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by Magicniner
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machine tapping PVC sheet with small blind holes
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Machine tapping PVC sheet with small blind holes

I use Blaser Synergy 735 flood coolant for plastics and composites, it's oil free and Ph7.
by Magicniner
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bearing arrangement for a high speed spindle
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Bearing arrangement for a high speed spindle

Thanks Magicniner, my son had already bought the ER8 so that greatly limited bearing options as you say. Reading the bearing specs on ball races the runout seemed too much but if its working ok for you I will follow your lead. Nice and cheap as well. Talk to your bearing supplier, I always drop int...
by Magicniner
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bearing arrangement for a high speed spindle
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Bearing arrangement for a high speed spindle

You are massively over thinking and over complicating the job. ;-) If you'd gone for ER11 on a 10mm shank you'd have a massive choice of bearings, just use twin sealed ball races at the nose and one floating in the housing at the pulley drive end, it works fine for micro-milling down to fractional m...
by Magicniner
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 15
Views: 1630

Re: Syil Machines

Bill Shields wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:29 pm
Which Siemens control?

Some of the new versions have a parameter that will allow them to take FANUC style drilling cycles.
The Siemens 808D Advanced isn't a legacy product.
by Magicniner
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 15
Views: 1630

Re: Syil Machines

Well I picked the biggest machine that would fit in my workshop, it's work envelope whilst not huge is many times the size of anything I want to make and I've been planning this for some time :D While I've been writing a post processor do deal with the Siemens Canned Cycles for my new Syil X7 I've b...
by Magicniner
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 15
Views: 1630

Re: Syil Machines

This is my Syil X7 cutting a 3mm deep pocket in 316, 10mm 4 flute carbide roughing endmill, 1170rpm, 126 mm/min with 33% step over and very reasonable noise levels. The pocket is to accommodate a 125mm tall offcut from an 80mm square tombstone column which was shortened for some of my specific job r...
by Magicniner
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Tormach owners
Replies: 28
Views: 13995

Re: Tormach owners

Will a Tormach cut 3mm deep in 316l with a 10mm endmill and 33% step over?
by Magicniner
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: thoughts on makerbot replicator plus
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: thoughts on makerbot replicator plus

"Makerbot" - Noun. - Full of expensive proprietary crud you can't buy anywhere else and will spend money and time waiting for when the inevitable failure occurs
by Magicniner
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Softjaw question
Replies: 15
Views: 1720

Re: Softjaw question

I use Diatest bore gauges, I was very lucky and picked up a range of very good second hand sets from a closing down sale :D
by Magicniner
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: finding steel
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: finding steel

I visit a steel supplier, I find Steel.
Most are becoming more amenable to selling off-cuts and leftovers. The trick is to keep in mind that you're only a tiny part of their turnover and your business isn't worth any inconvenience at all to them.
by Magicniner
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 15
Views: 1630

Re: Syil Machines

Has he looked at Hurco ( Indianapolis,IN) With their conversational programing, he does not need a CAD/ CAM Program ($$$) or a post processor Rich Interesting, what does he envisage making? I ask because the ability to make complex 3D parts with multiple merged compound curves and angled flat surfa...
by Magicniner
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 15
Views: 1630

Re: Syil Machines

Ah !! A toy. Considerably less so than a Tormach though :D The X7 weighs in at around 1400kg owing to it's heavier cast construction, not a cheaply converted manual mill on a welded stand, Syil machines are also available with Siemens 808d Advanced controllers and full Siemens servo systems. I've b...