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    My personal preference is to use a small ball or...

    My personal preference is to use a small ball or bull nose, only going as deep so the cutter radius leaves a shallow edge. It looks good and doesnít feel sharp, any burr left I use a stone or some...
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    The biggest issue with grinding pins to length is...

    The biggest issue with grinding pins to length is that when they cool, they shrink.
  3. Would appreciate a copy if possible!

    Would appreciate a copy if possible!
  4. Wear is negligible really, after a rough and...

    Wear is negligible really, after a rough and finish of 0.25mm I was 0.02mm up in size.
  5. Bit of an update, we finally spoke to someone at...

    Bit of an update, we finally spoke to someone at Saint Gobain after we think they had an outbreak in the office.

    The recommended we use a standard silicon carbide wheel, they sent us a Flexovit...
  6. If the machine does have an operator lock it...

    If the machine does have an operator lock it would probably be a key button. Or key barrel.

    So if your keyboard wasnít working it would be odd for the help button to work and nothing else...
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    WEDM Sodick 6 axis, rotary head.

    Iíve been using our 6 axis head for a while now in a 5+1 capacity and have done many jobs quite happily.

    Iíve now got a job that I want to cut using the 6th axis to rotate 90 degrees to create a...
  8. The cursor that you move with the directional...

    The cursor that you move with the directional buttons? Usually the cursor is where you are currrently inputting values
  9. Iíve used a mondo that was little newer then that...

    Iíve used a mondo that was little newer then that model. To switch pages you needed to put the cursor rove the page number in the top left corner And then page up or down or press a number and enter.
  10. You can clock along the top of the touch point to...

    You can clock along the top of the touch point to bring it back to centre and flat, then run a calibration cycle.

    Calibration cycles should be run frequently on the workpiece probe and tool probe...
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    Alum is definitely not magnetic. Maybe your scrap...

    Alum is definitely not magnetic. Maybe your scrap guy is pulling a fast one?
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    Sodick make a 5 axis CNC hole driller that can do...

    Sodick make a 5 axis CNC hole driller that can do auto electrode changes. We just did a job with 1500 holes per workpiece and it performed like an actual Swiss clock. Itís called the K3HN i believe,...
  13. Thanks for those answers. So Iím assuming that as...

    Thanks for those answers. So Iím assuming that as melting temperature increases, the cutting speed slows?

    Also Iíve not heard that hardening of tool-steel with free machining elements will remove...
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    If you fed in 9 inch to cut 3 inch thatís going...

    If you fed in 9 inch to cut 3 inch thatís going to be 200% wear.

    As feeding in 3 inch to cut 3 inch would be 0%.
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    Is that the manual or the CNC orbicut? I ask...

    Is that the manual or the CNC orbicut?

    I ask as Iíve cut threads on both the manual and CNC versions. Both on Hurco 900 mk2 manual sparkers.

    In both cases I lowered the z down to depth....
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    Just to clarify to you non-metric folks. When we...

    Just to clarify to you non-metric folks. When we specify a metric thread such as ĎM6í it is assumed this is standard or Ďcoarseí pitch. If using metric fine threads, itís simply written as ĎM6 fineí....
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    Sounds like you arenít using a centre, or you...

    Sounds like you arenít using a centre, or you centre drill is the wrong angle.

    Is the drill a 118 deg standard?
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    We do a lot of 0.8 holes in 80mm thick steel, 70%...

    We do a lot of 0.8 holes in 80mm thick steel, 70% wear is absolutely normal.
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    Maybe Iíve used some shit lathes in my time, but...

    Maybe Iíve used some shit lathes in my time, but I think Colchesterís are the best manual lathes out there.
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    Yes I did my toolmaking apprenticeship at...

    Yes I did my toolmaking apprenticeship at thermofisher, we made mould tools for PCR plates. And most of my apprentice tools were made from H13 as were most of the moulds so it was in abundance. To be...
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    Cool, drop us your email and Iíll send them over,...

    Cool, drop us your email and Iíll send them over, Iíll also upload some photos shortly when I get my laptop out.
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    Apprentice drawings

    Hi folks,

    Iíve made a folder with all the drawings from my toolmaking apprenticeship a few years ago. Itís a mix of DWG and PDF files. It could be a good resource for any mentors, apprentices or...
  23. For anyoneís future reference, Put the probe...

    For anyoneís future reference,

    Put the probe in

    Checked probe stylus concentricity

    I created a new probe in the library.

    Brought the spindle reference down on to a parallel.
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    Jones and shipman veterans/experts

    Im now in a position where Iím the only toolmaker in my firm and now responsible for all our surface grinding. We have two late 60s J&S one 1400 and one standard 540. they both had the ways done a...
  25. Ah okay, hopefully Iím not in the shit. Will the...

    Ah okay, hopefully Iím not in the shit. Will the machine remember which orientation the spindle needs to rotate too so the LED windows line up? Iím not sure if itís a fixed setting or if itís set at...
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