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Lathe Help
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February 17, 2011, 07:19:16 AM
I have Turbocad 14 with the cam add on that my son got when he was in school. I’m a 17.2 platinum user and love it. Part of my job is programming 7 axis millturn machines and I was hoping to use the cam on the turning Ops. to save on the math, and if it worked out to upgrade the cam to tc17.2.  I know that I would have to edit the code I get into my programs, that’s no big deal. The problems I’m having is cutting a tapered thread and boring a profile. Is it the cam software, or me? And if it’s the software will 17.2 be able to do it?

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* February 17, 2011, 07:46:10 AM
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Turbocad can make a lovely 3d Taper pipe threads.But keep in mind TCCam is 2-1/2d. It will do a bore profile.I have my doubts for turning pipe thread.Unless some end user come up with a improvise process.In the images attach are made by resident Royal Beta Master Mr.Henry O. Hubich long time user of TurboCad.
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February 17, 2011, 10:06:56 AM
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Yes you can do some nice work with TC. I can't find a boring bar in the tool list so that I can modify it to what I'm using. If i could find one I may be able to get it to work. I can cut a pipe thread on a 2 axis lathe so in my little mind it should be able to be done in a 2½D program. If the user knows how. ???

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February 17, 2011, 10:16:29 AM
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I do not have a CNC lathe, but I will look into the CAM plugin & see if I can come up with a solution.

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February 17, 2011, 10:17:37 AM
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Another place to look for help on this topic may be CNCZone http://www.cnczone.com

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* February 17, 2011, 11:36:24 AM
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I can cut a pipe thread on a 2 axis lathe so in my little mind it should be able to be done in a 2½D program. If the user knows how.
No doubt you can do in the lathe.CnC or Manual.Doubt TCC can do it.If do find a solution please do share here in the forum.Some how your going to have insert the code in the program.I know it will turn a tapers but taper thread in TCC might burb and cough and crash.

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February 17, 2011, 01:14:34 PM
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I can cut a pipe thread on a 2 axis lathe so in my little mind it should be able to be done in a 2½D program. If the user knows how.
No doubt you can do in the lathe.CnC or Manual.Doubt TCC can do it.If do find a solution please do share here in the forum.Some how your going to have insert the code in the program.I know it will turn a tapers but taper thread in TCC might burb and cough and crash.

Well if you know the pitch of the thread, and you know the taper, one would think the CAM software could just do it.

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* February 17, 2011, 01:35:55 PM
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I can't find a boring bar in the tool list so that I can modify it to what I'm using.
Look under backturn in the Tool Store,There might be something you could use.
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