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    Brother Speedio S500X1 (Portland, OR)

    Bump, we'd like to get this sold in the next month.
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    Brother Speedio S500X1 (Portland, OR)

    Updated pictures: It looks like we have 431 operating hours on the machine.
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    Brother Speedio S500X1 (Portland, OR)

    OK guys, we're selling our S500X1. Located in Portland, Oregon 14 Tool 10k Standard Spindle ~450 operating hours, we hardly used this machine Metrol tool setter / breakage detector MPG 50L coolant tank Spindle is in excellent condition, never crashed, never pushed hard $68k for the machine We...
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    Ultrafine Laser cutting?

    You should be able to do it by using a backer plate. You have to have the material retained. Lasers require a purge gas flowing through the nozzle to keep the lense clean, and that high pressure gas would deform material that thick without a lot of support. At that thickness you'll need the...
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    Fiber laser cut quality dropping over short period of time

    Toolmaker's experience reminds me of a very weird experience we had with a new laser we put in service. If I remember right, we would get really poor cut quality on certain sides of parts and other sides would be great. It would cause burning in consistent ways, but ways that didn't make sense...
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    Fiber laser cut quality dropping over short period of time

    Forgive me it's been a while since I did laser troubleshooting but I'll share my thoughts. This strikes me as a lense issue. Our lense cleaning trigger would be when parts start to look like your 2nd part. We had multiple machines fed robotically off a material tower and could go home at 10pm...
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    I guess its time for me to start my own Home shop thread.

    My Speedio is rated 9.5 KVA, but I normally only see about 9 amps load most of the time it's cutting parts. At 195v that's 1,580W if I guess a .9PF. Your biggest draw will probably be your air compressor by far, and HVAC if you'll be using it.
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    When does NET30 start?

    Are you using the terms of the Net30? Additional interest charge for them paying late, discount for paying early?
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    I have a 2023 DNM5700. Is the coolant/chip management really supposed to be this terrible?

    Per what I've been told when asking about conveyors, you have the wrong conveyor for that type of chip.
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    Shrinking ID.

    If that is the only feature that's changing spec, is your tool moving in the turret?
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    I have a 2023 DNM5700. Is the coolant/chip management really supposed to be this terrible?

    Dang dude, we went from "I don't know what I'm doing and these chip thingies are weird" to "but check out this sick turbskie I made for funsies" in a couple of paragraphs. That's friggin rad. I don't know your machine, but chip management is a plague that few machines answer really well. Do you...
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    Economical low cost broaching Solution

    Have you considered milling a piece of HSS to shape and broaching it with your spindle after you use the high-feed? Or sticking a tiny grinding wheel in your machine spindle and grinding your own broach? Only 150 pcs in 4140, might be worth it for such a short run?
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    Where can I rent a pickup that allows more than 10000# trailer towing?

    I just looked at our local states, but it was easy enough to find for them. They also all had a "do I need a CDL" flowchart that helped, but the actual statement of the law was on the Class C license info. If you go looking specifically in the commercial law it's not as clear because there is a...
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    Where can I rent a pickup that allows more than 10000# trailer towing?

    It may now be irrelevant to this particular move but out of curiosity/necessity I looked up the legality of towing over 10k in Oregon, Idaho and Utah. All three make the same statement and use a similar flowchart. All three states DO PERMIT you to tow over 10k, so long as your Gross Combined...
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    Where can I rent a pickup that allows more than 10000# trailer towing?

    Can you have a rental forklift delivered for the job? My local rigger recommended I call Leavitt and have them drop a big pneumatic tire lift at my place if I wanted to DIY the last job I asked them about, and it seemed like a very economical option. Have you considered just asking a rigger how...
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    Where can I rent a pickup that allows more than 10000# trailer towing?

    Do you have access to two sections of steel plate you can trade off between as decking over the gravel, to leapfrog your way? "You know, like the Egyptians."
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    I guess its time for me to start my own Home shop thread.

    After a literal roof over the machinery and a floor to put them on, electricity is the most important factor in any shop. Are my points invalid? Is it really worth spending tens of thousands of dollars to provide a very questionable 'money-saving solution' that's going to have a useful life of...
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    Establishing a supply chain for your product + finance/accounting questions.

    Yeah feel free to reach out any time, happy to help within the bounds that I can. Frankly I know that we're talking about wire EDM's here, but this sounds like it might be a bar fed lathe part to me, ideally. Done-in-one machining, to spec, of a part that was able to be run on a knee mill? Bar...
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    Establishing a supply chain for your product + finance/accounting questions.

    I think you should consider NDA'ing someone knowledgeable and showing them what you're doing and ask them for advice. I was the laser supervisor for the largest stainless consumer in California. What issues were you having with the laser cutting? Edge quality? Tolerance? Oxidation...
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    Establishing a supply chain for your product + finance/accounting questions.

    Can you run a big facemill for such a shallow cut? How about vacuum fixturing so the part doesn't bow in the vice, if that's an issue? What machine are you milling these with? It sounds like the unique material finish/dimension and/or the blanchard grinding is the hangup, so I'd do everything I...
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