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    My guess is that Sandvik believes the next big...

    My guess is that Sandvik believes the next big push in CNC machining is going to be driven by software.

    Some of their more recent products are "prime turning" (high feed turning, backwards from...
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    How far is your rigger's yard from your shop? ...

    How far is your rigger's yard from your shop?

    Some riggers will remove the factory wrap except for a light layer of plastic, and then use their own tarp/blanket. It saves them time and they...
  3. Yes, you can use the multiheaded live tools. If...

    Yes, you can use the multiheaded live tools. If you have multiple tools in the same station, you use the same tool numbers but different offset numbers.

    The half indexes are only for turning...
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    We're taking delivery of a pair of Haas UMC500s...

    We're taking delivery of a pair of Haas UMC500s in a couple weeks.

    Our horizontals are at capacity with regards to dedicated fixturing (31 pallets across four machines), and with 2020 coming to a...
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    High feed cutters put cutting force mostly in the...

    High feed cutters put cutting force mostly in the axial direction, so gauge length is less of an issue.

    They're also less affected by runout and don't require massive gripping force.

    I'd use...
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    Some colors are more difficult than others. Red...

    Some colors are more difficult than others. Red often ends up maroon, IME.

    We provide a physical sample that goes out with each batch. It helps, but there's always some variation.

    We'll...
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    Venturi mixers rely on incoming water pressure,...

    Venturi mixers rely on incoming water pressure, which can fluctuate.

    The dropping level of coolant in the drum also affects the mixture.

    Mixers going bad after a few years is probably due to...
  8. Hard to go wrong with any of those brands. We...

    Hard to go wrong with any of those brands. We mostly use Sandvik for general turning and Iscar for threading and parting.

    Buy as you go. Turning tools are quick turnaround anyway. Often same...
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    I can't comment on Helical since we haven't tried...

    I can't comment on Helical since we haven't tried them. I'm sure they're excellent tools based on everything I've seen.

    We've been using Maritool's endmills for almost 9 years now. We run the...
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    The finishing sub is lighter duty and only does...

    The finishing sub is lighter duty and only does 3+1 indexing rather than full 4th.

    Also, a "real" sub has a larger and longer thru-bore, allow it swallow longer workpieces and finish the left...
  11. Does your machine have automatic touchoff? ...

    Does your machine have automatic touchoff?

    Are you auto touching off your tools during every cycle? They're generally not that accurate and should only be used to get a starting value.
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    Haas' move to standardize BMT65 on the larger...

    Haas' move to standardize BMT65 on the larger lathes played a sizable role in convincing us to purchase two ST20Ys for delivery in November. They will complement our 2014 Mori NLX2500SY. The Mori has...
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    You guys went all out. We're about to pull...

    You guys went all out.

    We're about to pull the trigger on two UMC500s and two ST20Ys.
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    Deals can be had on well optioned machines, as...

    Deals can be had on well optioned machines, as long as you need those options.

    Base models command the highest % residual value. Our $28K 2012 TL-1 sold for $27K three years later.

    Buying a...
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    I've seen a Haas Minimill in a garage where the...

    I've seen a Haas Minimill in a garage where the guy punched a hole through the ceiling and framed around it. He finished with drywall and added molding.

    Is 99" your floor to bottom of joist...
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    Quality issues stress us out more than anyone....

    Quality issues stress us out more than anyone. Some issues are directly our own fault, some issues indirectly.

    We've gradually eliminated the majority of outside processing. Everything except...
  17. I bought a Haas TL-1 in 2012 for $28K and sold it...

    I bought a Haas TL-1 in 2012 for $28K and sold it in 2015 for $27K.

    I kept the machine fairly mint, and the MSRP of the machine had gone up during that time period, but nevertheless, I used that...
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    Flextime is a huge perk that can significantly...

    Flextime is a huge perk that can significantly improve employee retention.

    The value of employee retention (which is huge) is factored in every time we shop for pallet pools and barfeeders.
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    Maybe turn the part in sections. Pull the bar...

    Maybe turn the part in sections. Pull the bar with the sub a few inches at a time.

    You'll want high quality dead length collet chucks and centerless grind your bars (which I think you're already...
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    Have a few dealers test run your part and see if...

    Have a few dealers test run your part and see if pinch turning may be of benefit to you.
  21. Your pull stud should look like this. ...

    Your pull stud should look like this.

    https://www.maritool.com/images/JM12622-1.jpg

    https://www.maritool.com/images/RK12622.jpg

    CAT40 Pull Stud PS-12622 MariTool
  22. 1. Press the button and hold 2. Insert...

    1. Press the button and hold
    2. Insert toolholder, align the slots to the drive keys
    3. Release the button
  23. Hold down the button while you insert the tool,...

    Hold down the button while you insert the tool, then release the button.
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    There are a few tricks that may help: 1. The...

    There are a few tricks that may help:

    1. The chain can be fitted with additional scrapers
    2. The VFD can be cranked up to speed up the chain
    3. The drum filter wash can be cranked up
    4....
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    A word of warning. A few weeks/months of...

    A word of warning.

    A few weeks/months of consistent, high output production will raise your expectations to where one interrupted night cycle can cause a lot of frustration. Shit does happen....
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