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    As I said, above, I only had 12 parts to do. I...

    As I said, above, I only had 12 parts to do. I bit the bullet and made a snug fitting delrin plug. That allowed me to clamp harder without distorting the part, and I got them run off yesterday.
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    It's also kind of a flooded market, unless you...

    It's also kind of a flooded market, unless you can turn out large volumes of ammo on short notice.
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    Well said Carbon. Those who make parts for a...

    Well said Carbon.

    Those who make parts for a living want and need their gcode to be highly reliable and predictable. The more you add complicated decision making functions, the greater the chance...
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    That's all in Fanuc Macro B. Standard or an...

    That's all in Fanuc Macro B. Standard or an option on every industrial CNC machine. Won't find it on most hobby grade machines.

    This is what you want:...
  5. If people knew the actual inflation rate, it...

    If people knew the actual inflation rate, it would crash the economy - Business Insider
  6. Bear in mind that apparently low rate of...

    Bear in mind that apparently low rate of inflation coincides with redefining how they measure inflation. The true rate is far higher.
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    I've just treated it like 17-4, seems to work...

    I've just treated it like 17-4, seems to work fine.
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    I wrote a Fanuc Macro B program that would...

    I wrote a Fanuc Macro B program that would engrave time, date, and incrementing serial number, user scalable, in a line at a specified angle or on an arc of a specified radius starting at a specified...
  9. This seems to be a common Haas problem. The chip...

    This seems to be a common Haas problem. The chip screen trays are just too small and shallow.
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    Yep, looks like I'm going to have to do that. ...

    Yep, looks like I'm going to have to do that. With the lighter cuts it isn't pulling out, but even the lightest vise pressure and it's warping.
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    Thanks, I'll check that out for next time. For...

    Thanks, I'll check that out for next time. For now I seem to be having some luck just making shallower passes.
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    Delrin 2nd op Pulling out of vise

    Are there any special tricks to keep a Delrin second op from pulling out of the vise? It's a partially hollow rectangular box, so I can't tighten it much without distorting it. I've heard of...
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    I used to use the 1000 PSI TSC sparingly, only on...

    I used to use the 1000 PSI TSC sparingly, only on deep holes. Now I use it any time I can, it improves cutter life significantly by getting all the chips out of the cutting area. You don't need...
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    I have a 2015 VF-3SS here with 15KRPM. I cut...

    I have a 2015 VF-3SS here with 15KRPM. I cut mostly stainless and Titanium medical device parts, and spend a lot of time RPM limited. It's all about the size of cutter you're using. Dynamic...
  15. No chance you put in the wrong diameter for the...

    No chance you put in the wrong diameter for the calibration master?
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    Climate change is nothing new. Climate change at...

    Climate change is nothing new. Climate change at this rate is unprecedented, with the possible exception of 65 million years ago.

    Don't worry about slamming the car into that brick wall, the car...
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    Buy RS232 Cables, Testers, DNC, And hardware -...

    Buy RS232 Cables, Testers, DNC, And hardware - CNC Specialty Store
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    Yep, put an antique $200 Craigslist computer in...

    Yep, put an antique $200 Craigslist computer in front of every machine or cluster of machines. Use it to load programs, look at setup sheets and prints, etc.
  19. We're quibbling over a diminishing supply of...

    We're quibbling over a diminishing supply of scraps. Up until approximately the present, I'm a pretty strong supporter of the free market with regards to pay. Times they are a changin' though, Ludd...
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    I'd make a main program that sets a variable for...

    I'd make a main program that sets a variable for your RPM and then calls the part program with M98, then sets the variable for the next RPM and calls the part program again, etc. Put an M99 in the...
  21. But would you say it has a plethora?

    But would you say it has a plethora?
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    Still gotta communicate with the data server...

    Still gotta communicate with the data server somehow.
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    Nope, 2016 or newer.

    Nope, 2016 or newer.
  24. So say "no" to anything approaching questionable...

    So say "no" to anything approaching questionable and move on. People find out I'm a machinist and ask if I can make a little "L" shaped part. I say "If it's a lightning link for an AR-15, then no."...
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    I've done serial/RS232 plenty before. I prefer...

    I've done serial/RS232 plenty before. I prefer USB. It's much faster and far more reliable. If you're doing RS232 and your cable connection starts getting flakey you can drop a character and never...
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