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    We use a mix of solid tools and Hitachi inserted...

    We use a mix of solid tools and Hitachi inserted tools to cut 46-48 Rc Prem H13 with great results. However, some tough die steels at this Rc reduce tool life a lot and also other die steels above...
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    Get a subscription to Siemens online Learning...

    Get a subscription to Siemens online Learning Advantage if classes are too costly or too much time and also with Learning Advantage you can progress at your own pace. I would do that and supplement...
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    Yes, there are huge differences in quality of...

    Yes, there are huge differences in quality of collets. On the better end the hardness is generally higher and the edges are not sharp. Some, such as Rego, have nice rounded edges. The lower end...
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    I 2nd what D Nelson said about compatibility. ...

    I 2nd what D Nelson said about compatibility.

    That being said check out Grabcad.
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    That is of the simplest of operations in NX. ...

    That is of the simplest of operations in NX. Training does wonders. ;)
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    Some software such as NX gives you the option to...

    Some software such as NX gives you the option to simulate the internal operation, the internal operation output from a specific post processor (super nice) or lastly an NC file. You didn't mention...
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    I second Calmotion. We have 5 or 6 of them in...

    I second Calmotion. We have 5 or 6 of them in our shop for older machines which lack an ethernet port. They are an excellent for fit for older machines, they work great and you'll have the benefit...
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    This could be a great fit for some shops but...

    This could be a great fit for some shops but definitely not for us. We use a tooling solutions company that stocks an automated crib with all our consumable tooling and anything else, such as...
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    What we have experienced in moving from Siemens...

    What we have experienced in moving from Siemens to a VAR is the VAR staff generally doesn't have the NX experience depth that Siemens staff does. When I have called them it generally goes like this:...
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    Have you tried talking directly with Siemens? ...

    Have you tried talking directly with Siemens? How they are handling this is ridiculous and unacceptable. We recently were pushed to working with a VAR and not Siemens directly but we were told by...
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    If you really need to use setup models for...

    If you really need to use setup models for collision checking then I recommend using them as components in an assembly. That way you can easily reposition them and use mating conditions. Also you...
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    I hear you and he never reached out to me anyway....

    I hear you and he never reached out to me anyway.

    Running a seat eight versions old? This is probably some dude that has an abandoned license before they were node locked. It's like running a...
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    @linus I'm not clear what you need...do you...

    @linus

    I'm not clear what you need...do you still need a generic fanuc post or not?

    I just looked at my old backups and I do not have the default mill3ax and mill3ax_turbo post for 8 but have...
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    I wouldn't totally write off multi core...

    I wouldn't totally write off multi core performance. In our engineering room we currently go with 6-core processors because our MC and NX programmers need a balance of single and multi core...
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    All the processors I listed are socket LGA2011,...

    All the processors I listed are socket LGA2011, the same as your Intel Xeon E5-2620.
    Forget the E5-1680 v2 I listed; I believe the 1XXX series are for single socket setups only.
    As for the thermal...
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    If you check these processors out at...

    If you check these processors out at cpubenchmark.net you'll see the single thread performance of the 2643 is much better but your multi thread performance is worse. You'll have to check if your...
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    Exactly. In the NX community they use it for all...

    Exactly. In the NX community they use it for all the major areas; aerospace, defense, automotive, machines, turbo machinery, molds and stamping dies. It has specialized modules for many of them but...
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    Haas VF spindles seem to be relatively robust. ...

    Haas VF spindles seem to be relatively robust. They aren't exotic by any stretch, are of typically basic construction and also relatively cheap/easy to replace. They'll take a number of hard hits...
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    If you run into this scenario often you might...

    If you run into this scenario often you might check in your operations for a setting to address it or perhaps in your posts as well. In NX I changed certain posts so that very large and very small...
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    that is implied with the discussion. Nobody should throw resources at an issue which does not exist. ;)
  21. A bit late to the party... Not too sure about...

    A bit late to the party...

    Not too sure about MC but many cad/cam/cae software is floating point calculation intensive. Old amd cpu's were really bad for this because they used to share a FP...
  22. Not sure where you went with that but, yes,...

    Not sure where you went with that but, yes, stolen IP is stolen property. There is zero gray area on that. :rolleyes5:
  23. Of course it is but the bigger picture is if...

    Of course it is but the bigger picture is if someone implements clandestine processes to hide their tracks they are engaged in criminal activities. They are a criminal at that point. Our companies...
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    IMO only consider software that allows selection...

    IMO only consider software that allows selection of faces for creating 4-axis paths unless you have zero need to do any modeling. Face selection is very fast and error free. If you do have a need...
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    Thanks for all the info guys. Anyone have a...

    Thanks for all the info guys. Anyone have a chance to try it? I'm curious if anyone has experience with it, if it has shown to maintain the model data through translations.
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