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    I will share my experience with Sterling cool 55...

    I will share my experience with Sterling cool 55 over our current Trim 685LF. The short version is, I like it. Read on for more if you want.

    I absolutely abhor trying new coolants. We all know...
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    I have to add my thumbs up for EZ-CAM as well. I...

    I have to add my thumbs up for EZ-CAM as well. I keep reading the complaints on this board about cloud based, subscriptions, Autodesk, ETC. Every time I read one, I think to myself, 'man, I'm glad...
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    We started with the Lang system. We used their...

    We started with the Lang system. We used their vises and also made fixtures to fit their bases. The vises are fine but we had repeatability issues with the bases. Then we found 5th Axis. Their...
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    Sorry for the delay. I still have it but am...

    Sorry for the delay. I still have it but am using the trunnion part now with a vise for a while.
  6. Thanks for the response. I already don't have...

    Thanks for the response. I already don't have enough time to make these, let alone making them twice!
  7. What type of CRS with Electroless Nickel Plating

    I have some 2" dia x 2" long parts to make. Print reads "Material CRS". They also need Electroless Nickel per ASTM B733-97 Class 1, medium phosphorus.

    I know 1018 is the go to but it looks like...
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    FS home grown trunnion table with manual indexer

    I've made this to "get by" for years until I finally bought an actual 5 axis machine. Now that we moved into the new shop, I'm un-packing and realizing it's time to let some things go.

    $1000 as...
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    [QUOTE=rigved;3354458], the machine wouldn’t...

    [QUOTE=rigved;3354458], the machine wouldn’t leave your premises and it will be operated by your own operator.


    This sounds like what I've been doing for the last 15 years. Someone calls me to...
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    That is a big boy. Anyone can see the table...

    That is a big boy. Anyone can see the table capacity in writing but really think what 5 tons of material swinging around really is ("often times" common for some, I know).

    That size envelope...
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    Prox, what have you decided on? Anything yet? ...

    Prox, what have you decided on? Anything yet? Costs?
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    So, to follow up and close my query; Aluminum...

    So, to follow up and close my query; Aluminum wire, good or bad, work fine or not, is not worth the upfront cost savings to me. Simply for peace of mind. There are a ton more cost factors in the...
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    I'm happy you guys can use some. Thanks for...

    I'm happy you guys can use some. Thanks for thinning the pile; It's about half gone.
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    That is pretty much the impression I got from him...

    That is pretty much the impression I got from him as well. And to be clear, this is not a "bash" on this guy. He actually seems very intelligent, honest and straight forward. Doesn't seem to be...
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    F.S. PEEK drops

    I know a few people here run small PEEK parts, if it would help anyone out:

    Misc sizes as shown in picture. For comparison purposes, the large outside rectangle shape is about 17" x 21". The...
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    Compact Aluminum wire for new shop. Any good?

    We are all aware and have read of the problems with aluminum wire. So, we are building a new shop, one of the electrical bidders come in and I ask if he is using copper. "No, we use compact...
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    Just to put your mind at ease because you didn't...

    Just to put your mind at ease because you didn't use R.O. or D.I. water; We installed an R.O. system to make sure it was not our problem. It wasn't. We were using 251 and even tried 271 to make sure...
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    If you wouldn't mind sharing, how do you see the...

    If you wouldn't mind sharing, how do you see the hours? I went to the fanuc side, offset settings, settings to see the hours like a normal Fanuc machine. All the hours were zero and not counting. ...
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    You didn't, by any means, sound disrespectful. I...

    You didn't, by any means, sound disrespectful. I read it as intended. Sorry for responding as though you were.

    I actually mean you HAVE to see one. They are serious machines. Hermle, for...
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    Quality? You'll have to see one to appreciate...

    Quality? You'll have to see one to appreciate it. Once you're serious about getting one, visit them and see for yourself. They are NOT "American type" commodity machines.
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    Look into Alzmetall. From what you wrote, the GS...

    Look into Alzmetall. From what you wrote, the GS or Gx series is what you're looking for.
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    No, never did. I had to make what I needed. ...

    No, never did. I had to make what I needed. Goes back to the standard deal: Don't buy anything without support. Simply costs too much.
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    If you read closely, he said SE WI. We work for...

    If you read closely, he said SE WI. We work for BEER in these h'ya parts. Cheese is more "up nort".
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    I'll meet with you. PM sent

    I'll meet with you. PM sent
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