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Calling Custom Macros Through Modal Commands

Published on 6/3/2021

While G65 does not enable users to simply and easily carry out Custom Macros in multiple locations, G66 and G66.1 provide modal solutions for doing so.


Juggling Mismatches in Resolution and Least Input Increment

Published on 5/13/2021

While CNC machining and turning systems of the past only had resolutions and least input increments equal to the displayed decimal places, new systems support more precise inputs.


Custom Macros Can Skip Holes After Replacing Broken Tools

Published on 4/22/2021

Using “vacant” local variables enables CNC machinists to create custom macros that can target multiple types of machining work.


Adjusting Feed Rate in Circular Motion Commands with G-Codes

Published on 4/15/2021

While it is possible to calculate by hand adjustments to feed rate for circular milling operations, cutter radius compensation CNC programs streamline this process.      


Modifying Feed Rate for Circular Motion Commands

Published on 4/1/2021

Maintaining a constant feed rate between linear and circular milling easily leads to chatter — for most applications, increase feed rate on external arcs and decrease it for internal.    


Save Time When Mounting Jaws on Three-Jaw Chucks

Published on 3/11/2021

Precisely placing jaws on three-jaw chucks for CNC turning machines is difficult, but a laser pointer and clever programming can ease the issue.


T Codes Simplify Tool Length Confirmation Process

Published on 2/4/2021

CNC users can program custom macros and T codes to ensure cutting tools are the proper length for tool length compensation in machining centers.


5 Common Mistakes When Using CNC Machines

Published on 1/7/2021

Spend enough time on the shop floor and you will see some of the same mistakes time and again. 


5 Tips for Selecting the Optimal Spindle Range

Published on 11/12/2020

Learn how to select the appropriate spindle range and ensure that your CNC machining center or turning center is running an optimized cycle. 


3 Ways to Improve CNC Utilization Without Sacrificing Safety

Published on 10/1/2020

Operator safety is the most important consideration when improving CNC machine utilization. 

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