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  1. The Haas Office machines are ISO 20, Techniks...

    The Haas Office machines are ISO 20, Techniks make a good holder for them. Pull studs I have no idea, but ISO 20 Haas Office mills do use them.
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    I really can't add anything other than I think...

    I really can't add anything other than I think Yasda are the finest machines I know of. Also With a problem as important as this I would also go a little further.....
    I would try to improve your...
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    I met Rudy a couple of times. What a terrific guy...

    I met Rudy a couple of times. What a terrific guy ! I have a similar Job at another UC. If you have good management, it is one of the best jobs you could imagine.
    If you don't have people who know...
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    Any of you guys near here … This is a great Job...

    Any of you guys near here … This is a great Job !!! I have done this type of work for over 25 years and you wake up and want to go to work , and you are always improving your skills and knowledge.
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    I know you are kidding in the dumb taxpayer...

    I know you are kidding in the dumb taxpayer quote...… Boy I wish I had never said that...… I say it here all the time but in the context that we piss away peoples hard earned tax-money and they never...
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    Hi, I have a TRM and a DPM about 20 years old, I...

    Hi, I have a TRM and a DPM about 20 years old, I upgraded both to SMX controls a 1 or 2 ago. They are great, for prototyping if you are a more of a manual kind of guy. If this is what your business...
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    Hello All..... I said I would let you know how...

    Hello All..... I said I would let you know how the story ends.

    We went with Haas, A VF2 with 4 axis and a TL-1. With all my constraints and requirements it was my best move(and as some of you have...
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    I would bet that our Electrical engineering kids...

    I would bet that our Electrical engineering kids could do anything you want.... it is a very highly rated department. Things are changing here, we have a very good new Dean for the school. He has...
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    OYE !!! I must be a bad communicator. This is not...

    OYE !!! I must be a bad communicator. This is not about students. 90% of the students in the senior design class have really never used a wrench, have never worked on a car, built anything out of...
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    Well heck.... This has not gone the way I thought...

    Well heck.... This has not gone the way I thought it would.

    I think I threw everyone off by talking about specific machines and saying I was looking at an entry level machine. I am wanting to know...
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    I am not so worried about the students and the...

    I am not so worried about the students and the Control, We are not teaching them to be machinists but engineers, Hopefully they will be on to bigger and better things than button pushing. However...
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    Thank you …. I am leaning towards the Haas And I...

    Thank you …. I am leaning towards the Haas And I like the Trak LMP too. We have a Haas TMP1 right now, It is an ok machine but it's not designed to be a VMC if you know what I mean. They bought it...
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    Well now you've got me saying …. "Wow... just Wow...

    Well now you've got me saying …. "Wow... just Wow !!! What the hells wrong with you ? I am asking about low end machines. This is for a
    University Shop so I need to spend wisely and choose what...
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    Doosan? Hurco ? no I have not, but will look into...

    Doosan? Hurco ? no I have not, but will look into them, Thanks !! We are in Riverside Ca. Budget is $80K, one researcher says he may pay for the 4th axis.

    One thing that is hard is dealing with...
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    It's a joke son... I say it's a joke !!! ……..I...

    It's a joke son... I say it's a joke !!! ……..I say this because you would not believe what taxpayers pay for in State run universities. I really try to remember that I am one of the poor dumb...
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    Controls Whose do youse like ?

    Howdy, Been a Haas guy for a number of years and I like them. But I am looking for an entry level VMC with a 4th axis wiring for around $80K.
    How are the entry level Fanucs and Siemans, Mitsubeasty...
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    Yes Manual cranks for 4th and 5th...... again...

    Yes Manual cranks for 4th and 5th......

    again thanks everyone for the help.... -mateo
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    Thank you very much for your help ! When we have...

    Thank you very much for your help ! When we have it running we will post something. -mateo
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    Thank you, I was looking around at some...

    Thank you, I was looking around at some Documentation I found in the machine, It seems it is a MillPlus CNC PILOT 1290 V330. And could be a 1996 model.
    So I guess I've found a new hobby.........
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    Hey Max, since we are spending your money........

    Hey Max, since we are spending your money..... you should spend $250k even if you told us you had a $15K budget :rolleyes5:. However if it were me, Mr. Cheapskate, I would wait until you started your...
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    DMU 50T Upgradeable ?????

    Hello Friends, I have inherited a DMU 50T 1998 it is Millplus and the iron appears very nice.
    It was apparently at NIST before we got it. The CRT is Kaput from what we know. I have had it here 2 1/2...
  22. When I was a Kid the lady 2 doors down had a...

    When I was a Kid the lady 2 doors down had a Kaiser Darrin. Two blocks down a guy had a Henry J with a Blown Big Block Chevrolet. This was around 1967....oh the old days..... And I remember a Frasier...
  23. I really like both of the above and have used...

    I really like both of the above and have used both a number of times.... but he is right they ain't cheap. Also I never used them for moving that far so there may be a better option for a small...
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    Well I grew up with Parents who went through the...

    Well I grew up with Parents who went through the Depression and WWII. My Dad was a very hard tough man. More than anything he wanted me to do well in life,
    So he was as hard on me as he could...
  25. Wow this is great..... The trade has passed me...

    Wow this is great..... The trade has passed me by...... Back in my time a CMM could not measure a part In 5 axis, nor could you expect a 5axis Mill to be within +/-.0002. I totally believe you guys...
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