Posts by Alex Doran

    Thanks.


    I think with the quality of chipboard we use the diamond cutters wont last so I'm defiantly going to use STC. We currently use leuco tooling as they are quite local to us.


    After a bit of googling different spirals i think taking out about 25/28mm at a time @ 15 Vf

    Im assuming you are machining GCC Fire Blanks 44mm & 54mm the same as us. We are using Leuco PCD Tooling 22 x 64 x Z2 (25Dia Shank) in Hydro Tool Holders.


    We do Vision Panel Cutouts both 44mm & 54mm in 3 Equal Cut Depths @ 15m/min. You can do it in 2 passes happily on the 44mm but its particularly noisy on the 54mm and will only save ~5 - 10 seconds. I find the tool and machine are much happier running the 3 step cut.


    I can't see Carbide tooling lasting very long doing this operation depending on the quantities and durations involved, potentially a spiral roughing tool would last depending on the finish required.


    You could potentially run faster with 3 Flute tooling & Large diameter, however larger diameter is harder on the spindle and leaves the problem of correcting corner radius / square notching.


    Speak to Steve Noton @ Leuco he is very good and will recommend a suitable tool (Probably PCD).


    Thanks


    Alex

    Hi there,


    Im looking to do some machining from the underside of the panel, we have the correct aggregate tool for this, however im unable to get it working correctly in Woodwop. Im always presented with an error "No Appropriate Trimmer Found".


    Ive attempted both Trimming & Pocket with A-Angle, ticked the box, processing from below etc. However always the same error. Cannot seem to find this covered in the documentation - any ideas on what to do to resolve?


    Thanks

    Hi there,


    Just wondering if it is possible to drive a Graphical Comment with the contents of a Variable?


    I just want to add On Screen Visual prompts for dimensions for the users.


    Tried searching through the manual but couldn't find anything relevant.


    Thanks


    Hi Sami,


    Thanks for the info! When i asked this question during the training i was told it was not possible so thanks for the information. Just to double check the syntax:


    I would change it from:


    ML4 ./ML4;


    To:


    ML4 \\NetworkLocation\Homag\Components\; ?


    Thanks Again


    Alex


    Hi there,


    Thanks for the response, yes i have the connection manager configured already to a network location, this is where we currently store complete .mprx files (Ones which contain many components already).


    However what i am requesting is being able to define the location of the ml4 Folder ("Control\c1\data\cnc\ml4") to a network location. This way many (identical) machines could use these files without having to update each file on each machine manually.


    One of the other options that would be extremely useful (to me) after using the software for ~6 months is being able to define the initial Tool Entry into a Pocket; the entry Length and Angle are currently fixed with only the Feed Rate being able to be defined. This can sometimes lead to very harsh entry into the pocket. Other packages (Eg Fusion 360) also offer some very useful Entry Approaches: Helical, "Zig-Zag" etc).


    Thanks


    Alex

    Is there any avenue for requesting or suggesting features to WoodWOP. There are a couple of (presumably basic) additions which would be of massive benefit to me personally but i would think in general to most people. The main one i was hoping to get looked at was being able to specify a network location as the Component Folder. This would stop the need of having to maintain several sets of files for multiple machines running identical components, i know this can be accomplished using Windows SymLinks or similar but i think its a worthwhile addition to WoodWOP.


    Alex