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    Rust Prevention

    Hi,

    Just wondering, what are some products I can get for rust prevention of my ER collets and my Holders/Nuts?
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    Re: Mach3 and PCI port Card

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    Re: Speeds of Cut

    Spent some more time on this... yep, lots of factors for SFM, and the worst part is that most places you look have different recommended values!

    Another question.

    So I was playing around with a...
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    Re: Mach3 2010 Screen set

    Looks like I was looking at a different version.
  5. Over the last couple of days, I realized I was...

    Over the last couple of days, I realized I was making many errors inputting values into the calculator. Little wonder my results seemed wierd.
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    What is FRO slider? I don't see it in any of the...

    What is FRO slider? I don't see it in any of the screenshots.

    I see thanks. I want aware of this issue and have been using the feature all the time. I guess it's time to stop doing this and start...
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    I'm reading there's different grades of carbide....

    I'm reading there's different grades of carbide. I have never seen anyone advertise what sort is used. When does this become a factor? I'm thinking it probably only matters when dealing with high...
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    Re: Mach3 2010 Screen set

    Is there any specific reason why federate controls were not included in Gerry's Mach 3 Aqua screen set? I saw a post in this thread that alluded to the fact Mach 3 can run rough with high overdrive...
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    Re: Speeds of Cut

    Merci Beaucoup. Interesting that aluminium is always listed with such high SFM given that it's pretty gummy.
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    Re: Depth of Cut and Flute Length

    I just learned about finishing passes today, never used them before. Makes sense.
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    Speeds of Cut

    Did I figure this out or did I overlook something? Different materials have different SFM because of how much heat they generate? Basically the tougher the material, the more heat, the slower you...
  12. CNC Cookbooks F&S Calculator - How Good?

    I've trialed the cnc cookbooks f and s calculator and I found the deapth of cut to be too little. What's everyone's take on the quality of Bob's calculations?
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    Depth of Cut and Flute Length

    If my endmill has say a 0.5" flute and I'm cutting 0.1" depth of cut per pass, is it ok to go as deep as say 1" since the top half is already cut?
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    Endmill Supplier

    I'm looking for carbide endmill suppliers, finding it really hard to find one. The one I'm currently using is giving me a headache but they are the only ones I have found who make small endmills. I'm...
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    Gecko Starts up in Fault Mode

    Hi,

    My G540 starts up in red 'Fault' mode.

    I have to press the e-stop and then release it for it to go into the green 'Power' mode. I need to do this only once.

    I initially had a cheap...
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    Re: MPG Selection

    Can't do advanced edit for some reason, so I'll post my edit to the post above here.

    I searched the forum for discussions on this issue but couldn't find any talk about MPG selection. Which is...
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    MPG Selection

    What should I be looking for when selecting an MPG dongle? I'm using a Gecko G540 and Mach 3.

    I found 4 so far:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7aLiMDHQrM...
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    Re: Header vs Setup Sheet

    Yep gocha. I just like Bob's way of putting it "A CAD File, CAM File, G-Code File, and a Setup Sheet might be all we need to fully document a program if there’s enough meat captured by the Setup...
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    Re: Header vs Setup Sheet

    I see, thanks Gerry.

    I think I get it now. A gcode header basically points to the correct setup sheet.

    I actually read another article on cnccookbooks that confused me:
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    Header vs Setup Sheet

    I posted this in business practices, but didn't get any responses, hopefully this section has more traffic and I get more luck.

    Simple question, what is the difference between a setup sheet and a...
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    Re: First Test Indicator

    I knew someone was going to say that.



    Ah I think I see, makes sense.
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    First Test Indicator

    Hi,

    I purchased my first test indicator and was wondering why the arrow isn't pointing straight up (refer to attachment)? I know you can move the face, but no matter what I do, if I move the...
  23. Thread: QA Parts

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    QA Parts

    What things do you look for when QA'ing machined parts?
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    Please delete

    Please delete
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    Header vs Setup Sheets

    What's the difference between a gcode header and a setup sheet?
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