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  1. Sodick AD35L g24/g25 retraction control.

    Iím hoping someone can help me, this should be easy to answer but itís got me stuck.

    Iím doing some sparking in a tight space @45 degrees and canít use the machines standard g24 retraction where...
  2. Unless you have some scale eating acid? an...

    Unless you have some scale eating acid? an ultrasonic cleaner will do nothing to help. Wrong sort of process, I use the aqua blaster with some kind of grit for stuff like that, itís light duty but...
  3. Iíve always been told to mill and turn D2 with no...

    Iíve always been told to mill and turn D2 with no coolant, anyone know whatís in the material too say why that is?
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    To be honest, 3mm back lash isnít small, but it...

    To be honest, 3mm back lash isnít small, but it isnít bad in the scheme of things, and wonít affect much of what you can do on the machine as the fine adjustment stops the slop from affecting...
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    Iíve known people to make their own micrometers....

    Iíve known people to make their own micrometers. However they usually purchase a micrometer head and only make the body.
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    Quick update, We took the pressure gauge out...

    Quick update,

    We took the pressure gauge out and tested it, the gauge was fine, however the 2mm ID tube that goes to the pressure gauge we think was blocked or contaminated. As it had a moderate...
  7. Anything but a new charmilles. It could handle...

    Anything but a new charmilles. It could handle roughing, but small details just ate electrodes.
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    Brian, Thanks for the info. That makes...

    Brian,

    Thanks for the info. That makes perfect sense.
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    Just my opinion. I can understand the thrust...

    Just my opinion.

    I can understand the thrust load from the tail stock. So I would incorporate a sprung loaded centre or spring washer in to the tail stock to limit tail stock pressure.
  10. Repost this in the EDM section, the 290 is a...

    Repost this in the EDM section, the 290 is a common machine, you may have luck.
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    Iíve mentioned about Aluminium filters and I...

    Iíve mentioned about Aluminium filters and I think they would work as we can cut a ton of the stuff at times.

    But they arenít convinced because they donít seem to think they will be suitable for...
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    Weíve had various minor issues, apart from a...

    Weíve had various minor issues, apart from a fried PC. but this one has us stumped. I did wonder if Sodick have changed who makes thier filters?
  13. I used to run a charmilles and you could start...

    I used to run a charmilles and you could start the greasing cycle and stop it after 5 seconds and itíll cancel the alarm, does your work piece allow that?
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    I usually get away with starting to cut with a...

    I usually get away with starting to cut with a blocked tube and after a couple seconds the wear rate is so high the blocked area usually wears away.
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    Diminishing WEDM filter performance

    We have a Sodick slc600g WEDM, we cut a lot of steel and Aluminium, varying amounts but over time about 50/50 of each during a filters lifetime.

    Our filters used to last between 150-250 hours, and...
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    Hi, I have the same machine but the 810 version...

    Hi, I have the same machine but the 810 version with the umbrella carousel. When it gets stuck between a pockets, you can either manually operate the relay in the right hand cabinet. Or I prefer to...
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    Never seen one but itís just a wheel dresser....

    Never seen one but itís just a wheel dresser. Probably not as good as putting a diamond on the table to get the wheel as close to parallel.
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    What torque do you use?

    What torque do you use?
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    Milling Machine vice torque

    Who uses a torque wrench on their machine vices?

    Iíve recently noticed our main vice has a deflection of 0.06mm on the fixed jaw (bolt down type).

    Up till now like most vices Iíve used, Iíve...
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    Itís not an ideal situation, but depending on...

    Itís not an ideal situation, but depending on expectations, and the machine you are using, you could do such a thing.

    Spark gap depends greatly on the surface area to machine, but as a ballpark,...
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    Stavax (I believe is 1.2083) which is a stainless...

    Stavax (I believe is 1.2083) which is a stainless tool steel is pretty good for this, excel precision in the UK make a WEDM tooling set from stavax. It needs to be hardened in order to achieve its...
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    My personal preference is to use a small ball or...

    My personal preference is to use a small ball or bull nose, only going as deep so the cutter radius leaves a shallow edge. It looks good and doesnít feel sharp, any burr left I use a stone or some...
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    The biggest issue with grinding pins to length is...

    The biggest issue with grinding pins to length is that when they cool, they shrink.
  24. Would appreciate a copy if possible!

    Would appreciate a copy if possible!
  25. Wear is negligible really, after a rough and...

    Wear is negligible really, after a rough and finish of 0.25mm I was 0.02mm up in size.
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