New mill is running parts **VIDEO**

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by 308 nate, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,
    Been working on this mill for about 8 months now, whenever I get some spare time which doesn't seem like very often.
    I have gone through every part of this machine bringing it up to SSG standards

    It has a 10K spindle with chiller, 10HP motor, rotary table, 40"X, 20"Y, & 28"Z.

    13,000lbs of American made precision!!!

    Hope you enjoy the video. I am machining one of my 1"diameter 10 degree "V" port vaporizer* muzzle brakes. I am busy stocking the shelves

    Once I get all my brakes stocked then look out I've got all kinds of new stuff comin'. Will get a video of the lathe doing the threading on these. It's pretty sweet as well.

    308nate

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKksAxhyLAk]YouTube - SSG "V" Port Vaporizer brake Fadal 4020[/ame]
     

  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet!
     

  3. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    What brand of head are you using on the rotating axis (I guess we'd call it a B axis)? The MC reminds me of a Monarch VMC, but is a little smaller in size. Pretty good machines. I have a buddy that owns several of them up in Michigan (guess he still does!) His look to have a larger table (maybe 30" x 48"), but use a rotary axis much like yours. His tables use three perminatly placed setups with touch off points machined in them to program off of. He has two vises; with one mounted to an angle plate.

    Dave does ball screw work (by the way he is the best there is period!), and he raved about the Fadals. One thing to watch out for is the way most folks want to program moves in them (we learned the hard way). Those 400 inch a minute and faster moves are extremely hard on ball screws! The instant acceleration is the killer, as well as the instant stop. There is a patch program for all CNC equipment that makes the acceleration and decelleration variable. Thus making the bearing packs last much longer. Liked the way you did the coolant flood system. Most folks destroy theirs in a year or so, and make somekind of a mess out of black pipe. The steel tubing flows much more coolant. I must have made twenty five coolant manifolds a year out of 1.25" hydraulic tubing with stainless steel pipe nipples welded to them.

    Looks like your doing very well
    gary
     
  4. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again
     
  5. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    The guy I was refering to is Dave Bush, and he owns Lead Screw International up in Traverse City. Really learned a lot about axis drives and how they work from him. Dave does the best ball screw rebuilds I've ever seen, and nobody can touch his prices

    gary