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Ness

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August 22, 2018 - 6:19 am
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HI Grover,

I’m no expert in Homag WoodWop macro programming, but I would think that this would be easy to setup as a WoodWop macro.

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August 18, 2018 - 2:16 am
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Hello Ness,

My boss wants to ask if the program for Homag can do this(milling)?

Thank you Ness.

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August 17, 2018 - 6:42 am
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Hi Grover,

All software is programmed directly in C++.

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August 17, 2018 - 4:26 am
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Hello Ness,

Thanks for the reply. May we ask what software did you use to produce this one?

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Grover

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August 16, 2018 - 1:31 pm
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Hi Grover,

The problem is that the post processor option should be in TAPCad and not in Polyboard.

Writing a specific PP command will require a lot of work for our developers  and they don’t actually have the time.

Do you have a pocketing function you can apply in TPACad?

Another possible work around is to draw concentric circles in a DXF file and join them as a polyline that you import into Polyboard and apply as an inner tooling.

I attach an example that you can can test.

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August 16, 2018 - 5:08 am
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Hello Ness,

My boss said that this one works perfectly but it would take a lot of time on production since we will be going to produce hundreds of panels in the future. He asked if is it possible to customize our Polyboard. How much would it cost? He also wants to ask if do you have a post-processor that can mill inner-tooling instead of cutting?

Thank you.

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Grover

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August 15, 2018 - 11:30 am
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Hi Grover,

Try this,

With inner tooling, create several concentric holes in the same position:

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In TPACad you might have to re-organise to get the smallest circles machined first.

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Ness

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August 14, 2018 - 2:30 am
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Hello Ness,

The options given were helpful, thanks for the reply. My boss wants it automatically. Is it possible to configure or make a custom option(pocketing command) for Polyboard? If yes, can you send us details via email?

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Grover

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August 13, 2018 - 11:18 am
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Hi Grover,

This is good news.

If the error happens again can you try to pin point the exact circumstances and files involved so we can get a better idea of how to fix it?

For the cutouts, Polyboard doesn’t have an automatic pocketing command for TPA. This means that you have to change the inner tooling applied to the circle in TPACad from cut to pocket.

Another solution is to not cut the circle full depth using the inner tooling depth option:

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Set the depth to leave a thin skin about 1 or 2mm to hold the material in place and then use a hand held router with upper ball bearing flush cut guide to release the inner material.

Hope this is helpful,

Ness

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August 11, 2018 - 3:37 am
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Hello Ness,

We encountered a problem regarding tool machining. An error occurs when uploading the Polyboard machining file to TCN.

Below is the answer to the problem but is there any way to remove this automatically on Polyboard?

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Hello Ness,

We don’t know what happened but the problem on tooling seems to disappear. We are not really sure if it’s ongoing problem as we tried testing another file and it’s all good. No error.

Anyway, just in case you miss this 2nd question.

May we also ask how to grind a full circle and adjust the kerf inside the full circle with clear compensation? Can we set the Polyboard to program a full circle on a CNC milling machine so no solid remains will fall down? 

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Thanks in advance. (files attached)
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Grover  

Can Polyboard program the machine to grind the hole?

Thank you Ness.

Best regards,
Grover

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