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You may have missed my rants about using the number of decimal places shown to indicate tolerances. And why it's a bad idea.
You need a written shop standard which gets incorporated by default UOS. This needs to be provided with all quotes to customers & etc. so that they are aware of it & can revise designs as needed/if needed with that in mind. Accept no substitutes. Needs to be a line item on POs & replies to RFQs probably. Not fine print. For inhouse a general note onthe design pointing to said shop standard (with control of standard) should suffice IMHO.
Depends. If you are banquering about while awaiting the machines to finish a part then deburring by hand is probably a good idea (& saves cycle time). OTOH Good (non-banquer) programming can often make a burr-free part with no increase in cycle time to begin with.
When the part or design has been banquerd you must reject.
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I've gotten away from drilling/c-boring larger holes in the range of 3/8-1" & not to deep. Now days with the ease of conversational programming (at the machine), just circle mill'm. Saves tool setup time, better location, easily size adjustment ect. I allways have a 1/4,6mm,5/16&3/8 EM's in the carousel, but drills & c-bore'rs have to be continuely set up. Buy that time I'm done milling. -- \|||/ (o o) ______.oOO-(_)-OOo.____________________ ~ Gil ~ the self proclaimed IT13=A9=AE king
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Ko's(ejectors): are mostly 3/8 & smaller & usually deep - thru the block. Unless your referring to the pin itself? Those are tough to drill till you get past the nitride surface on the outside. Ejector pins come in many styles& material choices nowdays. Thru hard, close tol. for "cosmetic" apps, Then there's the return pins, angle pins (pecker pins), core pins(c&cx),HSS punches(bevel head, sqr head), dowel pins(pull&std, roll pins,leader pins,gas filled cooling pins - ok Moldmakers are pinheads? You got me going on that one! I'll skip the bushings for now.
Cooling/heating lines: normally 7/16" & very deep! thank god for gun drills. Thermoset plastic & die-cast molds are heated with hot oil. Themoplastic molds are cooled, with water/antifreeze mix, or slightly heated & kept at a specific operating temp. depending on the polymer used. Oh dont forget about the kelrod heater holes that must be . 500/.501 dia.
End Moldmaking 101- the basics intro. Stay tuned next week for the dickhead design flaws!
Hey wait a sec. this is a Cimatron post! How did I get so far off topic? Well here it is - Moldmakers best friend: CIMATRON. ok being politically correct I'll give UG a plug too.
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Just holes. The things you need stock for to keep apart.
>Those are tough to >drill till you get past the nitride surface on the outside. Ejector >pins come in many styles& material choices nowdays. Thru hard, close >tol. for "cosmetic" apps, Then there's the return pins, angle pins >(pecker pins), core pins(c&cx),HSS punches(bevel head, sqr head), >dowel pins(pull&std, roll pins,leader pins,gas filled cooling pins - >ok Moldmakers are pinheads? You got me going on that one! I'll skip >the bushings for now. > >Cooling/heating lines: normally 7/16" & very deep! thank god for gun >drills. >Thermoset plastic & die-cast molds are heated with hot oil. >Themoplastic molds are cooled, with water/antifreeze mix, or slightly >heated & kept at a specific operating temp. depending on the polymer >used. Oh dont forget about the kelrod heater holes that must be . >500/.501 dia. > >End Moldmaking 101- the basics intro. >Stay tuned next week for the dickhead design flaws! > >Hey wait a sec. this is a Cimatron post! How did I get so far off >topic? >Well here it is - Moldmakers best friend: CIMATRON. ok being >politically correct I'll give UG a plug too.
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Holes are US! Drilling holes in hardened tool steel 50-60Rc? I would not recommended it CNC machines. Thats a good process for a "hand job" - using a drill press/ Bridgeport by hand. What were you thinking? Its always fun adding Ko's after the mold is finished. With the advent of "hole popper" EDMs, piece o cake. Those sob's can burn a hole quicker than shit. Problem is they are not accurately sized, require jig grinding/TWEDM or maybe lapping for finish. Otherwise drill'em finished with what we call a Do-Drill. Solid carbide spade type. They can be shop made on a Deckel cutter grinder or bought. I think SGS makes them, sold as reamer-drills?
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IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIi............ dont think so. CAM-1 not CAM-I Kernel Cliff, only you would find that correlation. Interesting though.The Consortium for Advanced Management International (CAM-I)
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