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  1. I think rigidity is a separate property from...

    I think rigidity is a separate property from vibration dampening... They are interrelated (depending on how much mass of material and structure / design you throw at something. ).

    I "believe" that...
  2. Proportionately a Robodrill can be pretty rigid....

    Proportionately a Robodrill can be pretty rigid. I.e. small machines (that are not super heavy) can be rigid versus a large heavy ponderous machine. Measures of deflection.

    If your tolerances are...
  3. Hi Ray, Purely random (brain farts here) ~...

    Hi Ray,

    Purely random (brain farts here) ~ busy day.

    Prototype work comes to mind where you can combine essentially consulting (exploiting your engineering knowledge and design engineering...
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    Redonion /OP posted this link UMC-750...

    Redonion /OP

    posted this link

    UMC-750 Applications Troubleshooting Guide

    So these are artifacts (of a low precision and low accuracy positioning on a big Universal style table ) that...
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    Exactly that's why I used the term "making the...

    Exactly that's why I used the term "making the leap to..." rather than saying casually sauntering sideways into a Genos M -560V

    I think the usual argument is that pre-tensioned ball screws and...
  6. What is the normal list price for that given my...

    What is the normal list price for that given my Methods sales person (Our territory) says that Methods doesn't sell Feeler anymore.

    So these are orphaned machines ? They had on hand and need to...
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    Just read this (apologies)… Yeah ditto with, ...

    Just read this (apologies)…

    Yeah ditto with,

    - Your parts (@redonion) "mats + tolerances' + geometry.

    - +1 on humidity control (big time) lol.

    :cool:
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    Yeah you got it LOL... + great additional info...

    Yeah you got it LOL... + great additional info :-)

    One good thing about HAAS there is always a ready buyer for second hand equipment.

    Even the best machines on the planet have the capability...
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    ^^^ This can get very dicey... HAAS claim...

    ^^^ This can get very dicey...

    HAAS claim they never violate an (intended ) part's geometry and that includes their version of on control thermal compensation.

    I only know this second hand ~...
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    That's very nice that they roll in certain...

    That's very nice that they roll in certain improvements over time as standard.

    HAAS sometimes gets accused (at least in the 3 axis world) of having an attractive base price but the options add up...
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    Personally (if those were my only choices) yeah ...

    Personally (if those were my only choices) yeah definitely a new UMC 500 over a new UMC 750.

    Maybe HAAS have something up their sleeve for the future replacement for the UMC 750. ? (just around...
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    I used to run various older versions of Solid...

    I used to run various older versions of Solid Edge and found it very intuitive and well designed and had substantially fewer set-ups and menus and mouse clicks than Solid Works (for example)…

    I'm...
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    As to the point you are making here regrading...

    As to the point you are making here regrading 'Weight" on the table...

    Would you not compare the CMX U 70 with the HAAS 750 not the CMX U 50 ? (perhaps) more apples to apples-ish ? ish ?

    I...
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    @redonion I believe you can still buy the DMU 50...

    @redonion I believe you can still buy the DMU 50 2nd gen... New.

    I don't know what they run for these days...

    Not as beefy or fast as the 3rd gen but some folks here on Pm forum get on quite...
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    @redonion sorry couldn't make your attachment...

    @redonion sorry couldn't make your attachment work / open ?

    As far as I know there is no spindle chiller option for the HAAS machines but I believe there are "Peeps" here on PM forum that have a...
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    That's right MAZAK have a larger number of...

    That's right MAZAK have a larger number of machines that have trunions that are driven from one side and have a very substantial bearing assembly on the other side... That's kinda the same for a lot...
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    That's a really excellent point. When you have...

    That's a really excellent point.

    When you have a "floating" bearing on the end of a knuckle style table*, that bearing is set to an assembly and part of the casting at the furthest extremity of...
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    The CMX 1100V 3 axis vertical was and seems a...

    The CMX 1100V 3 axis vertical was and seems a really good re-design and cure for a lot of older problems.

    Locally "Peeps" that have plumped for that are very happy with them so far.

    I'm not...
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    Very cool (at least for me) to learn that such or...

    Very cool (at least for me) to learn that such or more diverse technical expertise exists in Doosan with Paul / Locknut and seems his knowledge and practical experience dove-tails with what we have...
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    @redonion I think you laid that all out really...

    @redonion I think you laid that all out really well !

    My local DMG Mori sales 'Peeps" are really good at what they do, actually almost better than anything else that DMG Mori currently offers in...
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    I totally get that but they really want to make...

    I totally get that but they really want to make sure you don't attempt any useful 3d contouring on the PS series so they choke the Fanuc control down offered to make sure you don't …

    Which denies...
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    ... I think this is really true. ^^^ ...

    ...



    I think this is really true. ^^^

    It's frustrating with some builders like Makino they seem to get very "Controlling" about which control they provide with which machine. So Makino...
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    It's good to know there is at least one person...

    It's good to know there is at least one person within an organization (especially Doosan) that can support Heidenhain. Given patience and time solutions to possible problems can be found (in...
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    FANUC iHMI | FANUC America...

    FANUC iHMI | FANUC America

    FANUC has made an attempt in the form of iHMI "Human Machine Interface" , however, The problem is for machine tool builders targeting a more modest price point (like...
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    Crickets (that made me laugh)… Indeed, but...

    Crickets (that made me laugh)…

    Indeed, but was wondering if that's old / second hand machines versus top drawer bought as new Heidenhain integrated machines ; for example you don't get a lot...
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