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  1. If you're really looking for 0.0004" total...

    If you're really looking for 0.0004" total tolerance, I'd say your best bet would be a Hardinge Super Precision as it will probaly be the most stable throughout the day vs. anything else out there. ...
  2. F/S - Hexagon Metrology CMM - 4.5.4 SF Shop Floor CMM

    For Sale - Hexagon Metrology CMM - 4.5.4 Shop Floor

    Klontech is our local dealer and they have been doing the calibration each year, and it’s always been just fine on cal and of course have all...
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    I pop in from time-to-time, but overall just too...

    I pop in from time-to-time, but overall just too busy. I already pulled the I-R out of the tool box, I certainly don't need 4 of them and you are a treat to the community, so a freebie is yours if...
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    Ox, I'll send you one of my I-R air ratchets...I...

    Ox, I'll send you one of my I-R air ratchets...I think I still have a few floating around here that don't get used much anymore. 3/8" drive with the impact-style-clutch.


    If you haven't moved in...
  5. Matt, I have used I-R 3/8" drive air ratchets for...

    Matt, I have used I-R 3/8" drive air ratchets for stuff like this that have a clutch type set up in them similar to an impact gun...probably have a half dozen laying around the shop, and they...
  6. It's actually quite simple, the chuck has a short...

    It's actually quite simple, the chuck has a short draw tube arrangement, it is basically the non-business end of a 16C collet permanently mounted in the chuck. To mount the chuck, remove collet,...
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    PVC is not so good as far as the fire marshall...

    PVC is not so good as far as the fire marshall goes, but works well as it's easy to fab and easy to make leak free.

    The PVC elbows usually have a pretty tight radius which creates a lot of...
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    It machines very easy, more like cast iron if you...

    It machines very easy, more like cast iron if you ask me, but hold onto your shorts when it comes to tool wear, makes hardened 17-4 and 15-5 seem like presoftened butter.

    You can get great...
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    An angle plate or iron box with a couple cheap-o...

    An angle plate or iron box with a couple cheap-o V-blocks bolted to it, a couple of dowels to keep them in position and big ass strap clamps over the round. Simple, easy, quite stable.

    Steve
  10. We mount all of our fixtures to the 'stone, just...

    We mount all of our fixtures to the 'stone, just bolted and doweled, but if you need to change them out quickly, go with a ball lock or similar.

    Or just add a pallet stocker, that's what we...
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    We have a 10-year warranty on our roof too, but...

    We have a 10-year warranty on our roof too, but they require re-coating of the UV topcoat at about 6 years to keep the warranty rolling, so take that how ever you wish to look at it, but in Arizona,...
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    Greg, I thought I'd fill in the blanks a...

    Greg, I thought I'd fill in the blanks a little...

    Kevin's shop is 5000 sq ft and 10 tons, so 500 ft/ton, and 20 foot ceilings.

    Our shop area in Phoenix is 12,500 sq ft with 22' ceilings, and...
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    I looked at an old Destiny catalog I have and one...

    I looked at an old Destiny catalog I have and one online, I did not see any Vipers in a 1/4" or 3/16" shank x 1/8" diameter. We have settled in on a OSG Blizzard 1/8" x 1/4" LOC for a production job...
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    Frank, we ruin a couple heat shrinks a month,...

    Frank, we ruin a couple heat shrinks a month, usually through broken end mills that either we cannot remove from the holder (1/8" - 1/4") or they wipe out the bore when the e/m breaks. Before anyone...
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    We use our surface grinder with a thin diamond...

    We use our surface grinder with a thin diamond wheel and a Suburban spinner.
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    You shouldn't be breaking blades at the welds, no...

    You shouldn't be breaking blades at the welds, no matter how old they are. We have an Amada that has been running a steady diet of 347 lately, and we certainly wear out the business end before the...
  17. Just be prepared for a little longer wait on the...

    Just be prepared for a little longer wait on the 48 tool machine - they don't build many, so getting one in the build schedule isn't as easy as a 30 tool, ask me how I know.:angry::angry::angry: I...
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    We have a couple of those, the make life sooooo...

    We have a couple of those, the make life sooooo much easier on some jobs...from 6 ops to two. We met Stan Martin at IMTS, nice guy, nice product, we tell him what 4th axis we have, and he builds the...
  19. Assuming all of the sub calls are good, check to...

    Assuming all of the sub calls are good, check to see if these are all EXACTLY the same on the PMC:

    Due Date
    Priority Number
    Process Priority (Shift 1, Shift 2, Prep, Hold)

    Attribute needs to...
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    I'm really worried about the blue chips warming...

    I'm really worried about the blue chips warming the beer.


    I would agree, the Fadal route is a solid choice for your needs and budget. A friend has two usually running 10-15 hour cycles...
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    We have two horizontals that run light outs, and...

    We have two horizontals that run light outs, and sometimes will carry-out 20 gallons each into the chip bins overnight. We plumbed (3/4" copper) RO water from a drum of coolant with a liquid driven...
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    Larry, sorry didn't get to it today at the shop,...

    Larry, sorry didn't get to it today at the shop, but should be able to shoot them over tomorrow.

    Steve
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    Somewhere in the late 90's/early 2000's, they...

    Somewhere in the late 90's/early 2000's, they went to the Fusion control (our 2001 SQT200MSY is a Fusion control), has Mazatrol and EIA (G-Code) functions.

    As Greg said, make sure you hear the...
  24. Run these in shrink fit tools and your runout is...

    Run these in shrink fit tools and your runout is pretty much nil. We have moved all of our production drilling to Guhring carbide drills with TSC, somewhere between 200-1,000 psi depending on...
  25. Our shop is in Phoenix, and you can get by with...

    Our shop is in Phoenix, and you can get by with evap coolers, you still will be facing 85-90+ in the warmest/humid times of the summer when the mercury is hovering around the 115 mark outside, and...
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