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    Newer DMG Mori machines are quite sensitive to...

    Newer DMG Mori machines are quite sensitive to things going wrong in a cut and will stop the machine before the real damage happens.

    If the spindle bogs down, it'll trip an "excessive speed...
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    I'm not too thrilled at the idea of a central...

    I'm not too thrilled at the idea of a central collection system. Without some sort of filtration right above the machine, the ducting is going to get gunked up with coolant residue very quickly and...
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    If there are people always in front of the...

    If there are people always in front of the machines, then #1.

    If the machines run unattended, which it looks like they do since the lathes all have barfeeders, then #2. Load all the bars from...
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    I like that! Did you make the center holder?

    I like that!

    Did you make the center holder?
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    Spring loaded with a straight shank. Live...

    Spring loaded with a straight shank.

    Live Centers On Riten Industries Inc.

    Although the centers are live, I still prefer to speed sync the spindles when turning.
  6. Soon... Yep, gearing up for a new...

    Soon...



    Yep, gearing up for a new Youtube channel that I hope to launch next year. Part machining, part woodworking. We'll see. I haven't had much time to spend in the garage. I've had a...
  7. My setup at home: 100A single phase breaker ->...

    My setup at home:

    100A single phase breaker -> 100A disconnect (non-fused) -> 20hp Phase Perfect -> 125A 3-phase subpanel -> 30A 3-phase breaker -> 1KVA bucking transformers (two required) 240V to...
  8. I like to feather the rapid override knob between...

    I like to feather the rapid override knob between 0 and 1%, while checking distance to go, and then up to 10-25% to speed things along during a long distance traverse.

    I find the jump from 0 to...
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    I have that exact Phase Perfect unit running off...

    I have that exact Phase Perfect unit running off a 100A single phase breaker in my garage. Wired with #2 copper THHN.

    100A breaker -> 100A disconnect -> PT-355 -> 125A 3-phase subpanel

    I can...
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    https://media.giphy.com/media/xT5LMLNCYwuVHE2NEY/g...

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  11. It boils down to the cost of labor. From the...

    It boils down to the cost of labor.

    From the buying side, one can finance a real machine, e.g. a Haas VF2 at $50K base price, for around $1K/month (60-72 month term). Add a couple hundred for...
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    All of our mills use the same common tool list....

    All of our mills use the same common tool list. The actual tools loaded in each machine differ depending on need.

    Our tool numbering system is as simple as it gets. A new tool gets the next...
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    Watch the Dan Gelbart video in the thread below.

    Watch the Dan Gelbart video in the thread below.
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    TL-1s are easily moved with a pallet jack. ...

    TL-1s are easily moved with a pallet jack.

    Push the TL-1 close to the ledge and prop it up on wood, level with the ledge.

    Then build an extension platform out of wood, also level with the...
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    DMG Mori NLX3000/1250. 4" bar, 49" max workpiece...

    DMG Mori NLX3000/1250. 4" bar, 49" max workpiece length.

    Configurable as a 2-axis, although more frequently optioned milling and Y-axis, so base price is going to be on the higher side.
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    Hype attracts 3rd party development from...

    Hype attracts 3rd party development from companies like Robotiq.

    UR as a platform with 3rd party hardware and software/apps can significantly increase the capabilities beyond simple pick and...
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    I checked in with him a few years ago. He's just...

    I checked in with him a few years ago. He's just perpetually busy AF.
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    Our current summer rate during peak hours,...

    Our current summer rate during peak hours, weekdays 4pm-9pm, is 50 cents per KWH. I don't remember if this is combined generation + delivery, or just generation. Whatever if it is, it's more than...
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    High torque spindles are offered by several of...

    High torque spindles are offered by several of the Japanese MTBs for their CAT50/HSK100 spindles in HMCs 630mm and larger. Our 2015/16 model year NHX6300 has a 450 lb-ft 8K spindle (standard). There...
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    One would have to be a psycho to mill with that.

    One would have to be a psycho to mill with that.
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    Refreshing to watch a 3D printing video where the...

    Refreshing to watch a 3D printing video where the guy talks about what it can't do!
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    Pound for pound, they're comparably expensive,...

    Pound for pound, they're comparably expensive, but easy to repurpose, facilitated by the lack of fencing requirement and ease of programming.

    They're ideal for low volume production that might...
  23. Doing it like that can give you a scalloped...

    Doing it like that can give you a scalloped finish.

    Figuring out max IPT is going to be somewhat similar to finding max IPR on a lathe.

    When your IPT is maxed out, you can go faster by...
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    UR16e Robot Announced

    No affiliation with Universal Robots.

    The 16kg/35lb limit opens up a lot of possibilities for us, and I'm sure a lot of other folks as well.


    https://youtu.be/hdlC1o-3ceo
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    What are the shapes and sizes of your bars? If...

    What are the shapes and sizes of your bars? If they're round, square, or hex, and can fit in a lathe, then perhaps a barfed lathe dedicated to chopping bars might work.

    With a saw, you're still...
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