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  1. Out of curiosity, do you mean the 12 had U axis...

    Out of curiosity, do you mean the 12 had U axis as in controlled physical axis (like D'Andrea), or U as in interpolated around the tool point (like Toshiba Orbital / Okuma Turn-Cut) ? If the latter,...
  2. Not exactly. It is intended to be interfaced with...

    Not exactly. It is intended to be interfaced with the control so that between the two of them they can dynamically adjust cutting data. Pretty much the most recent iteration of previous adaptive...
  3. To be fair, none of this is breaking news. ...

    To be fair, none of this is breaking news.

    Auxilliary U axis heads like the D'Andrea have been around for 40+ years, and the horizontals with orbital machining capability appeared in the '90s.
  4. There are machines that DO track the tool...

    There are machines that DO track the tool orientation and interpolate everything else around that, Toshiba pioneered that, Okuma duplicated it, Fanuc can do it too although I think I've only ever...
  5. Yeah, I was really making an observation from my...

    Yeah, I was really making an observation from my perspective, as I have bought into 5ax and I need simultaneous 5ax and 5ax millturn. I don't know how much yet, but I know that there is a big step in...
  6. The lofted surface in the first picture can be...

    The lofted surface in the first picture can be done by translating in X or Y while tapering with U/Z, no need to track the tool orientation.
  7. Have to remember that FC Premium* gives you...

    Have to remember that FC Premium* gives you simultaneous 5x and 5x millturn. I am going to find out soon what that costs in NX, but I am sure it's a LOT more than their 3x package.

    Edit: * Bearing...
  8. Cost of what, specifically? I see "Industry...

    Cost of what, specifically?

    I see "Industry 4.0" through the same lens as Boosted does apparently. A broad scope of various and not always related things, that amounts to a nice buzzword for the...
  9. Anyone ever machine some locating features into the face of a Kit B-2xx chuck?

    When we ordered our NTX2500 I wanted Autoblok BH-M chucks because they have features on the face for locating fixtures onto. Due to an oversight (my fault) we got Kitagawa B-212 chucks instead.
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    The flip side of that is that such devices are...

    The flip side of that is that such devices are relatively simple to repair back to functionality, as long as you can get your hands on one.

    I do have some Sony minidiscs (which are M-O) that I...
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    There have been a few attempts to create long...

    There have been a few attempts to create long term media (M-Disc, Syylex, probably more that I don't know about).

    To my knowledge, none of them have seen any kind of adoption, not sure any of them...
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    Dragging up an old post; So, fully...

    Dragging up an old post;

    So, fully understanding that it would be permanent and that I am fine with that, what might that parameter be? 18i-TB in this case...
  13. That's the right idea, but I'm not sure it's...

    That's the right idea, but I'm not sure it's doing what I'd want it to. Kind of hard to tell from the photo but it still looks like it's just measuring the shortest distance between two points.

    I...
  14. Yeah, that's what I understood from your previous...

    Yeah, that's what I understood from your previous reply. It's a nice trick, but still requires an explicit vertex or point to constrain the perpendicular line to, and you don't always/usually have...
  15. No picture, it's just a typical example. You're...

    No picture, it's just a typical example. You're on the right track anyway. POI could be either, again just an example.

    You could use a 3D sketch instead of projected one, but it would only be a...
  16. That's a very simple example. I'll give you one...

    That's a very simple example. I'll give you one that is typical for me.

    Say I have a hole at an arbitrary angle to a surface. The hole intersects another feature at the bottom. I need to know the...
  17. Comparison of measure tools in 3D cad systems

    I'm hoping to get some opinions on the functionality of the measurement tools in everyone's cad software.

    I am familiar with Solidworks and NX, so I want to know about the rest.

    Our workflow is...
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    There are endless choices for a shoulder mill...

    There are endless choices for a shoulder mill system that is more economical than R390. If you want to stick to sandvik, R490 has twice as many edges and performs very similarly for basic...
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    Poll: This logic applies to pretty much everything in a...

    This logic applies to pretty much everything in a machine shop. It took me a long time to realise it too.

    Time is the most valuable commodity, and the single greatest expense. Buying cheap tools...
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    Poll: Depends on your use case. The options you...

    Depends on your use case.

    The options you listed imply production machining, and of those I'd choose the One-Lok.

    That's not the world I live in, so I voted "Other" - for low qty flexibility...
  21. This is something that has bothered me for a long...

    This is something that has bothered me for a long time about Fusion.

    It's hard to make the case objectively that the UI is bad. It's fairly functional and efficient. But it doesn't feel...
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    Have you read this book from Sandvik?...

    Have you read this book from Sandvik? https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Metal-Cutting-Practical-Handbook/dp/B000ARWOFM

    If you have, and it did not provide the answers you are looking for, then I doubt...
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    APT (programming language) - Wikipedia...

    APT (programming language) - Wikipedia
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    That's really cool. I do though have to...

    That's really cool.

    I do though have to disagree with your premise that you cannot do the same with a modern cad-cam system - most provide methods of generating toolpaths programmatically, whether...
  25. Freecad uses OCCT as it's solid kernel, which did...

    Freecad uses OCCT as it's solid kernel, which did come from Euclid. A number of other dependencies can also be traced back to commercial development, like Coin3D, it's visualisation library.
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