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  1. You can look at COVID response / results from a...

    You can look at COVID response / results from a number of different ways. I think it is best to look at data like this in a per-capita format. Here are some comparative results that tell a bit...
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    There is value to this technology in some...

    There is value to this technology in some applications. Example . . . mold cooling for making glass containers.

    We designed a mold cooling system that put sensors on things that had never been...
  3. I looked at some of the videos that we have and...

    I looked at some of the videos that we have and at the faster frame rates the resolution is pretty low and while I thought they looked great 5 years ago - in today's world of 4k and HD - unless the...
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    293599 There has to be a way to ban Chinese IP...

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    There has to be a way to ban Chinese IP addresses from being posted here . . .

    Not to mention that old Brett Collins has a popular face on lots of "reputable" websites for Chinese...
  5. Note that you need really good lighting and image...

    Note that you need really good lighting and image resolution at 1000 fps is less than HD but plenty clear for what we needed. I'll see if I can link to a short movie clip taken at 1000 fps with this...
  6. We have a Sony Cyber-Shot camera that does 1000...

    We have a Sony Cyber-Shot camera that does 1000 fps . . . model DSC-RX100M4 I believe. It gets used all of the time in our shop and when troubleshooting high speed machines.



    Using the mode...
  7. What is your supply voltage? Do you want as...

    What is your supply voltage? Do you want as cheap as you can get Chinese roulette or a reputable Japanese, European, or Domestic designed, supported unit? New? Used? All programmed and ready to go? ...
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    We are doing this now for a customer using a...

    We are doing this now for a customer using a Fanuc robot w/15kW 20,000 rpm spindle. They selected a software CAM package that takes care of translating from part geometry to robot code. We are not...
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    I did something similar with three rotary...

    I did something similar with three rotary disconnects with one handle, 90 deg operation. Used laser burned linkage from 10GU stainless with short shoulder bolts. Hundreds of these in use but none...
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    Looks like the FAA has a bit of analysis to do on...

    Looks like the FAA has a bit of analysis to do on the flight tests, then approval of a pilot training program, then airlines need to get pilots certified, then planes taken out of mothballs and...
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    Actually - most projects related to TP that we...

    Actually - most projects related to TP that we had on order have been deferred - they do not want to take the downtime to install our upgrades / safety systems. We are presently running at about 60%...
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    I liked this despite the fact that people...

    I liked this despite the fact that people shouldn't have to die because of ignorance . . . the whole pandemic + racial tensions + economic blunders + the prospect of an imminent election that...
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    Here. We. Go! Boeing 737 MAX Test Flight...

    Here. We. Go! Boeing 737 MAX Test Flight Expected Next Week: Report

    My old college roommate and now business partner designed the autothrottle system for the 777 and did a lot of work on the 737...
  14. One additional item of potential concern . . ....

    One additional item of potential concern . . . the topic of "re-licensing" of software on the robot and any options can get sticky. If you ever need support from Fanuc, this will trigger a question...
  15. We have done this with the robot guided by both a...

    We have done this with the robot guided by both a vision system (Cognex) as well as with a laser displacement sensor . . . typical accuracy with a camera is dependent upon lensing / lighting and at...
  16. Poll: When I was in high school (early 80’s when there...

    When I was in high school (early 80’s when there was a far less delicate population) . . . if two young men were caught in a rough and tumble disagreement involving fists . . . the teachers would...
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    Nothing like a noisy Detroit diesel. Having...

    Nothing like a noisy Detroit diesel. Having worked two summers on a power skiff towing the end of a seine net with a 3-53 running 1800 rpm with an open stack, I learned to live with tinnitus and the...
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    Unless mother Theresa is running, we will always...

    Unless mother Theresa is running, we will always have to choose the lesser of two evils. I wrote in J.D. Vance in the last election because I couldn’t bring myself to vote for either candidate.
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    A lot to like with that lathe and glad to see...

    A lot to like with that lathe and glad to see your enthusiasm for your purchase. I spent a few hours reviewing a nice A20 about a decade ago and kick myself often for not buying it.
  20. I have signed 6 NDA's in recent weeks . . . for...

    I have signed 6 NDA's in recent weeks . . . for everything from the asphalt roofing industry to construction fastener manufacturing to a semi-truck chassis flipper to a custom gearbox design (our...
  21. Various drive manuals call this different things...

    Various drive manuals call this different things - essentially you are boosting the Volts above rated flux at a given frequency to get more torque within a range of operation. It is not unusual to...
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    I have watched the knife sharpeners at Benchmade...

    I have watched the knife sharpeners at Benchmade use belt grinders to hand sharpen every single blade that they manufacture. They are the only knife company that I know of that builds up the entire...
  23. We only have two lathes. The other is a Mori...

    We only have two lathes. The other is a Mori MR-2000 20x80 in good condition. Both have D1-6 Chuck Mounts and Aloris CA tool posts so tooling can be shared between them with a slight adjustment to...
  24. Nope . . . its not just the stealing of IP and...

    Nope . . . its not just the stealing of IP and making products to undercut the market, it is the way that they "recruit" workers.

    I have a buddy that works for International Justice Mission - and...
  25. Why don't you just send drawings for whatever you...

    Why don't you just send drawings for whatever you want to make with your Fadal to China and have them make the parts for you? I am sure they have a vocational training center full of political...
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