I have a TRM about a 2005 model. Is rigid tapping doable and what are we looking at for price ? Our shop just got a HAAS TM3 with rigid tapping and it is leaps & bounds faster at tapping, and easier to set up code too. Because it drives the taps faster it has more power to tap.
Originally Posted by PGrantz
I currently use a compression tapper,try it without a tool and see if it works for you. My TRM requires both Q and F
EDIT:line n55 you have G40 which cancels G43 so the machine has no reference to the end of the tap, loose the G40 in that line.
Try this sample for 16TPI
N1 O0115 ( Tap Test.)
N2 G17 G20 G40 G80 G90
N3 G91 G28 X0 Y0 (HOMES THE X AND Y AXIS)
N4 G91 G28 Z0 (HOMES THE Z AXIS)
N5 T6 M06
N6 S1000.2 M03
N7 G90 G00 X0. Y0. E1
N8 G43 H6 Z1. M7 (OR M8 IF YOU HAVE FLOOD)
N9 G04 P2000.(TIME FOR COOLENT TO GET STARTED)
N11 G84 G98 R0+.2 Z-0.75 F62.5.Q.0625 P0.
N13 G91 G28 Z0
Tapping info is in section 4 fixed cycles