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  1. Less tonnage and more forgiving(more throw = less...

    Less tonnage and more forgiving(more throw = less bend). Really once you use pivot dies you question why everyone doesn't. (I know, money... but even home brew pivot dies are better than v's)
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    because adding 2 screws would be to handy? I...

    because adding 2 screws would be to handy? I have wondered that too.
  3. rolla v. I have ghetto fab pivot dies for our...

    rolla v. I have ghetto fab pivot dies for our piranha, use nicer (made by machinest - not rolla v) on fly presses. you can supper 77 some umhw on the tops for super clean bends. Also use way less...
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    No comparison on the cam end, but the cad end of...

    No comparison on the cam end, but the cad end of autodesk products is blocky and harsh and somehow the files are usually bloated, especially the newer versions. Doing anything smooth and curved like...
  5. I have used bekenhoff controllers on conveyors -...

    I have used bekenhoff controllers on conveyors - mixed review here, used often in heavy industry, their windows interface is not pleasant. Planet controller on my mill, so far nice, running the apple...
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    scale is between two and three sheets of printer...

    scale is between two and three sheets of printer paper on the 2.5 grade 36/50. sample size of one, on one side.
  7. If the file the machine wants is .plt then it...

    If the file the machine wants is .plt then it could be an older abb controller, the windows machine is just the hmi and drip feeder. Properly naming a file is on you, not him; tho he should be able...
  8. You can get Manufacturing Engineer papers with a...

    You can get Manufacturing Engineer papers with a fair amount of studying, work experience, college courses, and money. Not as efficient as just getting the degree in the first place.
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    Once you have variable speed to tune to material...

    Once you have variable speed to tune to material anything else is settling. With the effort going into the cool saw you can go with reduction and a vfd, your blades, saw, and material will thank you.
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    only if using a sharpie or soap stone- the...

    only if using a sharpie or soap stone- the carpenters pencils do not work to well on metal.
  11. I have worked in quassi commune shops before, and...

    I have worked in quassi commune shops before, and my best - and the others came from them. There needs to be a money patron in the mix, either someone who is making their income from shop or someone...
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    just start putting power to them till they spin,...

    just start putting power to them till they spin, If they are steppers or brushless... well you could sipher out the drive off the board. If they melt in a blaze of glory do not cook marshmallows...
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    Your pressure/counter die does not have required...

    Your pressure/counter die does not have required pressure (to much gap) on tangent edge. Not sure where the adjustment is on the JD, sorry. Also, high pressure grease the counter die beyond...
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    I am of new-ish school camp on models/prints. ...

    I am of new-ish school camp on models/prints. Prints are generated from model now days (if modeled). The model is datum, the print gives information about tolerances, general layout, material, and...
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    I think you can get away with flats on that...

    I think you can get away with flats on that sneaking up the final radius (many small bite passes). It will deform some, but with big radius it shouldn't be that bad. Do you have a small piece to...
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    No overtime from Christmas to new years- no...

    No overtime from Christmas to new years- no week-end work! Not sure what I am going to do - maybe seek my soul.

    Edit: boss #2 already asked I come in.....
  17. thickness of material would be first question. ...

    thickness of material would be first question. If 3/8 or better is standard then you want the hd units. If I was to buy a plasma table it would have a drill head on it, drilling is...
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    get a dragon coper, cut and cope in one pass. ...

    get a dragon coper, cut and cope in one pass. the baby dragons ( Bend-Tech Dragon -A150 | CNC Plasma Tube Cutter & Notcher ) are not that expensive - and versatile. The uni-punch or any of the...
  19. I have a large screen fujitsu mil-grit speced...

    I have a large screen fujitsu mil-grit speced tablet with a Wacom stylus. It has been good, but am using the little surface go I got at the pawn shop month(s) ago more and more. I did the one time...
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    From here in Memphis, USA - back at yall. Peace,...

    From here in Memphis, USA - back at yall. Peace, love, and chicken wings.
  21. I know nothing about the cam side, but after a...

    I know nothing about the cam side, but after a week drawing/modeling on Catia you will cry if you have to touch an Autodesk product again.
  22. on 1" water or oxy-fuel torch will give you less...

    on 1" water or oxy-fuel torch will give you less bevel than laser. It does make a difference in size of hole, bigger is less bevel (lasers dish more than bevel at that range), our plamsa -if...
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    close to budget, cnc and in your state: Machine...

    close to budget, cnc and in your state: Machine Tool Bids - WYSONG H-2052 1995 HYDRAULIC PRESS BRAKE
  24. tig imparts a lot of stress into material. The...

    tig imparts a lot of stress into material. The bronze and brass with torch has been used for decades to repair cast machines with less failure rate than ni-rod or tig superficial brazing. The...
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    Run it into the ground, then rinse and repeat as...

    Run it into the ground, then rinse and repeat as the cool kids say.
    We all spend enough time chasing rabits with good enough for the job repairs on machines, and never get around to fixing it for a...
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