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    FS Autocon Dynapath Delta 40-MU CNC Control

    Complete Autocon Dynapath Delta 40-MU control box taken from a 1994 Lagunmatic 3516-SX. The control works perfectly and is being sold as a complete working unit. I decided to retrofit my control...
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    Roboris Eureka was mentioned earlier - we use...

    Roboris Eureka was mentioned earlier - we use this. It allows you to edit the g-code by hand, simulate, and then export but it won't edit toolpaths on it's own (outside of arc fitting or condensing...
  3. Before you move forward I suggest looking into...

    Before you move forward I suggest looking into CAMWorks. SOLIDWORKS is integrating it into the 2018 version under the name SOLIDWORKS CAM.

    Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk
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    Hi Bill, Thank you for your generous offer. I...

    Hi Bill,

    Thank you for your generous offer. I have 3 blades j would like to ship today. How should I indicate on the order form I am from PM?
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    I forgot to answer your second question. We use a...

    I forgot to answer your second question. We use a simple text editor (usually ECedit which installs with the UPG) to code the post files. No special software, just an understanding of how the many...
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    That post reference is the only one I have as...

    That post reference is the only one I have as well, but I know the language has been updated since I stopped writing posts. I will check if Geometric has an updated reference guide.

    Simple edit:...
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    I figured I'd chime in since I happen to work in...

    I figured I'd chime in since I happen to work in the CAM division of GoEngineer, and years back I wrote the majority of the post-processors.

    During my time as the post-writer, we actually would...
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    Thanks for the tips, guys. I'm going to hold off...

    Thanks for the tips, guys. I'm going to hold off on the gantry crane, so I'll need to get creative with the engine hoist. I'm working in tight quarters so I don't have enough room to pull it from the...
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    You're right - the shims are definitely...

    You're right - the shims are definitely "aftermarket." You can see them in the photo below (is this the keeper? its the part that sits underneath the hardened way and prevents the table from lifting)...
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    At this point I was ready to pull the table. I...

    At this point I was ready to pull the table. I started to position the engine hoist and quickly realized my plan was foiled - the hoist can't be positioned close enough to the machine to grab the...
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    I measured a larger batch of balls this weekend,...

    I measured a larger batch of balls this weekend, about 50 in total. The numbers aren't perfect, but it was sort of close to 50/50 .1883" and .1879". There were some balls that measured as high as...
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    Yes, good call. I hadn't heard of Baltec so I...

    Yes, good call. I hadn't heard of Baltec so I visited their site and there is a lot of good info there. I have some more research to do on the topic...

    I don't mind waiting for new balls to arrive...
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    Thanks for the input guys. I agree I'm also a...

    Thanks for the input guys. I agree I'm also a little confused about the ratio of ball sizes. You've given me some good advice to follow before re-installing the screw.

    In the grand scheme of...
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    The dark balls were not uniformly darker color -...

    The dark balls were not uniformly darker color - I believe the darkness comes from corrosion. I focused on measuring shiny balls for that reason but I did measure some of the darker ones as well. I...
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    I measured about 20 of the balls. Most were...

    I measured about 20 of the balls. Most were 0.1883/0.1884" but about 25% were 0.1880" so not sure what to make of that. Is that a large enough difference to interpret as having a load ball and spacer...
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    I agree. Especially when a I was told a rebuild...

    I agree. Especially when a I was told a rebuild was "limited to the ball nut being reused, polish, and reloaded with the correct fitted balls." So essentially what I'll be doing on my own.

    I...
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    I didn't! For some reason I thought you had...

    I didn't! For some reason I thought you had recommended Barnes. I will contact them for a second opinion - thanks for the reference.

    Another point you made is that I used the wrong feeler gauge...
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    Hoping to make some progress on the Z screw this...

    Hoping to make some progress on the Z screw this week!

    I've been cleaning the corrosion with kerosene and a brash wire brush and it seems to work well. I flooded the ball nut with lube and used...
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    I did a webinar on my experiences with casting...

    I did a webinar on my experiences with casting urethane alongside 3D printed molds/patterns. I am pretty new to the process myself so I think the webinar could be helpful

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    Really difficult to fit a solid engineering...

    Really difficult to fit a solid engineering education into a Minor. But...

    Statics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials will be the 3 basic courses for ME. I would consider it extremely important...
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    You're right, it probably is best especially...

    You're right, it probably is best especially since I am so deep into it already. I just want to be careful about letting this slip into becoming a full-blown rebuild. I enjoy these projects but I've...
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    Good catch! I was testing with a .015" gauge - no...

    Good catch! I was testing with a .015" gauge - no wonder it felt like an impenetrable wall. Not sure what I was even thinking there... I tried as low as .006" unsuccessfully but even that is huge now...
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    Thanks again for all the help and encouragement....

    Thanks again for all the help and encouragement. I wrote the machine dealer this morning essentially saying that it was impossible the machine was "up and running" when it was shut down because it...
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    I started the night by checking the way...

    I started the night by checking the way clearances with a feeler gauge like Richard suggested. I couldn't get the 0.015" gauge to slip under any of the wipers I still had installed or between the...
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    I took some photos of the front portion of the...

    I took some photos of the front portion of the Y-axis last night. Are those witness marks on the ways evidence of a turcite pad? There is some discoloration on the way but the screw is shiny bright....
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