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    Mazak T3 controller

    Thanks Phil that’s what I was afraid of. I just added G code to the machine and will be trying to do that way. That is when I get a chance.
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    Mazak T3 controller

    I probably should add that I have already figured out that if I do two separate programs and change the user parameter in between it should work. The problem of course is that it opens up more room for user error. when I program the part off tool in manual it ask if i want to use tool change...
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    Mazak T3 controller

    We have a new part to run on our older machine that will be dedicated to running just this part if I can make it work. The problem I am having is the part has a center section that is 9.5 inches in diameter and needs to be parted off as well as two holes drilled to centerline. with the tool...
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    Cnc Lathe help

    the Alarm in your last picture says that the control already has a program with the same program number. Check the machines main memory for an available program number ie. one that is not in the directory already
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    Large capacity 5 Axis Mill

    No we Machine specialty grade Graphite.
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    Large capacity 5 Axis Mill

    We are looking to buy a 5 axis machine that has 70" travel in Z. Do any of you have any recommendations of brands that have that kind of travel? Along with some contours we would have to bore holes through 35". The materials we will be machining are relatively soft.
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    Help making a gear?

    just out of curiosity why steel? only asking because of the brass gear you had in picture. The brass gear is used generally as a shear point to protect more expensive parts. I.E. servo
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    Is the increase in munitions and military maintenance spending translating into more business for smaller shops?

    We do some subcontracting work for a couple of the defense contractors, but we have seen the opposite lately. when the war first started last year we saw an uptick, but now we are having fewer orders than before.
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    How to make a major career change into become a tool and die maker and machinist?

    I've been in the industry for almost 30 years. I started out as an apprentice in a gauge shop. I didn't do any CNC work for the first 5 years. Now that's what I primarily do unless we need a form tool for an odd ball feature. like any job it has pros and cons to it. I think that we should be...
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    Mazak no EIA

    It’s been done. Our machine actually had it until a repair technician swapped in an884 board. It still has the dnc board just need to replace the chips.
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    Mazak no EIA

    Thanks Phil for your YouTube videos. They have helped me and my coworkers out a lot. Unfortunately I still need to ad EIA back to our machine because I am not always available to program for my coworkers and they understand featurecam much better than Mazatrol especially when using live tooling...
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    Adding EIA to T2 mazatrol

    Sorry to hear about your illness. I hope you are felling and doing much better now. Yes I do still need the the E-proms info. thanks for your time on this.
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    Adding EIA to T2 mazatrol

    I'm still in need of a Fx884 Board with EIA/ISO chip set. I'm willing to buy one to get these chips if anyone has one for sale.
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    servo jitter

    We have found that one of the legs was dropping voltage. With all three legs equalized the servo flutter is gone. Now we have to figure out what is dropping power on that leg.
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    servo jitter

    Haven't seen any actual movement just load spikes while idle on as well as servo osculating sounds. They are all older machines ranging from 1985 to 1998. I've had servo lag alarms, velocity unit power too low, soft phase alarm. all on different machines.
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    servo jitter

    Okuma Mazak Dainichi and Ikigai cnc lathes and mills
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    servo jitter

    We have noticed servo jitters on all of our machines lately. Not sure how long this has been going on but all of our machines are doing this and it has cost us several servo drives. I suspect incoming power problems but haven't been able to find the proverbial smoking gun. Has anyone else ran...
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    Dust collector selection and sizing

    DFE2-4 Dust Collector | Donaldson Torit By the way this is the dust system we used for just one cnc mill. We had much larger ones for the other machines but we machines contaminated graphite on one mill and used this collector.
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    Dust collector selection and sizing

    It will get every where even with a real good dust collection system. One of the biggest problems is when it mixes with grease it turns in to a paste that can lock up bearings. So be diligent on cleaning. Oh and don't be afraid of taking big cuts cause if you don't it will wear your inserts out...
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    Adding EIA to T2 mazatrol

    does anyone else have the 884 board with EIA/ISO chip set? Benganboll hasn't sent me any thing yet and it doesn't look like he has been on here in over two months. I hope everything is alright with him.
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