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Mastercam 5 axis post processor information request

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Hi all, Extreme newb here I am an IT specialist at a certain manufacturing company in southern Cali and i have been instructed by my boss (with very little info) to find some mastercam post processor files or something of the like for a 5 axis machine of ours I was given a few files as a reference and the attached image is what I received
here is what I know:
machine: Mikron e750
controller: Heidenhain
Mastercam 2021
he wants the 5 axis versions and that's all I know
 

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What I’m saying is you are going to pay for that post if you were current on your maintenance with mastrrcam they would help you with that post. Tell your boss if he can afford a Mikron he can afford to be current on his software
Don
 
What I’m saying is you are going to pay for that post if you were current on your maintenance with mastrrcam they would help you with that post. Tell your boss if he can afford a Mikron he can afford to be current on his software
Don
yeah I don't think hes gonna like that response, thanks anyway
 
Since you're the IT guy, you probably have no idea what he asked you to do and it sounds like you "just need a file" to make this work. That's not how CAM software works and that's not how you get a post processor.

Mastercam is sold through regional resellers. They often sell it with a maintenance contract for 1-3 years at a time. Sometimes included in that, or at nominal cost, is technical support and things like simple post processors that aren't part of the software package.

Five axis stuff, machines with different mechanical options and even how a particular shop wants things to run, will all affect how the post processor chews and spits out the G-code that ultimately runs the machine. They're usually customized by someone skilled in the scripting language in Mastercam.

What you're asking for is something that takes some skill to set up. Unless someone here has exactly your machine and control, and wants to share it (even though they probably paid for it), you're hoping for a lot.
 
Oh, you might also want to know that 5 axis post processors are generally encrypted, and locked to a particular Mastercam license. Even if you got a copy of someone else's post for that machine, you wouldn't be able to use it.
If they are doing that kind of crap, I'd definitely not spend a fricking nickel with Mastercam. Go to one of the independent post-processor developers and get what you paid for.

This world is so full of bullshit tricks to rob you :(
 
If they are doing that kind of crap, I'd definitely not spend a fricking nickel with Mastercam. Go to one of the independent post-processor developers and get what you paid for.

This world is so full of bullshit tricks to rob you :(
The "independent" post developers do it too, at least the ones I know. That's the way it's been for about 30 years.
 
yeah I don't think hes gonna like that response, thanks anyway
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The "independent" post developers do it too, at least the ones I know. That's the way it's been for about 30 years.
I don't think Intellipost does this, but it's been a long time since I dealt with Software Magic. Also, I've never bought a post from them but I believe Austin NC's G-Post has a Mastercam interface - the post itself has a node-locked license, but not to the mastercam program.

Both those places have been around a long time, neither (unless things have changed) locks their post to any specific copy of the cam program.
 
Oh, you might also want to know that 5 axis post processors are generally encrypted, and locked to a particular Mastercam license. Even if you got a copy of someone else's post for that machine, you wouldn't be able to use it.
I had no idea. Haven't dealt with a 5-axis post yet so didn't know to expect this. The things you learn around this place...
 
I think there may have been a disgruntle employee at GibbsCAM or a 3rd party post creator.
I DL'd a Zip from the Pirate with over hundreds post processors :D
 
Hi all, Extreme newb here I am an IT specialist at a certain manufacturing company in southern Cali and i have been instructed by my boss (with very little info) to find some mastercam post processor files or something of the like for a 5 axis machine of ours I was given a few files as a reference and the attached image is what I received
here is what I know:
machine: Mikron e750
controller: Heidenhain
Mastercam 2021
he wants the 5 axis versions and that's all I know
Do you know if your shop already has those files and you're wanting to know where to look?
Or are you wanting info on how to obtain them?

If the latter, contact your local Mastercam reseller, and/or In-House Solutions, or Postability. But you will need your Hasp # most likely.

And yes you'll have to pay $3k-$5k for it.
 
thank you all for the responses, thank you for your help! it looks like I'm going to have to tell my boss to kick dirt and actually pay for one, the reason I haven't disclosed the company I work for is because I suspect the Mastercam licenses we have are cracked, and I know sometimes people get pissy about that, he told me that after I posted the original thread that he could modify the files from any mastercam version, so on the rare chance that someone has the machine I could probably convince bossman to trade some files for the other machines in the shop, (several big DOOSAN/Haas I can give a real list if anyone cares) , for the required 5axis files
 
I think there may have been a disgruntle employee at GibbsCAM or a 3rd party post creator.
I DL'd a Zip from the Pirate with over hundreds post processors :D
this interests me lol, is there anything you want in return to see the file list / maybe find the OG leak?
 








 
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