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    That's what I'm trying to say - it functions...

    That's what I'm trying to say - it functions exactly like FANUC where you need a linear move that allows the compensation to physically happen as you enter the cut. I can't recall if the C00 has a...
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    OP did you get this sorted?

    OP did you get this sorted?
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    Some of the first work for the new business...

    Some of the first work for the new business yesterday and today. Working on getting the technology transfer done over the next five weeks.

    Today was modeling, tool library building, programming,...
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    Yeah G100 works as basically an "all the safety...

    Yeah G100 works as basically an "all the safety code" line so it kinda calls G80, G49, G40, etc.

    And just like FANUC you need a linear interpolation move between the G41/G42 call and the cut. ...
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    Manual Guide i is pretty much useless on a...

    Manual Guide i is pretty much useless on a milling machine, might be better on a lathe? A CAD/CAM system is much faster for me.

    That said, lathes are pretty simple and if you've got things like...
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    Do you at least have room for an auxiliary tank? ...

    Do you at least have room for an auxiliary tank? That will reduce some demand on the compressor. Also keep in mind you need an air dryer. I think it is foolish to run a CNC without protecting the...
  7. The local dealer from whom I got my first machine...

    The local dealer from whom I got my first machine actually does test machines and replace/rebuild things where necessary. They did something to tighten up backlash on mine. When you go to their...
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    Look for a used rotary screw compressor in your...

    Look for a used rotary screw compressor in your area. You will never regret buying more compressor than you think you will need.

    Listening to a piston compressor constantly cycling is enough to...
  9. This really gets me as well. Most don't have...

    This really gets me as well.

    Most don't have inventory.

    The same machine is listed on opposite sides of the country.

    Some have the audacity to steal photos and descriptions.

    I have mostly...
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    Uuugh biggest we can get residential here is 200A...

    Uuugh biggest we can get residential here is 200A service. I am stuck with 100A until I upgrade (may be moot since I'm buying a shop).
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    Theoretically, someone could have gotten in there...

    Theoretically, someone could have gotten in there and really screwed up the calibration using the EZ-5 or whatever it is called. Matsuura told me to never futz with it, that the machines don't move...
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    Press the Graphic/Custom button a few times and...

    Press the Graphic/Custom button a few times and if it takes you into Manual Guide, then you have it.
  13. Garr makes very good "budget" tooling for sure. ...

    Garr makes very good "budget" tooling for sure. They are my go-to unless I've got something difficult or high-volume. Then I go to Helical/Harvey.
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    Welcome to the #speediomafia! Congrats.

    Welcome to the #speediomafia! Congrats.
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    Those look like the PQI macros we had on our...

    Those look like the PQI macros we had on our MX-520 PC4 at the old day job but may be modified (we only had 4 pallets and didn't write to macro variables for offsets since we were only using a...
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    It looks like your part isn't in the exact center...

    It looks like your part isn't in the exact center of rotation. You need either a G54.2 call (for dynamic work offset) or a G68.2 (tilted work plane) call for every tool if you are probing a part...
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    Sent you a PM.

    Sent you a PM.
  18. I couldn't even get a call or email back from...

    I couldn't even get a call or email back from Midwest Cutting Tools when I was trying to set up the tool crib at the old shop. Ended up with the distributor DXP Enterprises, who support a ton of...
  19. Moraine Valley? If so the instructor I know up...

    Moraine Valley? If so the instructor I know up there is a good guy.

    Concentrate on learning workflow and procedures/techniques. Controls are all slightly different, and machine tool builders are...
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    Are you using CAMplete?

    Are you using CAMplete?
  21. Keep in mind that the controller is probably not...

    Keep in mind that the controller is probably not scaling its output (to the appropriate location based on probe stylus tip radius). I've brought point clouds into Fusion 360 and turned them into...
  22. My understanding is cost is the issue.

    My understanding is cost is the issue.
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    You guys are brave, I never go closer than 0.050"...

    You guys are brave, I never go closer than 0.050" to the bottom of a drilled hole with a tap! Even then I hit cycle start and walk away so I don't have to hear the crunching sound if something was a...
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    Odd to hear you say that - TH400s are pretty much...

    Odd to hear you say that - TH400s are pretty much indestructible if prepped properly (including an SFI case if needed), and there are tons of aftermarket gear sets for them. 2.10 is a really popular...
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    Roll cage is done! This thing is going to be...

    Roll cage is done! This thing is going to be invisible from the outside once painted. Chassis certification clinic is in April I think, time to get signed up!
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