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  1. Hi praff: Have you considered getting a really...

    Hi praff:
    Have you considered getting a really high end used machine like a Deckel FP1 or FP2 and maybe rebuilding that?
    Expensive for sure, but you'd have a solid accurate machine for life, and...
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    Hi All: Just for curiosity's sake I grabbed a...

    Hi All:
    Just for curiosity's sake I grabbed a couple of DME and National pins I have in stock and checked them under the microscope.
    The DME pins are centerless ground and the grind marks are...
  3. Hi mazzotta.al: You wrote: "but how do you know...

    Hi mazzotta.al:
    You wrote:
    "but how do you know ..."

    Short version is....you don't.
    As a process engineer, you choose your raw stock for the attributes you want, if one of those is a complex...
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    Hi lrg: I've always just used steel settings and...

    Hi lrg:
    I've always just used steel settings and had no difficulties.
    But I never tried to optimize for speed or anything.
    Cheers

    Marcus
    Implant Mechanix • Design & Innovation > HOME...
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    Hi Cole2534: I always think of it this way: W...

    Hi Cole2534:
    I always think of it this way:
    W know that a pair of gears of the same Diametral Pitch and Pressure Angle will mesh together correctly regardless of the number of teeth in each gear....
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    Hi EPAIII: Are you referring perhaps to...

    Hi EPAIII:
    Are you referring perhaps to "Parallel Depth Bevels"?
    According to one of the more ancient gear books I have, these were developed in World War 1 to enable British armaments companies to...
  7. Hi Gary: Can you get access to a Shadowgraph? ...

    Hi Gary:
    Can you get access to a Shadowgraph?

    Cheers

    Marcus
    Implant Mechanix • Design & Innovation > HOME
    Vancouver Wire EDM -- Wire EDM Machining
  8. Hi All: Wire cutting these is a possible...

    Hi All:
    Wire cutting these is a possible solution but you need to find a fine wire shop and there are relatively few around.
    If the longest of these parts are only around 4" and change, you can...
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    Hi Emissary: You are in a hard place not of your...

    Hi Emissary:
    You are in a hard place not of your own making, and you have my sympathy for your situation.

    Here's how I see it:
    You have uncovered an issue which has implications for the...
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    Hi mountie: You wrote: "If you give Milland a...

    Hi mountie:
    You wrote:
    "If you give Milland a cookie...."
    Well I guess then I'd have to give EVERYONE a cookie...(and a beer).
    Cheers

    Marcus
    Implant Mechanix • Design & Innovation > HOME...
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    Hi Sol: You wrote: "Your part would be...

    Hi Sol:
    You wrote:
    "Your part would be considered "large" for these machines."
    and:
    " I don't know if 6AL-4V has the ductility for the part shape"

    Good points both; in fact the info I've read...
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    I can do that Milland! In fact, how about a...

    I can do that Milland!
    In fact, how about a cookie AND a beer?

    Cheers

    Marcus
    Implant Mechanix • Design & Innovation > HOME
    Vancouver Wire EDM -- Wire EDM Machining
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    A question for all you diemakers: Do you think I...

    A question for all you diemakers:
    Do you think I can successfully pinch trim this part in the same station I draw it in?
    I've been told that's a really bad die design because it risks beating up...
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    Hi All: Lots of good creative ideas here, and a...

    Hi All:
    Lots of good creative ideas here, and a good bit of it is worthwhile to tuck away into the back of my head for future jobs.
    I appreciate it all.

    So here is my dilemma:
    The quantities...
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    Hi metlcutr55: You wrote: "he became invisible,...

    Hi metlcutr55:
    You wrote:
    "he became invisible, didn't even pay the 1st invoice"

    Oh man, do I ever hear you, and I bet almost all of us have a similar story to tell at least once in our...
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    Hi Delw: That information is priceless! Thank...

    Hi Delw:
    That information is priceless!
    Thank you so much for your willingness to share it!
    It's the experience driven tidbits like those that enable others to avoid the pain of having to figure...
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    Hi litlerob1: Yeah I floated that idea past my...

    Hi litlerob1:
    Yeah I floated that idea past my head too and then I went NAAAAHHH!:D

    The problem is the customer will need thousands per run.
    Parting off and back turning takes seconds as you...
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    Hi again All: Thank you all very much for that...

    Hi again All:
    Thank you all very much for that great information; it confirms how I would approach it, and I love hearing how others with different expertise from mine would handle a particular...
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    Hi again All: So would you try to clamp the part...

    Hi again All:
    So would you try to clamp the part in the sub in a collet or would you clamp it onto an expanding mandrel?

    I'm assuming you'd turn the cup, back turn the step, push the part onto...
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    I need ideas on how to turn this tiny part

    Good morning All:
    Here is a question for all you turners out there, especially those with micro turning and subspindle experience.
    I have a tiny turned cup to process plan and quote in Ti6Al4V...
  21. Thread: Makino sp43

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    Hi mignoffo: You have a fairly long diagnostic...

    Hi mignoffo:
    You have a fairly long diagnostic road ahead of you to get to the bottom of what's wrong.
    The way forward is to methodically evaluate and correct all of the things that are easy to...
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    Hi Tupper87: Unlike with harder materials, I've...

    Hi Tupper87:
    Unlike with harder materials, I've found that extreme finishing on aluminum is all about keeping the chips away and keeping the tool point properly wet.

    Are you running coolant or...
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    Hi All: I'm going to be a bit contrarian here...

    Hi All:
    I'm going to be a bit contrarian here and recommend a custom split sleeve solution in the hydraulic chuck instead of a 5C collet if there is any requirement to have the snap ring groove at a...
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    Hi again EmanuelGoldstein: I just want to take a...

    Hi again EmanuelGoldstein:
    I just want to take a moment to thank you for your participation in this thread.
    I got a huge amount of super good knowledge and experience from you, and I really...
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    Hi EmanuelGoldstein: My reasons for arguing...

    Hi EmanuelGoldstein:
    My reasons for arguing against the Maag gear grinding process for this OP and this adaptation of it are twofold.
    First, it adds some complexity to the programming that I would...
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