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    Cross Hole - True position measurement?

    Hi Everyone, I'm looking for suggestions on how to measure the true position of a cross-hole on a cylindrical part? Pictured below there is a 0.275" +/- 0.0003" Dia. cross hole that needs to be centered in the tube O.D. within .0005" Any ideas? Thanks! Tube OD: 0.875" +/- 0.001" Tube ID...
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    Doosan DNM500 TSC delay

    Hi Everyone, I have a situation with a Doosan DNM500 mill. When the thru spindle coolant is commanded on there is a long delay before it actually gets to the tool and starts flowing. It generally varies between 4-10 seconds, but sometimes doesn't come on at all. We have fully cleaned the tank...
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    CNC Lathe for sale - DAINICHI

    Used DAINICHI CNC Lathe for sale by original owner, installed new in 1999. The machine is in excellent condition and is currently hooked to power (functionality can be demonstrated). Please feel free to contact me for more information, pictures or to come have a look. I am located in Langley...
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    Fastener Identification Help

    Hello everyone, I have a mystery fastener I need some help identifying. I'm not sure if this is a "custom" fastener or something available off the shelf, but I have no idea what to even call it. Please refer the the photo and specs below: OAL: 0.588" (15mm nominal?) Pin Dia.: 0.116" (3mm...
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    CAT40 ER25 Collet Chucks - For Sale

    Hi Everyone, Just wanted to share my craigslist post for anyone that might be interested in these Collet Chucks - CAT4 - tools - by owner For sale - 15 used Techniks collet chucks: Techniks CAT40 Collet Chuck (ER25 x 4.00") SYIC-22245 >>> 6pcs. Techniks CAT40 Collet Chuck (ER25 x 2.76")...
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    Renishaw Probe Calibration Problem

    Hello, I have a 2015 VF3 (not the NGC control) with the Renishaw WIPS system. I have run the probe calibration cycles and the disk on my tool probe is dialed in flat within .0002" After probing a machined surface I have observed that the machine always cuts .0018" deeper than expected. Does...
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    CNC Collet Chucks - 3J vs 5C

    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone could offer their insight or opinions on 3J vs 5C collets? I'm looking at getting a pull-back style collet chuck for my lathe. I've used 3J before with no issues but never 5C, they seem fairly popular. Is there really any difference other than the maximum...
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    HT23SII Lathe - X axis drops at power down

    Hello everyone, I need some suggestions on how to fix an issue with a Hitachi Seiki lathe. Here's some background info: The machine is a 1992 HITEC-TURN 23SII. It sat for 3 years with no operation until last weekend, I turned it on, ran the spindle and moved the axis around. Everything worked...
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    HT23SII Lathe - X axis drops at power down

    Hello everyone, I need some suggestions on how to fix an issue with a Hitachi Seiki lathe. Here's some background info: The machine is a 1992 HITEC-TURN 23SII. It sat for 3 years with no operation until last weekend, I turned it on, ran the spindle and moved the axis around. Everything worked...
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    4-40 Roll form tapping - speeds?

    Hello, I have some aluminum (6061) parts that require 4-40 threads (.300" deep) I have never used form taps before but thought this might be a great project to try them out on. I was wondering if anyone with experience running these taps could chime in with some real-world cutting parameters...
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    G84 feedrate - decimal places?

    Hello, I am not at the machine to test this out. I was wondering how many decimal places the Haas control will accept for federate on a G84 cycle? (working in IPM) On the lathe it will take 6 decimal places for a threading pitch. How about the mills? 2015 VF-3 Thanks.
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    Fixture ideas / suggestions

    Hello everyone, I recently made the fixture plate pictured below to make a bunch of stainless widgets. They require a flat to be milled along with a 10-32 tapped hole on one side of these little cylinders. In the interest of time I made the first thing that came to mind to hold a bunch of...
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    GS Vise solid model?

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has a solid model they would be willing to share of the vise listed below. I can't seem to get anything from the manufacturer. GS Modular Vise #382-015 http://www.sowatool.com/img/productpdf/H3.pdf Thanks!
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    VF-3SS Air Dryer?

    Hi everyone, I am wondering if anyone could give some advice on air dryers for use with a haas mill? I am running a VF3-SS without one and have noticed a lot of moisture coming out of the air gun. I'm worried this will be bad for the spindle in the long run. I have never had an air dryer...
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