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  1. So is Mikron / GF / Agie Charmilles(sp) gonna...

    So is Mikron / GF / Agie Charmilles(sp) gonna pony up for a sub forum and some banners ?
  2. I know folks that have done [Product specific /...

    I know folks that have done [Product specific / brand specific separate user-forums ] and it's a real f*cking hassle... usually depends on how much a given company and related products need to...
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    That's what they said back in the day about...

    That's what they said back in the day about the...

    Japanese/ Japan,

    Hong-Kong,

    then Taiwan,

    South Korea,
  4. . I don't normally insert myself into...

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    I don't normally insert myself into Speedio threads,



    and,
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    Yup, but I'm not a millwright. Watcha...

    Yup,

    but I'm not a millwright.

    Watcha thinking / wanting to do ?
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    Indeed ! But increasingly I'm seeing higher...

    Indeed !

    But increasingly I'm seeing higher "Accuracy" "precision" and "repeatability" probes being specc's as standard with various machines.

    For example Rengauge / RENGAGE™ like OMP 600
    ...
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    For hard turning that's a very good point, ...

    For hard turning that's a very good point,

    I.e. depth of cut and heat / annealing at the surface means you can't have a corrective finish cut.

    but, at least the next part can be "Comped"...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQaAKUAzK0w&list=L...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQaAKUAzK0w&list=LL&index=160

    Some of you here might get a kick out of this ^^^.

    If pushed for time scroll to 17 mins in and you see them using the "LOL" method...
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    That's a good question, They say "Built in...

    That's a good question,

    They say "Built in Kentucky" and Kentucky - homegrown machine,

    Designed , assembled, hand scraped etc.

    But actually never gave a thought to where the 'Iron" /...
  10. I can't give you super specific advice on that /...

    I can't give you super specific advice on that / your machine,

    but MAZAK have to keep track of larger machines (like the Slant Turn 50) due to armament capabilities / "restrictions" (not just...
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    The (Kitamura) Mytrunion 4G is or can be priced...

    The (Kitamura) Mytrunion 4G is or can be priced and positioned well. [Nice dedicated 5 axis machine - really good work volume/ envelope / structure + good ergonomics.].

    In my territory the local...
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    I think that's a very fair assessment and...

    I think that's a very fair assessment and obviously like what Cblair / Charles set up is that it's an "impression" and "Opinion" + what you really need (more importantly).

    MAZAK can make it...
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    spindle curves - various - MAZAK - untangling

    322361

    ^^^ Click to blowup (Standard Spindle pinched from VCN so 30.0 hp (max) /10.0 hp [10% ED/Cont.] ~ This is where the "Ten horsepower" comes from.

    Will dissect the curve in greater...
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    The Current FADAL that you can buy and get parts...

    The Current FADAL that you can buy and get parts for...

    https://www.fadal.com/images/specsheets/4020B-II.pdf

    has a 10,000 rpm spindle with 175 ftlbs (as it's geared) and has 15 HP (peak -...
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    When this thread first appeared prompted me to do...

    When this thread first appeared prompted me to do a bit of scratching around to look at a LOT of Power, RPM and torque curves from different manufacturers and different models within a range for a...
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    Yup , That's the one, UMC-500 flooding, not...

    Yup ,

    That's the one,

    UMC-500 flooding, not ready for production

    + other HAAS sub-forum posts / threads ,

    UMC 1000 Experience
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    One Mo' I'll dig up some links from the wisdom of...

    One Mo' I'll dig up some links from the wisdom of the forum.

    I'll preface this is that I was and still am very enthusiastic about the concept(s) that underpin the UMC 500 and SS...

    But seems...
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    Cool about the valve-body work. The Bartacs...

    Cool about the valve-body work.

    The Bartacs have a premium ($) for the reasons you outline - they do seem pretty awesome.

    good point about the 2000 rpm on main spindle large bore.

    Some...
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    You might want to check out Mazak (integrex)...

    You might want to check out Mazak (integrex) J-200 and maybe integrex i-100 (non bartac and bartac ?) ... [ positional and sim 5 axis on mill turn platforms]. Similar price to 3 axis mill + MSY type...
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    I'm not sure how well Fusion 360 plays for you...

    I'm not sure how well Fusion 360 plays for you with integrated mill-turn + counter spindle -- applications...Posts + representative tooling and machine simulation.

    ...
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    Like Moth to the flame... You mean...

    Like Moth to the flame...

    You mean NLX2500-SMC/700 vs. QTN250MSY ?

    VCN570C or even 575C.

    Just one observation (not getting into it too deeply right off the bat/ morning coffee blah blah...
  22. Can't really answer your "Question" directly - a...

    Can't really answer your "Question" directly - a lot to unpack there,

    But more a progression of anecdotes, from someone that used to drive "Stick-shift" in the UK and France , back in the day...
    ...
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    Yeah , I think that's how it's supposed to go; ...

    Yeah , I think that's how it's supposed to go;

    Not sure if they anticipate the operator to fiddle about with that on the special separate control box VS whatever a programmer didn't anticipate /...
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    VC-Ez 20 | Mazak Ez...

    VC-Ez 20 | Mazak Ez

    ^^^ more pics and videos of the machines. THIS is the portal for the EZ series so click the orange blocks / tabs for deeper info and videos.

    Quotes I had and the website...
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    I don't know if this of any help, I kinda...

    I don't know if this of any help,

    I kinda forgot these things exist.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqwWDxV5WbI
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