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  1. Bore a pilot hole when turning the od, then pick...

    Bore a pilot hole when turning the od, then pick up pilot on each part?
  2. In cam, no. Free hand i don't know

    In cam, no. Free hand i don't know
  3. Have to get an actual measurement of the ball...

    Have to get an actual measurement of the ball size, but probably find these when searching for lathe coolant items.

    McMaster-Carr
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    Mild steel? What's that??? :D

    Mild steel? What's that??? :D
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    What version? If one of the newer ones, click...

    What version? If one of the newer ones, click file>configuration.

    You can also customize your ribbons and right mouse. For right mouse, click file>options.
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    Check McMaster Carr. probably have something...

    Check McMaster Carr. probably have something close enough for a quick mod.
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    ?? Why would I need tool life for a few parts?...

    ?? Why would I need tool life for a few parts? Make to print and on to next job. But ya, we rarely make more than 50 of something so tool life isn't an issue, especially in aluminum and brass....
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    I interviewed at a place that wanted me to...

    I interviewed at a place that wanted me to program a part with Mastercam. What a disaster! I asked what machine and he said oh just pick one (:rolleyes5:) oookkaayy.... How are we holding the part,...
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    I was just feeling like that, too much of the...

    I was just feeling like that, too much of the same stuff, but we are getting a new machine AGAIN so... :D
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    As far as overseas travel. I have done that, if...

    As far as overseas travel. I have done that, if you haven't, most people will say "absolutely" but when reality sets in, and you are spending 16+ hours on a plane..... :ack2:
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    We use regukar hss or cobalt form taps for...

    We use regukar hss or cobalt form taps for aluminum and brass. Either uncoated or TiCN....
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    A sharp point will be fine in aluminum and brass....

    A sharp point will be fine in aluminum and brass. We do it all the time .003" deep, sometimes letters as small as .030" tall. And the tool OP linked looks like it would fine for deburring as well,...
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    Sounds like you missed a step... When I...

    Sounds like you missed a step...

    When I finally learned enough about programming to advertise (ie my updated resume) myself as such my pay scale went up from setup guy.
  14. First thing I would look at is why you have up to...

    First thing I would look at is why you have up to .003 variance cutting in a strip. I've cut smaller parts in the 10-15 per strip range and with pockets on both sides it holds fine.
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    I would imagine most newer machines have multiple...

    I would imagine most newer machines have multiple ways to measure tool life. Even Haas has load monitoring and tool life in the cut time. I think the *secret* is getting to where you know what the...
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    Nothing wrong with Haas. We use ONLY Haas...

    Nothing wrong with Haas. We use ONLY Haas machines and hold tenths all day.
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    Ya I never liked using the bottom for Z zero....

    Ya I never liked using the bottom for Z zero. Sounds great, bottom of vise always zero, no touching Z....

    Do you always (or mostly) keep the same tools in machine? Don't you have to touch them off...
  18. Not knowing the function, but a semi-educated...

    Not knowing the function, but a semi-educated guess as this is what we do at work (machine and assemble/build electrical units), that seal isn't doing anything. I don't think I've ever seen a box...
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    Was reading the drilling holes thread and clicked...

    Was reading the drilling holes thread and clicked the link to this one. Seems he was soooo smart in this thread and knew everything, but he asks how to quote holes? :rolleyes5:

    Yep "setting up a...
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    Those diamond burnishing tools are spendy for...

    Those diamond burnishing tools are spendy for sure!

    Precision Tooling by Cogsdill - Specialists in Hole and Surface Finishing

    I want to say when we got a quote for an 80mm tool it was somewhere...
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    What about this? Chip Tray Filter Kit...

    What about this?

    Chip Tray Filter Kit

    You could replace the coarse material they use with regular paper filter for coolant/liquids?
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    I have no idea.

    I have no idea.
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    My opinion, fwiw, if you cobble this together and...

    My opinion, fwiw, if you cobble this together and make it work, the boss will never buy the upgrade to the Haas kit. Why would he, if it works...
  24. I think what he means is the software will...

    I think what he means is the software will 'slice' (create layers) a fairly large file in next to no time and you can preview (similar to a simulation) what the print will look like with supports and...
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    I think the easiest solution is to bore a press...

    I think the easiest solution is to bore a press fit hole for the magnet. Make the rod diameter a little larger maybe if you already have the magnets you want to use.
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