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Makino Wire EDM

Hello to everyone. Where can I find the post processor for Makino EDM. How do I write E and D values in the machine. Waiting for your help on the issue.

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Re: Makino Wire EDM

I'm not familiar with Makino EDMs.

What do "E" and "D" control?

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP5 + patch/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steemed than e-diseaseled


Re: Makino Wire EDM

D is just wire offset value left or right -> same as cutter compensation G41/G42

E referrs to E-packs -> common parameter to apply wire edm process specific parameters

 

Example:

Rough pass   E01 D01

Finish pass 1 E02 D02

Finish pass 2 E03 D03

 

Generally every wire edm manufactured has technology tables available to get a basic starting value established.

 

In a posted file it will look like the example below.

(OPEN_PROFILE)
D1=0.0092
D2=0.0070
D3=0.0058
N8 G92 X2.625 Y-.875
N10 M80 M82 M84
N12 G01 X5.125 Y-1.555 U0.0 V0.0
N14 E1 F.14
N16 Y-1.415
(ROUGH CUT)
N20 G42 Y-1.375 D1
N22 E1231 F.14
N24 X8.125
N26 Y.625
N28 G40 X8.165
(FIRST FINISH CUT)
N30 G41 X8.125 D2
N32 E2 F.18
N34 Y-1.375
N36 X5.125
N40 G40 Y-1.415
(SECOND FINISH CUT)
N42 G42 Y-1.375 D2
N44 E3 F.14
N46 X8.125
N48 Y.625
N52 G40 X8.165
N54 M21 (CUT WIRE)
N56 M81 M83 M95

 

Re: Makino Wire EDM

I've not done any Wire EDM posts in a long time (I looks at them for a bit, but the users decided to get Esprit :-( instead)

The D values *might* be able to be extracted by the post.  If not, some API code could probably do it.

The E values would probably have to be specified in a UDE - the "Power" UDE might work.

 

There may be something newer (last I putzed with wire EDMs was 5 years ago or so).

 

I know they mentioned at PLMworld they're working on some improvements in wire EDM, but I'm not sure if they were for for v11.0.1 or later.  And I don't remember what they were working on.

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP5 + patch/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steemed than e-diseaseled


Re: Makino Wire EDM

There is an old Makino U32K in the free library - no guarantees but it might get you started. Menu > Help > Online Technical Support > Download NC Postprocessor

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Makino Wire EDM

Thank you very much for all of your answers. A working post is like the following.
%
G90 X0 Y0
(ROUGH VERTICAL CUT Smiley Happy
M17
E1096 D.201
G01 G41 Y10.
X-10.
Y-10.
X10.
Y10.
X1.
G40 X1. Y9.7
M00
(CUT-OFF VERTICAL CUT Smiley Happy
M17
M07
M30
%
How can i activate "Set Technology Data" tab.

Re: Makino Wire EDM

Re: Makino Wire EDM


paulodag wrote:

What can we do with "Set technoogy data" ?

 

error:


This is a user exit, much like user defined operations. It is documented here. In WEDM some users call an API program that sets WEDM tech data based a spreadsheet. 

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

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