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    I'll take em. PM incoming.

    I'll take em. PM incoming.
  2. Drooling over that 62. Beautiful machines!

    Drooling over that 62. Beautiful machines!
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    Yea, I used to use a rep all the time until the...

    Yea, I used to use a rep all the time until the DCX line started. Haven't spoken with a rep in about 5 years until very recently when an order went MIA. They came through and got me a drive that I...
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    Plastic Extrusion Supply Houses

    Hi all,
    A client is wanting to build a plastic extrusion setup for PA6 nylon. I'm looking for any guidance with distributors that stock components. Barrels, screws, heaters, hoppers is what I'm...
  5. I usually run with coolant but make a dam out of...

    I usually run with coolant but make a dam out of filter paper around the part to help remove the particles from the coolant. Works well.
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    Nice score Thermite

    Nice score Thermite
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    Lots of variables that matter here including but...

    Lots of variables that matter here including but not limited to: environment pressure, static or dynamic application (reciprocating or rotary), o-ring durometer, squish allowance, material finish and...
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    Wanted to update the thread as Maxon is doing...

    Wanted to update the thread as Maxon is doing their best to make it right. Sending me a drive, free of charge, that meet my custom drive's specs except for the outer dimensions. I'm still going to...
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    Thanks! I've used Anaheim for some frameless...

    Thanks! I've used Anaheim for some frameless motors and drives years ago for some thruster designs. They were good to work with though the lead times were pretty long. Drive and motors were top...
  10. Yea, those Hakko guns are really nice. Looking...

    Yea, those Hakko guns are really nice. Looking forward to more of the Maho build! Thanks for sharing.
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    Thank you. Gonna give them a try.

    Thank you. Gonna give them a try.
  12. I work pretty regularly with Chinese suppliers...

    I work pretty regularly with Chinese suppliers and manufacturers and have heard that the workers are being quarantined in their villages and can't get to their places of work. I've heard Feb. 10th...
  13. Could you use a split collar clamp that fit the...

    Could you use a split collar clamp that fit the part well? I guess first step would be to offset the collar from a known reference using anything with a known length and flat ends. A vice jaw or the...
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    Maxon Motor Alternative

    I've been using Maxon Motors in Switzerland for all of my custom drive needs for over 10 years. I haven't found anything close to the quality or lead time (about three weeks for their custom DCX...
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    These do look particularly heavy duty. Not sure...

    These do look particularly heavy duty. Not sure that would help me because it always seems I need the smallest tweezer ends possible.

    Can you comment on how they compare to the variety of Swiss...
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    I use PCB manufacturers in China multiple times a...

    I use PCB manufacturers in China multiple times a month. Usually the shipping is insanely fast, like a few days to Denver, CO. Cost is so low it doesn't make sense and there has never been any...
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    Love the hauler and the lathe is nice too! ...

    Love the hauler and the lathe is nice too! Congrats and enjoy!
  18. Interested in A2 flat stock thicknesses in the...

    Interested in A2 flat stock thicknesses in the 1/2" - 2" range.
  19. Cool project, I dig the harmonic drive. How much...

    Cool project, I dig the harmonic drive. How much holding torque do you have with the custom coil setup?
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    I ran a used Kaeser I purchased off Ebay with a...

    I ran a used Kaeser I purchased off Ebay with a pretty low duty cycle for 2 years without a single issue. I had a small 15 gallon auxillary tank next to the machine and probably 90ft of 3/4" copper...
  21. My memory is a bit foggy on TNCRemo but I didn't...

    My memory is a bit foggy on TNCRemo but I didn't have any luck with it and Windows 7.

    TNCServer works just fine though. I use it all the time.
  22. I recommend AB Tools. AB Tools, Inc. | Carbide...

    I recommend AB Tools. AB Tools, Inc. | Carbide Cutting Tools
  23. I did consider nickel plating but the schedule...

    I did consider nickel plating but the schedule has been on the order of days and I needed to get it knocked out. Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.

    Went with a MIL-DTL-5541 Type 1/Class 3...
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    Cool. I've got a 70's Mastermil with the...

    Cool. I've got a 70's Mastermil with the variable speed head. Love the machine. If you need any other help let me know.
  25. If you're willing to spend some time searching on...

    If you're willing to spend some time searching on eBay and eBay Germany (eBay.de) you can score some nice Heidenhain DRO components for cheap. One example, I outfitted my lathe with dro and scales...
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