So I finally broke down and bought my own CNC machine... now I need CAT 40 tooling...by manike
So I finally gave in to my cravings and when a deal on a HAAS VF2 with 5 Axis Trunnion came up I went for it.
The concrete is being poured for it tomorrow and then the machine should be arriving some time next week.
It doesn't have any tooling though. I was wondering where the best place is to pick up new and used CAT 40 tooling. The machine has a 10,000 rpm spindle so I think that means I need balanced tooling. Any significant risks in buying used tooling?
In fact, here's the specs for those interested and familiar.
2004 Haas VF2 CNC Vertical Mill w/ 5th Axis Trunion
Table Size 36 x 14
Max. Workpiece Weight 3,000 lbs.
Spindle Speed 10,000 RPM
Spindle Taper CAT 40
Spindle Motor 20 HP
Tool Changer 24+1 Side Mount ATC
Max. Tool Diameter 3.5
Max. Tool Length 9
Max. Tool Weight 12 lbs.
Tool Change Time 4.2 seconds
Chip to Chip Time 4.5 seconds
Rapid Traverse Rate 1000 IPM
Machine Dimensions (LxWxH) 88 x 82 x 104
Machine Weight 7,300 lbs.
5 Axis Trunion (HRT-160)
16 MB Memory Upgrade
4th / 5th Axis Brushless
High Speed Machining
Visual Quick Code
Remote Jog Handle (7 Axis)
Tool Holder Tray
Tool Holder Vice
Approx. 4,000 Cut hours
Posted on May 22, 2012, 11:58 AM Respond to this message Goto Forum Home Responses . To be a proper Tool Gloat, you need to disclose the approximate amount paid NT Someone, May 22, 2012 . Not gloating about this one so much... manike, May 23, 2012 . And fix the picture links so I can drool Someone else, May 22, 2012 . Not sure why the photo's weren't working... manike, May 23, 2012 . OOOH! You opted for the tree chipper/shredder accessory! Timberwolf, May 23, 2012 . Let me guess... Bruce Bergman, May 23, 2012 . At least not without filming it and putting it on youtube! (n/t) Salda007, May 23, 2012 . yup, that's what it's for... sniper1rfa, May 23, 2012 . funny you should mention that jkeyser14, May 23, 2012 . That IS funny! NT secretweaponevan, May 26, 2012 . the lathes with augers that I ran usually did well. tmk, May 26, 2012 . That's the idea.. HTRN, May 26, 2012 . If your still in South Jersey Big'n Slo, May 23, 2012 . Yep still in South Jersey... manike, May 23, 2012 . Yup BnS, May 23, 2012 . Ha, I lived in Central Jersey for a year... Gambit, May 23, 2012 . Mullin Machinery is in Aberdeen. HTRN, May 23, 2012 . Thanks (nt) manike, May 23, 2012 . if you ever need any help... BigMatt-MadCustoms, May 23, 2012 . I appreciate the offer, thanks. (nt) manike, May 25, 2012 . suggestions and things to avoid. ydna, May 23, 2012 . MSC was having a 30% off sale for the Memorial weekend... manike, May 25, 2012 . good news there, actually.... ydna, May 26, 2012 . Good info. manike, May 29, 2012 . ehh, everybody argues about it ydna, May 29, 2012 . Glacern holders and collets are pretty nice quality, especially for the price... paul, May 25, 2012