Anybody running a micron U?

3+2, 400/600?
Just curious how common these things are.
The one we have has some issues with accuracy when doing certain things. I'm
trying to find out what is our fault and what is the guys who designed the machines fault or what is a limitation and what is broken.
I've been programming with it on planes all over the place, works great. I am getting ready to go all out 5 axis, but tonight I'm told the post doesn't work for 5 axis stuff. The post came off UG's website? Kinda hard to believe it's not tweaked? I was able to download the machine assembly file so I can simulate the whole machine and part, which seems worthwhile since the machine is like 2 rotary tables stacked on each other. Crashing it doesn't look hard to do. lol
But damn, if its a piece of crap I'll avoid it like the plague. If it's the bomb I will have sex with it. But life is too short to waste time on underdeveloped equipment.
I will say this, friggen thing gives me a woody when I see my trodes on the table. (I know, I need to get out more).
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vinny wrote:

We looked at a Mikron (spelled with a K btw) but settled on our Hermle C30's. Mikrons can be VERY nice. What control does it have? If your shop is not spending the bucks on fixing the post (like mine won't either) there's a simple trick I do to get things rolling. Program your MCS at the c'line of the trunion and table. No offsets. Use basic code. This is a good place to start. After that, move on working on the controls fixture offsets. I've doing that with our Heidenhain 530 control while I'm working the post. A little annoying to have to know the exact location of your part to the trunion c'line but it gets the job done. Hell, for several of our older Rigids, that's the way I program all the time (mostly impellers so it's easy).
-- Bill
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