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    Re: TTS to BT30 Changeover? Cheap Arbors?

    If anyone needs BT30 holders let me know. I have about 40 of them sitting around the shop.
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    Re: Tool Not Releasing

    Solved... I Hope
    I believe the problem is from burrs that were in the retaining ball pockets and along the bell. The balls would stick in side the drawbar bell and wouldn't release, or accept the...
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    Re: Toolchanger aligned! Sometimes.

    Thanks for letting us all know. It's always a shame to see a question on the forums with no one reporting wether they solved their issues and how they did it.
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    Re: Potential RS 232 Problem

    Check your grounding. I didn't have the same box you had but had a hell of a time DNC through my computer and with the Calmotion box in my old shop. It all went back to a bad ground. New shop, new...
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    Re: Tool Not Releasing

    Thanks Tedger,

    Been looking at all the attached parts including the plate. Nothing obvious but I'm going to replace the gasket around it and the pushrod as well. Hopefully it works. Since it is...
  6. FREE Siemens Sinumerik boards and motors

    Hello y'all


    I recently scrapped my 1992 Chiron FZ12w. I pulled out all the computers, controllers, actuators, and the rotary tables. I told myself if they did not sell I would throw them in...
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    Re: Toolchanger aligned! Sometimes.

    Try staggering first. You're kind of stuck with slow tool change speeds with this kind of tool changer regardless. It's not an issue for my long cycle time molds so doesn't bother me. (Not much...
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    Re: ZW3D 2019 is on the way

    i started my business way back in the early days of VX. When ZW took over they made a lot of great improvements for designing but the CNC side but was still pretty bad. But affordable. The problem...
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    Tool Not Releasing

    Hello Y'all,

    New problem on a 2016 VMC 2003 model. For a while the tool changer became worse and worse for releasing tools until finally it refused to release tool all together. I assumed a bad...
  10. Re: VMC 15 Possible Spindle Bearing Issue - Some questions

    I hear you on the drawbar. I had to swap 3 before it worked and even now I'm having problems with the retention balls sticking in the cup. As for rebuilding a spindle that's quite a specialized...
  11. Re: Fadal 4020 feed rate over ride isnt working HELP!!!!

    Check the "pot" with a multi meter. That will tell you all you need to know. I'm not sure about a 1987 modol but you could probably swap the feed rate and spindle rate pot just for a simple quick...
  12. Re: Fadals past the point of no return in terms of selling?

    No such thing as a FADAL past the point of sale. Someone will take it regardless. If it's in good working condition just put it on craigslist. Even if it is bad shape there are the original FADAL...
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    Re: Leveling stock using 4th axis and probe

    Use the "find center point" probe option in the setup menu. It does the math for you. As for automating it to a touch probe with a fadal controller I have no idea.
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    Re: Bent carousel plate???

    Have you tried resetting the pocket position and reloading the tools. This will let you see if it is the pockets themselves or will at least help troubleshoot what is causing the misalignment.
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    Re: Toolchanger aligned! Sometimes.

    Stagger your loading pattern so the platter is balanced. For example if your tool path is using 10 tools use tools 2, 4, 6...20. Something else you might try is reset the tool pocket position to a...
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    Re: Dxf imported into solidworks

    When you import go to your settings and import as "one sketch" and not as 3D curves.
    Another thing is what is exporting DXF. at least in autocad you can export as a single polyline or break it...
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    Re: Can this be modeled is Solidworks?

    That can be modelled in Fusion rather easily using the "sculpt" menu. It use to be Tsplines but now they call is "Sculpt." It is quite easy.

    I could also model that in solidworks but being...
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    Re: Tapping program question

    I'm too paranoid to use rigid peck tapping on my fadals. Broke a tap in very expensive part so i don't do that anymore. But good to hear about Larry's results.
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    Re: Fadal VMC 3020 HT

    Something similar happened to my fadal that turned out to be a loose wire. But I'm not much help either as I do not have the Calmotion retrofit. Good luck.
  20. Thread: Dnc problem

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    Re: Dnc problem

    I keep an old laptop with serial just for drip feed. but if you are going to run your business with this machine making molds I highly recommend the Calmotion USB adapter so you can run your code...
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    Re: Chiron fz12w PCP file is needed

    I sent a PM. Send me an email and I will send you a copy of my floppies.
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    Re: Los Angeles area CNC machinist wanted

    So do prisons.....
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    Re: Fadal 4525 questions

    I never had another pump for washdown on any of my Fadal CNCs. (I'm at 4 machines now). It is just a T off the coolant pump and a regular hand held garden sprayer for washdown.
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    Re: Guides for naming part features?

    Just make sure you are consistent and document why a feature is named what it is.
  25. Re: is there a trend about patenting "common stuff" ?

    For a demonstration of how absurd the patent system is the "combover" is patented. In my experience patents are not worth it for the small shop. Unless you have bigger lawyers and more money some...
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