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  1. What if they eliminated the tool holder? (Not...

    What if they eliminated the tool holder? (Not something frank wants to hear Iím sure) Say the machine is built to have a tool magazine, loads and probes the tools for every tool change in such a way...
  2. Iíve been interested to see how this feature...

    Iíve been interested to see how this feature works with inventor. Looking forward to see if someoneís tried, but I have no experience myself.
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    Steel jaws just came in today, much more robust!...

    Steel jaws just came in today, much more robust! Canít say enough about the customer service from both Frank at Maritool and the folks with Orange Vise.
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    Hey gents, Iím back on this subject; now...

    Hey gents,

    Iím back on this subject; now troubleshooting. I have a now running D21iDL robodrill with 16iMB control.

    I got a TS27R wired tool setter from a very generous source who wasnít using...
  5. Sort of. I have my hand in scheduling, but Iím an...

    Sort of. I have my hand in scheduling, but Iím an engineer. There will be some flak from the management I think.

    I really liked the comment about training; neither myself nor anyone in the shop...
  6. Going Lights Out: from a management standpoint

    Evenin' folks,

    I was hoping to pick at the pool of tough-won experience and well-practiced shop management. What does it take to get to lights-out machining and inspection from a management...
  7. As mentioned, itís probably burning too fast,...

    As mentioned, itís probably burning too fast, making the recast layer too thick. You donít necessarily need to lower the power settings, itís unfortunately not that simple. Try changing the on/off...
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    I wouldnít give up too easily. The motors pop up...

    I wouldnít give up too easily. The motors pop up on Craigslist fairly often and fairly cheap.

    Iím running a CNC machine on my RPC, so my requirements were a little different, but Iíll echo what a...
  9. Thread: G4 Dwell

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    One fairly clear way to test this would be to add...

    One fairly clear way to test this would be to add a G09 to the beginning of your posted code, see if the times match.

    Does your control only have the one canned peck drill cycle?
  10. My current employment is my second experience...

    My current employment is my second experience with job boss. I have nothing good to say about it, except that it functions and is cheaper than some other options.

    For something so... dastardly...
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    My previous employer was... a little interesting...

    My previous employer was... a little interesting with money. They werenít a huge company, but they blew through a lot of resources, and they played the money game like pros. They would rather buy...
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    I was pleasantly surprised when moving the little...

    I was pleasantly surprised when moving the little work I did in fusion, which was mostly tooling, to inventor, and it transferred flawlessly. Not a huge deal, but that was a few hours of work I...
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    I gave fusion a try, and it just didnít fit well...

    I gave fusion a try, and it just didnít fit well with my preferences. Almost, but not quite. If I had no other options I would have sucked it up and made it work.

    On the other hand, I started...
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    Iíll send you an email. ...

    Iíll send you an email.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190731/b9b757422065659f3deb369fdf8e9061.jpg
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    ... engineers are assholes. Iím sure he or...

    ... engineers are assholes.

    Iím sure he or she had their reasons, but I bet there was some small way they could have made things just a bit easier.
  16. Iíd tend to agree with this as well. The drop...

    Iíd tend to agree with this as well. The drop down works amazing when you have one tool you need and the selection is less than say 30 tools. Itís kinda tough with reamers with a pretty long list and...
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    Just a follow up. My particular robodrill is...

    Just a follow up.

    My particular robodrill is made for 5-axis, which means the Z-axis sits a lot higher than your average bear. Iím nowhere close to the table with my longest tools and holders,...
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    What is the best way to cut chamfers

    Iím going to agree and disagree, but thereís a hundred ways to skin a cat. If you have a vise thatís at least 12Ē front to back, put your plain vise jaws on the outsides, and if you have to use...
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    What is the best way to cut chamfers

    Yes, a mill can chamfer just fine, and they make them in the exact angle you need. 90 degree gives you 45, 60 gives you 30.

    This seems like a perfect milling job. Usually itís better to chamfer...
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    Naw, thatís a bit different. Mine has legs under...

    Naw, thatís a bit different. Mine has legs under each fork, just as long and with wheels.

    Found this in your area:
    electric yale stacker 24v - heavy equipment - by owner - sale
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    I bought a hydraulic stacker for $600. Used it...

    I bought a hydraulic stacker for $600. Used it for moving a CMM with a heavy casting, around 2500 lb, and shimmying the robodrill around a bit. Also works perfectly for taking the 5-axis trunnion in...
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    I bet it has less to do with smart business and...

    I bet it has less to do with smart business and more with good old fashioned finance. Smart business would say ďhappy customers are customers who get what they pay forĒ which is not what this...
  23. I'd like to conclude with what actually worked so...

    I'd like to conclude with what actually worked so if someone else stumbles on this, it'll take them less than... oh four weeks including the time I spent before bothering to write this post.

    So,...
  24. So... not quite true, I think. Last I heard, it...

    So... not quite true, I think. Last I heard, it was an AAR rule for interchanges; you can use it on your own line and no one elseís as hotbox detectors wonít pick em up.

    Also, I donít think Iíve...
  25. Just an update, it was a computer problem. Tried...

    Just an update, it was a computer problem. Tried pinging another computer, changes some settings, FTP crashed, inventor crashed, computer blue-screened, bought another off the internet cause the...
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