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Old 02-07-2010, 07:13 AM   #21
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:16 AM   #22
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:25 AM   #23
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:32 AM   #24
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:21 AM   #25
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manual machining is fun. sometimes it just takes too long. i spent 6 hours making a very high precision lathe part that i could have ran on our cnc in 15 minutes. but it was tied up in 3 hour cycle time runs, after being offline for 10 days for turret motor failure, and then 2 more turret motors.

operation of vertical milling centers and horizontal lathes is ok... but more money in programming by far. it helps when you prove your own program instead of someone else's. i spent 2.5 years with my last employer... started as an operator then in about 3 months was doing tool/fixture setups and then got into programming. 2 axis lathes in g code is easy as pie. cnc covers sooooo many aspects of manufacture: robotic welders/painters/etc, machining, assembly, if you know g code it is possible to find work.
true u could run something that takes me 3 hours to make, in 45 sec in the cnc machine but we gotta work up to it . It is nice to know you can make something that precise on the manual lathe, even though some people say it cant be done.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:22 AM   #26
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nice i started the training for fire science and emt training but I had a little bit to much trouble as a kid.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:25 AM   #27
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Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late. I use the side door, that way Lumbergh can't see me, and, after that I just sorta space out for about an hour. I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.
man i think i have heared this somewhere.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:41 AM   #28
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true u could run something that takes me 3 hours to make, in 45 sec in the cnc machine but we gotta work up to it . It is nice to know you can make something that precise on the manual lathe, even though some people say it cant be done.
i had to make something similar to this. it was a bearing press tool. 6061-t651. all od's i had .0002 tolerance called out, .0005 perpendicularity everywhere, and .0000 runout on circularity of the bore over almost 5".. sorry about the contrast. i made a quick drawing and didn't save it before i realized the clarity issue. you get the idea. it took 6 hours to make it... no tailstock, the hardinge copy lathe i was using's tailstock was .005 below center and .01 in positive x off. i made it in one shot.
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