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    Air sensor on the back is apparently very...

    Air sensor on the back is apparently very particular and wouldn't let the Y base block move. Many hours on the phone with DMG Mori later and all is well--mostly. Time to figure out how to align the...
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    Mori Seiki SL-25SY EX 2018 error

    I have the machine mostly functional, except when trying to start the main spindle I get a special error "EX 2018 Y axis mode" and some Japanese writing.

    So I switch to the "custom" menu and to...
  3. Moved subspindle toward chuck a little, no more...

    Moved subspindle toward chuck a little, no more flashing EMG alarm. Probably hit a hard limit but didn't show the alarm for some reason.
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    Machine has hydraulic pressure and air pressure. Haven't hooked up the coolant pump yet, but I moved the X axis off the limit switch and the flashing --EMG-- is still around preventing me from using...
  5. Mori Seiki SL-25SY parameters for DNC loading

    Here's the situation, I have a new to me machine making happy noises for the most part when I flip the power switch with some nagging alarms.
    I have an X axis overtravel and all axes need zeroed I...
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    Alternatively, efforts to contain corona could...

    Alternatively, efforts to contain corona could fail spectacularly after which it will slowly become accepted as another fact of life like the flu. I give it a couple months before they just give up...
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    So uh, I heard a rumor you have to have the...

    So uh, I heard a rumor you have to have the e-stop button depressed to boot it. Don't know if that's helpful(or true) or not, and a few threads back there were some folks talking about machines that...
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    Quick google search shows a VMC 20 spindle at...

    Quick google search shows a VMC 20 spindle at 7.5HP, you can power that with an AD-10? Or is it an AD-20 model?
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    13engines I just had a 16,000 lb live tooled...

    13engines I just had a 16,000 lb live tooled lathe with a subspindle moved into my shop out in the sticks, took $8,000 total.

    Greg, I started a thread on powering a 48kva 139 amp machine in the...
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    Powering this old lathe

    I am hoping to power a '98 Mori SL-25SY with a 60hp American Rotary AD rotary converter, but it is (barely) within the budget to buy a phaseperfect or something.
    The subspindle is nonfunctional at...
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    New to me machine, she's in here

    Whew, she's quite a big machine in person!
    Now the hard part, leveling and powering it.

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    So uh, I'm not sure it's possible to add this...

    So uh, I'm not sure it's possible to add this tool to the library properly or at least I'm having trouble figuring it out.
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    Fusion 360 lathe tools

    Am I a bit slow or does fusion have a very odd and time consuming way to add lathe tools to the library?

    I'm still not sure how to add this internal threading bar to the library properly.
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    I seem to recall the handbook mentioning they...

    I seem to recall the handbook mentioning they even make variable index reamers, or was it variable pitch spiral flutes? No I believe it was variable index, and it listed the offsets per flute for...
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    That's a good question, what all goes into that 8...

    That's a good question, what all goes into that 8 hour setup time?
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    If I could do 5 minutes per part I would be one...

    If I could do 5 minutes per part I would be one rich sob.
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    RS232 DNC over ethernet device?

    I saw something online a while back about using an ethernet connected server to run RS232 port stuff, just wondering if anyone has experience with them. Apparently you can connect it to your local...
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    I wonder what kind of trouble I will run into...

    I wonder what kind of trouble I will run into programming with fusion 360 on it? For instance, how do you choose between a C axis move and an XY interpolation? What cam software to use for this?
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    Something like this: YouTube...

    Something like this: YouTube ?
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    Yeah you might be right about that, it's not very...

    Yeah you might be right about that, it's not very often on a VMC you will use a saw blade to part off a piece of work after machining it.
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    performance expectation for live tool lathe?

    What do you guys think of live tool lathes for milling? Is it a good option, what kind of drawbacks should I expect, and what are some overall opinions?
    I have bought a yet to be delivered used Mori...
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    Well still worrying about getting it moved here,...

    Well still worrying about getting it moved here, but it is pretty close to being officially mine. Guy sent me a .TAP file that is supposed to be the list of parameters for it, any idea what to do...
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    Oh is spare parts going to be a concern?

    Oh is spare parts going to be a concern?
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    Where do I find a manual for it?

    Where do I find a manual for it?
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    Mori Seiki SL-25Y for first cnc lathe

    Just so happens I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a late 90s Mori Seiki SL-25SY. Any thoughts on the machine? Would you rather have it over say, a bigger more powerful old 2-axis lathe or...
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