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  1. doug925

    Anybody have all the 9000 series macros for a renishaw OTS,probe, etc, on a 2007 VF-4, to share?

    Something has happened to our macros. We cannot get the Table Probe (tool lengths) to operate, and the consensus is corrupt or missing macros.We were considering dowloading & saving all the current 9000 programs to a USB, delete the 9000 programs on the machine, then re-load them from provided...
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    Sliding markup percentage for small to large cost for subbing out work

    Hi all. I just came across a situation that I've not faced in 26 years of business. If you had a $1000 cost for subbing work to another shop, what percentage markup would you go with? I would shoot typically shoot for 10-25%, [part AND customer (payment history) depending] What about $10K, 100K...
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    Do any manufacturers make a portable, coolant recycling machine with BOTH tramp oil and particulate removal

    I need to buy a sump / drum vac like the Exair coolant vacuum, with the particulate filters. (at a bare minimum) I would also like to remove the tramp oil from the coolant at the same time as particulate filtering. Lastly, can something like this (if it exists) be had for less than $5K? Thanks...
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    Okuma OSP200L, Genos Lathe, milling a circular pocket in soft jaws with an axial live tool

    I am using an axial, 3/8" em, and want to mill a Ø.672" pocket @ X0.0, in my soft jaws about 0.02" deep. (as a test) Any help will be appreciated! Non working program follows: G00 X20. Z20. T0909 (3/8 4FL AXIAL M TOOL) M110 M146 M15 G94 SB=3000 M13 G00 Z.1 X.297 (math= Ø.672-.375 = .297...
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    How to mill a circular pocket in the face of soft jaws, OSP200L, Genos Lathe

    I am using an axial, 3/8" em, and want to mill a Ø.672" pocket @ X0.0, in my soft jaws about 0.02" deep. (as a test) Any help will be appreciated! Non working program follows: G00 X20. Z20. T0909 (3/8 4FL AXIAL M TOOL) M110 M146 M15 G94 SB=3000 M13 G00 Z.1 X.297 (math= Ø.672-.375 = .297...
  6. doug925

    Okuma OSP 200L cheats and hacks to remove time wasting safety stuff.

    I have a '12 Genos L300M, and outside of remote mounting the door interlock, and being able to change the absolute x&z to the max distance from the chuck, what else is there? Can the spindle be turned on at a M01 or M00? (think polish with scotch brite) Is there a way to keep the turret...
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    I'm tired. Tired and I don't think I have any left in me, to give my company

    After 25 years in business, I am tired. Tired of being tired. We made it over the hump, once. You know what I mean: you finally have enough in the bank to absorb the typical, monthly, kick in the teeth that robs your savings. I have sunk $150K (of my own savings/ retirement) into this...
  8. doug925

    Update: Order awarded and complete: 50/100/150/200 & 250 pcs each

    Hey all, I am looking for pricing on 2 items. (overflow for us) The quantities for each part are: 50 /100 /150 /200 & 250 pcs Delivery requested would be 4-6 weeks ARO. Both items will require material certs/ test reports. Notes: SH015 The threads are both 'Class 2 A' We will handle the laser...
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    Anyone have diminsions for a 326-455 Pontiac, valve cover, or head?

    I have a pair of valve cover spacers that need a small oring groove cut on the top and bottom. (really just a splash guard, not really sealing, per the customer) The ends are elliptical (at least my comparator seems to think) and I get different radii each time I use the shadow probe. If anyone...
  10. doug925

    FREE! SMW 8" 4th axis w/ controller & tailstock. AND Haas 5C, w/ controller

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/tooling-parts-and-accessories-for-sale-or-wanted/free-smw-8-4th-axis-w-controller-tailstock-haas-5c-w-controller-396117/ Doug
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    FREE! SMW 8" 4th axis w/ controller & tailstock. AND Haas 5C, w/ controller

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/tooling-parts-and-accessories-for-sale-or-wanted/free-smw-8-4th-axis-w-controller-tailstock-haas-5c-w-controller-396117/ So everybody can see it.
  12. doug925

    FREE! SMW 8" 4th axis w/ controller & tailstock. Haas 5C, w/ controller

    FREE to the first person/ 's who gets to my shop @ Hooks Airport. I do not need them any longer. They do not have a home (5S) I have tried to give these away to guys I know locally. Everyone wants them, but nobody ever shows up to pick them up. I purchased both off the Bay. I never even...
  13. doug925

    WTB: Houston - 50-100 CFM (?cycling?) Refrigerated Compressed Air Dryer

    Hi all. I am looking for a 50-100 CFM, refrigerated, compressed air, dryer. A cycling dryer would be preferable, but not a deal breaker by any means. I am pairing it with a Kaeser SM10 (max 42 CFM @ 125psi) and tank farm. The compressor unloads at 125 psi, and after the tank farm, regulated...
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    Genos L300m OPS200L, Bar pull with M110 (c-axis) engaged, machine hangs up.

    Hi all. I am attempting to pull some 7/16" 303, hex, while I am in M110, to align the hex flats with the flats on my bar puller. (picture attached) https://bettersolutionsinc.com/Content/Images/royal_compact_cnc_bar_puller.jpg I set C zero after indicating the flats on the hex parallel with x...
  15. doug925

    Best material choice for sleeve removal tool: Tool Steel, 41XX, 52100, ???

    Hi all. I have been asked by a customer to provide clamping jaws to facilitate the removal of pressed on sleeves. They are currently using a custom machined, bearing clamp / puller. (see attached pics) The sleeves have a 0.100 x 0.0216" (radial depth) ring groove on the OD that will register the...
  16. doug925

    What method be to line ream (hone) 2 installed bushings that need 0.0007 to 0.0013"

    What method be to line ream (hone) 2 installed bushings that need 0.0007 to 0.0013" Four parts just arrived in shop and need to be line 'reamed' :confused: (incorrect process) to true up two bushings taht are separated by 3" from inner side to inner side, and 5" out side to outside. The...
  17. doug925

    Do the physical properties of 4340HT (249-301 BHN) chage when torched?

    I have 12 pcs to quote. The parts are about 300#'s of 4340HT, and need repairs to the bottom surface of the counterbores. The Ø2.5" bolts that held the piece down for 10 years, were rusted to the main part. The end user used either an Oxyacetylene torch, or an oxy lance to remove the bolt heads...
  18. doug925

    Price Check requested on a job I just finished (reason for $ check below)

    Hey all! Happy belated Turkey day. The job: Bore and internal broach a keyway, to accept a 1" keyed shaft Material: Customer supplied, pre-cut to length, Ø1.937" x 20" lg. 1018crs Machine: Genos L300M, live tooled, 2" bar machine. Qty: 11 pcs Work scope: Prep work: face and chamfer x 1/16...
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    Please delete this double post

    Please delete me...double post
  20. doug925

    MDI commanded Ttttt to move X axis, and Z MOVES too!!! Why?

    I am linking a video of the problem. Syntax changes to the command line do not make any difference. T080808 or T0808 etc... (FYI, I have the Z max limit set 1" from crashing into the tailstock) Sometimes it will move both axis, but not always. I am confused, to say the least. Can anyone shed...
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