Search Results - Practical Machinist - Largest Manufacturing Technology Forum on the Web
Close
Login to Your Account

Search:

Type: Posts; User: legoboy

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. I have only operated the 3m machine. I have 2 3m...

    I have only operated the 3m machine. I have 2 3m fp4nc's. From what I heared the 3m was the more expensive control option if that has any significance. The negatives I can think of are , no dnc and...
  2. Thanks for the insights, so would building a...

    Thanks for the insights, so would building a heavy start RPC be beyond the home build?
  3. How do high load RPC 's differ from Regular load RPC 's

    I am looking at the American Rotary phase converters and I would like to know how the heavy load converters differ from there regular converters. What components are used to allow them to start heavy...
  4. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,158

    If one uses a lift table as mTeryk does could you...

    If one uses a lift table as mTeryk does could you wrap a sling around the the Y axis slide then bolt an eye on the table then use the Y axis to support the weight. Then you could jog the Y out far...
  5. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,158

    Dolly for supporting angular table

    Has any one built a dolly for wheeling around the angular table on the FPNC's? Specifically one that will hold it in a position which would facilitate mounting to the machine with out the need for a...
  6. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,166

    I have 2 fp4nc.'s one early 83 and a later 86...

    I have 2 fp4nc.'s one early 83 and a later 86 with a rotary axis. They both have Siemens control and they both work. I dont use them enough to justify keeping both so I am considering selling one....
  7. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,166

    What is your budget for this machine?

    What is your budget for this machine?
  8. The point is that a vise is only one of many ways...

    The point is that a vise is only one of many ways to fixture a part, many guys become so reliant on there vises that they cant think outside the box. So as an apprentice working in a Agricultural...
  9. I would take an angle plate and clamp it to the...

    I would take an angle plate and clamp it to the table. Then I would clamp the pipe in such a way that would push the piece down and against the angle plate. If you dial in your angle plate it should...
  10. I have always indicated my part at the chuck then...

    I have always indicated my part at the chuck then setup my steady but with the jaws backed off dial in the other end. Now while the dial is still riding on the part I slowly bring my jaws into...
  11. Replies
    83
    Views
    27,656

    Here in Alberta where I took my apprenticeship to...

    Here in Alberta where I took my apprenticeship to be considered a journeyman Machinist you had to do four years work experience and you went to school for two months a year. At school we were taught...
  12. Thread: 4 jaw question

    by legoboy
    Replies
    14
    Views
    961

    If it were me I would stick a chunk of shaft into...

    If it were me I would stick a chunk of shaft into the bore and dial in on the shaft. Dial in two places so just past the bore and then 4-5 in out. You want it be dialed in axialy.
  13. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,468

    That looks really good, that would work nice....

    That looks really good, that would work nice. Thanks
  14. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,468

    That looks like it would simplify things. I...

    That looks like it would simplify things. I wonder how hard it is to match the knurl on step over.
  15. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,468

    Thank you for the helpful responses.

    Thank you for the helpful responses.
  16. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,468

    Milling a surface Knurl on a flat part

    I would like to machine a surface knurl on a flat part using an old Deckel with Sinumerik control. The control has a very small memory with no capacity to DNC so I am looking for examples of a macro...
  17. Replies
    6
    Views
    575

    Thank you for the suggestions, I like the all...

    Thank you for the suggestions, I like the all thread idea. that would certainly make the job easier.
    cheers
  18. Replies
    6
    Views
    575

    Material choice for C-4 DIN studs

    I need to build a batch of Din studs to mount small small chucks on the lathe. I would buy them but none in stock anywhere. Could one use mild steel for these or does it need to be something stronger...
  19. Thank you, that is what I was after. I did get to...

    Thank you, that is what I was after. I did get to the stage that you are describing but the top casting wasn't moving with any ease so I wanted to be sure I wasn't missing something before applying a...
  20. Thanks for the detailed write ups they are very...

    Thanks for the detailed write ups they are very thorough. I have managed to flip the head what I was wondering is how to slide the upper casting as to mount an accessory, like the boring head or the...
  21. procedure for sliding upper part of Y axis on a flip head fp4nc

    I am looking for the proper procedure for sliding the upper part of the Y axis back on the flip head. I would like to do some maintenance as well as take a peek inside. Thanks for any insights.
  22. I have inspected quite a few tail stock quills...

    I have inspected quite a few tail stock quills from around the world, Hardinge, Smart and Brown, Standard Modern, Sheldon and a few from Europe and they all seem quite soft. Why wouldn't they harden...
  23. So I will probably shelve the material and find a...

    So I will probably shelve the material and find a different piece of material. We have about 5 feet of 2.5 dia that has been sitting a shelf since the mid 60's so it will probably sit for another few...
  24. My plan is to machine it to +.010 inside and out...

    My plan is to machine it to +.010 inside and out the harden then send for grind. Not familiar with the age-hardening will have to do some home work on that.
    Thanks for the info.
  25. Vascomax350 Maraging steel as a tail stock quill

    I have a piece of this and was wondering if it would work as a tail stock quill material? What would be the pros and cons? Thanks in advance.
Results 1 to 25 of 492
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4