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    Narrow slot roughing tactics

    I need to create a .375" deep, .125"( +.01, - 00) slot in 304ss. It's a 16.5" diameter circle in the face of a tube sheet for seating filter elements. Unfortunately I can't turn the part, lathe is...
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    Replying to an old post but- why wouldn't OD/ID...

    Replying to an old post but- why wouldn't OD/ID matter? It's the difference between a .545" arc radius and a .045" arc radius, it would seem to me that the smaller arc would be hard to reproduce...
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    Film temp on a large heating element in direct...

    Film temp on a large heating element in direct contact with the coolant is probably high enough to scorch the coolant little by little over time. You could mitigate this with a liquid/liquid Hx but...
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    My favorite way to tie-down top-heavy stuff.

    My favorite way to tie-down top-heavy stuff.
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    Like these? VacuClamp Vacuum Pods | Vacuum...

    Like these? VacuClamp Vacuum Pods | Vacuum Pressing Systems

    If so, I feel like that's a hell of a bargain.
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    [/B] Concur. Hearing a customer's story and...

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    Concur. Hearing a customer's story and then being able to say 'I have just the thing for that' is a pretty powerful selling tool.
  7. Easiest way I see to decrease cycle time is a ...

    Easiest way I see to decrease cycle time is a regenerative circuit with relief. Setting the relief pressure will take some fiddling but that shouldn't take but a minute.

    Pardon my ugly drawings....
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    2 thoughts- 1) a cheap sous vide device would...

    2 thoughts-

    1) a cheap sous vide device would be perfect for this. It's got temp/time control, stainless construction and mine is even wi-fi enabled.

    2) I wonder if a UV solution exists to...
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    Bob has said a hundred times and I'm now a full...

    Bob has said a hundred times and I'm now a full fledged believer- an old Fadal is basically a license to print money.

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    Funny thing is that lots of other steel shapes...

    Funny thing is that lots of other steel shapes come marked (sheet, pipe/tube and I's/H's come to mind), but I don't recall seeing it on bars.

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    Good Q. My supplier provides MTR's for all...

    Good Q.

    My supplier provides MTR's for all materials free upon request. However, I don't have an affirmative way to tie the Ht# on those documents to the bars themselves and even the best 3rd...
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    When he says the same heat I think he means mill...

    When he says the same heat I think he means mill batch, and not heat treat run.

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    A Fadal 4020. Sent from my SM-G973U using...

    A Fadal 4020.

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    Well, the suggestion was a little tongue in cheek...

    Well, the suggestion was a little tongue in cheek but I do wonder what it'd cost.

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    Aermet340 would probably make a nice stud, wonder...

    Aermet340 would probably make a nice stud, wonder what that would cost?

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    I once officed where there was a rail line approx...

    I once officed where there was a rail line approx 50yd from the building and an active army ammunition depot within about 10mi.

    If you were real lucky, the train would go by as the army was...
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    It's supposed be some killer stuff. Sent from...

    It's supposed be some killer stuff.

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    1/2" drive shallow, 12-22, 24, 27, 30, 32...

    1/2" drive shallow, 12-22, 24, 27, 30, 32 delivered for $124. That's pretty tempting to try. If nothing else, they can be field tools.
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    I usually do that, but I'm trying to train myself...

    I usually do that, but I'm trying to train myself to step back from the machine so I can multitask.
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    What does that metric look like? How would one...

    What does that metric look like? How would one gather it in a medium sized shop, say 10-50 machines? And who determines what is good or not good?
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    Does it have a blinking light? If so, there's...

    Does it have a blinking light? If so, there's your signal.

    On my Fadal I'd program in a mist coolant op with a short dwell and plug a buzzer into that outlet, but that's because the machine uses...
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    Reason for my Q was that I need to drill/tap Al...

    Reason for my Q was that I need to drill/tap Al bars in the vise, no critical features or dims. In the manual mill I'd line them up, locate one hole, and then offset by the spacing. In the CNC, the...
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    Programming multiple parts per fixture

    Hello,
    I suspect this comes down to a mixture of personal preference and resource limitations but I wanted to ask anyway.

    If you're milling multiple identical pieces per fixture, do you program...
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    I saw that on your IG, it turned out very well!

    I saw that on your IG, it turned out very well!
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    Voltage drop has always been the reason for...

    Voltage drop has always been the reason for chattering contacts in my experience.

    Moonlight, do you have a thermal camera? If so, fire up the salamander and run it for while and look for hot...
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