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  1. You're supposed to re-calibrate about every 3-4...

    You're supposed to re-calibrate about every 3-4 months. That's why Renishaw and Bluhm want you to have a qualified tool in a case, to do it.

    When I worked for a MTB this was part of the courses I...
  2. It's how my younger brother got killed. Got WAY...

    It's how my younger brother got killed. Got WAY too cocky in the left seat, bragged about it too. One day, I got the call, and had to identify what was left of him. Had a long, painful talk with the...
  3. Don't need to see the footage, I've witnessed...

    Don't need to see the footage, I've witnessed enough first hand.
    Saw my dad get his thumb ground into hamburger in a Barber-Coleman gear cutter's differential box.
    I was six. Still can't unsee it...
  4. There is no shortage of good help that can't be...

    There is no shortage of good help that can't be overcome by money.
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    I own a 1986 Mori lathe. They still have...

    I own a 1986 Mori lathe. They still have parts/service/support for it. It still holds tenths easily from cold, all day. You get what you pay for.
  6. I believe they were bought out by Kennametal, so...

    I believe they were bought out by Kennametal, so you may want to try there.
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    Dad used to run a lot of 1215. Cut very well at...

    Dad used to run a lot of 1215. Cut very well at 800 SFM and surface finish was acceptable. 4140 will always give a better part, but, depending on tooling, you may have to slow things down.
  8. I didn't think of this. Way back when, at dad's...

    I didn't think of this. Way back when, at dad's place, we had an operator that LOVED to do this.
  9. Sounds like variations in material. A lot of this...

    Sounds like variations in material. A lot of this stuff comes from places all over the earth and material variance can be a real issue. Every try Carpenter for stainless?
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    Kitagawa does have rebuild kits and literature...

    Kitagawa does have rebuild kits and literature including diagrams. Give 'em a call. Very supportive.
  11. FanucWorld (T.I.E.) has spare parts.

    FanucWorld (T.I.E.) has spare parts.
  12. That seems right. I think it's kinda rare tho.

    That seems right. I think it's kinda rare tho.
  13. Some Series 15 controls had color CRT's and FAPT...

    Some Series 15 controls had color CRT's and FAPT programming, or the mill equivalent. It's kinda rare as 15s were very high level controls that didn't lend themselves to shop floor programming.
    ...
  14. Well, Okuma is the best IMO, but pricey and live...

    Well, Okuma is the best IMO, but pricey and live tool Y axis versions are rare in the used market as they get snapped up VERY fast. The machine is just top drawer all the way.

    Doosan rocks pretty...
  15. Doosan's SMX has a 12k milling spindle up top, 5k...

    Doosan's SMX has a 12k milling spindle up top, 5k on the bottom. With that said, the normal turret arrangements all seem to be about 5k-6k for rotary tooling. With that said, spooling up lathe live...
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    I would avoid submerging the spindle nose at all...

    I would avoid submerging the spindle nose at all costs. Many machines have breather holes and the spindles aren't really meant to work that way. Pulling coolant up into the spindle bearings means a...
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    Ha! I do have a casket for her. No one in tho....

    Ha!
    I do have a casket for her. No one in tho. At least not yet.
  18. Thread: Chip fan

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    I always was..

    I always was..
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    Position the tool - G0 X39. Z3. Then G32...

    Position the tool -

    G0 X39. Z3.
    Then
    G32 Z-15. F1.5

    Then X42.

    The "F" is the lead of the knurl.
    Remember to ALWAYS have an X axis relief at the very next line.
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    When not machining stuff I have a project I'm...

    When not machining stuff I have a project I'm currently gathering a few parts for, and enjoy driving it in the meanwhile, before she gets redone. Elizabeth makes for a great Saturday morning...
  21. Thread: New VMC

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    The ballscrews are the same. The Mold Maker...

    The ballscrews are the same. The Mold Maker option is mostly updated control software. Memory, lookahead, nano-smoothing, etc. The grease packed lubrication never was an issue when I worked there....
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    In many of those old gals, it was Mobile Velocite...

    In many of those old gals, it was Mobile Velocite 10 Spindle oil. Call Methods Machine, the distributor as ask them. That machine is still supported.
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    Many times it isn't "what" you are doing, it's...

    Many times it isn't "what" you are doing, it's "where" you are doing it. I felt the same working for dad. It wasn't my occupation, it was all the lousy people he had in the building creating a toxic...
  24. Some tool makers have all that online now....

    Some tool makers have all that online now. Kennametal uses the NOVO system.
    You can also check their print catalogs.
  25. Good idea. Fanucworld (TIE) is always buying this...

    Good idea. Fanucworld (TIE) is always buying this stuff.
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