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  1. Thread: Recession?

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    As I've mentioned before the aerospace shop on...

    As I've mentioned before the aerospace shop on the other side of the carpark has gone from 2 shifts 24/7 to a partial day shift.

    They've invested heavily in infrastructure and machines over the...
  2. Having just got off the phone with DMG Mori in...

    Having just got off the phone with DMG Mori in CA, service doesn't appear to be any better there.
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    I do work for 2 shops in the Seattle area, both...

    I do work for 2 shops in the Seattle area, both are struggling, office staff are working from home, machinists are working 3-4 day weeks etc etc

    I don't ask them how they see the future as I think...
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    Not sure I'd want my address and ph no posted...

    Not sure I'd want my address and ph no posted here, unless Ox said it was ok?
  5. Agreed, 3T would be ok as well.

    Agreed, 3T would be ok as well.
  6. WTB Mori Seiki SL3 with Fanuc control in So Cal (or maybe Mazak QT15)

    I'm looking for a Mori SL3 with a Fanuc control. Preferably an 0T, but 6T is ok. Would rather stay away from Yasnac controls if possible. I'm in North west Orange County.

    Does anybody have one for...
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    I've been running 585XT for years, it's ok. With...

    I've been running 585XT for years, it's ok. With tap water there is some rusting. Even switching to RO water there is rusting, just not quite as much.

    I run about 7% concentration, that's enough...
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    Your assuming that many, if any of the people who...

    Your assuming that many, if any of the people who submitted ideas that could be implemented in a machine tool knew what they were talking about, and if you implemented these ideas would they become...
  9. :eek::eek: :eek::eek: Phew, that's why I'm...

    :eek::eek:

    :eek::eek:

    Phew, that's why I'm staying with my Fadals.:)
  10. Thread: Recession?

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    Or more correctly

    Or more correctly
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    I would think partially unscrewing the fastener...

    I would think partially unscrewing the fastener to create the burr, then screwing them back in again, and hitting them with the silicon carbide nylon filament brush wheel a second time might take...
  12. +1, you'd be way ahead if you started with a...

    +1, you'd be way ahead if you started with a Hardinge HNC/CHNC with a dead control, you'd start with servos, proper ball screws, turret, air powered collet closer, enclosure etc etc
  13. Where's the load reversal?

    Where's the load reversal?
  14. I have a relative who works in facility that...

    I have a relative who works in facility that cares for the long term (in Hampshire UK), very disabled, motorcycle riders who've been in a semi-coma 10 years after a crash, minimally concious patients...
  15. Thread: Recession?

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    Evidently your as delusional as Oltrt. Oltrt...

    Evidently your as delusional as Oltrt.

    Oltrt argues for positions that are against all evidence that is available. I can look across the carpark to the shop that has gone from 2 shifts 6 days a...
  16. I'll take 25 of 3/8 Flat, and 25 1/4 Flat. PM me...

    I'll take 25 of 3/8 Flat, and 25 1/4 Flat. PM me with payment instructions.

    Thank you!
  17. Before you take somebodies word for whether your...

    Before you take somebodies word for whether your able to sell it or not why not contact Mastercam. I bet you can transfer the licence to somebody else.
  18. Thread: Recession?

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    LOL that's about right! The ONLY people I know...

    LOL that's about right!

    The ONLY people I know who are doing very well thru this is the local Harley custom shop I do work for. They've given me enough work to pay my rent the last two months,...
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    It's also possible he had the motor turning the...

    It's also possible he had the motor turning the wrong way. When it's turning the wrong way the pump isn't supplying oil to the bearings and gears
  20. Didn't want to drag up an old thread (it's not...

    Didn't want to drag up an old thread (it's not that old)

    I had some material quoted a day or two ago by IMS

    I had some material quoted, 4 cuts, total length of cuts 60" approx cost $150
    Then...
  21. Thread: Recession?

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    I'm going to be busy for maybe 4-5 weeks. The...

    I'm going to be busy for maybe 4-5 weeks.

    The reason I've got the job is that my customer is in a very precarious position, due to several of their employees (one I trained) they have a very...
  22. Thread: Recession?

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    Well the deal between Embraer and Boeing has...

    Well the deal between Embraer and Boeing has collapsed.

    All the shops I know in the Pac NW who do Boeing work, mainly tooling are working short weeks, whereas a few months ago they had been...
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    An advantage my friend has noticed with the...

    An advantage my friend has noticed with the Glentek, is that after he added rigid tapping the machines is much better at drilling and tapping large threads in steel. Adding the encoder and it's...
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    If I can get it fixed cheaply enough it'll be...

    If I can get it fixed cheaply enough it'll be worth having as a spare.
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    I opened up the drive as far as I could go, there...

    I opened up the drive as far as I could go, there was no obviuos signs of components failing. All the electrolytic caps looked OK no bulging,resistors looked all ok. I'll give it to a friend who...
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