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  1. Like I said, they were Nikon's CMM range for the...

    Like I said, they were Nikon's CMM range for the last two decades or so, independent prior to that. Now owned by ASF Metrology. Big name in CMMs here in the UK and Europe. Ours is one.

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  2. Thanks for the encouragement! I posted simply...

    Thanks for the encouragement! I posted simply because I hadn't seen it discussed in this context before - I'm sure it has been, not much ground that hasn't been covered on here at some point. I...
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    Why not just get the Victor fixed up? Seems like...

    Why not just get the Victor fixed up? Seems like it would be a pretty decent machine for your requirements if it was running.

    Getting the parameters from Victor should be a pretty trivial thing.
  4. Yes, the potential for a bad crash is there. I...

    Yes, the potential for a bad crash is there. I had an old Gildemeister that had an m-code to explicitly disable turret rotation until it was cancelled, would have been a great safety net for this -...
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    ID thread a set of soft jaws. I do it all the...

    ID thread a set of soft jaws. I do it all the time for threaded parts.
  6. Don't forget LK. They have managed to evade...

    Don't forget LK.

    They have managed to evade the Hexagon acquisition train. Owned by Nikon for a long time, bought by a privately owned Italian metrology company a couple of years ago
  7. Changing tool offset in cut to compensate for taper in a lathe

    Or diametric pitch error etc..

    Maybe this is common knowledge, but I was previously unaware of it and I've not seen it mentioned on here before so I thought I'd share. Fanuc, of course...

    I'm...
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    I also pretty much exclusively form tap 17-4. ...

    I also pretty much exclusively form tap 17-4.

    I also go to great lengths to avoid machining it in condition A - it's horrible shit to machine. Machining your parts in H900 should pose no problem,...
  9. I wonder how much of this is down to sheer bad...

    I wonder how much of this is down to sheer bad luck...

    I wonder that because your experience is the polar opposite to mine. For me, the only two that have failed completely were Allied Gen3sys and...
  10. I'll counter this with KM rested on their laurels...

    I'll counter this with KM rested on their laurels way too long while everybody else out-innovated them.

    The only places Kennametal sell tools are in the handful of big buyers that have been...
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    From all the videos I've seen of it, I have an...

    From all the videos I've seen of it, I have an extremely hard time believing it was fireworks...
  12. I mostly use Tungaloy DrillMeister these days....

    I mostly use Tungaloy DrillMeister these days. They are maybe the same as iscar (they look the same, and both are part of the same group), but I haven't ever checked.

    I use some Sandvik 870 drills...
  13. The active cooling is standard equipment on that...

    The active cooling is standard equipment on that machine. Screws, all spindles, B axis torque motor, and the X-Y casting all plumbed into it.
  14. Probably! Could go all in on it - someone I...

    Probably!

    Could go all in on it - someone I have seen, can't remember who, makes zero points with air/fluid ports to transfer into the pallet. Accumulator somewhere on the pallet to hold the vices...
  15. I think a pneumatic release, spring clamp system...

    I think a pneumatic release, spring clamp system has a lot of advantages though, especially in a pallet setup.

    As with the Gerardi (and the like) - air release zero points on the table, pallet...
  16. CELOS on F31ib5 - manually loaded tools?

    One of the things we need to do on our new ntx is occasionally load tools that are too long to go in the magazine, gun drills, silent bars etc.

    The training guy had us assign a pot to the tool,...
  17. Not familiar with BC, but almost certainly you...

    Not familiar with BC, but almost certainly you are going to want the mill-turn module.

    It is possible to write a milling post that will get you close, and then stitch the two together, but it's a...
  18. The Gerardi catalogue is reasonably clear, to me...

    The Gerardi catalogue is reasonably clear, to me at least...

    I was going to say that Gerardi have individual self contained air vices that you could use to build a configuration to do what you...
  19. I deliberately spec'd our machine without a lower...

    I deliberately spec'd our machine without a lower turret, reasoning as follows:

    Our work is almost exclusively one off to very low quantity complex parts. 9 out of 10 of our jobs, setup time...
  20. Exactly, I have an old Wohlhaupter boring head...

    Exactly, I have an old Wohlhaupter boring head that I keep for exactly this purpose. Long superceded by my other boring heads, but makes for a fantastic OD tool when required.
  21. If your parts aren't too big you can make or buy...

    If your parts aren't too big you can make or buy a hollow body grooving tool. Horn make them, although maybe not standard range.

    Sort of like a trepanning tool, inserts facing inwards, goes over...
  22. Didn't see this last time around... Our big...

    Didn't see this last time around...

    Our big saw is a dual column design with a 600mm round bar capacity. Not huge, but pretty big. We also have a small hinge type saw that is about 200mm bar cap....
  23. Recommend you hit up ebay and find a driven tool...

    Recommend you hit up ebay and find a driven tool for a cnc lathe to adapt for your purposes. Not as interesting as making your own, but if you don't have the facilities to do it properly you will at...
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    Honestly I disagree with this. That's removing a...

    Honestly I disagree with this. That's removing a huge portion of it's functionality. Better to leave everything on, it might take a bit of willpower to stick with it long enough for it to become...
  25. I have both now, having recently installed a dmg...

    I have both now, having recently installed a dmg mori NTX2500.

    Apart from cost, the only downside to a B axis millturn over a turret lathe is slower tool changes. If the milling is simple, and the...
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