Im looking for the right canned cycle to make a few cuts along the y and x axis, then step over about .125" and make the same cut again and again.
Im also trying to figure out how to make a pocket cycle start in a corner rather than having to start in the center of a pocket. If thats even possible.
I know these are probably duh questions but its been awhile since ive programmed a mill using canned cycles and some of it just isnt coming back into my head imediately.
If you look in your operation manual for your machine it will clearly explain all the canned cycles avalible on your control. I'd look in there for one you could tweak to do what you want or use the examples to write a simple program.
Older HAAS machines only have canned cycles for circular pockets. These are G12 and G13.
If your machine has MACROS, then you can write programs to do the functions you described. Otherwise you have to hand code every motion, limitedly use subroutines, loops, and incremental, or use something like Mastercam.
If you lack a HAAS manual you can download 96-8000.pdf from the HAAS site. www.haascnc.com .