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  1. Thread: M2 Form Tapping

    by AARONT
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    Maybe I missed it, but when are the taps...

    Maybe I missed it, but when are the taps snapping? Do you have a little chamfer at the top of the hole for leadin? Have you validated the hole size after drilling?
    I agree with 1.8mm drill being...
  2. I have. But then again I found out I developed an...

    I have. But then again I found out I developed an allergic reaction to a preservative that's used in most coolants. So I have had the issue with most cutting fluids.

    When was the last time the...
  3. The amount of batshit crazy in this forum is...

    The amount of batshit crazy in this forum is incredible.
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    Keep it soft. They'll be fine.

    Keep it soft. They'll be fine.
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    False. It's actually a very useful tool. There's...

    False. It's actually a very useful tool. There's a ton of useful apps for the shop, along with being able to take pictures of setups and just dump em right into the part folder on the network. If you...
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    We get it. You don't like Carbide Bob. Dualkits...

    We get it. You don't like Carbide Bob. Dualkits talking about the norwegian that shall not be named.

    Relax and go have a drink.
  7. That looks like a process for skiving to me.

    That looks like a process for skiving to me.
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    Don't be jealous we have real cheese and not that...

    Don't be jealous we have real cheese and not that wiz crap.

    You are not providing good help. You just want to be the Practical Machinist police and put down people any chance you get.

    What...
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    I did take my advice. I gave the guy some useful...

    I did take my advice. I gave the guy some useful information. He's on an internet forum and you're going to piss and moan about a long paragraph and punctuation. I highly doubt his resume matches.
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    I don't think your instructors were lying to you...

    I don't think your instructors were lying to you about the jobs. Up until May of this year everyone I knew was going gang busters, and then a bunch of work dried up.

    Your best bet is to find a...
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    Maybe you could quit being a dick and put out...

    Maybe you could quit being a dick and put out some useful information or just be quiet.
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    Then don't read it and go somewhere else.

    Then don't read it and go somewhere else.
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    What's the material? I've had issues with them...

    What's the material? I've had issues with them when running prehard or clamping too hard on tool steel.
  14. If you have a lathe grooving tool you could clamp...

    If you have a lathe grooving tool you could clamp it in a vise and put the part in a collet and put it in the spindle and use the mill like a lathe. A 1/2"Øx 1/32" keyway cutter would be close, but...
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    Nope. I haven't had an earring in for almost 20...

    Nope. I haven't had an earring in for almost 20 years. Holes are still there. The lobes don't shrink back.
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    If you're only doing 2.5axis work, then stick...

    If you're only doing 2.5axis work, then stick with Solidcam for now. It's free since it comes with Solidworks, and as previously stated is a base version of Camworks.
  17. I could be wrong on this as we have been...

    I could be wrong on this as we have been modifying only one type of bolt carrier. But I believe typically they are made from 8620, then ferritic nitrocarburized, then black oxide coated(no...
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    This handy chart will help explain whats going on...

    This handy chart will help explain whats going on with the numbers.264623
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    This. Also, for the blanket order. Don't forget...

    This. Also, for the blanket order. Don't forget to add in an inventory charge for having parts sit on your shelves along with an added charge for interest on dollars tied up in the job. These should...
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    Jashley73 beat me to it.

    Jashley73 beat me to it.
  21. What machine are you running this on? You will...

    What machine are you running this on? You will get better answers with machine info.
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    You're still better off running carbide. It'll be...

    You're still better off running carbide. It'll be more rigid and last longer.
  23. [Description} The Q-setter mode was selected...

    [Description} The Q-setter mode was selected without performing manual reference point return.
    [Remedy] Perform manual reference point return.

    (I'm not sure if this will fix it. Just throwing it...
  24. Personally I like the associates/technical degree...

    Personally I like the associates/technical degree better, because it shows you have worked on projects from start to finish. It also shows you have been introduced in multiple areas, ie turning,...
  25. Thanks for breaking that all out Bob. That is all...

    Thanks for breaking that all out Bob. That is all very good info.

    Thanks to everyone else for the thoughts.

    As for talking to current instructors. I am familiar with all but a couple of them. I...
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