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    Having read the whole thread, it seems to me that...

    Having read the whole thread, it seems to me that xometry is trying to be sort of like "mcmaster" - in the "get what you want shipped yet today, price secondary consideration" sense.

    But custom...
  2. I'll just note that Trak sells a cute little "2nd...

    I'll just note that Trak sells a cute little "2nd op" VMC which is so small it comes with a pallet jack to move it around - but it is NOT on casters....
  3. forum bug? cookie notice cannot be dismissed on iphone safari

    subject lone says it all - went for quick check on iphone and get a black banner announcing cookie policy (looks like a gdpr notice) - ok- go to click on the x to dismiss it and it will not clear. ...
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    Here's another can of worms.... First solution...

    Here's another can of worms....

    First solution to any problem like this is of course to get the CAM post to generate the right code.

    But if that doesn't work...

    A second solution would be to...
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    ?!?! - so, the Kitamura has controller debug mode...

    ?!?! - so, the Kitamura has controller debug mode on and is spewing internal status down a serial line somewhere? Been misconfigured so it thinks it only has 16 bytes of memory?
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    :scratchchin: OK, the AFM process won't work...

    :scratchchin:

    OK, the AFM process won't work because in at least one state, the "mold" is closed on one end. (It will get rammed full, then have that end removed, and then attempt to extrude the...
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    digger - how elaborate is an extrude hone setup? ...

    digger - how elaborate is an extrude hone setup? (I'm doing ultra small quantities...)
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    Thanks - new knowlege for me in the replies! I...

    Thanks - new knowlege for me in the replies!

    I will note that this project is for a charity, and it's a kind of experiment (testing refractories to make longer lived combustion chambers in the...
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    best way to speed up mold polishing

    I am making "molds" and perhaps also "extrusion tools" - but for a material that is sort of cross between putty and cement.

    While I can machine flat surfaces very very smooth (like anybody else)...
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    On Simplicity - well, single cell organisms are...

    On Simplicity - well, single cell organisms are much simpler than say Trees, let alone people. Yet there are niches where more complicated beings thrive (happily for us...)
  11. You can SEE a second person, in what I think is a...

    You can SEE a second person, in what I think is a Saunders CNC shirt holding what likes a phone on a gimble - presumably a "B-roll"...

    A lot of his video looks to be too well framed to be shot...
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    w.r.t. crashes I would suggest that dual-contact...

    w.r.t. crashes I would suggest that dual-contact and smarter pullstuds may not matter sooo much when the crash happens, but are valuable in preventing the crash in the first place....

    e.g. A...
  13. dandrummerman21 - on one of the catalog pages for...

    dandrummerman21 - on one of the catalog pages for command tooling, there is a *picture* of what appears to be a 2 cutter boring head with the cutters facing INWARD.
    In other words, at least crudely...
  14. "real" and "professional" and sometimes "expert" do not always mean skilled.

    There were and I presume still are people paid quite well to be full time "real" "professional" computer programmers - negative output people, such that if you fired them the project would produce a...
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    1. Please be very careful handling parts that...

    1. Please be very careful handling parts that size.
    2. On instagram there's a guy tagged heavyironchris who seems to have a business running large VTLs, and some of his videos show setting up pieces...
  16. Also, U-axis isn't specific to Okuma - but every...

    Also, U-axis isn't specific to Okuma - but every one I've seen at trade shows (maybe 2?) had a stunning price tag...
  17. Robin Renzetti doesn't do many youtube videos any...

    Robin Renzetti doesn't do many youtube videos any more - way more instagram - but I think he has a lot of influence.

    I suspect that some of these channels/instagram streams function as a kind of...
  18. Single tool boring heads can be used for for...

    Single tool boring heads can be used for for outside turning (you need a reversed boring bar, no big thing) Standard boring heads for mills are sometimes two headed - usually for speed I think?
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    Riffing on MIke1974's question - one of Bryan's...

    Riffing on MIke1974's question - one of Bryan's CNC Questions applies - "can you turn your back on it?" - so should OP (or anybody else) buy an EDM, to some degree, comes down to "can you get it...
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    And that person (or at least that firm) is cited...

    And that person (or at least that firm) is cited as "one of the country’s most accomplished bridge engineers" - oh boy - how many other bridges have these sorts of issues but have not failed YET????...
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    For what it's worth, Titan's instagram has a post...

    For what it's worth, Titan's instagram has a post explaining some of this - in particular he outright admits that the tool holder is "too big" - something about needing it to get "air through".
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    The Dude - I think what you are saying is that,...

    The Dude - I think what you are saying is that, so far, cobots are not showing anything like the speed and precision of standard robots, gantries, etc. So they're only a win in configurations that...
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    Remind your management of the advantages of...

    Remind your management of the advantages of commonality of parts, training, etc.

    (Note that I don't run EDM and have zero interest in what you buy - just pointing out that such commonality of...
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    I would be inclined to *think about* a scheme...

    I would be inclined to *think about* a scheme with some number of vises with large v-jaws in them. Said vises have fixed jaw very carefully aligned to table (and each other). They have a jaw that...
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    Which controller? "no home point found" is...

    Which controller? "no home point found" is concerning
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