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    Haas gimble head + VF style machine

    VR-8 | 5-Axis Mill | HSK-Taper | Vertical Mills – Haas CNC Machines

    Just got this in an email today. Anyone using this type (not Haas, but any) of machine? Pros and cons vs a 5 axis with rotary...
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    1) I specifically said "if using conversational"...

    1) I specifically said "if using conversational"
    2) G code/fingercam/conversational are sort of irrelevant in how you touch off your part in the machine, it is just some of the terminology is...
  3. Because we know how many deadbeats and scammers...

    Because we know how many deadbeats and scammers are here? ;) Seriously, I think we are long overdue for a change, but I am not so sure that is the way to go.

    Someone else already said this (more...
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    Yes. Not to confuse the matter, but if (assuming...

    Yes. Not to confuse the matter, but if (assuming conversational) you were milling a part it is the same way for facing. If you touched the top of the part/stock and called that Z0, then told it you...
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    I've never used one, but these look interesting -...

    I've never used one, but these look interesting -
    Royal Rota-Rack™ Parts Accumulator

    Designed more for finished parts I think though, probably pretty (too) damn spendy for saw cut blanks :fight:
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    I was just looking around at a spindle speeder...

    I was just looking around at a spindle speeder since we are always using small endmills in aluminum and brass. Not sure about that model ^ but they are expensive!

    Sowa Spindle Speeders - 384-214 -...
  7. Sounds about right to me. I don't think the Dr's...

    Sounds about right to me. I don't think the Dr's and hospitals want to deal with ins anymore than the rest of us. A year or so back I got sick and was hospitalized for a week? 5 days? Anyways, did...
  8. I don't know about you guys, but this doesn't...

    I don't know about you guys, but this doesn't sound so bad to me.

    The Fraser Institute researchers also calculated the value of all the waking hours that patients lost because they couldn't fully...
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    Ok, so I sort of agree with the car thing (and...

    Ok, so I sort of agree with the car thing (and BTW, it's been around for a while, we have a 2013). I don't like the controls on our Dodge Journey for the heat/AC, and it sucks to have to see the...
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    Well true, but if the monkey can't follow basic...

    Well true, but if the monkey can't follow basic instructions
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    The problem, IMO is incompetent setup people. I...

    The problem, IMO is incompetent setup people. I see this almost every day. I program, verify, make setup sheets, AND still get "hey this is wrong"... Then see they didn't use the right...
  12. Seems alot of work for what a bore gage set and...

    Seems alot of work for what a bore gage set and or a telescoping set will do.
    Dont get me wrong, good idea for an app, but good luck "selling" that measurement to a customer
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    I see you got a part. Moot now, but are you sure...

    I see you got a part. Moot now, but are you sure your tnr is .062? Seems big IMO, but if it is a big lathe??
  14. If this is a prototype, 3d print the OD's...

    If this is a prototype, 3d print the OD's oversize, the channels to size, and fit up as needed. Good reason to buy a 3d printer??
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    I am not sure what you are saying with "no...

    I am not sure what you are saying with "no fantasy stuff", anything and everything will be some fantasy or another as we do indeed have a moon, and even "educated" guesses will be pure speculation......
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    Our signals seem to be getting crossed...

    Our signals seem to be getting crossed somewhere... :typing:

    True you can load a vmc or hmc before you go home, BUT with the hmc, you can unload and reload pallet 1 and cycle into machine and...
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    Well.... it seems you are the only one getting...

    Well.... it seems you are the only one getting profitable jobs so what gives? It's like 10-1 here with guys who see all the impossible money losing work, and you make money on everything?

    Also, if...
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    The kick in the pants, it probably does nothing...

    The kick in the pants, it probably does nothing that requires that tolerance!

    After looking again, I don't think a micro-vu would measure that. You could get deltronic pins, but would be spending...
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    You probably know better than me, but with clever...

    You probably know better than me, but with clever fixturing he should (I don't know the parts bear in mind) be able to bonus parts in the evening / last load of the day. It might require duplicate...
  20. McMaster-Carr (https://www.mcmaster.com/screws) ...

    McMaster-Carr

    Scroll down a bit and you will see screws for inserted lathe tooling. Don't know about milling cutter screws. They are a bit different than a regular torx?
  21. For example, yesterday the boss told me to put...

    For example, yesterday the boss told me to put the smallest wire start hole I could, like .007" or so. :eek: A couple years ago I would have laughed that off (as in ya good luck), but this morning I...
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    A micro-vu *should* do that. We use ours everyday...

    A micro-vu *should* do that. We use ours everyday for inspection of little features.

    Micro-Vu Precision Measurement Equipment

    And a bonus, they list prices! :D
  23. OT random observation about size and perspective

    Ok, this may get locked, but hopefully get a few replies and some reading...

    Before I started this job, a #10 screw was small, verging on tiny for me. I've done die making, production, job shop,...
  24. Haha! You haven't seen anything yet! :soapbox: ...

    Haha! You haven't seen anything yet! :soapbox:

    Hope you stick around to learn a bit, and eventually be able to help others here.
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    another CL dreamer

    machinist tools - tools - by owner - sale

    The used price for the uni-mic and disc mic are more than... wait for it... MSC list prices!!! :eek: :eek: :popcorn:
    ...
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