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New Releases of Both G-Wizard Calculator and Editor Now Available

Jul 4, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, FeedsSpeeds, GCode, Software  //  5 Comments

I just uploaded new releases of both G-Wizard Calculator and G-Wizard Editor with some great new features in each:
G-Wizard Calculator
For G-Wizard Calculator version 2.81, we added the following:
– Added Thread Mill Feeds and Speeds.  Just choose the new Carbide Thread Mill tool from the Tool Menu:

– Added ER Collets to the…

Complete Guide to Tapping on CNC Machines

Jul 1, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Beginner, Blog, FeedsSpeeds, GCode, Techniques  //  2 Comments

Don’t you just hate breaking taps?
We’re putting together a Complete Guide to Tapping on CNC Machines that will consist of two articles in two of our Cookbook series.  The first article, under the Feeds and Speeds Cookbook, discusses tap types, hole sizes, tapping heads, tapping fluids, and much more.  It’s available now.
The second…

Conversational CNC OD Taper Wizard for Lathes in G-Wizard Editor

Jun 16, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Beginner, Blog, GCode, Products, Software  //  1 Comment

Conversational CNC is design to make simple work simple.  The idea is to make it quick and easy to produce g-code for simple tasks–quicker and easier than having to do a CAD drawing and run your CAM software. Instead, you just answer a few questions in the Conversational Wizard and it’ll generate the code right…

Conversational CNC Radius Wizard for Lathes in G-Wizard Editor

Jun 11, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Beginner, Blog, GCode, Products, Software  //  No Comments

Conversational CNC is design to make simple work simple.  The idea is to make it quick and easy to produce g-code for simple tasks–quicker and easier than having to do a CAD drawing and run your CAM software. Instead, you just answer a few questions in the Conversational Wizard and it’ll generate the code right…

See How You Score on the Basic GCode Programming Quiz

Jun 5, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Beginner, Blog, GCode, Techniques  //  4 Comments

We’ve put together a quiz on the subject matter of Basic GCode Programming as covered in our free GCode Tutorial Course.
There are 25 questions and each question has a link to the appropriate chapter of the GCode Tutorial.  Take the quiz and then review just the material you missed.  It’s a great way to…

Conversational Chamfer Wizard for Lathes in G-Wizard Editor

May 20, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, GCode, Manual, Software  //  3 Comments

Our focus with G-Wizard Editor has lately been on finishing all the Conversational CNC Wizards.
First, what is Conversational CNC and why would you use it?
The idea is to make it quick and easy to produce g-code for simple tasks–quicker and easier than having to do a CAD drawing and run your CAM software.…

Conversational CNC Parting Wizard Available in Latest G-Wizard Editor

May 13, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Beginner, Blog, GCode, Manual, Software, Techniques  //  2 Comments

Another week has passed so it’s time to roll out another Conversational CNC Wizard for G-Wizard Editor.
This week we’ve added a Parting Wizard.  Parting is something many lathe programs have to do to cut the part off the piece of bar stock it started with.  It’s a very simple operation, but we’ve added some…

Conversational CNC Grooving Wizard for Lathes in GWE v2.02

May 6, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Beginner, Blog, GCode, Manual, Software, Techniques  //  1 Comment

G-Wizard Editor‘s clock has turned over the 2.0 mark.  There’ve been a lot of changes and improvements made to it and the product is still growing very rapidly.  The current focus has been on adding a new Conversational CNC Wizard every week, although we added a new FADAL post as well recently.
This week’s addition…

Preliminary FADAL Post for G-Wizard Editor Now Available in GWE v1.98

Apr 27, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, GCode, Products, Software  //  No Comments

I’ve just uploaded the latest version of our G-Wizard Editor Software.  The main new thing is that it includes a new FADAL post.
FADAL’s were extremely popular entry-level VMC’s in their day and there are still tons of them out there.  The FADAL controllers had 2 g-code dialects, and this new post is for their…

Do You Know All the Different Kinds of Digital Tooling?

Digital Tooling–that’s my catchphrase for CAD, CAM, CNC Control Software, Feeds and Speeds Calculators, G-Code Editor/Simulators, and all the rest of the CNC Software that’s out there.  We’ve had a page up for a long time that is intended to walk folks through all the different kinds of CNC Software so they know what’s available…

Conversational CNC Drilling Wizard with Deep Hole Cycles Added to GWE v1.93

Apr 20, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Beginner, Blog, GCode, Manual, Products, Software, Techniques  //  No Comments

The next installment of our Conversational CNC Wizards is available with G-Wizard Editor version 1.93.  Conversational CNC is a quick way to do simple jobs without resorting to creating a CAD drawing or running a CAM program.  For all those times when you would turn to a manual machine instead of a CNC because the…

New Conversational CNC Lathe OD Turning Wizard Available in G-Wizard Editor v1.90

Apr 13, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Beginner, Blog, GCode, Manual, Software, Techniques  //  4 Comments

I promised 1 new Conversational CNC Wizard a week and I’m slightly ahead of schedule with the OD Turning Wizard.  I’ve just uploaded GWE v1.90 (click the link to get your copy), which has the new OD Turning Wizard.  Conversational CNC is a quick way to do simple jobs without resorting to creating a CAD…

Lathe Conversational CNC Kicked Off in G-Wizard Editor version v1.88

Apr 8, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Beginner, Blog, GCode, Software, Techniques  //  No Comments

Conversational CNC is a very popular feature among G-Wizard Editor users, but what is Conversational CNC?
Simply put, it is the ability to quickly and easily generate g-code by answering a series of questions rather than by producing a CAD drawing and then applying CAM software to it.  Conversational CNC is not really a replacement…

Top 4 Reasons to Use a GCode Editor

Mar 29, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, GCode, Products, Software, Techniques  //  No Comments

We recently surveyed G-Wizard Editor customers to see what they were doing with the software.  Here’s what they came back with:

The survey provides a good cross section of uses.  Customers could choose all of the choices that applied to them, and clearly a lot of folks were doing multiple things with the Editor.  Let’s…

New Goodies for G-Wizard Calculator and Editor Users

Mar 18, 2015   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, FeedsSpeeds, GCode, Products, Software  //  3 Comments

Here’s a rundown on what’s new lately in G-Wizard Calculator and Editor’s latest versions:
G-Wizard Calculator
Release 2.77 adds A513 Low Carbon Steel.  If we’re missing a material you’re interested in, just drop us an email.  We can frequently add it fairly quickly just like we recently did for A513 and before that for the…

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