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by Gundawg
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: G84 rigid tapping cycles?
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

Re: G84 rigid tapping cycles?

I appreciate those who came on here to help with a work around and I will look into that. I am done with this thread at this point.
by Gundawg
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: G84 rigid tapping cycles?
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

Re: G84 rigid tapping cycles?

Gundawg, I think you are reading a bit much into this discussion. A lot of us are aware that developing software has limitations that involve resources, namely money. So some would rather see "features" added that apply to carving signs and decorative type work. Keep in mind that Vectric markets th...
by Gundawg
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: G84 rigid tapping cycles?
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

Re: G84 rigid tapping cycles?

I am sure that Vectric is used in many professional applications where the machines are of a caliber to do rigid tapping. I had a CR Onsrud twin spindle router at one time that was capable. I have worked with many many metal cutting machining centers, including Haas, yasnac, fanuc brother and sever...
by Gundawg
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: G84 rigid tapping cycles?
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

Re: G84 rigid tapping cycles?

Short video doing rigid tapping 10-24 thread pitch using a form tap in 6061 T-6 AL.
by Gundawg
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: G84 rigid tapping cycles?
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

Re: G84 rigid tapping cycles?

Rigid tapping is not thread milling. Rigid tapping requires a spindle with an absolute encoder meaning it knows exactly where it is in a 360 degree circle rotation ( think indexer). The tap is inserted in exactly the same orientation if it does a peck. The spindle must also have breaking and reverse...
by Gundawg
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: G84 rigid tapping cycles?
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

Re: G84 rigid tapping cycles?

I think some of you are a little short sided because it is not something you need. I realize Aspire is a router based system but by adding threading features it opens the software to a new customer base. I have looked at CAD CAM systems that are designed for milling operations most are very expensiv...
by Gundawg
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: G84 rigid tapping cycles?
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

Re: G84 rigid tapping cycles?

Can you do them via comments in the toolpath and changes to the PP? That's they way a lot of people add toolpath specific G codes. I am not sure what you mean by this. Can you post an example? What I plan to try and do for now is to add an extra drilling path and edit that cycle hand coding the G84...
by Gundawg
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: G84 rigid tapping cycles?
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

G84 rigid tapping cycles?

Will Aspire ever support rigid tapping? I use Aspire for my business to program my CNC router and use it also with my VMC that has rigid tapping. Aspire seems to do everything I need except tapping. I have to program at the control for tapping which really slows things up. I just recently with the h...
by Gundawg
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Siemens 828d post processor
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Siemens 828d post processor

I tested the inch post today after fixing the problem I was having and I am happy to say it all worked great. The test went good and I needed to edit a file I had made in Shop Mill that would have taken me 2 hours to edit I was able to use Aspire and the new PP less than 10 minutes I was machining. ...
by Gundawg
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Siemens 828d post processor
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Siemens 828d post processor

I place at the end of the PP a Z200 after you need change to inches this will have become 200 inches instead of of mm hence software limit violation. You need to change it to something like 1.00 the you will be fine I am sure. That must be it I will check it tomorrow. If it works I will post the ed...
by Gundawg
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Siemens 828d post processor
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Siemens 828d post processor

I made a new PP using the one you posted but converted it to inches. My simple test file was a 5" circle that I did an outside profile on with a .250" end mill making 2 passes with a ramp into the cut that worked great coolant was turned on and off. It then did a tool change and I did a pocket with ...
by Gundawg
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Siemens 828d post processor
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Siemens 828d post processor

I just finished watching the tutorial on creating a PP for the Siemens 840D & 828D control. I was looking at the post you created and one thing I see is Siemens uses no special characters they say to only use letters, numbers & underscores. I notice your use of a % sign which they specifically say n...
by Gundawg
Mon May 13, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Siemens 828d post processor
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Siemens 828d post processor

Thank you Mike I have not gotten a PP to work. I have not invested a lot of time in it yet. I will give yours a try I need to convert it to inches but that is not too difficult. Siemens has a PP webinar scheduled for June 3rd @ 11:00 AM Pacific time I registered for it and planned to try another go ...
by Gundawg
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: PP for Siemens 828D??
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: PP for Siemens 828D??

I was looking in another section that dealt with contour corners. I read through it but I am not sure I fully comprehend the subject. I think I will try what I have made with some air cuts and see if it works. One other part I am unsure of is how it deals with tool height offset and tool diameter. M...
by Gundawg
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: PP for Siemens 828D??
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: PP for Siemens 828D??

I looked through the manual you posted and did not find those codes I found some similar codes but not that exact coding maybe I missed it or it is machine specific they put the Siemens controllers on many different brands and types of machines routers, mills, lathes, grinders etc. I have looked thr...