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    Cross your fingers. Some crossfit gyms come and...

    Cross your fingers. Some crossfit gyms come and go.
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    If anyone else was scratching their heads on this...

    If anyone else was scratching their heads on this subject, I found this channel after hours of watching various videos and channels. By far the best explanation for the beginner.

    4.0 Solutions -...
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    After hours on YT and Google and just hammering...

    After hours on YT and Google and just hammering it out, I figured out how to get info from the PLC via the Kepware and MODBUS ethernet/RTU.

    It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.
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    School me on OPC/SCADA/MQTT/etc.

    I'm picking up a project that was abandoned by a former employee to monitor natural gas usage at various machines. They had inline digital flow sensors installed but never wired them. With rising gas...
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    PLC Programming for beginners

    I've been trained on PLC programming from my last employer but it was more troubleshooting and familiarization based training. I did often make some programming changes and integration.

    I have a...
  6. Are you talking about the rubber in the top...

    Are you talking about the rubber in the top between the splined shaft and pulley?
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    In a situation like this, I wonder if the school...

    In a situation like this, I wonder if the school (or the shop) could get a hobby machine, like a Chinese desktop router to teach G code. Some of those machines can be had for $1000.

    Run through...
  8. Apparently they were Stalin on their delivery.

    Apparently they were Stalin on their delivery.
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    I machine cast parts during my day job so it's...

    I machine cast parts during my day job so it's mostly written by hand. It's glorified hole-poking, boring, and facing but on occasion I had to CAM for some pockets and contours. Luckily we have SW...
  10. I'd feel more comfortable feeding the probe into...

    I'd feel more comfortable feeding the probe into the place I can touch off on. I guess can G0 close then handle it in but since it's the same place for a fixtured part, I can get it in position so I...
  11. FANUC 31i-A: Using Taster probe in program but machine throws spindle alarm

    So I have a program where I can select a macro to call the Taster 3D probe in an HMC and feed into the part where I need to index. However, when I jump into my first G1, the machine alarms for "G1...
  12. Making custom lathe tool holder. Wondering about crash failsafe.

    I'm making a custom tool holder to cut the underside of a part in a vert. lathe/VTC. This is based on a tool we already use in another [older] CNC lathe but I'm having to consolidate operations into...
  13. SCS won't compete with volume work but they can...

    SCS won't compete with volume work but they can get directly into the homes of the customer who want a onsie part. To design: anyone can get a student version of Fusion 360, SketchUP, other free 2D...
  14. Not from finishing; the rolled grain from the...

    Not from finishing; the rolled grain from the mill. SCS will often deburr and finish at no cost so the parts come in with a brushed finish.
  15. I've used them a handful of times. Pretty...

    I've used them a handful of times. Pretty convenient if I need a onsie-twosie. No need to hassle with large sheets and scrap then deburring, etc. Shipping is quick.

    I'm a one man band. I just have...
  16. Spitballing: Offshoring patented item results in forfeiture of patent when imported

    Just spitballing an idea. Will probably catch flak for it but curious to hear what people might think.

    If a company decides to offshore the manufacturing of a product that is protected by a US...
  17. Thread: 8020 Principle

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    My dad had that going for him and his shop. One...

    My dad had that going for him and his shop. One contractor was giving him all the work. Did great for years. Then the contractor bit off more then they could chew. They severely underbid a job that...
  18. Thread: 8020 Principle

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    I've apparently been barred from meetings since I...

    I've apparently been barred from meetings since I tend to question and speak my mind often. I'm surprised I'm still employed. Not to be a dick but to understand their methods. When the new CEO took...
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    To make the situation hilarious, when our...

    To make the situation hilarious, when our division leader came down to present this new concept, he led the meeting with this phrase:

    "I'm glad to announce we're changing our business strategy...I...
  20. Thread: 8020 Principle

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    8020 Principle

    Since this place seems like it caters to mostly job shop environments, I have a question.

    Does anyone here use the 8020 principle for their business?

    I'm in a corporate environment where we...
  21. Hitachi VFD Modbus communication: understanding the addresses

    I'm inching closer to figuring this out but I'm still having trouble understanding it.

    Doing a mill retrofit and I am using a Hitachi SJ P1 inverter that's connected to a RS485-to-USB adapter...
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    230/240V to 200V for auto oiler.

    I picked up an auto oiler for my CNC retrofit for free.99, however, it's rated for 200V (came off a Robodrill). Are there any step-down transformers for such a thing? Only draws 55W so it's not like...
  23. Tree Journeyman 325: motor vs. spindle speed

    For the most part, I got my Hitachi VFD configured to run the factory General Numeric (Fanuc) spindle motor thanks to the help of the people here.

    The Tree has a VR of 1/2 which I guess is normal...
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    I feel like the OP was me, just posting from...

    I feel like the OP was me, just posting from another State. lol.

    I too have a basement shop (literally). I live in a bi-level so the garage has the CNC plasma and welding table. I knocked a hole...
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    Oops, my bad. Mods feel free to lock. Some...

    Oops, my bad. Mods feel free to lock.

    Some have voluntarily got the vaccine (a few with terrible side effects. One had a stroke. Hasn't told anyone but me).

    For the others, it's not being...
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