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    Well, first... the Renishaw shouldn't be 3x more...

    Well, first... the Renishaw shouldn't be 3x more than the Metrol.

    But the Metrol is single battery vs two, and I found it unreliable. It would lose connection and snap tips regularly, which is a...
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    Nix the Metrol spindle probe ASAP and get a...

    Nix the Metrol spindle probe ASAP and get a Renishaw.

    Either way, you want a real spindle probe. I spent years convincing myself that a Haimer was "85% of a real probe!" but I was just...
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    Just buy the Haas.

    Just buy the Haas.
  4. I mean, we can in-process probe pretty f-ing...

    I mean, we can in-process probe pretty f-ing quick:

    @lumalabsllc on Instagram: “Production speed probing... None of this pausing, protected move, double-touch nonsense. 4 seconds, including the...
  5. You are correct that the thermal comp system is...

    You are correct that the thermal comp system is count based and not thermistor algorithm based. I've heard that there are good reasons for this in production environments (and it isn't like a...
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    Brother sells more machine tools per year than...

    Brother sells more machine tools per year than Haas does (about 14k Speedios a year). Fanuc sells about 26k Robodrills a year. Worldwide, BT30 is more popular than CAT40 by a mile, and probably the...
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    Oh, the siren song of the M140X1... The X2 was...

    Oh, the siren song of the M140X1...

    The X2 was better. The new M200/M300 machines look like Brother has stepped up everything across the board. I'm thinking next year is when I'm going to add an...
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    Under the covers, the Fanuc control is basically...

    Under the covers, the Fanuc control is basically a crazy complicated PLC system based on kinda ancient tech. They bolt a bunch of stuff onto this core control to offer more advanced features (like...
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    Three reasons you don't hear much about the...

    Three reasons you don't hear much about the Robodrill:

    1- Methods kinda sucks.

    2- The Robodrills cost a good bit more. The ADV models that are on-par with the current Speedio cost way more, and...
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    Well, is the OP asking about Return On Investment...

    Well, is the OP asking about Return On Investment or Residual Value?

    These are two very different things.
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    I have not run one personally, but given my more...

    I have not run one personally, but given my more recent conversion to face mills are only for finishing, I might be tempted to look at the OSG Disk Cutter. They designed these around BT30 machines in...
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    NBC has a couple of things going for it: 1-...

    NBC has a couple of things going for it:

    1- You can buy on-size ground collets in your standard end mill sizes. They have zero collapse, are super grippy, and have extraordinary concentricity.
    ...
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    I only have 2 ER25 holders, and I use them on...

    I only have 2 ER25 holders, and I use them on bigger drills, which I rarely ever use. I also have ER32 around, but I have almost no use for them outside of very niche applications - holding an AB...
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    Not that you can't do this in a Speedio, but I...

    Not that you can't do this in a Speedio, but I generally recommend that face mills are for finishing in these machines, not big material removal.

    It isn't that the machines are not capable of it,...
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    Congratulations on the S500! What is the exact...

    Congratulations on the S500!

    What is the exact kind of work you are doing here? I'm saw your posts asking about 3D finishing, and I see sort of a trend in your tooling list for long-reach/small...
  16. Yes, you can get a node locked license, and then...

    Yes, you can get a node locked license, and then tie that license to a USB dongle. NX is used in lots of environments where a net connection is not allowed.
  17. You typically don't want to do rapids on your...

    You typically don't want to do rapids on your stay-down linking moves (the ones where the tool loops around, not the full linking with a Z lift). The problem is that most controls pause between G00...
  18. Those parameters (1.25 DOC, 0.30 WOC @ 200IPM)...

    Those parameters (1.25 DOC, 0.30 WOC @ 200IPM) wouldn't break 100 cubes a minute, but the 275ipm would. Problem is, the old calculator says this is a 26hp cut, at over 9ft_lb of torque. I would be...
  19. I've got that order in on them to do testing...

    I've got that order in on them to do testing with, but in my experience, serrated roughers don't like conventional milling at all. The Diamondbacks and TAS roughers I've done it with sound like hell...
  20. Conventional cutting on the HSM return paths is...

    Conventional cutting on the HSM return paths is totally possible, but not ideal. Lopping off 1/3rd the cycle is a pretty massive savings though.

    Can you tell us a little more about the part? Is...
  21. Wait, you self-taught in 2 years and hustled hard...

    Wait, you self-taught in 2 years and hustled hard enough to pay cash for a new Haas or Doosan?

    That is an impressive achievement. Bravo!
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    400 standard/800 BBT are the numbers that have...

    400 standard/800 BBT are the numbers that have been going around since forever. As long as Brother continues treating this number like some kind of a state secret, wild speculation will take place....
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    Sure, I agree. But you've got two companies...

    Sure, I agree.

    But you've got two companies who turn over billions of dollars worth of BT30 machines every year, the implication being that they would have a *very* well researched reason for...
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    It is about the same as a Robodrill standard BT...

    It is about the same as a Robodrill standard BT spindle.

    Fanuc is building 20k Robodrills a year. Brother is building 14k Speedios. The vast majority in production are standard BT30, running tools...
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    Couple things: 1- I personally find Raptor...

    Couple things:

    1- I personally find Raptor dovetail fixtures to be a couple steps up in quality compared to the 5th Axis ones, but not quite enough to make the extra price worth it. I also like...
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