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    I love just watching videos of CNC machines running. This company has a real nice set of online videos for their controller product but they are just full of cool maching footage. (I'm not endorsing nor am I affiated with the company yadda yadda)

    This page has short sections at the top but if you have some time watch the full length ones at the bottom.

    One of the coolest things I saw was it running a deep thread cycle on a mill using a syncronized spindle to rotate a tap forward and back while moving up and down to break chips.

    They also show digitizing with a probe and porting heads using a horizontal rotary and a rocking rig. I had never seen a setup like that.

    http://www.centroidcnc.com/video_catalog.html

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    The lathe videos have the tool over traveling way over to the home position.

    that could make the 40 second part drop down to 10 seconds, I see that all the time.

    the 40 second part could be done in 8-12 seconds.

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    • #3
      Yeah, I saw that site quite some time ago. Definitely cool looking. However, if you go over the the CNC section of the PM site, the general consensus is that Centroid is rather lacking in customer support (hit and miss at best) after the sale of a $10-15k system. Not where I'd want to be after dropping big bucks for what otherwise appears to be a very nice upgrade.

      Chad

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      • #4
        <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by tattoomike68:
        The lathe videos have the tool over traveling way over to the home position.

        that could make the 40 second part drop down to 10 seconds, I see that all the time.

        the 40 second part could be done in 8-12 seconds.
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        Taking a 40 second part to 8-12 seconds is nothing. Why I've taken many a 40 second part up to 40 minutes or more. What with measuring it 2-3x more often than needed, getting confused on diameter versus radius, breaking an insert, and the various other things that pass for productivity around my shop.

        I do like to watch those CNC videos though!

        Best,

        BW

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        • #5
          Check out this video:

          http://www.haascnc.com/news/new_files/vmc/GR-408.wmv
          Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

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          • #6
            Yeah it's fun to watch... The first hundred times. After that it just becomes work.


            HTRN

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            • #7
              I hate it when they cover the sound of the machine with music...

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