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    I would suggest getting in touch with someone...

    I would suggest getting in touch with someone from Seco Tools. I used to work for Seco, and they have a very solid line of tools for hard milling. Their MH1000 grade is ideal for milling hardened...
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    Don't you know a middle finger when you see one?...

    Don't you know a middle finger when you see one? :D
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    I've only seen that work at once place, and it...

    I've only seen that work at once place, and it included every person from the CEO, to the lowest paid new hire. Everyone got the same check amount, the metrics were clear AND COMMUNICATED, and there...
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    A few random observations based on this post &...

    A few random observations based on this post & others.


    I'll be 34 in a couple months. 14-15 years in the trade, including some layoffs, one "termination", 2 "recessions" now, a couple stints in...
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    I actually think there's some great advice...

    I actually think there's some great advice here...

    KEEP..... EYES..... FORWARD.....

    Don't worry about the old job role & keeping skills sharp. I've come out of the shop & back in twice....
  6. Do you know Macro programming? If so, it's...

    Do you know Macro programming?

    If so, it's pretty easy to increment the serial number using a simple macro counter.

    We do this now in production. My program has a macro-variable assigned to...
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    I sorta agree, but how will two closely spaced...

    I sorta agree, but how will two closely spaced ball screws, inside the way axes help reduce yaw, compared to one screw centered within the same space? I could see it if the screws were placed outside...
  8. Chipsplitter what timeframe was this?

    Chipsplitter what timeframe was this?
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    This idea is coming out of left-field (my brain)...

    This idea is coming out of left-field (my brain) and is potential crash-o-matic, but...

    If you REALLY need a CMM on or at the machine...



    How about a bridge-mill*** like an MHI, Okuma or SNK...
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    I think it's worth noting, that 2outof3 is...

    I think it's worth noting, that 2outof3 is recommending a machine that his firm does not sell, while his firm does deal in some pretty nice & well respected machinery themselves.



    Also...
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    We have a shop full of Mazak's. Our latest was a...

    We have a shop full of Mazak's. Our latest was a QT-250, 1500mm bed length.



    Just buy an Okuma & move on with life. You'll be glad you did...

    When the Mazak guys finally comes in, you can...
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    I guess "Basic" means different thinks to...

    I guess "Basic" means different thinks to different people. I had an RFQ for swiss-job on my desk a couple months ago. I could've made the parts on a 2-axis lathe & parted off, so I started doing...
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    Dang. Now that's pretty clever. ...

    Dang. Now that's pretty clever.


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    I was actually thinking of a bar-fed Brother R-style machine (travelling column) during bryanmachine's latest...
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    I just remembered, that another vendor that we...

    I just remembered, that another vendor that we use occasionally can heat-treat these as well. Richter Precision ( www.RichterPrecision.com ) We use them for coating, and have had good luck. Never...
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    That is kind of high. We use Winston...

    That is kind of high.

    We use Winston Heat-treating in Dayton Ohio. ( Dayton, Ohio Heat Treating | Winston Heat Treating ) We send them 27" long rods of PM-M4 HSS from time to time for heat treat,...
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    1- Why do you want a U-axis head? What's most...

    1- Why do you want a U-axis head? What's most important - circularity, or size? Is there any reason that you can't interpolate, or even turn-cut these bores?

    2- If you're just trying to verify a...
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    You could always just tick your shirt in...? ;)...

    You could always just tick your shirt in...? ;) :D


    How do you like the MX520 machine? From a mechanical design perspective, they seem oddly constructed - meaning the layout of the axis ways....
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    cameraman in my short time running a Genos... ...

    cameraman in my short time running a Genos...

    When you walk up to the machine, put both hands on the sides of the control, and start running the controls to make a part --- that's when you realize...
  19. Squares on the outboard pocket get tilted a few...

    Squares on the outboard pocket get tilted a few degrees to keep such rubbing from happening. And yes, more robust than a trigon.
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    I suggested earlier in this thread that he should...

    I suggested earlier in this thread that he should simply work on a 2 axis lathe, maybe 3 axis at most. And/or then a mill. (I believe that's what I suggested anyway - a long, long time ago, early in...
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    I want to copy this post from Carbidebob, and...

    I want to copy this post from Carbidebob, and offer some context on the man, so that his original post #620 is put into correct context.





    So far as I know, I'm the only fella' on PM to have...
  22. Speak for yourself there. Let's not get too...

    Speak for yourself there. Let's not get too carried away here... :sulk:
  23. If you're in Michigan, look at Alro. Big Seco...

    If you're in Michigan, look at Alro. Big Seco distributor.
  24. Maybe good products, but not even close in...

    Maybe good products, but not even close in performance. We use Seco Perfomax drills here in production, alloy steel. We wear out the bodies from chip-abrasion. Not insert failures.

    We used to run...
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    To be fair, it wouldn't surprise me if the...

    To be fair, it wouldn't surprise me if the carbide was made by Sandvik or Kennametal... :scratchchin:
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