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    185 - 195 sfpm is a good starting point for...

    185 - 195 sfpm is a good starting point for process reliability. But that can be way different depending on a whole bunch of variables. Rigidity of the part, rigidity of the setup, rigidity and power...
  2. Are you trying to write a macro to adjust the...

    Are you trying to write a macro to adjust the number of parts it runs based on variable bar lengths? Many bar feeders have “end of bar” sensors that will produce an alarm when the push bar reaches a...
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    I never center punch mark a drill hole position...

    I never center punch mark a drill hole position unless I’m using a drill press. If the hole requires positional accuracy, I will either start with a couple short pecks, or use a spot drill to guide...
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    Our parts manager had his favorite coffee mug...

    Our parts manager had his favorite coffee mug that he would drink out of every day. It was an insulated mug with a two piece closeable lid. He refused to clean it, and after a year it had built up an...
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    Dubbing the drill helps a lot on bronze and...

    Dubbing the drill helps a lot on bronze and brass. Don’t bother with the pilot hole. If you need a stepped hole, run the bigger drill first.
  6. Bright finish HSS. Sharp and fast

    Bright finish HSS. Sharp and fast
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    You know you really like him. Lol

    You know you really like him. Lol
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    Get a 10” or 12” 3 jaw chuck and make some custom...

    Get a 10” or 12” 3 jaw chuck and make some custom soft jaws with steps in them to accommodate different diameters. Since your parts are thin, the steps can be pretty shallow allowing for a lot of...
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    You would want your soft jaws to be made of...

    You would want your soft jaws to be made of harder material than what you plan to hold in them. In the event of chips getting trapped in between them and your part, the chips will tend to stick into...
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    I use excel to generate setup sheets. I name the...

    I use excel to generate setup sheets. I name the file by the part number and name (I.e. 2749stem). Each file has the first page with part name, number and description along with program name, stock...
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    If you have a lathe, it may be quicker to thread...

    If you have a lathe, it may be quicker to thread the part before welding. Most threadmills can be used on ID and OD, as long as it will fit inside the hole.
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    I periodically have to redraw a customer print...

    I periodically have to redraw a customer print due to sloppy dimensioning practices. Normally when they have dimensions stacking from different directions and I need to have them all reference a...
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    Got a HAAS tech on the phone today. Seems my...

    Got a HAAS tech on the phone today. Seems my speed acceleration and loop error numbers are good, but the P-gain and I-gain values are a little wonky. I would expect these to cause noise in the motor...
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    I can’t imagine it not being able to run in...

    I can’t imagine it not being able to run in reverse. Though perhaps something came unthreaded inside. I would be looking for a parts breakdown of it so you can get an idea of what is in there that...
  15. Build a furnace and pour ingots. It will satisfy...

    Build a furnace and pour ingots. It will satisfy the pyro in you and if the scrappies won’t pay a decent price, build a wall out of them
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    Only change I made was the polarity. The other...

    Only change I made was the polarity. The other parameters were all locked and I was unable to get in touch with a technician to tell me how to unlock it.
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    I got it! After going through the parameters they...

    I got it! After going through the parameters they sent, looking them up in the manual and cross referencing them with the machine control I found the issue. Though the gain, acceleration, speed and...
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    This has run on my machine in the past. But when...

    This has run on my machine in the past. But when the repair shop was checking it out they had it running on a control box which may have had different parameter settings. I did manage to finally...
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    I have been calling non-stop for almost 2 hours...

    I have been calling non-stop for almost 2 hours now. Still no answer. My patience is wearing thin. I may be taking a road trip
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    Well... Now I have a problem. I set the control...

    Well... Now I have a problem. I set the control for the S5C indexer, shut down the machine, unhooked my SRT rotary table, installed the S5C indexer and turned it on. Immediately got a "164 A AXIS...
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    When it shows up I’m jamming it into my VF2 and...

    When it shows up I’m jamming it into my VF2 and running parts as fast as I can. I’ll let you know how it goes
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    Well, maybe the nightmare is over! I just got an...

    Well, maybe the nightmare is over! I just got an invoice emailed to me. I called and they answered this time! It is apparently finished and they are awaiting payment before shipping it.
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    Can't contact repair shop

    Hopefully this isn't a new Horror story thread:

    I sent my HAAS 5C indexer out for repair 2 months ago. I can understand it taking some time to repair as it is an older model and parts may not be...
  24. What rpm? Sounds like you are on a knee mill. Run...

    What rpm? Sounds like you are on a knee mill. Run a straight flute carbide drill at max rpm and feed the table up steady using air to clear chips. I’ve drilled through HSS drill bits and taps like...
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    You need to contact a civil engineer if you want...

    You need to contact a civil engineer if you want a quick answer. Otherwise get a couple books on statics and engineering. Any answer you get here would be no more than a guess and probably not...
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