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  1. Ishira, Hopefully some other can jump in and...

    Ishira,

    Hopefully some other can jump in and share their suggestions and checklists for your specific Fanuc machines, but below is a link to a Makino Webinar that discusses the general needs and...
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    Panscan, What machine control do you have on...

    Panscan,

    What machine control do you have on your U86...is this an MGW-K or MGW-S control?

    The MGW-S Control had a dedicated 2-Hole Pick-Up Cycle, but this was not available on the MGW-K...
  3. DanyEDM, This issue sounds more and more like...

    DanyEDM,

    This issue sounds more and more like a machine Parameter problem! I will need to check with the Makino Service Team to see if they can dig up the Parameter settings for the Jump Speed...
  4. amyjohnson, The top of the granite surface...

    amyjohnson,

    The top of the granite surface should be indicated, as this provides a much large area for leveling.

    - Brian
  5. DanyEDM, Are you seeing the Error Message ONLY...

    DanyEDM,

    Are you seeing the Error Message ONLY in Side-Burn operations? Do you see the Error Message during Z-Axis machining too?

    - Brian
  6. DanyEDM, Have you tried inputting a value for...

    DanyEDM,

    Have you tried inputting a value for the A-Jump setting in the G132 Special Settings command line to force the machine's jump motion to a specific speed?

    I suggest changing your G132...
  7. DanyEDM, It sounds like you are doing all the...

    DanyEDM,

    It sounds like you are doing all the right things, and I am happy to hear that you are able to produce good parts!

    Are you able to share a copy of your program (a picture from your...
  8. bfisher75, Wire EDMing tungsten alloy...

    bfisher75,

    Wire EDMing tungsten alloy materials should not tax your DI-Resin like you are describing. It sounds like you might have a sensor issue...have you checked and cleaned the conductivity...
  9. jhov, The Commonwealth EDM-244 is an excellent...

    jhov,

    The Commonwealth EDM-244 is an excellent fluid, but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND moving up to a full synthetic fluid such as Commonwealth SuperSupreme. Any conventional mineral-based EDM fluid (such...
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    Levithan, What machine make and model do you...

    Levithan,

    What machine make and model do you have? I'm sure the PM Community can jump in and help on what filters your machine requires.

    As for the amount of debris you are seeing during...
  11. Please reach out to SST-Consumables...

    Please reach out to SST-Consumables (800-336-7283), and they carry Commonwealth, IonoPlus, and have also introduced the new SuperSpark Blue full synthetic EDM oil.

    SST Consumables | Homepage

    -...
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    Mr. Mechanical, Congrats on your new purchase...

    Mr. Mechanical,

    Congrats on your new purchase decision! I am sure Makino and the U6 HEAT machine will exceed your expectations and I wish you the best of luck with it! :)

    Please let me know if...
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    Mr. Mechanical, The Makino Wire EDM products...

    Mr. Mechanical,

    The Makino Wire EDM products do vary in their standard content and configuration in the different global markets.

    In North America, Makino brings in the U-Series Wire EDM's...
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    plastidreams, Makino does have an identical...

    plastidreams,

    Makino does have an identical function to the Power Master called EZ-Cut that is located on the RUN screen of the machine. This function has been around for close to 20 years, and...
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    G-Auto, I am sorry to learn of your bad...

    G-Auto,

    I am sorry to learn of your bad experience with Makino. I work for Makino and I would like to offer my help and assistance if you are open to it.

    -Brian
  16. For the record...this is the proper way to store...

    For the record...this is the proper way to store unused wire so that is does not slip on the spool and get wrapped underneath itself. It's even better is you can keep the wire covered too to prevent...
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    Luke, Using a larger micron rated filter will...

    Luke,

    Using a larger micron rated filter will not impact general machining of Steel materials. The 10-micron filters are not just for Aluminum...they can be used for any material application...
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    ClappedOutBport, The cost of EDM Rotary Tables...

    ClappedOutBport,

    The cost of EDM Rotary Tables have always come with sticker shock! :)

    The reality is that the Rotary Table design and construction has to be very different for an EDM because...
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    Luke, What micron rated filter are you using...

    Luke,

    What micron rated filter are you using in your machine, and how many machining passes do you typically perform? In most cases, using a 10 micron rated filter will yield greater life,...
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    Hess, What Makino EDM model do you have, and...

    Hess,

    What Makino EDM model do you have, and what version control is it? Have you tried to contact Makino Technical Support at 1-888-625-4664?

    - Brian
  21. RJT, This shouldn't cause any issues, but be...

    RJT,

    This shouldn't cause any issues, but be sure to have your stacks tight and secure! I have more concern about properly holding the sandwich stack than I do the different material types. ...
  22. JS, Have you been able to resolve your machine...

    JS,

    Have you been able to resolve your machine issue, and have you called in to the Technical Support system?

    I had one other thought and question that I left off my last reply...

    - What...
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    The Dude (see what I did there :)), The 0.016"...

    The Dude (see what I did there :)),

    The 0.016" Technology is currently only available on the U6 size platform, but this could change in the future.

    It IS possible to perform Roughing using the...
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    Marcus, You are not far off on your speed...

    Marcus,

    You are not far off on your speed estimates, but we are looking at each application individually to determine the speed benefits of this new capability. Makino has taken a different...
  25. Mazak Man, Makino does offer a special high...

    Mazak Man,

    Makino does offer a special high accuracy EDM Drill machine that is integrated into our high-end EDAF-Series Sinker EDMs, and we call this package Fine Hole EDMing. These EDAF-Fine...
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