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    The way I do it for T11-14 is to face the stock...

    The way I do it for T11-14 is to face the stock with your front turn tool (or whatever tool defines Z0.0 in your program), leave the main collet closed then call T11 dia or core from the prep page,...
  2. GT 75 and UR 3 - YouTube...

    GT 75 and UR 3 - YouTube

    I would recommend using the larger model (either UR5 or UR10) if you want to move it away from the lathe. You’ll need more reach that what the UR3 has, most likely.
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    Dan Rudolph on Instagram: “If you ever wondered...

    Dan Rudolph on Instagram: “If you ever wondered how I integrated a @universalrobots UR5 with our Haas Mini Mill, these three pics should explain it. 1-Three lines of…”

    This is how I did it, pretty...
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    I never signed up with them, but someone there...

    I never signed up with them, but someone there sent me a few jobs to quote.

    Never heard back on any of them, but the jobs weren’t a good fit for us anyway.
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    Let the UR10 open the door, saves a bunch of work...

    Let the UR10 open the door, saves a bunch of work on the integration.

    Look for a spare M-code that you can use to signal the robot that the machine has reached the end of program.

    You can...
  6. On my Robo with 31i A control, the machine status...

    On my Robo with 31i A control, the machine status light is configurable in the Maintenance section of the “Quick NC” button. Since Fanuc is the MTB in this case, they expose that part of the ladder...
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    Thanks for the plug :-) It’s a slog trying to...

    Thanks for the plug :-)

    It’s a slog trying to run a 2-man shop and design/engineer/implement automation projects, I have two solid projects that have freed me up from machine tending. It does...
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    What is the plan for the UR10? Seems like it...

    What is the plan for the UR10? Seems like it won’t take much to make a larger-than-20 pound part on the new lathe?

    Having one UR5 and 2 UR3’s, I’ve learned you need to take high level view of the...
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    Bad times when they have to speed up the video on...

    Bad times when they have to speed up the video on a machine going head to head with Brother.

    It looked like they just dropped frames on the second pass of the face mill op to make the rapids look...
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    I don't have a chip spinner, but I nest two...

    I don't have a chip spinner, but I nest two Rubbermaid Roughneck trash cans in each other, the top one having some small holes drilled in it. Chips sit in there until a scrap run and then we lift the...
  11. Thread: Citizen L20

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    You did it correctly. Negative number just...

    You did it correctly.

    Negative number just means it’s negative relative to the “standard” length tool Citizen setup in the control.

    Positive or negative, just almost never zero.
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    Going off of your premise that most of your 5th...

    Going off of your premise that most of your 5th axis moves are positional, can you program parts in such a way that you could leave a slack air line to the pneumatic vise? Basically if you work 180°...
  13. Thread: Citizen L20

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    Can you select the GSE3207 in your MC Data page?...

    Can you select the GSE3207 in your MC Data page? If so, that should load in the tool positions and then you can indicate them from there to make sure they are right.

    If you can’t select that...
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    I have 3 of them and I will be buying more. I’m...

    I have 3 of them and I will be buying more. I’m so busy I don’t have time to do the engineering to get them doing more jobs. That’s the only downside.
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    I'm not in Oregon, but here's a link to my video...

    I'm not in Oregon, but here's a link to my video on my UR5:

    UR Robot Explainer - YouTube

    I also have 2 UR3's.

    Look up and contact your local UR distributor, they'll bring one to your shop.
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    Guide bushing reduces tolerances actually,...

    Guide bushing reduces tolerances actually, depending on the quality of the stock. Roundness is the major problem. If the stock is not round, turning with a guide bushing can’t improve that problem...
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    Perhaps my lingo was misleading. It’s is said...

    Perhaps my lingo was misleading. It’s is said they can be run “as a chucker” meaning that the guide bushing housing is removed and the headstock can move up to the tool plate. The headstock is still...
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    Was my point as well...

    Was my point as well...
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    Being able to convert to chucker mode is offered...

    Being able to convert to chucker mode is offered as a selling point on most new swiss these days. My L12 does it... but I've never bothered to put it in chucker mode.
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    I take it you’re trying to end up with a machine...

    I take it you’re trying to end up with a machine that works like the one in this video (starting at 0:45)

    CITIZEN A2-Vll Swiss Turning - YouTube

    Not sure what to suggest but maybe the video...
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    Check out AnD at the link below. It has save us...

    Check out AnD at the link below. It has save us hundreds of man-hours dealing with micro sized parts.

    FX-2I | A&D Weighing

    If the parts exist, this will weigh and count them accurately. We...
  22. Yes, it is possible to make a T25 hexalobe with...

    Yes, it is possible to make a T25 hexalobe with the security pin on a Citizen.

    Per the attached sketch, you'll need to start with a end mill smaller than .029" and helically ramp in around the...
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    Good advice on the B12, find one that has two...

    Good advice on the B12, find one that has two live tools and you’d have a slick little screw making setup for maybe $20k.

    New L12s are amazing, but is in the OPs “$100-250k is too much” machine...
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    That machine is the same model I learned on, no...

    That machine is the same model I learned on, no sub or live tools. It ad says it has a pick off spindle, it does not. Fixed guide bushing so it will take more babysitting.

    In this day and age, you...
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    Looks like it has 360W of ultrasonic power over a...

    Looks like it has 360W of ultrasonic power over a roughly 14-15” by 14-15” area? I have a industrial Crest system that has 1kW of ultrasonics over a 12x16 surface area, just as a comparison.

    At...
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