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    I know for a fact that our maintenance for...

    I know for a fact that our maintenance for Mastercam is nowhere near 5k, and we have the Multiaxis package with Lathe.
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    it can't be too bad, my boss hasn't...

    it can't be too bad, my boss hasn't complained....yet.
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    It depends on the package that you've licensed...

    It depends on the package that you've licensed and on your reseller.
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    That's hard to say, because we don't know the...

    That's hard to say, because we don't know the guy. But I'd charge whatever you feel comfortable with.
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    As soon as you pull them from the tumbler put...

    As soon as you pull them from the tumbler put them in a bucket of water and rinse them off.
    Also putting in a drop of dish soap helped out a lot with the film.
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    If you're parting off anything that has some size...

    If you're parting off anything that has some size to it, you should be using constant surface speed.
    On small 1" dia parts it wouldn't matter too much, but larger dia parts it makes a world of diff....
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    Was it made from billet?

    Was it made from billet?
  8. Have you by chance double checked the minor...

    Have you by chance double checked the minor diameter to make sure that's not the problem?
  9. The Annodize should only be a tenth or two thick...

    The Annodize should only be a tenth or two thick at best iirc.
    So if your holes are just barely undersize, the tap would remove any coating. If you're even able to cut it with a tap.


    edit, I...
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    You're assuming too much. Like we all know what...

    You're assuming too much.
    Like we all know what machine and control you're doing this on for starters.
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    We have a couple of these and for the price they...

    We have a couple of these and for the price they really can't be beat.
    Pierson Workholding – Innovate Your Production with better Workholding
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    It's probably a clone of the Kurt style vises. ...

    It's probably a clone of the Kurt style vises.
    Buy a Kurt repair kit for $20 or so and see if that fits.
  13. Like someone above, my 1st part was a T-Slot...

    Like someone above, my 1st part was a T-Slot cleaner in a Vocational Tech school when I was a Junior in High School. Graduated H.S. in 1987

    Then I began working in a production shop making taps...
  14. Thread: Name that tool!

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    What the heck is a deburring drill?

    What the heck is a deburring drill?
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    Why? As long as the minor stays within the 2B/3B...

    Why? As long as the minor stays within the 2B/3B limits or print specs I would think the thread would still be good.
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    Try out Garr end mills. The quality is just as...

    Try out Garr end mills. The quality is just as good for the most part and the price is a LOT better.

    I'd probably go with 500-600 sfpm, 10% stepover, full depth, and about a .004 ipt feed.
    And...
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    He's just using V1=V1+1 as a counter The...

    He's just using V1=V1+1 as a counter
    The variable for the offset is (if i remember right) VZOFX = 12.3456 as an example.
    Then once his counter reaches a certain value he can put something like this...
  18. We use rubbing alcohol, simply because the smell...

    We use rubbing alcohol, simply because the smell of ammonia is terrible.
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    I worked with a kid like that a few yrs ago. The...

    I worked with a kid like that a few yrs ago.
    The problem was that his father once told him that calipers were good enough so he felt he didn't need a mic and since it was his father,well that meant...
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    I have zero mold experience. Would all surfaces...

    I have zero mold experience. Would all surfaces shrink/expand the same amount? If so can you just scale the part by a percentage?
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    That sucks. On a side note, do you know what...

    That sucks.
    On a side note, do you know what caused the ATC to lock up? I have 3 of them and I don't want mine to lock up if it's preventable.
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    Ours is V8.02 or something like that.

    Ours is V8.02 or something like that.
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    You don't need a serrated rougher, I would try a...

    You don't need a serrated rougher, I would try a stubby variable helix end mill with a decent corner radius.
    As for speeds and feeds for slotting, maybe start out at 220sfpm .002ipr
    I always use...
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    It's short for: Original Post Original Poster

    It's short for:
    Original Post
    Original Poster
  25. No way that thing is worth $150.00 Good luck...

    No way that thing is worth $150.00
    Good luck though.
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