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    Maybe a grinding application? Lot of disposable...

    Maybe a grinding application? Lot of disposable machines being used for semi-conductor ceramics manufacturing around here. If it was intended to run big ass wheels, they may require a manual tool...
  2. Pretty sure that the definition of a "claim" is...

    Pretty sure that the definition of a "claim" is when you make a statement without providing evidence or proof...

    Obviously I can't stop you from filling these threads up with worthless claims of...
  3. Way more memory than what? A Fanuc? A casio? A...

    Way more memory than what? A Fanuc? A casio? A coffee can?

    It doesn't have more memory than the standard controller on the Mazak or the DMG MORI on that list.

    You just chime in on these...
  4. WTF? This again??? Unless you are talking...

    WTF? This again???

    Unless you are talking about an M460V-5AX, that statement is worthless. GTFO of here with blanket Okuma fanboy posts. This shit is driving me insane. It's not helpful, and...
  5. Some people like to do things the hard way. EG...

    Some people like to do things the hard way. EG is going to chime in at any moment about how the best way to program a compressor wheel is using APT generated code and inverse time feed. :rolleyes5:
  6. While the Okuma is my second choice on your list,...

    While the Okuma is my second choice on your list, I honestly think that the DMU50 is twice the machine the M460-5AX is. That price is absurd though. It better have a 20k spindle, 120 tools, and a...
  7. The HH is clearly your preference. So on that...

    The HH is clearly your preference. So on that day, HH was the best controller.

    When they talk to me, suddenly the Siemens is the best controller.

    When they talk to the shop down the street...
  8. Just the C12. Last I looked C250 is really...

    Just the C12. Last I looked C250 is really poorly optioned for continuous 5ax. ;)
  9. Meh. The salesman is going to tell you whatever...

    Meh. The salesman is going to tell you whatever you want to hear. I've had the folks at Hermle tell me there is no discernable difference between performance of a Siemens vs HH on their machines...
  10. Just a single blisk. Agreed it's a cakewalk. ...

    Just a single blisk. Agreed it's a cakewalk. Perfect application for tangent machining. :D

    I've only done a couple styles of compressor wheels, and I didn't even attempt to use barrel tools,...
  11. I just did tangent milling on a blisk shape a...

    I just did tangent milling on a blisk shape a couple of weeks ago, and it was really easy.

    However there have been plenty of times that barrel milling in hyperMILL has failed to generate, when...
  12. I don't think that's true at all. Comes down to...

    I don't think that's true at all. Comes down to quality of machine and quality of integration. For instance, on a Hermle or Mikron you will probably get the best integration with a Heidenhain, but...
  13. Pretty easy to just us Z level tangent machining...

    Pretty easy to just us Z level tangent machining on a blisk in hyperMILL. Can't speak to the others.

    Agree that generally barrel tools are overhyped. There are some applications where they are...
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    Good catch. Sorta wish we could have talked him...

    Good catch. Sorta wish we could have talked him into quoting about 4x cheaper - since it's so much easier for him than anybody on here who would be quoting.
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    Haven't done this specifically, but it would be...

    Haven't done this specifically, but it would be super easy on most controllers.

    Just need the variable for cycle time, and the command for user generated alarms (if that's really what you want).
    ...
  16. LOL. Appreciate the honesty there. Siemens is...

    LOL. Appreciate the honesty there. Siemens is the same way (the PLC language is super powerful), and IIRC even the lowly MITS has a much more robust language available in their developer toolbox.
    ...
  17. Is this true? Where and how? We have a...

    Is this true? Where and how?

    We have a iTNC530 in the shop, and I'm pretty damn sure I can't just run a C# program on it!
  18. Even the MTB ultimately only has control over the...

    Even the MTB ultimately only has control over the PLC. What platform is on the backend makes a HUGE difference in it's capabilities. There is a reason certain controllers are used heavily for...
  19. Where are we going with this? Neat, that...

    Where are we going with this? Neat, that controller is appreciably more powerful than a FANUC with MACRO B. It's nowhere near as powerful as this one. Sinumerik 840D Advanced Programming Guide pdf...
  20. When I was developing turn key automation at DMG...

    When I was developing turn key automation at DMG MORI for customers, the limitations of G-Code were a constant issue.

    More power to get things done on the back end is definitely a good thing. ...
  21. I have posted in detail some of the stuff we have...

    I have posted in detail some of the stuff we have done with automation in other threads. I promise you it can't be done (at least in an as-equipped fashion) with a FANUC. It's not just parsing...
  22. They have much, much more powerful automation...

    They have much, much more powerful automation tools, variable handling capabilities, and tool management than a regular FANUC or FANUC-like controller. Just the ability to name variables and pass...
  23. For me personally, I don't care at all about...

    For me personally, I don't care at all about "improved" motion handling (unless it speeds up the machine). However, I would love to see a language that had better variable handling, ability to...
  24. Looks like a broken tool (or really bad grind on...

    Looks like a broken tool (or really bad grind on center) from here. Some of the shiny spots appear to be where it changes tangency and cuts on a different part of the ball.

    If that happened here,...
  25. I'm hoping with you, but I don't think it's going...

    I'm hoping with you, but I don't think it's going to happen anytime soon.

    There is no financial incentive (though there may be a dis-incentive) for a machine tool builder to adopt and support...
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