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    I have the Kaeser SX5 Air Center (integrated...

    I have the Kaeser SX5 Air Center (integrated compressor, dryer, and tank). Running production, mine kicks off every 15 minutes or so, which is fine according to Kaeser.

    So far, I am mostly happy...
  2. I don't think the OP is gonna be putting Techniks...

    I don't think the OP is gonna be putting Techniks in his class of machine tool...
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    Tell me more about that fat rad with the...

    Tell me more about that fat rad with the notches...

    Can you tackle those from the top view (the one in the print you show?) Or are those notches driving a 3rd operation to hit them from an axis...
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    I converted everything, because godless imperial...

    I converted everything, because godless imperial units went to the fucking Moon!

    So, they are doing an interesting trick of roughing down to almost no finishing stock. They have the 12mm going to...
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    It is interesting to see Brother evolving their...

    It is interesting to see Brother evolving their programming techniques. The older videos are very very Japanese Production - very conservative paths, no HSM, feeds/speeds for "reliability".

    The...
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    Not much experience with the R machines, but I...

    Not much experience with the R machines, but I know the macro variables pretty well. Can you check #5024 instead of #5004?

    I suspect #5004 isn't updating because it lists the end-point and not...
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    Now... why are you running at such low RPMs? ...

    Now... why are you running at such low RPMs?

    If it is a 10k machine in the aluminum, everything should be at 10k. 16k machine? 16k basically all the time.

    You paid for a Speedio, not a Slowio!
  8. Is there a law against putting multi-part...

    Is there a law against putting multi-part fixtures in a Speedio?
    And if you are using multi-part fixtures, why the hell aren't they on quick change pallets?

    If you're sitting there fiddle fucking...
  9. Behind the spindle on the head, there are a few...

    Behind the spindle on the head, there are a few spare M8 (or M10? I forgot) bolts and a nice flat area. I would mill up an attachment that accepts one of those big LocLine hose ends and attach it to...
  10. I think you missed my point. I said I spend 4-5...

    I think you missed my point. I said I spend 4-5 days machining. When you sell a consumer product, the making of it is just half the battle. I spend days prototyping, assembly, shipping, marketing,...
  11. Similar. You know, half of learning a new CAM...

    Similar. You know, half of learning a new CAM system is just figuring out what they call stuff compared to you old CAM system.

    Only trick is - you need to output your drilling cycles as feed moves...
  12. NX. 1- Single moves and not canned cycles...

    NX.

    1- Single moves and not canned cycles (always, for all but tapping)

    2- Rapids at G01 and not G00

    3- Smooth transfer corners, 0.1” radius, 0.001” tolerance.

    This can be used in any NX...
  13. Humph! Give your local Yamazen office a call...

    Humph!

    Give your local Yamazen office a call and have one of their AEs get into this for you. Brother has some new guidance on setting up and tuning the thermal comp system, which was always a bit...
  14. I had an older Robodrill that did not have Q...

    I had an older Robodrill that did not have Q levels, AICC was either on or off, with no settings to futz with.

    I have programmed brand new Robodrills though, and they all require AICC to be turned...
  15. Why would I use a $70 drill to do cycle time...

    Why would I use a $70 drill to do cycle time testing on non-cutting move tuning? The test is not about the hole at all, it is about the motion between them. Hence no coolant, and only 0.075" deep.
    ...
  16. Disagree. It is the single owner-operator...

    Disagree. It is the single owner-operator businesses just starting out or in low-volume/high-margin production where a fast machine is a critical part of success, if not overall mental health. In my...
  17. Run thermal comp and do away wit the 0.003" ...

    Run thermal comp and do away wit the 0.003"

    Brother thermal comp won't turn it into a Kern, but it does a very good job of eliminating 90% of the thermal chasing. At the very least, you should be...
  18. Wait, this was about being fast... Nobody said...

    Wait, this was about being fast... Nobody said anything about accuracy!

    The positional accuracy of these holes are bad, but not as bad as it looks in the video because of the burrs. In reality,...
  19. If you want to go fast, there is only one choice:...

    If you want to go fast, there is only one choice:

    Speedio G01 Feed Transitions - YouTube
  20. "Digital Twin" is just management bozo speak for...

    "Digital Twin" is just management bozo speak for what CAM programmers have done forever; model our work-holding, tools, and perhaps even the machine so we can get an accurate assessment of collisions...
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    Hate to tell you, but there is *significant* time...

    Hate to tell you, but there is *significant* time to be saved. Lots of variables involved, but we had a project to drill about 200 0.030" holes, about .01" deep to add a grip texture to a component....
  22. First, that quote for Vericut is absurd. You...

    First, that quote for Vericut is absurd.

    You can buy a seat of NX CAD + 5 Axis CAM + NX Simulation for less than what the dindgongs at Vericut want for simulation only. NX is the best CAD (hands...
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    So, I think this absolutely depends on the...

    So, I think this absolutely depends on the complexity of a part and the environment.

    I've never done automotive work, by my impression is that cycle time is absolutely life in this world, and the...
  24. So DMG Mori's new big thing is a Grob, but from a...

    So DMG Mori's new big thing is a Grob, but from a company with a catastrophic service and support reputation? Who's managerial class is obsessed with marketing and wiz-bang features, but where a...
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    I think you're confused here - I want these folks...

    I think you're confused here - I want these folks in machine technology associates degree programs to CAM up parts from solid models, then go set up the machine and actually make them. The difference...
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