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    Solidworks Sequence Drawings Workflow

    I'm looking to improve our workflow for sequence drawings on some of our more complex jobs. We currently create sequence drawings and strip out all unnecessary features/information for each sequence to focus on. This has always required a separate model and drawing for each sequence. Issue we...
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    Help - Fanuc Series 0-Mate M Magazine Lost Position

    Having some trouble again with my toolchanger on my 1989 Toyo Seiki Cobra 400 Have been running a job for the past few days without issue. Three tools, high quantity, no big deal. Shut it down a few nights ago like usual. Next day turned it on and ran a tool change and the magazine just kept...
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    Oil containment, carry off reduction (hone/grind)

    We have an Engis single pass hone, a few Sunnens and a few thread grinders around the shop. All around the machines are oily rags, messy floor, etc. We're carrying off a lot of oil and losing it because of this. Have any of you used air knives or any other systems to remove as much of the oil...
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    Fanuc 0M-Mate Toolchange Troubleshooting

    I've got a 1989 Toyo Seiki Cobra 400 with a Fanuc 0-Mate M control. I picked this up from a friend of mine a few months back after the tool changer bearings went out. Mechanically this was the only thing that was wrong with the machine. Happened a few days before rigging with no issues prior...
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    Genos M560-V / Tapmatic TapWriter

    We are currently looking into running a Tapmatic TapWriter in one of our Okuma M560-V mills to dot peen in the machine. We have everything ready to go aside from the torque stop block. Looking to see if anyone has a print or layout of the spindle nose hardware. I'd like to not have any oversize...
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    Renishaw Probe , Speedio, Multiple Work Offsets

    We have a Renishaw probe in one of our Speedio S500X1's. We are using it to pick up X only on each piece when put into a 4th axis. We do this simply due to variance in length from the lathe operation. The way Yamazen setup the probe for us it is touching off the part three times, once for each...
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    Fadal EMC Umbrella ATC Failure

    I've got a 2004 Fadal EMC. Thing has run flawlessly since new, purchased from an old employer a couple years back. Running a repeat cycle all day today and heard some clacking in the mill. Hit Hold and realized the tool changer was up against the spindle while the spindle was down cutting...
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    Customer demanding detailed price breakdown, per operation.

    Typically when I quote I give my customers an NRE charge and per part price per qty desired. I've always done it this way and it has always worked out well. However, I have a new customer that is demanding I give him each and every process price. Now I can understand if he is looking for...
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    Fadal Coolant Pump On/Off Help

    I've got a 2004 Fadal EMC. Been using the mill for a few years at my day job before I purchased it and put it into my own shop. I've got the mill powered up and running, coolant tank full and ran it for about twenty minutes before the pump shut off on its own. Tried M8, as usual, no luck turning...
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    New Surface Grinder Day

    I picked up an old Reid 6x18 surface grinder with about 40 wheels on Craigslist recently. Spindle motor works and has been recently rewired. Everything moves fairly well now that I've pulled it all apart and cleaned everything but it still needs a little work. It came with a mag chuck but all...
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    2004 Fadal EMC Value Questions

    We have a 2004 Fadal EMC at our shop that the owner is looking to sell. Coincidentally, I am looking to buy it. What I am after is a bit of advise on figuring out the value of this mill. It would come with no tooling or vices, just the mill itself. What information would I need to gather in...
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    File export assistance needed (MC8 - IGES/STEP)

    I have a customer that is looking to have some parts milled. He has no CAD/CAM experience so he had his old machinist draw up the parts for him based off of a sample. I am now taking over the job and the only info I can get from my customer is the old machinists MC8 file. Problem is, I use...
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    1" Shear Hog in 6061

    I have a friend in a mold shop that recommended the 1" Shear Hog from AB Tools not too long ago. I picked one up in the 6" length since we machine a lot of 6061 molds out of 4"+ thick material. The model number is SH100-6. We are holding the material in two vices, and have the parts about .300"...
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    Recommended SFM for 6061 milling/drilling

    Reason I am asking is because all of the "recommended" speeds and feeds are basically thrown out the window with the length of tools we use at our shop. I just started working at a new shop two weeks ago and I will be doing programming and some setup. I worked in a shop for years but we never...
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    Going from AutoCAD/MasterCAM/Fanuc to Catia/Surfcam/Fadal

    So as the title says I've gone from AutoCAD/MasterCAM/Fanuc to Catia/Surfcam/Fadal. Being so used to the way I've done it in the past, going to the new setup at my new job seems so mickeymouse. I'm not sure if its just how they do things here or if that's just the way these programs/controller...
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