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    A lot to ingest. Like you I was had an...

    A lot to ingest.

    Like you I was had an insatiable interest in mechanical things. But after meeting a friends father I learned that a machinist, a ture machinist is actually an:
    Engineer,...
  2. I glad you got that done. I was too busy to write...

    I glad you got that done. I was too busy to write but others stepped in with support. Bravo!

    Yes it's not that difficult, just lots of detail and once you have done it have a great understanding...
  3. Thread: Nasty Coolant!

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    Disagree all you would like. Do it once right or...

    Disagree all you would like. Do it once right or do it twice. My machine had rubber hoses, PVC may be a better deal?? Terrible scum between the rails and under covers. All covers were removed so R&R...
  4. Thread: Nasty Coolant!

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    IMO and experience maintenance is everything. ...

    IMO and experience maintenance is everything.

    The humidity is not a factor, a thoroughly clean machine with fresh coolant to start is the foundation. You cannot simply change coolant.

    Your...
  5. Have you inspected the thrust bearings?

    Have you inspected the thrust bearings?
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    "I feel good I have helped 2 people start their...

    "I feel good I have helped 2 people start their own business and both seem to be thriving."
    -McClure Machine

    That sir is exactly one of many good things a business should be doing! Bravo!

    If...
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    digger doug Apologies if you are offended. I...

    digger doug
    Apologies if you are offended.
    I completely ignored the spammer. I ran with the title and first post alone, the idea of a business that offers shop cleaning and basic machine PM.
    I am...
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    An interesting idea and I pondered it myself....

    An interesting idea and I pondered it myself. Specialized for machine shops.

    If one could provide Monthly, weekly, bi-weekly, even a daily plan.

    Plan A
    To include: Machine PM of filters and...
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    Looks like a normal condition from this vantage....

    Looks like a normal condition from this vantage. If it runs keep an eye on the oil level and that will answer your question.

    OR something that will add valuable experience for you and trouble free...
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    ProX 200 - Searching for experienced advice

    ProX 200

    Interested in hearing from any users of this early entry by 3D Systems to this 'Very French' machine.

    I am looking to share experience, maintenance and repair that you have done.
    ...
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    Marcus, Thank you for writing this. I am in a...

    Marcus,
    Thank you for writing this. I am in a similar position having dove into the deep end of the wire EDM pool, head first. We have taken ownership of an '84 vintage Agie Classic. We don't have...
  12. Thread: 3d metal printng

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    I think I can speak on this matter with some...

    I think I can speak on this matter with some expertise.

    It will never replace the majority of traditional manufacturing methods, hands down.

    "those operators" will simply need to learn some new...
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    Duncan, Thank you! I am an admirer of concise...

    Duncan,
    Thank you!
    I am an admirer of concise writing, this is so good I ran right over the best parts. On my third slower read I got the answer on the recast question.
    I believe our machine...
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    I am curious about this process myself. We are...

    I am curious about this process myself. We are currently using the bandsaw and belt sander method. We add 3-4mm of solid support to each build.

    We are installing an Agie Classic wire machine and...
  15. Thread: Stone the table??

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    I have only been in this craft for more than...

    I have only been in this craft for more than forty years and recall reeling in horror the first time seeing someone 'stone' a mill table.

    I have watched a series of videos by a very experienced...
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    Same can be said for good writing!

    Same can be said for good writing!
  17. Have you seen the shrinkable plastic sheeting...

    Have you seen the shrinkable plastic sheeting used in boat storage? I believe there is an episode on Dirty Jobs.

    Amazingly tough stuff.

    Industrial Heat Shrink Wrap & Supplies | Pro-Tect...
  18. Yes, I have for about a year now. I have been...

    Yes, I have for about a year now. I have been struggling with high spindle temps when running above 6k and the subsequent tool sticking issue.
    I have not taken temp measurements, just touch and no...
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    You are young enough and have a business degree....

    You are young enough and have a business degree. You have a desire to learn the trade - go work for a machine shop that needs a good business manager. Very few good machinists are good businessmen, I...
  20. Run it - you don't have a seal problem! I...

    Run it - you don't have a seal problem!

    I recommend using Mobil 1 as Haas suggests, check and adjust oil output and run the break in program. Run a spindle warm up daily.

    I am impressed, do...
  21. :D Fair enough! I learned of labyrinth seals...

    :D Fair enough!

    I learned of labyrinth seals in my work on steam turbines and related pumps. I suppose what we called 'spill strips' the seals along the outer and inner edges of the blades and...
  22. I mean no insult by this question: Have you done...

    I mean no insult by this question: Have you done this work before?

    You wrote "..toss a set of bearings in." proper bearings for this are very expensive and fit up very particular and precisely to...
  23. I have had the honor and pleasure of working with...

    I have had the honor and pleasure of working with some brilliant minds. ADHD, OCD are common traits among them in various degrees. When managed they are superpowers. I have made some great...
  24. They are labyrinth seals, very close fit to the...

    They are labyrinth seals, very close fit to the shaft with no physical contact.
    Works with low pressure air supplied to the spindle when on and for a time period when turned off.

    I believe that...
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    Tool changer motor. It is not well sealed, it...

    Tool changer motor. It is not well sealed, it will fill with coolant and die. If you have one working, remove it, disassemble / clean / seal joints and wire entrance.
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