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    We currently have a layout similar to 1, with...

    We currently have a layout similar to 1, with lathes in line end to end. Seemed like a reasonable idea at the time for crane access and operator visibility etc.

    It's a really bad setup. Can't run...
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    I disagree. Actually, the workstation I'm...

    I disagree.

    Actually, the workstation I'm typing this on right now is a Z800 with dual X5667 3.1Ghz xeons.

    It's generally fine for cad, but it's really really showing it's age for cam. My Ryzen...
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    I agree with most of the statements on that page,...

    I agree with most of the statements on that page, but I will add the following:

    They recommend i7/i9 over xeon - yes, but doing so precludes the use of ECC memory. As I stated above, I've found...
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    Thing is, while everyone is getting upset about...

    Thing is, while everyone is getting upset about the design of this hole, taps to do it are readily available from plenty of places.

    Good quality spiral point tap with a small enough shank to pass...
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    So, this is all kind of debateable. An i7 is...

    So, this is all kind of debateable.

    An i7 is just an i5 with SMT, otherwise they are identical, and SMT is of pretty negligible value to cad/cam work where real, sustained parallelisation is...
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    Uncoated is key. Polished flutes even better....

    Uncoated is key. Polished flutes even better. Most aluminium specific roll form taps are such.

    I've seen people play this issue down a lot on here, but the fact is that most coatings are not very...
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    I understand the metric thread system, I altered...

    I understand the metric thread system, I altered my wording because many on here do not - anyone unfamiliar with it will not know at first glance that 0.5mm is a fine pitch for an M5.



    Only if...
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    A2 in this context is probably not what you think...

    A2 in this context is probably not what you think it is.

    A2 and A4 are commonly used for stainless fasteners, A2 being 304 or 18/8, and A4 being 316. I have no idea why the fastener people use...
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    Almost certainly for an adjuster of some sort,...

    Almost certainly for an adjuster of some sort, especially given the non-standard fine pitch.

    Engineers are not always idiots...
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    First and foremost, unless you're using a laptop...

    First and foremost, unless you're using a laptop there is absolutely zero reason to mess around with the notoriously flaky usb converters. Get a pci-e card with hardware serial ports instead. If you...
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    D1-6 and 52mm is typical of a Triumph 2000, so...

    D1-6 and 52mm is typical of a Triumph 2000, so maybe not a clone.
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    I have an old 4" Iscar cutter of the same style....

    I have an old 4" Iscar cutter of the same style. With modern grade inserts it works just fine, nice light cutting action just like any modern high positive 45deg facemill. These are a huge upgrade...
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    Hi Bill, OT in question is a 9" colour screen...

    Hi Bill,

    OT in question is a 9" colour screen also, and not really old ('97, as I said). You can enter a complete block in edit mode, just not in mdi.

    Is this just a limitation of the O series,...
  14. That doesn't sound like a login issue, more like...

    That doesn't sound like a login issue, more like a failure to launch / silent crash.

    Look in the Event Viewer (Windows) or Console (OSX) to figure out why it didn't launch.

    Maybe a failed...
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    Never used a 10, but FWIW our 1997 OT-C does not...

    Never used a 10, but FWIW our 1997 OT-C does not use a eob semicolon in mdi, while all our i series Fanucs do.

    Assume this is a side effect of whether or not it can do multi line mdi commands?
    ...
  16. Since nobody else is gonna chime in I will,...

    Since nobody else is gonna chime in I will, although while I have a lot of experience with Hurco, I've never used or owned one of that age. Older and newer, but not from then.

    Of all the...
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    Turning Haynes 556

    Crosspost from general - no takers there.

    Never touched this particular material before so looking for some experiences.

    Small turned parts ~3/4 to 7/8" diameter and similar length, tolerances...
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    That's a radial turret in the picture. I have...

    That's a radial turret in the picture.

    I have two victors and the turret is plenty big.

    If you just need a dumb 2 axis lathe with no bells and whistles, the Victors get the job done. They are...
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    If the chip conveyer was controlled from the...

    If the chip conveyer was controlled from the operator panel or via m-code, rather than just a starter switch on the conveyer itself, that may be the interlock.

    Maybe double check the obvious stuff...
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    Turning Haynes 556

    Never touched this particular material before so looking for some experiences.

    Small turned parts ~3/4 to 7/8" diameter and similar length, tolerances in the +/- .002" range. Some thin walls at...
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    It's a BS970 (UK) specification. It's...

    It's a BS970 (UK) specification.
    It's effectively equivalent to 4340.

    Usually supplied and machined in the T condition (quenched and tempered).
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    On the Max 2 software is on eeproms. A software...

    On the Max 2 software is on eeproms. A software upgrade requires a new set.

    I'm not sure what the v1.54 is. Doesn't sound like a Max 2 software version (the oldest max 2 I ever had has version...
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    Looks good. There is one more of those laminated...

    Looks good. There is one more of those laminated cables in there, going to the softkeys between the screens. Something to bear in mind if they ever stop working!
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    I'm assuming it's the laminated ribbon cables you...

    I'm assuming it's the laminated ribbon cables you are talking about. They get very fragile with age, and basically fall apart.

    I don't know why they were used instead of normal ribbon cables,...
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    Are you talking about a ribbon cable inside the...

    Are you talking about a ribbon cable inside the pendant? Assuming that you are thinking that the control is just not seeing the start button?

    The diagnostics screen shows the start button, so I'd...
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