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    I was thinking the Fanucs allowed you to lockout...

    I was thinking the Fanucs allowed you to lockout opposing pockets for large tool, Kinda like the oversized tool function on Haas.
  2. Architectural software recommendations other than mechanical CAD

    I never thought I would be asking for a Cad recommendation here but until a few weeks ago I never tried to 3d model a house in solidworks.

    Certain things in SW just annoy me and one is 3d sketch....
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    I don't know,,, Al's been here a long time and...

    I don't know,,, Al's been here a long time and when someone has a BobCad question he's usually on top of it. There has been a few times that some post were questionable as to if it was an attempt at...
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    If you're that green to manufacturing just send...

    If you're that green to manufacturing just send it over to my shop in Zhongshan or Foshan. Machining is not just something you pick up from a book and automated machining takes many years of hands...
  5. You think that's bad just be thankful you're not...

    You think that's bad just be thankful you're not on a mac. Catalina is their latest release and it is 32 bit verses all the previous versions were 64. None of my old software will run on it....
  6. This reminds me of when AD actually bought...

    This reminds me of when AD actually bought Delcam. You have Featurecam, Powermill, PowerShape, PowerInspect, and Partmaker. All top notch programs years ahead of where Fusion will be many years from...
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    Nothing wrong with negotiating with the HFO....

    Nothing wrong with negotiating with the HFO. Thats Build A Quote on the Haas website is just a starting point. On single machines I get 20% off base price and options always. Anytime I ordered three...
  8. Run without Wifi. Be stored on a server ITAR...

    Run without Wifi.
    Be stored on a server
    ITAR Compliant
    Does not violate customer NDA's


    While I agree that is an insane price for a basic 2.5 package the fact is, If one is a government...
  9. If Feeler had the support Haas does I would have...

    If Feeler had the support Haas does I would have a hard time choosing. At Star I had (4) Feeler VMP23-A's and they were little beast of machines. Heavy, Plenty of power, Heavy spindles, Just all...
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    Hah!!! I got a precision mass produced chinese...

    Hah!!! I got a precision mass produced chinese injection molded ink pen complete with silk screen logo and a lid!
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    Ultra precision instrument held in place by...

    Ultra precision instrument held in place by magnets on machines full of metal chips, What could possibly go wrong? The concept is a good idea but the application leaves too many variables to go...
  12. The Pinnacle is just another Taichung rebenaded...

    The Pinnacle is just another Taichung rebenaded machine popped out at the same factory that makes Johnford, Mighty Viper, Acra, Smart CNC, and several other brands. This is good and bad at the same...
  13. Yeppers, Surfcam dongle blew out. I didn't have...

    Yeppers, Surfcam dongle blew out. I didn't have maintenance since it was a basic 3X seat. Dongle died, Called Vero up and they wanted all the back maintenance paid up to date then a replacement fee....
  14. Umm, Didn't complain. I just showcased what could...

    Umm, Didn't complain. I just showcased what could happen when one falls for the "Cheap" idea of running a machine shop. If you're a fusion fan boy taking taking it in the tailpipe from AD and Titan...
  15. Sorry sweetheart, I use Esprit and Creo.

    Sorry sweetheart, I use Esprit and Creo.
  16. Autodesk kicking the tires on removing future options based on license type.

    Just as Fusion 360 gets on a same level as BobCad they seem to want to find out the repercussions of turning off options. I was just reading the flyer that came out for October and the hobbyins...
  17. Not trying to hijack your thread but when you say...

    Not trying to hijack your thread but when you say thin walled parts are you talking about a part with thin interior walls or profile walls? When I do thin wall stuff I use that 2 part spray foam...
  18. Seems like you know what you are talking about...

    Seems like you know what you are talking about with voltages. What kind of power do you have coming in to your shop? I mean, are you on a residential transformer or comercial? If comercial are you on...
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    One of my biggest blunders in purchasing machines...

    One of my biggest blunders in purchasing machines over the years was ordering (5) ST-20Y's with that hybrid turret. That is the biggest cluster FK in the history of turret cluster FKs! I thought they...
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    I've been saying this since they released Fusion....

    I've been saying this since they released Fusion. This violates every NDA I have ever read, Users are directly giving data to a 3rd party. I started a thread on the Forums on the AD website a few...
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    Another Vote for Hyundai Wia. Haas lathes...

    Another Vote for Hyundai Wia.

    Haas lathes just have a crappy tailstock in general. Constantly having to walk out the taper (Even on production jobs). I won't buy another one.

    For a simple 2X...
  22. You're right, should have reworded that. This is...

    You're right, should have reworded that. This is borderline dangerous!
  23. Just a stupid question, But did you press reset...

    Just a stupid question, But did you press reset after releasing the E-Stop?


    Alarm: 102 SERVOS OFF
    Haas Alarm Description:
    Indicates that the servo motors are off, the tool changer is...
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    Nope Nope Nope, Run away. The machine is made in...

    Nope Nope Nope, Run away. The machine is made in Taichung at the same place that makes Hurco and Johnford as well as several other rebranded machines all the same. Absolutely a POS, you can search my...
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    PEEK loves to be heat treated. a small house hold...

    PEEK loves to be heat treated. a small house hold oven works fine but has a boat load of soak times. After that,just imagine a 4140 pre hard in plastic. Chip control is great and holds size lovely.
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