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thanvg

Hot Rolled
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Mar 3, 2015
Thanvg:
Guess it depends on your perspective......
There is this thing about "feel"
Think largely its a mechanical myth.....or at best overrated by those with little machine time.
Lots of very fine parts ,small or other, are made daily via CNC with absolutely no feel involved, and yet the parts come out perfect...
Its a matter of getting,IMHO to the real science of machine work....
The Cutter is governed by physics...RPM, SFPM and feed rate....I work using the dials and calculated speeds and feeds for a given job..use my hearing to let me know how the cut is being executed, that and the look of the chips etc...not too much "feel " there.

Would easily trade any FP1 for a good FP2 for any class of work...It is just a better machine (apologies to the FP1 guys). and to quote an old saying: you can make small parts on a big machine (its relative) but its hard to make big parts on a small machine...

Not trying to start an argument here, but i really don't get the preoccupation with smaller...If you hve the room, go bigger...(to a point)
Cheers Ross
Hey Ross,

I was an FP1 guy and (after your recommendation as well) upgraded to FP2 and never looked back (and, as you know, didn't stop there :) )
Yet, I do remember the light feel of X and Z on my FP1 copy and the ease getting close to the work if needed. Indeed helpful properties for miniature work.
So, all I am saying is that I think there is a market for the FP1, depending on the work one is doing.
Certainly not for my 'generic hobbyist' needs...

BR,
Thanos
 

kridri

Plastic
Joined
Mar 19, 2019
I recently obtained an FP1 (both levers for spindle speed and feed mechanism), with a missing feed selector mechanism. Hence, I'm looking for drawings (including dimensions), for this mechanism or a donor FP1 in West-Europe (Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, ...).
 

ballen

Diamond
Joined
Sep 25, 2011
Location
Garbsen, Germany
I recently obtained an FP1 (both levers for spindle speed and feed mechanism), with a missing feed selector mechanism. Hence, I'm looking for drawings (including dimensions), for this mechanism or a donor FP1 in West-Europe (Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, ...).
Send a photo via email to Franz Singer Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH and ask Franz if he has used parts. Include the serial number of the machine.
 
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majohnson

Cast Iron
Joined
Jan 3, 2013
Location
Erie, CO
Hi Kevin,
Thank you for confirming that I am on the correct patch. I messaged them yesterday and received a quote on shipping of $1K to an east coast port. I'm looking at importing fees and confirming there is no VAT to Holland.Now I am trying to work out the cost of importing it to the US.

Thanks,
Mark
 
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Location
The Netherlands
Hello Mark
You do not have to pay for VAT That is only applicable when I sell to a private person in a country within the EU and a business here in holland
I cannot tell if there is a USA equivalent you have to pay as nobody tells me what happens after I shipped the goods :D
And then ISF filing and some import taxes. 2% I guess

DDU delivery is also possible Then it includes inland transport

Peter
 

majohnson

Cast Iron
Joined
Jan 3, 2013
Location
Erie, CO
Peter I didn't realize that you are the with Veltmans. I had ask you about a FP1 and shipping quote, you mention $1K to an east coast port. But mentioned about DDU, how much additionally would I be looking at for the addition service. My zip code is 80516.

Thank you,
Mark
 
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Location
The Netherlands
Peter I didn't realize that you are the with Veltmans. I had ask you about a FP1 and shipping quote, you mention $1K to an east coast port. But mentioned about DDU, how much additionally would I be looking at for the addition service. My zip code is 80516.

Thank you,
Mark
Hello Mark
You better e-mail me your full name and address Also if it is a residential address or commercial And if you need tailgateservice
I can get you a quote then

Peter
 

lucky7

Titanium
Joined
Sep 6, 2008
Location
Canada
Looking for high speed head arm. Just the arm, for a FP2. Can be very grotty but casting needs to be intact.
 

btcc

Plastic
Joined
Oct 1, 2017
Hello
I'm from Greece and I have a Aciera f4 round body milling machine . On this machine I am doing a restoration and I found that some time the spindle lock pin broke with the result that it fell and wedged in a point that caused damage to a part, I am looking to find the part number 14 in the drawing Στιγμιότυπο οθόνης (2).png
 

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ballen

Diamond
Joined
Sep 25, 2011
Location
Garbsen, Germany
I am looking to find the part number 14 in the drawing
If you can not find a replacement part, I would fix this one. It looks like cast iron, and it is small enough that you can slowly heat the entire part to temperature, braze it, and then cool it very slowly after brazing. Braze the crack and braze a soft steel screw into the damaged screw hole. Then remachine the ID which seats the bearing and drill and thread a new screw hole. If needed to support the bearing properly, increase the internal diameter a bit and add a sleeve inside.
 
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Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Location
The Netherlands
Brazing/welding cast iron is a gamble
Sometimes it works Sometimes it does not
But if you have to remachine the whole thing anyway I would make a new one Even I would be able to pull it off
Have a blank waterjetted out of steel The outside to size(If it is not functional anyway) The holes a bit smaller Cast iron will do also if you can find it

peter
 








 
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