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12-07-2003, 03:51 AM
Just like to know what sort of times people average on setting up a 3 axis Lathe/Mill-turn. Lathe has a 12inch Chuck & 12 Position turret with Live VDI Tooling, however at present we are limited to two vertical & two horizontal live tools until we spend more & buy more tooling. Please post average setting times for similar machines & also include where possibly if that includes programming/changing or machining jaws etc.

12-07-2003, 10:34 AM
1. You have tools assembled and ready near the machine.
2. You have Tool Length and Radial Offset already measured and available on a paper.

In such case, you can take 5 minutes per Tool as Set-Up Time.
This does not include programming and prove out time.

02-22-2014, 10:44 AM