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    I use volumill for all roughing except for when...

    I use volumill for all roughing except for when I'm doing mold cavities. I use 900 sfm with 4140,1050 on 1018. Stepover varies with DOC. We are using some kind of niagara 1/2 5 flute em.
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    Yeah, its made by finkl. Die Steel - Finkl Steel...

    Yeah, its made by finkl.
    Die Steel - Finkl Steel
    https://www.finkl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FX_EN_feb18.pdf
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    Heat shrink holders and balancers

    How many of you that use heat shrink holders also balance your tools? We run our finishing tools (6mm,4mm,2mm,1mm ball nose) at 20,000 rpm. We are having issues with surface finish on our Makino F5,...
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    So, this guy took his ball and went home. Is the...

    So, this guy took his ball and went home. Is the project still active?
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    We have a romer arm. I wonder how accurate this...

    We have a romer arm. I wonder how accurate this is in comparison.
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    I think he will need at least 3 holes. If he can...

    I think he will need at least 3 holes. If he can get away with that, that is a good way to go.
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    YouTube...

    YouTube
    Here's another
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    Also, if it is a job you are going to be tearing...

    Also, if it is a job you are going to be tearing down and setting up, you could put two 1/4 inch dowel holes in your jaws when you make them initially, and install them with the (long)dowels going in...
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    YouTube...

    YouTube
    Here is an example I found quickly to give you reference. Your part is going to be a little more tricky to hole, but I think you can figure something out.
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    With the soft jaws, you cut the outside profile...

    With the soft jaws, you cut the outside profile of the part into the jaws so you can hold them firm, and repeat. You may have to go with bigger soft jaws,depending on how you want to hold the part.If...
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    With there being no holes in the part, I would...

    With there being no holes in the part, I would lean towards thicker bar stock, use two vises, one to face and profile, next with machined soft jaws to deck to thickness, and chamfer if needed. Looks...
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    I would call it "added chatter".

    I would call it "added chatter".
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    Thanks, following

    Thanks, following
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    I've used this for about 6-7 years now. ...

    I've used this for about 6-7 years now.

    Machinist Calculator SFM on the App Store
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    makino service

    Do any of you deal with Single Source Technologies for Makino service? We have dealt with them exclusively since getting our first Makino 8 or so years ago. It seems every time they come out for...
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    Program Restart

    At what point do you enter 2 in sequence no. in the program restart screen? Is it after 2 million lines? One of my operators asked me today, and I dont remember. We enter line # in the Times column...
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    I work in a large forge plant. When production is...

    I work in a large forge plant. When production is down, we don't need the capacity to run the full plant, just the 3 machines. The compressors we use to run the entire plant are enormous.(i should...
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    Air Compressor reccomendations

    Good morning. I am wondering what kind of compressor I would need for two Makino F5s and an F8. Some Fridays production is down, so maintenance is doing their thing, and we don't get to use the main...
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    Air compressor reccomendations

    Good morning. I am wondering what kind of compressor I would need for two F5s and an F8. Some Fridays production is down, so maintenance is doing their thing, and we don't get to use the main...
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    Calculating surface feet ball nose tooling

    Hello. I am a programmer at a forge plant. Our dies are made out of Finkel grade 2(fx2) material. We have been using the same F.R. and rpms for 6-7 years now. My boss is wanting me to optimize our...
  21. It says "120 soft limit Z" Thanks

    It says "120 soft limit Z"
    Thanks
  22. TPC issue at tool change Mazak Quick turn 640T

    Every time we use the tailstock and use TPC, we are getting an over travel alarm at tool change. We have to reset, and index to the next used tool, then do a program restart at that unit.
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    I am having an issue related to TPC. Every time I...

    I am having an issue related to TPC. Every time I use TPC, I get an over travel alarm when the machine goes to do a tool change.
  24. I tried sending you a pic through pm. I don't...

    I tried sending you a pic through pm. I don't know if I did it properly, as this forum is different than others I visit.
  25. Well, that may not be good on our Makino F5.

    Well, that may not be good on our Makino F5.
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