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  1. NX is a giant box of extremely powerful tools,...

    NX is a giant box of extremely powerful tools, which is why it is such a good CAD and CAM system. There are base level functions that provide an extraordinary amount of capability, but it is on the...
  2. For 3+1 work? Probably not. Unless you are doing...

    For 3+1 work? Probably not. Unless you are doing a high mix of complex parts that you spend 1000 hours a year programming. Even then, the payoff would start after year 1 because the learning...
  3. No. It isn't. It is if you add CAD + Machine...

    No. It isn't.

    It is if you add CAD + Machine Simulation + Turning, plus you spend another $3k for a post and simulation kit.

    Which is about in line with what Solid Works + Master CAM 5 axis +...
  4. Lists at about $18k for CAD/CAM 3 Axis and $3k...

    Lists at about $18k for CAD/CAM 3 Axis and $3k for maintenance. Add $1500 for turning. You can usually talk them into 10-15% off of that and the first year of maintenance.

    Yes, it is slightly...
  5. And again, at this point... why not get NX? ...

    And again, at this point... why not get NX?

    Everyone thinks it is wildly expensive, but every other option where you add CAD + CAM, you wind up paying the same, while getting stuff that, well......
  6. Yes. That is how free cash flow works in a...

    Yes. That is how free cash flow works in a company. You take cash from legacy products that are still generating revenue and you invest it into future products that will eventually replace the legacy...
  7. I think they will get there with Fusion because:...

    I think they will get there with Fusion because:

    - It is now profitable for Autodesk and is hitting all the prescribed targets to make the C-suite very happy. Investment in the long-term is now...
  8. I mean, the thing of all the griping on here is...

    I mean, the thing of all the griping on here is that this is a free market. Anyone on here is free to become a software developer and start writing their own CAD/CAM package and sell it for a low...
  9. FFS... that exists today. It is called Fusion, it...

    FFS... that exists today. It is called Fusion, it costs $500 a year to do the vast majority of 3+2 and turning work. It costs $1700 if you want to play with (very good) surfacing, full 5 axis, or...
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    All self-centering vises have problems being...

    All self-centering vises have problems being second-op vises. Obviously, the jaws are floating along a lead screw, so how on earth would they repeat with gnats ass accuracy?

    Which is why most of...
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    Poll: If you just want a single station “classic” vise...

    If you just want a single station “classic” vise in the old school Kurt 688 style, buying an Orange makes no sense. Orange is really a modular vise that you can do a bunch of tricks - it has a quick...
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    Poll: Orange can use dovetail jaws or standard Kurt...

    Orange can use dovetail jaws or standard Kurt bolt-on jaws. The dovetail stock can be bought as relatively inexpensive extrusion, but it is an easy enough thing for a machinist to fabricate...
  13. Make it yourself is the key here, because last...

    Make it yourself is the key here, because last time I checked, they wanted like $180 a pop for those, which is an absurd price for an expendable bit of workholding.
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    True! The F35 and F22 are the same. Pretty much...

    True! The F35 and F22 are the same. Pretty much any big DOD project works like that, so it was a bit unfair to call out Airbus and the EU as being especially egregious.

    Having said that, the...
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    There is a documentry on You Tube about the A380....

    There is a documentry on You Tube about the A380. Airbus is basically a giant EU sponsored industrial welfare program, with parts made all over damnation. Wings in Ireland, fusulage in Spain,...
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    My god man... First, you misrepresent your...

    My god man...
    First, you misrepresent your transaction with Andy.

    Then you accuse him of shilling on a forum, even though he doesn't really shill and they pay for the forum..

    Then you go into...
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    Jesus fucking Christ dude... Go refill you'r...

    Jesus fucking Christ dude... Go refill you'r lithium script already.
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    Why can't this forum offer both insight from...

    Why can't this forum offer both insight from other owners AND feedback from sales/technical folks behind the machine?

    Again dude, it is text on a screen. If you don't like something or don't find...
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    I would LOVE to have reps from Sandvik, and...

    I would LOVE to have reps from Sandvik, and RegoFix, and MA Ford, and QualiChem, and etc on here... If folks post questions and they tell us how their products address those issues better than...
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    That isn't what your post history says. ...

    That isn't what your post history says.

    Because of Andy's support of the forum, he has sold a lot of Speedios to PM members, so they also get a surprising number of post content on here. And there...
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    So that is *another* machine that got put on your...

    So that is *another* machine that got put on your floor and you got pulled?

    I remember that old quip: If by the end of the day, you've decided everyone you dealt with was an asshole, you are...
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    Agreed. The only things that you really need to...

    Agreed. The only things that you really need to add compared to a generic Fanuc post are:

    1- G100 tool changes.

    2- G77 Tapping

    3- M298 Lx High Accuracy codes (depends on the Fanuc post what...
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    On my 4th, I went with the a Lang 96mm grid...

    On my 4th, I went with the a Lang 96mm grid receiver, and I cannot imagine not having a 4th axis without it.

    Lang Quick Point is basically a 96mm or 52mm grid system that uses pulldown studs....
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    In the Machine Params/High Accuracy/Common page,...

    In the Machine Params/High Accuracy/Common page, those figures all need to be reverted back to factory, save the 8003 number mentioned in the PDF. Those common params feed the High Accuracy mode the...
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    I believe the other Varup images are for R, F,...

    I believe the other Varup images are for R, F, and M series Speedios, but the naming is dumb. If you have an S series machine, just follow the instructions.
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