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    Guess I better get the passport renewed...

    Guess I better get the passport renewed...
  2. I'll refrain from naming names, as I have had...

    I'll refrain from naming names, as I have had good service from them (for the most part).
    Was purchased as a reman, but was clearly brand new. Also had either Chinese or Taiwanese qc "tags" in the...
  3. From my experience, it all depends on who built...

    From my experience, it all depends on who built the spindle.

    I have, what I would consider, a high quality rebuild that doesnt piss much air.
    I also have a brand new China spindle from one of the...
  4. Im going to attach a video for referance, as to...

    Im going to attach a video for referance, as to how I handle simple parts in my shitty old Fadal.
    I've programmed and ran a lot of much higher end equipment, but to be honest, the fadal does pretty...
  5. Thread: 2015 Haas VM-3

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    This "marketing" ass clown is geting old.

    This "marketing" ass clown is geting old.
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    Strictly out of curiosity, I think I might try...

    Strictly out of curiosity, I think I might try these ass clowns out.

    Im quite confident that outside of large shops that wouldnt be quoting on xometry, I have a very capable and competent...
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    I personally deliver everything I do, aside from...

    I personally deliver everything I do, aside from a 6 hour drive\international orders.
    I set aside 1 day a week for deliveries, and try to quote things that way best I can.
    Nice to get out of the...
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    I've been following this thread for a while, and...

    I've been following this thread for a while, and the memories of my apprenticeship come flooding back.

    The 5' south african German (one of the best toolmakers I've met) screaming at me "if you...
  9. Thread: Hurco BMC 40

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    Youll have to explain better than interpolation...

    Youll have to explain better than interpolation errors.
    What exactly is the problem?

    While my Hurco experience is limited, there could be a few things, based on whats actually going on.
  10. Yup, literally just got done a surfacing path...

    Yup, literally just got done a surfacing path that was a touch over 56 hours.
    I have my post restart line numbering at 50000.
    Figure, IF I have a problem, I can find which line inside of those 50K...
  11. Thanks for the offers gentlemen, but not what Im...

    Thanks for the offers gentlemen, but not what Im after.

    I require macro or macro magnum for compatability with existing equipment and partner shops.
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    I wouldnt recommend anything other than CAM...

    I wouldnt recommend anything other than CAM Wizard stuff for Esprit. Randy is also an awesome guy to work with.
  13. Wanted: System 3R macro or macro magnum chuck

    Im looking for a used macro or macro magnum chuck in good condition.
    Preferably the type that would be bolted down, but open to whatever you might have.

    Please PM me.

    Thanks
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    217 kph out of 520hp at 9000K, what, in a quarter...

    217 kph out of 520hp at 9000K, what, in a quarter mile?
    Those are rookie numbers bud...

    Very cool car btw.
    I might know something about porsche gear, would be interesting to talk to you.

    But...
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    If im spending someone elses money (and they have...

    If im spending someone elses money (and they have it to spare), its new holders for new machines.
    That being said, light duty tooling usually doesnt get beat up too bad.
    Stuff that sees heavy side...
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    Youre totally correct Bob. I should have said...

    Youre totally correct Bob.
    I should have said "youll have to figure out the shim you need".
    Even when buying matched preload pairs (if you can find them) an NO... fadal cncs' pairs are NOT...
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    23K for tlm+PP is pretty decent in my opinion. ...

    23K for tlm+PP is pretty decent in my opinion.

    For part probing, you want to talk to PQI.
    Not cheap, but its renishaw hardware, with PQI's custom macros setup how you want.

    Our tool...
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    If you can swing it in the budget, the nx all day...

    If you can swing it in the budget, the nx all day long.
    Once you get your head wrapped around it, youll be in love.

    Check the options list, if you want (or can) forward it to me... I can tell you...
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    My personal opinion differs from above. I...

    My personal opinion differs from above.

    I ran\programmed a Makino a51nx and Haas Multigrind for a few years, before becoming self employed.
    Now, I will say, those machines spoiled me. Also taught...
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    I use koyo s1802 on all 3 axis. Paying 27CAD per...

    I use koyo s1802 on all 3 axis. Paying 27CAD per
    Ive got the chiller disconnected from the ball screws, so i dont bother replacing the seals.

    You will likely need to cut out a .002-.003" shim to...
  21. Backplot the code in your cam software... the...

    Backplot the code in your cam software... the lead in\out is there, and ample.
    The issue is the dwell duration before the torch fires.
  22. There is ample lead in\lead out according to the...

    There is ample lead in\lead out according to the code.
    The issue is dwell time to allow the initial pierce.
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    Did a blum laser on an a51nx, along with renishaw...

    Did a blum laser on an a51nx, along with renishaw probing.

    Both have been flawless thus far, AFIAK

    The contractor that blum sent to do the integration was awesome, was from St Cloud Minn.
    He...
  24. Its entirely missing your lead in. Change the...

    Its entirely missing your lead in. Change the "N40 G4 P800." P value to 10000. , or add an optional stop after that line - if the machine will support M00

    Or, change the feedrate on line 45 to...
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    I'll also chip in any assistance I can, as a...

    I'll also chip in any assistance I can, as a moldmaker with 20 years doing this sort of stuff.
    Sounds like a simple tool, hopefully its been designed with flat parting lines in a way that makes...
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