Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “machine shop”
Fanuc OM Fusion 360 Post Processing
Getting post-processing working on an older Fanuc OM control and CNC Mill.
Getting Started on an older Fanuc OM CNC Mill.
How I start my Fanuc OM based CNC Mill. How to get started or use an older Fanuc OM based mill. I purchased a used CNC mill and have been using it successfully for over a year. For DIY type operation, it’s been reliable and capable. Excel VMC mills, in particular, seem to be very reliable, easy to work on and I’ve been able to source parts. I use Fusion 360 along with custom post-processing to my DNC to make parts. The oil absorbers I use are at: https://amzn.to/2CGWHbu
PCB Top , Dropping a Tool, and review of the Fanuc LCD upgrade
Machining the topside of the PCB enclosure. A tool is dropped by the ATC and the first use of the Fanuc LCD Upgrade for the CNC mill. Tool change fails.
Fanuc OM Tool Lost in the ATC. Fanuc Diag fix.
I lost T17 somehow in my Fanuc om CNC mill. It would not change to T17. Here I go over troubleshooting it and how I fixed it on the vertical machining center.
Kaizen Foam Organization for a CNC Toolbox
Some downtime in the shop, fixing the facemill, and improving efficiency of the new Kobalt Toolbox with Kaizen Foam. This saves a lot of space and organizes tools in any toolbox, especially machinist tools. Amazon Links to these products: Foam - http://amzn.to/2vBiJK0 Knife - http://amzn.to/2vBwXdX
CNC Tooling Plate Recovery . Making custom parts using CNC Mill
Prototyping a smaller CNC tooling plate. I had a few issues during machining this part and I go over how I corrected them. Fixture/Tooling plates are used for many of the custom parts I make.
CNC Mill Reverse Osmosis Install for Coolant Fill
I installed a Reverse Osmosis system to top off my vertical machining center coolant tank with almost pure water. I also did some other upgrades and did a quick overview of past upgrades. Products used in this video: RO Complete Kit - Amazon http://amzn.to/2fwqzOJ
Fixing CNC Tap Trays. Patreon Page
I had a bore size issue on the #1 Tap Adapter Trays and had to setup a job to fix the bore size and chamfer. I made a math error on the first tray. I have a Patreon page if you would like to see more videos, access to design files (Electronics and Mechanic), and pre release access. Thanks for watching!!!! Please subscribe.
CNC Rigid Tap Adapter Holder Trays
Machining Rigid Tap Adapter Holder Trays for the Fanuc CNC Mill.
Machining parts on the new home / garage VMC. Mill Drill and Rigid Tap in 6061.
Machining some test 6061 aluminum with flowing coolant. Everybody is a hero in aluminum. It’s taken about a month or so to go from purchase of the VMC to actually making parts in the home shop using my “spare” time. A bit of loc-line adjustment and the tools to work with loc line. #firstchips #cncmill
Vertical CNC Mill First Power up.
I hooked up three phase power from an American Rotary AD-20 phase converter to the new to me Excel PMC vertical cnc mill. Repairs were made to the machine’s door slide and inital Fanuc troubleshooting of a servo drive error ended up being a fiber optic cable that had disconnected during shipping.
Moving the CNC Mill around in the shop for installation.
Moving a VMC Vertical CNC Mill with steel bars. The VMC is a Excel PMC series mill with Fanuc 0M controls. This replaces my old smaller VMC (HAAS Mini Mill) with a new to me larger model. I moved this mill single handed once in the shop. A rollback wrecker did a great job doing the local transport to my shop floor.