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 Post subject: Wire EDM <<<< Free!
PostPosted: March 11, 2021, 1:32 am 
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30min west of Portland OR

Purchased to one job and paid for itself many times over.
Come and get it. Forklift on site.

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PostPosted: March 11, 2021, 10:51 pm 
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You are killing me.
Not too far away for the deal but I'm already committed to heading south this week to pick up a Locost. :BH:
What does it draw, I'm sure it is Three Phase.
BTR? I'm not sure anyone knows how to punch paper tape anymore.

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PostPosted: March 11, 2021, 11:37 pm 
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Can't you Feed it data serially from a RaspberryPI?

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PostPosted: March 12, 2021, 12:00 am 
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I drip feed through the cassette serial port to my 1984 Mazak AJV-25/404 using a "micro DNC" unit from Vietnam. It allows me to run ISO gcode generated from Autodesk Fusion 360 - could probably do a similar setup for this unit.


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PostPosted: March 12, 2021, 4:08 pm 
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Thanks, I was hoping there is a reasonable solution.

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PostPosted: March 12, 2021, 10:35 pm 
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I had to look up wire EDM machining on YouTube. Pretty cool.

It should be a great resource (or toy) for the right person.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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You know, with all this new fangled technology, and computer wizardry, I am very confident that in the very near future that we will be able to put a man on the moon.

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PostPosted: March 13, 2021, 1:08 pm 
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That shop has about 5 other EDM machines that use various shaped Graphite electrodes to poke blind holes while holding very tight tolerances. Amazing stuff I can't show without killing you.

Here is one I can show a different machine we used to make a hole in a super hard motor part. After breaking a few drills and finally sticking one in the hole....

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This is a single round electrode poking a lube hole in the rocker, a video would be better but Im not sure it would show the motion.
It does not spin it touches very lightly (burns) and pulls back to allow the coolant to flush the debris.

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PostPosted: March 15, 2021, 8:21 pm 
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Time for this machine is winding down.

I had hoped that whoever took it could take it apart so they would know how to reassemble it.

It will be taken down and moved outside for scrap soon.

Come and get it.......

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PostPosted: March 20, 2021, 4:26 am 
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How many 3ph. amps to run it?
I would have to use a phase inverter.

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Checking....

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I may be interested.

Buddy of mine could use it and I drive truck se we could throw it in the trailer.

Any idea on weight?

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PostPosted: April 7, 2021, 11:37 pm 
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Sorry, machine is gone

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