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    1. Discuss CNC machines, programing, troubleshooting, retrofits.

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      08-30-2014, 04:12 PM

    2. Computer aided design/ manufacturing software issues

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      08-30-2014, 10:00 AM

    3. Discuss additive machine models, process and material types

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      Printing a Cresent Wrench Go to last post

      08-28-2014, 11:49 AM

    4. Industrial robots and general automation discussions

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      VersaBuilt VBX-160 Robotic... Go to last post

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      08-30-2014, 03:12 PM

    5. Discuss global manufacturing and it's effects

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    6. Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

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    7. Manufacturing techniques, mauf. machines and tooling discussions.

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    8. Metalworking, machine tool, and woodworking machinery discussions. Archive.

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      Anyone use a Arboga Radial... Go to last post

      08-27-2014, 10:26 AM

    9. Discuss CNC cutting, welding and fab techniques/equipment

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    10. Discuss ram and wire electrical discharge machining techiniques and machines

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      Looking for edm quotes Go to last post

      08-29-2014, 09:55 PM

    11. Discuss grinding and abrasive techniques and machines

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      Help troubleshooting Landis... Go to last post

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      08-30-2014, 01:06 PM

    12. Discuss CMM's and other measurement techniques and tools

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      Why does micrometer zero ok... Go to last post

      08-30-2014, 08:59 AM

    13. Discuss Commercial and Fine Woodworking equipment and techniques

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  2. Specific Machine Forums Threads / Posts  Last Post

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    1. Haas CNC machine and control discussions

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      1. Milacron

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      Learning Haas Mill Macros Go to last post

      08-30-2014, 07:39 AM

    2. Discuss Makino CNC machines and controls - NEW FORUM

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      LeBlond Makino RMC 55 Go to last post

      07-16-2014, 04:19 PM

    3. Mazak CNC machines and control discussions

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      1. Milacron

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      Coolant Auto on Go to last post

      08-30-2014, 02:41 PM

    4. Discuss Okuma CNC machines and controls

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      08-27-2014, 06:34 PM

    5. Discuss Toyoda CNC Machines and Controls

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    6. Discuss CNC machines from DMG and Mori Seiki

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      MAHO MH400E retrofit to... Go to last post

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      08-30-2014, 12:06 PM

    7. Discuss Deckel (manual and CNC), Maho (manual only), and other Deckel format mills. Abene too.

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      Abene VHF-3 Y-axis feed stops Go to last post

      08-30-2014, 03:20 PM

    8. Discuss toolroom quality European and Japanese lathes

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      German members- What exactly... Go to last post

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      08-30-2014, 03:19 PM

    9. Discuss the best heavy American manual machine tools

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    10. Discuss Bridgeport and Hardinge machines

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      Just got bridgport, already... Go to last post

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      08-29-2014, 03:22 PM

    11. Discuss 10ee drive types, retrofits, problems plus other Monarch lathes

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      1. peterh5322

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      08-30-2014, 04:16 PM

    12. Discuss the most popular American lathe !

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      Arrow South Bend Links: Sources for... Go to last post

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      08-30-2014, 03:20 PM

    13. Primary use for ex W&S employees, but open to all

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      What's an M-4057 holder? Go to last post

      08-28-2014, 05:46 PM

  3. Open Discussion Threads / Posts  Last Post

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    1. Discuss reconditioning of machine tool components to improve geometry. Also machine prep and painting.

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      1. CBlair

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      Trouble with Trak bed mill... Go to last post

      08-30-2014, 04:06 PM

    2. Discuss antique machinery and the history of machine types and their manufacturers

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      Some pictures of a 115 year... Go to last post

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      08-30-2014, 03:55 PM

    3. Discuss machinist tools and techniques relating to gunsmithing

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      1. GGaskill

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      Browning barrels Go to last post

      08-30-2014, 11:33 AM

    4. Machine voltage issues, three phase via single phase power, and variable frequency drives discussion

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      08-29-2014, 08:56 PM

    5. Collected posts that stand out and interesting metalworking links to other sites

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      1. Milacron

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      Anodizing in the home shop Go to last post

      08-04-2014, 11:23 AM

  4. Commerce Threads / Posts  Last Post

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    1. Manufacturing related job listings

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      1. Milacron

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      Manual Machinist wanted in... Go to last post

      08-15-2014, 06:44 AM

    2. Position, qualifications and location.

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      Fadal Repair near Louisiana? Go to last post

      08-29-2014, 01:00 PM

    3. Need parts ? Listings of job shops, their capabilities, and specialties

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      08-30-2014, 07:13 AM

    4. List- Machines for sale and want to buy machine ads- Free !

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    5. List- work holding devices, collets, cutting tools and more - Free !

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      08-30-2014, 02:52 PM

  5. Machinery Manual, Brochure and Photo Archives Threads / Posts  Last Post

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    1. Links to specific machine literature

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      Good free learning site online Go to last post

      08-27-2014, 08:48 PM

    2. Post photos of you and your shop, so others can put face with name !

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      08-26-2014, 09:22 PM

    3. Interesting photos of machine tools or accessories

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      08-30-2014, 03:18 AM

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    1. How to post pictures, drawings and clickable links

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      08-06-2014, 12:26 AM

    2. Helpful features of this board and interesting tidbits

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      08-21-2014, 03:11 PM

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