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    We have a 3100xly and i do all the programing on...

    We have a 3100xly and i do all the programing on the machine, Fanuc's conversational program is pretty easy to use. If you are doing 3d profiling you will probably need CAM but for simple stuff,...
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    FeatureCam will do it.

    FeatureCam will do it.
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    I don't have experience with those models but my...

    I don't have experience with those models but my work took delivery of a puma 3100xly about a month ago, and we are very happy with it. The build quality is very good and the apps guy that did our...
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    What model lathe do you have? Our new Puma 3100...

    What model lathe do you have? Our new Puma 3100 has a plugged 1/8 bsp port in the top and back of the external tool holders, these are actually plugs for the coolant passage drilling.
  5. He has a shop thread going here. A very small...

    He has a shop thread going here.
    A very small Shop for very small machines.
  6. Under Delcam we always got free posts. Has this...

    Under Delcam we always got free posts. Has this changed under Autodesk? or are you running a bootleg copy of featurecam and cant get support?
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    Shipping to Australia.

    Shipping to Australia.
  8. Thread: OSHA results

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    For some one not from America could you please...

    For some one not from America could you please explain why they were fined so much of carrying 4 hoses?
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    I'm a machinist in a job shop and i want pretty...

    I'm a machinist in a job shop and i want pretty pictures. So much easier to program on the control when you have a graphical interface.
  10. Thread: Big Mic's

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    We have mic's up to 1200mm in the style in the...

    We have mic's up to 1200mm in the style in the first link. thermal expansion from handling is a big problem, i scrapped a part because i wasn't aware of it at the start. I would recommend using...
  11. NYC CNC has some pretty good videos for beginners.

    NYC CNC has some pretty good videos for beginners.
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    Not sure if they are available over there in the...

    Not sure if they are available over there in the USA but the Taiwanese made "SunFirm" and "Kinwa/Ajax/ChinHung" have a extra bolt on tool post that will take a 125mm/5" bar. they are available in bed...
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    That would be ok. I have also fitted tyre type...

    That would be ok. I have also fitted tyre type couplings on a 200hp 3000rpm pump. Have also used a pin and bush coupling to drive a 250kva genset. Just a matter of getting a size that will handle the...
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    Which head did that question come from?:D

    Which head did that question come from?:D
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    Aready have a genset with a detroit on it. have...

    Aready have a genset with a detroit on it. have to get that co2 in the atmosphere some how.:D
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    Are you trying to solve Australia's power...

    Are you trying to solve Australia's power problems? one small generator at a time:D
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    Thanks for the reply's. The boss sent the PO for...

    Thanks for the reply's. The boss sent the PO for the lathe, so in 3-4months i get to have some fun with a live tool lathe.
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    One thing to consider is cooling the gearbox. you...

    One thing to consider is cooling the gearbox. you might want to consider a finned heat sink section on the gearbox housing.
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    Eppinger Preci-Flex

    Do any of you guys use Eppinger Preci-Flex live tools? What do you think of it? We are a job shop and are looking at getting a Doosan 3100 with this tooling system. We are thinking we can have a few...
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    Shouldn't be a problem. The machine we are...

    Shouldn't be a problem. The machine we are replacing is a very old M4 with T1 controller, and the local mazak distributor has always been able to fix it fairly quickly. We have never had dealings...
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    Yes, we used a high strength 2 part epoxy glue...

    Yes, we used a high strength 2 part epoxy glue recommended by the manufacturer.
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    We replaced some old asbestos reinforced slide...

    We replaced some old asbestos reinforced slide way material on a vertical borer with vesconite a couple of years ago and it is working very well. Not sure what you are using it on but in our...
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    Thanks for your thoughts. Yeah have to agree...

    Thanks for your thoughts.
    Yeah have to agree with you about Manual Guide I, it's pretty clunky but it does what i need it to do on the lathe we have it on.
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    So is Okuma's conversational side like Fanuc's...

    So is Okuma's conversational side like Fanuc's Manual guide i?
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    Just wondering why it is better?

    Just wondering why it is better?
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