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  1. I can't say I've ever heard that someone was...

    I can't say I've ever heard that someone was disappointed in a Matsuura, Okuma, or Makino. I do have a friend here that quit as an apps engineer for Mori after the DMG/Mori merger. He says that...
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    In HSM/Fusion you can just apply toolpaths to a...

    In HSM/Fusion you can just apply toolpaths to a "pattern" and not have to model the fixturing to get the result. You can cut the fixture and the parts in the same way, so it lends itself to accuracy...
  3. Hilariously, I am right now trying to decide if I...

    Hilariously, I am right now trying to decide if I should buy an S1000 or M560V.

    I sold one of my machines today and I'm trying to sell the other...

    For my purposes the Okuma looks like a...
  4. Well to be fair, Brother does not make 5-axis...

    Well to be fair, Brother does not make 5-axis machines, they make 4+1 machines only.
  5. Work envelope needs? The LF/LX 160 from Matsuura...

    Work envelope needs? The LF/LX 160 from Matsuura are pretty amazing machines.

    Since I am not going to buy it anyways, there is a piston manufacturer in Michigan selling a 2003 LX-0 5AX with robot...
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    Thanks - I think I like it but I have gotten some...

    Thanks - I think I like it but I have gotten some pretty surprising phone calls from customers about how happy they are with the quality of what I've been sending and that is with the finish you see...
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    Kinda cool product for an old engine - Ford...

    Kinda cool product for an old engine - Ford Flathead 24-bolt. Playing around with a NAMpower brush for the tops of the plates - might go back to hand scotchbrite butb we'll see.
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    This is different state to state (only two states...

    This is different state to state (only two states remained directly under EPA last I looked, all others are authorized agents under RCRA); for instance, in WI as long as there is no free flowing oil...
  9. An LLC with a single member is a "disregarded...

    An LLC with a single member is a "disregarded entity" and treated as a sole proprietorship for tax purposes while retaining other benefits of the corporation. You file annually on your 1040 under...
  10. Just wanted to touch on this... a corporation can...

    Just wanted to touch on this... a corporation can be a sole proprietorship, and many are.
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    I'm using Endpoint Solutions for the engineering,...

    I'm using Endpoint Solutions for the engineering, and I have a friend that worked there (actually we worked some of the same projects from different perspectives before we ever knew each other) so...
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    Yeah this is about liability and cost later on. ...

    Yeah this is about liability and cost later on. The bank was initially willing to just give the sellers a survey and call it a day, but the sellers don't have a clue. It was daddy's shop that they...
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    1200rpm (630SFM) was waaaay too fast. Spark...

    1200rpm (630SFM) was waaaay too fast. Spark show. Running 570-600rpm and 0.004ipt is working well at about 0.05" DOC, but I'm getting a ca. 0.001" step without taking a finish cut. I'll try...
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    I often have to cut with coolant since I don't...

    I often have to cut with coolant since I don't have air blast but for face milling I will be fine and can likely kick the RPM up. So I tend to keep the SFM low to keep the heat down. That said, I...
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    Nothing popped in the drilling that raised any...

    Nothing popped in the drilling that raised any eyebrows. PAHs in the fill used (the entire lot is built on fill) will be the biggest potential concern. PCBs in the water will be designated as...
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    I'd ramp down with a 0.125" high feed (or corner...

    I'd ramp down with a 0.125" high feed (or corner radius) end mill and then finish with a ball mill if needed (also with a shallow ramp).
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    Well the machine has a maximum of 36 ft.-lbs. at...

    Well the machine has a maximum of 36 ft.-lbs. at 1500rpm... should I start at maximum torque and just see what happens? I usually like to run the 2" face mill at about 800-900rpm in alloy steels. ...
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    Thanks for the replies! There are some crazy...

    Thanks for the replies!

    There are some crazy tight calls on these parts, so roughing, then heat treating, then finishing would have been a PITA. After talking to folks around here and at the heat...
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    4140 44HRc Face Milling

    I have always found 4140 annealed and pre-hard to LOVE SFM to get a good finish, both in turning and milling applications. I'm cutting material that has been hardened to 41-44HRc and not sure where...
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    Just got through my second JobBOSS training...

    Just got through my second JobBOSS training session and I'm past the sync and everything. A few teething issues but this seems like very capable software for the price (around $140 a month with the...
  21. I bought the Yukiwa for the old day job on a 700...

    I bought the Yukiwa for the old day job on a 700 and it was really nice. We built a 4140 riser for it to get larger square parts to be able to rotate. The R650 got a Nikken but I didn't spec that -...
  22. I have been told that unless you are doing...

    I have been told that unless you are doing complex surfacing FAST you do not need Mode BII. I know there was an IPM limit to Mode A - maybe 787IPM? But it was 40 blocks lookahead and there is no...
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    I get the feeling I'm going to wish I had taller...

    I get the feeling I'm going to wish I had taller ceilings in a few years... thanks again for sharing.
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    On a Speedio I would run that rigid with a form...

    On a Speedio I would run that rigid with a form tap at 6k RPM.
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    Try cancelling any dynamic offsets after the...

    Try cancelling any dynamic offsets after the initial retract and before the reposition, then calling them again after the rapids. On FANUC there is a parameter for how this is treated but obviously...
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