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  1. If I am reading this correctly, here is where you...

    If I am reading this correctly, here is where you are stuck. They told you "no charge labor" However, if they are sending the tool changer out to a 3rd party vendor for rebuild, then is really not...
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    Assuming you are buying a box way Doosan (which...

    Assuming you are buying a box way Doosan (which are still available) As stated above box way are way more rigid. As far as weight goes, weight (extra steel mass) dampens vibration. Ever go to a...
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    With the type of work you are doing, Doosan is...

    With the type of work you are doing, Doosan is worth the extra money just for the weight difference of those machines. Not to mention box vs. Linear way, etc. etc.
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    He is going broke & needs either a cash injection...

    He is going broke & needs either a cash injection or a sucker to buy the place.
  5. Dont worry about it, your endmill has much less...

    Dont worry about it, your endmill has much less of a radius (or corner break) than what you can injection mold for a sharp corner into a cavity wall, as you have shown.
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    You are so far out over your skis, that you have...

    You are so far out over your skis, that you have no idea as to how far.
  7. Injection molds require a ton of deep hole...

    Injection molds require a ton of deep hole drilling. Especially larger molds.
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    They are built like tanks. We have a 96 & it...

    They are built like tanks. We have a 96 & it will run tenth work all day long. We also have a 2004 Captain L470, & while a solid and very accurate machine, it is a gutless wonder for a 15" chuck...
  9. Never E stop. Reset stops the machine just as...

    Never E stop. Reset stops the machine just as fast without freewheeling the spindle & shutting everything down. Easier on the machine as well.
  10. As a good share of our programs are multiple hrs....

    As a good share of our programs are multiple hrs. long, single blocking & or dry running a program is not an option. Doing tooling work, most of our programs are also single use & are not proven...
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    What is considered aircraft grade aluminum?

    What is considered aircraft grade aluminum?
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    We have through the spindle air plumbed through...

    We have through the spindle air plumbed through all of our machines, turns on/off with M code.
    When running dry, you are not so worried about cooling the tool, as you are removing the chips...
  13. You should consider the Japanese Kitamura's. The...

    You should consider the Japanese Kitamura's. The D machines are built in Taiwan & have a much less powerful control. We just installed a 3020G a couple months ago & that thing is a beast. Also...
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    As long as you can build it, you can learn the...

    As long as you can build it, you can learn the rest. Most of us who go into business, learn most of the business side stuff as we grew & trial by fire. One thing that really is important is to...
  15. Have you considered making them? We have all...

    Have you considered making them?
    We have all of the brackets for our 2017, AD55L. I highly doubt they are the same brackets, but if you could confirm with Sodick that they would fit, I would be...
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    Forgive me for asking a question as to what i...

    Forgive me for asking a question as to what i would hope is a very obvious answer. You state that you have 5 years programming. Am I to assume you spent many or hopefully at least several years on...
  17. From what I understand yes, it was a move to make...

    From what I understand yes, it was a move to make coolant California compliant. We have used Trim E206 for years, & have noticed a major difference with the coolant in the last year or so.
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    We use a job # system. So every job has a job...

    We use a job # system. So every job has a job number. Our guys hand fill out their weekly time cards, every hr. they put on their time cards has to have a job # tied to it. So if they spend six...
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    Na, you don't need to fire the customer, you need...

    Na, you don't need to fire the customer, you need to learn how to play poker. You simply explain to your customer that as the Vendor you set the payment terms, not them.
    Explain that...
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    Why not just higher an apprentice. We normally...

    Why not just higher an apprentice. We normally have 2 apprentices on staff. The green guy gets all of the cleaning, etc. When he starts moving up the ladder is when we generally bring on a new...
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    Baffling as to why, but Sodick does not believe...

    Baffling as to why, but Sodick does not believe in M30.
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    Find yourself an Okuma Cadet. Those things are...

    Find yourself an Okuma Cadet. Those things are bulletproof.
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    You have hit the nail on the head.

    You have hit the nail on the head.
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    Did you ever find out how this project worked out...

    Did you ever find out how this project worked out for your friend?
  25. We have been extremely happy with our Sodick...

    We have been extremely happy with our Sodick AD55L. Feel free to PM me with specific questions related to your application.
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