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Huge machine milling miniscule detail on a car scale model

September 29, 2013, 9:05 am by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

Check this video out.

The whole thing is pretty impressive, but the best part starts closer to the middle of the video. At around 3:20 you can see the size of the machine. Truly amazing.


Tormach is about to introduce their first CNC grinder

September 10, 2013, 11:58 am by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

This video was uploaded a couple of days ago and has sparked fierce debates on PM forums about its feasibility.

There is no official information yet, but some are already wondering how accurate and cheap it is going to be.

And this is why you have safety doors on cnc lathes.....

August 31, 2013, 4:07 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

.....and this is why they are so heavy.

I have stumbled upon this video the other day.

It shows a very good reason to keep those doors closed at all times when runing your machine.

HSMAdvisor "Get It For FREE" program has ended

August 29, 2013, 8:24 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

Hello gentleman,

This has been a great run.
Many of suggested features were implemented.
All of the reported bugs fixed and still there is so much to do left.

Out "get it for free" program however has ended.

Here is a list of people who qualified for a free license.






bevinp 1 1 2
spooq 1   1
jason.t 1 1 2
Kennis   2 2
rlockwood   2 2
Bruce 1   1
RotoRob 1   1
alloutmx 2   2
Scott_M   2 2
cschaffter 1   1
Blue_Chips 4(too many to count) 2 6
rem300wm 1   1
mike   2 2
rloncohen   1 1
xthump 1   1
ChristopherSims   1 1

Users who earned at least 2 points got qualified!

Pleaase send me email at with your:

Last Name
email address
Computer ID key

Those are users who gave suggestions on support forums.

If you wrote me emails, please get in touch with me anyway. Most of my email contacts who was involved into beta-testing have already gotten their keys.

Qualified users who suggested by email are:

  • Stan stanmc@****.net
  • David C. Allen

If you feel left out please get in touch with me. i could have forgotten somebody.

Time on great HSMAdvisor deal is running out!!

August 29, 2013, 8:10 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

HSMAdvisor is going fully commercial.

After September the 1st 30th, three seat license for HSMAdvisor currently available for just 75$ will cost 249$

Here are final prices for different packages that will be available:



Basic Individual License

  • Single Seat  ___________99$
  • Three Seat   ___________249$ (15% savings over single seat)
  • Five Seat     ___________349$ (30% savings over single seat)

Special Company-Wide License

  • Unlimited number of seats within company premise ___________email Quote


Hurry UP you only have few days left!!


For the list of people whos suggestions and feedback were deemed valuable and who will get a free license please read here.


TiAlN coating is NOT for Aluminum!

July 13, 2013, 12:03 am by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

I often read how somebody is suggesting other people to use TiAlN coated tooling for machining aluminum alloys.

I even see that coming from developers of other cnc speed and feed calculators who should know better.

Wake up people and stop misinforming your users.

TiAlN coating is NOT FOR Aluminum!

HarveyTool application chart CoatingsGuide_2010.pdf

Support Forums Improvements!

March 10, 2013, 4:10 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

Over the weekend a new feature was added to support forums!

Now registered users can upload multiple (SMALL!!) files.

Please use with caution and dont abuse this feature.

It was done in order to allow people upload their screenshots,pictures and library files.

Make sure you resize and compress large files before posting.

Here is how it looks:

tool tool.gif Random picture Forest.jpg

Server Performance is Back to Normal

February 3, 2013, 7:31 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

Well, subject says it all.

It seems like the server performance is back to to its original level of medium crappiness.

In the mean time i was able to improve performance a little bit while investigating the reasons for the slowdown.

Which is in a way a good thing.

Now this proprietary site loads faster than joomla!

Sigh only if i could afford better hosting.



Server Downtime And Slow Service (Problem resolved)

February 1, 2013, 11:50 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

Lately there has been a considerable lag in server performance.

Apparently the company that hosts this web site is transferring its data-server to another facility.

They promise faster and better experience than ever before.

Please hang tight and wait a for couple of days. 

They promise things will get better soon.

New Support Forums

December 11, 2012, 8:02 am by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

After quite a few requests i have finally created support forums to address suggestions/bugs and problems regarding FSWizard

Please submit all your requests in the appropriate sub forum over here


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