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    This is what happens when a production operator...

    This is what happens when a production operator decides he is a programmer. Dude thought that tool break detect on *every* tool in the turret would be a good idea, so he picked through a 9000 line...
  2. Yea, that is my question as well. This...

    Yea, that is my question as well.

    This basically looks like a Speroni tool setter, but put inside the machine. That is awesome! But exactly how it is supposed to actually work with that machine...
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    But you aren't done yet! Now go run those APT...

    But you aren't done yet! Now go run those APT statements on his Haas...

    Now you're in the world of dealing with rickety CNC utilities that haven't been updated since 1998, or downloading...
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    In a CAT40 spindle, the general rule of thumb is...

    In a CAT40 spindle, the general rule of thumb is that a 1/2" end mill will be the weakest point in an XY crash and you likely did no spindle damage. Haas tends to build these things extra beefy.
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    It didn’t take you 3 minutes- it took you 10-20...

    It didn’t take you 3 minutes- it took you 10-20 years. However long it took you to learn APT. Mind you- I think APT was an awesome technology and I have a lot of respect for it. I even get to use its...
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    Bejesus... In the time it would take you to...

    Bejesus...

    In the time it would take you to figure this out and hand code it, you could download Fusion, watch 30 minutes of YouTube tutorials, and have this thing modeled, programmed, and...
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    I just bought a MistAway 400 size unit (for a...

    I just bought a MistAway 400 size unit (for a Speedio, which is about the same interior volume as a VF2). I haven't installed mine yet, but I work on plenty of machines with the same unit and it...
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    Yea, you're lending more credence to my theory...

    Yea, you're lending more credence to my theory that these were douchebag sales dudes who have no idea WTF they were talking about, making threats outta their asses.

    Also, "You should read the...
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    I'm saying that there should be 2 versions - an...

    I'm saying that there should be 2 versions - an Education version that lets you learn the software inside and out without a time limitation, then a trial version that gives you full access to post...
  10. I'm having trouble seeing what the problem is...

    I'm having trouble seeing what the problem is here - yes, if you stamp the part crooked, it will be crooked in the vise. Alternatively, if you use a non-Lang vise and put the workpiece in all...
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    These guys buy machines to make very specific...

    These guys buy machines to make very specific parts, in very high volumes. Machines are bought and set-up to make that one part for their entire service life. They might have 1-3 projects of this...
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    You linked to the EULA, but did not highlight the...

    You linked to the EULA, but did not highlight the portion of it that excludes using CAM software in a consultancy fashion. If they gave you a written warning of *any* validity, it would have...
  13. IIRC- the hydraulic stamping unit is about $7k....

    IIRC- the hydraulic stamping unit is about $7k. If you want to stamp bigger workpieces, you can flip the work around and stamp the other side (using the stop on the stamping unit to get everything...
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    I got a trial once. It was next to useless. As...

    I got a trial once. It was next to useless. As Lockwood once said - handing someone a 30 day trial of NX is like putting a random person off the street in the cockpit of an F15.
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    Yea, this is perhaps the dumbest fucking strategy...

    Yea, this is perhaps the dumbest fucking strategy possible by CAD/CAM makers. It costs nothing for them to do a trial version of CAM software (just disable posting code and node-lock files to each...
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    I do contract programming, but only very...

    I do contract programming, but only very hands-on, with local manufacturers, setting up large (50k+) volume projects on Robodrills and Speedios. Yup, even have liability insurance. These are finicky...
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    True. I think more of the 5 axis disruption is...

    True.

    I think more of the 5 axis disruption is built on:

    - Fusion is basically free and makes 3+2 machining crazy easy and cheap. 3+2 basically comes with every major CAM package's 3 axis side...
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    Yea, it is a super nice machine, probably what I...

    Yea, it is a super nice machine, probably what I will end up with. The only real issue (as far as I can tell) is that they offer zero automation provisions - no auto door, no air/hydraulic through...
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    You couldn't pay me to take a DMG Mori right now,...

    You couldn't pay me to take a DMG Mori right now, the same way you couldn't pay me to take a Range Rover. Beautiful, wildly capable on paper, but with a well-earned reputation for leaving you on the...
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    These machines are all (or should be) coming with...

    These machines are all (or should be) coming with Fanuc controls that have iHMI + the interface the MTB designed for them. Now, iHMI is basically a whole separate Windows PC bolted onto the base...
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    The Okuma is a direct, week-old quote (I'm...

    The Okuma is a direct, week-old quote (I'm starting to get into the market here)

    The Mx330 is the price someone I know just paid for one (though his was a little less than that as it was a demo...
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    They won't. Haas has a very unique market...

    They won't. Haas has a very unique market position - they are operator friendly, plenty reliable, very well retailed, and very very reasonably priced. They are OK being +/- 0.005" class machines.
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    They do that on all UMCs. Even the bottom base...

    They do that on all UMCs. Even the bottom base UMC 500 with the 8k spindle gets WIPS, rotary scales, and TCPC/DWO as standard.



    I sort of look at it from the other direction; why the hell are 5...
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    I'm saying that the 5 axis side of the market is...

    I'm saying that the 5 axis side of the market is over-saturated by about 10 companies building machines that are basically somewhere between a Porsche and a Ferrari, where what the vast majority of...
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    Folks forget who these machines are designed...

    Folks forget who these machines are designed for... shops currently working in a 3 axis world. Their machines hold no rotational arc seconds between indexes... To make your theoretical bores match up...
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