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  1. learn something every day, thanks all
  2. RaiderX

    Best toolholder for 1/8" shank tools?

    Just put some Technik slim fits in action. so far so good and how I love the reach.
  3. RaiderX

    quantity of programmers required rule of thumb?

    that's a loaded question I currently support 3 machines 3-5 axis, I am the designer on some, programmer on all, estimator on most, material manager-saw, tool designer, operator and setup guy. machines run about 20% efficiency. argh. that's the way they want to run the business and I enjoy the mix. I have supported up to 12 machines as programmer setup lead. that required a very, very good team all working together and we ran about 80% efficiency. just the two sides of the coin.
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    something is fishy here I have a xeon respectable puter at work and think it was in the 7 minute range on this. jus ran my i7 laptop nothing special and got 1 minute 36 seconds. what gives?
  5. yes I think sub programs and macro could be your friend regarding this. good to set up the structure up front if you are doing a lot of nesting.
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    machining stress

    rough plus ? flip rough plus.. rinse and repeat. thats the general approach but might find a little more help with more info.. what size, what type of features, how much material removal and what types of tools are you currently cutting with. dynamic machining helps a lot if it has application in your type of part.
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    laptop recommendation

    i have a Dell 1500 series at home. have done some light weight to mid level with it and seems to handle it ok. not my top recomendation but we all have different needs.
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    mind blown

    hang in there, was a painful transition for me but got there. I actually got so pee'd I set the new version aside for a couple months. too many pressing projects. but when I jumped back in the light bulb turned on and now dont want to go back.
  9. RaiderX

    Best toolholder for 1/8" shank tools?

    those look pretty slick but lists available in 1/4 3/8 1/2.. ? do they have other offerings?
  10. I have had success with parabolic high spiral cobalt drills. got to keep them sharp sharp. tall order in that material. also it is slow. high production I would look to other options.
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    316 Stainless Plate

    Does your stock have scale on it. if so cut flip cut flip rinse repeat until stable. if the is not working I have had luck using 1/2 carb end mill dynamic milling aprox. 10% step over high speed style. sounds insane but doesnt seem to put stress in the material. I think I was around 600 sfm 50-100 ipm ?
  12. I ran a Toyoda that detected tool breakage via tool contact. some kind of continuity check? just food for thought, I have no idea how this could be setup to your application.
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    Cut a contour twice without lifting.

    I think spring pass works as well?
  14. oh and no probes here... they crashed all of them

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