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    This sounds like the owner that bought my dads...

    This sounds like the owner that bought my dads shop. I stayed on for two years after the sale...... and at the time I left he still did not know why the designer couldn't send a file to the machine...
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    The print does not have a flatness call out which...

    The print does not have a flatness call out which is my saving grace here. Just a thickness with plus or minus .005. So I should have no problem hitting that. I made the two parts I needed for the...
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    Our coolant Blaser eats through adhesive in...

    Our coolant Blaser eats through adhesive in seconds, titanium is not magnetic. Clamping it in multiple spots on a fixture and flipping it a few times is probably my best bet i am thinking. If I...
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    The material cannot be changed. Its a government...

    The material cannot be changed. Its a government part and they stock is already defined by their print and is already sitting on my floor. I'm going to make a fixture to clamp them against and I...
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    Titanium Machining Troubles

    I am working on an order of 25 parts made out of Ti 6Al HTa. I have only machined Titanium a few times so I am no expert.

    The dimensions of the finished part will end up being (Inches) .25 X...
  6. I do this all the time and I feel your doing this...

    I do this all the time and I feel your doing this too. Where I get an idea of what I want or a specific product in my head and all my research only validates my choice rather than looking for what...
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    YouTube...

    YouTube
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    Do you do a mix or different materials? ...

    Do you do a mix or different materials? Example: one steel machine and one aluminum machine. Other than that I would keep them the same.
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    Jesus Christ that's talent

    Jesus Christ that's talent
  10. Pretty amazing little set up!

    Pretty amazing little set up!
  11. That little Mori looks cool!

    That little Mori looks cool!
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    My last shop was using a Vibra-Free set up for...

    My last shop was using a Vibra-Free set up for dust extraction as well as a Makino SNC. Both were great trode machines, I liked the Makino more. Both however lacked at dust collecting. We...
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    It seems like the word dog is used in a few...

    It seems like the word dog is used in a few instances in the machining world and I have no idea of the meaning other than the animal. Dog screw, lathe dog, stop dog on a surface grinder. What is a...
  14. I used a torch for a year before I got a...

    I used a torch for a year before I got a machine.... slow but works fine.
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    I know my issue is a different model but maybe...

    I know my issue is a different model but maybe there is similarities. My newest Kurt 3600V Sticks when I tighten it. I can use a little pressure to close it but I need to hit the handle to open it....
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    I mill small inserts for injection molds using a...

    I mill small inserts for injection molds using a toolmakers vise all the time with no issues.
  17. I would go Maritool for ER and collets and...

    I would go Maritool for ER and collets and Pioneer as a mid level brand for shrink fit.
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    I understand how digital calipers work but how do...

    I understand how digital calipers work but how do digital micrometers work? Do they have scales on them that the tool is referencing? I have never used a set so I don't know how the technology...
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    At my last shop the I disconnected the saftey...

    At my last shop the I disconnected the saftey door latch on the Haas VF3. It was super limiting as a user (I understand its there for a reason). Being a Haas its had quite a few techs there paying...
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    lets just all agree to be real cool and not get...

    lets just all agree to be real cool and not get banned. I don't want this to turn into the machinist groups on Facebook. Just trolls and memes. Yes its funny at times but there is hardly any good...
  21. My first part on a cnc was about 12 years ago. ...

    My first part on a cnc was about 12 years ago. It was a retainer plate for a mold. I started on a Fadal.
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    Thanks all

    Thanks all
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    Drilling on a concave surface

    I was looking for opinions here on drilling this part. I have a .050-.055 diameter hole that I need to drill on the side of this part. Material is 418 stainless and it will be heat treated to 36rc....
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    I would say it depends on the part quantity and...

    I would say it depends on the part quantity and features as well as the tools you stock.

    If your machine is set up where you have all the tools in the machine pre-set up with all the lengths and...
  25. Ive used waterless hand cleaner in the past

    Ive used waterless hand cleaner in the past
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