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    Guys... FYI.. I have owned/sold dozens of...

    Guys...
    FYI.. I have owned/sold dozens of Chinese spindles from .8kw (1hp) to 3.7kw (5hp). I have been very fortunate, or lets say for the most part my customers have been, in that there has only...
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    Brady has been one of my long-time mentors. A...

    Brady has been one of my long-time mentors. A mentorship that morphed into a great friendship. We have collaborated on projects and swapped services for a decade and a half. I have referred him to...
  3. Roger... Ask your lathe guy what CAD/CAM program...

    Roger...
    Ask your lathe guy what CAD/CAM program they use. They may be able to point you in the direction of a CAD guy that can draw up your parts.
  4. None of the Vectric products are compatible for...

    None of the Vectric products are compatible for use with a CNC lathe
  5. Like you I do better with a 2d dwg than a 3d...

    Like you I do better with a 2d dwg than a 3d model, but the world is changing. For the long term I would look at SolidWorks or an Autodesk product, maybe inventor. In the short term, you might want...
  6. "Gary - will this be a software update/patch for...

    "Gary - will this be a software update/patch for existing CNC12 users, or a new updated version of CNC12? What is the upgrade cost for existing CNC12 users?
    Thanks, David"

    David...
    As far as I...
  7. Ben... If you send me the serial number of the...

    Ben...
    If you send me the serial number of the controller that you have I can tell you what your upgrade options are.

    You can send it to my email: gcnc411@gmail.com
  8. Brian... It's simply a package that CNC Depot is...

    Brian...
    It's simply a package that CNC Depot is investigating. That's about all I can say about it at this time. The real answer is that no one in the know sets up an ATC without servos, or at...
  9. David, etal..... In the next couple months I...

    David, etal.....
    In the next couple months I will be working with the Centroid software development team to build/improve the Router ATC program. Actually it doesnt really need improvement in...
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    If you scroll down, nesting only is under $50

    If you scroll down, nesting only is under $50
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    There may be some options for you here: ...

    There may be some options for you here: CabinetPartsPro

    Ryan has a stand-alone nesting program down the page that has a few limitations may be just what you are looking for.
  12. If the OP were to have contacted me, and he...

    If the OP were to have contacted me, and he didn't, I would have suggested that due to the size of the parts and especially because of the difficulties in holding parts that size, to have them cut on...
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    + 1 to this advice

    + 1 to this advice
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    1) For the most part "Tiling" is a function of...

    1) For the most part "Tiling" is a function of your design (CAM) software. It has been an integral part of Vectric products for a number of years

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    3) It may be, but I have never been...
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    If you wish to continue using the ShopBot Control...

    If you wish to continue using the ShopBot Control Software, then your options are finding a used controller or purchase a new unit from ShopBot.

    If you are open to other controllers there are a...
  16. +1 to what Kevin says.... and while you're at do...

    +1 to what Kevin says.... and while you're at do these real world tests:

    Make a straight line cut 3-4" long with a 1/4" bit slow speed, mid-hi rpm and measure the slot to find out what diameter...
  17. Matt... Your assumptions are correct, but you...

    Matt...
    Your assumptions are correct, but you are missing what may be the most important spec: The ability of the machine frame to withstand cutting force, i.e., deflection. This affects the...
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    Are you aware that no material I know of expands...

    Are you aware that no material I know of expands and contracts more with humidistatic changes than MDF? Make sure that you surface often
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    Vince... Good question, but the complete answer...

    Vince...
    Good question, but the complete answer would be longer than I care to type. Todays industrial controllers have virtually all the features, but the real magic is in how the processing takes...
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    There are 2 answers to this question. One: ...

    There are 2 answers to this question.
    One: Being very new (your words) you can benefit from both the complete package, i.e., all parts provided with few questions to answer and from the one stop...
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    Agreed. If you wish to put motors capable of...

    Agreed. If you wish to put motors capable of 1/10,000th resolution on a frame capable of holding .003-.005" tolerance to cut a material (wood) that is +/- .010" (at best) to .030" (normal) after...
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    Not really, unless you just want to tinker with...

    Not really, unless you just want to tinker with parts that cost 4 times as much. And then there is the issue of structural flex. If we are talking about an extrusion machine here, they are not...
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    Dan: "I'm totally lost on what you were talking...

    Dan:
    "I'm totally lost on what you were talking about. Is that another company that makes a cnc controller ?"

    Centroid is a US based company that makes industrial controllers. (since the mid...
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    One other option, AVID with Centroid controller....

    One other option, AVID with Centroid controller. The closed loop NEMA 34 system for AVID was our best seller for 2020-21
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    Plus one to Brady and Mark's comments. I have...

    Plus one to Brady and Mark's comments. I have built a dual rotary machine for an individual that makes custom shotgun stocks. His claim to fame is canting the butt stock left or right off the gun...
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