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  1. Just watch that the slices donít warp when saw...

    Just watch that the slices donít warp when saw cutting them that thin!
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    Spend an after noon with a depth mic and select...

    Spend an after noon with a depth mic and select each feed at a time while rotating the spindle exactly one turn. Then mark our what combination does what. Should give you pretty good results.
  3. EDM will be the lowest risk option. Put it this...

    EDM will be the lowest risk option. Put it this way, if you break the tap, youíll only need to EDM it anyway. So save the hassle and EDM!
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    Yes I put my money on them being the on and off...

    Yes I put my money on them being the on and off time. On time being the upper. Both expressed in milli seconds. They are they control of the wave form that is generated by the generator. This is...
  5. Possibly canít handle a 4 axis position. Have you...

    Possibly canít handle a 4 axis position. Have you tried the same movement in 4 lines?

    Also have you looked at the error message page? It may give you the whole error message not half a message...
  6. I stand corrected! Never seen such a thing. What...

    I stand corrected! Never seen such a thing. What sort of mill takes them?
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    Personally, I would make a block with...

    Personally, I would make a block with counterbores and rather then tap the hole, just make the hole pretty damm close fit on the screw so that after the heads are stoned, you can pull them back to a...
  8. A Morse taper for a face mill arbour? Are you...

    A Morse taper for a face mill arbour? Are you sure is a morse taper? They are usually only drills and reamers?
  9. Whatís the companies hourly rate? Jobbing shops...

    Whatís the companies hourly rate? Jobbing shops that could handle an open tolerance job charge maybe around £40 an hour? Correct me if Iím wrong.
  10. To the guy that said H13 has no use. O used to...

    To the guy that said H13 has no use. O used to make tools of 52-54 HRC from H13. Itís a dream of a tool steel to work with. Like butter when itís soft, yet grinds easy when hard. Even with poor...
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    Iíve used them on a Hardinge quick release...

    Iíve used them on a Hardinge quick release collet, capstan type lathe. All i can say is when turning from the square bar, they are a bitch for juddering around in the collets. But when you need them,...
  12. Just to make clear, you are sparking two halves...

    Just to make clear, you are sparking two halves of mould together, not sparking a parting line with an electrode?
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    Those settings tables will really be essential in...

    Those settings tables will really be essential in setting a benchmark for a stable cut. Unless youíve got a perfect ear for it, itíll be hard getting a stable cut, therefore making many problems...
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    Yes to your comment above and I suppose the top...

    Yes to your comment above and I suppose the top left (TL) is on time. And BL is off time, where the middle bottom is the amps. I reckon the time knob controls the length of each servo cycle. Second...
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    Yes the servo is the up and down, and yer a good...

    Yes the servo is the up and down, and yer a good photo of the whole controller will be helpful, Iíll have a go working out what might control what. Iím sure some other folks will give their best...
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    In short, your frequency which Iím guessing is...

    In short, your frequency which Iím guessing is your on and off times wonít have an effect on wear as such. Mainly they effect the cut stability and will effect the speed of cut.

    But the amperage...
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    Iím a toolmaker not a word speller!

    Iím a toolmaker not a word speller!
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    - milling on a Bridgeport with the quill sticking...

    - milling on a Bridgeport with the quill sticking out

    - Using a cutoff wheel on the grinder and feeding the wrong way

    - not checking flatness of ground parts

    - Not checking the squareness...
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    Stick a multimeter on it! And check under the...

    Stick a multimeter on it!
    And check under the coating if needs be?
  20. My SPI calliper shows ERR when the battery is...

    My SPI calliper shows ERR when the battery is inserted awkwardly, so it could be a lose connection?

    I may be wrong but does it show ERR-1 or ERR2, or just ERR? I think they have different...
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    It wouldnít surprise me that itís a +GF+ fuck up....

    It wouldnít surprise me that itís a +GF+ fuck up. In 2015 I saw 3 brand new machines in our tool room, a sparker, a VMC and a hole popper. They all had to have work done under warranty in the first...
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    Thanks for the HSM advisor suggestion, will check...

    Thanks for the HSM advisor suggestion, will check that out and compare the figures Iím getting currently.

    Also, yer I agree with what you say, we seem to be on the same page, I use an indexable...
  23. Valco Cincinnati (Valco Melton) glue dispenser

    I know this is a VERY long shot, but does anyone here know about Valco Cincinnati glue dispensers?

    We have an inherited unit that we want to get running again. It shoots some glue which is great,...
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    Can you use a type of free cutting copper? That...

    Can you use a type of free cutting copper? That will make a world of difference, standard copper will be nightmare.
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    ADOC and RDOC relationship

    Can anyone that has experience with with High efficiency milling explain the relationship with ADOC and RDOC?

    Iíve recently been doing a lot of pocketing/profiling on a 3axis using a 20mm...
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