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    Where did you get the 5000 user number from? ...

    Where did you get the 5000 user number from? That seems very, very low....
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    Just a side note to the whole right and wrong...

    Just a side note to the whole right and wrong thing here.
    If you are using a light box to compare parts to a drawing that is just bad practice. It might ok for woodworking, but precision...
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    My FDM printer(similar to ones that can use the...

    My FDM printer(similar to ones that can use the BASF material) use about 200w. So 10kw for 50. Thatís about the same as an average size VMC. We arenít talking about high powered laser sls machines...
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    I completely agree, I donít really see this as...

    I completely agree, I donít really see this as replacing machining anytime soon. Basic things like precision bearing bores are not possible with additive (yet). To me this replaces casting and...
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    Desktop metal printing gets cheaper

    Though this was interesting - BASF released a material for 3d printing metal parts on practically any desktop printer. They partnered with Ultimaker so essentially for $5k you can have the same...
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    +1 on the comments on set screws and alignment...

    +1 on the comments on set screws and alignment stuff. There are some very specific setup instructions for the OMP. Part of it is getting the stylus level- ie sweeping across it with a tenths...
  7. Thanks for the eBay listing! I wish mark forged...

    Thanks for the eBay listing! I wish mark forged showed even half of the info in that listing on their site. Then again if they did, they probably wouldn’t sell any printers.! I mean that argon gas...
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    Just because he hasnít registered with the SEC...

    Just because he hasnít registered with the SEC doesnít mean anything- not all small businesses have to register. And just because he hasnít made a website public, doesnít mean one isnít registered/...
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    Not sure I understand what is funny about the ad....

    Not sure I understand what is funny about the ad. Perhaps a bit poorly written but it looks like they are looking for 2 different jobs with salaries from $40-75k/ yr depending on experience? Does...
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    I have a 1.5 year old VM10 and it doesn't do...

    I have a 1.5 year old VM10 and it doesn't do that. If the machine is idle it uses no air for the spindle. I have a version with a 12k ceramic bearing dual contact spindle, so it might be slightly...
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    So- based on that chart you own a machine that...

    So- based on that chart you own a machine that you can’t program or set tools? How have you used the machine so far?
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    Like others have said, no need to plug holes. ...

    Like others have said, no need to plug holes. The unit needs to pull air through those gaps to clear put the machine enclosure. I have the 700 on top of my Hurco VM10 in a small shop. I would...
  13. There is a makerspace like the one being...

    There is a makerspace like the one being described by the OP in philly called Nextfab. They have some of the best equipment I have seen in these types of spaces- Haas VF3 SS, 8x12' 5axis flowjet,...
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    Sandvik makes indexable facemills with the RA245...

    Sandvik makes indexable facemills with the RA245 inserts that have "sweeper". You buy one different insert that has a long edge on the face side that is also about .002" proud of the other inserts. ...
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    I've got a Hurco VM10- I use the conversational...

    I've got a Hurco VM10- I use the conversational for really simple stuff and it's a breeze. Make sure you get the CAD import options as well as a dual screen (vmx might have that standard). Ive only...
  16. I have tried a few different insert types but the...

    I have tried a few different insert types but the Kennametal has been awesome for aluminum. They have a version that is integrated with a Cat40 taper - very rigid. I don't know the details about...
  17. I think custom toolmaking still has a place in a...

    I think custom toolmaking still has a place in a modern shop, but it's evolved from what it probably was 40 years ago. Teaching someone to make a 1-2-3 block is probably akin to having someone learn...
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    When I got a new VMC recently (Hurco) my dealer...

    When I got a new VMC recently (Hurco) my dealer said I can get a steep discount with some partnering tool companies for a large, one time tooling up purchase. I try and contact the local tool rep...
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    In the US single phase power to most residential...

    In the US single phase power to most residential / non 3 phase buildings is on two lines. Its actually 2 120V lines so that you can combine them and get 240V single for larger household items like...
  20. Think of the ballscrew as a long flexible thing. ...

    Think of the ballscrew as a long flexible thing. It's really critical where you put the fixed end and how it's supported. If you can't tension it you loose of stiffness. One option would be to...
  21. What the previous poster said was just what I was...

    What the previous poster said was just what I was typing!

    A ground ballscrew might be more expensive than a rolled screw with glass scale, etc. At those lengths you really have to pay attention...
  22. I hear you on the weight, but part of that ha so...

    I hear you on the weight, but part of that ha so to do with hurco being a generally compact machine design. When I was comparing my VM10 to a haas VF2 the VF2 has 4" more in the X travel but it's...
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    I have a 15hp Hurco VM10i running on the 20 hp...

    I have a 15hp Hurco VM10i running on the 20 hp Phase perfect model. I overbought a bit so I could eventually run a three phase compressor (kaeser / atlas, etc). Its fed from a 100amp subpanel in my...
  24. Have you checked out the Hurco VM30i? Dual...

    Have you checked out the Hurco VM30i? Dual contact spindle, easy control to learn with great built in simulation. It should be under $100k with options. 50 inch X travel with a 52" table. If all...
  25. Their are some interesting replies to this...

    Their are some interesting replies to this thread. I think it sort of breaks down to two replies - one is the engineering. The other is around the business plan.

    Ok- so engineering. So many...
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