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  1. Ha ha, you're "that guy" ;) . Regards. Mike

    Ha ha, you're "that guy" ;) .

    Regards.

    Mike
  2. I know a guy that has a 700 with only a few...

    I know a guy that has a 700 with only a few inches of free space on the sides. AFAICT it has no effect on running the machine.

    My 700 has 30" from the back of the cabinet to the wall. Hasn't been...
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    Most of the Boeing work that I see and do...

    Most of the Boeing work that I see and do (infrastructure machinery, not airplane parts) has long lead times. An automated riveting or fiber winding machine gets ordered long before it is scheduled...
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    I'm getting some decent jobs. Just completed #5....

    I'm getting some decent jobs. Just completed #5. One job I made ~125% of shop rate. One job was ~60%, a couple were 80%.

    95% of the jobs I see are weird enough that I'd make a minor fraction of...
  5. It depends ... Good customer who sends out a...

    It depends ...

    Good customer who sends out a lot of RFQ's, but they generally send RFQ's to multiple shops -- no prose, just "No quote".
    Good customer that I have a tighter relationship with --...
  6. I have literally 1000’s of extra parts. Once in...

    I have literally 1000’s of extra parts. Once in awhile a customer will ask for “a couple of those things you made us back in 2017.” OK, once in a really long while that happens. But it happens.
    ...
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    But, what’s causing it? Maybe your new pullstuds...

    But, what’s causing it? Maybe your new pullstuds are going to look like that soon.

    Regards.

    Mike
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    Nope, long gone since a long time ago. Sorry :o....

    Nope, long gone since a long time ago. Sorry :o.

    Regards.

    Mike
  9. While we're on the subject ... how about 8xD 1/2"...

    While we're on the subject ... how about 8xD 1/2" coolant-thru?

    Regards.

    Mike
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    I had a Quincy 5 HP piston compressor before...

    I had a Quincy 5 HP piston compressor before getting my screw compressor. I tried a fairly nice/expensive muffler on the intake, and IME, it did very little to quiet the machine.

    Regards.

    Mike
  11. Any old Mori Seiki experts here? My SL-2B alarms out when I rapid in Z

    Hi guys,

    I have a 1980 Mori Seiki SL-2B. Yasnac control, Yaskawa DC servos. Suddenly last week, the machine raised a #35 alarm ("Overload") when rapiding in Z. It now does this 100% of the time...
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    Mine, and probably Kaeser as well, have a...

    Mine, and probably Kaeser as well, have a significant run-on timer to keep everything going for a few minutes after the high pressure switch trips. This is to ensure all the moisture in the air end...
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    I would just get a large (like 120gal) auxiliary...

    I would just get a large (like 120gal) auxiliary tank and hook it up to the Kaeser. The Kaeser will want to run for several minutes at a time so it heats up, as opposed to frequent short bursts, but...
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    I did a job yesterday that actually made good...

    I did a job yesterday that actually made good money on. I happened to have 1-7/8" black acetal round rod on-hand. 4 hours start to finish.

    But, it is about 10% of the jobs that I have been seeing,...
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    I could be wrong, but I think G41 has to be...

    I could be wrong, but I think G41 has to be immediately followed by a G1. That G1 is where the offset happens. I could be wrong.

    Regards.

    Mike
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    Go for it then, it's been sitting there since...

    Go for it then, it's been sitting there since Monday.

    On edit ...

    *** Never mind, I saw you were booked up already. ***
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    Based on your experience, what would Xometry...

    Based on your experience, what would Xometry finishing charge for 1-day turnaround Type II black on 3x 33.5" x 6.5" x 1" parts? One challenge I have with Xometry finishing is by the time I get a bid...
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    How about J001CA6B? 3x pieces 1x 33.5" x 6.5"...

    How about J001CA6B?

    3x pieces
    1x 33.5" x 6.5" x 1" (start with 34" x 7" of 1-1/4" plate)
    2x 3" x 3" x 1/2"
    Type II black
    6-day turnaround
    ~$1,000

    2 days to make them, assuming you had...
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    It's one of the parts inside of Offer #J001ca35.

    It's one of the parts inside of Offer #J001ca35.
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    How would do the bore in PN 0144FDD? You have an...

    How would do the bore in PN 0144FDD? You have an EDM in-house?

    Regards.

    Mike
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    I has used it for about 1 year before I got the...

    I has used it for about 1 year before I got the Speedio, but all it had to do for that time was keep the lathe's bar pusher plunger pumped up which used practically no volume. It started to crap out...
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    That was me. The poor little thing ran pretty...

    That was me. The poor little thing ran pretty much constantly. My Speedio uses a lot more than 1.6 CFM. More like 5. Part of it is how many tool changes you are doing. Each tool change gets a full...
  23. Have you tried an RFQ into Xometry? :stirthepot:

    Have you tried an RFQ into Xometry? :stirthepot:
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    That is not correct. Read Xometry's statement...

    That is not correct. Read Xometry's statement carefully -- "Xometry’s U.S.-based Manufacturing Partners form the backbone of our cutting-edge Manufacturing On Demand platform." That is not saying all...
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    Huh? That's 40 SFM, with a carbide endmill? Steel...

    Huh? That's 40 SFM, with a carbide endmill? Steel would be OK with 10x that.

    Regards.

    Mike
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