Out of the blue, in the middle of a run, the machine started cutting oversize.
By oversize, I mean the bore, which had been running ±.001 all day, suddenly started cutting .075-.080" oversize.
The OD, which had been holding ±.005" all day, suddenly started cutting .060" oversize. (Technically more than that, as the turn was only .060" inside the bar diameter.)
Cutoff tool suddenly started leaving a .085" tip on the end of the bar.
I pulled a drill out of the turret that has always had a ~.005" offset, and used a coax indicator in a collet in the chuck to sweep the drill holder.
I reset machine Zero to the holder, and the machine zero changed by exactly .0397"
It has been a few decades since the old Cincinnati Milacron 15-U that I used to run, but I recall a few times seeing every offset in the machine suddenly being "off" by exactly .100"
In those days, the phenomenon was called "skipping a grid", and was usually attributed to dirt or power surges.
This machine is about the same vintage (early to mid 80's); is this something I should be on the lookout for?