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    Not while the spindle is waiting you don't.

    Not while the spindle is waiting you don't.
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    I haven't gotten a quote in the last few months...

    I haven't gotten a quote in the last few months but generally you can get an Okuma Genos (Taiwanese) Lathe for around $55k bare bones but the tailstock may be an option, I can't recall. It should...
  3. Yes, all the 19s are set to zero. I figured this...

    Yes, all the 19s are set to zero. I figured this was the case. One of those "not a big deal to do it the other way" things but wanted to make sure I understood what was going on before just...
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    Takisawa or Muratec twin spindle gantry is what...

    Takisawa or Muratec twin spindle gantry is what I'd use.
  5. Well, I ended up going through the whole...

    Well, I ended up going through the whole maintenance manual which has all the parameters and diagnostics bits, and can't find anything. I'm not sure it is possible on this control.

    If Vancbiker...
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    You know, I'm not always great about checking...

    You know, I'm not always great about checking that basket (the reminder schedule on the machine seems laughably long for something that can make chips as fast as these) but it never seems to flood...
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    Poll: Awwww, c'mon the rapids switch has a low setting.

    Awwww, c'mon the rapids switch has a low setting.
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    The danger here is if you have characterized your...

    The danger here is if you have characterized your waste as non-hazardous, and are disposing to landfill (which is common for this type of material in my experience) then the special waste company is...
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    Poll: That's funny - I was going to use my SV-2412 for...

    That's funny - I was going to use my SV-2412 for it! I sold that and the Hurco to partially fund the new shop and Okuma tooling, though.
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    LOL I've been doing race car stuff for a while. :D

    LOL I've been doing race car stuff for a while. :D
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    I have guys make them out of wood themselves and...

    I have guys make them out of wood themselves and then bring them in and I'll make them for time and materials.

    Wood will hold the weight and anyone with a garage can whittle it into a shape.
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    The problem with the M560 is getting chips off...

    The problem with the M560 is getting chips off the large low-sloped way covers and the outside angles of the cabinet. Once chips get to the augers, there are no issues. I do a lot of engraving in...
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    At the last shop I was running, I had the benefit...

    At the last shop I was running, I had the benefit of working with a CFO that had decades and decades of relevant manufacturing experience. She said "start at $75/hr and adjust based on actual...
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    Poll: I was considering doing this (starting a...

    I was considering doing this (starting a makerspace) when I left the last shop I was running and going out on my own. I ended up buying a product line which is working out very well, but I went...
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    Is your coolant filtered? The only finish...

    Is your coolant filtered? The only finish problems I've had with 251C (which has a different additive package from 250C, including chlorinated paraffins) look like they are due to fines...
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    Yeah I think it needs that to know if you're...

    Yeah I think it needs that to know if you're doing a Type I or Type II?
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    It is $4k for the chip shower option, but that is...

    It is $4k for the chip shower option, but that is the one thing I wish I had bought on my M560-V but I can always hook it up later for less then $1k in parts. This machine is a BEAST. I do parts...
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    We had decent luck with the Sharp knee mills with...

    We had decent luck with the Sharp knee mills with Accurite controls on them at the old shop. There has been one for sales around here for like $13k for a long time, which is a steal. One thing is...
  19. Thanks for the reply, that at least gives me a...

    Thanks for the reply, that at least gives me a starting point in the parameter manual so I don't have to page through the whole thing!
  20. FANUC OT-A RS-232 File Input Parameters

    I'm not sure what parameter I'm looking for, or if this can be changed, but when I input a program on my OT-A I have line numbers with macro error calls after the M30 (this is just the way I was...
  21. I was going to say, wouldn't a place like Unicorp...

    I was going to say, wouldn't a place like Unicorp that knocks these out with custom part numbers be a good source? I'm guessing they have minimum quantities but who knows - it is only a few lines of...
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    I think he is saying it is a 1/2" diameter,...

    I think he is saying it is a 1/2" diameter, 0.030" corner chamfer, 1" length of cut, 1.4" stickout end mill.

    Everything looks like about where I'd start, though I'd use a SGS/Kyocera 5-Flute of...
  23. I use the same inserted Seco high feed series as...

    I use the same inserted Seco high feed series as tony posted above.

    Here is dialing in a 1.25" diameter unit in A36. I ended up at 1550SFM and 430ipm and the chips were still dark straw so I...
  24. What happens is the high feed pushes the material...

    What happens is the high feed pushes the material down until the actual OD of the tool contacts the very bottom of the slot, then the floor drops out. It sounds like shit (seriously it is an awful...
  25. Well we have no idea what control your machine is...

    Well we have no idea what control your machine is running so you need to tell us that. DMG/Mori, last I checked, were Mitsubishi or Fanuc from Japan or Heidenhein or Siemens from Germany, with their...
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