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  1. I run an 2006 Okuma HMC that has rapids of...

    I run an 2006 Okuma HMC that has rapids of 2362ipm and spindle speed of 15K rpm. It is silly fast for the sort of work we do on it. However, if we had to run lights out 24/7 making the same parts...
  2. Whenever I've had to swap MC-161 boards, I have...

    Whenever I've had to swap MC-161 boards, I have not had to do any chip transfers. Your spare may be different though so check with the folks at Mitsubishi.

    On the PC end, the RS-232 port will have...
  3. There are two RS-232 ports on your machine. One...

    There are two RS-232 ports on your machine. One is on the side of the front control panel and the other is on the side of the main power cabinet on the back of the machine. Open the main power...
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    All the big machine tool builders have settled on...

    All the big machine tool builders have settled on cast iron as the best material for numerous reasons. These are builders who sell the machines for over one million dollars per machine.

    There is...
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    I am not an electrical engineer, just a mere...

    I am not an electrical engineer, just a mere mechanical engineer so I am speculating on this.

    Tuning the system is more difficult with the IM compared to the PM motor. In the motion control of...
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    There are a lot of people that operate completely...

    There are a lot of people that operate completely legitimate businesses from their home, especially for items intended to be sold through the internet. Those same people are not interested in making...
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    Metric system still has monkeys on its back. When...

    Metric system still has monkeys on its back. When do the metric-ophiles plan to tackle the time issue? 60 seconds/minute, 60 minutes/hour, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 52 weeks/year, 365 days/year. All...
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    We've all been buying tires (those are tyres for...

    We've all been buying tires (those are tyres for you overly British folks) with both metric and inch dimensions on the sidewalls for decades. :banana:

    If I recall, it was Michelin who took a stab...
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    Metric is SI units (system idiots). The system is...

    Metric is SI units (system idiots). The system is intended so that a grade school teacher can instruct dummies how to convert units. It handicaps those industries who use the units so that it is more...
  10. Thread: DYNA DM2016

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    Open the front control and shine a flashlight to...

    Open the front control and shine a flashlight to simulate the LCD backlight. If the only backlight is out, the display should work although difficult to read.
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    ME is an incredibly broad field. They design...

    ME is an incredibly broad field. They design missiles, cars, machines, buildings, and pretty much everything that must be made in this world (and for other worlds :D ).

    MEs are human like everyone...
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    Okumawiz, I put your above macro into our...

    Okumawiz,

    I put your above macro into our machine but have yet to try it as the machine has been busy making parts.

    Can you confirm that I have done everything correctly? I am still learning...
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    DM4400 or DM4400M? Mechanically the same but...

    DM4400 or DM4400M?

    Mechanically the same but the DM4400 uses Dyna's SKIP control with stepper motors while the DM4400M uses Mitsubishi control with servos. Both use ball screws.

    Machine weight...
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    A little video I made years ago machining black...

    A little video I made years ago machining black delrin.

    CNC machining delrin - YouTube
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    Depends on what you use the machine for. Some...

    Depends on what you use the machine for. Some place that only works with delrin, nylon, and PVC 30 hours a week will not likely get much use from it. A place running 24/7 production of G10, carbon...
  16. Generally, the quote process involves sending...

    Generally, the quote process involves sending prospective shops a PDF version of the drawing, not a 3D model. This is for several reasons.

    First, the person who will be doing the quoting needs to...
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    Dynamechtronics DM1007...

    Dynamechtronics DM1007

    Specs
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    Some machine controls cannot move 3 axes...

    Some machine controls cannot move 3 axes simultaneously. Some can.

    Some CAM software will output code to move 3 axes simultaneously, while some will only move X & Y with Z at a constant value.
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    The ones on my DM4400M machines come apart...

    The ones on my DM4400M machines come apart sometimes too. A few harsh words and hammer blows gets them back together.

    If you choose to run without that back cover, check in the back cabinet to be...
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    "Best" depends on about a zillion factors. -...

    "Best" depends on about a zillion factors.

    - How many do you have to make?
    - What is your budget?
    - How capable are you at doing the service and maintenance on the machine?
    - What are the...
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    Thanks for the reply. Can the tool change...

    Thanks for the reply.

    Can the tool change macro on this control be edited? I would like to add some IF blocks to get the macro to be a bit smarter. A few lines of code would make the machine much...
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    I'm sorry, should have mentioned it is a...

    I'm sorry, should have mentioned it is a OSP-P200M control.

    Tool return to the wine rack seems to be part of the M6 command. If I run a program in single block, the M6 line will run the arm to...
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    Thanks for the replies. No alarms with the...

    Thanks for the replies.

    No alarms with the code in my post above. Putting the T1 M6 as one block does cause an alarm, something about T command error. I'll try it again and see what the specific...
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    Matrix Magazine ATC tool return

    I am a newbie on an MA-400HA hmc with the wine rack ATC. Is there a way to prevent the tool changer from returning a tool from the ready station back to the wine rack/magazine? Specifically, running...
  25. Parameters might vary between machines. There...

    Parameters might vary between machines. There should be several that affect the spindle orientation. Sensor might be a magnet on the spindle pulley with the sensor attached to the head. All the...
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