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  1. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    The whole Okuma project turned into a very...

    The whole Okuma project turned into a very expensive learning experience. The project I bought the machine for has never yielded the anticipated volume. It's been a real struggle to find right type...
  2. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    Received an update this afternoon. Okuma is...

    Received an update this afternoon. Okuma is expediting the steady interface and are committing to have it ready to ship within the next 4-6 weeks.

    Still no response on the whole turret coolant...
  3. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    I never intended to deceive on that point. My...

    I never intended to deceive on that point. My apologies if I did. It's not a difficult part really just a large L/D ratio.

    If the strategy had been to make the part in 5 ops I would have...
  4. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    I don't think they share your same view on that. ...

    I don't think they share your same view on that. During the discussions with the sales manger I pushed the point that I was buying a lathe to make the part in one operation not five. He indicated...
  5. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    Better yet. It has TWO pumps that are each on...

    Better yet. It has TWO pumps that are each on their own motor starter. There are multiple coolant m codes. I don't recall exactly now but I believe my current options are turret B coolant on OR...
  6. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    I do have alternative plans in the works. I am...

    I do have alternative plans in the works. I am getting the current process tuned in a bit better but it is still 5 ops. Customer is being patient in the short term but they're asking me the same...
  7. Thread: New machine day!

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    Gosiger? Jealous.

    Gosiger? Jealous.
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    I don't allow them. My theory being that a good...

    I don't allow them. My theory being that a good machinist uses all of their senses. I also don't like having to tap someone on the shoulder to get their attention.
  9. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    I've tried typing up an update to this several...

    I've tried typing up an update to this several times but just can't seem to get it all out in a logical fashion. They whole things is just a damn mess. Morris over promised. As I understand it...
  10. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    Maybe it was a mistake, I guess time will tell. ...

    Maybe it was a mistake, I guess time will tell. Right or wrong I have an outstanding commitment to my customer to deliver parts. I can't produce at the rate I promised but at least I'm getting them...
  11. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    Before going further I should add some background...

    Before going further I should add some background that until now, rereading the thread, I hadn't realized I omitted here on PM. Part of the arrangement on this was that they would get the machine on...
  12. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    Thank you I needed a good chuckle. It's a...

    Thank you I needed a good chuckle.



    It's a turret mounted steady rest. Mounted to the lower turret of a twin turret machine.

    They are actually out there right now trying to figure out how...
  13. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    Morris has been staying in better contact since...

    Morris has been staying in better contact since my last post. Unfortunately there are further delays with the options. I've tried contacting Okuma directly but don't get past the service guy who...
  14. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    I finally made a call this morning to Okuma over...

    I finally made a call this morning to Okuma over my on continuing frustrations and lack of communication. Received a call from a new Morris individual that I haven't previously spoken to. Long...
  15. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    Sorry to hear about the experience. What time...

    Sorry to hear about the experience. What time frame was that in?
  16. The next video Youtube queued up for me showed...

    The next video Youtube queued up for me showed the Lang gravity feed tower that looked interesting.
    LANG Eco-Tower Automation System - YouTube
  17. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    Glad to hear you have had a positive experience. ...

    Glad to hear you have had a positive experience. Does your support come out of Roselle or Milwaukee, guessing Roselle? The impression I get is that they are either short staffed and/or...
  18. Thread: Morris Midwest

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    Morris Midwest

    I recently bought a new Okuma lathe via Morris Midwest, Milwaukee. This is my first time buying a brand new machine. The process as been rather turbulent and not sure if it's them or me. I don't...
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    RS232 Hoping to connect to multiple machines and...

    RS232
    Hoping to connect to multiple machines and be able to drip feed on occasion.
    Mostly Yasnac I80 machines, also some Fanuc
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    DNC Software for Linux/Ubuntu

    I have a project I'm working on and would like to be able to transfer programs from a system running Ubuntu. I haven't found much for coms software.

    There seems to be an old version of Easy DNC...
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    I'm not telling :D Honestly though, I have a...

    I'm not telling :D

    Honestly though, I have a confidentiality agreement. Suffice to say that its large enough to buy a couple of used machines but not enough to warrant new.
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    This would be my first inclination. If you can't...

    This would be my first inclination. If you can't keep up with demand and you have the profit outsource the fixture design/fabrication.

    I really don't understand why more MTBs don't offer factory...
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    I'be been looking at used Okuma lathes for a...

    I'be been looking at used Okuma lathes for a project I have coming up. I had same question regarding the control versions. I'm looking at late 90's to early 2000 machines. These are the four...
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    Well that explains it. Thanks for the insights!

    Well that explains it. Thanks for the insights!
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    Full Radius Groove G71

    Over the years I've only had to do a full radius groove a couple of times and I can never seem to get G71 to handle the roughing. I'd be willing to be it's operator error :) I always end up...
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