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    Tool room books on press die design

    Hey there,

    Any good literature on toolmaking for sheet metal press die making? Iím working specifically with an aluminum sheet project, and itís not a progressive die. My current reference is...
  2. Thatís just a straight up bad example. Unlike...

    Thatís just a straight up bad example.

    Unlike parts, people may be in or out of spec to start with. Many people had COVID19 and mistook it for the flu. Which means it never got reported. The same...
  3. "Used good" it is. When the general response...

    "Used good" it is.

    When the general response is "SURE! Buy it and tell us how it goes. I'd never put that in my machine," you tend to think it's more trouble than it's worth.
  4. Chinese boring head: Someone tell me its a bad idea...

    So... I don't do a lot of boring. If I did, I would buy Frank's kit, as it's unquestionably a great buy for the money.

    But I don't do a lot of boring. I have one particular job where the only...
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    Anyone else seen the "source from china" button?...

    Anyone else seen the "source from china" button? Is that a new thing?

    I was looking at quoting out a wire EDM job for a lathe form tool. The lead time does indeed suck, and that's a long few...
  6. Fanuc Haimer macro troubleshooting...

    I didn't want to jack rx8pilot's thread. I wrote my own macro for setting work offsets while using the Haimer Taster in my robodrill. It's been working great, except it has some hickups. For some...
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    That "self load" thing looks like a disaster...

    That "self load" thing looks like a disaster waiting to happen. Just me I guess.
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    Oh good. Itís plain old 360 ďfree cutting.Ē

    Oh good. Itís plain old 360 ďfree cutting.Ē
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    Cutting brass with 4 fluters

    Mornin,

    I donít do much brass, and all of a sudden I have brass sitting on the bench for a job. Iím tooled up for steel, so I donít have much in the name of 3 flute endmills.

    Yet I keep...
  10. So.... whatís the difference between these...

    So.... whatís the difference between these controls? I started on Yasnac, and by started I mean I stared as the screen rolled on and made parts while I burred. Eventually graduated to hand-jamming...
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    All sorts of stuff going on in this thread, wow. ...

    All sorts of stuff going on in this thread, wow.

    I worked for a fella who swore by amazon tool holders and cheap pull studs. He also cycled through his staff until he found new guys to put up...
  12. Making an HSM Post for tool length probing routine

    Hey folks,

    I'm looking to cut off a step in my workflow. My tool probing macro uses the temporary tool length to limit the travel so the tip absolutely positively won't break the tool setter probe...
  13. Heís actually more of a manual guy. ...

    Heís actually more of a manual guy.

    Disclaimer: No cats were harmed in the taking of this photo. I have to take the tools out of that mill at night, and cover the vise. Why the hell it likes that...
  14. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191211/32e2c836...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191211/32e2c83670cead6f71174249b8ae6c06.jpg

    I donít think Iíve gone more than a day without him round
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    Worked like a charm thanks!

    Worked like a charm thanks!
  16. Tell me if I'm wrong in this assumption: G910...

    Tell me if I'm wrong in this assumption:

    G910 S1 H01 B3

    S*=#0 , H**=#1 , and B****=#2
  17. I could not stop laughing with this thread. I...

    I could not stop laughing with this thread. I wasn't expecting to find the secrets behind becoming ISO/AS/NADCAP/ITAR and working for Xometry.

    The point about time is a good one though. Mr....
  18. Sure: % O9010(AUTOMATIC TOOL OFFSET) (S.T...

    Sure:

    %
    O9010(AUTOMATIC TOOL OFFSET)
    (S.T X500.0 Y400.0 Z330.0+150+HC)
    (TOOL OFFSET MACRO PROGRAM V4.0)
    (G910 S* H** B*** D*** M0 )
    (CHANGE PARAMETER NO.6050 DATA 910)

    (START)
  19. To break it down a bit further, the exact issue...

    To break it down a bit further, the exact issue is the line where it rapid's down over the switch:

    G00Z-[#906-#900-#2-25.0](*)

    This comes up with a Z- overtravel alarm, which doesn't add up....
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    Oops. Got a bit confused there. How about...

    Oops. Got a bit confused there.

    How about these?:

    Amazon.com: PCMCIA Compact Flash PC CF Card Reader Adapter: Computers & Accessories

    Amazon.com: HuaDaWei New 1GB Compact Flash CF Memory...
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    That sounds familiar... I was hoping this...

    That sounds familiar...

    I was hoping this wasn't the case. It sounds like it would have the features I'd want ie. scrolling through the program, and if I could go back in time I would have set it...
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    What exactly is a data server?

    Hey Gents,

    I've got a Robodrill with 16i-MB control on it, using Fanuc's own FTP across an embedded Ethernet connection directly connected into the desktop. Works great, but the organic memory is...
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    Agreed. Iím sure there will be a migration deal,...

    Agreed. Iím sure there will be a migration deal, some stragglers and a fairly small office for a measly bare-bones tech support. OnShape already has its own inherit problems, and Iíd bet theyíll...
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    Well you can, but itís 2k a year for inventor...

    Well you can, but itís 2k a year for inventor alone and 2.6k for the package.

    What bugs me is if you look at the web page for inventor, thereís no big sign or button that says ďif you actually...
  25. Iím not a plasma guy... it kinda looks like your...

    Iím not a plasma guy... it kinda looks like your switch is sticking. Could change the feed to 10% for the first line after it turns on, then jump back and see if it cuts a bit more.
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