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  1. Hi All: I turn a lot of screws with buttonheads,...

    Hi All:
    I turn a lot of screws with buttonheads, and the heads need to have a very fine finish.
    The orientation of the parts is the same as these parts and some of the problems will be the same...
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    Hi Shane: I understand and believe you that the...

    Hi Shane:
    I understand and believe you that the software to calculate the UV displacement needed to cut accurate tapers has improved as you say, but the mechanics involved are still the same.
    I...
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    Hi bastarddsm: Is there ANY other machine tool...

    Hi bastarddsm:
    Is there ANY other machine tool builder who uses or has used this tooling system that you have been able to discover?
    If so, you may have a source there.

    If not your choices are...
  4. Hi All: So this has been really interesting to...

    Hi All:
    So this has been really interesting to see all the different ways you all have responded to my tale, and I'm a bit saddened to see how many of you recommended and have adopted the tactic of...
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    Hi again Fal Grunt: I just realized no one...

    Hi again Fal Grunt:
    I just realized no one responded to your question in post #11.
    So here goes:
    First, there are two things to be aware of:
    1) As soon as you tip the wire you take a hit in...
  6. Unbelievably rude walk-in customer...what would you do?

    Good morning All:
    So yesterday I'm busily working getting a prototype ready for a trade show.
    My customer is desperate for it...there have been many problems with SLA parts that don't fit etc etc,...
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    Hi Agieman: Is there anyone out there still...

    Hi Agieman:
    Is there anyone out there still running one of those tilt head machines who's any good?
    Can you perhaps refer our OP to someone, and maybe post their contact information here too?
    I...
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    Hi All: Going back to the accuracy thing; wire...

    Hi All:
    Going back to the accuracy thing; wire work is often presumed to be dead nuts accurate and in many instances that is true, depending of course on what your definition of "dead nuts accurate"...
  9. Thread: Anxiety

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    Hi HelpImLost: I sympathize with your anxiety,...

    Hi HelpImLost:
    I sympathize with your anxiety, it's normal for the situation you describe, so I concur with those who advise you to suck it up, swallow your misgivings and get busy learning your new...
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    Hi Fal Grunt: Zahnrad Kopf and plastikdreams...

    Hi Fal Grunt:
    Zahnrad Kopf and plastikdreams have hit the highlights but there are some other details too that are worth knowing:

    1) The machine you have will greatly influence what kinds of...
  11. Hi MushCreek: I just caught this thread and your...

    Hi MushCreek:
    I just caught this thread and your comments; especially those in post #25.
    Interestingly (perhaps) I was a dentist once upon a time and I went back to my first love of making things...
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    Hi again NewToEDM: Don't apologize for your...

    Hi again NewToEDM:
    Don't apologize for your English...your English is at least as good as my German for sure, and with a bit of probing, I was able to understand what you meant.

    Going back to...
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    Hi projectnut: Yeah, you're making sense, but...

    Hi projectnut:
    Yeah, you're making sense, but you have to understand...I don't WANT to be sensible about this...I want to kick off my boots, stamp my pretty little feet and throw a tantrum like a...
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    Hi All: I feel so much better having gotten that...

    Hi All:
    I feel so much better having gotten that off my chest; so thank you all!
    A special thanks to Richard Newman...I just about pissed my old pants when I read that one!
    So if we could actually...
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    Hi again NewToEDM: It sounds from your...

    Hi again NewToEDM:
    It sounds from your description, like you want to make a cylindrical hole with a cylindrical electrode...is that correct?
    It also sounds like you have a C axis on your machine....
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    OT: Am I going to regret buying a new mill?

    Hi All:
    Warning, I have a pissy rant to get off my chest first but then I have machining related question.
    So, tonight I drove a 2019 model Toyota Corolla with every fucking techno feature ever...
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    Hi NewToEDM: When you say "I have an OLD sinking...

    Hi NewToEDM:
    When you say "I have an OLD sinking EDM" just how old are we talking about?
    Is it a CNC sinker?
    Does it have a C axis? (controlled electrode rotation on the ram).
    Are you talking...
  18. Hi again litlerob: Until a sample is sectioned...

    Hi again litlerob:
    Until a sample is sectioned and examined for its microstructure we'll never know for sure, so all we can do is speculate.
    What does surprise me is that the vendor the OP is using...
  19. Hi litlerob1: Yeah I do. If you look closely at...

    Hi litlerob1:
    Yeah I do.
    If you look closely at the lower right corner of the first picture, you can see a pattern of dots with craters around them, almost as if someone had taken a welder and hard...
  20. Hi All: I'm going to argue against chatter as...

    Hi All:
    I'm going to argue against chatter as the root cause, and I say so because the OP pointed out in his first post that the problem is inconsistent not just between parts but within a single...
  21. Thread: Chmer RX 853SL

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    Good morning sigpros: OK, here is my experience:...

    Good morning sigpros:
    OK, here is my experience:
    First off, there are several ways to make tapers on any wire EDM machine, and it's worthwhile to know all of them even if you rarely use them.

    1)...
  22. Thread: Chmer RX 853SL

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    Hi sigpros: I run a Chmer G32S wire EDM vintage...

    Hi sigpros:
    I run a Chmer G32S wire EDM vintage 2011.

    What, specifically about taper cutting do you want to know?
    How to write the code?
    How to set up the machine control?
    Tips tricks and...
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    Hi bryan_machine: You asked: "Also, they talk...

    Hi bryan_machine:
    You asked: "Also, they talk about 4micron Rz, which is 160microinch - is that a common level of finish for a mold?"

    A 160 microinch finish is what I'd expect from a bandsaw....
  24. Hi again All: So I had a lovely lunch at the...

    Hi again All:
    So I had a lovely lunch at the Lonsdale Quay market while the automatic machines busily made me some money.

    I made some titanium dick.
    I made some freaky screws.
    I got started on...
  25. OT: It's a gorgeous morning and I'm having a motivation crisis today

    Good morning all:
    This is a bit of a crybaby whine, not a legitimate machine shop question:

    It's been pissing down rain for the last week or so, but this morning is absolutely gorgeous and I'm...
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