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Old 05-09-2007, 07:17 PM
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I am buying a CNC turning machine

Wich one do you think is best Box Way or Linear way???

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Old 05-10-2007, 12:27 AM
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Hi Jorge! I can't answer your question, but just wanted to welcome you to SFT.

You may want to try posting your question in the Machining section as well.
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:08 AM
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Default Box Way vs. Linear Way

I am buying a CNC turning machine.

Some have Box Way and others have Linear Way.

Which one is best?????

Also which machine do you recomend.

Daewoo
Mazak
Okuma
Hardinge

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Old 05-10-2007, 10:46 AM
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Welcome to you Jorge,

There are several things to consider in the choice you will be making. I for one am under the impression that box ways are better for strength so I would go with that and let the chips fall where they may, but don't take my word for it here is a link that I found.

http://www.desktopcnc.com/swarf/taper_50.htm
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:58 AM
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Welcome to you Jorge,

There are several things to consider in the choice you will be making. I for one am under the impression that box ways are better for strength so I would go with that and let the chips fall where they may, but don't take my word for it here is a link that I found. Concerning what machine to choose I am not sure we have had the same machine for fifteen years. It is a Mazak but like every machine it has been worked on. The others that you mention I have heard favorable replies about. I suggest posting your questions at Practical Machinist.com if you have not done so already as well as looking through previous posts.

http://www.desktopcnc.com/swarf/taper_50.htm
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Old 05-10-2007, 01:23 PM
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Thank you Setup boy.

I really apreciate your reply.
I am sure that the information you sent me will help me.

Thanks again
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:10 AM
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If your making parts out of any type of steel or stainless then get box ways, if you making small aluminum parts in large quantities then linear ways are the way to go, linear machines are faster in rapids and can get more parts done per hr., but the box machines will take abuse that the linear machines won't. And Daewoo is a very good machine for the money, our shop has two of them, and they just run and run with VERY little upkeep.
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Daewoo
Mazak
Okuma
Hardinge
For production work I would say mostly I see Mazak, Okuma and Mori Seiki's for turning work, pretty much evenly spread, Haas too but they are considered low end machines, but in many applications they are good enough. Here in Chi-Town, Okuma rules the roost for Large mills.
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