Discussion in 'CNC Machines' started by DMC, Dec 8, 2017.
Please tell Shane Williams, since he inquired about it!
Currently under testing in your secret laboratory?
i can post a pic for him. not sure he thinks its a oven?
What size collets?
Whatever you want.
Each tool holder has its own collet.
Can be 1/8th inch in some and 6mm mixed with 4mm and 3mm if you choose?
Very cool...and the tapered tool holders? Spindle power? I know its going to be good......
It is a new NSK spindle with tool holder style ATC.
Not a Single collet for all tools.
Way better design for many reasons.
No issues with auto-changing tools and having tool stuck in the collet or the tool magazine.
Better T.I.R. (runout) Longer tool life due to this.
Can choose much wider range of tools.
I know benefits, but others might not...great job...
Tribos, nut, heat shrink tool holders???
How easy will it be for lab to become machinist?
Common size tool holder and you have options of heat-shrink, or screw-nut, or press fit.
Recently added magnetic encoders (dust is not a problem). Not optical encoders.
Why make and sell something if it is not awesome!
So....it has taken a long time to get to awesome status.
Still a chance that the end product is too expensive compared to other table-top mills.
People may not understand the difference between choices and go for the mill with a cool name or low-price?
Could be a total failure as far as a product to sell. (For many reasons)
But, it would be a mill I would use and sell to people that are interested.
I just don't like the options we currently have to choose from.
I see a need for something new.
The AXSYS Versamill is almost good.....but lacking parts and support in USA and also no tool-holders.
That mill will suffer early death by failures when changing tools.
Messes up the spindle crashing with Two tools trying to go into the spindle. (WHOOPS!)
I hear reports of this all the time. For the money it costs, it should be a little better IMO.
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