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    I think he was referring to the fact that Haas...

    I think he was referring to the fact that Haas aren't know for their accel/decel, and that only the newest controllers show actual feed - the older ones all showed the commanded feed as actual even...
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    I was not going to switch for my main two colors...

    I was not going to switch for my main two colors which are Black and Purple. They always turn out REALLY nice. I just need a place that can look at these white label parts.
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    Thanks, I got this recommendation from another...

    Thanks, I got this recommendation from another member, too. I'll check them out.
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    Is green anodizing uncommon? I know it is...

    Is green anodizing uncommon? I know it is difficult to find good burnt orange / gold...
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    Anodizing in Upper Midwest?

    I've been using Midwestern Anodizing which is local, and their service and work are both great, and pricing is very reasonable. However, I've got a few colors that they have stopped doing and may...
  6. G50 or G52 work shifts? That or use Macro...

    G50 or G52 work shifts?

    That or use Macro variables and a count-up system? That would be easy to program with a loops that makes one, adds/subtracts to Z and makes another, etc. until a counter...
  7. Dumb question but you are homing the machine when...

    Dumb question but you are homing the machine when you start up, right?

    Batteries are okay?

    If you lost zeros you will need to perform what FANUC calls a "dogless zero return" procedure.
  8. Duh, yeah on the VMX machines there was no auger...

    Duh, yeah on the VMX machines there was no auger it was just the conveyor running full-length submerged between the door and the table.

    I also had no complaints about how close that table gets to...
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    boosted you are very wrong, but I think it is...

    boosted you are very wrong, but I think it is pretty obvious at this point that you're more interested in a 1911 vs Glock internet argument than helping OP, so I'm out.
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    Can you post a picture of the control panel?

    Can you post a picture of the control panel?
  11. Actually that sounds familiar. If you used it...

    Actually that sounds familiar. If you used it every day it wasn't bad, it was just different. If you were like me and going back and forth between 3-axis/4-axis VMCs, the 5-axis, turning, and...
  12. Not sure what to say, we had four of the VMX42is...

    Not sure what to say, we had four of the VMX42is and now they have added at least four more since I left. We had issues on all of them. That was after one of the arrived with a bad ballscrew, one...
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    High Feed mills are generally just loud. They...

    High Feed mills are generally just loud. They have a very particular sound to them; you can generally tell if one is running when you walk into a shop.
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    Loading the program or drip feeding? To simply...

    Loading the program or drip feeding?

    To simply load, go to the Program Screen in EDIT mode. Set up the input device to transmit. Type the program number, starting with O, and then press "INPUT."...
  15. Interpolated holes and bosses. I have one...

    Interpolated holes and bosses. I have one product in particular that is a register plate for a tool that puts o'ring grooves into engine blocks and cylinder heads. The tool itself has a tight...
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    Bizarre I swear I had this typed up and submitted...

    Bizarre I swear I had this typed up and submitted but now don't see it posted.

    My guess is the apps guy set up the Okuma with their "default" parameters in "always on" mode instead of calling it...
  17. If you need to make round things, not the Hurco. ...

    If you need to make round things, not the Hurco. They can't make round features for shit, even the "mold" machines with scales (I've had VMX42i machines). I had a VM10i built in 2016 that I got...
  18. At the old shop we did this on several machines. ...

    At the old shop we did this on several machines. We'd mount a Lang zero point plate to the 4th and then you could just build fixtures with the studs installed on them. The plates are expensive but...
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    Now that is a lesson everyone should internalize....

    Now that is a lesson everyone should internalize. I'm super lucky in that my counsel is also my dear old Dad, so I don't have to pay for contract reviews and such. But it is very easy these days...
  20. Have you programmed live tool Y-axis subspindle...

    Have you programmed live tool Y-axis subspindle before? Swiss is (IMHO) easier as long as you understand the physical and programming differences. Those are (in no particular order) the concept of...
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    I use the same tools and speed/feed as when I am...

    I use the same tools and speed/feed as when I am cutting out a broken tap. Kyocera SGS V-Carb with a corner radius, 150-200SFM, and 0.0002-0.0004ipt. 1-1.5deg ramp angle and a spring pass. When...
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    Yeah, CP was able to fit my customs into a...

    Yeah, CP was able to fit my customs into a forging they already had. It helped that it is an Oldsmobile, so I had plenty of compression height to work with to get the ring pack and pin in the right...
  23. Run the numbers based on the manufacturer speeds...

    Run the numbers based on the manufacturer speeds and feeds. I have an inserted 4-flute that does 42-45 cubes per minute and a 2-flute that will do 80 cubes at the same diameter. Flute count means...
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    Duh. Thanks for correcting me. I run 4032 in NA...

    Duh. Thanks for correcting me. I run 4032 in NA applications under 850hp or so but I think my current CPs are 2618 forgings and meant for about 1600hp or so.
  25. Don't have the chance to read the whole thread,...

    Don't have the chance to read the whole thread, but for the record something like 80% of men over the age of 35 will have slipped a disc (herniated a disc, whatever). In over 90% of cases, when the...
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