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    Camworks/solidworks cam in person help/zoom?

    I’m completely new to CAM/Cnc and am trying to learn solidworks cam that comes with solidworks so that I can use the haas vf4 I just bought. I’ve done a bunch of tutorials but really learn best by talking with someone. Is anyone in the southern New England are willing to provide some support...
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    Spindle runout issues

    I just bought and tooled up a Fryer MB-14 as my first CNC. I’ve been chasing a run out issue and it’s driving me mad. We are getting 0.003-0.004” runout at the tool and our surface finishes are horrible. The machine is from 2003 and is in what appears to be decent condition with the exception of...
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    Looking for onsite training with Anilam 3000 control (RI)

    We are an architectural fab shop that has been running manual machines up until this point. I just purchased a 2003 Fryer MB-14 with an Anilam 3000 control, while I have zero CNC experience I have a basic understanding of the concepts. I’m hoping that there is someone in southern New England who...
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    Looking for on site help with Anilam 3000 control (RI)

    We are an architectural fab shop that has been running manual machines up until this point. I just purchased a 2003 Fryer MB-14 with an Anilam 3000 control, while I have zero CNC experience I have a basic understanding of the concepts. I’m hoping that there is someone in southern New England who...
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    WTB Cnc bed mill

    As I’m looking at machines that I can easily get into my building for machining long parts, I’m looking into open bed mills as an option. I’m looking for a mill with 40-60” in x and hopefully a tool changer. Somthing like a Milltronics RH-20 or RH-30 would be ideal. Located in New England would...
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    6k vs 10k spindle on haas tm2p

    Im totally new to cnc, and am coming from Bridgeports, so please excuse the ignorance. Ive narrowed down machine choice to a tm2p mostly because of getting it into my shop and it has the 40" x. We machine long thin parts in both 304 stainless and 385 brass. Because of current 40 week leadtimes I...
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    Wanted: Haas tm2p

    I want to buy my first CNC and a TM2P seems to give me the most x axis in the smallest package as I’m limited in 76” wide entry into my shop. I’d buy new, but haas is 40 weeks out on these smaller machines. I’m looking for newer well optioned mills with ridged tap and chip auger at a minimum...
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    Will I be frustrated with a Haas TM2?

    I’m looking to buy my first Cnc mill for my architectural metal shop. We are a mix of a fab shop and machine shop, but are incorporating more and more machined components in our assemblies. Many of our components are “extrusions “ or have hole patterns on long bar stock with lengths that range...
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    Manual machinist for the architectural industry needed in RI

    We are looking to add a few positions to our Architectural Metal shop here in Rhode Island. Position most relevant here is for a manual machinist, but we are looking for a fabricator and finisher also. feel free to reach out with any questions Instagram link to see the type of work we do. Im...
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    Best method to taper 3/4” rod to 1/2” over 30”

    I need to make a batch of 300-400 spindles for a custom stair I’m building and can’t find an off the shelf part that works with the design. I need to taper 3/4” 1018 bar down to 1/2” over about 30”. Because of the slope of the stair I’ll need two different angles as the taper length changes...
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    Pneumatic bench vise recommendations

    Who makes a good pneumatic bench vise ? I’m Embarking on polishing a bunch of bent tubing and I want to set up a foot powered pneumatic vise to easily reposition and clamp the tube hands free. I’m assuming I’ll be doing some modifications like soft jaws but want as much of a plug and play...
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    Miller 250dx Syncrowave AC?DC TIG

    Im Looking to sell my trusty miller 250 syncrowave. We have a few welders and this one is just collecting dust. Overall the machine is in good condition but sometimes the water-cooler cuts out, an external water-cooler would solve that problem. Otherwise the machine is 100% a work horse. This is...
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    Issues mandrel bending brass

    I very new to mandrel bending, and am experiencing some issues that I’m hoping to get some help with. Material is 1.5” diameter 385 brass with 0.125 wall. I believe the temper is hard. Machine is a pines #2 1 ball chrome mandrel The issue I am experiencing is two fold. One, which is minor...
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    Recommend a CNC drill line

    We drill and tap a lot of lengths of flat bar for the custom projects we produce at our architectural metal shop. Most items are a few inches up to 120” and have a run of 3-10 drill and counter sunk or tapped holes to assemble the finished items. Our projects are one off custom items that are...
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    Fabrication Apprenticeship

    I own a design+fabrication shop in Rhode Island - whetstone workshop. We've had quite a hard time finding experienced metal workers over the past 5-6 years. We're trying a different route this time, by offering an apprenticeship. Most of our work is within the architectural world, but large...
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    WTB Corner Notcher and Turret Punch

    Im looking to add to my sheet metal tools and need to get a bigger notcher and punch. I currently have a Diacro 16ga 6 x 6 notcher but its too small for the majority of the stainless work I do. So therefor im looking for a 1/8" 8 x 8 minimum machine. Something like a Amada CS-220 or the nicer...
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    WTB: Bergmaster turret drill

    I’m looking for a burgmaster 1d or bigger to turn into an semi automated drill line. Let me know what’s out there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    WANTED: Tapping Arm

    I’m looking for a pneumatic or electric tapping arm like a FlexArm. I’ll entertain any size as my parts are are long and thin so will have to build a conveyer table for easy positioning anyway. 90% of the holes will be #6-1/4”. Let me know what out there before I look at new Sent from my...
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    Recommend new forklift purchase

    My fork lift is on its last legs and I think it is time to step up to a newer machine. What I have now is an older Komatsu 2.5, manual transition, two stage mast. I bought it 7 years ago from a local foundry for $1500 and have more than gotten my money out of it. The lift was the foundry's...
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    building a Semi-Automated drilling machine

    Semi-Automated drilling machines Im looking to build or buy a semi auto drilling machine to help produce some recurring projects. We are an architectural fabrication shop and the products in question are custom doors that utilize a lot of mechanical fasteners on lengths of material upto 8’...
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