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  1. MillTurn environment does NOT replace Vericut and or NcSimul, it does come close, but It's not NC verification for sure. In my opinion you need both. Obviously the $$ is always an issue, but for easy of programming this machine I'd start with environment and get the vericut/ncsimul soon after
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    Inconel 625 & 718

    Ceramic for roughing and finishing, Greenleaf, seco, mitsubishi comes to mind for tooling. Forget about coolant...not even a drop, lol Count on spending 1-5 bucks per minute of cutting just for tooling, depending on what your part looks like.... Use tool life management on the machine....have several replacement sister tools on hand and such...FUN!
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    Verisurf Most Used Free Tools

    +1 to 3d PDF
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    matsura mx-520 pc4

    Listen to James and try Complete, especially since you already have it and paid for it.
  5. All those controls serve a purpose and I'm not going to knock one over the other...at least not too much The biggest differentiation by far is always the guy programming them. Most of the time they won't even matter, but in those special circumstances...it could be a difference between making a profit or not for the shop owner. There is also no excuse for a modern control to puke when reading large program and going thru thousands of lines of code at high rate of speed...not good. Changed my profile name, so I can say more
  6. Our local TC has been doing a very simple and not very scientific test on any control and machine combination we canput our hands on, usually in our own showroom. 10 inch diameter circle divided into .001" point to point moves and programmed at a very high feedrates. The results are fascinating.
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    That's as good of a description as I have ever seen. <cheers>
  8. Mechanically as tight and accurate as any in the market. Glass scales and all the good stuff. MUCH more improved over gen 2. With Siemens and Heidenain we recommend 6 decimal points code and let the control do the rest those DMU's are NOT entry machines. And they will take a CUT! . Look up Titan Gilroy videos of his DMU 50.... Hi James
  9. Another good choice is DMU 50 3rd gen with PH 150 (up to 24 pallets). Or get it with Erowa system (compact 80? or any other...) The big plus here is a choice of controls: Siemens, Heidenhain and Fanuc. For 5 axis I'd definitely go with either Siemens or Heidenhain...it's just freaking fast plus probing is second to none.
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    Camplete Setup

    Definitely get some training on this if you intend to use it. I wouldn't worry much about the post side, as hmc is simple enough, but you will likely find their simulation super helpfull...depending on the work you do. Their support is top notch too. I wish they worked closer with DMGMORI...that'd be a riot....if i will have any say in this...then sooner or later
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    Matsuura or Mitsui for Aerospace CNC

    Living the dream my friend, living the dream I was visiting your old stomping grounds in Cypress just last week
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    Matsuura or Mitsui for Aerospace CNC

    I'm pretty sure that Siemens and positive that Heidenhain monoblock DMUs have this built in. Good luck starting machine at high rpm.... it'll just sit there oiling and warming up the spindle and wait until all the sensors are "satisfied" . Throws some untrained operators for a fit Can't knock matsuuras, never had a problem with their 20k spindle.
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    Matsuura or Mitsui for Aerospace CNC

    I'm partial to DMU50, or even better DMU65 and above. Pretty much all our customers in our 3 state area are using those for aerospace parts. Alum to all the way to Inconel alloys. .0005" is tight for any equipment, so how machine deals with this will be critical. VCS Complete (Volumetric Calibration System) takes this to a next level....waaay above any 3dquickset stuff. It's like having 3 types of alignments on the machine that the operator can run at will: 1. Mechanical measurement of straightness and squareness 2. Lasertracer 3. Laser intererometer to compensate positioning errors Perfectly aligned machine geometry is the basis for volumetric accuracy. I'd highly recommend any of the DMU MonoBlock machines. Let me know if I can help you in any way.
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    Swiss Programming?

    Hi Aaron. We could use you next for a little show and tell
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    Swiss Programming?

    Hi Jason. Will that do?

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