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  1. EXE page User parameters BLK = 0 A BLK of...

    EXE page
    User parameters
    BLK = 0

    A BLK of "1" will run block by block
  2. Esprit by DP technologies is still recognized as...

    Esprit by DP technologies is still recognized as the best by mwah.
    Big bucks though... Only recommend the investment if you plan on doing a lot of 4-axis.
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    Just remember that wire will go stale when/if you...

    Just remember that wire will go stale when/if you are trying to use up those old spools.
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    CPU repair for Charmilles 510 needed

    Does anyone have a contact for CPU repair on a Charmilles 510?
    This is basically a 286 computer.
    I've heard of someone who does it, but never wrote their name down.

    Any help appreciated.

    Jay...
  5. I know you say that the wire sensor switch (the...

    I know you say that the wire sensor switch (the one with the whisker) is working fine, but it has been my experience that it is always those sensors or something directly related to them.
    I would go...
  6. I should add some more details... It is a FO 350...

    I should add some more details...
    It is a FO 350 s.

    I have learned a bit and am now having a problem in the Preparation of job/EDM section.
    I have everything filled out correctly (as far as I...
  7. CRC, Not sure what help you are looking for...

    CRC,

    Not sure what help you are looking for specifically, but the key to sparking mold parting-lines is to switch the polarity back and forth between pos and neg to achieve even wear between top...
  8. Charmilles Roboform 350 simple program (is there such a thing?)

    My friend got a great deal on a Roboform 350.
    All he wants to do is burn hex ends into bolts.
    The program needs to touch in -Z, zero, OD centerfind, zero, position to zeros (or maybe even +.025" in...
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    I believe your amperage is too high for the burn....

    I believe your amperage is too high for the burn.
    Higher amps = faster burn times with worse finish.
    10 amps per 1 sq/in of electrode interface if burning graphite/steel.

    Cutting the upper lead...
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    Agie Charmilles started using depth pressure...

    Agie Charmilles started using depth pressure sensors around this time.
    Not positive if your machine has it or not, but if so it will look like a white plastic nut on the right side of the inside of...
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    DJZ, The reciprocating WEDM you were inquiring...

    DJZ,

    The reciprocating WEDM you were inquiring about was a Charmilles product built for cutting free DMLM parts from the build plate.
    It used Moly wire approx .022" diameter.
    It could only cut...
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    Tvalen, I have seen this happen on the X axis...

    Tvalen,

    I have seen this happen on the X axis when the seal plate is dirty or needs replaced.
    DO you see the V axis drifting off of zero when you get the V axis error?
    Will the machine home?
    ...
  13. Frozen Processing for EDM (Air/Space, Nuclear, Medical)

    Since I point many of my customers to this incredible website for EDM knowledge, I thought I would post something that is a regular question from them.
    It is old news to most, but maybe it will help...
  14. Thread: cheaper wire?

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    In my experience, cheaper wire was never worth...

    In my experience, cheaper wire was never worth the hassle.
    But I have always tried to run attended as much as possible.

    It's been a minute since I've purchased wire for Mits machines, but OKI...
  15. Looking for a post processor for Current 300ct

    Looking for a friend...
    They need a post processor for a 2004 Current 300ct fast-hole EDM.
    The machine also has a rotary that wil lneed to be programmed.

    Post processor can be for Esprit or...
  16. Do you have any existing programs(that run) that...

    Do you have any existing programs(that run) that you can use for reference when editing the post processor?
    Does that machine even use g-code or is it completely conversational?

    I would put in a...
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    EDM for Aerospace/Nadcap

    Hi all,

    Just curious how many visitors to PM use their EDMs for aerospace/military and are compliant to Nadcap rules and regs.
    Looking around it seems like most are in tool making.


    Jay
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    Kris, Not super familiar with that machine,...

    Kris,

    Not super familiar with that machine, but I assume the axis motor has brushes for the drive section and the tachometer section. Probably 4 for the drive and 2 for the tach (probably slightly...
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    Right idea... Cotton gins

    Right idea... Cotton gins
  20. I'll second the "bad bottle" statement. Seen...

    I'll second the "bad bottle" statement.
    Seen this a few times with regenerated resin.
    You can avoid this by using virgin only, but that isn't very green or financially responsible.

    I would also...
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    Excellent point plastikdreams... While a fine...

    Excellent point plastikdreams...
    While a fine grade graphite is definitely the right move over copper, there are also processing methods that need to be considered.
    Multiple electrodes and burn...
  22. Is the wire breaking in the workpiece? I'm...

    Is the wire breaking in the workpiece?

    I'm assuming with the depth of investigation you are undertaking, that you have already ruled out mechanical issues such as: Higher/possibly uncalibrated...
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    Gord, The only time I have ever recommended...

    Gord,

    The only time I have ever recommended foam vs. CO2 is on older machines in which a "kill if activated" relay is difficult to install.
    Nine times out of ten, just shutting down power to the...
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    Excellent points. Thanks guys. Jay

    Excellent points.
    Thanks guys.

    Jay
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    Charmilles 640cc Axis over-travel errors

    Howdee all,

    Local shop is getting an over-travel error on the X axis when near the ends of travel but not actually at the end of travel.
    First thought was a dirty/worn seal plate as it is leaking...
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