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  1. I don't have much experience with different lathe...

    I don't have much experience with different lathe brands, but this ^ is what I am thinking too..? :confused: On Haas style (well the vintage I know LoL) tool blocks it was a matter of removing a plug...
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    Making money with it or not, like marcus said is...

    Making money with it or not, like marcus said is entirely dependant on alot of other factors. That said, a wire edm will do things other machines won't (just like a sinker will do things others can't...
  3. As gk stated, there are going to be some BIG if's...

    As gk stated, there are going to be some BIG if's ands/or buts to it...

    Having come from Mastercam, then to surfcam (with some bobcad, esprit, and hsm mixed in) , then back to mastercam, then to...
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    22mil huh? Well I can one up that. Two jobs ago...

    22mil huh? Well I can one up that. Two jobs ago the company I worked for was at about 17.5billion. Some of the most un-professional people I ever worked with. The amount of money made by a company...
  5. I don't know? Had no idea it would be related to...

    I don't know? Had no idea it would be related to the soil/foundation...

    One thing I did think of (and maybe teach can elaborate), we get such heavy downpours here (seriously, I am from up north...
  6. It seems to me that if we don't need it in FL,...

    It seems to me that if we don't need it in FL, and (god forbid) the gov't hasn't decided it is required, the rest of the country would seem pretty safe to me...

    Also a weird thing I noticed is we...
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    Not sure about fusion, but with mastercam you can...

    Not sure about fusion, but with mastercam you can choose the toolpath behaviour on pockets. Such as parallel spiral, constant overlap spiral, zigzag, etc. This would change what the cut pattern looks...
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    Some random thoughts - If you are looking at a...

    Some random thoughts -

    If you are looking at a job that wants your gpa, and or won't interview because you are below a number, you probably don't want it unless you are purely motivated by money,...
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    Not seen it before. But I could see it being...

    Not seen it before. But I could see it being helpful if you do alot of roughing (if it works??). We used to rough turn some stuff that would leave that cloud in the air when you opened the door, and...
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    Wait, I thought you said vertical? *Only* grip on...

    Wait, I thought you said vertical? *Only* grip on 100mm??? That is 4" roughly, that is a whole lot of grip IMO. That is 10% of the total length, I think most of us would rarely get that much to hold...
  11. I live near the gulf coast of FL, not far from...

    I live near the gulf coast of FL, not far from Tampa. We are the lightning capital of the US and I don't see any houses with lightning rods. Not saying there are none, but it's not very common I...
  12. Well drilling plastic or human flesh the machine...

    Well drilling plastic or human flesh the machine won't care.

    I agree some of the safety is BS over rated, but I have worked at a place where someone was killed. If there had been better safety...
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    Ok, reaming is likely fine for what you are...

    Ok, reaming is likely fine for what you are doing, but what I meant is you aren't going to ream something 50+rc without a lot of issues IMO (even with carbide). A 'typical' reamer is made of HSS or...
  14. You make my point. IT DEPENDS! And I can do...

    You make my point. IT DEPENDS!

    And I can do the guesswork myself. Just posting 200-900sfm is pointless. Something like -

    300sfm starting point for roughing
    700sfm starting point for finishing...
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    2mm thick by 6-9mm od with a 3mm id is more of a...

    2mm thick by 6-9mm od with a 3mm id is more of a washer than a bushing. "Reaming" to size after heat treat isn't going to work. You will need to grind them most likely (or wireburn) as they are a...
  16. 4-6 week replacement cycle sounds like something...

    4-6 week replacement cycle sounds like something is wrong as others said. Also, not sure if it really matters or not, but if you look Renishaw only recommends 2 brands of batteries (or used to), Saft...
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    I am curious how you figure setup 2 made you more...

    I am curious how you figure setup 2 made you more money?? If the machines are unattended, I would think either way would produce the same results. If they are not unattended, it seems like setup 1...
  18. OK, am I the only one finding this ironic? "We"...

    OK, am I the only one finding this ironic? "We" chased a guy off recently for using a home built (whatever hobby grade) cnc trying to machine a part, and here we have 2 pages going about helping a...
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    Well... a valid concern, especially if just...

    Well... a valid concern, especially if just having operators. Can you designate a 'dummy' tool? Just an empty holder or whatever as ALWAYS T1 or T20 or whatever. This way you 'protect' the spindle...
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    Ahh!! Don't mention SAP here!! :eek: OMG...

    Ahh!! Don't mention SAP here!! :eek:




    OMG the horror stories I could tell (were I still employed there :D)

    .... ANYONE wanting any type or management system/ERP/whatever run away from...
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    @Stirlig. So far quality is great. It comes...

    @Stirlig.

    So far quality is great. It comes with all the pneumatic stuff plumbed and ready to go, including adjustable pressure valve (gosh I don't think that is the right term??) and quick...
  22. Smooth control is "fancy" and all, but if you are...

    Smooth control is "fancy" and all, but if you are familiar with the older controls it will take some getting used to. That said, cam programming is the way to go IMO!! :D
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    Too funny! I saw that a couple jobs ago. Got a...

    Too funny! I saw that a couple jobs ago. Got a print and noticed 2 different #2 threads, 2-56 and 2-64. I asked about it and found out they were using 2-56 in all of them, exactly as said "just...
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    Haven't they been out of business for years..? I...

    Haven't they been out of business for years..? I get my thread percentile gages at Target now... :D
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    Just want to re-iterate something - Your tap...

    Just want to re-iterate something -

    Your tap is not too small* causing a breakage issue. We form tap 0-80 (.060" diameter nominal) all the time and have no issues on our VF2 & VF4 Haas machines,...
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