Have G-code. Can someone run these?

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Have G-code. Can someone run these?

Post by Adirondack » Thu May 04, 2017 7:14 pm

Hey folks. My old shop closed down but was kind enough to send me the G-code for my parts. These are the wheels and axles for my 3 1/2" gauge Maine style trucks.

Would anyone be willing to run some parts for me from these files?

Thanks

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Re: Have G-code. Can someone run these?

Post by GlennW » Thu May 04, 2017 8:15 pm

You might post what machine controller was being used to make your parts, and a sample of the code, as code generated for one controller does not mean that it is compatable with other controllers.

You would also have to know what cutters were being used for the different operations.

The best would be to just start fresh with the CAD drawings and let someone code it to match their controller and tooling.
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Re: Have G-code. Can someone run these?

Post by Adirondack » Fri May 05, 2017 2:32 pm

GlennW wrote:You might post what machine controller was being used to make your parts, and a sample of the code, as code generated for one controller does not mean that it is compatable with other controllers.

You would also have to know what cutters were being used for the different operations.

The best would be to just start fresh with the CAD drawings and let someone code it to match their controller and tooling.
AMAZINGLY, the G-code includes all of the tooling notes. See below

(DRAWING NO: 3PT5 WHEEL)
(OP: 3PT5 WHEEL.2)
(POST REVISED BY NMCC - 12/26/2014)
(MAKE COMPATIBLE W/INLIST)
(HAAS ST-10)
(TOOLING LIST)
(TOOL #3 .1574 EXTERNAL GROOVE TOOL WHEEL)
(TOOL #7 1/2 HSS SPOT DRILL)
(TOOL #9 LTR W HSS JOBBER LENGTH WHEEL)
(TOOL #1 35 DEG GENERAL TURN .015 TNR WHEEL)
(TOOL #11 .008 TNR BORING BAR .285 MIN BORE WHEEL)

Does that help?
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Re: Have G-code. Can someone run these?

Post by GlennW » Fri May 05, 2017 3:45 pm

That will be very helpful.

So will the fact that it was created for a Haas.
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Re: Have G-code. Can someone run these?

Post by Bill Shields » Sat May 06, 2017 7:58 pm

how many?

what material?

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Post by Adirondack » Sat May 06, 2017 10:35 pm

Bill Shields wrote:how many?

what material?
Mild steel. Nothing too greedy, enough for 3-6 cars for now. More if you're willing!

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Post by Bill Shields » Sun May 07, 2017 8:51 pm

you will get a much better price if you want larger quantities..not just from me but from anyone that has to set up the lathe...setup will take longer than production if you only want 24 wheels.

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Post by Adirondack » Mon May 08, 2017 9:24 am

Bill Shields wrote:you will get a much better price if you want larger quantities..not just from me but from anyone that has to set up the lathe...setup will take longer than production if you only want 24 wheels.
Are you volunteering Bill? LOL

I can do larger quantities if that's what it takes.

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Post by Bill Shields » Mon May 08, 2017 9:45 am

ACTUALLY I am not...but being in a position where I support people who run machines for a living and do estimates, I know exactly how they will think...and time is $$$ and setup is time. I have a few customers that I can contact to see if they are interested, but I need a DRAWING, not code.

From a manufacturing standpoint, I would look at how many parts you can get from one standard bar (what diameter ARE the wheels?) and order at LEAST one BAR length...or two.

or are these from castings????

The second reality check is that unless the machine owner has the EXACT TOOLS in the CODE, he may / may not choose to even USE your code which is TOOL SPECIFIC.

Many owners will use the tools they have to make the part -> so in REALITY it is better to just 'shop out a drawing', not CODE.

"I need 100 of these wheels made from xxxxx material. Give me a price".

This way, you don't care what tools they use...you want a part....and if they do it with hammer / chisel and grinder, meet the spec and come in at lowest cost...you really don't care.

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Post by Adirondack » Mon May 08, 2017 9:54 am

Message sent. Thanks Bill.
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Post by Bill Shields » Mon May 08, 2017 1:39 pm

NEVER got a message...

send to bshields at mehrs.com

I have someone who might be interested but your drawing needs a lot of work before you can get meaningful quote.

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Post by Adirondack » Mon May 08, 2017 11:51 pm

Bill Shields wrote:NEVER got a message...

send to bshields at mehrs.com

I have someone who might be interested but your drawing needs a lot of work before you can get meaningful quote.
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