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    sorry dont know how i missed this post. you're...

    sorry dont know how i missed this post.

    you're on the right track, we ended up getting a Yama-seiki y axis sub spindle lathe for turning the blanks (and some secret additional work) for the...
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    to expand a bit on the topic, any thoughts on...

    to expand a bit on the topic, any thoughts on Mill/turn with hypermill or the before mentioned cam packages? we just added a lathe with sub spindle, live tooling, and y axis. trying to see if...
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    oh for sure, we're not expecting to become...

    oh for sure, we're not expecting to become experts in 4 days, hopefully at least familiar with the interface and what does what. well aware it'll take a long time to become proficient in it.
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    we'll have 4 days of one on one training with...

    we'll have 4 days of one on one training with their AE, think that'll be enough to get a decent hang of it.
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    yes, their experience is that it can be faster,...

    yes, their experience is that it can be faster, but we didnt really touch on that too much, mostly concentrated on our wheels.

    it makes sense though since you can do a lot bigger stepovers and...
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    so the integrated into solidworks package is 4k...

    so the integrated into solidworks package is 4k cheaper than a standalone (basically comes with hypercadS)

    right, thats a dedicated package for CW's using all kinds of barrel/taper tools.
    their...
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    just got the demo from hypermill today, and we...

    just got the demo from hypermill today, and we were impressed. 24k for hypermill for solidworks, expert 5 axis multi blade, 2d/3d/hsc cam functions, internal simulation, hyperview simulation, tool...
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    more flexibility with CAM softwares would be a...

    more flexibility with CAM softwares would be a godsend! doubt we'll see it though :(
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    i'll gladly share my experience when we hit the...

    i'll gladly share my experience when we hit the road on this! gonna be exciting.
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    thats good to know! [email protected]

    thats good to know! [email protected]
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    hey brotha you dont gotta tell me about that! 50k...

    hey brotha you dont gotta tell me about that! 50k for cam is pretty absurd if you ask me...

    i didnt see the part that solidcam added blade and port machining toolpaths, thats pretty neat!
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    to be entirely fair, ive only used solidcam 2016...

    to be entirely fair, ive only used solidcam 2016 and not familiar with the new features they have out right now. but IIRC they dont have dedicated application toolpaths like for blisks, ports etc so...
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    interesting! we got a meeting/demo with them...

    interesting!
    we got a meeting/demo with them tomorrow, but the sales guy briefly told me their 3+2 setup+blisk package would be around 28k as a solidworks addon, standalone is 4k extra, other 5 axis...
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    yeah, autodesk is risking alienating a lot of...

    yeah, autodesk is risking alienating a lot of customers by going all cloud based due to ITAR reasons. it does have some benefits, but they dont outweigh the negatives IMO.
    one of the reasons i'm not...
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    yeah, i'm overall quite displeased with autodesk...

    yeah, i'm overall quite displeased with autodesk support in general. having to set an appointment to talk to someone is fucking absurd. i cannot put my business on hold to fix an issue with you...
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    we currently use fusion, and its great for simple...

    we currently use fusion, and its great for simple 3d stuff and i'm relatively happy with it for that. but the fact of the matter is, it blows donkey dick at 5 axis, so we mostly need a good system...
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    does anyone have concrete #'s for hypermill? i...

    does anyone have concrete #'s for hypermill? i had a brief conversation with a hypermill rep, i guess they're all in germany this week for training so we didnt get to talk in much detail, but i think...
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    i'm really unhappy with our MC reseller, about...

    i'm really unhappy with our MC reseller, about 99% sure we wont go with them just because of how they treated us in the quoting process.

    its such bullshit that you're stuck with the reseller that...
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    i know NX makes great code and has fantastic...

    i know NX makes great code and has fantastic simulation also. it could be a contender for sure, i dont know how good support is for it though.
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    how did you learn to use it? training from...

    how did you learn to use it? training from hypermill? how difficult was it to get used to the interface/controls?
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    5 axis cam package

    Hey all, so we're looking at purchasing a solid cam package to do complex 5 axis work with, compressor wheels and such. from the research i've done, the top 3 candidates are Hypermill, Mastercam and...
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