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    For Sale: Emco PC Turn 120

    100% working on original hardware, upgraded PC. Viewing welcome, based in Havant. Currently up on eBay. Some soft tooling included. EMCO PC Turn 120 CNC Lathe with PC - FANUC Control | eBay
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    Does anyone have a Renishaw SLM 125/AM 125?

    Because it was very, very cheap. I need the passwords for it though.
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    Does anyone have a Renishaw SLM 125/AM 125?

    Hi all We're about to acquire a Renishaw SLM 125, but Renishaw themselves will not support it at all. I need to try and get hold of the software (I believe it's QuantAM?) and some printing parameters for it. It should be in good working condition and knowing Renishaw I'm hoping the spares are...
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    E-Stop problem after changing battery?

    Thanks, this seems to be working for me too! I'll try to find another e stop button. I changed the battery with the control off as per the maintenance manual. Thanks!
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    E-Stop problem after changing battery?

    Hi all I have a Hardinge Quest 8/51. I changed the APC batteries about a month ago with no issues, and today I changed the control battery as I had a low battery alarm. After changing the battery though I can no longer release the E-Stop as part of the usual procedure. Usual procedure is...
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    Fanuc 16i-T Engage C Axis

    Thanks guys, I've tried all the M codes that refer to the main spindle with the decimal places, no luck there. I don't seem to have a B button on my control panel, but yes, for this program I just need the index rather than an actual C axis function. I will need the C axis in future though...
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    Fanuc 16i-T Engage C Axis

    Hi all, Machine is a Hardinge Quest 8/51 XYZCC lathe with Fanuc 16i-T. I'm trying to manually write a program to do some simple X/Y milling with driven tooling however I'm struggling to get the C axis to do anything at all in MDI mode. Simple command, I want to do G00 C180. I keep getting...
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    Help choosing a used turning centre! Hardinge, Nakamura, Tongtai...

    I think you're right, I need the Y axis capability. Is there anything I should know about the Hardinge? I'm struggling to find a Fanuc 16i post for Fusion 360.
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    Help choosing a used turning centre! Hardinge, Nakamura, Tongtai...

    Hi all Need some help choosing a machine from a shortlist of 3 please! Consider me a complete amateur to these machines, I'm moving on from an Emco PC Turn 120... This will be my first machine with a sub spindle and live tooling, I use Fusion 360 for post and I'm happy I can program for a sub...
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    Using A Laser Marker For Cutting?

    Thanks - how much did one of those set you back?
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    Using A Laser Marker For Cutting?

    The machine won't be marking full time - maybe a day or so a week. Our production work is all small batches. We've wasted considerable money recently subbing out laser work (as we normally do) only to find there was a mistake or a clash. Being able to make a single part in house before...
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    Using A Laser Marker For Cutting?

    Hi all Please don't flame me for this! We are a small rapid prototyping shop with little space and small budgets. We're desperate for a fibre laser marker. I've found a Chinese company I like who has been giving solid advice and seem the most likely to provide after sales support. Please don't...
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    RFQ: Centreless Grinding, UK

    I couldn't find any finished tube, that was my first and favourite option. Thanks for the offer Sable, but I would like to find someone local. It's Nylon (which I know can be happily centreless ground), I can probably better describe the tolerance as 6.95 +/-0.05mm but realistically anywhere...
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    RFQ: Centreless Grinding, UK

    Thanks I did have a google and sent out some RFQs by email and got a quote by phone. I thought the forum would be a good place to post too. The only outfits that could give me a quote so far were big commercial companies - and I feel their quotes reflected that.
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    RFQ: Centreless Grinding, UK

    Hi all I have about 1000x 30mm length plastic tubes with varying ODs and eccentricities of 7.00 - 7.15 mm that I need ground to 7.00 -0.1mm. I'm happy to pitch in with the work (based in south east England) if it helps bring the cost down at all. Thanks
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    Laser Cutting Post Processing - Sticky Gunk & Spatter Removal

    Cheers. The plastic coating, whatever it is, does come off with some effort but it leaves behind a lot of sticky burnt residue which takes time to remove. It's the residue that I want to dissolve, without having to resort to buying commercial "sticky stuff remover" in bulk. I know, I get what I...
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    Laser Cutting Post Processing - Sticky Gunk & Spatter Removal

    Hi all Hope you appreciate my use of technical terms like "sticky gunk". For what it's worth I'm a home gamer so some of the things that are obvious to the more experienced of you I'll be totally oblivious to. I've had a batch of parts cut at a laser cutting factory I use because they're...
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    Hand Winding Springs - With a Twist (Help please!)

    Thanks Denis - I've not been heat treating, only stress relieving (much, much lower temp). Good to see that red heat has worked somewhat though, I will try that next.
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    Hand Winding Springs - With a Twist (Help please!)

    Cheers Trev, trouble is it's not $300 for 50 - MOQ is 250 so I need to spend $1500 to get my 50 springs. In answer to other posts, I'm using "pre-tempered" wire and stress relieving it. It's being straightened by the device with 3x bearings and a MIG nozzle in the second pic; which is...
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    Hand Winding Springs - With a Twist (Help please!)

    Thanks, that was my first port of call; MOQ for commercially made is 250 springs, starting at about $6 each. I bought 4.4lbs of music wire for about $45, which is enough to make about 120 springs. I really need to exhaust all other options before I have these commercially made I've just...
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