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  1. Thread: Part Holding Help

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    Re: Part Holding Help

    Hi - . It may be that a ER collet chuck would suit you . Have you seen my thread/videos on this back two pages titled " SlantPro 15L Chucks, Collets and Backplates. Cliff
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    Re: TTS to BT30 Changeover? Cheap Arbors?

    Yes - I was plannning to put that in my video! Cheers Cliff
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    Re: TTS to BT30 Changeover? Cheap Arbors?

    It looks nice - not as cheap, but probably much better quality. Cheers Cliff
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    TTS to BT30 Changeover? Cheap Arbors?

    Hi Folks. With Tormach offering BT30 on the new MX machines, and I gather BT30 spindle upgrade kits at some stage. I imagine BT30 toolholder and arbor options would be a useful thread.

    I'll start...
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    Re: Set up and run - Steel parts

    Hi Jon - Yes it is similiar, well the 5" is the same size, and the jaw tops can be flipped around. But then I ground off the jaw ends that protrude out etc, you would still need to do that to get the...
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    Re: Set up and run - Steel parts

    I cover this in the video Jim
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    Re: Set up and run - Steel parts

    I think this developement work should be co-ordinated with changes to the control software and spindle drive system.

    This video is partly to raise awareness off this issue. Yes I have sent this...
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    Re: Set up and run - Steel parts

    Here is a final summary video. With some repeat video clips to give some background, then on to how SlantPro could be improved.

    Cliff

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxQpUNiM_hk&t=11s
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    Re: Set up and run - Steel parts

    Hi - The WNMG style I use here is a positive rake insert - but I agree it is not high rake and does take a bit more torque to push that a even higher raked positive insert.

    The trouble with going...
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    Re: Set up and run - Steel parts

    Hi again Folks. And here is part 3. Finding the limit in steel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxRBgyxbchI&t=3s
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    Re: Set up and run - Steel parts

    Hi Folks

    Here is part 2. Cheers Cliff

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imd3repqhsk&t=1s
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    Re: Set up and run - Steel parts

    Thanks MD. Yes I use conversational for my lathe work and Bobcadcam for mill. Cliff
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    Re: Set up and run - Steel parts

    I agree - If you are doing critical deep hole work, eg reaming, you actually need to dial in the tool in line with the Z travel in both directions. Having it correct at either end but on an angle...
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    Set up and run - Steel parts

    Hi Folks.

    I thought a thread on machining larger steel parts would be useful.

    Please share your thoughts and information here.

    I'll start the ball rolling with part one of this video...
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    Re: My new SP 15L and Monitor Mount

    Thanks - You may not have seen this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVnHUuxOJi0

    Cliff
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    Re: Slant Pro - Tooling Tips and Tricks

    Thanks ! I have that trouble also. QPM Canada I see - do they sell on ebay or Amazon? Cliff
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    Re: SlantPro Toolsetting

    Hi Awall - I love your enthusiasm!

    But if you use a precision probing and that mathmatical variable, and still need to tweak the last thou or two via the wear offsets anyway, then why not set it...
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    Re: SlantPro Toolsetting

    Thanks! I look forward to your progress reports. Cheers Cliff
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    Re: SlantPro Toolsetting

    Thanks - Well that is one of the causes, but also tool and part flex, Z or X slideway settling under the cut load, spindle bearings/gravity/chuck variations, thermal changes and so on , have a...
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    Re: SlantPro Toolsetting

    Hi - Let me try and explain. I think I see what you mean. A NC lathe is different to set than a mill. Usually three stages:

    - Set up the tools mechanically

    - Set up the work and tool offsets...
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    Re: SlantPro Toolsetting

    One of the problems with Lathe setters is that unlike a mill it also sets part size. eg diameter.

    A low cost NC lathe like the Slant Pro settles slightly when actually taking a cut. And so for...
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    Re: buying PCNC 1100, am I asking too much?

    So you have gone ahead? Well it is a good price. When you have it all going please post your thoughts here. Cliff
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    Re: SlantPro Toolsetting

    I nearly forgot Part 2. Cliff

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzmSBEVgqr0&t=4s
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    SlantPro Toolsetting

    Hi Guys. I thought a thread on toolsetting would be useful. Please post your tips and questions here.

    I'll start it off with this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_C1K42yaFI&t=2s
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    Re: buying PCNC 1100, am I asking too much?

    Not 0.001 - 0.003" I said 0.01 - 0.03mm - I thought you were metric in Italy. Cliff
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