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  1. PM me, I'll send them to you.

    PM me, I'll send them to you.
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    I lucked out and got one of the Chinese copies...

    I lucked out and got one of the Chinese copies also. Not only is it missing pages and jumping around, Half of the appendix is missing.
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    Are they still making the 500? their website...

    Are they still making the 500? their website jumps from 4500 to 5700. As far as the 5700s, I think its a solid machine with great support now that Ellison doesn't have to deal with Mori's problems....
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    It's all about the application. I ran B&S...

    It's all about the application.

    I ran B&S 00's making bomb rack lock pins (near lights out) until Fastenal bought me out in 2006. After they bought me out they liquidated the machine shop side...
  5. Yes, But what about the software? Electronics are...

    Yes, But what about the software? Electronics are the easy part, getting around the EULA is the hard part.
  6. I don't quite understand what you are trying to...

    I don't quite understand what you are trying to get out of this. To me it's the same thing "What is the best CAM" that has been posted here too many times to count. Most people in here have been in...
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    Nice job dragging up a year old thread to slap a...

    Nice job dragging up a year old thread to slap a link in there.
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    Its not so much your employees it's Mazak...

    Its not so much your employees it's Mazak themselves. For some reason their tech turnaround is horrific. It's a shame when you can go on craigslist and find a Mazak tech faster than Mazak can get one...
  9. DO NOT start dicking around with that control....

    DO NOT start dicking around with that control. except it for what it is, don't try any work around's, don't bang on it, don't even fart in its general vicinity. Haas does not have tech support, parts...
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    Well, Mori dumped Ellison for sales and support...

    Well, Mori dumped Ellison for sales and support and decided to try it themselves. It's my favorite MTB aside from Toshiba but I wouldn't buy one now half price until they get the support network...
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    Pretty sure the torque is way off. heres a old...

    Pretty sure the torque is way off. heres a old post here with the specs for Studs in Aluminum...
    torque for screws in aluminum engine block
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    Are you sure about that 90lbs torque spec? The...

    Are you sure about that 90lbs torque spec? The handbook maxes out at 70 for grade 12.9 studs.
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    Not to mention in 25 years he probably has...

    Not to mention in 25 years he probably has collected every cam possible as well as setting up in his sleep. And while times have been changing and shops converting over to cnc Swiss @ over $100k...
  14. As far as the options, Well the pic is so small I...

    As far as the options, Well the pic is so small I cant make it out on my 60" monitor so maybe increase the size and repost.

    The macro function is quite handy at manipulating programs but I...
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    Just leave it in there. You can always build a...

    Just leave it in there. You can always build a sub table and that way if you ever need the extra Z you have it.

    When I put in my gantry mill I had them set the bed 36" deeper than the Z travel...
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    Man, When I was running shops stateside T&M was...

    Man, When I was running shops stateside T&M was more than half my business. Customers would bring parts in that had to be reverse engineered then a new one made was almost always T&M. GM Saturn was...
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    Regions bank does something like this, at least I...

    Regions bank does something like this, at least I think I have my head around what your're trying to do. Back in 2006 just before the economy tanked a lot of the big factories in my home town in...
  18. Been down that road with the Chinese. Ordered two...

    Been down that road with the Chinese. Ordered two Hurco VM20i's with 40% down then the remainder due on delivery. (Delivery) being the key word. They arrived in Zhongshan at the factory and I have...
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    OK, I'll bite. Here lately I have been an...

    OK, I'll bite. Here lately I have been an increasing amount of legal documentation from my customers asking if I use cloud storage or cloud softwares. I have to return certified copies of what I use...
  20. I usually hop over there at least once a week but...

    I usually hop over there at least once a week but been laying low until the protest wind down. This guys place is in Kwun Tong so I'd have to travel straight through the middle of the protest in...
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    This is a loaded question that comes up...

    This is a loaded question that comes up frequently here and usually gets everyone riled up. All I will tell you is check your local support, Since you are new no matter what system you are using you...
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    WOW, What are you using to quote with? I've been...

    WOW, What are you using to quote with? I've been using Spreadsheet since the late 80's. I did try E2 and Job-boss but just can't get enough info out of them like excel.
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    In the China shop it's $30 per hour for 3+1 axis...

    In the China shop it's $30 per hour for 3+1 axis work and $40 for 5X.

    In the Subic shop it's $40 for 3+1 and $45 for 5X.
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    My VDI tooling is a bit different. I have the...

    My VDI tooling is a bit different. I have the base VDI that fits the pin snug but I have some higher quality stuff the has about .010 slop and 2 set screws on each side of the pin to dial them in...
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    Interesting, We have 46 NGC machines and there is...

    Interesting, We have 46 NGC machines and there is a USB drive with the files taped to the doors on all the machines. Maybe you should talk to whoever signed off on the machine.....
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