My career began as a job shop machinist. I honed my skills with creative setups and tool usage to minimize the time spent making a part while learning numerical control machining. As soon as I learned these techniques, I taught the methods to other machinists.
I have done the engineering of and created CNC programs for a wide variety of machine tools for many years. I have taught CNC machining and GibbsCAM to hundreds of users. There is no substitute for experience, and I have it. Please consider having me help engineer your jobs and create the CNC programs you need.
Call me when your programming department is overloaded or when your programmer is on vacation, when you are looking for a new or additional programmer or when you don’t have the CAM software modules to complete the task at hand.
I can provide programs for mills up to 5 axes. The picture below part was run on a 5-axis mill in two operations. While it looks like an assembly it was machined from a single billet.
The electrical housing, pictured below, was run with my GibbsCAM program in a single operation on a multi-task, twin spindle, machine with 9 axes. The tool changing “B” axis head could machine on both spindles.
Your machining concept can begin with me, or I can follow your lead. I can plan, design and program your fixturing such as the custom vacuum fixture, pictured below, that held the second side of a 30” multi-level aluminum chassis with thin walls.
I can also plan, design, and program the components of custom vise jaws to hold each operation of your job. Also see the, attached, pictures of the results of the machining program.
The picture below shows the custom jaws.
The picture, below, shows the custom jaws holding the progressive stock condition.
The picture, below, shows the rendered images of each operation right to left.
If you need to machine a part from an old print that was drawn before the CAD era began and your inspection department requires a solid, I can create that solid using GibbsCAM and provide you with a Step file or a Parasolid file. Thereafter the part can programmed, if wanted, and as needed. When creating the solid, the dimensions can be created nominal as opposed to the “limit” tolerancing that was common on parts using old drafting techniques. The solid in this picture was created from a mid-sixties print and programmed for the customer.