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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.
  2. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  13. 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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    I thought that was one of the bonuses of working...

    I thought that was one of the bonuses of working 20hr days....
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    Ill throw in a case of beer?? I really dont...

    Ill throw in a case of beer??

    I really dont want it to go to scrap.....
  17. Depending on if its worth keeping the inside...

    Depending on if its worth keeping the inside portion, ill z level down to leave say .05", then machine hold tabs, manually cut hold tabs out, then machine inside of pocket.
    But its gotta be worth...
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    emuge full thread mill. 3 passes. Make sure the...

    emuge full thread mill.
    3 passes.
    Make sure the holes are clear of drill chips before you drop that $500 bastard down.
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    FREE - Churchill cylindrical OD grinder

    As the title states.
    Ive housed it here in the shop for 5 years, thinking Id get around to fixing her up.

    I need the space in a bad way, so shes yours for the taking.
    Weighs around 6500lbs I...
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    Interested as well. subscribing to thread.

    Interested as well. subscribing to thread.
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    Sorry to reply without interest in purchasing......

    Sorry to reply without interest in purchasing...
    But that is a really neat unit.
    Would have never known something like that existed.

    Thanks Hardplates.

    Figured it was worth a bump
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    Well, some guys might shit on me for saying...

    Well, some guys might shit on me for saying this... so be it.

    Maybe we should have a single subforum for beginners\hobbyists, where the more experienced can drop in to help.
    No, we dont want...
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    Well, I dont have any experience with this... but...

    Well, I dont have any experience with this... but im going to quickly.

    I hired my first guy today. Young guy with a heart condition. Wants to start out part time, thats perfect for me.
    He...
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    Poll: DI is all fine and well, but the most important...

    DI is all fine and well, but the most important factors to coolant longevity is TDS (total dissolved solids) levels and PH.
    Youll also want to be checking for things like chlorine or flourides if...
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    Poll: This sounds very familiar to me. The tool shops...

    This sounds very familiar to me.
    The tool shops I worked for in the big city used to just mix coolant with city water, then all of a sudden it was like the coolant mfg changed the recipe and...
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