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    If I had to cut big plates of graphite like that,...

    If I had to cut big plates of graphite like that, I would be thinking about getting them cut on a waterjet if possible. It would make quick work out of that.
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    Hey nlancaster, Just an idea to help limit the...

    Hey nlancaster,
    Just an idea to help limit the belly as much as possible, if it is a tube your cutting these off of you can put some round stock in the OD to make it as a "SOLID" piece.
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    I can't say which printer would be best, but I...

    I can't say which printer would be best, but I use ABS molds/fixtures off the printer all the time for various things. I've made some fixture for holding parts are the CMM, depending on what you...
  4. I'm not familiar with Mitsubishi wires, but as a...

    I'm not familiar with Mitsubishi wires, but as a wire guy I can give you my opinion.

    Wires can be tricky especially when you are new to the process. There are many factors when cutting with a...
  5. Hey just for some clarity, you have a slot in a...

    Hey just for some clarity, you have a slot in a part the runs thru .125 thick material that steps down to .045 thickness? And you are seeing a .008 difference in slot width once it gets to the .045...
  6. I'm not familiar with Mits WIRE EDM but what are...

    I'm not familiar with Mits WIRE EDM but what are your conditions? Are both the upper and lower heads flush with the part or open upper or both open? Hows your flushing?
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    I would stay with Sodick. You have 2 and they...

    I would stay with Sodick. You have 2 and they work great, the new Sodick can slide right it and start running with little to no training. Your consumables will be the same, maintenance, and service....
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    Karlo Is it your final skim? Is the machine...

    Karlo
    Is it your final skim? Is the machine alarming out with a Low Dielectric Fluid Alarm (H00161) or Abnormal drian (E00243)? I have had to replace the Upper Float Limit Switch on my AQ537L in...
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    Man that sounds rough not having a chair to sit...

    Man that sounds rough not having a chair to sit in all day. I work in a 20 employee precision tool and die shop and we all have our own desk,chair, and computers. We are very fortunate to have these...
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    Keep in mind when working with tight tolerances...

    Keep in mind when working with tight tolerances especially on gage blocks and pins, temperature is a big factor. Good choice to call in and ask.
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    What is your Resistivity level at? I know on my...

    What is your Resistivity level at? I know on my Sodick AQ537L I tend to see more water marks/rust when my level is low around 55,000. If I am concerned about getting rust or water marks I tend to...
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    Ive had this issue in the past. One time my...

    Ive had this issue in the past. One time my compact cylinder that controls the open and closing of the upper guide went bad and had to replace it. The other times i've had this issue was using a...
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    I have a LP33W control on my sodick. Same as...

    I have a LP33W control on my sodick. Same as Mike1974 posted, uses the M02 at the end of the program and stays there until you hit the home button on your control, and that will take you back to the...
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    Are you dropping any slugs off of the part? It...

    Are you dropping any slugs off of the part? It doesn't take much movement to loose .0005 tolerance on concentricity. Maybe switch your program around so you could stop and double check your zero...
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    What kind of machine are you running? There are...

    What kind of machine are you running? There are alot of variables that can contribute to the wear. I typically do 1 rough and 3 skims and move my power contacts about every 150 hrs.
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    nlancaster Hey forget the indicating of the...

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    Hey forget the indicating of the alignment block and just use a square when you put the block on the table or just align to the part it self. Do you align the U and V once a day? Or do...
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    I've had luck using the U/V alignment in hole...

    I've had luck using the U/V alignment in hole with a decent finish in it. Go for it.
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    I would be hesitant relying solely on a magnetic...

    I would be hesitant relying solely on a magnetic v-block to hold your part. Magnets work good but you won't have much surface area to mag too. Depending on how much stock you have to hold onto and...
  19. This won't really help save much time, but if...

    This won't really help save much time, but if your upper head is low enough, M36 is tank door half way and M46 is up all the way.
  20. I've never talked to Sodick about a code or...

    I've never talked to Sodick about a code or setting but if you are at your machine while this is running, you can hit the HALT button after the T91, hit THREAD and start again and it will skip the...
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    How many employees do you have programing? We...

    How many employees do you have programing? We have 15 guys that do all their own programing (no production work), one or two computers doesn't work for us. Each guy has a computer on their desk where...
  22. Hey Shane030173, Having some issues with my...

    Hey Shane030173,
    Having some issues with my wire getting programs when I post them. Its working right now, but sometimes it acts like it doesn't refresh the SEIKAnet and I have to do a couple...
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    nlancaster, Hey I also run a Sodick and use 3R...

    nlancaster,
    Hey I also run a Sodick and use 3R bases with custom fixture quite often. If you have the centering fixture for your 3R, you should be able to put that on and square your wire to that...
  24. Hey thanks for the idea. These calipers were...

    Hey thanks for the idea. These calipers were specific to the customers request but after doing some research they were rated to be submerged in up to 3ft of water for a max of 30min. I was able to...
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    I don't have that machine software combo but I do...

    I don't have that machine software combo but I do use mastercam for all my programming. I run a Sodick, and for 4axis work when my bottom geometry is above my work table, I place "0" at the bottom of...
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