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  1. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Tom, It's Wheelies Instagram account name,...

    Tom,

    It's Wheelies Instagram account name, has more pictures of what he's up to lately. I stumbled across it in the #instamachinist posts after having read this thread, took a second to figure...
  2. Vancbiker is right about the limitations of these...

    Vancbiker is right about the limitations of these machines. I see the niche for them being in a mechanic or welding fab shop where they want to mill an arc slot in a bracket or something like that...
  3. Check with Centroid, they do a lot of retrofits....

    Check with Centroid, they do a lot of retrofits. If nothing else it will give you a worse case nuclear option price tag, my wild guess is it would cost a couple times what you're paying for the mill.
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    Would you consider enlisting in the Air Force to...

    Would you consider enlisting in the Air Force to be a machinist? From the couple USAF shops I've been in it looked like they have a good machinist program, you'd come out of that with some solid...
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    Sorry...For the record, Haas helped get us to...

    Sorry...For the record, Haas helped get us to this point, and they may be the best option again at some point.
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    Same here, I just got a quote for due diligence. ...

    Same here, I just got a quote for due diligence. I asked the rep to repeat himself.. Don't go buying the last one out from under me!! ... ;)
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    Wow, thanks for the replies, really appreciate...

    Wow, thanks for the replies, really appreciate the help.

    Sounds like we can skip the conveyor, pretty uniform consent on that. And that was the biggest uncertainty I had.

    On TSC- I didn't...
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    Recommened Speedio Options-Chip Conveyor?

    Hey guys,

    We're looking at getting a S500X1 (which are on sale now if anyone is interested) and I'm curious what options current owners wouldn't want to live without. As background, we currently...
  9. Kudos on the organization, we're working on a...

    Kudos on the organization, we're working on a similar system with QR codes and online inventories.

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    Here's a variation on the theme, CAT-40 stands. Our 3D printer has a lot of free time...
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    Mike W- What part of NC are in? You can be...

    Mike W- What part of NC are in? You can be successful anywhere, but if you're in a more industrial area like the Triangle or Charlotte you'll have some opportunities that a guy way out in the sticks...
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    Between those two the Haas wins hands down, just...

    Between those two the Haas wins hands down, just a lot more machine. The nice thing about a TM as your first machine is the level of support and tutorials, and they hold resale value well.

    We had...
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    Wanted: 1/8" B30 Index Collet

    Anyone have an extra laying around? They're out of stock at ShopHardinge.com and pricey to boot.
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    To close out this thread:we installed the new...

    To close out this thread:we installed the new brake and it hasn't faulted out since. Vancbiker was right about the brake not engaging fast enough to stop it in place.

    Thanks for all the help!
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    That's a good point, and it looks like the same...

    That's a good point, and it looks like the same prox sensor is used in several places.
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    I got through to Sharp technical support, they...

    I got through to Sharp technical support, they are pretty confident the brake is worn out and allowing the cam to over travel. A new brake is in the mail, we'll see if that solves it. I'll put some...
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    Vancbiker, I just talked to a repair tech (who...

    Vancbiker, I just talked to a repair tech (who wasn't familiar with this machine exactly, but seemed pretty sharp) and he said the same thing about the sensor triggering the brake and something in...
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    Here's a picture of the top of the cam position...

    Here's a picture of the top of the cam position sensor. The wires are bent over pretty good from the wire drag chain running over it. I don't think that's the current issue, but definitely...
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    Thanks Spock. We were going to tear into it...

    Thanks Spock. We were going to tear into it Monday, and it started working fine. Ran all day yesterday with no issues, then this morning it's back to the same problem. I don't think it's going to be...
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    Sharp SV-2412 Tool Change Problem

    Hey guys,

    Question from a long time lurker/new poster- Our 2008 Sharp SV-2412 with Oi Mate-MC control has a tool changer issue. It seems the geneva cam that rotates the umbrella tool changer is...
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    Bones, didn't you mention being issued a patent? ...

    Bones, didn't you mention being issued a patent? Since that's public information, posting a link would give everyone way more insight into what you need to get running without giving away trade...
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    Sell fast, improve always.

    I would disagree. First gen products are usually not perfect, but good products made by good companies get better with time. Glock's motto is "Perfection", and they're on Gen 5 guns...

    A...
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    We built a RPC from a 15hp motor that was $30...

    We built a RPC from a 15hp motor that was $30 from a junkyard and a $100 eBay kit with the capacitors and switches (probably five times the component cost, but it worked on the first try). That thing...
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    +1 on Edge Precision, Peter does a great job. I...

    +1 on Edge Precision, Peter does a great job. I think he is the closest to the "mentor" type that was talked about a few years ago in this thread...

    Another guy to check out for machining content...
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    We've had great service from FedTech in MN. We...

    We've had great service from FedTech in MN. We have sent them all manner of questionable drawings, and they always send us good parts at a very fair price.
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    BLUF- It's possible, and you can make a website...

    BLUF- It's possible, and you can make a website with invoices yourself.

    I'll second the WordPress with WooCommerce suggestion. My business is in a similar boat, our orders are split between the...
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