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  1. alek95

    Coated vs Uncoated Certmet?

    The only problem that I have is that for most parts that I run (everything I do is barfeed), I'm limited by machine RPMs. I often can't reach the optimum surface speed.
  2. alek95

    Coated vs Uncoated Certmet?

    I got ahold of an engineer at Mitsubishi materials and they told me the exact same thing. They told me to go with uncoated when surface finish is higher priority, and to go coated when dimensional tolerance is higher priority. He explained that the uncoated cermet has self sharpening...
  3. alek95

    What if Haas built a Baxis Millturn?

    Extra points if it has a good thru-bore size. Seems all the entry level and compact millturn centers have a bar working diameter of 50 or 65mm. If you need a 80mm or larger machine, they cost 1 million+ and are 20 more machine than is needed for these applications.
  4. alek95

    What if Haas built a Baxis Millturn?

    Sure, but it has to have capto interface, subspindle, barfeed support, etc. Like a real mill-turn.
  5. alek95

    What if Haas built a Baxis Millturn?

    Slow day on PM so I wanted to ask: would you want a Haas mill-turn machine? Imagine if Haas built an Integrex or Puma SMX competitor. What would your reaction be?
  6. alek95

    Learning to get a better face mill surface finish on 6061 within my machine's limitations - TM2P

    I think his machine might be limited to 6000rpm.
  7. alek95

    to scrap everything and start over or keep slogging along?

    Most threads like these are fairly pointless except for the entertainment value. How can strangers on the internet know what is best for OP's business? OP should sit down and try to figure out what is the most economical choice for his business by looking at all the opportunity costs...
  8. alek95

    Learning to get a better face mill surface finish on 6061 within my machine's limitations - TM2P

    252 ipm on a finish pass? Thats too much. Try 50 and then go up from there depending on how well the machine handles it.
  9. alek95

    to scrap everything and start over or keep slogging along?

    Ramsey has a lot of terrible advice for normal people, but it's good advice for "financial alcoholics", aka people who have major spending problems and who can't be trusted with credit cards.
  10. alek95

    Maker Funnies

    Back in my day they weren't called "makers", they were just kids that liked to tinker and make cool gadgets. :skep:
  11. alek95

    Coated vs Uncoated Certmet?

    Hi Everyone, I have a need to do a finish boring operation on a production part. The material is 1045. Currently the quantity is a couple hundred parts per month. I have a custom step drill coming in that will leave .015" material allowance (radial) for the finish operation, so I would...
  12. alek95

    SolidCam - 6 Months, no solution, no refund!!! Don't waste your money!!!

    Update: SolidCam guys wrote in an email that they are aware about practical machinist. But it doesn't seem like they will make an appearance to let us know their side of the story.
  13. alek95

    SolidCam - 6 Months, no solution, no refund!!! Don't waste your money!!!

    Ok I let the solidcam team know that they got this guy real angry and I invited them to come to the site to let us know their side of the story.
  14. alek95

    SolidCam - 6 Months, no solution, no refund!!! Don't waste your money!!!

    Honestly it's an asshole move to doxx private individuals on the internet like this. Sure, name and shame the company but this is asshole behavior.
  15. alek95

    fusion 360 or something better?

    If all you want to do is simple 2.5 and 3 axis work on your Haas mills, I think Fusion is your best choice for CAM.
  16. alek95

    AI Cam whats out there

    @Marvel Respectfully, I don't think anything you mentioned can be considered AI because (correct me if I'm wrong) those things are just instructions given by humans (either by the programmer or by the user). Basically a long list of if-then statements. From my very basic understanding, for...
  17. alek95

    AI Cam whats out there

    I don't think that Camworks can be considered "artificial intelligence" or machine learning. The software is programmed to recognize solidworks features, and then uses the TechDB (trained by the user) to create an operations plan. Although it is certainly a time saving tool, every single step...
  18. alek95

    SolidCam - 6 Months, no solution, no refund!!! Don't waste your money!!!

    It's a he-said she-said situation. Maybe they screwed you over (not the first time a CAM software seller does that) Maybe you guys are incompetent and are unable to properly use the CAM software (definitely not the first time that has happened either).
  19. alek95

    SolidCam - 6 Months, no solution, no refund!!! Don't waste your money!!!

    Did you buy SolidCam direct? Usually it's resellers that give shitty post processors. I've seen two companies get absolutely shit Camworks post processors from Hawk Ridge for turn-mill machines.
  20. alek95

    Haas DC-1 thoughts

    Nobody minds hearing it from you once, twice, or three times. But you sound like a broken record player repeating the same shit every day for years. Posting your photos every conceivable chance you can get. That's when it starts getting on peoples nerves. We all fucking know that we can buy...
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