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  1. Thread: Artcam lives!!!

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    Gerald, I believe you are a little confused as to...

    Gerald, I believe you are a little confused as to what maintenance is and covers. What you're really referring to in your above post is upgrades, whereby you may skip a couple of years then upgrade...
  2. Thread: Artcam lives!!!

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    Although I don't like to speculate on other...

    Although I don't like to speculate on other companies pricing structure, just for clarity, maintenance for Delcam Artcam Pro and Jewelsmith was $1200, Insignia was $450. Since Carveco only comes in...
  3. Thread: Artcam lives!!!

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    the price of the software is set, which includes...

    the price of the software is set, which includes 12 months of maintenance is the way I'm reading that, and it appears the yearly maintenance has not be set yet but would expect it to be comparable to...
  4. Thread: Artcam lives!!!

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    Bill, its under the online store tab, you may...

    Bill, its under the online store tab, you may have to select to get pricing
    Gary
  5. Thread: Artcam lives!!!

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    No, lt is finished and has now gone to its...

    No, lt is finished and has now gone to its regular pricing
    Gary
  6. Thread: Artcam lives!!!

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    Steve Post processors are editable that you can...

    Steve
    Post processors are editable that you can adjust, then option 2, have you contacted Camaster about an updated post p ?
    Gary
  7. Thread: Artcam lives!!!

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    Pressing down on the mouse roller wheel button...

    Pressing down on the mouse roller wheel button does the same, makes it quicker and easier than holding down the space bar.
    Gary
  8. Google "sawmills in Texas" you have a bunch of...

    Google "sawmills in Texas"
    you have a bunch of them around your area where you can get slabs, Garrets is probably the closest to you
    Gary
  9. As Dave noted, and interesting read but I have to...

    As Dave noted, and interesting read but I have to say Brady summed it up back on page 2 post 15, xps foam usually used just in large models and does take a lot of finishing.
    then secondly its all...
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    As coryatjohn noted above your not hitting the...

    As coryatjohn noted above your not hitting the chipload with your feed and speed.
    for acrylic, 48ipm 8000rpm for small letters (.5), 60ipm 10000 for larger
    then you don't say what tooling your...
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    Due to geometry in tooling and the material, the...

    Due to geometry in tooling and the material, the direction of cut makes a big difference on the finish cut.
    Old rule of thumb " if the off-cut scrap has a better cut finish than the part, then your...
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    Its the direction of cut, Climb is clockwise on...

    Its the direction of cut, Climb is clockwise on the outside counterclockwise on the inside, the opposite is conventional cut
    Gary
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    For the plywood 60-123PLR, 3/8" 2 flute mortise...

    For the plywood 60-123PLR, 3/8" 2 flute mortise compression, 546ipm 14400 rpm one pass to 3/4"
    For the pvc 52-709, 3/8" 2 flute upcut spiral O flute for single pass 250ipm 12500rpm
    for 1/4" tooling...
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    I would recommend the 66-300 series, its a 2...

    I would recommend the 66-300 series, its a 2 flute SC upcut Bottom Surfacing tool. these tools have a corner radius, size depending on tool dia.
    Gary
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    18k at 140 is way outside the chipload range for...

    18k at 140 is way outside the chipload range for a clean cut using a 2 flute
    use the chipload formulas then fine tune, recommend a single O flute
    gary
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    Yes Clay I can see why its screaming, you are way...

    Yes Clay I can see why its screaming, you are way off on the chipload for that tool.
    The grind for that tool is designed for hard/soft woods which runs a lower feedrate, and not recommended for the...
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    Eric, same applies to you as Clay, if you supply...

    Eric, same applies to you as Clay, if you supply me all the info on the tool, settings, material etc I will be happy to look deeper into your issue.
    I haven't run Shopbot control software in some...
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    Clay Need a litttle more info, what tool number...

    Clay
    Need a litttle more info, what tool number are you using? is this when your cutting 5/8" birch ply? what are your feed, speed and stepdown, is the scream continuous thru the whole cut or mostly...
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    Are you within the chiploads for the tool you are...

    Are you within the chiploads for the tool you are using? As Don noted, if a tool is screaming then typically it means its hungry, not getting enough material. However if you are within chipload...
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    Mortise compression have shorter upcut lenghts....

    Mortise compression have shorter upcut lenghts.
    if your running an alpha with spindle then 5/8 birch with a 3/8 compression is a one pass cut.
    FYI, I cut 3/4 birch in one pass 546ipm 14k with 3/8...
  21. Thread: Tool Request

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    An endmill has a flat tip and a ballnose has a...

    An endmill has a flat tip and a ballnose has a round tip

    Gary
    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=31826&stc=1
  22. Thread: Tool Request

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    Tool Request

    I've have a number of people contact me and request the return of the BDP008 tool, which is the 1/8" 3 flute tapered tool, 1/4" shank with an endmill tip, 1.5" LOC, 3" OAL. (same as BDP002, 77-102...
  23. Thread: Plunge Burns?

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    Another option, which we use 99% of the time is...

    Another option, which we use 99% of the time is to use a smaller diameter tool and do a spiral profile to the inside of the vector. Not only do you get clean hole with no burning but it allow to run...
  24. Thread: Puzzle

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    Mirror and cut it from the back side, if you use...

    Mirror and cut it from the back side, if you use a 10° engraving bit and .125 material that will give an approx .02 gap at a depth of .125 on the back side.
    Gary
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    The 56-080 will give a much better finish with...

    The 56-080 will give a much better finish with clean side walls on blue and pink foam
    Gary
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