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  1. Miller Synchrowave high frequency not working

    We have an older Synchrowave 350LX that's giving us issues. The welder is on a machine designed to weld stator cores so it's essentially a TIG torch on a set of guides. The torch only traverses on...
  2. Thread: Moon Shot; 1969

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    My dad was 9 and was growing up in Orlando. He...

    My dad was 9 and was growing up in Orlando. He wasn't there to watch the launch but he said they could clearly feel the ground shaking while it launched. That would've been just as epic.

    I was...
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    I wasn't expecting someone to take that post so...

    I wasn't expecting someone to take that post so literal that they forgo common sense. Yes anyone as anyone on the floor, i.e. maintenance, engineering, production, facilities, or even an outgoing...
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    While I was working for a Japanese car...

    While I was working for a Japanese car manufacturer, we had hired in a new engineer that interned with HD in WI and would tell us the stories how things got fixed.

    Leaking pipe?

    In the Japanese...
  5. Totally lied. There is a small button on the main...

    Totally lied. There is a small button on the main screen that opens the settings menu. Wasn't highlighting when I hovered over it like the other buttons.
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    I flipped some levers, pushed some buttons, and...

    I flipped some levers, pushed some buttons, and turned some handles.

    I'm getting the hang of it. Figured out the facing, turning, and threading which is the bulk of what I'll need. Dry cycled it...
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    Haas TL-1 conversational crash course

    Anyone have any documents or videos on how to operate the conversational programming on these lathes?

    We have one in our shop that was used back in the day when we had tool room guys but they're...
  8. It's all there is. You can select all types of...

    It's all there is. You can select all types of threads: standard, British, NPT, BSPT, etc. but all the depths and output is metric for some reason and there isn't a way to change it.

    We have a...
  9. Changing from inches in main program to mm in subprogram

    I have a couple of nice Kennametal threadmill tools with replaceable inserts that the last engineer had ordered but I guess never got around to installing them. They're the style that come as a...
  10. If you have instagram, there's a guy on there I...

    If you have instagram, there's a guy on there I want to say has a J310 that he's rebuilt the head and might have and answer for you. Goes by the handle: rettig_engineering.

    I'm tearing into the...
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    I keep a tub of diluted muriatic acid for small...

    I keep a tub of diluted muriatic acid for small parts. Removes scale in about an hour or so. Then I dunk or spray it with baking soda solution.

    For larger parts, I use a garden sprayer and drape...
  12. Magnetic filtration addition to current system

    I've been trying to talk to my coolant rep about adding a magnetic drum filter/separator to a couple of our HMC's existing 100 gallon tank. I've asked on 3 occasions and each time the rep wants to...
  13. With the little while I've been registered on...

    With the little while I've been registered on this forum, it looks like Tree Journeyman's have been becoming popular. Wondering if we can get our own dedicated subforum to collect all of these topics?
  14. I'm reviving this because I had the same issue....

    I'm reviving this because I had the same issue. Turns out my tool diameter was too big for the operation. I assumed the tool I selected was correct without looking at the details but then realized it...
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    I found a company called Small Tools Inc that has...

    I found a company called Small Tools Inc that has them.

    Apparently all of the Bison numbers I was referencing are discontinued but a company called TMX makes them now.
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    If I'm reading the diagrams right, I can use an...

    If I'm reading the diagrams right, I can use an A2-5 taper? I just lose the inner tapped holes, correct?
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    Adapting a chuck to an A1-5 spindle

    You'll have to excuse me as I am not a whizz with lathes. I did use one while going to school but it was the cam-lock style and everything was there to make chips.

    I picked up a lathe for my home...
  18. Tree Journeyman 325 retrofit: Figuring out spindle wiring

    I picked up a bare J325 and the wires were cut at the base leading into the column so now I'm having to figure out the wiring. Everything else was stripped except the spindle motor and the components...
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    That would be great but we have boring tools that...

    That would be great but we have boring tools that need an extra set of empty pots besides the tool for clearance. Machine is a Hyundai Wia.



    Yes, we prestage tools but the way the carousel was...
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    Fanuc tool number versus pot number

    I heard you don't have to match the tool number to the pot in the machine, e.g. T1 can be in pot 10, not pot 1.

    If so, wondering how I go about making this change? I'm new to the role but we have...
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    I 100% agree but there's 2 people in charge of...

    I 100% agree but there's 2 people in charge of the machining departments. Me and the other guy on the verge of retirement. I admit I'm green and would like some guidance. The other guy has fought the...
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    We do have one, modern VTC. The operator hates it...

    We do have one, modern VTC. The operator hates it with a passion. The endbell just turns into a soup bowl of chips and coolant. He tries to avoid as much machining on it as possible and I don't blame...
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    A bunch of great follow up questions so I'll do...

    A bunch of great follow up questions so I'll do my best to reply.

    Yes, we work with castings. We literally have thousands (some o/h, others made to order) of castings and each casting can have a...
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    Looking for turning centers, need advice

    I'm putting a proposal together to try and acquire new machines. I have 5 Hitachi-Seiki lathes that are old, beat, unsupported, and incapable of being retooled. The need to purchase new machines is...
  25. Centralized coolant delivery and mag separator recommendation

    I'm at a facility that has all stand-alone machines (I came from automotive that had large underground systems for large transfer machines and cells). The operators need to carry a 5 gallon bucket to...
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