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    Small mill selection

    Ya, I know NYC CNC can be a bit like a cringy salesman at times. I thought his video on the Neo did a good job of pointing out its features. New development! Floor space may not be the decider anymore. We can probably go as big as an S700. Not sure if this changes things as far as the...
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    Small mill selection

    That's a good question! I'd like to know.
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    Small mill selection

    Yes, I'm worried about this! If we didn't have the trained CNC operator in-house, we would not be looking at other machines than the Neo.
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    Small mill selection

    Our parts would be around 30mm x 150mm with some very tiny features measured in the tens of microns. The size of the machine is not driven by the part size but rather the budget and space available. We want to make good, high accuracy parts and that's why we are asking if a Neo can do as good as...
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    Small mill selection

    The Neo has "protected areas" software which is a second layer of defense to prevent crashing the spindle. It also has a pretty slick touch screen GUI that is intuitive to use. I encourage you to check out the NYC CNC video on the Neo. Hardened CNC operators would probably hate it, but those new...
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    Small mill selection

    The Willemin-Macodel 308S2 is out of budget but the rest are within.
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    Small mill selection

    Congrats on your incoming CM-1, that's exciting! I don't think the Mini Mill is the right fit for us, but a CM-1 could be. We will be using small end mills (~1mm) on almost all of our parts and hoping to take advantage of MCD tooling for finishing so we'll need a high spindle speed. I don't...
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    Small mill selection

    Hi all, My company is searching for a small milling machine to make mainly aluminum parts with the odd stainless and steel part. It would not be a production machine, but rather used for R&D. Things that are important to us are surface finish, accuracy, and speed. We did a pretty big deep...
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    Tips on purchasing a toolpost grinder

    Point taken Doug. Respect the machine.
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    Tips on purchasing a toolpost grinder

    Wow, thanks guys. I'll keep watching this thread.
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    Tips on purchasing a toolpost grinder

    I have a TOS S28 lathe which is something like a 13x30 and I think has a 5hp motor. Going from memory here. The distance from the compound slide to the spindle centreline is ~1.125". I want to get a toolpost grinder for it, but having never used one before, would like to get some tips on...
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    threads in solid carbide

    Ya, before it's fired!
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    OT Ducati ownership costs

    Oh yes they do!! Two per valve and you may need to use dimond emery cloth to sand the closing shims!:eek:
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    cheap aloris BXA toolholders

    Thanks guys, but I'm looking for Aloris brand holders, not the knock offs. I'm kicking myself for not bookmarking that site!
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    cheap aloris BXA toolholders

    A couple months ago I was searching the web for cheap Aloris brand QC toolholders and found this one site that had them for $40ea. They also sold chinese versions for much cheaper. Despite googling my heart out, I couldn't find the site again. Does anyone know of this place? I prefer getting...
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