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    No danger the force is all up into the spindle...

    No danger the force is all up into the spindle taper.
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    The Hurcos are not high quality machines but they...

    The Hurcos are not high quality machines but they are quick and capable. Every new machine I've seen had a bad spindle or way cover or some bad plumbing or something right from the factory. The...
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    ACI Industries, LLC on Instagram: “I have taken...

    ACI Industries, LLC on Instagram: “I have taken to calling this @secotools high feed mill "The Angry Goose." Sounds like a male Canada Goose comin' at you when you get to…”

    Fast machines and high...
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    I pulled the transformer out of the circuit and...

    I pulled the transformer out of the circuit and the PP works fine, everything else checks out. Looks like the transformer is bad? It was used when I got it.

    I can try what SAF recommends but...
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    Okay, so while waiting on parts still for my...

    Okay, so while waiting on parts still for my machine I am getting some testing done and after a few hours or so the transformer kicked the 60A breaker feeding the sub panel as well as the 50A breaker...
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    The C250 is about $390k from what I got quoted. ...

    The C250 is about $390k from what I got quoted. Only 30 tools was the biggest limitation I saw. Factory automation will integrate from what I recall.
  7. I looked into getting this implemented on our...

    I looked into getting this implemented on our M08s and B0326 at the old day job to break chips in a few applications where we got terrible birds nesting and were trying to run overnight. Since I...
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    I prefer grinding my own flats because it allows...

    I prefer grinding my own flats because it allows me to shorten gauge length to the absolute minimum for a job.

    I would also suggest looking at some SBL6 slim fit holders. They were nice for...
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    Ha! No way the guy that gets the Matsuura first...

    Ha! No way the guy that gets the Matsuura first is gonna give it up. :D
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    I am 99% there is a magic check box in Fusion 360...

    I am 99% there is a magic check box in Fusion 360 for that now because I ran into your issue a few months back. I can't for the life of me find it now but it wasn't just the check box in the...
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    A well optioned UMC-500 looks to be about $190k...

    A well optioned UMC-500 looks to be about $190k and a very well-optioned standalone MX-330 was around $280k when I was shopping. I can't remember the numbers but I *think* they start in the low...
  12. I throw a dowel in the tool holder and sweep it...

    I throw a dowel in the tool holder and sweep it from the spindle. Same on a Y-axis lathe, same on a Swiss.
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    Don't look past the Matsuura MX series, though...

    Don't look past the Matsuura MX series, though they are a step up in price. I'm 99% that Yamazen supports them on the east coast?
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    We used Parlec brand 1" holders in BT30 from MSC...

    We used Parlec brand 1" holders in BT30 from MSC at the old day job with no problems.

    After running high feed mills for a while I fell in love with them for steel in the Speedios. I still used...
  15. The only time we had issues with this is when we...

    The only time we had issues with this is when we were spanning vises, and honestly it was usually no different than using parallels. I would rubber band the sets together in storage and then just...
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    Contact companies like Sandvik, Iscar, Seco, etc....

    Contact companies like Sandvik, Iscar, Seco, etc. and find out who you have locally that can give you applications support. I have the good luck of having a tooling supplier who deals with all my...
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    Whenever I get an error and I'm already running...

    Whenever I get an error and I'm already running very small radius entry/exits, I also will hand program the G41/G42 to a linear move above the part.
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    Lang are fantastic, but they are significantly...

    Lang are fantastic, but they are significantly more expensive than others. I like sticking a Lang sub plate on the 4th and then putting the pull studs on any fixtures for super quick change-outs...
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    Our Tsugamis were set up to use radius in Polar...

    Our Tsugamis were set up to use radius in Polar mode as well - must be a FANUC parameter. Both 0i and 32i controllers.
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    It never occurred to me to send in lowball offers...

    It never occurred to me to send in lowball offers for the parts from china.
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    Try Boston Centerless?

    Try Boston Centerless?
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    It kinda blows my mind how much harder it seems...

    It kinda blows my mind how much harder it seems to be to get a deviation signed off in the machining world relative to pharma. We would routinely have a temperature go slightly out of range where we...
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    For what it's worth, if the iHMI is anything like...

    For what it's worth, if the iHMI is anything like the Matsuura version has been then it is really pretty nice (I think it is basically the same - an embedded Windows 7 machine with the custom GUI on...
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    Contact DP Technology directly and explain your...

    Contact DP Technology directly and explain your predicament. If you work with your new employer, you can probably get set up with the online access to the forum with their license.

    The Regional...
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    Well... I sent everything off to Radwell and...

    Well...

    I sent everything off to Radwell and then ended up getting really nervous about how they were handling it. The salesman listed everything I was sending on the quote so we'd have a record...
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