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    New Haas UMC 350 Models Coming Out Soon

    18 tools is pretty low.... That's more than enough for one job at a time (at least for the jobs I do/have done) and/or a machine dedicated to one part/product though, but for more efficient job shop work or automation it's definitely low. I assume that's what you mean when you say the U500 with...
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    New Haas UMC 350 Models Coming Out Soon

    I haven't heard of spindle grippers before. Are they basically like a robot 'hand' that attaches to the spindle instead of an arm and can load parts/raw stock sitting off to the side of the table inside the machine? I'm going to have to check that out.
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    New Haas UMC 350 Models Coming Out Soon

    Oh man..... I missed the platter dimensions the first time around. Yeah, a 3.94" platter on a 15" x 14" X,Y travel machine suuucks. And the TRT100 rotary that the table is based on says it has a weight limit of only 15 lbs. Add fixture weight to that and you're not going to be able to put a very...
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    New Haas UMC 350 Models Coming Out Soon

    Hey everyone! I was just on the Haas Automation website comparing their 5-axis machines to other companies' offerings and I stumbled across this website link that didn't show up on their directory. Looks like Haas is about to roll out a few new, smaller versions of the UMC 500 which it looks...
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    HSCO vs Carbide End Mills for General Shop Use

    Sooo true! As an engineer I love maximizing things and getting every bit of performance and efficiency out of whatever I'm working on, and my journey so far into getting the best recipes for machining as fast, reliably, and as efficiently as possible definitely feels like it's going to be a long...
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    HSCO vs Carbide End Mills for General Shop Use

    You're exactly right, carbide is better in pretty much every way except for price, which I why I've only ever used carbide. 2-3x faster speeds? More rigid? Lasts longer than HSS? Be more productive with your hourly shop rate than HSS? Carbide is definitely the way to go generally speaking. I...
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    HSCO vs Carbide End Mills for General Shop Use

    Exactly! I'd rather invest more money in a tool that's going to help make us money than pinch pennies to buy the cheapest tool I can that's going to cost me waaay more than the expensive tool would because of the performance/shop time increase. That being said, everyone loves a good deal when...
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    HSCO vs Carbide End Mills for General Shop Use

    Thanks for all of the replies everyone! (Thread derailing aside :D) I really appreciate the detailed help! I'm familiar with the general performance differences between HSS and Carbide, which is exactly why I have only ever gone with carbide end mills, but I had never heard specifically of...
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    HSCO vs Carbide End Mills for General Shop Use

    Hey everyone! New member here, and this is my first post on this forum. Quick background: I'm a mechanical engineer, EIT to be specific, who also has a passion for CNC machining. I have a couple of years of experience designing, programming, and setting up parts for CNC machining and helped...
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