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Re: Duplomatic turret for Colchester
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011, 12:56:18 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2011, 12:56:46 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2011, 12:57:16 PM »
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Re: Duplomatic turret for Colchester
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2011, 01:05:21 PM »
Looks good, what size VDI is it, I have just been offered a VDI tool plate and I am thinking I may just make a turret from scratch rather than fitting it to one of the two I have on the lathe.
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Re: Duplomatic turret for Colchester
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2011, 01:16:47 PM »
Dereks brother here ( who did most of the work really  ;-)  !   )

It's a VDI30 turret and just about fits considering the diameter of the tool plate and the clearance of the tools over the front bed way when pointing down.
If we need to part off to centre any thing larger than 45mm dia, we'll have to be very carefull about not bashing in to the bed with the parting tool.
Though this shouldn't be an issue as we've soon have a larger lathe for the bigger jobs .
Dave.
 

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Re: Duplomatic turret for Colchester
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2011, 01:20:23 PM »
VERY nice setup by you two- thanks for sharing the pics-

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Re: Duplomatic turret for Colchester
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2011, 02:00:06 PM »
Dereks brother here ( who did most of the work really  ;-)  !   )

It's a VDI30 turret and just about fits considering the diameter of the tool plate and the clearance of the tools over the front bed way when pointing down.
If we need to part off to centre any thing larger than 45mm dia, we'll have to be very carefull about not bashing in to the bed with the parting tool.
Though this shouldn't be an issue as we've soon have a larger lathe for the bigger jobs .
Dave.
 

Thanks for the info, the one I am getting, or may be getting is only a VDI20 which is smaller than I would have liked but it is 16 position which is nice.
I know the feeling of having to be careful, having a rear and front turret can be a bit of  heart stopper at atimes when running code for the first time ;D

The new lathe wouldnt happen to be a blue XYZ would it?
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Re: Duplomatic turret for Colchester
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2011, 02:19:20 PM »
[Thanks for the info, the one I am getting, or may be getting is only a VDI20 which is smaller than I would have liked but it is 16 position which is nice.
I know the feeling of having to be careful, having a rear and front turret can be a bit of  heart stopper at atimes when running code for the first time ;D
The new lathe wouldnt happen to be a blue XYZ would it?
Hood
Not a XYZ . A Leadwell. We should have it at the of end Dec.  :)
Dave.

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Re: Duplomatic turret for Colchester
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2011, 02:23:04 PM »
ah Ok well not the one I thought.Is Mach going on it or are the orig controls ok?
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Re: Duplomatic turret for Colchester
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2011, 03:57:30 PM »
ah Ok well not the one I thought.Is Mach going on it or are the orig controls ok?
Hood

Not Mach this time, but Fanuc.  ( I hope I don't get an instant ban for using the F word :)  )
Dave.