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    I believe the correct answer is that machine...

    I believe the correct answer is that machine control builders in general, and Fanuc in particular, are about 10-20 years behind the technology curve. Pretty much every consumer electronics company on...
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    I've been using OneCNC, it does generate a bunch...

    I've been using OneCNC, it does generate a bunch of very small moves. On the HH 410 (my FP3NC) or HH430, these don't create much of a problem as the control can be set to effectively smooth them, the...
  3. Use the tool table, that's what it's for. You do...

    Use the tool table, that's what it's for. You do not need to use the longest tool as the reference, I'd use one in the middle of the range. Others will be offset +/- that tool. Call it offset zero...
  4. My machines may go for days, weeks, or months not...

    My machines may go for days, weeks, or months not being used. The corrosion problems I have are the unseen surfaces. Anything that can be seen - open to the air - dries quickly leaving an oil film...
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    Not sure where you are getting your strength...

    Not sure where you are getting your strength information. 7068 yield is about 100Ksi, Ti is about 130 Ksi. The specific strength of 7068 might be slightly better, but you have fixed fastener sizes so...
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    Each part has 8 holes, two parts in the vice at a...

    Each part has 8 holes, two parts in the vice at a time so 16 holes per machine load.
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    Well, I started at 500 rpm and had no problems....

    Well, I started at 500 rpm and had no problems. Upped it to 1000 and still no problems. Upping it above that yields little in cycle time improvement (since they are shallow holes).

    I've got a...
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    But, a host of other problems.

    But, a host of other problems.
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    Wonder if it actually gets to 6K? 10mm at 0.4 is...

    Wonder if it actually gets to 6K? 10mm at 0.4 is only 25 revolutions. 1/4 of a second at 6K. It can come up to speed out of the hole, but must stop and reverse in the hole. What is the acceleration...
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    I think I'll try a rigid holder and start at 500...

    I think I'll try a rigid holder and start at 500 rpm to see how it goes. The hole diameter thing is why I'm reluctant to use form taps for this or other short runs. There are numerous studies...
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    I am unfortunately familiar with foreign aluminum...

    I am unfortunately familiar with foreign aluminum and always buy US sourced product. The machine is a DMC63V, not sure what speed it might be rated for. The positioning is accurate (glass scales) but...
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    Small taps in aluminum?

    I need to tap a bunch of blind holes in 6061, 2 mm x 0.4 x about 10 deep. I've not done small stuff like this before. Should I use a floating holder or rigid tap? What speed would be a conservative...
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    Depends on how deep its broken. Sometimes...

    Depends on how deep its broken.

    Sometimes easier to tig a washer to the broken stud or tap as it is thinner, then tig a nut to that. But if its broken 1D deep or so, machining it out is the only...
  14. Look on eBay for the Haas specific Renishaw OMP40...

    Look on eBay for the Haas specific Renishaw OMP40 probe and receiver. The Haas ones are dumbed down, basically the receiver takes power and gives you a switch closure on contact. There are a lot of...
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    On balance, I like the lathe mainly for it's...

    On balance, I like the lathe mainly for it's customer service. They will answer the phone without a $1000/yr subscription, help you debug, send replacement parts at a reasonable cost and accept...
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    There are a few bugs in this control. It's really...

    There are a few bugs in this control. It's really too bad that they don't supply the source code to legitimate owners, if they are not going to maintain it and fix latent bugs anymore. But it makes...
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    Prototrak SLX tool comp bug

    As long as I am reporting software issues, might as well do this one too:

    If you have an SLX control and an indexer (though it probably also effects non-indexer lathes), be aware of a peculiar...
  18. Speaking of old things that don't run on Windows...

    Speaking of old things that don't run on Windows 10, I'm one of them :-). Fortunately I run all of these in VM, so I've got XP3, 7, and 10 all isolated by VM on the same machine.
  19. OK I did fix it this weekend. New OS, not a new...

    OK I did fix it this weekend. New OS, not a new computer, Enet.

    2 separate problems: First, TNCRemo must be run in supervisor mode. It installs by default in Programs x86 directory, which is...
  20. I discovered a couple of things. One is that...

    I discovered a couple of things. One is that there are some write permissions that Win7 has that prevent the app from writing into the TNCRemo folder, this is why it could not download the DLL and...
  21. Problems with HeidenHain TNCRemo and Windows 7

    I've run this on XP for years with no problems. I am forced to use Windows 7 now as OneCNC no longer runs on XP. I cannot get TNCRemo to work on Windows 7. I've tried both 3 and 3.3 revisions with...
  22. Yes.... and the lifting eye is included for free!

    Yes.... and the lifting eye is included for free!
  23. I still have this, anyone interested at a better...

    I still have this, anyone interested at a better price?
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    The Bison tailstock chuck is sold. That makes...

    The Bison tailstock chuck is sold.

    That makes everything sold. Thanks, buyers!
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    The Scandvik tool holders and inserts are sold.

    The Scandvik tool holders and inserts are sold.
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