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    It is really gonna be a kick in the teeth if it...

    It is really gonna be a kick in the teeth if it turns out to be the $110 cable after I bought $1200 worth of parts LOL.

    My experience with lab equipment is that most service techs just bring a...
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    Well, I got the display in and while it works...

    Well, I got the display in and while it works (and looks great!) it goes out quite often with an "out of range" error. I'm thinking now that it is the card or cable maybe? TIE wants $720 for the...
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    I have seen it happen when they were tightened...

    I have seen it happen when they were tightened too hard. Last time it was 4140 annealed; torqued the raw stock, walked into the office to grab my flash drive, came back out and the stock was sitting...
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    One thing I wouldn't get is the Metrol setters. ...

    One thing I wouldn't get is the Metrol setters. We were getting chips stuck (long stringy curvy HSM chips LOL) and the tool setter was off by as much as 0.010" sometimes. I almost can't believe the...
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    Do you have a pointer to that thread? It is...

    Do you have a pointer to that thread? It is pertinent to my interests as of last Friday LOL
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    You can also just add "Manual NC" operations into...

    You can also just add "Manual NC" operations into your setup right in the Manufacture environment in F360. Optional Stop is already in the default list. You can find it in the "Setup" dropdown.
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    To add to (or siphon from LOL) this discussion; the programmer I have been working with and learning from lately always repeats the finish pass. I understand why, as there is always a chip being...
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    After trying a few other brands, at the old day...

    After trying a few other brands, at the old day job we ended up back with Sandvik (that's who I started with, but whatever LOL). We did a lot of 304 and 416 work with their 1025 and 1145 grades. ...
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    I'll take a look at the Renishaw stuff as well;...

    I'll take a look at the Renishaw stuff as well; The Yamazen apps guy that I was working with at the old day job liked the Blum stuff better, but I think it is because of the macros and his...
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    Thanks! I'm guessing since I can get the signal...

    Thanks! I'm guessing since I can get the signal somewhat clean on the display by tweaking those pots that this is a display issue. That makes more sense seeing as it is when I closed the control...
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    Alright I pulled the display driver board and...

    Alright I pulled the display driver board and cleaned some dust/oil off it (I build race car ECUs on the side so I have all the right stuff for this). Of course my oscilloscope just took a shit, too...
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    Yeah I'm going to miss all those axis for sure! ...

    Yeah I'm going to miss all those axis for sure! I was brought on board to help re-establish the place and I am proud of what I accomplished there, but we had some underlying philosophical...
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    FANUC CRT display issues

    So of course my first day back in business for myself my CRT goes wonky on my 2005 Sharp SV-2412 with 0i-Mate MB. It has the A61L-0001-0093 made by Toshiba. I had the control panel opened up to...
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    For the record I just parted ways with the shop...

    For the record I just parted ways with the shop I've been working days and am back in my shop and got quotes on those 500s... there are six left as of yesterday I think.

    I was told that the Blum...
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    I wouldn't bother with a Speedio without TSC...

    I wouldn't bother with a Speedio without TSC unless you're putting a very specific know family of parts on it that don't have drilled holes.

    Our must haves are:
    TSC
    Spindle/Table Probes (make...
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    If it makes you feel better, I learned that only...

    If it makes you feel better, I learned that only because the Abile software spit out G87s LOL. Otherwise I definitely would have crash a drill or two learning.
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    That is one nice thing about Tsugamis - they come...

    That is one nice thing about Tsugamis - they come with free CAM software. It is very limited but if nothing else it gets you 80% there with all the wait codes and safety lines and such, and even...
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    Ours are all the way up on our M140s.

    Ours are all the way up on our M140s.
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    We looked at Partmaker/FeatureCAM and Esprit and...

    We looked at Partmaker/FeatureCAM and Esprit and settled on Esprit because we had a new programmer coming on that had used it for a while. The interface is for shit (the UI looks like it is 20 years...
  20. Sorry didn't intend to start trouble. Our main...

    Sorry didn't intend to start trouble. Our main programmer came over from the shop next door where he used MC for years. We looked at getting a 5-axis MC seat but once he sat down and poked around...
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    Don't bother with the dovetail style for this...

    Don't bother with the dovetail style for this application. The Pierson/AB cutter is simple a properly-sized bullnoze endmill with the chamfer geometry already in it. I profile ramp it down and it...
  22. Sweet! We love our Matsuura but I'm super...

    Sweet! We love our Matsuura but I'm super jealous of all that 5-axis work. We do mostly (99%) 3+2. It still saves a ton of money in setup time and costs, but sometimes I throw some swarf cut...
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    AB Tools sells a fantastic form cutter for this...

    AB Tools sells a fantastic form cutter for this application. I use it for engine intake/head sealing surfaces, carburetor flanges, etc. It is for 1/8" standard oring material (0.140") you can get...
  24. The chlorinated paraffins thing goes back to the...

    The chlorinated paraffins thing goes back to the early 80s as part of the Used Oil regulations. Long story short, the EPA did a terrible job researching prior to promulgating the final rules, and we...
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    The first thing that comes to mind is heat, then...

    The first thing that comes to mind is heat, then strong acid. Sulfuric is available at many auto parts stores (for filling car batteries) in useful concentrations.

    You can also just call up...
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