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    I've heard you say that before... so I tried...

    I've heard you say that before... so I tried getting a decent wall finish out of the Diamondback, and it was a total no-go. How anyone could use that as a "finished" surface is totally beyond me.
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    The SolidEdge paradigm of weird modal workspaces...

    The SolidEdge paradigm of weird modal workspaces is kinda frustrating. Especially because NX exists as irrefutable proof that all of that bullshit is 100% unnecessary. The best thing about SolidEdge...
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    I was also a bit turned on by the new iHMI...

    I was also a bit turned on by the new iHMI Robodrills when I first saw them, but the Speedio was priced way better.

    Then this big local outfit was in a crisis and needed a hands on person to set...
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    The statement “In my world” sort of tacitly...

    The statement “In my world” sort of tacitly implies that I recognize mine isn’t the only perspective.

    Look, this thread was about Haas vs Doosan/Fanuc. It has gone off the rails into Fanuc control...
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    These are current model Robodrills, so Fanuc is...

    These are current model Robodrills, so Fanuc is the MTB.

    Look, I’m not saying a Fanuc is hard or anything, but can we all kinda admit that it is an impressive pile of hacks built up over decades...
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    I spend a lot of time setting up Robodrills and...

    I spend a lot of time setting up Robodrills and Speedios for production. Deep in the gubbins of the control, setting fiddly parameters, doing repetitive test cuts, tweaking to the n-th degree.
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    Because we aren't talking about 10 year old...

    Because we aren't talking about 10 year old controls, we are talking about new machines, with new controls, under warranty and all destined to be well supported for the next decade.

    If part of the...
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    As a prototype outfit? More keystrokes and...

    As a prototype outfit? More keystrokes and inscrutable user interfaces == more opportunity for a value to get fat-fingered, an option to be missed, a step to be bungled and a crash to happen. Yes,...
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    This isn’t football practice. I’m here to make...

    This isn’t football practice. I’m here to make parts, and why the hell should I put up with inefficiencies, unnecessary complexity, and stupid limitations all because Fanuc can’t be bothered to build...
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    The lack of a desire to eat a gun every time you...

    The lack of a desire to eat a gun every time you use the Fanuc control is Heidenhain's main feature.
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    They are, but it is something like $10k over the...

    They are, but it is something like $10k over the Fanuc (worth it), and that will be a special order machine so you've got yourself a 5-6 month wait on it.
  12. Siemens is notorious about going after pirated...

    Siemens is notorious about going after pirated copies of NX. They have multiple anti-piracy systems in place, including a chain of custody for every NX file. You can run it on an air gapped system,...
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    Not much of a 304 machinist, but I have a project...

    Not much of a 304 machinist, but I have a project with a 1" diameter, .125" wide, .125" deep slot in 17-4PH. The bigger challenge is that I need .5" of tool stick-out to get to the top of the...
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    They should. If they insist on charging you for a...

    They should. If they insist on charging you for a service call, remind them that lots of west coast users just have Andy's apps guys send them a link to download it. There is nothing technical about...
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    It is a fair point, but it is also true that...

    It is a fair point, but it is also true that Brother is actively responding to this concern on a level I think no other MTB ever would.

    They built these machines as race cars, for Apple scale...
  16. The NX CAD side is more expensive than SolidWorks...

    The NX CAD side is more expensive than SolidWorks if you buy it as a standalone seat. I am sure it always will be, and it is absolutely worth the price premium of a few $k (IMHO, and I was a...
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    In complex production, my preference is to 100%...

    In complex production, my preference is to 100% avoid Finger CAM, and instead modify the post processor to give the exact code we want with 100% reliability.

    In NX, we have a "Method" assigned to...
  18. You really don't need to worry about it. Renishaw...

    You really don't need to worry about it. Renishaw has run Robodrills for some time; they are quite aware of what turret machines put their probes through (both Z axis acceleration, and the general...
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    I've been bugging Yamazen for some time now that...

    I've been bugging Yamazen for some time now that two things need to happen:

    1- Part of the instillation procedure needs to be setting up the new high accuracy stuff, thermal comp, and turning off...
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    You should get the V10 firmware, plug in some...

    You should get the V10 firmware, plug in some parameters, and the Speedio now acts like a Haas with regard to high accuracy. With the new system, you can set the machine to automatically run all code...
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    A servo driven turret is still pretty damn...

    A servo driven turret is still pretty damn simple, and it can be significantly faster. The core tool release/capture is still driven by a dog on the draw bar that engages a catch, driven by Z axis...
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    The face mill looks like a Big Kaiser Speed...

    The face mill looks like a Big Kaiser Speed Finisher. PCD inserts in height adjustable pockets, much like the Sandvik Century. Nice thing about the Big Kaiser version is that they built a fixture...
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    The current S series X1 machines are .9 seconds...

    The current S series X1 machines are .9 seconds raw tool change, 1.5 seconds chip-to-chip. The X2 machines have a handful of upgrades, but shave off .1 seconds (.8/1.3).

    You do lose about .7...
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    Andy's number is way low. I have one Speedio...

    Andy's number is way low.

    I have one Speedio cell doing a 45 second cycle time steel part with 8 tool changes. 2 machines, sharing a robot/infeed system, loaded in about 15 seconds. Running 24/7...
  25. JFC dude... melodramatic much? If you've...

    JFC dude... melodramatic much?

    If you've honestly spent "hundreds" of hours on a minor issue that can be fixed by bumping an offset, how the hell do you stay in business?
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