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    You just need a double acting air cylinder, use...

    You just need a double acting air cylinder, use the rod as your plunger and hook your whattzit up only to the end nearer the rod. Then when you collapse the rod (push) it will suck air into the...
  2. Doug was the sticker shock scanner a Creaform?...

    Doug was the sticker shock scanner a Creaform? They've been on my "if I ever get rich" toy list forever, but whoo, are they proud of what they've come up with.

    Spud what size objects are you...
  3. Gotcha. There is a revenue model. It's a data...

    Gotcha. There is a revenue model. It's a data play. Sign people up to use your free service, scrape the information off that, use the scraped information to sell them other things. The Gmail model. ...
  4. So, I've been thinking about this a lot more than...

    So, I've been thinking about this a lot more than I should. Beyond the buzzword salad, I think there's a much deeper problem. You're creating a bad market.

    Traditional sites are the...
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    I'm with Rob, I don't think you can form tap with...

    I'm with Rob, I don't think you can form tap with a tension/compression holder. Form tapping you need to push HARD, there's no cutting edge to progressively make a groove and pull the tap in. I...
  6. I move small VMCs and similarly sized and...

    I move small VMCs and similarly sized and weighted other machines with an 8k pallet jack all the time.

    ULINE - Shipping Boxes, Shipping Supplies, Packaging Materials, Packing Supplies

    Way...
  7. Actually it's not buzzwords generally... my main...

    Actually it's not buzzwords generally... my main line of business is design and manufacture of power electronics. Our machining is in support of that. We've made literally millions of internet...
  8. This pitch is lacking something. Try slipping in...

    This pitch is lacking something. Try slipping in an "Industry 4.0"
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    Pay (and cost of living) here's a little lower...

    Pay (and cost of living) here's a little lower than Guru's neck of the woods, but with a degree starting's about 65 and top end doing real work (rather than engineering manager) about 125k.
    ...
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    I have broken a pull stud, and don't have big...

    I have broken a pull stud, and don't have big plus spindles either, but I've never seen fretting like that on any of my machines, and I'll push them that hard.

    Are your pull studs torqued...
  11. This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but...

    This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but unless your common mode voltage is something crazy why not just buffer each side of the differential signal separately?

    A schematic would really help...
  12. Because customers want the lights to turn on...

    Because customers want the lights to turn on automatically with remote start, turn off automatically and not run the battery down.

    Maybe you want a user interface that looks like the cockpit of...
  13. Very carefully?

    Very carefully?
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    If you find a seller with one box of obscure...

    If you find a seller with one box of obscure inserts from time to time they're probably real (and stolen from work.) If you find a seller that's sold hundreds of the same boxes of inserts for half...
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    Are you a good engineer? Do the skills, training...

    Are you a good engineer? Do the skills, training and experience you've accumulated as an engineer translate to running your dad's shop?

    If it wasn't sitting there waiting to be taken over, would...
  16. Cut it slightly long, measure the angle, then...

    Cut it slightly long, measure the angle, then adjust and make your final cut?
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    You'd mill a master, and lay up (one or more...

    You'd mill a master, and lay up (one or more molds) off of that.

    I'd be curious to know why you feel the costs would be better for the 3d printer. The gantry on this would cost the same as the...
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    I'm fairly certain that the boat they printed was...

    I'm fairly certain that the boat they printed was nowhere near 100 feet long, it looked more like twenty. How long does it take to lay up a 20 foot fiberglass hull? I'd be shocked if it was more than...
  19. Doesn't have to be if one is willing to work a...

    Doesn't have to be if one is willing to work a little more nitty gritty.

    A Halcon runtime license is a grand or two depending on what modules you use. Matrox is half that. Then a point grey...
  20. If it's a big window such that the drop is worth...

    If it's a big window such that the drop is worth keeping and meaningful volume, a vacuum fixture will keep it in place nicely. You'd still want to onion skin it and then do the final cut-out towards...
  21. I had some machines that absolutely required 230V...

    I had some machines that absolutely required 230V 3 phase, so in my old building with 208 from the street we had to build a whole 230V supply with buck-boosts.

    Now everything gets fed from the...
  22. To me, this is trying to work around a more...

    To me, this is trying to work around a more fundamental bad shop practice. To me, the commandments for preventing crashes is

    Thou shalt never mount a tool and not set the offset

    Thou shalt...
  23. I thought only the 27k spindle was ceramic?

    I thought only the 27k spindle was ceramic?
  24. Thread: Machine Cost

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    Have you ever seen a dealer claim that a machine...

    Have you ever seen a dealer claim that a machine was poorly maintained? Even in the face of objective evidence?

    37k USD sounds awfully high, especially for an orphaned control. Maybe 25k.
  25. Yeah the price for the spindle is basically...

    Yeah the price for the spindle is basically highway robbery. One of my guys broke off a pull stud once and the spindle taper and tool holder were playing ID grinder while he froze up, so I didn't...
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