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  1. Siemens is notorious about going after pirated...

    Siemens is notorious about going after pirated copies of NX. They have multiple anti-piracy systems in place, including a chain of custody for every NX file. You can run it on an air gapped system,...
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    Not much of a 304 machinist, but I have a project...

    Not much of a 304 machinist, but I have a project with a 1" diameter, .125" wide, .125" deep slot in 17-4PH. The bigger challenge is that I need .5" of tool stick-out to get to the top of the...
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    They should. If they insist on charging you for a...

    They should. If they insist on charging you for a service call, remind them that lots of west coast users just have Andy's apps guys send them a link to download it. There is nothing technical about...
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    It is a fair point, but it is also true that...

    It is a fair point, but it is also true that Brother is actively responding to this concern on a level I think no other MTB ever would.

    They built these machines as race cars, for Apple scale...
  5. The NX CAD side is more expensive than SolidWorks...

    The NX CAD side is more expensive than SolidWorks if you buy it as a standalone seat. I am sure it always will be, and it is absolutely worth the price premium of a few $k (IMHO, and I was a...
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    In complex production, my preference is to 100%...

    In complex production, my preference is to 100% avoid Finger CAM, and instead modify the post processor to give the exact code we want with 100% reliability.

    In NX, we have a "Method" assigned to...
  7. You really don't need to worry about it. Renishaw...

    You really don't need to worry about it. Renishaw has run Robodrills for some time; they are quite aware of what turret machines put their probes through (both Z axis acceleration, and the general...
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    I've been bugging Yamazen for some time now that...

    I've been bugging Yamazen for some time now that two things need to happen:

    1- Part of the instillation procedure needs to be setting up the new high accuracy stuff, thermal comp, and turning off...
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    You should get the V10 firmware, plug in some...

    You should get the V10 firmware, plug in some parameters, and the Speedio now acts like a Haas with regard to high accuracy. With the new system, you can set the machine to automatically run all code...
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    A servo driven turret is still pretty damn...

    A servo driven turret is still pretty damn simple, and it can be significantly faster. The core tool release/capture is still driven by a dog on the draw bar that engages a catch, driven by Z axis...
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    The face mill looks like a Big Kaiser Speed...

    The face mill looks like a Big Kaiser Speed Finisher. PCD inserts in height adjustable pockets, much like the Sandvik Century. Nice thing about the Big Kaiser version is that they built a fixture...
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    The current S series X1 machines are .9 seconds...

    The current S series X1 machines are .9 seconds raw tool change, 1.5 seconds chip-to-chip. The X2 machines have a handful of upgrades, but shave off .1 seconds (.8/1.3).

    You do lose about .7...
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    Andy's number is way low. I have one Speedio...

    Andy's number is way low.

    I have one Speedio cell doing a 45 second cycle time steel part with 8 tool changes. 2 machines, sharing a robot/infeed system, loaded in about 15 seconds. Running 24/7...
  14. JFC dude... melodramatic much? If you've...

    JFC dude... melodramatic much?

    If you've honestly spent "hundreds" of hours on a minor issue that can be fixed by bumping an offset, how the hell do you stay in business?
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    Brother doesn't have a problem they need to...

    Brother doesn't have a problem they need to explore here. They have a handful of their customer base (less than 3% of the Speedios built come to the US) who either try to run a BT30 machine like a...
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    Also, which one of you savages posted this to the...

    Also, which one of you savages posted this to the reddit /r/machinists?

    You owe me a new keyboard:

    https://i.imgur.com/7wElcAy.png
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    Because you, and your application would see no...

    Because you, and your application would see no benefit to BBT. You are an extremely competent machinist who (at the time) was making one component in very high volume, with very stable workholding,...
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    To be perfectly honest - every pull stud I've...

    To be perfectly honest - every pull stud I've seen a Speedio owner bust during a crash? Has been a Maritool standard strength. They have also all been standard BT30 spindles (not BBT). That would be...
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    Brother sells about 14,000 VMCs a year. By...

    Brother sells about 14,000 VMCs a year. By spindle shipments, Brother's Machine Tools division is bigger than Haas. Fanuc ships something on the order of 25,000 Robodrills a year. With the exception...
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    Meh, not really. It is a lot of folks who are...

    Meh, not really. It is a lot of folks who are new-ish to machining who seem to break pull studs. Or folks who throw a lot of different jobs on these machines and don't always have the...
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    You don't hear about Robodrills with broken pull...

    You don't hear about Robodrills with broken pull studs because the vast majority of them are in production shops. Andy and his team simply whip Methods ass when it comes to selling into job shops and...
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    I'm not saying that there is no validity to this...

    I'm not saying that there is no validity to this test. I'm also not saying that the pull stud might not be the culprit here.

    What I am saying is that posting to the largest machining forum on the...
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    For a guy who “isn’t trying to trash Maritool,”...

    For a guy who “isn’t trying to trash Maritool,” you seem pretty hellbent on trashing Maritool as hard as possible.
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    Doctors have a saying - when you hear hooves, go...

    Doctors have a saying - when you hear hooves, go look for horses and not zebras.

    On one end of the drive train, you have a broken pull stud, but on the other end of the equation, you have evidence...
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    The Orange Bench Vise is another shut up and take...

    The Orange Bench Vise is another shut up and take my money type situation. Stop posting on PM!

    :D


    Edited: You're taking pre-orders, so now you have taken my money!
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