Instagram     

Go Back   PNW Moto > Washington > Seattle

Seattle Seattle Rides, meetups, regional discussions | Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell

Like Tree16Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
May 31st 2016, 03:16 PM   #1
 beansbaxter's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  Ducati + KTM
Seattle EDM Machine Shop?

Looking for a machine shop in the Seattle area that has Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM). Any recommendations?
May 31st 2016, 09:05 PM   #2
 riceman's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Pasco, WA

  2001 1150GS
If you can't find an acceptable option in the Seattle area, you can try giving Perry Tech in Yakima a call. They have a wire EDM machine and the instructor who runs the machining department is always looking for projects to teach the students with. He's willing to ship the finished product and their rates are quite reasonable, but they do take a bit of time to turn around a project. If you're in enough of a hurry that you can't wait for students to get around to it, he also runs a wire EDM machine out of his garage.

He's a pretty personable guy. Easy to get along with and turns out a decent project.

hopefully you find something closer to Seattle. If you don't, i can get his number for you. just let me know.

-Chris
beansbaxter likes this.
May 31st 2016, 10:02 PM   #3
 dragracer1951's Avatar
Moderator
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  07 XB12 Buell Lightning
Beans, there's a really good edm shop in Auburn
I'll get you a number in the morning
Wire or sinker?
What do you need done?
beansbaxter likes this.
May 31st 2016, 10:24 PM   #4
 beansbaxter's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  Ducati + KTM
An M8x35 screw broke off and needs to be removed.

We drilled it out some, inserted a screw extractor to remove the broken screw, and the extractor broke.

There's now about 1/8" of the extractor inside a broken off screw (sigh).

Willius from the forum during the drill stage:

Jun 1st 2016, 07:34 AM   #5
 dragracer1951's Avatar
Moderator
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  07 XB12 Buell Lightning
Is it actually the frame or is it a piece you can remove
No one is going to be able,to get the frame on their machine
If it's a piece you can remove, I can get it out for you
Jun 1st 2016, 07:59 AM   #6
 
  Jan 2016
  Spokane

Is it in aluminum? If so you can use Alum to dissolve it out without damaging the aluminum.
Jun 1st 2016, 08:54 AM   #7
 dragracer1951's Avatar
Moderator
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  07 XB12 Buell Lightning
Beans
Call Micro Form in Auburn
253-859-1424
4418 Auburn Way N. #5
Auburn
They're good...
beansbaxter likes this.
Jun 1st 2016, 08:58 AM   #8
 beansbaxter's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  Ducati + KTM
Yes, the piece can be removed.

I'm not sure what the screw is made of. At first, I suspected it broke because it was soft. In retrospect, it broke because it was hard and brittle.
Jun 1st 2016, 09:36 AM   #9
 dragracer1951's Avatar
Moderator
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  07 XB12 Buell Lightning
Not sure what they will charge you at Micro Form, or I can machine it out
It don't matter what it's made of, everything surcums to Carbide
beansbaxter likes this.
Jun 1st 2016, 09:48 AM   #10
DGA
 DGA's Avatar
Moderator
 
  Jan 2016
  PDX

  An Ape and a Husky
Have you thought about using a torque wrench...
beansbaxter and Thumperpilot like this.
Jun 1st 2016, 09:50 AM   #11
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle

Quote:
Originally Posted by beansbaxter
Yes, the piece can be removed.

I'm not sure what the screw is made of. At first, I suspected it broke because it was soft. In retrospect, it broke because it was hard and brittle.
As cool as those little ktms are, being made in Thailand, never can be sure what they're gonna use for fasteners.
Jun 1st 2016, 02:52 PM   #12
 beansbaxter's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  Ducati + KTM
I called Microform in Auburn and spoke to Ken... he was incredibly informative and knowledgable. Sounds like an awesome machine shop and very reputable!

Given their hourly rate of $85/hour versus the cost for a part replacement, he advised I would probably be better off to order a new part.

Jim, I'll take a better picture of what's going on and see what you think. Otherwise, I'm fine chalking up this situation as tuition and ordering a new part.

I love my KTM, but their PowerParts accessories are lacking in many areas (sigh)
Jun 1st 2016, 03:12 PM   #13
DGA
 DGA's Avatar
Moderator
 
  Jan 2016
  PDX

  An Ape and a Husky
What part is it exactly?

I know that those (not so)easy outs are fucking hard, but couldn't you drill it out yourself, and put a suitable thread insert in there?
Jun 1st 2016, 04:41 PM   #14
 
  Jan 2016
  Newcastle, WA

  1995 Suzuki Katana
If you are thinking of trying to drill it out search out left hand drill bits. No, not a joke, a real thing that just happens to be perfect for snapped off screws.

Spent the better park of a week in the evenings drilling out a crankshaft pulley bolt (and the obligatory EZ outs, plural, as in two) in an old SUV of mine. Once I had the left hand bit it grabbed and unscrewed the stub right out.

Sent via SM-N900T
beansbaxter likes this.
Jun 1st 2016, 04:47 PM   #15
 beansbaxter's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  Ducati + KTM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DGA
What part is it exactly?

I know that those (not so)easy outs are fucking hard, but couldn't you drill it out yourself, and put a suitable thread insert in there?
KTM Engine Guard Crash Cage... the cage itself is made of steel. Drilling is no longer an option because of the broken screw extractor within the broken bolt.
Reply

  PNW Moto > Washington > Seattle

Tags
edm, machine, seattle, shop



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FREE: VFR Shop and Hanyes Manuals Michael of Burien Classifieds 4 Jul 14th 2016 07:07 AM
Harley shop? liberpolly Seattle 5 May 8th 2016 06:26 AM
Valve check shop CaptainAwesome Seattle 10 May 7th 2016 11:06 PM
For Sale: Hydraulic Shop Lift ducatibruce Classifieds 6 Feb 2nd 2016 12:29 AM
Machine Shop Services in Kitsap dragracer1951 Marketplace 4 Jan 21st 2016 11:40 AM




Copyright © 2019 PNW Moto. All rights reserved.