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 Post subject: Milling with right angled heads
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:38 pm 
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Hi all,
Does anyone have any experience using right angled heads on a Haas VF machine. Can FC cope with programming using right angled heads, i really dont know where to start. I am guessing that a special post is needed.
Can anybody help please.


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 Post subject: Re: Milling with right angled heads
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:39 pm 
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Are you talking about a 4th axis?


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 Post subject: Re: Milling with right angled heads
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:50 pm 
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I think he's talking about something like this: http://www.shop.yourtoolingstore.com/Al ... TS0914.htm

I personally have never used one, but I would contact your local sales partner to get a post processor that will work for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Milling with right angled heads
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:18 pm 
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Yeah, I'll bet you're right. I remember seeing those at tool shows, but I never used one either.


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 Post subject: Re: Milling with right angled heads
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:14 pm 
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The answer is yes it can. I have done this on a HAAS VF5 with a Right angled head. You need a post adapted for it. I created my own drilling cycle as the G83 etc does not work with right angled head. You also need the Turn/Mill option switched on with the ability to index around the Z axis

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 Post subject: Re: Milling with right angled heads
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:31 pm 
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This is a easy post mod but be carefull. your basicly tricking the axis commands. use xbuild to change Z=Y and X=Z and Y=X another way around this is change the drive cables to match the above conversion.

I would be happy to make a post for you but Delcam sent me an email letting me know I cannot use our version for use outside the company without buying another seat.


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 Post subject: Re: Milling with right angled heads
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:17 am 
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f your parallel to your y or x axis for drill/tap direction, you can use a g18/g19 to flop your coordinates to use canned cycle to drill/tap, but what if your 30 degrees in the negative x direction from being parallel to positive y direction for drill/tap direction.


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