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  1. I like the 3m it vectors to position and is...

    I like the 3m it vectors to position and is faster in production runs than the d4. ( I have both) It Programs like Fanuc controls.
    It's limited memory storage can be a problem at times.
    if you use...
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    Is your machine in speed range 2 or 1? Is the...

    Is your machine in speed range 2 or 1?
    Is the run from your converter longer or has smaller gage wire?
    Are the transformer taps set on the +5%?
    Dave
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    The D4 manual has the specs and mounting...

    The D4 manual has the specs and mounting instructions. It has a A2-6 taper(stub taper DIN5502 Size6)with a three and a 4 hole tapped face and either a ST50 or an ST40 i.d. taper with a draw bar. It...
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    Lego, You need more than the Bosch boards to use...

    Lego,
    You need more than the Bosch boards to use the indexer. You need a card to plug into the counter board
    and to match the settings under it (The 7 cross overs behind the blue connector . I...
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    Lego, Page 7-56 in the operators manual has...

    Lego,
    Page 7-56 in the operators manual has instructions for the C axis display.
    It is parameter #406. the setting is S10101100 to turn on the C axis and S00101100 to turn it off.
    I have a NCT 400...
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    Sticky: I have the same head. It is driven off the...

    I have the same head. It is driven off the horizontal spindle and uses S3 in mode 16
    It has a r.p.m.range of 50 to 5000. Each spindle has an adjustable quill to adjust for tool length differences up...
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    II also have a 3M on my FP3NC with NCT400 table....

    II also have a 3M on my FP3NC with NCT400 table. I think they did offer a larger memory as an option.
    I have the 14k one. I don't think there is a dnc upgrade but check with DD. Are you using the...
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    I would also advise you to look carefully inside...

    I would also advise you to look carefully inside the electrical enclosure.
    All wiring should be in the tracks with the covers on. It shouldn't smell like burnt wiring or components.
    The wires...
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    Nice short cut. Great to see someone still...

    Nice short cut. Great to see someone still programming on the shop floor and adapting the canned cycles to their needs.
    Dave
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    Nice trip through evolution of this machine tool...

    Nice trip through evolution of this machine tool Thanks for the picture
    Dave
  11. DD was here in Diamond, Ohio He drove 12.5 hours...

    DD was here in Diamond, Ohio He drove 12.5 hours and spent 65 hours working on my Deckel FPNC machines.
    He worked non stop (except to help a guy out in 4 hours away get his machine running while we...
  12. I think some of the options are software versions...

    I think some of the options are software versions and parameter changes and there are different hardware changes.
    The "A" button on your operators console has two versions one just "A" and another...
  13. One other thing the 3M does have G64.

    One other thing the 3M does have G64.
  14. The 3M has about 1/2 the memory of the D4 (14K)...

    The 3M has about 1/2 the memory of the D4 (14K) so it needs to have a really good post from you cam system or you have to use the canned cycles and G Codes. The 3M is like an early Fanuc or GE...
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    I use the parameter changes as Ross suggested or...

    I use the parameter changes as Ross suggested or write subroutines for each different part you are trying to use the same program on. I use the n* ones for drilling and the %* ones for milling. I...
  16. The 3M does not have DNC.It does allow you to...

    The 3M does not have DNC.It does allow you to loop subroutines. You can write the sub in G91 (incremental moves)and repeat with a step over or down or both. You can also delete the canned cycles to...
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    Ross, what are you talking about?

    Think you can just add a "delay" before the lube call...Personally i don't like switching the spindle on and off more than needed...
    Dave (Diamondman) uses the M00 to stop the spindle within...
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    I use Blasocut 4000 Strong. It is a little pricey...

    I use Blasocut 4000 Strong. It is a little pricey $26.00 a gallon but no issues with going bad after not using it for months, no problems with skin rashes, when the water evaporates it leaves a thin...
  19. I use the S0 to stop the spindle and an M9 in the...

    I use the S0 to stop the spindle and an M9 in the block before a program is done and returning to the start position. This allows the work space to stop dripping before I do a part change and doesn't...
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    Here is the 3M program with a NCT table 1.015...

    Here is the 3M program with a NCT table 1.015 dia 60 degree cutter in my post pictures.
    N10 G0 Z1.0
    N20 C0.0 X0.0 Y2.5
    N30 S1000 M3
    N40 Y1.0 Z0.0
    N50 G1 Y.8615 F10.0
    N60 Y.8840 Z-.7143...
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    Hi, I will get a chance to post my straight...

    Hi,
    I will get a chance to post my straight thread milling program, my 3M 4th axis program and how I to do tapered threads without a 4th this weekend. work is crazy right now.
    Dave.
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    DD has done the indexer thing for a his customers...

    DD has done the indexer thing for a his customers on a D4. I know of for sure don't know about a D3.
    Dave
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    Ross, thanks for the acknowledgment but this was...

    Ross, thanks for the acknowledgment but this was a simple one. some of the fast leads and acme threads you just can't fudge the lead angle especially on i.d.threads and tipping the head or my nc...
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    Single point 1/2"- 14 NPT thread NCT Style

    Hi All,
    My CNC lathe was down and I needed to thread 10 special pipe fittings for a new customer.
    They are 1" hex brass about 3" long and have a 3/8"NPT i.d. thread and a 1/2"NPT o.d. thread.
    I...
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    Ross and Charles you are right, Most people don"t...

    Ross and Charles you are right, Most people don"t have the vision to find the full capability of these machines.
    After my first one the only jobs I couldn't do were too heavy or not enough $
    Dave
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