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  1. Small Business loans in So Cal, any recommendations?

    Hi to all, I have started to work on my own with a CNC lathe, small, but don't have a mill and I have lost some work because they want me to do both operations.

    I've been looking for loan for a...
  2. I'm also interested in a section like that, I...

    I'm also interested in a section like that, I recently bought a Hawk 150 and I just experienced a problem with the machine not powering up and lost a job over that because the machine broke just the...
  3. After an exhaustive troubleshooting the culprit...

    After an exhaustive troubleshooting the culprit was the connection of the crash switch cable in the back panel.
  4. Cincinnati Hawk 150 turret crash sensor fail.

    Hi to all, my lathe Hawk 150 stopped and gave me the "Turret out of position" alarm.

    The issue here is that the sensor was not activated, I double checked with a Dial Indicator and the turret...
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    I found the problem. A friend asked me if the...

    I found the problem.

    A friend asked me if the VDI holder is metric or inches, for some reason the PO bought all the toolholders in inches.

    I just tried a metric VDI and the tool is right on...
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    I did this, I got the tool cero on the X axis,...

    I did this, I got the tool cero on the X axis, however, "up and down" is .003" off, the locator pin is on place, this is what's confusing me, even if I losen the bolts and rotate the turret to cero I...
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    This is as far as I got and decided to stop, I...

    This is as far as I got and decided to stop, I removed the coolant retaining ring, the screws and the dowel pins, after I saw another 9 screws and another 3 dowel pins I decided to stop. Maybe the...
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    In the parts manual that I have it doesn't show a...

    In the parts manual that I have it doesn't show a curvic coupling. If it has one I don't k know where it is, I'll check behind the plate that is in the pictures.
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    I did and extensive revision and could not find a...

    I did and extensive revision and could not find a way to move the turret.

    Next question, maybe this can be set up in the origin/home parameters of the machine?
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    What can I use as a reference to indicate the...

    What can I use as a reference to indicate the turret straight?
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    Need a tip to align a turret of a Hawk 150

    I'll try to be as specific as possible, I recently bought a Cincinnati Hawk 150, I already aligned the X and the Z axis, however, as I faced a part I notice that the tool is not on center.

    The pin...
  12. The AMC are Model 25A20T, and they are...

    The AMC are Model 25A20T, and they are discontinued.
  13. This is what I'm trying to figure; if its worth...

    This is what I'm trying to figure; if its worth the time/money vs buying another one in working condition.
  14. Time I have and regarding the money is what I'm...

    Time I have and regarding the money is what I'm trying to figure what will make sense to spend.
  15. We don't know. Accumulating. That...

    We don't know.



    Accumulating.




    That I don't know, but I'll find out the exact model.
  16. Upgrade a discontinued CNC system on a Webb mill.

    Some time ago I posted as a last resort asking if anybody would know about a CNC system developed by Commico, nobody answer therefore I'm moving onto the next phase, recondition/upgrade the machine....
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    Expensive indeed. Thanks for the input.

    Expensive indeed. Thanks for the input.
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    I know what you mean, but this is were am at...

    I know what you mean, but this is were am at right now, I'll get there.

    Thanks for the feedback, this thread also have been informative.
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    I notice that I have to learn this stuff really...

    I notice that I have to learn this stuff really fast; I decided to stop being a machinist after 25 yrs and start to be a "salesman of my work" (aka Shop Owner), thanks for the pointers there.

    The...
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    It says A5 for the type. For the spindle size you...

    It says A5 for the type. For the spindle size you mean what exactly?
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    WTB. Collet chuck for a Cincinnati lathe.

    Hi to all,

    I bought a Cincinnati Milacron Hawk 150 lathe and I'm looking for a Collet Chuck that will fit the machine.

    It doesn't have to be new, it doesn't have to be the original.

    Thanks.
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    Commico, Inc software, who they are now?

    I have the task to get going a Webb mill that have a very old CNC system, the name is Commico, Inc 2600 CNC System. Last info is that is a company based in Carson, Nv and the president is Raymond...
  23. Thanks for the reply, lots of good points that...

    Thanks for the reply, lots of good points that I'll keep an eye on. Machine is 2002 and have 600 hrs of operation and the owner have an extra hard drive. Long story short, he bought the machine as...
  24. Cincinnati Milacron Hawk 150, what to expect?

    Hi to all,

    An opportunity came up to buy a Cincinnati Milacron Hawk 150, if you have one, can you share the good and bad experiences with this model?

    Thanks.
  25. Due to the nature of the work we do on this...

    Due to the nature of the work we do on this machine we don't need a lot of "Z" travel, 99% of the jobs are drilling on the side of plates 2" thick.
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