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  1. FWIW, I've done 2 Centroid retrofits and used one...

    FWIW, I've done 2 Centroid retrofits and used one for daily job shop type work. I found it to be far more useful and easy than any of the conventional controls (Brother, Siemens, Haas, Fadal, etc). ...
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    It's a render...

    It's a render...
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    Can you rotate that 4th in any other orientation...

    Can you rotate that 4th in any other orientation and still access the parts? The overhang on the other pallet makes me nervous!
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    Software development doesn't cost real money...

    Software development doesn't cost real money every time you have a bug (during the development and prove-out phase). Software development is purely a labor intensive process.

    Imagine every VB or...
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    Yeah, that's definitely a Fusion 360 render. ...

    Yeah, that's definitely a Fusion 360 render.

    Don't you know, it's simple, just turn a picture into a part?!
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    I'd say it's more appropriate for agriculture...

    I'd say it's more appropriate for agriculture instead of 4 wheeling.

    But then the Dana 18 had an agricultural spline on it anyway!

    'Tis funny that Dana 18 and BB Ford both used a 1-3/8 6...
  7. As you noted, it's that budget plasma system,...

    As you noted, it's that budget plasma system, which has no Z height control. The torch is situated at a static height on the machine, so Z has nothing to do with it.

    His plasma cutter is not...
  8. You can hear the air kick on right at the M3,...

    You can hear the air kick on right at the M3, then the 800ms dwell, but the arc doesn't start for another inch of travel.

    Take the torch off, and time how long it takes for the arc to start after...
  9. I used a coolant pump, so nothing stops me :D

    I used a coolant pump, so nothing stops me :D
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    I wonder how much MDF he cut with the router? I...

    I wonder how much MDF he cut with the router? I bought a bridgeport that was used in an environment with MDF, that stuff is flippin' NASTY to machine tools!

    My Fadal had MDF dust caked on it too,...
  11. Seems my memory was faulty, I was thinking of the...

    Seems my memory was faulty, I was thinking of the SL-0.
  12. IIRC Mori made a "phone booth" CNC mill back in...

    IIRC Mori made a "phone booth" CNC mill back in the day too, like the HAAS OM-1.
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    Methinks English is his second language.

    Methinks English is his second language.
  14. Was he a Darwin award winner?

    Was he a Darwin award winner?
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    Hmm, the 0.01mm snuck past me. That's 4 tenths!...

    Hmm, the 0.01mm snuck past me. That's 4 tenths!

    The thinnest feeler stock I'm aware of is 0.001"

    Just handling a 40" piece of Al would probably move it more than 0.01mm over 40".
  16. I just had this vision of someone riding a Fadal...

    I just had this vision of someone riding a Fadal spindle head like one of those mechanical bulls in a bar.
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    I wonder what the economics are of packing up US...

    I wonder what the economics are of packing up US made Aluminum machined parts, shipping them to Taiwan for finishing, then shipping them back to the US?

    Those machines will have more sea miles on...
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    What I find interesting is that he doesn't appear...

    What I find interesting is that he doesn't appear to have proper metrology to inspect these parts. At the minimum he would need a granite table large enough to check the bow, twist, and dimensional...
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    The only reason I've posted anything in this...

    The only reason I've posted anything in this thread is that I detected a dangerous level of over-confidence mixed with a ridiculous lack of transparency.

    When he *has* tried to be transparent, it...
  20. That poly tubing might kink inside the cable...

    That poly tubing might kink inside the cable chain, the rubber hose has a rather thick wall and doesn't kink. That's the main problem I've had with plastic tubing, except for air-brake tubing...
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    I read the latest update here and I have more...

    I read the latest update here and I have more questions than I did before.

    Why do millionaires and deca-millionaires have an interest in your business?

    You are building a machine tool that is...
  22. My solution is a period correct replacement for...

    My solution is a period correct replacement for the "Prestone can" cooler it would have had from the factory. I don't have chilled screws, so only the spindle heat is being transferred to the cooler...
  23. Aaron, this is what I have, I feed into the lower...

    Aaron, this is what I have, I feed into the lower port and out the upper port.

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    I think it's much more likely that he sold the...

    I think it's much more likely that he sold the design to a 3rd party MTB in Taiwan. I bet the next iteration of the SwissMak only resembles the current version lightly, the new MTB will use proven...
  25. I took a small coolant tank and put a 1/8HP ebay...

    I took a small coolant tank and put a 1/8HP ebay coolant pump in it, ran that to the head, then ran the return to a pressure washer screen filter, then to a transmission cooler with a couple 12v...
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