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    Iím a toolmaker not a word speller!

    Iím a toolmaker not a word speller!
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    - milling on a Bridgeport with the quill sticking...

    - milling on a Bridgeport with the quill sticking out

    - Using a cutoff wheel on the grinder and feeding the wrong way

    - not checking flatness of ground parts

    - Not checking the squareness...
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    Stick a multimeter on it! And check under the...

    Stick a multimeter on it!
    And check under the coating if needs be?
  4. My SPI calliper shows ERR when the battery is...

    My SPI calliper shows ERR when the battery is inserted awkwardly, so it could be a lose connection?

    I may be wrong but does it show ERR-1 or ERR2, or just ERR? I think they have different...
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    It wouldnít surprise me that itís a +GF+ fuck up....

    It wouldnít surprise me that itís a +GF+ fuck up. In 2015 I saw 3 brand new machines in our tool room, a sparker, a VMC and a hole popper. They all had to have work done under warranty in the first...
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    Thanks for the HSM advisor suggestion, will check...

    Thanks for the HSM advisor suggestion, will check that out and compare the figures Iím getting currently.

    Also, yer I agree with what you say, we seem to be on the same page, I use an indexable...
  7. Valco Cincinnati (Valco Melton) glue dispenser

    I know this is a VERY long shot, but does anyone here know about Valco Cincinnati glue dispensers?

    We have an inherited unit that we want to get running again. It shoots some glue which is great,...
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    Can you use a type of free cutting copper? That...

    Can you use a type of free cutting copper? That will make a world of difference, standard copper will be nightmare.
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    ADOC and RDOC relationship

    Can anyone that has experience with with High efficiency milling explain the relationship with ADOC and RDOC?

    Iíve recently been doing a lot of pocketing/profiling on a 3axis using a 20mm...
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    Pardon the late reply but I would call him a tit...

    Pardon the late reply but I would call him a tit if I could, he made me redundant 2 months ago, I got the last laugh as Iím back in a decent Toolroom!

    But yer I agree, what ever he put in there...
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    Just a thought, if you use the same machine to...

    Just a thought, if you use the same machine to touch on at north, south, east and west, straight after cutting, does it tell you that itís perfectly round? If it says it is then Iíd agree and say...
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    How are you checking the roundness? How many...

    How are you checking the roundness?
    How many skin cuts are you doing? To get that close Iíd be looking at Atleast 3 skims on a new sodick to expect better then 0.01
  13. The photo isnít clear enough to read. Also...

    The photo isnít clear enough to read.
    Also posting this in the EDM section may help more
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    The code is relatively logical, like CLE is...

    The code is relatively logical, like CLE is clearance and the likes, if you are fortunate enough, there is a help button on the keyboard that opens up text from the manual, it may not be fully loaded...
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    Donít lose those floppy discs! They usually hold...

    Donít lose those floppy discs! They usually hold all the software. If the machine goes bad if you accidentally delete some software files (easily done) you will need them to reload the software.
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    3D print one!

    3D print one!
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    Just google efem tool holding.

    Just google efem tool holding.
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    No, in mould tools.

    No, in mould tools.
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    When I worked for a company that used to buy in...

    When I worked for a company that used to buy in certain mould tools from China the unscrewing geared tools always had hardened gears, they nearly always shattered in a year.

    When I see hardened...
  20. The general consensus is the uk is that +GF+ are...

    The general consensus is the uk is that +GF+ are quick to sell you machines and good prices but fuck will they help you when they break.

    Brand new charmilles I used to run had software crashes on...
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    Get a second opinion on your wheel selection,...

    Get a second opinion on your wheel selection, this will make the world of difference for many reasons, if the parts are taking too long.

    Have you used sets of mag blocks to reduce the mag power?...
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    Going by my experience on the sodick I use, one...

    Going by my experience on the sodick I use, one cut technology will make this part to within 2 thou no problem, time wise, I reckon 2-6 hours, but you could also just run it over night, you canít set...
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    Just gonna throw this in here but, I would clean...

    Just gonna throw this in here but, I would clean up the bottom face on the grinder to pucker flat then Wire EDM the profile.

    D2 is Not impossible to grind with just general purpose wheels, just...
  24. Drill first set of holes and move the job over...

    Drill first set of holes and move the job over enough to locate from the last 3 holes, then take the best fit position from all 3 holes. Hopefully mitigating any error from a single hole position.
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  25. Converting .WKF (VERO VISI) to anything readable

    Morning,

    I have a few .WKF files that I need to convert to anything tat solidworks can read. The reason being that I have all the training files from my Visi days still and my new toolroom has...
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