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  1. I use rotation all the time, different angles...

    I use rotation all the time, different angles with multiple different pieces on the machine table all at the same time.

    You need to have Coordinate rotation off it does not like to work with...
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    What RJT said exactly.. mounting a v block in 3R...

    What RJT said exactly.. mounting a v block in 3R style vise makes life easy. We have some bought and some homemade as well. Also 3r style rails a very versatile(the ones that span the whole table).
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    Sounds kinda of like wire alignment.

    Sounds kinda of like wire alignment.
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    Probably due to higher wire tension used in skim...

    Probably due to higher wire tension used in skim cuts.

    Curious about the machine brand as well.
  5. Thread: Changing Water

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    You can daisy chain a couple bottles for better...

    You can daisy chain a couple bottles for better effect.
    Tap water all the way though.
  6. Oddly enough I just modified a 12" Mitutoyo ip67...

    Oddly enough I just modified a 12" Mitutoyo ip67 caliper. Roughed with the 1st skim power for 1/4" material, then 2 additional skims for finish(these were also non-critical cuts just clearance). ...
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    So on this 10x10 mm square, how thick is the...

    So on this 10x10 mm square, how thick is the material? What Epacks are you using and what are your offsets and wire size and type?
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    You have to do multiple skim cuts to get good...

    You have to do multiple skim cuts to get good accuracy along with a good surface finish. EVERY brand wire edm I have ever used this was necessary.
    Yes you can compensate with the variables or...
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    No mastercam here but if you program the cad with...

    No mastercam here but if you program the cad with the bottom geometry at table zero and you are going to be above the table I make those changes to the code at the controller, not sure about other...
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    Visi works pretty good..cant complain. I used to...

    Visi works pretty good..cant complain. I used to use Esprit, it is probably the most economic choice next to bobcad.
  11. Rough cut water pressure I think might damage it....

    Rough cut water pressure I think might damage it.

    I would rough it out un submerged with weak water pressure and an extra thou or two on the offset then skim it a couple of extra times.
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    None that i am aware of. Switch to plastic flush...

    None that i am aware of. Switch to plastic flush cups if you have not already. They can absorb some impact and not be destroyed and will *sort of* protect the guide.
  13. Can you get away with a plastic shim stock gasket?

    Can you get away with a plastic shim stock gasket?
  14. I use G92 to assign machine position for the...

    I use G92 to assign machine position for the program being run. G54, G55 , G56 I use for each piece on the table.

    %
    L1/100
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    H001=000.00810
    (H900 RESERVED)
    H900=000.00000
    G70
    G90
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    Reseat all cables and check the battery is ok. ...

    Reseat all cables and check the battery is ok.

    I just had a "Z" amp board go out on our FA i believe it was around 1200usd. There is a place called paragon that will repair the amp if it is bad. ...
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    I have and know exactly what you are talking...

    I have and know exactly what you are talking about. It is one of two things, the wire can shave off in the lower head near the rectification plate (it will create a tiny brass version of a steel...
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    There is a float on the upper head, remove the...

    There is a float on the upper head, remove the "C" clip holding the float and clean the magnets on the float. Just keep track of which way is up!

    Be careful cleaning the machine with any type of...
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    Yes, plastic flush cups. It more like a...

    Yes, plastic flush cups.

    It more like a plastic bath tub than a bucket. I am not a fan of chopped wire.
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    Get some plastic cups when you buy replacements. ...

    Get some plastic cups when you buy replacements. Do you have a wire chopper? If so the blades are probably worn. I remove all of our choppers but on the "X" series machines I dont know if that is...
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    Up, you want it up.

    Up, you want it up.
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    It should be spring loaded, the cup has flats on...

    It should be spring loaded, the cup has flats on it and there should be roll pins on the cup retainer, these roll pins can give you an "up" and "down" position depending. Rotate you flush cup 360...
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    If the Guides are aligned the jet should be...

    If the Guides are aligned the jet should be straight. If its not straight something is up with the nozzle.


    Dumb question for the OP. Do you have the lower flush cup in the "up" position? Our...
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    I would try adjusting threading jet pressure to...

    I would try adjusting threading jet pressure to see if you can get it to align & check to make sure threading nozzle is clean and mounted correctly.

    The bearings in the lower rollers can go bad...
  24. I thought the color depicted the "cleanliness" of...

    I thought the color depicted the "cleanliness" of the water, it has little to do with the LR#.


    OP, did you clean the deio/resin probe? I would start there.
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    I would not buy a machine just because it has...

    I would not buy a machine just because it has that feature. Slug holding can and should be done on the programming side imo. Brassing holds a slug pretty good but I would never trust it for a...
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