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Makino Wire EDM

Experimenter
Experimenter

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

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

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 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: Makino Wire EDM

Experimenter
Experimenter

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

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

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 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed 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

Experimenter
Experimenter

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

Experimenter
Experimenter

What can we do with "Set technoogy data" ?

 set_techn_data.jpgset_techn_data2.jpg

error:set_techn_data3.jpg

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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