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    We don't use carbide taps much, I did however do...

    We don't use carbide taps much, I did however do a demo on an OSG tap because I thought the guys were full of shit. I tapped over 60 holes in S-7, 54-56 R.C. before the tap broke. It does work, and...
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    Acculube, don't be scared off by the cost, it...

    Acculube, don't be scared off by the cost, it lasts a long long time.
  3. I'm not sure I really understand the problem....

    I'm not sure I really understand the problem. Does your probe cycle orientate the spindle every hit? I always work from a hole or block centerline, the probe could run out a few thou easy and it...
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    That is easier said than done. What if a tools...

    That is easier said than done. What if a tools break or wears badly in the middle of an overnight run? At what point does the sister tool take over? After a given time, or after a laser check? Just...
  5. Or you could just get Powermill and not have to...

    Or you could just get Powermill and not have to deal with that.
  6. 2 flute PREMIUM endmills for finishing only. If...

    2 flute PREMIUM endmills for finishing only. If you must go economical, OSG has a new series to compete with the "cheaper" tooling offered, and it works pretty good. Air-oil mist preferred, .001...
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    We have done a ton of High feed milling on...

    We have done a ton of High feed milling on Hurco's and the Mitsubishi rattles the shit out of them. We went over to Hitachi 4 flute and it was much better, and currently use the Kyrocero mini raptors...
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    For what it's worth I have an M&H probe, but use...

    For what it's worth I have an M&H probe, but use Renishaw carbide tips, the thread is interchangeable
  9. It seems as though everyone has a gripe in their...

    It seems as though everyone has a gripe in their software of some sort. I have been a Powermill user for the past 25 years and can honestly say there is nothing I cannot do with it on our 5x...
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    This was about 4 years ago. The toolpath had...

    This was about 4 years ago. The toolpath had .0001 tolerance and a dense point distribution, and the Heidenhain sailed thru it, with an outstanding surface finish, with all axis moving. That was part...
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    This is easy, first off we went thru a difficult...

    This is easy, first off we went thru a difficult test cut several years back. We tested the Okuma, Hermle, Mikron, and Makino. Part surface finish and accuracy were number one consideration. We ended...
  12. A two flute High feed will rattle your machine...

    A two flute High feed will rattle your machine right out the overhead door. Get at least 3 or better yet 4 flute for smaller machines.
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    I do holes like that all the time in hard steel....

    I do holes like that all the time in hard steel. I have the best of luck with YG bullnose tools, use the high feed style so there is little flute length, spiral around .01 per pass. You could do a...
  14. This is worth the read. Guide to Hard Milling...

    This is worth the read.

    Guide to Hard Milling and High Speed Machining (Volume 1): Mickelson, Dale: 9780831133191: Amazon.com: Books
  15. I did not weed thru all of this but I would add...

    I did not weed thru all of this but I would add an Indicol indicator holder of some sort. https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/06451512?fromRR=Y
    It's also a great idea to have your own set of...
  16. I'm a huge fan of the Kyocera "mini raptor"...

    I'm a huge fan of the Kyocera "mini raptor" series.
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    Off topic, but oddly enough I often rough ribs in...

    Off topic, but oddly enough I often rough ribs in hard mold steel with a ball endmill. A ball after all is the strongest cutting shape. I have done crazy deep ribs that way. 10:1 cutting dia ratio is...
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    I would search Acculube for your needs.

    I would search Acculube for your needs.
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    SO, let me get this straight, you want to be a...

    SO, let me get this straight, you want to be a designer, a toolmaker, a molder, a cnc operator, a programmer, an edm operator, a jig grinder, a wire edm guru, AND you want to purchase all the...
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    I was not going to respond to this thread but...

    I was not going to respond to this thread but I'll give you some much needed advice. I'm a 35 year mold maker in a top notch tool shop, and I will tell you it's a hell of a competitive business....
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    I am not a tree hugger by any stretch of the...

    I am not a tree hugger by any stretch of the imagination, but these electric vehicles really interest me, mostly because of the performance standpoint, they make instant horsepower, it will be funny...
  22. I'm a Schunk fan..

    I'm a Schunk fan..
  23. I have many Schunk hydraulics, and as Frank...

    I have many Schunk hydraulics, and as Frank mentioned, adding a reduction sleeve reduces clamping force. Don't ask me how I know.
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    Any manufacture will tell you that you need to...

    Any manufacture will tell you that you need to balance it at those rpm's
  25. Not sure I like your doc's advice. Taking...

    Not sure I like your doc's advice. Taking antibiotics to "prevent" anything is a huge no no, and part of the reason we are resistant to some viruses, but I don't have a PHD so what do I know. One...
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