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  1. Been around at least since 2017. (I can’t find...

    Been around at least since 2017. (I can’t find older catalogs than that.)
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    Rego-Fix or Nikken both make great ones. I like...

    Rego-Fix or Nikken both make great ones. I like the kind without sealing rings but YMMV.
  3. I love the NBC chucks, but Big Daishowa makes...

    I love the NBC chucks, but Big Daishowa makes some hydraulic holders that are my absolute go-to for finishing. Short gage length (45mm), dual contact, impeccable quality -- they're really great....
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    I think no. You set up the machine from a solid...

    I think no. You set up the machine from a solid model and then use their "Machine Builder" to put the kinematics together. I didn't see anything that looks like an import.
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    S500X1 with a T200A, but the rotary is on a...

    S500X1 with a T200A, but the rotary is on a cantilevered subplate so the model is a little tricky. Mostly I was having problems getting the coordinate spaces to work properly in simulation.
  6. May I recommend double-layer drywall with...

    May I recommend double-layer drywall with acoustic glue in between? (Or just buy QuietRock, more expensive but same idea.) Garage doors are probably the biggest problem, but I bet you could do well...
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    The OP gave the outer dimensions in his first...

    The OP gave the outer dimensions in his first post: "150mm long, 40mm wide and 50mm tall." I was going to say, for a one-off in aluminum I would be tempted to just profile the inside with a 1/8" EM...
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    Wire EDM or a broach, if those interior corners...

    Wire EDM or a broach, if those interior corners have to be square. If you need a lot, talk to someone about getting it as an extrusion.
  9. The thresholds start at line 667 (search for...

    The thresholds start at line 667 (search for thresholdRoughing). There is no thresholdMediumRoughing because that falls between roughing and semi-finishing, it uses the semi value for L.

    If you...
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    Yup, easy. I am going to give this examples in...

    Yup, easy.

    I am going to give this examples in metric because I am a metric shop.

    With no tool loaded, the Speedio spindle all the way down is at Z 180 (mm) in machine coordinates (bottom left...
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    Fusion360 simulation on a Speedio?

    Anyone succeeded in getting the new whole-machine simulation method to work? I've been playing around with it, but with limited success.
  12. In the stock post, it's line 553. Just change...

    In the stock post, it's line 553. Just change this:



    roughing : 2, // roughing level for smoothing in automatic mode

    to
  13. You need the current post. When you go to post...

    You need the current post. When you go to post the setup, you'll see "Group 2" options. Change "High accuracy mode" to "M298" and "High accuracy level" to "Automatic."

    If you use stock to leave...
  14. I just did this on a cubic part. Create a...

    I just did this on a cubic part.

    Create a setup, tell it to use the Speedio machine definition (with the axes set correctly and an A axis on X). Add two ops, one on each face of the cube. In...
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    I would have serious second thoughts about trying...

    I would have serious second thoughts about trying to take on a 3" piece of 316 with my Brother. 1.5-2" is a different story, especially if you can do it in two step-downs. It really depends on the...
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    Some options I considered when I was looking for...

    Some options I considered when I was looking for a mill: Haas Super Mini Mill series, Haas DM series, Fanuc Robodrill. Ended up with a Brother Speedio and I'm really happy with it.
  17. Couple of things I would be thinking about here....

    Couple of things I would be thinking about here.


    I don't have a rotary phase converter (I use a 20 hp PhasePerfect) but I would be worried about that 80A single-phase input breaker. I think I...
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    I would 100% be doing them in two ops at that...

    I would 100% be doing them in two ops at that size. Probably use a 1/2” end mill for the profiling ops, Helical HEV-5 or something similar. If you use Talon jaws don’t use a hammer and use a torque...
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    How big are the parts? If you have amenable...

    How big are the parts?

    If you have amenable geometry I would be doing it in two ops. For op 1 put them in Talon Grip jaws, holding onto the bottom 0.080”, face the top, profile the sides. For op 2...
  20. The draw is way less than you think -- you are...

    The draw is way less than you think -- you are using it as an autotransformer. The power needed is the product of the current and the voltage bucked/boosted. Single phase example, say we're bucking...
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    For sure. I have also found that it's more likely...

    For sure. I have also found that it's more likely to happen at the extreme ends of travel, which unfortunately I use pretty regularly. It's something I know to check for, but it can slow down setups.
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    Thanks! Anything in particular really stand out...

    Thanks! Anything in particular really stand out to you?

    It seems like the OVs are quite a bit more versatile — much easier to switch from 1 to 2 station, I don't think you can convert a KSC like...
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    Orange vs Schunk 3-axis vises?

    I couldn't sleep the other night and I was looking through the Schunk catalog at their KSC vises. I'm really happy with my Gen4 Orange vises, but I'm curious if anyone has run the Schunks and has...
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    Third power of length, fourth power of diameter —...

    Third power of length, fourth power of diameter — so if you need something with a ton of reach pick the largest diameter tool you can get away with.
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    What machine?

    What machine?
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