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    Yeah I would be worried about the accuracy as...

    Yeah I would be worried about the accuracy as well. Probably fairly difficult to get better than +-0.005" at best on any printer that isn't $10k or more. There are machines out there that will...
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    The spindle nose itself is deflecting?? Crazy......

    The spindle nose itself is deflecting?? Crazy... I guess maybe the bearing preload is gone? I can't imagine any other way it could move that much and you'd still have good runout.

    I have been...
  3. I agree with Gary, no need for steppers or servos...

    I agree with Gary, no need for steppers or servos in this application. DC motors with a proportional speed control joystick are what you want!
  4. Interesting, perhaps there is a character...

    Interesting, perhaps there is a character sequence on that line that the Calmotion does not like?

    I have a calmotion on my machine now, but did not load the tool-setting macro using it, that was...
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    For the sake of clarity here is a photo of the...

    For the sake of clarity here is a photo of the motor nameplate:

    https://i.imgur.com/vigk0Frl.jpg

    Nameplate RPM is 1760, I'm sure it's not balanced much past that as my other machines definitely...
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    That's a good question actually... Does a...

    That's a good question actually... Does a re-balance even need to be done if the rotor isn't touched?
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    One thing worth clarifying: this is not an...

    One thing worth clarifying: this is not an integral spindle motor, this is a separate motor for a belt-driven cartridge spindle. Max speed is 7500RPM so not particularly onerous there. I will talk to...
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    I just got a rough quote from a shop that's just...

    I just got a rough quote from a shop that's just down the street, they reckon about $650 (Canadian) for a rewind and new bearings which seems very reasonable. Buying a new one from the USA would be...
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    Thanks for the feedback mate! Yeah I got unlucky...

    Thanks for the feedback mate! Yeah I got unlucky this time, that's ok hopefully it will get sorted soon enough and I can move on to getting this machine back together!

    Good idea to get some local...
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    Spindle motor rewinding - do or don't?

    Hey Guys!
    One of the Fadals that I'm currently rebuilding let the magic smoke out of the drive and spindle motor today... They were acting a little funky before but I didn't realize how bad things...
  11. I feel like if you're teaching their service guys...

    I feel like if you're teaching their service guys 'a thing or two' about their own machines then perhaps that's not the best sign?

    I echo Marcus's sentiment, really glad I heard the updated story...
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    Haha, that sounds like a good problem to have :)

    Haha, that sounds like a good problem to have :)
  13. Glad to hear it worked out! As a heads-up...

    Glad to hear it worked out! As a heads-up Maritool keeps threadmills like that in stock pretty well from what I've seen and they'll usually ship same day. I just checked their website and they have...
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    As much as I love the look of the Mori I have...

    As much as I love the look of the Mori I have ended up counting it out of my own comparisons because that design is brand new and they seem to change the entire product line every couple of years....
  15. Yeah I actually had the same thought go off in my...

    Yeah I actually had the same thought go off in my head when I was writing that... I have used the single tooth thread mills in very different situations than the multi-tooth versions, so it could...
  16. Thread-milling it on your CNC will be fast and...

    Thread-milling it on your CNC will be fast and safe. As one of the other guys said thread-milling has a large advantage in that if you break a tool it's not stuck in the hole!

    I generally find...
  17. New shop is looking awesome Marcus! Looking...

    New shop is looking awesome Marcus! Looking forward to seeing it finished!
  18. Thanks for the input guys! Sounds like having...

    Thanks for the input guys! Sounds like having dock-only access won't be an issue which is great! The unit looks very promising otherwise, so I'm excited to do a detailed inspection of it on Friday!...
  19. Yeah whenever I get deliveries of larger stuff I...

    Yeah whenever I get deliveries of larger stuff I currently always have to pay extra for lift-gate service as they expect me to have a loading dock, but that very rarely happens. Apart from machinery...
  20. Yeah I was wondering about that, maybe even pour...

    Yeah I was wondering about that, maybe even pour a concrete ramp with some sort of plastic under it separating it from the pad so it could be broken up later if needed... Didn't know the ramps were...
  21. All my material is small stuff, most of it comes...

    All my material is small stuff, most of it comes in through couriers like UPS in small packages (under 30lbs), shouldn't be an issue with materials.
  22. Workshop space with dock level access only?

    Hey guys!
    The time has come and I'm starting to look for a new workshop space. I need more room, and I'm currently in a building that is slowly turning into office space so I'm getting more and more...
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    I'm not squirrely about 'the cloud' but I do...

    I'm not squirrely about 'the cloud' but I do really dislike the idea of having an 'always on' listening device in my home or workplace!
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    My current thought on pricing is $5/month and...

    My current thought on pricing is $5/month and that's it. I'm never going to try to go 'rock bottom' with pricing, just keep it reasonably low and deliver a really good, simple, product.

    The...
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    Yeah I've seen similar systems in use at quite a...

    Yeah I've seen similar systems in use at quite a few places, but I figured given that pretty much everything in my shop is ordered online I could go one better by adding the QR codes! Can't say I've...
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