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  1. Ellison first of the year blowout on Lynx 2100LB

    I just got an email from Ellison with a blowout special on Lynx 2100LB. Seems a few weeks ago a member here was looking for a new lathe and was looking at a Haas but the add I got has the Lynx for...
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    We keep the office fridge stocked with good...

    We keep the office fridge stocked with good German Heffs but OFF limits till the machine powers down.


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    One of the shops I manage has about 250 machinist...

    One of the shops I manage has about 250 machinist and I have the staff broke up into small groups with a team leader in each cell that writes a weekly report evaluating each member with a score 1-10...
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    For me it cumbersome and requires more time to...

    For me it cumbersome and requires more time to get from point A to B. I have to do a lot of modeling so I go to the tool that best fits my needs at my disposal. Yes, Mastercam can get you a full on...
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    HAHA, I remember those days. Visit another shop...

    HAHA, I remember those days. Visit another shop and it could almost turn into a physical brawl if you compared Master and Surf.
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    It will but it absolutely is bottom of the barrel...

    It will but it absolutely is bottom of the barrel on the CAD side. I'd rather have my wisdom teeth pulled while listening to fingernails on a chalk board as to have to draw with Mastercam...

    Super...
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    Heres my take on it "And I contract for Haas...

    Heres my take on it "And I contract for Haas Asia". IF you buy a Haas lathe buy a new one. Haas resale value is just too high to warrant a used one. Sure, you can get a much older model at a decent...
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    I would like to know also... I'm on my third...

    I would like to know also...

    I'm on my third month with Creo 6.0 and Staring to like it better than NX. Some of the features are just mind blowing. The system automatically generating the CMM...
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    Ya know.... Gcoder has experience with far...

    [QUOTE]Ya know.... Gcoder has experience with far more programmers than both of us combined using all sorts of programs.....

    I'd like to hear his take on fusion vs another top level cad/cam
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    If it fails to comply with ITAR I see no way it...

    If it fails to comply with ITAR I see no way it could comply with the most basic non disclosure agreement. You are basically handing over your customers designs to autodesk. This has been brought to...
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    This is what sold me on my Charmilles robofill...

    This is what sold me on my Charmilles robofill 440's at IMTS 2008. The demo had a champagne glass clamped to the part and it was so sensitive it alarmed out before braking the stem. The machines are...
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    Agreed there. I had a couple of Omax and they...

    Agreed there. I had a couple of Omax and they were an absolute maintenance nightmare. Rebuilding the pump every few weeks, Shoveling 2 tons of wet garnet out once a month, replacing $200 nozzles...
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    As I figured, The resident PM Macro master has...

    As I figured, The resident PM Macro master has the answer.......
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    On a positive note,,, It looks to be he is well...

    On a positive note,,, It looks to be he is well beyond OSHA compliant in the guarding area.
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    Man oh Man,,,, That like playing Russian roulette...

    Man oh Man,,,, That like playing Russian roulette with 3 rounds in a six shooter. I just don't like machines that have the controls separate from the machine. The pics make you think its all plug and...
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    I'm not a Mits fan at all but then again it only...

    I'm not a Mits fan at all but then again it only took one machine to turn me off. Somewhere back in 2009-2010 we picked up one at an acution that was cutting parts. In between making the payment and...
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    Are you using the internal parts counter now or...

    Are you using the internal parts counter now or did you write a parts count Macro? If you're using a Macro then there should be a way to tie it in to the internal clock. Maybe Bill will chime in on...
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    Di water is fine, The dialectric fluid is mostly...

    Di water is fine, The dialectric fluid is mostly for sinkers. As far as the CAM I just use Featurecams milling module and modded the post to kill all the spindle and feed lines. I've only ran...
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    You can get a really good machine fairly...

    You can get a really good machine fairly reasonable it's the damn tooling and jewels that dig into your pocket. Have priced the rails for one from System 3R? Then the clamping systems,,,,Whoa.......
  20. You could always head over to Bullet Race...

    You could always head over to Bullet Race Engineering with an engine idea. From what I have read they do custom diesel blocks starting at $60K.

    That is of course if they ever found the pieces of...
  21. My idea of a big machine with C axis is something...

    My idea of a big machine with C axis is something like those You Ji VTL's I ran. An any case I don't see how the engineers think accurate positioning with a few V-belts to a 10-20K pound chuck is...
  22. Yeah, That guy is all over the Facebook machining...

    Yeah, That guy is all over the Facebook machining forums recruiting anyone he can find that thinks they are a programmer then using their home address as office locations. For the hell of it I...
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    Its just a very handy program stop and does not...

    Its just a very handy program stop and does not alter active modal codes. All of my programs have op stop after every tool change for proofing programs or checking tool status before proceeding.
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    I had that problem a while back and it was the...

    I had that problem a while back and it was the shift solenoid just in the mornings. At the time I couldn't get a replacement for a week and mostly only needed high gear so disabled the shift in the...
  25. He's from UAE so probably not too worried about...

    He's from UAE so probably not too worried about money. I'm in Dubai and Qatar about once every 6 weeks and it's nothing to see a Kern or two in some guys garage.
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