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    I made a quick model to show what I am talking...

    I made a quick model to show what I am talking about. The part on the top is before adding draft the second is after I used the parting line draft. I added much more draft than I would normally add...
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    I will have to take a look. Fan blades,...

    I will have to take a look. Fan blades, propellers, impellers, and some other things we do can get tricky adding draft. Flat partings are relatively easy but even there sometimes if you have a tall...
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    I looked up some videos on NX this evening and...

    I looked up some videos on NX this evening and WOW does it ever kick Solidwork's ass in adding draft options. I have had quite a few jobs over the years where we have had to spend hours adding...
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    I Have a perpetual licence to HSMWorks and...

    I Have a perpetual licence to HSMWorks and actually considered switching to Subscription this year. This was because subscription would be half the price of my maintenance because they keep raising...
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    I would find someone who can scan them for you...

    I would find someone who can scan them for you and give you an Stl file. Tell them you don't want a lot of post processing done and you don't need a solid. My experience with subbing out is the...
  6. Siemens post for HSMWorks and how to make sure it will work for new mill (Huron)

    I just bought a new to me machining center with a Siemens 840D control. Its a 2005 Huron VMC. I see there is a generic post for that control on the Autodesk website and hopefully that will just...
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    We recently bought a scanner as we are doing a...

    We recently bought a scanner as we are doing a fair amount of pump impeller and pump reverse engineering. We have used it on a few jobs so far (not pump work) and there is definitely a learning...
  8. If I were in your shoes or the guy buying the...

    If I were in your shoes or the guy buying the fixtures I would be happier with a fixed price but paid off as a percentage of sales or as a monthly payment. Rather than a percentage over a fixed...
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    It was in the Keys. Maybe it is a Keys thing. ...

    It was in the Keys. Maybe it is a Keys thing. In a week or holidays eating out all week and paying for lots of touristy things I think I typed in my PIN number once. Most places were swipe and...
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    We were really surprised last winter on a trip to...

    We were really surprised last winter on a trip to Florida how nowhere had chip readers for credit cards. He wouldn't get anywhere up here with the card apart from online or phone in purchases. We...
  11. What about seeing if you could keep the machine...

    What about seeing if you could keep the machine at work in exchange for work being able to use it? Likely to see less usage there and with you being there less chance of abuse. Maybe you will be...
  12. Related we use "timers" to "clock" a core in the...

    Related we use "timers" to "clock" a core in the correct rotational position in a mould
  13. We cut aluminum all the time on a table saw. We...

    We cut aluminum all the time on a table saw. We just hit the blade with a block of beeswax periodically. There are cutting greases for aluminum as well. Picking up a fogbuster for the saw would be...
  14. I have the same bandsaw in my shop assuming that...

    I have the same bandsaw in my shop assuming that is the 36". Its a good saw, I worked in the shop I bought it from and it was turned on in the morning and was turned off at lunch and the end of the...
  15. Funny enough I was prepared to continue on...

    Funny enough I was prepared to continue on maintenance as a cost of doing business until they started pushing really hared to switch me to subscription. Then I was even prepared to switch to...
  16. How is this working out for you Marcus? I am...

    How is this working out for you Marcus? I am thinking of buying a new computer and doing the same.

    I am due to update my maintenance on HSMworks at the end of the year which they keep raising....
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    I would wonder if it is really A2? I would look...

    I would wonder if it is really A2? I would look into getting the chemistry checked.
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    That's concerning. I need a machine with at...

    That's concerning. I need a machine with at least 24"y travel but a 30x60 takes up more floor space than I want to use. This machine is a 4525 which would be a perfect size for me and the price was...
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    The machine is a Fadal 4525. Good to hear the...

    The machine is a Fadal 4525. Good to hear the control is up to the task. All our programming will be done with HSMWorks. We have not used a Fanuc control so the difference from Fanuc will not be an...
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    Siemens 840D control for HSM toolpaths

    Looking at a used machine with a early 2000s Siemens 840D. How is that control going to be for 3d HSM toolpaths? I would be cutting all 3D work in mostly aluminum so fairly fast feeds. Anything...
  21. When are you going to move the shop to Hamilton...

    When are you going to move the shop to Hamilton and cut your shop rent by 75% Aaron? It amazes me what Toronto rates are like.
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    Listen to Jason I have learned a lot from his...

    Listen to Jason I have learned a lot from his posts here. He has experience with way more machines than I have and does cabinet work which we turn away here. I did do as the OP's friend here and buy...
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    If you can't pick on the sketch it may be because...

    If you can't pick on the sketch it may be because you still have the sketch open. Make sure you close the sketch before starting to apply the coordinate system.
  24. Hi Prawin replying to your thread in...

    Hi Prawin replying to your thread in Manufacturing in North America and Europe and this one as they are similar. You can PM me with specific questions rather than email at this point.

    We make...
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    Because we have nothing to do but check here all...

    Because we have nothing to do but check here all day to see if anyone posts anything new.

    I have 2 routers both with ball screws servos and linear bearings. One is the Patriot the other is a...
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