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  1. Here is one starting point, I have found it...

    Here is one starting point, I have found it useful when I was transitioning from woodworking to metal machining.
    Metal cutting knowledge >> Technical guide from Sandvik Coromant
  2. Thread: NotePad ++

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    Great thing about Notepad++ is it also makes it...

    Great thing about Notepad++ is it also makes it very easy to define your own syntax highlighting. From the menu, Language -> Define your language...
    Very useful if you have a dialect that is not...
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    I had a similar problem and solved it by lowering...

    I had a similar problem and solved it by lowering the baud rate a little. That was with a machine with -2 boards, so YMMV.
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    Another vote for an older Mazak with Mazatrol. I...

    Another vote for an older Mazak with Mazatrol. I have an '89 QT8 with T32-2 control, love mazatrol for the simple parts I do. Parts, parameters and manuals are available from Mazak (not cheap, but...
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    My '84 I posted about earlier is still going...

    My '84 I posted about earlier is still going strong, but at times I really want a full enclosure and a faster control. I can't really envision anything from another manufacturer under $10k-$15k that...
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    Can you get a tool number to show up if you...

    Can you get a tool number to show up if you manually command a tool change with "TC,1"?
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    Touch off tool on 4" block (or whatever your tool...

    Touch off tool on 4" block (or whatever your tool setting reference is). Take note of Z value, let's call this Z1.

    Touch off tool on desired Z0 for your fixture offset. Take note of this Z value...
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    Perhaps a component of some vacuum workholding...

    Perhaps a component of some vacuum workholding system?
  9. That seems significantly better than the...

    That seems significantly better than the materials I mentioned. I will look into this, thank you!
  10. Any print on demand services offering Nylon 6 for SLS printing?

    I have a product family that I've prototyped in PA2200/PA12 Nylons, but would really benefit from the increased heat resistance of Nylon 6. I found a couple press release-type articles stating that a...
  11. I sent these guys a ballscrew from my Mazak for...

    I sent these guys a ballscrew from my Mazak for rebuild, IIRC based on recommendations here on PM. Unsuprisingly, it was too far gone for rebuilding (very abused machine I resurrected) but they were...
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    Seconding D Nelson's suggestion. Because Fadal...

    Seconding D Nelson's suggestion. Because Fadal naming conventions are so limited and onboard memory usually fairly small I don't bother with any organizational scheme for files that are in machine...
  13. Clarifying for the OP, very few Fadals had Fanuc...

    Clarifying for the OP, very few Fadals had Fanuc control hardware. I think it's best to avoid those. Fadals with CNC88 or 88HS control hardware are very easy from the service side, all control...
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    H0 does the same thing as G49, tool offset...

    H0 does the same thing as G49, tool offset cancel. This might be a format 2 quirk, never needed this on a format 1 machine.
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    If cutting dry, route a shop vac near the cutting...

    If cutting dry, route a shop vac near the cutting tool...suck up the chips before they go everywhere. 2.5" Loc-line works great.
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    Yes that is correct. My method, Perry's, kazlx's...

    Yes that is correct. My method, Perry's, kazlx's and the tool setting routine are all doing essentially the same thing in this regard, just using slightly different procedures.
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    It's fine unless for some reason you have changed...

    It's fine unless for some reason you have changed the default home position on your Fadal to some weird spot. I know some people do this but why I will never understand, the default home position on...
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    It's pretty simple and mostly done out of force...

    It's pretty simple and mostly done out of force of habit since when I learned how to run my Fadal when it had early version control boards with no toolsetter utility.

    Load tools into carousel and...
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    Fadal Z0 with no offset active is the toolchange...

    Fadal Z0 with no offset active is the toolchange position. Well above where anything bad could happen.
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    If you're setting your tools using a 4" block and...

    If you're setting your tools using a 4" block and using the tool setting routine, you should be entering a 4" Z fixture offset in the setting routine and the Z value for E1 should be zero. This is...
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    How are you setting your tool and fixture offsets...

    How are you setting your tool and fixture offsets though?
  22. FYI for those of you that are having issues with...

    FYI for those of you that are having issues with getting the HSMWorks license to activate, Autodesk just released an update to solve this issue. This has fixed my problem where HSMWorks would not...
  23. This is awesome, thanks for the heads up. I use...

    This is awesome, thanks for the heads up. I use HSMXpress supplemented with Fusion360 for 3D toolpaths and this will simplify my workflow greatly.
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    Take all this with a grain of salt as I don't...

    Take all this with a grain of salt as I don't have your machine but I do have a QT8 made around the same time. Looking up your machine it appears to be of a similar configuration.
    Mine had an...
  25. I'm sorry, I don't really understand your...

    I'm sorry, I don't really understand your situation. You're borrowing a lathe but the lender won't let you use it to make your own parts?
    If you're not able practice at a slow and deliberate pace,...
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