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    NX CAD/CAM Bundle, Node Locked + 5 Axis License...

    NX CAD/CAM Bundle, Node Locked + 5 Axis License is about $4k a year.

    About the same as what I was paying for SolidWorks maintenance + the lower level package of HSM Works, back when it was broken...
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    I think they all listen to their users. The...

    I think they all listen to their users. The Fusion team listens very intently to folks doing 3 axis work on lower-end machines, which is why Fusion is actually pretty great for basic 3+2 axis work....
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    Everything with NX is very modular, including the...

    Everything with NX is very modular, including the individual operations that drive the toolpath. The tool, WCS, method (where things like toolpath tolerance and stock to leave), target geometry, and...
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    A lot of people in the NX Cult will say stuff...

    A lot of people in the NX Cult will say stuff like this. Yes, NX is incredibly powerful and is the definitive tool for complex problem solving in a CNC machine. It does have extremely useful tools...
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    But then you run into the need/desire to prep...

    But then you run into the need/desire to prep stock with dovetails. Depending on the parts, you can get away with something like a Lang tombstone with 4 of their smallest vises onboard, but Christmas...
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    If he is doing really small parts, sure....

    If he is doing really small parts, sure.
    Robodrill ain't got the swing he needs at all. Their 5 axis solutions are Nikken tables, or that German (Haberle) thing where they bolt two Fanuc DDR tables...
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    People think NX is priced way higher than it...

    People think NX is priced way higher than it actually is. My seat was well under $20k for 5 axis CAM plus a pretty well featured CAD seat (only missing the crazy ID surfacing tools) and included a...
  8. Hahahahaha, Dude, this is the "advanced"...

    Hahahahaha,

    Dude, this is the "advanced" manufacturing world! The one with brand new controls on $120k machines that offer a whopping 2MB of memory and a "convenient" USB-1 slot. Want to interact...
  9. "... smallest perceived infraction?" Dude, did...

    "... smallest perceived infraction?"

    Dude, did you see the damage? That machine is likely toatled. 2 walls have cannonball size holes through them.

    This guy didn't lay a vise wrench on the...
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    Drills and taps. The large collapse range and low...

    Drills and taps. The large collapse range and low cost makes them ideal for that work.
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    Yukiwa direct drive. They have a new slim one...

    Yukiwa direct drive. They have a new slim one coming out that is pretty awesome looking.

    It is better than even the latest Fanuc DDR.
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    An issue with the Brother machines is that they...

    An issue with the Brother machines is that they have 3rd party tables and require a bit more parameter setup to work really well, depending on the rotary table used. A direct drive Yukiwa table is...
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    Sure, you can wrap it. But that depends on the...

    Sure, you can wrap it. But that depends on the pattern or toolpath. Seriously intense engraving with a lot of Z axis motion to get fine details can get wonky when wrapped. Simple text? Not an issue....
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    The first thing would do is not use ER holders...

    The first thing would do is not use ER holders for end milling.

    My rule of thumb for ER has always been to only end mills that are 60% of the maximum collet size available. For example, ER16 goes...
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    Keeping the tool normal and rotating the 4th is...

    Keeping the tool normal and rotating the 4th is kind of optimal, BUT:

    1- Programming it is tricky. HSM Works/Fusion might be able to do it, but it shits the bed a lot on simultaneous 4th axis...
  16. All these tools can be had with carbide inserts...

    All these tools can be had with carbide inserts replacing the PCD (save those new Sandvik M5 finishers with the inserts braised onto the tool). A 5” Century is probably cheaper than this flycutter,...
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    $400 isn't a big deal for a once every year or so...

    $400 isn't a big deal for a once every year or so coolant replacement...

    But if I buy an expensive pail of uber-coolant, and it is total shit, being told to "simply" swap it out for a fresh batch...
  18. The Sandvik Century and M5 series of face mills...

    The Sandvik Century and M5 series of face mills does the same thing. Well, they are adjustable height inserts on the Century, the new M5 finishing face mills have PCD tipped carbide inserts braised...
  19. You’re taking a throwaway line about the state of...

    You’re taking a throwaway line about the state of the guy’s shop pretty hard dude.
  20. What was he supposed to do? Step up and buy the...

    What was he supposed to do? Step up and buy the right tool for the job!

    He was running that Haas wildly out of specification. There are machines made for this very specific application that have...
  21. I think you are missing the part of the video...

    I think you are missing the part of the video where the guy flat out states that they had been having problems with that particular machine acting glitchy.

    He didn’t offer that it may have had a...
  22. You're goddamn right I am a conceited snob. ...

    You're goddamn right I am a conceited snob.

    Conceited enough to know that putting a tool like that is a risky endeavor that shouldn't be taken lightly. The reason my panties are in a twist about...
  23. HSM Works mostly subsisted on folks hunting for...

    HSM Works mostly subsisted on folks hunting for even a basic CAM solution for their seats of SolidWorks. Now that SW has integrated CAM out of the box? The main driver for HSM Works installs is now...
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    Haha, I love it when people are like: "Just drain...

    Haha, I love it when people are like: "Just drain the tank, mix up a 2% solution, rinse the machine out for a bit, refill with new!"

    Dude... It's $200 to get rid of a 55 gallon drum of any kind of...
  25. Their CIMCO license arrangement expired, and...

    Their CIMCO license arrangement expired, and CIMCO wanted way more money to renew it. Hard to swallow that if the whole strategic mission of the company is to expand by lowering prices and moving to...
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