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    Not sure if Africa sorted you out but can export G-codes for mazatrol for you if you like

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    I haven't msg'd him yet. I have a link to the aforementioned file below:
    http://1drv.ms/1QHIwQp

    tc josh: The mazak 30M lathe would have capacity to complete the job i would image, if that is easier. Im keen to have a crack at doing it but dont know where to start. I knew the hitachi-seiki mill he traded in but the mazak is foreign to me. Can you to switch to a ISO G-code interface with the mazak or do you have to use the mazatrol and insert some sort of G-code snippet?

    i was thinking i may even be able to use the fastcam software for the plasma to generate the tool path from a dxf of then just add the stepping in the Z direction.

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    Yeah can do a bit of both, can program directly as iso, or call an iso progam in as a sub-program mid way through a mazatrol program. It's heaps easier to drill/bore/tap holes with mazatrol rather then through cam, so ill commonly do all the jigging through the controller then call in a sub-program from powermill to do all the profiling.

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    Oh k cool thanks. Ill have to dig out the manual and do some reading first too see if I can figure it out. Otherwise PM me a price to machine 1off and 5off.

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    Bridge pipe, bleed nipples and we are good to go
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    Nice one, did you manage to get seals sorted for them?
    xw Falcon 393 full race cam, NGK spark plugs.

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    Thanks Mate.

    Already have seals for this model. It is our two and six piston that we need seals for. Have been flat strap and will get on the blower with you guys asap

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    Coolness.
    xw Falcon 393 full race cam, NGK spark plugs.

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    Brypar, what kind of machines do you have?

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    various machines. Here is a one of our universal double a arm uprights. Accepts either a top or bottom steering arm link, roll centre adjustment shims and bosch speed sensor. Bearing used in this model is a Porsche Motorsport unit unit internal pulse ring…
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    various machines cool

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    Very specific

    Various axis mill.

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    I can get an Extron 4-axis mill for $30k.
    Worth getting? Hard to get work for?

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    I had a quick google, what controller? What rpm spindle, what travel XYZ, is it just added 4th axis turn table?

    If you are not making Ur own products I would say not to do it.

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    Sorry guys I don't head the Manufacturing Department hence the specific answer

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    Very specific

    Various axis mill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLAYA View Post
    I had a quick google, what controller? What rpm spindle, what travel XYZ, is it just added 4th axis turn table?

    If you are not making Ur own products I would say not to do it.
    Dunno x 3.
    But here's a screen capture from a video I took of it.
    I figure that's only about 100 jobs to pay it off, so I could do something like make alloy front wheel hubs for FT-86's or the like.
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    Fuck that, have a look at auctions, there is a shit load of places going under and there are deals to be had.

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    On their own thy are pretty useless. Need to be a part of a big setup to make sense.

    Just stocking the cupboard with carbide would probably set you back ten grand.

    I was at our new cnc bloke in Newcastle last week and he is charging $75 an hour for a big machining centre with a good bloke running it..
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    Hence where I said unless you are making your own stuff or fast as fuck don't bother.

    Carbide isn't that much, you could get the basics for a mill for about 1000 bucks.

    I have been making heaps of shit on my cnc lathe and if you are smart you can get tool holders for nothing if you get some carbides with it, like a few packs or if they are running a special.

    No one is spending money now at all.

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    A mate in the machining trade was telling me about all the machines coming up for auction lately, absolute boatloads of the bastards and no buyers. Don't buy the first one you see...
    “Buy the ticket, take the ride.’”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benonymous View Post
    A mate in the machining trade was telling me about all the machines coming up for auction lately, absolute boatloads of the bastards and no buyers. Don't buy the first one you see...
    Ta.
    I wasn't really planning on buying one (need to get a loan anyway) without some kind of reliable work lined up for it first.
    Just out of curiosity, got a link to some of the auctions?

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    Yup cnc jobbing work is fucked. We are pretty cheap and id say im somewhat good at what i do, just last week i was undercut by 30% on a decent sized job. Customer said i could still have the job if i could do the same price, i told him to go fuck himself.

    The most boring jobs seem to make the best money. My machine spends most of its time doing production runs of drilling clearance holes, or machining weld prep on big plates. But most od that just feeds on from plate steel supply being our main thing.

    Just need to start making my own products, fuck knows what though.

    I would like to add a 4th axis to my machine though. It would come in handy
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    Quote Originally Posted by tc josh View Post
    Yup cnc jobbing work is fucked. We are pretty cheap and id say im somewhat good at what i do, just last week i was undercut by 30% on a decent sized job. Customer said i could still have the job if i could do the same price, i told him to go fuck himself.

    The most boring jobs seem to make the best money. My machine spends most of its time doing production runs of drilling clearance holes, or machining weld prep on big plates. But most od that just feeds on from plate steel supply being our main thing.

    Just need to start making my own products, fuck knows what though.

    I would like to add a 4th axis to my machine though. It would come in handy
    want to make some brake caliper brackets? I just need to work out what calipers and discs I want to make for my AE86, should be able to sell.... not many of them.

    same offer goes to all the other guys in this thread with CNC machines, but you need to undercut tc josh by 30% so he can tell me to go fuck myself

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    Grays have a few 5 axis things coming up today, relatively cheap so far - if you're up for a programming challenge and want to spend a few grand on transport - then hope the bouncing around up the Pacific hwy doesn't cause the usual electrical gremlins! It's about now the kraut control manufacturer stops supporting their product for additional hardships.

    Did wonder about Ultimo as a new manufacturing centre unless there's a slab been poured in the old wool sheds recently.

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    Those machines have hidenhain controllers so will be supported pretty much for ever, but costs to get it fixed, I'm bidding on the bigger 5 axis

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    Dunno, something I've tried to fix, early/mid 90s HH, is no longer in inventory here or in the old country....obsolete chips and absolute zero interest as far as I can discern. Can get the boards from specialist supplier viehl(?), at a price, but still second-hand that might crap out next week.

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    U can't send it back to them? Even anilam is fully supported

    I suppose it us how they keep selling machines
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    Dad bought his first mill and lathe a few years ago when there was more mining work and guys were charging heaps. The cost of all the machined components for 3 of the laser buckets was the same as the price of the lathe. They were boring the tight tolerance holes in the thick plates with the slugger but now with the bigger mill all those holes get done with it. Now it would probably be a different story and that could be done outside much cheaper but you can't discount the convenience of being able to turn out any part u need when u need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gxxr View Post
    Dunno, something I've tried to fix, early/mid 90s HH, is no longer in inventory here or in the old country....obsolete chips and absolute zero interest as far as I can discern. Can get the boards from specialist supplier viehl(?), at a price, but still second-hand that might crap out next week.
    Give ya $50 for it.
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    Ha!

    There's still quite a bit of old shit out there no self respecting shop would consider if you keep an eye out. Was offered an old Aussie vmc a couple of years back, as long as it was removed, for zilch, toolchanges were glacial and rapids sun-dial territory and control that was probably lucky to reach double digit production numbers.

    Quote Originally Posted by PLAYA
    U can't send it back to them? Even anilam is fully supported

    I suppose it us how they keep selling machines
    Been a few instances of people sending stuff over, they look at it, say it's rooted and throw it away...and then you're totally screwed.

    Had good experience with fanuc spares (except for price!!) of that era, but must of been thousands of those compared to HH.

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