Guess what this is?

Discussion in 'CNC Machines' started by DMC, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

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    Prototype #6

    Please tell Shane Williams, since he inquired about it! :cool:

    Shane Williams
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    DMC Scott Hudson

  3. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    Currently under testing in your secret laboratory?
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  4. cadfan

    cadfan Moderator Staff Member

    i can post a pic for him. not sure he thinks its a oven?
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  5. Chris Silvoy

    Chris Silvoy Well-Known Member

    What size collets?
  6. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    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?
  7. Chris Silvoy

    Chris Silvoy Well-Known Member

    Very cool...and the tapered tool holders? Spindle power? I know its going to be good......
  8. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    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.
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  9. Chris Silvoy

    Chris Silvoy Well-Known Member

    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?

  10. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    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! 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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  11. Chris Silvoy

    Chris Silvoy Well-Known Member

  12. Chris Silvoy

    Chris Silvoy Well-Known Member

    Approaching one year since last post........
    Any new news?

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