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    I'll toss out an opinion. I started with hand...

    I'll toss out an opinion. I started with hand coding, and resisted learning CAM. Then, I started using it when I was in a hurry - when the results didn't have to be perfect relative to the time...
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    It's mostly to learn, but if I can do something...

    It's mostly to learn, but if I can do something useful in the process, then that's even better. I'll take a look at Cimco edit. Thanks.
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    Do they all output APT first? I definitely...

    Do they all output APT first? I definitely remember seeing that in CamWorks.



    I have an EBNF grammar for ANTLR I'm going to try in ANTLR3. ANTLR4 doesn't have a C target, and my sense is that C...
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    The Home Learning Edition idea is a good one....

    The Home Learning Edition idea is a good one. Thanks! Good to know that there's a market for Mastercam plugins. The more I think about it, the more this seems like a great suggestion.



    Isn't...
  5. You mean the big books you have to flip through?...

    You mean the big books you have to flip through? I feel like those could be in a searchable pdf.
  6. I think this is just the way things are headed....

    I think this is just the way things are headed. The push is for all the tolerance data in the model to machine / cmm against. In theory, then, making 2d drawings for inspection with hand tools...
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    Hello Again

    Howdy. As you might notice if you cruise through my past posts, I have been a machinist for a while - somewhere around a decade. However, I collected some community college credits while making parts...
  8. I've used GNUCash. It's free and pretty useful.

    I've used GNUCash. It's free and pretty useful.
  9. I think this was a pretty low move. Agree or...

    I think this was a pretty low move. Agree or disagree with what someone charges for information; sure. If you don't like it, don't pay it. I don't like the cable tv guys. I feel that if I pay them, I...
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    I've been a member of Phil's site for a couple...

    I've been a member of Phil's site for a couple years. I've noticed some tips and tricks that I haven't been able to find in books. Sometimes it's the thing I see in the background that gives me an...
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    This is a brilliant idea. There is a company...

    This is a brilliant idea. There is a company making a printer very well suited for this application. Check out MarkForged.
  12. I think that's taking it a bit far. MIM hasn't...

    I think that's taking it a bit far. MIM hasn't replaced casting, etc. I think they will be complementary processes. It'll just be another tool for folks that make things for a living.
  13. Fair arguments. Appreciate the insight.

    Fair arguments. Appreciate the insight.
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    Yeah, I have to say I was pretty shocked to...

    Yeah, I have to say I was pretty shocked to discover that using conditionals is a feature you have to pay for. It's a part of the language specification. I'm not paying extra for things that are in...
  15. How do I get in to post-processor writing?

    I've modified a couple post processors, and with my background it seems like a reasonable thing to do. Is this something I could do for money? If so, what would be the best place to find customers...
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    I appreciate the link. I'll check them out.

    I appreciate the link. I'll check them out.
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    1. Depends on the project. Many of them are open...

    1. Depends on the project. Many of them are open to whatever works best in the mold.
    2. Most tend to be small; think cell phone size.
    3. Not usually.
    4. 1,000 per run, 5-6 runs a year.
    5....
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    I see quite a few folks looking for test runs at...

    I see quite a few folks looking for test runs at about 1,000 pieces.
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    Injection molding

    Anyone here do injection molding, or know a small molder I can talk to? I am starting to see a lot of demand for small runs of injection molding.
  20. Good points. There is the chance of that here. I...

    Good points. There is the chance of that here. I think the main concern is a "statutory employee" for the purposes of taxation with the IRS. There is a three prong test, and my sense is that this...
  21. Do you mean like... a journeyman? :) Thanks...

    Do you mean like... a journeyman? :)

    Thanks for the compliment.
  22. This makes a bunch of sense to me. Would doing it...

    This makes a bunch of sense to me. Would doing it in 2-3 day stretches with 2-3 days in between work for you, or do you need someone that will be there 5-6 days a week? What machines do you need...
  23. I'd describe myself as a machining generalist....

    I'd describe myself as a machining generalist. I've done manual and CNC turning and milling, some surface grinding, I can program with software (I teach HSMWorks), and program by hand. I also have...
  24. Jordy, I'm glad to hear that something similar...

    Jordy, I'm glad to hear that something similar has worked for you. My thought was that I would offer to do the training on my own time / dime to make it an easy sell. In my mind that was more of...
  25. A different sort of temp service for shops...

    I've got an idea for the esteemed (and the not so esteemed) members of this forum to criticize.

    I'm a machinist who wanted to start a business but didn't want to run a machine shop. So, I help new...
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