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  1. [Snips and emphasis added, no alteration of...

    [Snips and emphasis added, no alteration of original remaining text .].


    OK ,

    Materials Can a DATRON cut stainless ? (now ?)

    I think for Aluminum it can do your deepish pockets.

    Size...
  2. @SVFeingold 'ere whaddabout High-Speed...

    @SVFeingold

    'ere whaddabout

    High-Speed Industrial CNC Machines - DATRON Dynamics, Inc.

    DATRON ?

    or
  3. Much easier to hide and much quieter. It is...

    Much easier to hide and much quieter.

    It is kinda labeled as Hobby machine.

    You are using the machine to "Learn".

    I'm not saying it's a super duper machine but depending on parts you need...
  4. That sounds really nice... Something has to be...

    That sounds really nice... Something has to be done
  5. Kinda odd how this thread has inadvertently built...

    Kinda odd how this thread has inadvertently built a really good case for Tormach's "Market space".

    I have commercial space but at my much more modest home in Denver / Aurora I threw a horse...
  6. @SVFeingold Minor brain fart + take-aways...

    @SVFeingold

    Minor brain fart + take-aways from Mark Terryberry (sp) (interview excerpt).

    That large part you showed with the deep pockets and side features , was wondering if an 3 axis mill +...
  7. These days it's like "Does it work"... ? I don't...

    These days it's like "Does it work"... ? I don't care what it is... (control wise). Does it cut straight ?

    But for 5 axis HAAS control is sloooooooowwwwwwwweeeeeerrrrr .

    Current Fanuc...
  8. Title : "Buying first machine. Questions about...

    Title : "Buying first machine. Questions about Speedio vs. Okuma "

    The NTC 400V would be the bastard love child of an Okuma and a Speedio and it would fit in your garage. *
    ...
  9. Looks nice prices not bad Vertical Machining...

    Looks nice prices not bad

    Vertical Machining Centers | Ellison Technologies

    If you ^^^ scroll down to the bottom they have a 40 taper small bridge style machine(s) from NTC Japan ~ Thought...
  10. There is one horror story about untangleable /...

    There is one horror story about untangleable / completely screwed up tool changing on a smaller Hardinge V 710 type thingy... I'd have to dig it up.

    Seems Hardinge are doing more with the Mits...
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGX2dzCCGTA ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGX2dzCCGTA

    ^^^ Just for completeness, almost what machine(s) in your garage.

    I kinda have this sneaking suspicion that HAAS may be working on a new set of "tool...
  12. By pure coincidence and bouncing off the HAAS HSK...

    By pure coincidence and bouncing off the HAAS HSK thread...



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFvEecvslX8

    Ductile iron ~ 40taper maybe even 50 taper (as has been suggested to me)

    How...
  13. Dean Kamen

    Just as a sidebar there's this apocryphal yet fairly true story surrounding Dean Kamen (the inventor - Segway fame and medical device fame and AV* fame ).

    As a kid his parents went away on...
  14. That's what I thought , same with VF3 (I think ?)...

    That's what I thought , same with VF3 (I think ?) ?

    Honestly this back and fourth is a real testament to level of rich documentation HAAS puts online.

    Their shipping dimensions and rigging...
  15. Is it possible to stuff a VF4 in SVFeingold's...

    Is it possible to stuff a VF4 in SVFeingold's garage ?

    There is one 4th axis unit that HAAS sells that is pretty accurate ~ Roller gear cam. method .
  16. They are better now, (worth a look ) - "Old...

    They are better now, (worth a look ) - "Old reviews" vs. what they do now.

    check out options more closely on the 5 axis front,

    Bigger longer travels in a more compact space.

    More about...
  17. Here's something you might consider … Fryer...

    Here's something you might consider …

    Fryer Machine Systems Inc. - CNC toolroom lathes milling machines machining centers

    These ^^^ will fit under your garage door and not tax your slab too...
  18. Seems HAAS have actually changed the design of...

    Seems HAAS have actually changed the design of their tool carousel indexing "Drive"...

    So it's not cam / motor driven but is now servo driven + pinion gear and big integrated gear wheel. So A LOT...
  19. I was wondering about the realignment of the tool...

    I was wondering about the realignment of the tool wheel / side mounted carousel ~ Thought there had to be more to it than just popping it off and then back on , like realigning the carousel - not...
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOH726zvBLo ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOH726zvBLo

    ^^^ Impossible to resist drawing reference to this idea...

    Worth kicking the door in on that,

    Then the second hand machine arguments ensue...
    ...
  21. I agree with most of this but I would say the...

    I agree with most of this but I would say the distinction might be if you have your own products that you want or NEED to launch.

    But truly that's another level of risk all together.

    I think...
  22. I almost posted something very similar...

    I almost posted something very similar (yesterday) but held back... (intuitively).

    I agree with the RED flags , particularly "rental" versus mortgage.

    However one thing I would flip would be to...
  23. That's nice ! I get super claustrophobic. ...

    That's nice !

    I get super claustrophobic.

    Was thinking about your TSC and mist collector etc. and then ventilation of the space and climate control … Just so you can breathe lol... Continued...
  24. HAAS didn't license or adopt Big Kaiser Dual...

    HAAS didn't license or adopt Big Kaiser Dual contact method...

    So HSK is "It" for dual contact approach and higher RPMs.

    Personally I think the HSK for those longer specialized tools enables...
  25. Seriously dude you don't own the property … ??? ...

    Seriously dude you don't own the property … ???

    HAHAHAHA ROFL)

    I gotta admire your spirit so it maybe you have to get out of dodge real quick and you bricked your $180 K machine into your...
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