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  1. Not sure about the MD machines but I replace the...

    Not sure about the MD machines but I replace the batteries on all of our Mits machines. Its a pretty straight forward process.
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    Honestly it sounds more like your offset is to...

    Honestly it sounds more like your offset is to the wrong side or not being called up at all. The book came with the machines when they were purchased. Its called "A-Series ADVANCED (W31) Control...
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    100% agree with this^ "could be" scale factor...

    100% agree with this^ "could be" scale factor is set to 1.01? I for sure know AC did not cause the problem.
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    This is from a workbook supplied by mits dated...

    This is from a workbook supplied by mits dated 11/1/2007. A little dated but I'm sure the information is still valid hope it helps.290055
  5. It is the bellows causing the issue. Remove the...

    It is the bellows causing the issue. Remove the left side cover for the seal plate as well as the sheet metal cover next to it. Jog the machine near the -X limit. Now you should be able grab the...
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    Make sure you turn off Memory Recover before...

    Make sure you turn off Memory Recover before switching the machine off or it may not clear the code.
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    To prevent the alarm you just use one M78 to fill...

    To prevent the alarm you just use one M78 to fill to table level. Use whatever you have available to keep the water spray down or just turn down LQ and and slow the machine down a bit. I skim cut...
  8. It looks like you can use a straight start hole. ...

    It looks like you can use a straight start hole. Personally I would program it as a 4 axis cut. If you dont have the capability or it is outside your comfort zone then go the sine plate route.
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    Spray wax all the way

    Spray wax all the way
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    *assuming we are talking same thing ie water...

    *assuming we are talking same thing ie water conductivity/resistance if not..

    Yes, that is what I was referring to.
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    Assuming you know this but... How are the resin...

    Assuming you know this but...
    How are the resin levels? Is the probe clean that measures this? High levels can cause a false contact.

    If that is ok I would take the spool of wire off the...
  12. I use rotation all the time, different angles...

    I use rotation all the time, different angles with multiple different pieces on the machine table all at the same time.

    You need to have Coordinate rotation off it does not like to work with...
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    What RJT said exactly.. mounting a v block in 3R...

    What RJT said exactly.. mounting a v block in 3R style vise makes life easy. We have some bought and some homemade as well. Also 3r style rails a very versatile(the ones that span the whole table).
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    Sounds kinda of like wire alignment.

    Sounds kinda of like wire alignment.
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    Probably due to higher wire tension used in skim...

    Probably due to higher wire tension used in skim cuts.

    Curious about the machine brand as well.
  16. Thread: Changing Water

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    You can daisy chain a couple bottles for better...

    You can daisy chain a couple bottles for better effect.
    Tap water all the way though.
  17. Oddly enough I just modified a 12" Mitutoyo ip67...

    Oddly enough I just modified a 12" Mitutoyo ip67 caliper. Roughed with the 1st skim power for 1/4" material, then 2 additional skims for finish(these were also non-critical cuts just clearance). ...
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    So on this 10x10 mm square, how thick is the...

    So on this 10x10 mm square, how thick is the material? What Epacks are you using and what are your offsets and wire size and type?
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    You have to do multiple skim cuts to get good...

    You have to do multiple skim cuts to get good accuracy along with a good surface finish. EVERY brand wire edm I have ever used this was necessary.
    Yes you can compensate with the variables or...
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    No mastercam here but if you program the cad with...

    No mastercam here but if you program the cad with the bottom geometry at table zero and you are going to be above the table I make those changes to the code at the controller, not sure about other...
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    Visi works pretty good..cant complain. I used to...

    Visi works pretty good..cant complain. I used to use Esprit, it is probably the most economic choice next to bobcad.
  22. Rough cut water pressure I think might damage it....

    Rough cut water pressure I think might damage it.

    I would rough it out un submerged with weak water pressure and an extra thou or two on the offset then skim it a couple of extra times.
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    None that i am aware of. Switch to plastic flush...

    None that i am aware of. Switch to plastic flush cups if you have not already. They can absorb some impact and not be destroyed and will *sort of* protect the guide.
  24. Can you get away with a plastic shim stock gasket?

    Can you get away with a plastic shim stock gasket?
  25. I use G92 to assign machine position for the...

    I use G92 to assign machine position for the program being run. G54, G55 , G56 I use for each piece on the table.

    %
    L1/100
    (INCH)
    H001=000.00810
    (H900 RESERVED)
    H900=000.00000
    G70
    G90
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