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    Nice read - that is truly exceptional, and a...

    Nice read - that is truly exceptional, and a business that supports it's customers like that absolutely deserves these kinds of accolades.

    If only more were like that.

    Unfortunately, too many...
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    A controversial suggestion, due to the Autodesk...

    A controversial suggestion, due to the Autodesk factor, but Featurecam has an extremely comprehensive and developed API, with built in VB editor, lots of examples, and pretty decent documentation....
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    Kinda have to disagree with this. We have a...

    Kinda have to disagree with this.

    We have a shop full of nice cnc machines, from basic 2 axis lathes up to a B axis mill turn and everything in between.

    We also have a single little Harrison...
  4. Threadmills will cut either hand. But there is...

    Threadmills will cut either hand.

    But there is a caveat - for a left hand thread you have to choose the lesser evil between conventional milling out of the hole, or climb milling into the hole.
  5. If you like to watch/listen to this kind of thing...

    If you like to watch/listen to this kind of thing on YT, you should check this guy out, he's one of my favourite channels of all topics and uploads new videos very frequently.

    He made this video...
  6. Reason is I have macros written for things like...

    Reason is I have macros written for things like doing blunt starts, helical oil grooves,custom probing routines etc. with a number of parameters, that frequently get called from MDI. It's just a bit...
  7. Nevermind, I found it. In case anybody ends up...

    Nevermind, I found it.

    In case anybody ends up here, it's 3232 #1

    ND9 When a program with a program number from 9000 to 9999 is being
    executed as a subprogram or macro program, the display of...
  8. Fanuc - display of macro during execution

    When you execute a macro with G65 or by custom G code the program run display traverses through the macro code as it would with any other program.

    Is there a parameter that can be set so that it...
  9. Hydraulic chucks (all hydraulic chucks) have an...

    Hydraulic chucks (all hydraulic chucks) have an expansion sleeve that only starts a bit further down the bore.

    The area where you're seeing the fretting on the tool is because it's not actually...
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    It's not a TG collet, the shape of the upper...

    It's not a TG collet, the shape of the upper taper / extraction groove is wrong.

    Doesn't look quite like a DIN 6388 (OZ / 450E) either

    My best guess is that it's a Big Kaiser NBC - New Baby...
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    My dad has, for some a reason, a really old Rank...

    My dad has, for some a reason, a really old Rank Taylor Hobson LVDT amplifier. I never knew what it was until quite recently when I bought a modern one myself. It never had any probes with it, so it...
  12. And, like you say yourself, 304 plate is the...

    And, like you say yourself, 304 plate is the worst of both worlds. Hardness, tensile, specific cutting force, work hardening all extremely inconsistent from one cubic inch to the next. Absolutely...
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    I was using an older version of NX (10.something...

    I was using an older version of NX (10.something I think), it would import SW parts as dumb solids. Not such a big deal tbh as the direct (synchronous) modelling tools in NX are so superior to those...
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    Yes, I have two 4k monitors and SW behaves...

    Yes, I have two 4k monitors and SW behaves normally on them without any HiDPI workarounds.

    It's slow about switching parts from the taskbar, it always was, but seems worse on 4k. You have to hover...
  15. I did not pay too much attention to the machine...

    I did not pay too much attention to the machine you're using when I wrote my first reply.

    Looks like all the UMC machines are plain 40 taper right? And presumably the whole spindle is a light...
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    I'm not familiar with that book, and google...

    I'm not familiar with that book, and google returns a few possibilities. Can you provide a link?



    That will be a backup plan I suppose, I'd rather not unless I absolutely have to, this machine...
  17. The second photo is just some high power...

    The second photo is just some high power resisters dissipating a lot of heat and charring the board - probably not an issue but it wouldn't hurt to pull, measure, and resolder them.

    The last photo...
  18. So you're running soluble oil in the Hardinges? ...

    So you're running soluble oil in the Hardinges?

    I feel like that is important - just about every modern cut off is optimised for soluble oil in that the chip former relies on the extremely rapid...
  19. Sandvik make precision boring heads on long...

    Sandvik make precision boring heads on long devibe bars similar to their silent bars for boring on a lathe.

    I have a 45-55mm one that is about 400mm long and like all their silent tools it works...
  20. Interested also. I have a 600 and don't...

    Interested also.

    I have a 600 and don't believe it has a brake, but I've never had any trouble taking decent (not crazy heavy) cuts on it.

    It barely gets used once in a blue moon anymore as all...
  21. I did, and thought that it would. I have used...

    I did, and thought that it would. I have used small insert drills in less than ideal machines/conditions enough to have a good feel for what has a chance of working and what doesn't.

    I still don't...
  22. I wouldn't hold your breath - I see he posted...

    I wouldn't hold your breath - I see he posted that it's rated at 1KW, power at the already reduced cutting data I posted is something like 2.5KW.
  23. Possibly. The downfeed of your radial drill...

    Possibly.

    The downfeed of your radial drill would probably crush his machine without even noticing, and the torque might well tear it in two, but go and put an indicator on the end of a drill with...
  24. A radial arm drill? What else would you expect? ...

    A radial arm drill? What else would you expect?

    Insert drills are self centreing in that they follow their own track and won't wander once established in the cut, provided that the shank is...
  25. To be fair, the only control I've ever run that...

    To be fair, the only control I've ever run that will happily let you command a move past a limit switch is Fanuc.
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