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  1. Ohio Carbon definitely distributes the AR-12, but...

    Ohio Carbon definitely distributes the AR-12, but I did not think the made it. Are they a manufacturer?
  2. I will for sure. It might be a bit though, the...

    I will for sure. It might be a bit though, the graphite I mill needs to stand up against an oxidized flame (4,000 Fahrenheit), so I am still sourcing material. Currently testing Toyo Tanso...
  3. I was thinking about using a tile saw with a...

    I was thinking about using a tile saw with a diamond wheel...did you think I meant diamond bandsaw? When we finally do go the bandsaw route (which certainly is the industry standard) I will steer...
  4. Thanks for your response, David. I have not...

    Thanks for your response, David. I have not decided on a saw yet, so I do not know what size 1" plates I will be starting with will be. I am cutting 1" strips from the 1" plate, so I end up with a...
  5. Thank you for your response, White Lightning. I...

    Thank you for your response, White Lightning. I understand why I should stay away from coolant, but may I ask what the problem is with water? Do you think a diamond wheel will not work in this...
  6. Advice on cutting EDM graphite plates

    We are stepping up our manufacturing process by using a higher (more heat/wear resistant) grade of graphite, and about to purchase directly from the manufacturer (Toyo Tanso). This means we will be...
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    Agreed. Nothing is made in the states anymore. ...

    Agreed. Nothing is made in the states anymore. I only referenced Schneider Electric as a USA company because they have a corporate office in the states, with a tech support team that speaks fluent...
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    Thanks for the clarification Jraef. Symantics. ...

    Thanks for the clarification Jraef. Symantics. Yes the Schneider brothers were born in France in the early 1800s, their company has established centralized locations in Eastern Europe, Germany and...
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    If you are looking for a quality US made VFD for...

    If you are looking for a quality US made VFD for a reasonable price I highly recommend Telemechanique by Schneider Electric. For a new unit a single phase 230v input and three phase 230v output up...
  10. ...are you TRYING to get me to destroy my motor?

    ...are you TRYING to get me to destroy my motor?
  11. LOL...I don't usually cross thread, but when I do...

    LOL...I don't usually cross thread, but when I do I just power that bad boy through 'til she's tight!
  12. That's some really good information Philabuster,...

    That's some really good information Philabuster, thanks. I will collect data and write a warm up program under 70 degree conditions, then put a heat sensor on my spindle, and use the data to...
  13. Thank you Bill D for the insight. I will play...

    Thank you Bill D for the insight. I will play around with the accel ramp time, starting at 5 seconds. Do you know if decel ramp time matters? It seems to me that if the spindle operates without a...
  14. Lampworking tools for glassblowers is what I...

    Lampworking tools for glassblowers is what I make. I have only three competitors, and none of them seem to want to make a tool they can chuck in a lathe and make spin true. Mine spin true,...
  15. Recommend a good ramp up time for my mill's spindle?

    Good day, and thanks for reading my post. I'm milling EDM graphite at 24,000 RPM's with 1/4" endmills with 1.5" - 2" cutting lengths. I want to protect the ceramic bearings inside so I'm trying to...
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    I'm DEFINITELY going to get a CNC mill at some...

    I'm DEFINITELY going to get a CNC mill at some point...but until then I will be making due with the resources that I have. CompactLogix processors with RSLogix5000 has built in motion control...
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    Thanks for the reply Vancbiker. I worked as a...

    Thanks for the reply Vancbiker.

    I worked as a systems engineer for a solar panel manufacturing facility, there I designed systems for manufacturing processes. What I am doing here is exactly...
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    Thanks for the well thought out response,...

    Thanks for the well thought out response, hanermo.

    I ended up getting a used 2.2 kw Telemechanique (French) VFD and a square 2.2 kw spindle 24,000 RPM spindle which I am in the process of...
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    Look, litlerob, I think there may be a...

    Look, litlerob, I think there may be a misunderstanding. Allen-Bradley is high end, the Tesla of automation equipment. All three of my axis servos are Allen-Bradley, as well as my contact relays. ...
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    Thank you Jacques, I did look at the video and...

    Thank you Jacques, I did look at the video and sent the manufacturer an email. I hear the square spindles are better than the round ones, but I am not dedicated to either at this point. I am at a...
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    Thank you for your response. I'm not sure what...

    Thank you for your response. I'm not sure what you are trying to say here, it sounds like you are saying that DIY's should be posting on another thread. I am sorry if I am posting inappropriately,...
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    What spindle motor should I use?

    Hello, and thank you for reading. I built a mill/lathe hybrid to manufacture graphite tools for glassblowers as a proof of concept. I made my own spindles out of parts from McMaster-Carr and...
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