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DRILLING MICRO HOLES IN 303 STAINLESS STEEL

DRILLING MICRO HOLES IN 303 STAINLESS STEEL

By Michal OrzechowskiOne of the most interesting applications I recently encountered was drilling micro holes dia. .010/.100 deep and dia. .025/.350 deep in SS303.The part was processed using state of the art STAR CNC SW-12RII (pic. 1) incorporating NSK Air Driven...

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Interesting & Non-Typical Service Calls

Interesting & Non-Typical Service Calls

As a road technician for CNC machines, your days and weeks can be filled with typical services such as a bearing replacement job or an alignment. On other days, it can be electric troubleshooting, ball screw changes and motors all in one day.

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Top 10 benefits of using coolant

Top 10 benefits of using coolant

By Michal OrzechowskiUsing high pressure coolant could save time, money and overall improve machining performance. Yes, sometimes the mist can be a nuisance and it’s another maintenance task to keep high pressure pump clean but there are more benefits than...

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Benefits of upgrading equipment

Benefits of upgrading equipment

By Brian KleinOften times people use the mentality “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” or “Why should I get something new when what I have works fine.”Well, that approach in mindset can really have you overlook something that could make your life easier, and in most...

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Drilling Op Longer than stroke

Drilling Op Longer than stroke

By Michal Orzechowki This customer project required drilling 6.5” when the machine stroke was only 5.2”. Our solution was to make a custom short projection coolant through holder and change machine parameters to allow additional stroke. Sorry we can’t show you the...

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Swiss Mode v Chucker Mode

Swiss Mode v Chucker Mode

One of my favorite capabilities is the machine ‘hybrids’, allowing to remove the guide bushing and use the main spindle and tools like a conventional lathe – “chucker mode” as opposed to the using the guiding bushing in “Swiss mode”.

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