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Posted: 1/6/2012 4:18:05 PM EDT
What kind of machines do you run and software? Im using mastercam on a couple haas's and a makino f5. We make and repair molds, stamping dies and do rapid protyping, and assembly fixtures
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:26:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:28:43 PM EDT
Yep, have mostly run Haas before. My software was also Mastercam. Used to do aviation parts (Cessnas, not Boeings).

Tho right now I'm working a job where I'm not much more than an operator.

But they're paying me better than I've ever gotten before.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:35:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:48:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 5:08:59 PM EDT by eric496]
I design it with Solidworks, program it with Camworks, make the prototype on a Trak machine, and send out to vendors for quotes to make the rest of the run.


On a similar subject, what software does everyone use to estimate the cost of machining a run of parts? I'm asked "About how much to make 50 units of xxxx by next month?" fairly often and I pull a number out of my ass. Luckily, I'm usually not that far off.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:54:51 PM EDT
I am a Toolmaker but all my equipment is ''old school'' manual stuff. Thats the way i like it.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:04:38 PM EDT
OneCNC XR4 and a Hurco VM1
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:55:07 PM EDT
Unigraphics NX5, Camax, straight up G-code (yeah, I've done it for a looong time). Kitamura, Haas, Doosan, Matsuura.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 6:11:22 PM EDT
Mastercam, VF2, VF0, and an HL2
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