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11.4 G83 Cycle

The G83 cycle is intended for deep drilling or milling with chip breaking. The dwell in this cycle causes any long stringers (which are common when drilling in aluminum) to be cut off. This cycle takes a Q value which represents a "delta" increment along the Z-axis. Machinists often refer to this as peck drilling.

0. Preliminary motion, as described above.

1. Move the Z-axis only at the current feed rate downward by delta or to the Z position, whichever is less deep.

2. Dwell for 0.25 second.

3. Retract at traverse rate to clear Z

4. Repeat steps 1 - 3 until the Z position is reached.

5. Retract the Z-axis at traverse rate to clear Z.

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