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  2. FS home grown trunnion table with manual indexer

    I've made this to "get by" for years until I finally bought an actual 5 axis machine. Now that we moved into the new shop, I'm un-packing and realizing it's time to let some things go.

    $1000 as...
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    [QUOTE=rigved;3354458], the machine wouldn’t...

    [QUOTE=rigved;3354458], the machine wouldn’t leave your premises and it will be operated by your own operator.


    This sounds like what I've been doing for the last 15 years. Someone calls me to...
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    That is a big boy. Anyone can see the table...

    That is a big boy. Anyone can see the table capacity in writing but really think what 5 tons of material swinging around really is ("often times" common for some, I know).

    That size envelope...
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    Prox, what have you decided on? Anything yet? ...

    Prox, what have you decided on? Anything yet? Costs?
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    So, to follow up and close my query; Aluminum...

    So, to follow up and close my query; Aluminum wire, good or bad, work fine or not, is not worth the upfront cost savings to me. Simply for peace of mind. There are a ton more cost factors in the...
  7. Thread: F.S. PEEK drops

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    I'm happy you guys can use some. Thanks for...

    I'm happy you guys can use some. Thanks for thinning the pile; It's about half gone.
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    That is pretty much the impression I got from him...

    That is pretty much the impression I got from him as well. And to be clear, this is not a "bash" on this guy. He actually seems very intelligent, honest and straight forward. Doesn't seem to be...
  9. Thread: F.S. PEEK drops

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    F.S. PEEK drops

    I know a few people here run small PEEK parts, if it would help anyone out:

    Misc sizes as shown in picture. For comparison purposes, the large outside rectangle shape is about 17" x 21". The...
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    Compact Aluminum wire for new shop. Any good?

    We are all aware and have read of the problems with aluminum wire. So, we are building a new shop, one of the electrical bidders come in and I ask if he is using copper. "No, we use compact...
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    Just to put your mind at ease because you didn't...

    Just to put your mind at ease because you didn't use R.O. or D.I. water; We installed an R.O. system to make sure it was not our problem. It wasn't. We were using 251 and even tried 271 to make sure...
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    If you wouldn't mind sharing, how do you see the...

    If you wouldn't mind sharing, how do you see the hours? I went to the fanuc side, offset settings, settings to see the hours like a normal Fanuc machine. All the hours were zero and not counting. ...
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    You didn't, by any means, sound disrespectful. I...

    You didn't, by any means, sound disrespectful. I read it as intended. Sorry for responding as though you were.

    I actually mean you HAVE to see one. They are serious machines. Hermle, for...
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    Quality? You'll have to see one to appreciate...

    Quality? You'll have to see one to appreciate it. Once you're serious about getting one, visit them and see for yourself. They are NOT "American type" commodity machines.
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    Look into Alzmetall. From what you wrote, the GS...

    Look into Alzmetall. From what you wrote, the GS or Gx series is what you're looking for.
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    No, never did. I had to make what I needed. ...

    No, never did. I had to make what I needed. Goes back to the standard deal: Don't buy anything without support. Simply costs too much.
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    If you read closely, he said SE WI. We work for...

    If you read closely, he said SE WI. We work for BEER in these h'ya parts. Cheese is more "up nort".
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    I'll meet with you. PM sent

    I'll meet with you. PM sent
  19. Hermle, yes, spindle winding issue. Like a high...

    Hermle, yes, spindle winding issue. Like a high and low. After a certain RPM, it changes how power is delivered to the motor. Like at 6000 or 8000.

    So, from 2000 to 4000, no pause. 5999 to...
  20. Short answer; yes, it can be done. Longer...

    Short answer; yes, it can be done.

    Longer answer; without knowing the machinie, spindle, drive, ETC. I'm going to guess the pause you are seeing is the spindle changing gears for a different...
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    My vote is pie jaws. I don't think you will like...

    My vote is pie jaws. I don't think you will like the orientation ability of only a 1" wide jaw. If, however, you want to use existing jaws as shown in picture, how about cutting the jaws so that...
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    Ive done it both ways you described. You're...

    Ive done it both ways you described. You're obviously smart enough to know what will work for your app. Sounds like you're getting into bigger parts. Maybe the trunnion is a good idea. I made one...
  23. Fair enough. What else is unique to pallet and...

    Fair enough. What else is unique to pallet and tool changes? Power requirement???? Maybe program a dwell after so it has time for a slow reacting thing-a-ma-bob??? You already tried the required...
  24. I think you are close with the cleaning of the...

    I think you are close with the cleaning of the air filters. We have one machine, that during tool changes, will stop. No alarm, just stop. We press go and it is happy. What we found was that the...
  25. I'm switching to the Sandvic myself. We were...

    I'm switching to the Sandvic myself. We were using Kyocera for the "standard, go to cutter" but said and done, they are shit for so many reasons. We have Walter as well for a specific job and it is...
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