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  1. I have been very happy with all the Amada saws I have used in the years. sorry no experience with Hydmech or specific models. hope that helps a little?
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    Bug? 2018

    not exactly the same motions but i have created planes in 2018 and went to the plane manager and no show? i found restarting mastercam makes them apear.
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    Compensation Poll - Take the poll

    yep, wasnt my money so did what he asked. +/- .003 was about the tightest except bores and we reamed or bored that. did a lot of spring passes etc to insure parts ran some time before cutter changes. also never roughed with a finisher never. he was pretty strict but shop ran smooth. I do tooling for a cheap a company now holding tenths with dull cutters on 1990's machine so comp and whatever other tricks i can pull out of my a$$ is a must lol I use wear comp just my choice of flavors..
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    Compensation Poll - Take the poll

    worked for a gent that approached it that way. couple of advantages, source code was forced to be out of the box post and run, operators did not chase comp around. if a cutter was not cutting to size they would simply load a new one. owner was good at keeping plenty of stock in brand new quality cutters. it was a very well run shop, had strict standards. any one with a little time at that shop could walk up to any job on any machine and know exactly what was what. just one way of doing things and it was not bad.
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    Possibly a dumb question.

    in the view option, top ribon. this is assuming you are using V2018
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    Haas blew up again

    I agree this could aleviate a few issues listed and maybe some undiscovered. correctly supported level, trammed machine is way undervalued or assumed by most.
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    Scrap carbide

    did this and was never contacted?? I just assumed they had bigger customers, i was upfront and told them I only have about 20lbs - one time deal with me i shut my shop down. said i might be able hook them up with the company i now work for. could be $$$$ ??
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    Haas question

    DNC? not elligant but a thought? I hear your pain
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    Haas blew up again

    Had an owner that insisted run just bellow max. I have been doing just that ever since, he was a very wise machinist and learned much from him. always looked at it as 10k or 9800 it really isnt that much of a % at the end of the day. BTW I personally have had very good luck with spindles. only had maybe 3 smoke on me in 35 years. of course i was not exclusive to every machine along the way so when someone smoked a spindle on a machine i have worked in the past does not say it was him or visa versa.... 5 years on the haas i personally owned and it was smooth as silk when i sold it. I babied that thing most of the time, it was my time and my dime.
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    Haas blew up again

    I have worked for two shops that ran multiple Haas machines. 1st one went through a spindle or two between 6 machines about every two years. the other shop would blow a spindle out about every 3 months between 7-8 machines. 1st shop had pretty good machinists very few crashes and approached their jobs in a shallow high speed way. 2nd shop had less than talented machinists at least one crash a day and approached their jobs with full depth old school ways.
  11. learn something every day, thanks all
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    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.
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    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?
  15. 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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