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  1. Thanks Gordon, yes this definitely helps!That is...

    Thanks Gordon, yes this definitely helps!That is what i was looking for. And correct, i am using full profile thread inserts from the manufactures, so i wasn't concerned about the 60 degree angle,...
  2. How to determine angle tolerance on UN, UNC, UNF threads?

    Hi All,

    I have a question i hope someone can help me out with, or point me in the right direction. We machine a lot of standard threads, UN, UNC, UNF. However I have never known the angle...
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    How to calculate RMS surface finish

    Hi!

    I have a question regarding the proper way to calculate RMS surface finish. My customer calls out a 125-250 RMS on some flange faces but dont know the formula to figure that out. Obviously...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, ill see about...

    Thanks for all the suggestions, ill see about trying a few of them out. @motion guru, i have tried almar but not pleased with their unreliabity of their lead time.
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    Looking for a good Grinding Service Shop

    Hi,

    Does anyone know of a good grinding service shop for making custom endmills, cutters, sharpening of carbide drills, spot drills, etc.?? Every shop i have tried out is almost always late (past...
  6. Coolant Siphoning from Main tank to the subtank

    Hi,

    We have a Toyoda BM1400 VMC that has coolant through the spindle. Recently, when we power off the machine the coolant that is in the main tank (coolant through the spindle tank) will drain...
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    Turret indexing issue

    Hi all,

    We have a Takisawa Eco-turn lathe here with a FANUC O-T control. We had to reset all the machine and diagnostic parameters. I have those backed up and re-entered them all, and everything...
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    I have plenty of stations on my turret to hold...

    I have plenty of stations on my turret to hold all the necessary tools, but yes if you do have to feed it considerable slower than it probably wont be the best tool for the job. thanks for the input!
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    Iscar Multifunction tool

    hi guys,

    anyone have any experience using iscars multi-function tool (DR-MF series)? i need to make 4-5 thousand 2" nuts with a 1 1/2-12UNF thread, so i was thinking i could face it, drill it, and...
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    BM850 no counterweight?

    hi guys,

    we just purchased a BM850 VMC TOYODA 50 taper and when we got it to our shop we noticed it had no couterweight. it does look like there is a spot for it though. is there vmc's out there...
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    3/4 endmill in 304 s.s.

    hey guys,

    i just purchased a 3/4" 4 flute roughing endmill that is tailn coated. i need to contour a part out of a square piece of 1" thick 304 s.s. so in some areas i will be taking a full slot...
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    Surface Finish Questions

    Hi guys,

    I need some info on surface finishes. Where can i get info on like the scallop heights or roots or crests of the surface finish callouts of 125, 63, 32 etc.?

    Thanks in advance!
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    4-8 npt thread

    Would anyone know where to get the thread specs as in thread depth, minor dia, and bore angle for a 4" 8 pitch NPT internal thread ?

    thanks in advance!
    wendell
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    Coolant alarms making machine feed hold

    hey guys,

    we have a toyoda bm1400 vmc with a fanuc 18i-b control and i was wondering if there is a parameter that i could change so that the machine wont feed hold on coolant alarms like tank...
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    A lathe wont work because it is a big non...

    A lathe wont work because it is a big non symetrical casting. But i was kinda thinking not just for a 8.000 o.d. but for a big range like 1" -10." All you need is a horizantal bar mounted in the...
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    O.D. boring tool?

    Anyone know of a tool that is like an adjustable boring head but instead of boring i.d. it mills the o.d. of a part? I would need it to be adjustable by 0.001 max. Im doing a 8.000 o.d. on a 50 taper...
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    Spindle Probe

    Anyone know where i could purchase a used spindle probe with the software and everything i need for it for around 3500.00? It would be for a toyoda vmc cat 50 machine.

    thanks in advance
    wendell
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    Holding tolerance in titanium

    From what it sounds like from researching it, its hard to hold tolerance in titanium. I never machined it and have some titanium castings that cost $1700.00 a part and there is some very tight...
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    machining titanium?

    hi guys,

    i have a customer that i machining parts out of steel and ductile iron but now he wants parts out of titanium. i never worked with titanium and was wondering if it is alot more difficult...
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    Recoil thread inserts

    Anyone know a good place to purchase recoil thread inserts for cheap? i need like 500 pcs of M6x1 1.5d.

    thanks in advance
    wendell
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    Thread Data program?

    Hi,

    i was wondering if you guys had advise to give on a thread program where you can figure out major/minor diameters, pitch diameters, etc., i know thread tech is one but it costs over $400....
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    API thread info?

    Can anyone direct me to some Api threads charts or something of that

    nature where i can figure out the taper angle, major diameter, pitch diameter

    ect,. Im doing some rethreading of some...
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