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  1. Electro Craft Max 430 driving Electro Craft Servo Motor/Tach noise and over current

    Driving an Electro Craft DC brush type motor/tach with an Electro Craft Max 430 servo drive on a high precision two axis machine. The servo motor is noisy in operation and goes into over current...
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    I think there are muffler type oil vapor...

    I think there are muffler type oil vapor condensers that catch and condense the oil and allow the oil to drain back into the pump crankcase. You might find something like that on ebay and of course...
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    The thermal conductivity of plastic is a small...

    The thermal conductivity of plastic is a small fraction of steel. Heat from your hands is a big source of error with the error getting larger as the size of the instrument gets larger. Adding...
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    I imagine this drill press has a column and the...

    I imagine this drill press has a column and the table is adjustable in height. I would first try to have the broken table welded or brazed back together to have use of the column clamp device. A...
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    To get the piece flat get a roll of sticky back...

    To get the piece flat get a roll of sticky back coated sandpaper at around 100 grit. Stick pieces on a flat surface that is about three times as long and three times as wide as your part. Push the...
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    Having a vertical receiver tank of around 200...

    Having a vertical receiver tank of around 200 gallons or more with a float drain or an electric drain at the bottom is probably a better solution and additionally will give you enough storage to make...
  7. I have found that sports shoes and soft walking...

    I have found that sports shoes and soft walking shoes do not give enough support on concrete with a rubber anti-fatigue mat so I get tired and ache at the end of a day with that type of shoe. Red...
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    Go buy some grinding wheels on 1/4" stems that...

    Go buy some grinding wheels on 1/4" stems that are around 1/2" diameter and others larger. Put the part in a chuck on your lathe and a grinding wheel in a drill chuck in the tail stock. Slow feed...
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    What material for the mirrors, glass, metal,...

    What material for the mirrors, glass, metal, plastic? Do you need a front surface mirror? What quality of surface? Assume mirror is flat, how flat does it need to be? Is there a reflectivity spec?
  10. Any thoughts on Dorries, Toshiba, G&L, TOS Hulin,...

    Any thoughts on Dorries, Toshiba, G&L, TOS Hulin, Ingersoll? I looked at Phoenix on the web some time ago. I think your estimate of $1.5M is in the ball park if not low considering tooling and...
  11. If cost is no object and accuracy and precision...

    If cost is no object and accuracy and precision are the highest priority what new CNC VTL is the very best on the market today in the 120" range?
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    BeCu is usually 2 percent Be, no more. This...

    BeCu is usually 2 percent Be, no more. This means it is 2 percent as hazardous as pure Be. It is still a hazard but fairly small. Beryllium oxide BeO is a more serious hazard than pure Be but it...
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    I got five bids on the heat pump/AC unit for my...

    I got five bids on the heat pump/AC unit for my house before choosing Lenox which is made in Texas over Trane which is also made in Texas. I believe these two are the top two brands for AC systems. ...
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    Below the pressure gauge is a screw with a lock...

    Below the pressure gauge is a screw with a lock nut. You adjust the oil pressure by loosening the lock nut and screwing in the screw and tightening the lock nut to keep the position. The pressure...
  15. Aircraft method is to "V" the tube to a length...

    Aircraft method is to "V" the tube to a length about twice the diameter of tube or close to the length of the solid rod, then TIG weld along the V cuts on each side of the rod and of course the end...
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    TSTC should have some help with preparing a...

    TSTC should have some help with preparing a resume with some examples and samples. We hired a laser technician from TSTC who turned out to be very good. When you get a resume done sent it to me.
  17. Nice zoos in Dallas and Ft. Worth Amon Carter...

    Nice zoos in Dallas and Ft. Worth Amon Carter Museum in addition to Kimball art museum in Ft. Worth

    Mesquite Rodeo suburb of Dallas Mesquite Pro Rodeo | Resistol Arena | Mesquite Rodeo | Resistol...
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    For God's sake if you don't live in Texas don't...

    For God's sake if you don't live in Texas don't move to Texas, it is really horrible there. Nothing but bugs, thorns, dust and people with guns, oh and big snakes.
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    Once needed a 15" diameter x 2" thick piece of...

    Once needed a 15" diameter x 2" thick piece of 4340 and couldn't find plate anywhere coast to coast. EMJ had a piece of plate on the west coast but then I happened to tell EMJ I wanted a round disk...
  20. Smoke some more dope and go back under your rock.

    Smoke some more dope and go back under your rock.
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    Do whatever you can to go to the best available...

    Do whatever you can to go to the best available engineering school full time and aim to make the best possible grades. Grades are the currency at universities; if you make good grades many doors...
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    For precision applications designers consider...

    For precision applications designers consider diameter to thickness ratio and a diameter to thickness ratio of 6 to 1 is routine if you want something to be very flat and stay that way. That means a...
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    Gold plate the stainless steel screws, easy to...

    Gold plate the stainless steel screws, easy to do, low cost because you only need a thin coating.
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    1. What material is the component made of? ...

    1. What material is the component made of? Assume aluminum but the material makes a difference. Slightly different ideas if it is stainless or something else.

    2. How many parts are you planning...
  25. Haas machines use them.

    Haas machines use them.
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