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    Wow, Is that really true ? There is some...

    Wow,

    Is that really true ?

    There is some spectacular Makino equipment on the second hand market.

    From other experiences with different MTBs I assumed that one has to mainly buy "New"...
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    Take 2. I agree with @SeymourDumore you should...

    Take 2.

    I agree with @SeymourDumore you should definitely repost this on the general wire EDM part of the forum to get more eyeballs on this.

    I am assuming your gauge pin is not of the type...
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    That was a great read , very interesting...

    That was a great read , very interesting especially the history as well... Russian points failing on a T32 tanks etc. giving rise to the First EDMs lol. Pretty cool.

    Authored by the esteemed E....
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    @SeymourDumore Thanks so much ! I really...

    @SeymourDumore Thanks so much ! I really appreciate it.

    Will go through all that.

    In my lunch break I'm thinking Op's "Pin" vs. machine ?

    I.e. composition and methods that his pin was made...
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    OK I kinda get where you are coming from on this...

    OK I kinda get where you are coming from on this now, thanks for the greater detail.

    OK so coming at this as an Engineer that was a materials scientists and migrated to CAD/CAM and VR software...
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    Gotcha , I don't have a schematic for the U3 /...

    Gotcha ,

    I don't have a schematic for the U3 / U 3i

    So what's the system that determines the in cut electrical load vs resistance ?

    I understand the U3 has some fuzzy logic for retracting...
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    OTOH if you have a "flaky" conductivity sensor...

    OTOH if you have a "flaky" conductivity sensor ^^^ , then that quick two millisecond reaction time to stop the wire short circuiting is for naught ?

    @CleaverUsername1 maybe there's another...
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    I guess I'm having a bit of trouble visualizing...

    I guess I'm having a bit of trouble visualizing what you mean exactly ?

    And the other thing I'm having difficulty understanding is your use of the machine ?

    That's because of my own intended...
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    You might invest in Renishaw ball bar and laser...

    You might invest in Renishaw ball bar and laser interferometer test kit or similar.

    I think PROBE had one for sale once ;-)

    they're not cheap but waiting two weeks for someone to ball bar and...
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    In Japan they do thermal testing / micro climate...

    In Japan they do thermal testing / micro climate control using PVC type curtains,

    I installed two 4 ton units for approx. 3000 SF for about $16K

    But wonder about fire risk like you say about...
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    @9106872762, You need to get hold of the...

    @9106872762, You need to get hold of the inspection report for your machine - i.e. a specimen runoff /inspection report [accuracy book ] for the machine and then dig up your inspection report...
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    Cato the Elder this is great ! :-) But what...

    Cato the Elder this is great ! :-)

    But what happens if the minimum sensitivity of movement of the behemoth machine is total pants ? (Raw friction and inertia, Stiction, shaft wind up,...
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    I got nothing but learnt something new … lol ...

    I got nothing but learnt something new … lol

    (third-person singular simple present equilibrizes... , present participle equilibrizing, simple past and past participle equilibrized) 1. To balance,...
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    Seems I can't edit the original post to add, (D'...

    Seems I can't edit the original post to add, (D' oh),

    @9106872762

    Doosan HP 4000 M19 Issue

    (from the forum);
    ^^^ That seems to be going in a positive direction in spite of difficulties. ...
  15. Actually that doesn't sound so bad, everything...

    Actually that doesn't sound so bad, everything you have sketched out seems in balance with a Tormach 1100 MX etc. IF someone scaled it up with an additional 650 lbs.

    So 3 HP would be right on....
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    This particular question seems to come up / come...

    This particular question seems to come up / come back on a periodic basis.

    There are a few threads that deal with pretty much the same core issues.

    I can dig around later to find you suitable...
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    292287

    Except for this one hole ^^^ … Dang (click to "blowup").

    :scratchchin:

    So looks like 4 setups, but those could be nested in place (mostly) to maybe give four parts at a time. Right...
  19. @Max Weber , thanks for posting this, this is a...

    @Max Weber , thanks for posting this, this is a really interesting conundrum.

    I think the fixture plate idea is OK / fine.

    Depending on how many you have to do.

    I'd be tempted to

    1....
  20. I understand... Sometimes you see some pretty...

    I understand... Sometimes you see some pretty sweet machines once in a while. - Not really bankable though.

    How about a planetary style (double sided) fine grinder ?


    Introducing the FDG-700...
  21. I think Okamoto is the sweet spot for price...

    I think Okamoto is the sweet spot for price verses performance.

    I'll rummage about for some quotes.

    I have to admit I find Okamoto's product line and price structure a little confusing.

    I...
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    There's a whole spectrum of instruments for...

    There's a whole spectrum of instruments for stereo plotting over the last 60 to 70 years.

    Nowadays for the past 20 years almost we use stereo immersive displays and digital photogrammetric...
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    It's not a question of overestimating or...

    It's not a question of overestimating or underestimating …

    Normally Photogrammetry is sort of a "Dark Art" that most technical peeps have never heard of nor actually know / understand what's...
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    My "Group" is hovering very close to pulling the...

    My "Group" is hovering very close to pulling the trigger on U3,

    Looks like an excellent platform.

    I'm not a Wire EDM expert but have been trying to dig deep on Wire EDM related stuff for...
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    I'm totally shocked that anyone here knows what...

    I'm totally shocked that anyone here knows what aerial photogrammetry is / stereo photogrammetry.

    Been a member of the ASPRS for decades (now).

    Cheers,

    Eric
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