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    Your right. I was thinking it was more so like a...

    Your right. I was thinking it was more so like a conversational software where it was macro based. Centroids is pretty decent and we have that here on almost all of our machines excelt one is Linux...
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    Because the Gibbs side that works with solid...

    Because the Gibbs side that works with solid works cost $20,000. Many only have the 3 axis version and it doesnít have all the options you would likely use with solid works even in a 2.5 environment....
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    Just an FYI if this happens to anyone else heat...

    Just an FYI if this happens to anyone else heat up the collet with induction heater and use air hose with a tightly sealed tip at the threaded end. Be sure that you donít aim it toward anyone or...
  4. Sounds like BT40 which are m16. Cat 40 have...

    Sounds like BT40 which are m16. Cat 40 have 5/8-11 threads. I have many of them and every time I order a cat 40 they are correctly threaded. I did order a BT40 once and it did not work it had m16...
  5. Well I got it loose. I found that someone jammed...

    Well I got it loose. I found that someone jammed a circular piece of sheet metal to take up the space between spindle and casting. Apparently something is worn out. Looks like I have much bigger...
  6. Could use some advice quill is stuck in the bed mill head

    Spindle Bearings went out on my Atrump bed mill. I am trying to pull the spindle to get the bearings replaced and without dropping the spindle or quill feed the upper pulleys canít be removed. Iíve...
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    We have a import bench mill we upgraded bearings...

    We have a import bench mill we upgraded bearings and use for a lot of clean up, etc... it has .0002 runout and can run 8000 rpm while cutting a mirror like finish. I see no reason with good bearings...
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    I personally have been using Mobil 28 the pst...

    I personally have been using Mobil 28 the pst couple years and itís fantastic. We recommend using it with our micro bearings and gears manufactured at work. After using it in a spindle itís never...
  9. Interesting coming across this I have had nearly...

    Interesting coming across this I have had nearly same issues with atrump bed mill I purchased and using Gibbs cam. Maybe coincidence idk. What I found is that the previous owner set off the way oil...
  10. You mention thickness. I have 1mm and the ends...

    You mention thickness. I have 1mm and the ends are squashed .002. Should I go with 1.2mm? I guess my concern is hob fitment later. I can always resale what I donít use.
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    Turcite wear table drop .002

    Old thread Iím hoping someone may have some onsite. I purchased a used bed mill and was told the ways were in excellent condition. I couldnít inspect the x axis because they already had the z blocked...
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    You can pick up a nice bed mill for $8-$16,000...

    You can pick up a nice bed mill for $8-$16,000 the same cost as a tormach. Heck Iíve seen them down in the $3500 price range with older controls.
  13. Well low and behold do not use an rpc on an...

    Well low and behold do not use an rpc on an Atrump at all. The dealer is now repairing and replacing the main control board because even through we have the cnc AD15 rpc it still fried out the board....
  14. Thanks for this post I was able to go right to...

    Thanks for this post I was able to go right to the manual and fix my issue. Youíre right FANUC is top notch in documentation
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    Been using this since the start and itís come a...

    Been using this since the start and itís come a long ways In development. Iím very happy with it and use it often. I did get the paid version and look forward to more updates. Hoping one day it will...
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    Being an old post Iím suspecting technology was...

    Being an old post Iím suspecting technology was different 12 years ago. We use an American Rotary AD15 and it powers every machine under 7.5hp just fine and several at once. The one thing we learned...
  17. I just bought an Atrump BF6C today. The dealer...

    I just bought an Atrump BF6C today. The dealer said I couldnt separate the power and wanted to argue about it so I let it go. He insisted that the entire system required 3 phase and offered to toss...
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    Interesting discussion. I have a friend other...

    Interesting discussion. I have a friend other side of world who has a 5 axis running Linux cnc. He had to write a lot of the macros and programming for it but it works and does it very well with a...
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    Did you have issues with the centroid system...

    Did you have issues with the centroid system itself or because you interfaces with old components it was less reliable? Asking because I was thinking about using an industrial control retrofit of...
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    Iíve watched this software since it came out....

    Iíve watched this software since it came out. Itís priced double the cost on eBay than website, no forum support or anyone that even talks about it though from screenshots looks alright. When you can...
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    This was too small a project for a new machine. I...

    This was too small a project for a new machine. I see more recommendations to buy a used machine in posts I donít agree with his concerns. There are many companies that refurbish VMVís and Iíve seen...
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    I noticed nobody elaborated on this topic any...

    I noticed nobody elaborated on this topic any further. It seems that yes you would enable the toggle to either forward or reverse while leaving the potentiometer in the off position therefore when...
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    I digress to disagree that quality and brand name...

    I digress to disagree that quality and brand name go hand in hand. This is the common misconception that American elitists want you to believe to endorse their products and finesse people into buying...
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    I use this same style cutter for aluminum with...

    I use this same style cutter for aluminum with the Korley apkt11 polished inserts you can buy off eBay for $9.90/10pk. It is amazing on aluminum despite the other gentleman mentioning only using it...
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    I wanted to add to this old thread since...

    I wanted to add to this old thread since technology and costs have changed so much and newcomers to machining ďMayĒ find it helpful. This is long though hoping you find it useful. As previously...
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