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    Default New FPS 300M ready for shipment

    My new model year 2019 FPS 300M ready for shipment from germany:
    machine-21-.jpg

    There are a lot of accessories, more photos to follow....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails machine-1-.jpg  

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    Nice looking machine! How much?

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    Gazillions


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    It is a beautiful machine, I’d be interested in some close ups when you get it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Degull View Post
    Nice looking machine! How much?
    More expensive than I care to admit. FPS built a custom machine for 60Hz and also MQL (minimum quantity lubrication). There are a lot of accessories which cost more than the machine. Once it arrives in USA and I can unpack, I'll provide more photos of the accessories. A few of the more interesting add-ons include a couple of Benz Tools angle heads for which FPS built a custom bracket. FPS also manufactured several custom horizontal arbors with fractional diameters (versus the standard metric diameters used in Europe) so I can use my large collection of horizontal cutters. Surprising to me, FPS was able to supply the following:
    - Spiral Milling Device
    - the VERY rare FP1 Riser, which will allow my Fine Boring Head to be used with this machine
    Also included are the:
    - Slotting Head
    - Fixed Table
    - Swivelling Fixed Table
    - Swivelling turntable with indexing (universal Table)
    - Indexing Head

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    Here's a cool photo of the Spiral Milling Attachment:

    dscn2520.jpg

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    What was the machine purchased for? Anything specific?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ripperj View Post
    What was the machine purchased for? Anything specific?


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    Small little projects, prototyping, high-tech artwork.

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    Of course there are questions:
    Nice looking machine, perhaps its the lighting but does not appear very shiny in the snaps.
    Any comment?

    I know that they (FPS) retained the 14 1/2 * pressure angle gearing for the spindle drive.
    Wondering if they retained the original Deckel designed needle roller bearing spindles.
    Can you tell us the top spindle speed?
    Is that machine setup to run "Aktive" on all three axis?
    Are the vertical "Box" ways hardened like the later FP-NC's?

    I would be somewhat skeptical of a "minimum" lubrication scheme for the ways, knowing what i see on originals machines having problems with
    the vertical ways....
    Way oil is relatively cheap, wondering why you thought this change was needed?

    Nice looking machine. Hope to see it in person when it is all settled in.
    Thanks for sharing.....Love to get a sense of how quiet she runs in top gear.
    Cheers Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by drcoelho View Post
    More expensive than I care to admit.
    Suspect you're concerned with comments like WHAT ?? Hell, you have bought two_____(fill in the blank)____________ for that kind of money !

    My take on it is what the heck if you've comfortably got the money go for it, you only live once

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    As someone who has spent too much money on fun, I'd say congrats and enjoy! It's worth every penny.

    Lucky7

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlfaGTA View Post
    Of course there are questions:


    I would be somewhat skeptical of a "minimum" lubrication scheme for the ways, knowing what i see on originals machines having problems with
    the vertical ways....
    Way oil is relatively cheap, wondering why you thought this change was needed?

    Cheers Ross
    I would suspect that MQL is not related to the way lube but for the cutting tool coolant. MQL would be more practical on an open machine such as this.

    Paul

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    Thanks Paul, that makes more sense...
    Cheers Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky7 View Post
    As someone who has spent too much money on fun, I'd say congrats and enjoy! It's worth every penny.

    Lucky7
    drcoelho is doing a service. I can go to my wife and say, "Dearie, $4k for that [whatever used machine I want to buy] ain't nuthin'. Check out this guy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlfaGTA View Post
    Of course there are questions:
    Nice looking machine, perhaps its the lighting but does not appear very shiny in the snaps.
    Any comment?

    I know that they (FPS) retained the 14 1/2 * pressure angle gearing for the spindle drive.
    Wondering if they retained the original Deckel designed needle roller bearing spindles.
    Can you tell us the top spindle speed?
    Is that machine setup to run "Aktive" on all three axis?
    Are the vertical "Box" ways hardened like the later FP-NC's?

    I would be somewhat skeptical of a "minimum" lubrication scheme for the ways, knowing what i see on originals machines having problems with
    the vertical ways....
    Way oil is relatively cheap, wondering why you thought this change was needed?

    Nice looking machine. Hope to see it in person when it is all settled in.
    Thanks for sharing.....Love to get a sense of how quiet she runs in top gear.
    Cheers Ross
    Not sure about the spindle bearings, will ask them.

    Top spindle speed is 2000 RPM. I do have the high-speed head, and also plan on retrofitting a Rusnok head, both which go to 6000 RPM. And I've also got a NSK spindle for up to 80K RPM.

    Yes, this is Aktive on all three axis. This machine is almost identical to the very last generation of Deckel FP1 built.

    I'll check on the ways question.

    The MQL option is for cutting, not for ways lubrication. I have both flood coolant option and MQL option...will mostly do dry cutting, but will have these options available if I need them.

    Ross, you will get an invite to see in person

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    Quote Originally Posted by LockNut View Post
    I would suspect that MQL is not related to the way lube but for the cutting tool coolant. MQL would be more practical on an open machine such as this.

    Paul
    You are correct, MQL is for cutting, not way lubrication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rklopp View Post
    drcoelho is doing a service. I can go to my wife and say, "Dearie, $4k for that [whatever used machine I want to buy] ain't nuthin'. Check out this guy."
    Don't forget Chris Harris Fehlmann Picomax 56 TOP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milacron View Post
    Don't forget Chris Harris Fehlmann Picomax 56 TOP
    I really like those Fehlmann machines....in my case, I'm matching my manual Deckel/FPS mill with a Brother Speedio for CNC, also soon to be delivered.

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    Here's a photo of the slotting head:

    dscn2493.jpg

    And the high speed head:

    dscn2500.jpg

    And the horizontal over-arm:

    dscn2505.jpg

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    she's a beauty!

    have you named her yet?


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