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  1. So, switching gears to ERP systems: who uses...

    So, switching gears to ERP systems: who uses Microsoft Dynamics?

    My reasoning for looking at dynamics is experience with the alternatives: make your own (best option if you have a good program)...
  2. Nice edit.

    Nice edit.
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    Heíll bring balance to the parties... up to...

    Heíll bring balance to the parties... up to 20,000 rpm
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    You donít need everybody to be that stupid, just...

    You donít need everybody to be that stupid, just one person. One guy just needs to say, ĒI want a toolbox. Iím sure theyíre cheap on Craigslist.Ē Do the search, looks nice, pick it up, take it home,...
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    Much more than that. You can use all the...

    Much more than that. You can use all the equations you could in an excel sheet. For example, if you wanted to scale dimensions. Each row is a different configuration, and you can set whether features...
  6. Iím pretty sure I talked to Fanuc myself about...

    Iím pretty sure I talked to Fanuc myself about transferring to MC, and their response is thatís what a data server is, which is a totally different piece of hardware. I have another post around here...
  7. Robodrill Program Input/Output troubleshooting

    I am using the Fanuc FTP and it works great (Iím using windows 10), but it was pretty pricy for what it is. I only use it for small programs and testing one tool path at a time since my machine...
  8. I tried registering; havenít seen a confirmation...

    I tried registering; havenít seen a confirmation email and it wonít let me bug the admins until Iím confirmed. Looks like a good forum though.
  9. GD&T professional development resources

    Hey guys,

    Where do ya go when you want to be a metrology expert?

    Every CMM dealership offers a one week class or something, but whatís the next step up? A fella I work with is an absolute wiz...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200615/2e7dd8fb...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200615/2e7dd8fb0c37dd7498b2530e08829d2e.jpg
    It has a home now. Still fartin around with it.
  11. I am parting this bad boy. As cool of a project...

    I am parting this bad boy. As cool of a project as it might have been, I have better uses of time and space. Replaced with a Renishaw Equator.

    Does anybody need any of the components on said...
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    Whatís an 80/20 profile?

    Whatís an 80/20 profile?
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    And thatís just it; 3D sketching is a secondary...

    And thatís just it; 3D sketching is a secondary tool, to be used in conjunction with 2D.

    If VR drafting starts to take off, I think said system would need to have 3D sketching as the primary...
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    Wellllll... see previous post where I caught a...

    Wellllll... see previous post where I caught a workstation on fire. I also think 3D sketching isnít there. I try it out every few years, but its just too buggy for me. It has specific purposes for...
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    Ooh. I like this. I didnít realize this was...

    Ooh. I like this. I didnít realize this was something I wanted, but I do and I know it exists now. Outstanding.
  16. Small bench mill or go big? (for a newbie)

    Mostly because heís looking for a mill to do hobby work and prototyping?

    Iím not saying itís the wrong decision, but my experience very closely matches mr. Garwoods. I was a mechanic, have an...
  17. You will not find Trak machines as junk. They...

    You will not find Trak machines as junk. They serve a specific purpose, which Iíd gander is much closer to your needs.

    You are very correct; Nice heavy iron, but the parts arenít cheap. Itís...
  18. Ot: has everyone just learned to not give technical advice?

    Edit: bah, sounded funnier in my head.
  19. Donít be so hard on yourself man, gotta start...

    Donít be so hard on yourself man, gotta start somewhere.

    If you start talking about Sherline VS Tormach; no mercy
  20. Matsuura over Haas, any day, any price. I worked...

    Matsuura over Haas, any day, any price. I worked with an MC550 and the RAIII, outstanding machines. Heavy iron through.

    You can indeed contour with a Trak. Just sayin
  21. CNC Machine - heavy equipment - by owner - sale...

    CNC Machine - heavy equipment - by owner - sale


    SHARP mill with Proto Trak MX2 control - tools - by owner - sale


    And in your neck of the woods:


    SWI/Prototrak Model K3 CNC Vertical...
  22. Get a prototrak! Or a Trak bed mill, whichever...

    Get a prototrak! Or a Trak bed mill, whichever you can get your hands on.

    I got an old robodrill with five-axis table with the intention of doing tool room/hobby work. What I did evolved into...
  23. Weíre on the same page, and case/point, Iím...

    Weíre on the same page, and case/point, Iím learning stuff from your response. I generally think of myself as more-than-average knowledgeable in things IT in nature. Heck I coordinated IT for an...
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    How many people are using multi body parts to...

    How many people are using multi body parts to create all the part files for a single assembly?

    I started doing this almost exclusively. If itís simple, I use three sketches to pretty much define...
  25. I put it akin to the abort tower on a rocket. The...

    I put it akin to the abort tower on a rocket. The tower was cost effective deliberate risk mitigation for a small window of possible failure, at a great cost of engineering and initial mass. The new...
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