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    We used Parlec brand 1" holders in BT30 from MSC...

    We used Parlec brand 1" holders in BT30 from MSC at the old day job with no problems.

    After running high feed mills for a while I fell in love with them for steel in the Speedios. I still used...
  2. The only time we had issues with this is when we...

    The only time we had issues with this is when we were spanning vises, and honestly it was usually no different than using parallels. I would rubber band the sets together in storage and then just...
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    Contact companies like Sandvik, Iscar, Seco, etc....

    Contact companies like Sandvik, Iscar, Seco, etc. and find out who you have locally that can give you applications support. I have the good luck of having a tooling supplier who deals with all my...
  4. Whenever I get an error and I'm already running...

    Whenever I get an error and I'm already running very small radius entry/exits, I also will hand program the G41/G42 to a linear move above the part.
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    Lang are fantastic, but they are significantly...

    Lang are fantastic, but they are significantly more expensive than others. I like sticking a Lang sub plate on the 4th and then putting the pull studs on any fixtures for super quick change-outs...
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    Our Tsugamis were set up to use radius in Polar...

    Our Tsugamis were set up to use radius in Polar mode as well - must be a FANUC parameter. Both 0i and 32i controllers.
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    It never occurred to me to send in lowball offers...

    It never occurred to me to send in lowball offers for the parts from china.
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    Try Boston Centerless?

    Try Boston Centerless?
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    It kinda blows my mind how much harder it seems...

    It kinda blows my mind how much harder it seems to be to get a deviation signed off in the machining world relative to pharma. We would routinely have a temperature go slightly out of range where we...
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    For what it's worth, if the iHMI is anything like...

    For what it's worth, if the iHMI is anything like the Matsuura version has been then it is really pretty nice (I think it is basically the same - an embedded Windows 7 machine with the custom GUI on...
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    Contact DP Technology directly and explain your...

    Contact DP Technology directly and explain your predicament. If you work with your new employer, you can probably get set up with the online access to the forum with their license.

    The Regional...
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    Well... I sent everything off to Radwell and...

    Well...

    I sent everything off to Radwell and then ended up getting really nervous about how they were handling it. The salesman listed everything I was sending on the quote so we'd have a record...
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    Sorry to be so late to this party. When this...

    Sorry to be so late to this party. When this happened on an S1000 at the old day job we sent everything (tool holder, stud parts, and tool) back to Frank and the heat treat and metallurgy were found...
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    If I am cutting fixtures (or soft jaws) and...

    If I am cutting fixtures (or soft jaws) and putting the parts in them, then I'll use pattern outputs from CAM and a single WCS zero since the machine will repeat. If it is something like vise work I...
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    Links to one of these opportunities? ...

    Links to one of these opportunities? Errrmmmmmm... asking for a friend.
  16. Jody is an amazing teacher. He reminds me a lot...

    Jody is an amazing teacher. He reminds me a lot of one of the PhD's I worked under right out of college. Very "down and dirty" but with the understanding of WHY a certain "simple" technique works...
  17. I meant to say... if you don't have some time of...

    I meant to say... if you don't have some time of air dryer, you're going to need a water separator for HVLP for sure.
  18. Ha! I was looking at used lasers today. I...

    Ha! I was looking at used lasers today. I learned the "buy once, cry once" lesson quite some time ago so no way Id' buy a Chicom machine for something like this. I found that there are plenty of...
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    So I was talking to some guys from a medical...

    So I was talking to some guys from a medical swiss shop and told them about some issues I had communicating some difficulties of some parts to someone in the old shop that hadn't touched a CNC since...
  20. I like form taps in 303 as long as it is good...

    I like form taps in 303 as long as it is good material.
  21. Thanks for the pointer - yes it does have one...

    Thanks for the pointer - yes it does have one feature that needs a 4th axis to put something on a 1-2" radius. I was ready to ship to the East Coast and back if someone would quote the work! LOL
  22. Couldn't find anyone with 4th axis capability to...

    Couldn't find anyone with 4th axis capability to quote this work. Frustrating! Still open to ideas in case I win the bid contingent on finding a laser shop.

    I am thinking maybe the right thing...
  23. If you're just doing one thing, a cheap Harbor...

    If you're just doing one thing, a cheap Harbor Freight HVLP will work fine for you. Get the Nice 3M cup liners, though.

    I did this with one of these cheapies and a gallon of rustoleum, thinned...
  24. I really wish I had painted the walls of my...

    I really wish I had painted the walls of my garage when I first put up insulation and OSB. Your shop looks great, thanks for sharing.
  25. John Saunders (NYC CNC) for sure. Maybe Jay...

    John Saunders (NYC CNC) for sure.

    Maybe Jay Pierson?

    In the world of Youtube channels, there are a lot of sponsorship and monetization deals going on. I found out what my old college buddy...
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