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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    I'm not recommending this, so please put away that stick but about a year ago I saw a totally unknown brand vmc with linear motors at a show in Nanjing.

    That fella would shit-n-git but the biggest surprise was, QUIET ! You don't realize how noisy ballscrews are until you hear something that doesn't have them.

    Kinda wondering why linear motors haven't made their way into the mainstream ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Finsta View Post
    My understanding is cost is the issue.
    DMG have been building linear motor machines for the best part of two decades I'm pretty sure. They were an option on our NTX, the cost was significant.

    I guess for most people and most purposes, ballscrews are simply good enough.

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