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    I buy probably 75% of our stuff through...

    I buy probably 75% of our stuff through Productivity in CO because they carry so many brands and offer them at great prices. Redline tools makes HSS drills that might compare to the McMaster drills....
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    This dead horse has been beaten to a pulp. In...

    This dead horse has been beaten to a pulp.

    In short, AD has decided to kill their acquisitions and roll them into Fusion360. What that will look liek in the end in terms of performance and...
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    What was the quote out of curiosity?

    What was the quote out of curiosity?
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    Oh we're back to wages again. I feel like I...

    Oh we're back to wages again. I feel like I should write a treatise on the subject but I basically already did in another thread a couple weeks ago.

    It is really simple. If you want quality work,...
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    Not a hater IMO, this is the way. No shame in...

    Not a hater IMO, this is the way. No shame in regrinding a spindle.

    Can just get someone out there to grind it on the machine, no?
  6. Dont you have to pay extra to get the Postability...

    Dont you have to pay extra to get the Postability post linked to the MachSim environment? I'm guessing it isn't anywhere near as spendy as Vericut but it is a cost to consider.
  7. I didn't mean "overkill" in terms of price, i...

    I didn't mean "overkill" in terms of price, i meant overkill in terms of features and functionality. NX is a massive program that probably has a bunch of random things that OP doesn't need for a...
  8. Just so you know, when getting the mills into our...

    Just so you know, when getting the mills into our space we had to rip out the entire facade to our building and facility in order to do it, so if doing something like that is an option it might be...
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    Definitely makes sense. Mastercam added this...

    Definitely makes sense.

    Mastercam added this functionality in 2021 as well, and I have seen definite decrease in cycle time.

    This is a small move so it can only fit a small arc on there, but...
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    Don't put the machine in a corner! I...

    Don't put the machine in a corner!

    I re-levelled my Hurcos this past year and just to gain access to level the machine, youll want a solid few feet of space around the machine. Obviously you can...
  11. I went through a very similar buying process back...

    I went through a very similar buying process back when getting into multiaxis machining. Any shop I have toured locally runs Vericut on their multiaxis machines. The reason is simple - like you say,...
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    Very good post. One thing that the hardline hand...

    Very good post. One thing that the hardline hand coders are missing is that most shops aren't running 10K production. There are some large batch volume machining companies that specialize in that...
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    If you really wanted to nix all the safety lines...

    If you really wanted to nix all the safety lines from a post-processed CAM toolpath, you could do it.

    Why you would want to us a whole nother discussion. They’re called “safety lines” for a...
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    Can’t you modify the post to stack M codes on a...

    Can’t you modify the post to stack M codes on a single line? Additionally, optimizing the post to output exactly just as detailed code structure as you want by eliminating any redundancies,...
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    I am familiar with economies of scale especially...

    I am familiar with economies of scale especially as they relate to manufacturing. 10K parts x 3 seconds, well thats 8 HOURS of time. A whole work shift worth of savings right there. That is a lot of...
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    Peel milling strategies necessarily involve a lot...

    Peel milling strategies necessarily involve a lot of retract and backfeed moves...but they still cut faster and better than traditional toolpaths. And tool life increases. So the extra moves...
  17. Blade Expert and Port Expert by ModuleWorks....

    Blade Expert and Port Expert by ModuleWorks. Doesn't every CAM company do the same thing? But that marketing vid makes it look as if those modules are developed in house or something.
  18. I would have assumed teh same thing. Scrap yard...

    I would have assumed teh same thing. Scrap yard by us is still offering $0.4/lb of scrap solids.
  19. Care to elaborate a bit on the process of...

    Care to elaborate a bit on the process of truing/squaring a 2 axis lathe? I might need this in the future lol
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    Man there is so much right with your statement. ...

    Man there is so much right with your statement.

    SO many things I want to tell OP about why this isn't as easy as "generate the code from the Solidworks model" but I honestly don't believe it is...
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    I have made engraved puzzle pieces, titanium...

    I have made engraved puzzle pieces, titanium fidget spinners, 316SS spinning infinity tops, turners cubes, and things of that sort.

    CNC Cookbook has a great list of ideas
    Holiday Trivets: A CNC...
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    What is google? OP if it makes you feel any...

    What is google?

    OP if it makes you feel any better there is a solid outfit in Cali that we were recommended for one of our spindles. Haven't used them yet
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    Maybe I'm in the minority here but I have never...

    Maybe I'm in the minority here but I have never seen this being a problem. One primary way I can see inefficiency through CAM is through custom drill cycles. However, Mastercam has a bunch of new...
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    On the hardware side I have seen on well used...

    On the hardware side I have seen on well used machines that the ballscrews need to be modified or recalibrated and tightened up. Usually and ballbar test will reveal hardware issues such as...
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    As far as templating goes, 100%. Having a proven...

    As far as templating goes, 100%. Having a proven hand written template would save time across the board.

    This applies to CAM as well - having operation defaults and templates can save you...
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