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    Mits controller, you're correct. I'm attempting...

    Mits controller, you're correct. I'm attempting to revive a CV500a and have everything verified EXCEPT turning on the spindle and tool changes.
    (Just a minor thing, right?)

    I'm having some...
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    Postional referencing

    Could someone give me a quick explanation about the differences in 'dog-type', dogless, stopper, and non-stopper reference configurations. From the parameters my machine is 'non-stopper dogless' and...
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    I've been using Inventor for about six or seven...

    I've been using Inventor for about six or seven years and can make pretty much whatever I set my mind to but have dedicated myself to the launch product which comes in six tiny pieces. But no...
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    SO far I'm in this for $10k and I've had too many...

    SO far I'm in this for $10k and I've had too many ppl steer me away from Haas despite the fact that I'm almost walking distance from the factory. I'm betting on the MORI name. Fingers crossed.
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    Terrific point. I use Inventor and was only...

    Terrific point.

    I use Inventor and was only able to find something generic and something called MELDAS, which I assumed was for a newer series of controllers.
    But the guy I called at Mitsubishi...
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    LOL 'Interesting' is a great descriptor. I'm...

    LOL 'Interesting' is a great descriptor. I'm going to be running small parts (~100/pallet) so the idea of manually programming all of the adaptive paths is daunting.
    In other places, I put my 1/8"...
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    Potentially Huge Problem - need post

    Hello,

    I've recently won a 98' CV500a at auction so that I could get out of the makerspace and start making my parts on my own time and gear. But I'm only JUST now realizing that there might not...
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    This is a bit late and may have already been...

    This is a bit late and may have already been mentioned but: www.bizquest.com.
    Unreal how many shops are trying to sell due to retirement or hardship.

    Also, gov't agencies like SBDC or - at...
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    Mori CV500a manuals

    I'm waiting now for my Mori CV-500A to arrive so I can begin setting it up in the new shop.
    This machine has no manuals and, from what I've researched, it would be very, very good to have them.

    I...
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    At the start I'll only need sub 1k sqft for some...

    At the start I'll only need sub 1k sqft for some bare bones production as I'll be outsourcing a few functions like finishing and debur (if needed).
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    Yeah, two issued utility patents but I have a...

    Yeah, two issued utility patents but I have a design patent (much, much cheaper)that I'm about to jump on so I can't put out my work quite yet. Basically, think of any set of Patridge sights that...
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    I went to the park that I’m interested in -...

    I went to the park that I’m interested in - multiple units between 500 to 2500 sqft - and talked to a few tenants there. They all love the place - and it’s within ten minutes of home (sans traffic)....
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    I wish I could 'like' this post twice! Thanks so...

    I wish I could 'like' this post twice! Thanks so much for sharing it. I'm only 10 pages into it but it's 1:27AM Saturday morning and I can't go on. ;)
    LOTS of gold in that timeline and I already...
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    That's where I'm at too (on all of your points). ...

    That's where I'm at too (on all of your points). Side note about the space, I JUST found an industrial park with <1k sqft spaces with 3-phase! The park is huge has 10 other cnc shops there too, so...
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    All gold here thx. And a few points in response...

    All gold here thx. And a few points in response is that I hate Fridays because the weekend slow me down. And I'm aiming (pun not intended) for the funds I have to last exactly one year after which,...
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    I absolutely agree. I've already arranged to meet...

    I absolutely agree. I've already arranged to meet up with the president of the local IDPA chapter in order to have a formal group evaluation because I am honestly worried that I seeing the world...
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    Couple of notes: -You have to offer it for sale...

    Couple of notes:
    -You have to offer it for sale in order for ppl to buy it. :)
    -And MVP works great in the world of apps and sw where upgrades and fixes can happen autonomously and no one...
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    I'm going to agree with you completely (esp. 2...

    I'm going to agree with you completely (esp. 2 and 3). I've heard the expression 'look at your sights - not at the target' but it made no sense to me until I made my sights. Now I get it. These...
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    I had it quoted out at a capable production...

    I had it quoted out at a capable production facility and they got back to me with ~$100/assembly. After finishing, QC, assembly, packaging, distribution, customer services, and taxes - could I make...
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    What's in your shop?

    What's in your shop?
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    +20 replies in under 24 hours?!?! And most of...

    +20 replies in under 24 hours?!?! And most of these ARE gold!

    All of the feedback I've received is definitely something I'm going use going forward.

    My product is a new type of '2-in-1' gun...
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    First Post - Setting up shop

    Hello,

    I need some input/advice from those with experience in establishing, running, and maintaining their own shop.

    History: I have spent ~6yrs evolving and perfecting a product that I think...
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