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    Stay away. We had one of their cnc lathes back...

    Stay away.

    We had one of their cnc lathes back in the 90's. It was a 120" between centers, 32" swing.
    50hp motor. NO GEAR BOX! What a fucking joke.
    The turret fell off the damn thing while I was...
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    Yes. Better than carbide? Typically not.

    Yes.
    Better than carbide? Typically not.
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    Not if you need those inside corners sharp (90...

    Not if you need those inside corners sharp (90 degrees).
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    Where in Michigan are you? New Okuma M560v...

    Where in Michigan are you?
    New Okuma M560v starts at "$138k" but they will go lower. Contact Gosiger.

    One other machine to look at is a Hyundai-Wia. Their prices are really good.
    Contact Dave...
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    If you buy one, then you'll tend to be more...

    If you buy one, then you'll tend to be more careful because you don't have a backup one.
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    We have both. I prefer the H&S only because it...

    We have both. I prefer the H&S only because it allows you to get into tighter areas for probing than the Haimer does. The Haimer does offer a longer probe tip though.

    Making a full revolution is...
  7. Back in the late 80's /early 90's we had a...

    Back in the late 80's /early 90's we had a customer that had investors duped into thinking he designed a perpetual motion machine and approached my boss to build it.
    My boss knew it wasn't possible,...
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    Maybe an encoder issue?

    Maybe an encoder issue?
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    Possibly. I've had instances where it was burr...

    Possibly. I've had instances where it was burr free as well, albeit sharp edges still.
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    This part is identical to what I've used forever...

    This part is identical to what I've used forever on a Fanuc control.

    I wonder if someone messed with a parameter?
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    You type too slow :D

    You type too slow :D
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    Solid carbide drills don't like drilling 1/2...

    Solid carbide drills don't like drilling 1/2 holes. The corner will break down quickly.

    Can you machine the part to leave stock on that face, drill it and then cut that face? We do this regularly....
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    1)Saw the raw stock into 10" chunks 2)Send to HT...

    1)Saw the raw stock into 10" chunks
    2)Send to HT
    3)Part them off in your cnc lathe
    4)Make big monies.
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    Double your rpm, keeping the same ipr if not bump...

    Double your rpm, keeping the same ipr if not bump up the feed a little.
  15. One other option is to make some sort of tray...

    One other option is to make some sort of tray that has slots and a stop rail on one end, then pop in about 50 parts strap clamp across them and hit Go. Can make 2 trays, load one while the machine is...
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    90 deg #4 center drill. $14 ...

    90 deg #4 center drill.

    $14

    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/71037048
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    If you have room, slap a vise on both of the 4...

    If you have room, slap a vise on both of the 4 axis mills to eliminate the 3 axis mill. Now the 3 axis mill is free to do something else.
    Deburr everything in the mill to eliminate the deburring...
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    The chamfer is simple. Create a path that...

    The chamfer is simple. Create a path that resembles a very tall letter U and then you can run that one toolpath on all 4 sides.
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    How are you cutting the thickness currently? Can...

    How are you cutting the thickness currently?
    Can you order Mic6 plate?
    Typically we would have to find a way to clamp the part without forcing it flat, then mill/flip/repeat as many times as it...
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    What about Multiaxis parallel or something...

    What about Multiaxis parallel or something similar?
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    I'd form tap them. Just make sure you make the...

    I'd form tap them. Just make sure you make the hole the appropriate size before tapping, and hold that size.
    Cobalt drills go about 50sfpm and .003ipr for starters.
    Tap at 50 sfpm.
    Get a coated...
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    It's 1215 material aka butter. It should last...

    It's 1215 material aka butter. It should last much much longer than 100 pcs.
    What speeds and feeds are you running it at?
    How many flutes does it have?
    How much stock are you leaving for the...
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    If we buy end mills without flats and plan to use...

    If we buy end mills without flats and plan to use it in a side-lock,we just take it to the pedestal grinder with a green wheel and grind a tapered flat on it.
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    Are they equally spaced to where you can...

    Are they equally spaced to where you can Transform/Translate the toolpath about an axis?
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    Wow, I've never had that happen before.

    Wow, I've never had that happen before.
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