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    Just curious about the big job...where did it go?...

    Just curious about the big job...where did it go? Are the parts being made overseas or did they become obsolete?

    My biggest customer just opened shop in Tijuana and telling me I need to cut...
  2. Fanuc - parts catcher turning off control?

    I have a KIA 15lms with a fanuc OiTB control.

    When the parts catcher goes into the up position and before the unclamp of the sub-spindle the whole control turns off.

    I need to manually get the...
  3. Couple questions: What do people do with the...

    Couple questions:

    What do people do with the waste water? Have it picked up as hazardous waste or dump in the sewer?

    I was thinking about chopping up my Mr. Deburr so it sits lower to accept...
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    I'm never buying Walter again. I use their old...

    I'm never buying Walter again. I use their old modular parting tool system in my lathe....old Manchester line. I always have several blades and clamps on hand in case something goes sideways. I...
  5. That link is no longer good. Is it possible to...

    That link is no longer good. Is it possible to reload it?
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    You would think with everyone moving out the real...

    You would think with everyone moving out the real estate prices would start to fall. Rental rates in the city corrected but they're still sky high. My daughter pays $5500 for a 3 bedroom. Zillow...
  7. 11 year old commercial trucks that pollute are...

    11 year old commercial trucks that pollute are banned. I don't really see the problem with it.

    In my town people bitch and complain about increased water rates because we needed to stop dumping...
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    Hats off for investing in this caliber machine as...

    Hats off for investing in this caliber machine as a one-man shop.

    What do you figure the useful life of such a machine is and how do you estimate an roi without the work lined up for it?

    I have...
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    Congratulations it looks great. Are you willing...

    Congratulations it looks great. Are you willing to share what this cost you? I bought my building in 2017 using the SBA. Even though I didn't ask for it they paid 8 months of payments because of...
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    Is this your livelihood or some small-time side...

    Is this your livelihood or some small-time side project? If it's small-time I wouldn't be forking over big bucks to a lawyer.
  11. I used this outfit to repair/replace drives and...

    I used this outfit to repair/replace drives and boards and recommend them. Not sure if they're willing to help with a schematic or not but you can try. They're nice people.

    Zaritron
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    Biden was able to destroy a company that's been...

    Biden was able to destroy a company that's been in business for 40 years in 2 months?

    Wow, he really is a terrible president.

    Thanks for the education!

    My dumbass would've thought it was...
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    $500k per employee....that's impressive

    $500k per employee....that's impressive
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    So does this mean you can't have a sales staff...

    So does this mean you can't have a sales staff and a dedicated cell for Xometry work?
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    What happened to AS9100?

    What happened to AS9100?
  16. quit waking up so early and start in the...

    quit waking up so early and start in the afternoon.
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    Did you ever get this resolved? I just took...

    Did you ever get this resolved?

    I just took delivery of a gently used 2018 machine. While doing a thorough cleaning and flush out it appears that the coolant pump is a beast when pumping directly...
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    You guys still have yellow pages in Canada?

    You guys still have yellow pages in Canada?
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    Congratulations....take a lot of pictures...you...

    Congratulations....take a lot of pictures...you will look back fondly of this time so cherish every moment.
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    haas vf1 - it's a classic

    HAAS VF-1 - tools - by owner - sale
  21. I find myself dealing with this issue. We...

    I find myself dealing with this issue.

    We moved some equipment around and ended up with the Hardige out of phase and spindle speed stuck on low.

    I switched the terminals and removed the engaged...
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    I wonder what their reasoning is for this.

    I wonder what their reasoning is for this.
  23. tia - a mini stroke? That sucks. I feel like my...

    tia - a mini stroke? That sucks. I feel like my heath and family is taking a back seat while I work my ass off.
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    HAAS - Tool Type Macro

    On haas tool offset page you can tell the control what type of tool is in the spindle. Drill, Tap, End Mill, etc.

    There are macro variables to this column. #50001 - #50200 but they're read only....
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    Interesting! I just had a sever priced out...

    Interesting!

    I just had a sever priced out to handle E2 and I'm looking at around $13k in hardware. Feels like killing an ant with a sledge-hammer
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