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    I think Tim Olson was the original developer. I...

    I think Tim Olson was the original developer. I don't know how much influence he has over what Encore/Punch does on a day-to-day basis.

    As of this morning the forum was back up. I even had...
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    Re: Punch Forum Down 7-9-2020

    You think they might have just shut it down?
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    Punch Forum Down 7-9-2020

    Error 522

    Just double checked through a TOR connection also in case I was blocked for being critical of V12 having broken features.

    Nope its not working.
  4. Thread: 24R ???

    by Bob La Londe
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    24R ???

    Any real work with real users yet?

    Any videos doing real work yet?
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    Re: Hurco KMB1 upgrade

    Oh? Wow! I'm so sorry to hear that you had to let the machine go.

    I had at one time about decided to scrap mine out and started selling off tool holders. Then I changed my mind and fixed it. ...
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    Lakeshore - AluPower - AlumaCut

    I never used Lakeshore except for one roundover mill that only they make at an only slightly exhorbitant price. (almost $100) I mention them because another thread in this section of the forum...
  7. Re: HF 8x14 linear rail conversion....and maybe more...

    This is one of those threads I've beren following and looking forward to seeing it run. While not as long in running as the Z2 thread its been a long time coming. Nice to see some progress.
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  8. Re: Super Fly (Mostly Good) but doesn't plunge well.

    There are TTS arbors that fit shell and face mills.

    Eating horsepower is an issue. The 1100 is a decent "benchtop" mlll but its still in that class. At the top end, but its not as rigid as a...
  9. Re: Super Fly (Mostly Good) but doesn't plunge well.

    I do have a 1" 2 flute with a 3/4 shank I use for steel with the coated inserts. I had not even thought of using it with uncoated for aluminum. I guess its worth a shot.
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    That is a valid thought. I have considered that, but I have several recipes worked up for it using the current diameter. I click the geometry, select the operation I need, and CAM is finished. ...
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    Interestingly... when I set up the Tormach I took my time and leveled it, but started cutting immediately. I never checked tram, just noted that it seemed to be good enough. A few weeks ago I was...
  12. Re: Super Fly (Mostly Good) but doesn't plunge well.

    On this last one I took two passes. First at .008 and second at .002. It worked "good enough" I can see the start point of the fly cutter, but I can't feel it with a finger nail.

    Somebody...
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    Re: Vises vs Fixture Plates

    Here:
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    Thanks for the recap. No I can't come in from any edge. I would have if I could, but thanks.
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    Re: Vises vs Fixture Plates

    Sure. Setting up a job right now to run off 6 molds (12 parts).


    Thanks Jim. A Base plate with secondary fixture plates is a great idea. I may look at that down the road. It would allow for...
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    That's a good idea. I'll try that right now.
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    I occassionally need to surface parts approaching (and sometimes exceeding) the full work envelope of the 1100.

    The Super Fly does a nice job surfacing aluminum, except that when I have to enter...
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    Re: Z²

    I've been looking forward to seeing this machine taking advantage of those dual heads for a long itme. I thought about f for a while myself and decided ATC spindles premeasured tools was a better...
  19. Re: Tired of the Aluminum Collet Chuck Wrenches

    Yeah, totally. LOL.
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    Often friends, friendly associates, and neighbors get small jobs or modifications done for free or cheap, with promise of a particular favor or another. I always specify so its not like a MOB...
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    I hand code in bits and pieces all the time. Sometimes I'll hand code one line at a time at the MDI command line for a simple job, and some of my first jobs were all hand coded. Its not particularly...
  22. Re: Tired of the Aluminum Collet Chuck Wrenches

    I don't think glue and tape would have cut it for this job. It was pushing substantially more than a third horsepower. However, that's not the real reason. The real reason for going with the 1"...
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    I doubt I'll treat the steel in anyway. 4140 is not stainless, but it has higher chromium than many other steels. It will rust, but not in a big hurry. If I store them away I'd probably just oil...
  24. Re: Tired of the Aluminum Collet Chuck Wrenches

    I did find this very satisfying. Made me want to do it again.
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    Ok, they fit. Just needed deburring.

    Here they are along with the updated DXF file.

    The ER 32 closed end hex wrench has corner over cuts that can be finished with a 1/4 inch end mill.
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    I decided I needed the tool in the ER32 holder in a KWIK 200 holder instead. For the life of me I don't know how I ever locked the nut down to begin with. I have wrenches the right size, but they...
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    You know how I said I hope that I wasn't going to need a set of wrenches for the ER32 tool holder? Well...
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    I've done 4140HT on the Speedmasters with their 1.5KW 24K spindles because I had to get a job done. The Hurco had broken down, and I didn't have the Tormach yet. I did it and I got the job done and...
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    You might be able to make satisfactory wrenches that would last for a while out of 7075 aluminum. Just maximize the thickness for your tool holders so that they are about twice as thick as the...
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    Oh, wow. The DXF files looks like crap in ViaCad. It might not import as cleanly as you would like in your software. It was created in CamBam and that was were the CAM was done. Sorry if its more...
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