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    That's a good question, what all goes into that 8...

    That's a good question, what all goes into that 8 hour setup time?
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    If I could do 5 minutes per part I would be one...

    If I could do 5 minutes per part I would be one rich sob.
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    RS232 DNC over ethernet device?

    I saw something online a while back about using an ethernet connected server to run RS232 port stuff, just wondering if anyone has experience with them. Apparently you can connect it to your local...
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    I wonder what kind of trouble I will run into...

    I wonder what kind of trouble I will run into programming with fusion 360 on it? For instance, how do you choose between a C axis move and an XY interpolation? What cam software to use for this?
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    Something like this: YouTube...

    Something like this: YouTube ?
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    Yeah you might be right about that, it's not very...

    Yeah you might be right about that, it's not very often on a VMC you will use a saw blade to part off a piece of work after machining it.
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    performance expectation for live tool lathe?

    What do you guys think of live tool lathes for milling? Is it a good option, what kind of drawbacks should I expect, and what are some overall opinions?
    I have bought a yet to be delivered used Mori...
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    Well still worrying about getting it moved here,...

    Well still worrying about getting it moved here, but it is pretty close to being officially mine. Guy sent me a .TAP file that is supposed to be the list of parameters for it, any idea what to do...
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    Oh is spare parts going to be a concern?

    Oh is spare parts going to be a concern?
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    Where do I find a manual for it?

    Where do I find a manual for it?
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    Mori Seiki SL-25Y for first cnc lathe

    Just so happens I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a late 90s Mori Seiki SL-25SY. Any thoughts on the machine? Would you rather have it over say, a bigger more powerful old 2-axis lathe or...
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    How do you like the SL-25? I'm looking at a late...

    How do you like the SL-25? I'm looking at a late 90s model, just wondering about some opinions.
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    Does that mean the T2/T3 controls don't normally...

    Does that mean the T2/T3 controls don't normally have EIA/ISO as standard?
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    There's only one part on this part I'm looking at...

    There's only one part on this part I'm looking at that isn't a funky curve and it's a straight section. To make things easy I would need a live tooled lathe or a mill turn. I definitely want to be...
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    I'm not entirely sure learning mazatrol would be...

    I'm not entirely sure learning mazatrol would be the best way to go considering some parts I get only have a 3d model and some really funky curves.
    Any idea about the Mazatrol Fusion 640T controller...
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    Mazatrol T Plus

    Looking at buying an old lathe, need to know if Mazatrol T Plus supports DNC as standard and how much program memory it has standard. Additionally, how well does DNC'ing a program from a modern CAM...
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    From what I can gather from the manual, the...

    From what I can gather from the manual, the "default" would be whatever 80 meters of tape works out to, like 32kb.
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    I wonder how crazy installing a Centroid oak...

    I wonder how crazy installing a Centroid oak retrofit to it would be?
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    OSP700M control memory?

    I looked at an Okuma cadet mate 4020 and I'm having a hard time figuring out how much program memory it actually has (OSP 700M).
    If it's only like 32kb it might not be very usable for me, does...
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    I would love to learn more about 5-axis helical...

    I would love to learn more about 5-axis helical drilling.
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    Thanks Michigan, might be something to try if it...

    Thanks Michigan, might be something to try if it for some reason the kennametal stops working.
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    Small update, tried the niagara and got lots of...

    Small update, tried the niagara and got lots of chatter, tried a guhring diver and got a little bit of chatter and then it exploded doing a straight plunge as advertised, tried a kennametal Harvi 1...
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    I have it screwed down with 4 5/16-18 screws to a...

    I have it screwed down with 4 5/16-18 screws to a 1/2" steel plate on top of a pierson pallet. The double sided tape should tell me if it's lifting up and breaking the tools.
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    Well I'm using it as sort of a "high feed" tool,...

    Well I'm using it as sort of a "high feed" tool, 0.010" DOC, 45 IPM, 5,000 RPM. Low spindle speeds available on the old cnc but it is reliable and the tool life was better than all the broken ones....
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