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    400 standard/800 BBT are the numbers that have...

    400 standard/800 BBT are the numbers that have been going around since forever. As long as Brother continues treating this number like some kind of a state secret, wild speculation will take place....
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    Sure, I agree. But you've got two companies...

    Sure, I agree.

    But you've got two companies who turn over billions of dollars worth of BT30 machines every year, the implication being that they would have a *very* well researched reason for...
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    It is about the same as a Robodrill standard BT...

    It is about the same as a Robodrill standard BT spindle.

    Fanuc is building 20k Robodrills a year. Brother is building 14k Speedios. The vast majority in production are standard BT30, running tools...
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    Couple things: 1- I personally find Raptor...

    Couple things:

    1- I personally find Raptor dovetail fixtures to be a couple steps up in quality compared to the 5th Axis ones, but not quite enough to make the extra price worth it. I also like...
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    The $20k Ellison wants will be a bargain by the...

    The $20k Ellison wants will be a bargain by the time that you buy all the components off eBay, realize you bought some of the wrong ones, re-purchase the right components, and then have 55 hours in...
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    Those days are long over. Okuma tacked another...

    Those days are long over. Okuma tacked another $25k onto the base cost of the M560V, and their options pricing has always been heavily inflated. Just probing alone, you'll pay $10k more on the Okuma...
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    I would return it and spend way less money on a...

    I would return it and spend way less money on a real speeds and feeds calculator like HSM Advisor.
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    The 3/8" Diamondback cut is my standard recipe....

    The 3/8" Diamondback cut is my standard recipe. I'll even go to 350IPM just for fun if the workholding/part are up to it and I've run it a bit.

    Everyone is looking at the problem cut, and ignoring...
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    I've heard you say that before... so I tried...

    I've heard you say that before... so I tried getting a decent wall finish out of the Diamondback, and it was a total no-go. How anyone could use that as a "finished" surface is totally beyond me.
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    The SolidEdge paradigm of weird modal workspaces...

    The SolidEdge paradigm of weird modal workspaces is kinda frustrating. Especially because NX exists as irrefutable proof that all of that bullshit is 100% unnecessary. The best thing about SolidEdge...
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    I was also a bit turned on by the new iHMI...

    I was also a bit turned on by the new iHMI Robodrills when I first saw them, but the Speedio was priced way better.

    Then this big local outfit was in a crisis and needed a hands on person to set...
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    The statement “In my world” sort of tacitly...

    The statement “In my world” sort of tacitly implies that I recognize mine isn’t the only perspective.

    Look, this thread was about Haas vs Doosan/Fanuc. It has gone off the rails into Fanuc control...
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    These are current model Robodrills, so Fanuc is...

    These are current model Robodrills, so Fanuc is the MTB.

    Look, I’m not saying a Fanuc is hard or anything, but can we all kinda admit that it is an impressive pile of hacks built up over decades...
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    I spend a lot of time setting up Robodrills and...

    I spend a lot of time setting up Robodrills and Speedios for production. Deep in the gubbins of the control, setting fiddly parameters, doing repetitive test cuts, tweaking to the n-th degree.
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    Because we aren't talking about 10 year old...

    Because we aren't talking about 10 year old controls, we are talking about new machines, with new controls, under warranty and all destined to be well supported for the next decade.

    If part of the...
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    As a prototype outfit? More keystrokes and...

    As a prototype outfit? More keystrokes and inscrutable user interfaces == more opportunity for a value to get fat-fingered, an option to be missed, a step to be bungled and a crash to happen. Yes,...
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    This isn’t football practice. I’m here to make...

    This isn’t football practice. I’m here to make parts, and why the hell should I put up with inefficiencies, unnecessary complexity, and stupid limitations all because Fanuc can’t be bothered to build...
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    The lack of a desire to eat a gun every time you...

    The lack of a desire to eat a gun every time you use the Fanuc control is Heidenhain's main feature.
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    They are, but it is something like $10k over the...

    They are, but it is something like $10k over the Fanuc (worth it), and that will be a special order machine so you've got yourself a 5-6 month wait on it.
  20. Siemens is notorious about going after pirated...

    Siemens is notorious about going after pirated copies of NX. They have multiple anti-piracy systems in place, including a chain of custody for every NX file. You can run it on an air gapped system,...
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    Not much of a 304 machinist, but I have a project...

    Not much of a 304 machinist, but I have a project with a 1" diameter, .125" wide, .125" deep slot in 17-4PH. The bigger challenge is that I need .5" of tool stick-out to get to the top of the...
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    They should. If they insist on charging you for a...

    They should. If they insist on charging you for a service call, remind them that lots of west coast users just have Andy's apps guys send them a link to download it. There is nothing technical about...
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    It is a fair point, but it is also true that...

    It is a fair point, but it is also true that Brother is actively responding to this concern on a level I think no other MTB ever would.

    They built these machines as race cars, for Apple scale...
  24. The NX CAD side is more expensive than SolidWorks...

    The NX CAD side is more expensive than SolidWorks if you buy it as a standalone seat. I am sure it always will be, and it is absolutely worth the price premium of a few $k (IMHO, and I was a...
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    In complex production, my preference is to 100%...

    In complex production, my preference is to 100% avoid Finger CAM, and instead modify the post processor to give the exact code we want with 100% reliability.

    In NX, we have a "Method" assigned to...
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