for 3 months . . . any alternatives?

    Trust me I understand . I was only suggesting to do it manually so he doesn't have downtime on his machine . If you're spindle isn't turning, you ain't earning.
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    Broke my Renishaw tip, assuming I need a calibration kit to replace it, but they're back-ordered through Haas for 3 months . . . any alternatives?

    I only suggested that because his probe tip broke. Of course tool setter is the way to go. But I wouldn't waste a day for it to arrive. Time is money
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    Broke my Renishaw tip, assuming I need a calibration kit to replace it, but they're back-ordered through Haas for 3 months . . . any alternatives?

    what i usually do is touch off ALL my tools on the table, then find the distance from the table to your "work piece z" and whatever that distance is put it in your "work offset z" the method you are doing may work, but i have never done it that way. but like suggested, if you send it 3...
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    Broke my Renishaw tip, assuming I need a calibration kit to replace it, but they're back-ordered through Haas for 3 months . . . any alternatives?

    if youre just using 1 tool and touching off directly on your "work piece" then your "work offset Z" needs to be "0"
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    Broke my Renishaw tip, assuming I need a calibration kit to replace it, but they're back-ordered through Haas for 3 months . . . any alternatives?

    that wont work since you touched off your "z" with the probe which is on your tool setter.
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    Broke my Renishaw tip, assuming I need a calibration kit to replace it, but they're back-ordered through Haas for 3 months . . . any alternatives?

    indicate the stylus with a .0001 dial indicator. use ring gage. touch off on tool setter. no need for a calibration kit if i remember correctly.
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    Mastercam 2024 keeps opening after closing

    "this has now been logged in as R-12345, a +1 has been added" is all we get.
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    SolidCam - 6 Months, no solution, no refund!!! Don't waste your money!!!

    but that guy from the "facebook thread" says that the OP got his money back?
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    Most user friendly CAM system?

    MasterScam
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