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    I don't get it? Epoxy came in and got some of...

    I don't get it?

    Epoxy came in and got some of the floor done. I'm doing it in stages, but it requires some planning. It has a recoat time of <72 hours or >7 days, and I've got the electricians...
  2. HFM are great for deep pockets and sketchy setups...

    HFM are great for deep pockets and sketchy setups and are very reliable, but I've found them to be generally slower (MRR) than HSM on the parts and materials I've done.

    I find HFM to give...
  3. We had great luck with the Sumitomo SMD drills at...

    We had great luck with the Sumitomo SMD drills at the old shop. Each body takes a range of drill tips, which can be reground. They have several tip styles and unless someone did something stupid I...
  4. The OSP-300 does have limitations on program...

    The OSP-300 does have limitations on program size, kinda. You have a fixed buffer size and after that you need to basically move over to a data server type setup. Don't get me wrong I'm no fan of...
  5. Yup, talking about the bus bars! I've got LEDs...

    Yup, talking about the bus bars!

    I've got LEDs going in here - I can't imagine putting anything else in these days.
  6. LMAO somehow I completely missed it! We had...

    LMAO somehow I completely missed it!

    We had the prototype FLEX-2 at my last day job and it had no trouble with chips. We were loading molded plastic parts with a lot of draft angle, and there...
  7. Talk to Yamazen about the Flex or Flex 2 loading...

    Talk to Yamazen about the Flex or Flex 2 loading system?
  8. Man I love that electrical setup! I know it is...

    Man I love that electrical setup! I know it is pricey but I saw it in several buildings I looked at before I found my new shop.
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    Thanks! You can see the floor color in the...

    Thanks! You can see the floor color in the pictures of the VMC. It is a Sherwin Williams product... 8100 multi-part epoxy in a very light battleship-gray like color. Between that and the high...
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    TIG welding you should not have issues with hard...

    TIG welding you should not have issues with hard spots on 1018 and ER70S2 rod. I haven't had issues with 309L, either, when joining dissimilar low carbon steels. You should no have to worry about...
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    I just used one of the Harvey units on a 44HRc...

    I just used one of the Harvey units on a 44HRc production job following their speeds and feeds, and their stock allowance. 5mm Drill followed by a 0.1990" Reamer. Made all the holes to size but...
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    If you're in Wisconsin, the guys that bought all...

    If you're in Wisconsin, the guys that bought all the rights to the Hitachi Seiki USA brand are in Waukesha. cybermachinerysales.com

    I was looking at one of their turning centers that they are...
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    Whew. Drywallers finally got in and got the...

    Whew. Drywallers finally got in and got the sanding done (I needed to schedule it when I could shut down for a few days) and then I knocked out the painting as well. Got a few days to catch up and...
  14. Sit down and put together a organizational chart,...

    Sit down and put together a organizational chart, and a business plan, with the guy. Find out what questions you both have about each others' operations, and where you both see each other in the...
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    That is going to require 3D adaptive for roughing...

    That is going to require 3D adaptive for roughing in Fusion in one toolpath. That said, I would likely break it down into a few different toolpaths. What is the material? Looks like a good...
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    This is a function of the post processor - you...

    This is a function of the post processor - you (or someone) will have to edit it in order to output files with no extension. Generally this is a very simple modification.
  17. Spend the extra money and get a JBL Xtreme if you...

    Spend the extra money and get a JBL Xtreme if you want a small portable speaker that really does sound great and cut through. That or if your neighbor does live sound (like mine) get him to fly his...
  18. From what I saw MC was the same way - sometimes...

    From what I saw MC was the same way - sometimes you just have to create a 2D line or contour projection to get the kernel to do what you want it to.
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    In my experience when I get something like that...

    In my experience when I get something like that (lots of unnecessary rapid moves) I am trying to use the wrong toolpath. 3D adaptive is a nice roughing strategy, but not a panacea. Since it starts...
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    I did think about that. I'll probably end up...

    I did think about that. I'll probably end up with a hoist on a cart.
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    Thanks for the replies! These pieces are only...

    Thanks for the replies!

    These pieces are only about 160lbs (A36 plate 2.25"x8"x31"). I'm thinking I might go up to around 500lbs maximum.

    I am also considering getting a rolling gantry crane...
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    Forklift Mounted Jib Crane Options?

    So I'm running my first large steel parts in the Okuma and need a better solution since I'm a one-man shop. It is a PITA to get the forklift facing the front of the machine so I'm looking for...
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    I wish I could help but I replaced air lines only...

    I wish I could help but I replaced air lines only on my old Sharp, all the fittings stayed put.
  24. PM me and let me take a look at it. I've been a...

    PM me and let me take a look at it. I've been a sound engineer for a looooong time.
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    Just buy a scope. You will NEVER regret it.

    Just buy a scope. You will NEVER regret it.
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