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    Our Sodick hole popper uses nothing but copper,...

    Our Sodick hole popper uses nothing but copper, we cut with rods in range of 0.6 - 2.5mm.

    In good conditions Iím cutting a 10-20mm per minute in steel of the top of my head, could be more in...
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    The thing is with these questions is that they...

    The thing is with these questions is that they are entirely subjective. Itís hard to recommend a machine for someone else who does different work in a different style as everyone has things they...
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    Hurco use there own control. I ran a poll on a...

    Hurco use there own control. I ran a poll on a face book group and they came out top by a mile for user friendliness.
    I spoke to blokes who have used a few different brands and they all said hurco...
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    We havenít made any visits yet, as other things...

    We havenít made any visits yet, as other things have become a priority. What was particular about the tools that made your short list? Weíre still leaning hurco, but will be looking at others...
  5. Vitrified bonded wheels wonít ever degrade, they...

    Vitrified bonded wheels wonít ever degrade, they arenít susceptible to damage from light or chemicals. If they ring test and are dry, they will pretty much be safe.

    Resin wheels are a different...
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    What Kamil said. Some moulds Iíve worked on...

    What Kamil said.

    Some moulds Iíve worked on were so old they had the date clock replaced a few timesÖ
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    Not as in through hardened the area around the...

    Not as in through hardened the area around the hole, but it will leave a hardened skin, the coarser the finish, the harder the surface.

    Iím sure itíll ream if you take a decent cut under the skin.
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    To take a stab at time, in best conditions 4...

    To take a stab at time, in best conditions 4 minutes, bad conditions 8 minutes on our Sodick CNC EDM hole driller. However you couldnít ream the hole after as the surface will be hardened, if you...
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    As the above for the Sodicks, have said the EPA...

    As the above for the Sodicks, have said the EPA adjusts power, I was told it was 10% increments? And the A and O are on and off time multipliers for respectively bad and good conditions.

    The...
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    If I ever have a job that I really canít cut,...

    If I ever have a job that I really canít cut, like a rusty lump or an 50mm cut at some ridiculous degrees. I use condition 0555. Cuts slow as hell but it will not break.

    That really is a last...
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    Download the Free HEM Guidebook...

    Download the Free HEM Guidebook


    Download this HEM book. It has the chip thinning formulae and a bunch of other fundamentals for milling factors.

    Itís a good read.


    (If you donít trust...
  12. Solved- Just an update for anyoneís future...

    Solved-

    Just an update for anyoneís future reference.

    After some button pressing today, I have found that I can delete up to 10 files in one go.

    Press,
    - program manager
    - highlight...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210730/b66a08de...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210730/b66a08deddf35ab4bb96ab42ca1a8301.jpg

    This is the page from one of the manuals. 1.2379 which is D2 isnít listed. But doesnít meant it wonít work.

    Iíve...
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    From reading our AD35l manual, I think the...

    From reading our AD35l manual, I think the polishing success depends on your steel. High purity, high polish ability steels work well and are recommended. I remember STAVAX being one recommendation. ...
  15. Could you machine a tapered location to negate...

    Could you machine a tapered location to negate any deviation in the parts? Maybe like 2-5 degrees? Then use aluminium as the material and allow them to bed in the taper surface?

    Or use a hard...
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    Didnít anyone get taught how to block up...

    Didnít anyone get taught how to block up properly?

    Not tapping on the first side, skim to clean up.

    Fresh cut face on the fixed jaw, no tapping. Cut second face.

    Flip 180 with first face...
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    On our 810D we go to the program manager, press...

    On our 810D we go to the program manager, press continue, read in, then start. Then press start of the computer itís fed from using an rs232 cable.

    What specifically do you need to know?
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    What error codes are you getting? I have a sort...

    What error codes are you getting? I have a sort of similar issue on our Siemens 810d drive. Y axis too.
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    Hi Barbter, Iíve found the contact you...

    Hi Barbter,

    Iíve found the contact you mentioned on LinkedIn, we share some connections already, Iím going to contact him about the Vulcan VMC 850L and the Quaser MV134E. They seem a good company...
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    Does your WEDM have Sodicks IQ software...

    Does your WEDM have Sodicks IQ software application? If so, it makes cam packages redundant and you could look at importing DXFs and parasolid files.
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    Just looking at Quaser and they seem pretty high...

    Just looking at Quaser and they seem pretty high spec. Have you got one? Whatís the service like in the UK?
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    Hi Barbter, Yer to be fair Iíve used many XYZ...

    Hi Barbter,

    Yer to be fair Iíve used many XYZ machines and only their manual lathes are hopeless, most other stuff is modestly decent. The current Vulcan we have is a great machine, itís just old...
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    Thanks all that have taken the time to reply. ...

    Thanks all that have taken the time to reply.
    Iím in south east England, most places are in the midlands in the uk so itís 3 hours or so drive.

    We get exemplary service from Sodick because...
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    Hi, The machine size is less important, we...

    Hi,


    The machine size is less important, we have a 800x500x500 XYZ, so around that size but not critical.

    Whats important are who has UK based service/training and showroom.
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    Currently have a XYZ Vulcan 810D with Siemens...

    Currently have a XYZ Vulcan 810D with Siemens control.

    Current expectations are wide open but what would suit us is,

    - 20/30 tool changer ideally
    - 8k spindle/ decent torque.
    - very...
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