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  1. I have a Series 1 Interact with TNC2500 circa...

    I have a Series 1 Interact with TNC2500 circa 1995. You can probably use any of the programming manuals from the 151, 2500, 360 to get the info for a post. The VisualMill tech wrote one for the...
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    Thanks gentlemen for the replies and information....

    Thanks gentlemen for the replies and information.
    a)I haven't been able to find an off-the shelf 093 shank drill #55-ish drill. I have found some, but they are not long enough (the flute length...
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    Custom Drill Bit Source

    We are looking for a source for a couple of custom drill bits.
    One is basically a standard #55 drill bit, but requires a 3/32 shank (approx 16 mm long) , and the overall length of the flutes needs...
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    Source for Custom Torx-Align Bits (T5)

    Pardon the cross-post, probably should have posted here instead of the "general" forum.

    We have a couple of custom parts that require a t5 torx-align (screw-retaining) tip: torx on one end and...
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    Source for Custom Torx-Align Bits (T5)

    We have a couple of custom parts that require a t5 torx-align (screw-retaining) tip: torx on one end and cylindrical features/grooves on the other, approx 1" long. Does anyone have any info on...
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    My PC expert (used to work for Intel, and...

    My PC expert (used to work for Intel, and designed the first laptops for IBM), also says "you never know" what might happen with a USB-Serial converter that may cause a glitch.

    I bought an older...
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    I don't know what decade the instructors,...

    I don't know what decade the instructors, professors and administrators are working in, but "engineers" since the 80's started being responsible for design, drafting, testing, documentation, and...
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    The simple way to reverse the DC motor is with a...

    The simple way to reverse the DC motor is with a DPDT switch (plenty of examples available by searching "DC motor reversing switch"); you can get one that's spring-loaded to the "off" center position...
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    On an original 230 volt 3-phase machine: The...

    On an original 230 volt 3-phase machine:

    The speed control motor (for the variable sheave drive), spindle motor (2-speed controlled by the contactors and connections) and pump are all 230v...
  10. Unigraphics/NX will do it, it will project curves...

    Unigraphics/NX will do it, it will project curves onto compound surfaces, offset curves on compound surfaces, split surfaces with those curves etc. The curves will need to be extracted or sectioned...
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    Here it goes again, comparing R8 Bridgeport...

    Here it goes again, comparing R8 Bridgeport J-Head type machines, to a Cincinnati or VMC...
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    Universal does also sell an integral R8 to...

    Universal does also sell an integral R8 to kwik-switch 200 master holder ($680). The thing I dislike about all adapters, including collet adapters and such is the amount of projection. This one has...
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    New R8 (solid) collets from Hardinge are $50...

    New R8 (solid) collets from Hardinge are $50 each, and worth the money for the relatively few sizes needed; most all the rest are mystery-Chinese origin, materials and tolerances. New Hardinge...
  14. What is the "fuse on display controller". My...

    What is the "fuse on display controller". My "guess" is that it is probably something in the display/CRT module. Cheers.
  15. Is it actually "doing" anything with the normal...

    Is it actually "doing" anything with the normal startup functions, or is the actual machine dead too, not just the display visibility. I assume you tried adjusting brightness and contrast to see if...
  16. Thread: Drone attack

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    The "complacency" bubble being burst will...

    The "complacency" bubble being burst will probably settle in as some amount of risk-premium on the price of oil for some time. Seeing that the ubiquity and low cost of unsophisticated drones make...
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    The whole advantage/safety to a pallet jack is...

    The whole advantage/safety to a pallet jack is pick it up just enough to clear the ground, usually less than an inch. If it isn't balanced to do that, reposition the pallet jack(s). If someone is...
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    Ash has a grain similar to oak, but the...

    Ash has a grain similar to oak, but the background is lighter in color, and does not have much smell (very mild and non-irritating). Ash, IMO is a much nicer wood cosmetically, and to work with than...
  19. Probably get censored: Past (direct quote):...

    Probably get censored:

    Past (direct quote):
    Zuck: "I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
    Friend: What? How'd you manage that one?
    Zuck: People just submitted it.
    Zuck: I don't...
  20. Could be any combination of the above. Seems...

    Could be any combination of the above. Seems there have been lots of scams/controversy on Kickstarter, and FB and Chinese companies are in my same category of trust and who I try not to purchase or...
  21. Bought a pristine BP Interact TNC2500 1995...

    Bought a pristine BP Interact TNC2500 1995 vintage, (fixed head CNC, quickswitch 200, no tool changer), about 6 years ago, for $5k. Use visualcam to feed it programs. It has been extremely handy...
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    No problem here. Try malwarebytes, they have a...

    No problem here. Try malwarebytes, they have a free version, usually works well (better than the high priced ones)
  23. Just throwing this out, since I know nothing...

    Just throwing this out, since I know nothing about that particular system. If it has discrete servo-drive boards for the axes, it would be unusual for all of those to go out at the same time. And if...
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    Moved a Milltronics VMC (probably not quite as...

    Moved a Milltronics VMC (probably not quite as heavy as that), with a rollback wrecker and one of the heavy-duty large electric walk-behind pallet-jacks (rented).
  25. Thread: Fly Cutting

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    I've never had problems with BP collets slipping,...

    I've never had problems with BP collets slipping, or things pulling out, when using that F45ST facemill, boring heads, or the occasional large bit (the screw is long-gone). Use good quality (not...
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