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    The new cnc lathe has arrived.

    Nearly 6 months to get here, shes big and heavy, 8 tons, twin spindle multi axis lathe, took half the day to get it into the shop.
    Looking forward to getting it up and running, the last few months we have been having a really hard time keeping stock on the shelf.

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    Wow, very nice

    Can you post up a list of components/services you wish to offer forum members.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Wow, very nice

    Can you post up a list of components/services you wish to offer forum members.
    Everything we do at the moment is on the website DPT Machinists - DPT Machinists but we are going to be bringing out new products soon, will keep the forum posted.

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    Wow, that is very cool, wonder if I could hide one of those in my workshop without the Mrs noticing

    Did you have CNC machine before DPT ? Programming on that monster would be a steep learning curve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Wow, that is very cool, wonder if I could hide one of those in my workshop without the Mrs noticing

    Did you have CNC machine before DPT ? Programming on that monster would be a steep learning curve.
    Yup we did, much smaller and without live tooling Y axis and sub spindle, so the new one will be much more complex to program.
    We will have both lathes running for a few months just to get stock built up.

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    Aside from the cnc we will shortly be offering chambering and barrel fluting services.
    And most likly bedding at some stage.

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    Awesome, a good tool which I'm sure will help to continue your business's growth!
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    neat example of the kind of stuff you can do on a twin spindle lathe

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZdqo7blY-A

    scary technology
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    From old to new, 600ml coke bottle sitting on the tool turret of the old lathe and new lathe to give size comparison

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    AWESOME ............probly cost more than my house tho. Just out of interest .... how long would it take a experienced operator to set ( program ? ) the machine to make the sprocket flange in ebf's post.... not that I want one

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamsav View Post
    AWESOME ............probly cost more than my house tho. Just out of interest .... how long would it take a experienced operator to set ( program ? ) the machine to make the sprocket flange in ebf's post.... not that I want one
    Cost a lot more than mine! That one in the video would probably have to be done on cad first them cam the G code, something I cant do at the moment. But for someone good at it maybe an hour or so? then another hour or so to set the tools.

    I write all of my programs in G code, probably took 5 hours to write the program for the baffles and get it right, it takes me about two hours to set the tools for different programs, example: change between the rear section of the suppressor to the baffles.

    It is time consuming and not worth it for one offs, when I set the lathe we would do 500-1000 parts.

    The new lathe should be able to hold enough tools to allow me to run all of the suppressor parts without change tools, that will save a hell of a lot of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Wow, that is very cool, wonder if I could hide one of those in my workshop without the Mrs noticing
    No.

    Mrs Kiwi and I had coffee with her the other day.

    Fair to say she's onto you ... you should consider digging yourself a secret "room" under the house to hide all the stuff you buy
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    neat example of the kind of stuff you can do on a twin spindle lathe

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZdqo7blY-A

    scary technology
    @ebf

    Scary Good.

    With a Twin spindle lathe and a Five Axis Machine centre there is nothing you couldn't make.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LCaRqQ8Qf8

    Try and do that on a Cincinnati or Bridgeport.

    When I was an apprentice toolmaker we got the first CNC lathe in Hawkes Bay ...... Had to write the code on a ticker tape then tread this into the lathe.

    And I though that was out of this world.

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    Very nice, live tooling is cool. Guess you got bar feed n parts catcher? G codes are very interesting - used to use a small Mazack?
    That was very user friendly and they got a morseki? Not long before I left can't remember if it had the driven tailstock -she was a fancy bit of kit. If I had a spare 40k I'd be all over a small cnc for my side of the garage. We put it up after the quakes and the concrete placer recons you could park a tank on the pad

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    Chassis

    Would you be able to make a MDT Chassis type with that gear?
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