Rotary table wear

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leeko
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Rotary table wear

Post by leeko » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:00 pm

Hi all,

If a rotary table's motion is locked, would it be expected to see any wear from cuts made on stock held in a vise bolted to it?

I'm (hopefully obviously) talking about repetitive cuts over time.

Thanks in advance,

Lee

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Russ Hanscom
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Re: Rotary table wear

Post by Russ Hanscom » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:47 pm

Given that there is no relative motion between the parts, there should be no wear.

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Re: Rotary table wear

Post by Harold_V » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:30 am

I agree with Russ, but unless there's good reason to leave a vise on a rotab, it's not really a good idea. It's all too easy to lose registration of the vise, to say nothing of the lost travel in the Z axis, as well as the lower setting of the cross slide handle of the mill. The added height may also offer a little less rigidity in the setup. All in all, you're better served to not mount the vise on the rotab unless there's a specific reason to do so.

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leeko
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Re: Rotary table wear

Post by leeko » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:30 am

Thanks both for the advice!

Lee

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