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    Serrated Strap Clamp "blanks"

    Hey all,

    I haven't been able to find them online, but I'm wondering if anyone knows a source for serrate strap clamps that do NOT have a slot milled into them. I.e. these, but without the slot...
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    I use a MistAway MA700 for my small VMC and have...

    I use a MistAway MA700 for my small VMC and have been very pleased with it. Definitely makes a huge improvement than without it. These only have a single fan and a series of baffles/filters. Been...
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    Most of my ER 16/32 holders are "cheap" ones from...

    Most of my ER 16/32 holders are "cheap" ones from Ebay (TPAC, etc) or Shars. I check runout of every one of them after purchasing and they are usually less than 0.0003" runout. There have been a few...
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    I'm sure Heinman Machinery knows... Did you not...

    I'm sure Heinman Machinery knows... Did you not buy it from them?
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    New to WEDM - Suggestions?

    Hello all,

    I have been sub'ing out a fair amount of WEDM work (also not quoting work that requires it) and I am starting to consider the idea of getting into an older machine to keep this process...
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    I seem to be quite conservative in my slitting...

    I seem to be quite conservative in my slitting compared to you guys running it in one pass :)

    I regularly run 4" x (0.040"-0.080") x 96t carbide saws in mild steel. ~400 sfm, 0.0005" ipt, climb...
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    Are you plunging these holes? I assume the issue...

    Are you plunging these holes? I assume the issue is that the end of the end mill has a slight "dish" to it which results in the periphery of the disc being cut all the way through the material and it...
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    Yes, I am a bit surprised as well with how much...

    Yes, I am a bit surprised as well with how much it moves with relatively low force! I am still making decent parts with it, but chatter is a problem and I need to be mindful of the programming. My...
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    I've spoken with Heinman, but they are of the...

    I've spoken with Heinman, but they are of the opinion that I should be replacing my machine with a new one and not repairing it :)

    I would prefer to deal with a (somewhat) local Canadian company...
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    Spindle Rebuilder - Ontario, Canada

    Hello all,

    I'm looking for any recommended shops servicing the southern Ontario region for a spindle rebuild. It's a BT40 from a First MCV300 (7.5 HP). The machine in general is fairly sound but...
  11. The spindle nose would be the Z reference point...

    The spindle nose would be the Z reference point (i.e. G54), as that was the reference used for the tool heights. You would touch off the spindle nose to wherever your Z origin is in your program.
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  12. I'm not sure why this discussion comes up so...

    I'm not sure why this discussion comes up so much, and it seems like everyone is doing it the difficult, non-intuitive way.

    My tool offsets represent the height between the spindle nose and tool...
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    Disclaimer: I am a one-man shop, one VMC (10...

    Disclaimer: I am a one-man shop, one VMC (10 tool), and have never worked in a "real" shop before :)

    My machining business is a secondary source of income, and I only ever work on it between the...
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    I've just bought an 18 lb vibratory along with...

    I've just bought an 18 lb vibratory along with some 1/4" pyramid plastic media (for my aluminum work). Thanks for the feedback - hopefully it works!

    Cheers
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    This is, unfortunately, a bit difficult as sheet...

    This is, unfortunately, a bit difficult as sheet thickness can vary. I am generally running low volume batches (~5-50 parts), so the extra CAM is likely not worth it.



    Something like this?...
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    Deburring delicate parts - how to automate?

    Hello PM,

    I own/run a small job shop which specializes in producing tensile specimens (and similar) from sheet material. I generally stack anywhere from 3 to 20 specimens on top of each other and...
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    Industrial Robot - Which brands to consider?

    I have been tasked with buying a robot to replace an existing mechanical system for feeding a stamping press. We are a university doing research (mostly in warm/hot sheet forming applications), so...
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    Did you end up buying those "tpactools" chucks?...

    Did you end up buying those "tpactools" chucks? Any feedback?
  19. Thread: Tramming a VMC

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    I assume this is the issue. But as I said, I...

    I assume this is the issue. But as I said, I can't think of a way to check this without the whole head coming off.




    I will try to find a big granite square to do some further tests....
  20. Thread: Tramming a VMC

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    So I have pulled the tapered adjusters out of the...

    So I have pulled the tapered adjusters out of the column by resting the head on some wood on the table. These tapered parts are on the rear of the boxway on the Z axis. The oil port is at the "top",...
  21. Thread: Tramming a VMC

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    Sorry for the delayed updates - this is not my...

    Sorry for the delayed updates - this is not my day job!

    I have a new piece of the puzzle to provide. I put an indicator in the spindle and measured the table height at the extents of XY travel and...
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    by e30ryan
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    Regarding checking the lube system... What is the...

    Regarding checking the lube system... What is the best way to do this? Should I disconnect the lines at each lubrication point, manually actuate the oiler motor, and verify that oil is coming out? Or...
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    Thank you all for the replies - it seems like...

    Thank you all for the replies - it seems like this may not be as straight forward as I was hoping!

    Can someone please post pics or provide links to what the turcite on the ways is supposed to look...
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    Tramming a VMC

    Hi all,

    I've recently acquired an early 2000's First MCV-300 (box ways) with Fanuc 18m control. I am currently having an issue with properly tramming the Z to be perpendicular to the table. The...
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