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    Wait, so it was the ball screws? Did you run a...

    Wait, so it was the ball screws? Did you run a ball bar test?
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    It has been a thought of mine for awhile. There...

    It has been a thought of mine for awhile. There is a reason I haven't done it. Mainly I just don't have the capital. I know there are many successful entrepreneurs who have started out in this same...
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    Why would you write a custom post when you could...

    Why would you write a custom post when you could just buy one specific to your machine for not that much money? Or just edit the generic fanuc post so that you're not writing it from scratch
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    Productivity has them for $812

    Productivity has them for $812
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    Man, even if you add $5/hr for all of those, a...

    Man, even if you add $5/hr for all of those, a Journeyman-level machinist should NOT be making only $26.56. You're expecting someone to devote 5 years of training to earn a mere $26/hour.
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    Even if you could just "buy a robot, BOOM you're...

    Even if you could just "buy a robot, BOOM you're in business" you still need to have highly technical and experienced staff to stand up that robotic cell, program the jobs that feed the robotic cell,...
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    Bone screws are expensive because they're...

    Bone screws are expensive because they're complex! I have 8 of them at home from when I had a plate in my clavicle. The hardware for that was a pricy aspect of my surgery, and for good reason. It...
  8. Health insurance and 401k are most certainly not...

    Health insurance and 401k are most certainly not "intangibles". Those are benefits that I consider make-or-break when it comes to a job, and additionally they are tangible enough that both 401k AND...
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    Here is a new data point for you guys to digest:...

    Here is a new data point for you guys to digest:

    Medical device manufacturer in my area hired a technical engineering recruiting firm to fill a position for an experienced CNC programmer (5-10...
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    I have Hurcos and I am curious about where you...

    I have Hurcos and I am curious about where you find this parameter? Is it in the Integrator Support Services?
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    Do they keep in heat? Im curious about these but...

    Do they keep in heat? Im curious about these but wonder if they hamper heat dissipation
  12. What do you mean "waiting for the whole package...

    What do you mean "waiting for the whole package of everything?"

    I would at least get off this forum and reach out directly to CGTech and start talking to sales or applications engineers. They...
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    I've been machining for over a decade and have...

    I've been machining for over a decade and have had some pretty decent crashes. I have never once broken a pull stud...so I am curious as well
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    I buy probably 75% of our stuff through...

    I buy probably 75% of our stuff through Productivity in CO because they carry so many brands and offer them at great prices. Redline tools makes HSS drills that might compare to the McMaster drills....
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    This dead horse has been beaten to a pulp. In...

    This dead horse has been beaten to a pulp.

    In short, AD has decided to kill their acquisitions and roll them into Fusion360. What that will look liek in the end in terms of performance and...
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    What was the quote out of curiosity?

    What was the quote out of curiosity?
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    Oh we're back to wages again. I feel like I...

    Oh we're back to wages again. I feel like I should write a treatise on the subject but I basically already did in another thread a couple weeks ago.

    It is really simple. If you want quality work,...
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    Not a hater IMO, this is the way. No shame in...

    Not a hater IMO, this is the way. No shame in regrinding a spindle.

    Can just get someone out there to grind it on the machine, no?
  19. Dont you have to pay extra to get the Postability...

    Dont you have to pay extra to get the Postability post linked to the MachSim environment? I'm guessing it isn't anywhere near as spendy as Vericut but it is a cost to consider.
  20. I didn't mean "overkill" in terms of price, i...

    I didn't mean "overkill" in terms of price, i meant overkill in terms of features and functionality. NX is a massive program that probably has a bunch of random things that OP doesn't need for a...
  21. Just so you know, when getting the mills into our...

    Just so you know, when getting the mills into our space we had to rip out the entire facade to our building and facility in order to do it, so if doing something like that is an option it might be...
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    Definitely makes sense. Mastercam added this...

    Definitely makes sense.

    Mastercam added this functionality in 2021 as well, and I have seen definite decrease in cycle time.

    This is a small move so it can only fit a small arc on there, but...
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    Don't put the machine in a corner! I...

    Don't put the machine in a corner!

    I re-levelled my Hurcos this past year and just to gain access to level the machine, youll want a solid few feet of space around the machine. Obviously you can...
  24. I went through a very similar buying process back...

    I went through a very similar buying process back when getting into multiaxis machining. Any shop I have toured locally runs Vericut on their multiaxis machines. The reason is simple - like you say,...
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    Very good post. One thing that the hardline hand...

    Very good post. One thing that the hardline hand coders are missing is that most shops aren't running 10K production. There are some large batch volume machining companies that specialize in that...
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