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    We dont like the Mikron. It makes good parts but not without a lot of workarounds and knowing its funny quirks. For instance the laser has to be positioned so far apart so the whole y axis moves between it making it very inacurate. I will pick up a half mm cutter like .03 off. Every cutter is picked up off actually, We need to physically measure every tool and compared to a known tool, then change it appropriately in the DL of the offset page. Also its very thermally unstable for us.


    And the biggest problem we are finding is a trunion machine this big with a spindle this fast. Sure there are custom orders but we want to try and keep the price reasonable for what we are getting. We dont want another oversold Mikron. From what I've seen of them, they look like they make great machines, just not this particular size and model.

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    Also the spindle speeders wont work because we keep too many small tools set up. We dont change many tools out of position. We would need to buy too many of them.

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    Hermle's are rock solid. I have not had the opportunity to really look into Matsuura......but from what I have heard from others, they are really nice machines.

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    I'm pretty sure Yamazen just picked up Matsuura in your area. That may be worth you taking a look at.

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    Doosan is another machine builder that offers a wide range of machines. From South Korea. Quaser, Awea and Sharp Industries are other Asian machine builders worth looking into. Just to throw a view more names out there

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    Prox, what have you decided on? Anything yet? Costs?

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    Yea we have a P.O in for the Dmu Monoblock 105 with a 24k spindle. We went with this because the spindle was going to be a custom order on the Hermle adding a lot of cost.

    After the PO was placed Dmg got back to us and said there were no 24k spindles available because they are experiencing a 6 month back order on them!!!!!! We are still going forward with is anyways and it will be here in September.

    Im not sure on the price at this time because I was not involved in that part of the deal but I would imagine 800k or so

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    That is a big boy. Anyone can see the table capacity in writing but really think what 5 tons of material swinging around really is ("often times" common for some, I know).

    That size envelope really narrow the choices down quickly.

    Very nice, congratulations!

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    Thanks, I wont be the one running it. I will be on the Mikron still. But i am excited to see our shop advance and help with the research process. I will update you in 6 months on how it goes.

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    Not to start a war, but out of curiosity, what are you programming it with?

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    Cimatron E Mostly in 3+2.


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