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    Makino U6 Heat price sanity check

    New machine day! New Makino U6 Heat is in the building.
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    Opinions on GF Cut 550 P

    Went with the U6 Heat!
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    Makino U6 Heat price sanity check

    Brian - thanks for your explanation - it helped and we issued a PO today for a new U6 HEAT and Opticam to drive it.
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    Opinions on GF Cut 550 P

    While waiting to work out a deal on a Makino U6 Heat - we have a very tempting proposal from GF for a new Cut 550 P ( Swiss machine). Does anyone here have experience or option on this machine vs. the Makino? Many thanks !
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    Makino U6 Heat price sanity check

    Wow Cameraman - you’re an economist too! Many thanks for your perspective. We are leaning Makino with additional significant discount offered if we place order today - they have had a 5% price increase - but key for us is availability and to not take a chance on future higher prices and delays...
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    Makino U6 Heat price sanity check

    We’re looking to buy a Makino U6 Heat wire EDM. We got a quote just under $200k (13% off) delivered - when researching recent used sales I am seeing used prices for this machine at $115 to $136k and a dealer in England is offering new ones for 109 British pounds or about $145k in today’s...
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    Adding Renishaw Lathe Probe to Okuma L3000?

    Thank you Markz -- I found out that Renishaw sells a kit of Macros for Okuma lathes (part# A-4016-1056) that can be purchased from Okuma or Renishaw. Now I just need to find out how to attached the radio sensor RMI-Q to the Okuma controller. Still don't know if I can be a direct hook up to a...
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    Adding Renishaw Lathe Probe to Okuma L3000?

    I get your point -- the probe we would install is made for lathe use and is coolant proof.
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    Adding Renishaw Lathe Probe to Okuma L3000?

    We would like to add a Renishaw RL40P and RMI-Q probe package to our Okuma L3000. Has anyone else done this? What additional software for OSP300 control is needed? Can the RMI-Q receiver be interfaced to the control with additional hardware? Thanks for any input! :)
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    WTB Check One-Lok Vise

    Looking for Chick One-Lok vise New or lightly used (either length). Thanks, Bill
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    5 Axis: DMG Mori DMU 50 CELOS or Mazak Variaxis I-600 Smooth X? Which would you buy?

    Thanks for everyone's input -- We just placed an order for the Mazak Variaxis I-600 which arrives this fall. It has the new Smooth X control and is loaded coming in well under our budget and $20K under a 9 month old demo DMU 50. With price and specs it was no contest. Now going to order a bunch...
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    Just sealed the deal on a DMU 50 5-axis

    Dave, did you buy the DMU 50? We were offered a demo -- can you tell me your quote? PM if you want. Thanks
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    5 Axis: DMG Mori DMU 50 CELOS or Mazak Variaxis I-600 Smooth X? Which would you buy?

    How about +/-0.0002" in 3 axis (rotary axis locked)?
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    5 Axis: DMG Mori DMU 50 CELOS or Mazak Variaxis I-600 Smooth X? Which would you buy?

    Edster -- Many thanks for the links to detail info on your purchases. Looks like you know to negotiate a great deal. Is the MX-520 true 5 axis or 4+1? We plan to sell our M460 and deliver in October. Great machine used for R&D with with low spindle hours.
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    5 Axis: DMG Mori DMU 50 CELOS or Mazak Variaxis I-600 Smooth X? Which would you buy?

    I am thinking the same thing. DMG claims their DMU 50 has a 21"+ bearing on the rear versus two maybe six inch bearings on both sides. Mazak uses a roller cam gear on rotary axis with no backlash. Funny though, the $500K DMG DMU 65 Monoblock uses a table supported on two sides.
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    5 Axis: DMG Mori DMU 50 CELOS or Mazak Variaxis I-600 Smooth X? Which would you buy?

    We love Okuma -- it was out first consideration until salesman quoted us $450K minus some to be determined discount :eek: I'll ask the DMG Mori salesman for a quote on the NMV-DCG though -- thanks
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    5 Axis: DMG Mori DMU 50 CELOS or Mazak Variaxis I-600 Smooth X? Which would you buy?

    Thanks for the valuable input guys! Wow -- is it possible to get a Hermle CU22 for $300K??? Or Matsuura MX-520? The problem for us with the DMG Mori salesman is he has not offered any real discount (only 5% off) on their new machines. So a quote NMV-3000 or 5000 -- it will near full retail...
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    5 Axis: DMG Mori DMU 50 CELOS or Mazak Variaxis I-600 Smooth X? Which would you buy?

    The DMG Mori salesman makes a big deal about having glass scales standard of all axis. It's a very expensive option on Mazak but their machine is 3x the weight of the DMG and is a bridge style so maybe scales are not necessary. It was never an issue not having this on our Okuma. :willy_nilly:
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    5 Axis: DMG Mori DMU 50 CELOS or Mazak Variaxis I-600 Smooth X? Which would you buy?

    Less than $300K -- we make R&D parts for power generation in aluminum, cast iron and hard steel.
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    5 Axis: DMG Mori DMU 50 CELOS or Mazak Variaxis I-600 Smooth X? Which would you buy?

    Too expensive -- our budget is less than $300K plus not sure about local service availability.
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