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    Simple & Unexpensive lathe CAD/CAM package

    The only software i found until now is Symturn from German Company and the download seems to go from Kentech. They say it Works, but price is 2200 EUR + need to buy license dongle myself. No chance to get trial test or anything
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    Simple & Unexpensive lathe CAD/CAM package

    Hello, i will await you file, no problem. I allready sent somany e-mails to various CAM developers, and none support 808D. G-wizard editor owner told me maybe in few months he will add support for Siemens 808D
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    Simple & Unexpensive lathe CAD/CAM package

    Could you possible check does it have Siemens post processor, and possibly if not make a simple file (like facing operation) and export it as generic G-code? My 808D mill seems to eat gcode from any cam i tried.
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    Simple & Unexpensive lathe CAD/CAM package

    I recieved my CNC mill and lathe with Siemens 808D controller. I purchased Vectric Cut2D for my router month ago, and it works perfectly with my milling machine and 808D. But i cant seem to find any CAD/CAM package for my cnc lathe that is suitable for a hobby used (pricing) and supports...
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    How do you store heave acessories?

    Despite my young age i have noticed quite of back pain after lifting that 250 mm heavy camlock chucks or large mill vises (40 kg +) from floor level (stored in machines bases). I planning to make a heavy duty table on wheels and have all of them stored on it so the acessories will be always...
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    Cast iron piston substitute

    Hello, im close to finishing my little IC by Jan Ridders called Debbie. The design calls for cast iron cylinder and piston, and i built CI cylinder on my last lathe. However i dont want to ever again put cast iron in my new lathe, so what could substitute CI piston in this engine? Could i...
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    VFD for lathe, sensorless vector

    As im upgrading my lathe with VFD and larger motor, i have 2 options in sensorless vector control. It is speed control or torque control, which one is better for lathe and why?
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    Does longer lathe ways have any disadvantage

    Hello, thank you for nice comments. I shipped the wrong QCTP and holders back, the package was little more than 20 kg. They are worth about 650 $ (in China) so i guess the price of shipping is still small compared to value
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    Does longer lathe ways have any disadvantage

    The lathe came with TOOE5 and proper one is TOOB2. Yes it is a multifix clone. I just packed all the holders and toolpost, it will be quite an expensive shipping package. Manufacturer was honest and said if returning this toolposts will be too high charge for us, to leave them as "free...
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    Does longer lathe ways have any disadvantage

    Semms there is a problem to be found sometimes. The manufacturer made a mistake and mounted wrong QCTP to my machine, it is too small for swing of my lathe. So im packing the toolpost and 14 tool holders and sending them back to China, and they will send me a new larger QCTP. Guess no turning...
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    Blade for QCTP cutting tool

    Well actually i allready gave up, it seems the manufacturer made a mistake and mounted wrong QCTP to my machine, it is to small for swing of my lathe. So im packing the toolpost and 14 tool holders and sending them back to China, and they will send me a new larger QCTP.
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    Blade for QCTP cutting tool

    A friendly machinist explained me what is the problem. This toolpost can use only blade it is designed for (blade height). Anything larger will push the blade out as the block that pushes blade has a certain elevated back that contacts the tool holder when blade is proper height. However it can...
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    Does longer lathe ways have any disadvantage

    Thank you for all nice comments. The blade guide can surely be extended and the original one has enough leftover to be milled, but wondering will it help? I allready cut 10 mm stock on the bandsaw and i had no problems. I drained the oil from worm gear and checked it now. I didnt think about...
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    Blade for QCTP cutting tool

    looking at the manufacturers pictures, im sure it is assembled right. Im not sure there should be any machining done on it, this are usually verry good quality tool holders
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    Blade for QCTP cutting tool

    With my new lathe i recieved a QCTP and also a tool holder for cutout blade. I was also delivered 10 PCS rectangular blades, but they simply cannot be held in there since holder pushes the blade out sideways when tightening it. I have found info i need a trapezoidal blade, so i ordered it. Now i...
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    Does longer lathe ways have any disadvantage

    Ok, so here is the picture of headstock gears. Furthermore there is pictures of tailstock DRO i installed today. I used a display i found on ebay and igaging scale. You will notice i modified the scale to be screwed to tailstock from inside, and cut M3 threads in scale head, drilled the...
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    Does longer lathe ways have any disadvantage

    Little update, i have opened the headstock to check how it looks inside. There was absolutely not a grain of cast iron inside, casting sand or anything, its so clean like its washed in some part of production. I replaced all oils with high quality Shell Omala, ISO 100. All gears and splined...
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    Does longer lathe ways have any disadvantage

    Hello, im still cleaning the machine and its tools, unfortunately the lathe has caused me great sickness. I was cutting out floor to install alluminium floor plate i had to open door and window for smoke to go out, and me geting really sweaty and -2 celsius draft trough the workshop got me...
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    Does longer lathe ways have any disadvantage

    Ok, its in. It was a 6 hour struggle. The garden trough which we had to pass is wet from rain that is pouring last 2 weeks or so. Altrough we placed heavy wodden construction soon the forklift fell in the soil up to its chasis. Then we got a tractor and spend 2 hours getting the forklift out...
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    Does longer lathe ways have any disadvantage

    Haha, that is funny. I usually have bad luck, but hoping this time it will be better. Still preparing move in logistics, i hope it will be in until tuesday.
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