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    How about if you take an unused paramter and...

    How about if you take an unused paramter and simply asign it a different value on each machine.

    ie. on machine 1, you can set #800=1, machine 2 #800=2 and machine 3 #800=3

    then you can just...
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    No problem, yeah can't hurt to try cleaning it. ...

    No problem, yeah can't hurt to try cleaning it. Just the 4 screws for the cover, and you need to do both sides of the laser. I used one of the disposable cleaning wipes meant for safety glasses but...
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    We have a blum laser on our Mikron and it's...

    We have a blum laser on our Mikron and it's usually very accurate but have run into some issues that can throw it off.

    -First thing I would check is to make sure the calibration tool is clean...
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    That's weird - how old is the machine? They...

    That's weird - how old is the machine?

    They did the spindle on our 1994 Dahlih last year and have done work on other similar era machines for a friend, and at another shop I worked at.

    I'm...
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    Heinman Machinery Ltd....

    Heinman Machinery Ltd.

    These guys are pretty good with those machines
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    What do you mean by flex tapping? Using a...

    What do you mean by flex tapping? Using a tension/compression holder?
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    Literally the only time it has happened to me was...

    Literally the only time it has happened to me was changing inserts on this same cutter/insert combination one of the first times I used it. Which is why I mentioned it.

    I'm usually pretty careful...
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    I've used those cutters with the triangle inserts...

    I've used those cutters with the triangle inserts in a few different sizes and they work pretty good but I have noticed the inserts are easy to break if you don't slide them in first then install the...
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    As a car guy myself working on a platform without...

    As a car guy myself working on a platform without a lot of aftermarket support that sounds cool as hell!

    I spent some time after hours figuring out how to measure some of my engine parts and it...
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    Just add a couple dowel holes in the outer ring...

    Just add a couple dowel holes in the outer ring that you can drop onto pins installed in the fixture. They can be small like .125" if you're worried about strength.
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    Awesome, looks like you guys have a nice shop I...

    Awesome, looks like you guys have a nice shop I love how you have another new machine day thread what seems like every other week haha must be fun playing with new stuff all the time.



    Good...
  12. Interested to see how everything works out for...

    Interested to see how everything works out for you.

    We just got what is essentially the 3r version of this, the workpartner. Will be placed between our mill and sink edm to change both electrodes...
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    The software I'm using has built in settings for...

    The software I'm using has built in settings for electrode orbits, but for an electrode with a 3d orbit the toolpath would be exactly the same using the setting for .005 overburn and 0 "stock to...
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    I think Marcus covered it pretty well. 2D...

    I think Marcus covered it pretty well.

    2D orbits are faster to run than 3d orbits, since the electrode can come down in Z and just orbit out in the XY direction. But it only works for simpler...
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    I run a Mikron HSM500 "moldmaster" that came...

    I run a Mikron HSM500 "moldmaster" that came setup as a graphite machine.

    We pulled the dust collector off and run copper on it, but it does work well with some quirks. I would be happy to...
  16. Feature based machining is great, especially if...

    Feature based machining is great, especially if you frequently have parts with similar features you can save a huge amount of programming time.

    But you still need to tell the software how to act...
  17. Here you go: Home: Documentation - HEIDENHAIN...

    Here you go: Home: Documentation - HEIDENHAIN

    Manuals are also loaded on the control, although they are kind of a pain to navigate through.

    When I get stuck, I usually just pop off an email or...
  18. Few different ways you can do it. The...

    Few different ways you can do it.

    The Heidenhain control I'm familiar with is the TNC530, others may be different.

    If you pause a program mid-cycle and just need to check out the workpiece or...
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    I learned this lesson the hard way. We don't...

    I learned this lesson the hard way. We don't drill much or do any kind of production on our Mikron, but we had a run of small mold cores to make which had a few different sizes of holes to drill in...
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    Broken drill looks like too much feed. I would...

    Broken drill looks like too much feed.

    I would increase your speed a bit and cut back the feed, myself.
  21. FWIW, a shop I used to work at had a job that...

    FWIW, a shop I used to work at had a job that came through from time to time using the waterjet to open up the ID of some grinding wheels.

    It was for another local shop who had a cylindrical...
  22. Thread: HSK holders

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    We're using Iscar shrink and ER holders on our...

    We're using Iscar shrink and ER holders on our Mikron in HSK40.

    Using the Iscar "Shrinkin" heater to change tools on the shrink stuff, it's pretty affordable but it doesn't work the greatest on...
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    I'm not familiar with Makino machines, but...

    I'm not familiar with Makino machines, but another option I have used in similar situations is to call a different power setting in the areas you want the machines to speed up and then switch it...
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    Thanks. We have do have MCOSMOS now on the...

    Thanks. We have do have MCOSMOS now on the existing Mitutoyo CMM and it works fine so we don't want to be making a backwards move that's for sure.



    We have not heard of that one before, but...
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    Thanks for the input. Gives us something to...

    Thanks for the input. Gives us something to think about, will need to do some more research for sure.

    We are supposed to get them in here so we can get some seat time on PCDMIS to make a better...
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