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    Sinker EDM electrode holder?

    Sinker EDM electrode holder?
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    Using Extended offsets in PRO5

    Does anyone here have experience using extended work offsets on the Pro5 control? Manual says G54.1 P1 - P300 but nothing about setting these offsets.
    Are they an option? Or have we just not looked...
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    Thanks Steve:cheers: That's what I need

    Thanks Steve:cheers:
    That's what I need
  4. I remembered last night that there is an option...

    I remembered last night that there is an option to save the geometry with the operations when exporting. I don't use it that way so I'm not sure exactly what you get, just adding the info in case...
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    New Sinker Pricing Question

    Is anyone willing to provide a clue as to what a new Sinker in the Mitsubishi EA8PS Advance or Makino EDAF-2 class might sell for? We need a reasonable capacity tool changer and a C axis too. We are...
  6. In the Toolpath window select the operations you...

    In the Toolpath window select the operations you want to save then right click and "Export". You will get a file save style menu so you can choose where to save the operations. In the new file right...
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    (QT William Ward: [I've used KO Lee] What do you...

    (QT William Ward: [I've used KO Lee]
    What do you think of the new KO Lee Surface grinders,)

    Michiganbuck I haven't seen them so I don't know. I guess I'll have to look.
    As far as the 50...
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    Another big +1 for the Mitsui. They also can be...

    Another big +1 for the Mitsui. They also can be had with a fine feed option on Z and Y that is .00005" per division. The .00005 attachment goes between the hand-wheel and the saddle of the machine. ...
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    Thanks for the shout Marcus. I don't have the...

    Thanks for the shout Marcus. I don't have the Makino I've been lusting after yet but the EA12E Mitsubishi we have now is about 15 years old and is starting to show its age.
    Like Marcus said it is...
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    I do it a slightly different way than Marcus but...

    I do it a slightly different way than Marcus but it works for me. I'm using Mastercam 2019. I'm doing mostly replacement inserts so I have existing models of the inserts. In Mastercam solids there is...
  11. +1 for the urethane belting. We had one of those...

    +1 for the urethane belting. We had one of those units at a place I worked in the 80's. Handy tool for little jobs.
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    The machines that can do this sort of work...

    The machines that can do this sort of work reliably and hold the tolerances required start in the $150,000 price range. Best of luck.
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    I run a Makino V22. It's on the small end of the...

    I run a Makino V22. It's on the small end of the line but we don't make anything over about 1/2 cubic inch.
    40000 rpm HSK E32 spindle. Negative pressure enclosure with a dust collector that is...
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    Thanks Goooose I wasn't sure about the .dat file....

    Thanks Goooose I wasn't sure about the .dat file. We'll take another look at the toolpath settings.
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    We have tried all of the options as far as I...

    We have tried all of the options as far as I know. A co-worker is the one programming this so I don't know for sure.
    He tells me that he entered all of the data for number of passes and all that.
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    Esprit Post questions

    We have an Esprit post for our Hardinge Quest 51 lathe that seems to be missing something. When we try to post code for a relatively simple program none of the canned cycles (thread,rough turn) come...
  17. Pictures? Sounds like a great project.

    Pictures?
    Sounds like a great project.
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    Consider using MIC6 tooling plate. I've made...

    Consider using MIC6 tooling plate. I've made stuff like this before and I can tell you that 6061-T6 will​ warp significantly after facing. MIC6 is cast plate so the residual stresses from rolling are...
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    Crater Compound is what is used in diesel...

    Crater Compound is what is used in diesel locomotive gear cases. It has the consistency you describe.
    https://cglapps.chevron.com/msdspds/PDSDetailPage.aspx?docDataId=336255&docFormat=PDF

    Don't...
  20. Not a trade school or college but the iGETIT...

    Not a trade school or college but the iGETIT online training for NX is very extensive and you can watch the modules as many times as you need. We have a corporate license for both NX and the iGETIT...
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    I'm not sure about the wiring diagram but I do...

    I'm not sure about the wiring diagram but I do know that they are a little bit different in different eras. We have three here that were bought new at different times and they each have a slightly...
  22. Slide Gate/valve for Injection molding machine...

    Slide Gate/valve for Injection molding machine material hopper. Controls flow of pelletized material into barrel of machine.
  23. Warm Citric Acid solution. Check the internet for...

    Warm Citric Acid solution. Check the internet for ratio but I think it is 1 cup +/- per gallon of warmish water.
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    Marcus, No I don't have a nice shiny new Makino...

    Marcus,
    No I don't have a nice shiny new Makino to play with sitting next to the V22 Graphite. I still want one though. From what I have seen sinker controls have come a long way in the last 15...
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    Bump to the top for progress report. I've had...

    Bump to the top for progress report.

    I've had a couple of detours into other projects for the last 4 months so I hadn't spent much time on this until the first of the year.
    Based on suggestions...
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