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    I agree with Zahnrad Kopf 100%, there is no...

    I agree with Zahnrad Kopf 100%, there is no simple answer to that with all the variables in 4axis machining. I like to keep it no taller than 4.000in and no more than 10 degrees taper for precision....
  2. Im bias but Sodick in my opinion. I've been...

    Im bias but Sodick in my opinion.

    I've been running a Sodick Wire EDM since 2008 (AQ537L Premium), always has been reliable and tech support has always been great. The Service Dept. has always...
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    Seems like you are doing the right stuff, and...

    Seems like you are doing the right stuff, and dont have a slug bouncing around in there. RJT is right about any interruption in the cut can have affects on the wire itself. You'll just have to tinker...
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    I see, that is kind of odd. I noticed you said...

    I see, that is kind of odd. I noticed you said "cutting a slug out"...Is that a solid plate when you start? Or are they somewhat roughed in before you get it? Could be once you get to those point in...
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    Check the holes for chips from drilling them....

    Check the holes for chips from drilling them. Chips can cause wire breaks and/or lead to short circut while cutting.
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    I have B&S 6" 599-579-5 (black dial face)calipers...

    I have B&S 6" 599-579-5 (black dial face)calipers bought in 2010 out of a B&S catalog. Still say Swiss Made on the dial face. I also have 2 Best Test indicators (.0001) and (.0005) bought in...
  7. Thread: Part allignment

    by jz814
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    So with two different diameters on the top to...

    So with two different diameters on the top to bottom you are cutting a cone, correct? Are you cutting with a 4xis program? How much stock are you removing from the part? I'm not sure why you would...
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    I talked to Sodick today the guy thinks "R-Unit"...

    I talked to Sodick today the guy thinks "R-Unit" is referring to a Resistor Pak Fan. So I need to open the cabinets and start checking some fans. He is going to look more into it and get back to me.
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    Ya im going to call in, they are always helpful,...

    Ya im going to call in, they are always helpful, its great.
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    Sodick Wire EDM Alarm

    Hey Guys,
    Curious if anyone has had a E00307 alarm on a Sodick machine. The alarm said "Abnormal Temp of R-Unit", I'm not sure what they mean by R-Unit...
    I have a few book/manuals I've been...
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    I use CMM Manager, we have a Nikon ULTRA LK V...

    I use CMM Manager, we have a Nikon ULTRA LK V that it runs on. It's the only CMM software I have any experience with. It is very simple to use, we import models right from Solid Workds and it...
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    If I had to cut big plates of graphite like that,...

    If I had to cut big plates of graphite like that, I would be thinking about getting them cut on a waterjet if possible. It would make quick work out of that.
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    Hey nlancaster, Just an idea to help limit the...

    Hey nlancaster,
    Just an idea to help limit the belly as much as possible, if it is a tube your cutting these off of you can put some round stock in the OD to make it as a "SOLID" piece.
  14. Thread: CMM Fixturing

    by jz814
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    I can't say which printer would be best, but I...

    I can't say which printer would be best, but I use ABS molds/fixtures off the printer all the time for various things. I've made some fixture for holding parts are the CMM, depending on what you...
  15. I'm not familiar with Mitsubishi wires, but as a...

    I'm not familiar with Mitsubishi wires, but as a wire guy I can give you my opinion.

    Wires can be tricky especially when you are new to the process. There are many factors when cutting with a...
  16. Hey just for some clarity, you have a slot in a...

    Hey just for some clarity, you have a slot in a part the runs thru .125 thick material that steps down to .045 thickness? And you are seeing a .008 difference in slot width once it gets to the .045...
  17. I'm not familiar with Mits WIRE EDM but what are...

    I'm not familiar with Mits WIRE EDM but what are your conditions? Are both the upper and lower heads flush with the part or open upper or both open? Hows your flushing?
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    I would stay with Sodick. You have 2 and they...

    I would stay with Sodick. You have 2 and they work great, the new Sodick can slide right it and start running with little to no training. Your consumables will be the same, maintenance, and service....
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    Karlo Is it your final skim? Is the machine...

    Karlo
    Is it your final skim? Is the machine alarming out with a Low Dielectric Fluid Alarm (H00161) or Abnormal drian (E00243)? I have had to replace the Upper Float Limit Switch on my AQ537L in...
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    Man that sounds rough not having a chair to sit...

    Man that sounds rough not having a chair to sit in all day. I work in a 20 employee precision tool and die shop and we all have our own desk,chair, and computers. We are very fortunate to have these...
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    Keep in mind when working with tight tolerances...

    Keep in mind when working with tight tolerances especially on gage blocks and pins, temperature is a big factor. Good choice to call in and ask.
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    What is your Resistivity level at? I know on my...

    What is your Resistivity level at? I know on my Sodick AQ537L I tend to see more water marks/rust when my level is low around 55,000. If I am concerned about getting rust or water marks I tend to...
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    Ive had this issue in the past. One time my...

    Ive had this issue in the past. One time my compact cylinder that controls the open and closing of the upper guide went bad and had to replace it. The other times i've had this issue was using a...
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    I have a LP33W control on my sodick. Same as...

    I have a LP33W control on my sodick. Same as Mike1974 posted, uses the M02 at the end of the program and stays there until you hit the home button on your control, and that will take you back to the...
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    Are you dropping any slugs off of the part? It...

    Are you dropping any slugs off of the part? It doesn't take much movement to loose .0005 tolerance on concentricity. Maybe switch your program around so you could stop and double check your zero...
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