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    You don't spend the extra money for an SS machine...

    You don't spend the extra money for an SS machine to get so cheap on the tool changes that you would do something as hinky as this.
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    Methods originally sold them with an "Indexer"...

    Methods originally sold them with an "Indexer" option (Tsudakoma RZ-160), but no... the best they could ever do is 3+1, not full 4 axis.

    I remember finding the sales sheet when I had mine, and...
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    The Internet Wayback Machine dug up the original...

    The Internet Wayback Machine dug up the original sales material for the Mate.

    The story goes that the president of either Fanuc or Methods was sick of seeing Haas kinda killing it, so they built...
  4. Being a 5th Axis vise, one of the nice things is...

    Being a 5th Axis vise, one of the nice things is that the gripping teeth also serve as a dovetail clamping surface. One method might be to do an Op 0 prep that faces the scale off the bottom and adds...
  5. For 12 years?

    For 12 years?
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    There are a few ways to skin this cat that you...

    There are a few ways to skin this cat that you can find in other posts that call different machine smoothing/acceleration tuning functions.

    One method is by operation type, so...
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    Lotta business speak yack yack... not a whole lot...

    Lotta business speak yack yack... not a whole lot of demonstrations of the capabilities, workflow, limits or anything else.

    Someone is fleecing their investors with a half backed buzzword ridden...
  8. Can you and Seymore not read? I didn't say...

    Can you and Seymore not read?

    I didn't say Office was 100% subscription... but new installs are 80% subscription and RUMINT is that MS will be nixing perpetual licenses next year.

    Adobe is 100%...
  9. You're making my point. CAD/CAM is the only...

    You're making my point. CAD/CAM is the only notable software market where perpetual licenses live.

    Microsoft Office? Subscription.
    Adobe? 100% Subscription.
    Big Corporate ERP, CRM? 100%...
  10. You still don't get it, do you? I'm not...

    You still don't get it, do you?

    I'm not arguing that anyone in this discussion should use Fusion. I don't even use Fusion! I don't even disagree with your indictments about subscription (though I...
  11. Wheelie, I like and respect you a whole bunch......

    Wheelie, I like and respect you a whole bunch... but you need to stop projecting.

    First, the vast majority of personal and enterprise software is subscription now, and every survey I've seen says...
  12. The VAR is getting a 50% cut of every sale. In my...

    The VAR is getting a 50% cut of every sale. In my experience, I never called my SolidWorks VAR in the 10 years I was a SW user. I’m too small for my NX VAR to give much of a damn about, and getting...
  13. Fusion is driving prices down across the board,...

    Fusion is driving prices down across the board, and/or forcing otherwise stagnant players to start investing in innovation to justify a higher price. It is driving useless VARs out. It is forcing...
  14. I’ve been on record as saying I don’t think...

    I’ve been on record as saying I don’t think Autodesk handled all that very gracefully. Having said that - one notes that FeatureCAM/Partmaker we’re never really Autodesk pieces of software.

    I...
  15. Call me when they start pulling features from...

    Call me when they start pulling features from paid subscription tiers. If I recall correctly, they have never done that and have only been adding value for paying tiers over the years (going as far...
  16. Not just possible, but quite common. A few...

    Not just possible, but quite common.

    A few ways to skin this cat.

    Single Offset: You have one datum on the fixture and drive everything off of that. That is a pretty complicated fixture though,...
  17. Thread: Job security.

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    I mean, I did say "almost" in my statement, yes?...

    I mean, I did say "almost" in my statement, yes?

    Look, the guy is making a lateral career move into CNC machining; why would you send him off to the lowest ROI path humanly possible? Unless he has...
  18. Thread: Job security.

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    Disagree. Fusion is the best platform for...

    Disagree.

    Fusion is the best platform for learning CAD/CAM in existence, by far. It is very modern software (so no old command line crap or complex config files to deal with, modern dialog boxes,...
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    Get Fusion 360 and start learning it backwards...

    Get Fusion 360 and start learning it backwards and forwards ASAP. There are *hundreds* of YouTube videos that will walk you through every aspect of Fusion for free and at your own pace. Go through...
  20. Part of the problem is outdated (IMHO) sales...

    Part of the problem is outdated (IMHO) sales tactics. Forcing contacts for pricing weeds out some tire kickers and collects sales prospect contact info. Haas is probably doing a good job eroding that...
  21. I think this is the ass backwards way to look at...

    I think this is the ass backwards way to look at it.

    A new 5 axis machine is going to:

    1- Have a better work envelope than a 3 axis machine with a trunnion. I.e. you'll be doing sketchy things...
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    Honestly? I couldn't tell you how hard they can...

    Honestly? I couldn't tell you how hard they can be run without a flat. I literally have only done this a handful of times because having to reach 2"+ deep is not something I need to do very often...
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    You can get away without the flats in this...

    You can get away without the flats in this application (I did). You are not putting a lot of pullout force on the tool (or running it near the top of the book parameters) - you're putting lateral...
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    I had similar issues running with nearly...

    I had similar issues running with nearly identical parameters and that holder.

    Without the BBT spindle, you’ll find more success with the stubby side lock from Maritool. The great runout and grip...
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    Agreed - unless you are into the in-process...

    Agreed - unless you are into the in-process probing and TCPC (if running 4/5 axis). Then self-centering vises are just fine for 2nd op work.
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