When I try to create cutting technology in my CHMER G32S wire machine using the “Spark Offset”, quite often I do not get any usable code, it is red with yellow background. Any suggestions?
I will setup an example cut that reflects your problem. Refer to the article I wrote for Spring of 2020 if you need help for “Spark Offset” creation. We will be cutting a 2.0” thick tungsten carbide (WC) punch with 0.010” diameter wire and want a good finish, hence, the need for 3-passes. You must have an open file you wish to save the technology to and have “Spark Offset” open. See photo below…
Go to the “MDI” page, then open F2-“DEF.S.BASE” and find WC material for 0.0098” diameter wire with the thickness range that is closest to your desired height. To get the code you need for a 3-pass program, you have to type in a thickness within the range that is given in these pages. See next photo.
Go back to “FILE” page and once you have the correct thickness in the active box, the code will go black from red allowing you to transfer to your .nc program. From here you would follow the normal procedures described in Spring issue of 2020, and as follows…with the “REG.NC PGM.” highlighted, press enter to add the code to the top of your open program.
You will know the code is added to your program when you see the asterisk (*) next to the name. Then scroll left arrow to view the program.
You will see that the code has transferred from the Spark Data Base. Just remember to save your program! The asterisk will disappear once saved. I will continue in following issues on how to build and save your own library of technology under the “USE S. BASE” or “USER” data base.
Alan Barbick, EDM Network Applications Manager