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  1. Yes litlerob1, I concur. It did come up in...

    Yes litlerob1, I concur. It did come up in conversation, yesterday. Our standard for threaded parts references Ansi B2.1, which unfortunately calls out "total number of threads" to L4 as 11. I...
  2. Programming to "L4" length on npt threads for ansi B1.20.1

    What is the rule of thumb on the length (L4 per MHB) to single point thread on NPT? Do you guys come out at a shallow angle to get the 10 thread count that you would get with a die? I was taught to...
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    If I try to punch holes with a linear pattern it...

    If I try to punch holes with a linear pattern it does bad things to my computer, as stated. Got to playing with appearances and chain link was the only one I could generate, but the background is...
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    Expanded metal in solidworks?

    I've ran through youtube and know that I can change the appearance of a surface, but is there a way to generate expanded metal without linear cut patterns? I was playing with weldments and was...
  5. Found it. "Round to nearest fraction" needs to be...

    Found it. "Round to nearest fraction" needs to be checked under the "more" in lengths. Behind the tab with the 3 little dots.
    Thanks and Have Fun!
    i_r_
  6. SolidWorks switching dimension formats in cut list?

    I've been playing with weldment and SW is generating 4 place decimals in some places an fractions in others. What am I doing wrong?
    thanks in advance
    i_r_
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  7. SolidWorks switching dimension formats in cut list?

    I've been playing with weldment and SW is generating 4 place decimals in some places and fractions in others. What am I doing wrong?
    thanks in advance
    i_r_
    262687
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    Found a page on the Haas site. A vf5 is $75k. I...

    Found a page on the Haas site. A vf5 is $75k. I added another $15k for tooling and a fourth axis.
    thanks
    i_r_
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    new milling machine price?

    Boss just told me to come up with a dollar amount for a cnc mill to replace the Servo Sam 6&7 mills we currently run. Need the numer in the morning to submit into the budget. So...
    Anyone purchased...
  10. I've been able to find some drawings that I can...

    I've been able to find some drawings that I can make into solid models to get me where I need to be. Now I'm interested in finding out about a standard. I'll post if I find out.
    thanks for the help...
  11. Len, Is there a diference between english and...

    Len,
    Is there a diference between english and metric purlin, or is there some world wide standard?
    Thanks
    i_r_
  12. ot: looking for c and z purlin .dxfs for solid works

    Anyone have a source for c purlin .dxfs or models? I've hit the toolbox and user library and found a bunch of purlin clips, but no purlin.
    Thanks
    i_r_machinist
  13. Thanks for all the time spent on the...

    Thanks for all the time spent on the replies!customer
    I'm back. Anyway, you guys have given me plenty to research, and being i_r_machinist and not i_r_welder, I didn't know you could stick weld AL....
  14. Recommendations for engine driven welder

    I'm in the market for an engine driven welding machine. Our welders here at the plant told me to get a machine that runs on propane. The benifits were not as noisey as a diesel and run cleaner than a...
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    1. set budget. 2. define work parameters. How...

    1. set budget.
    2. define work parameters. How thick of metal and how big the product.
    3. ease of operation/ learning curve
    4. Join Plasmaspider and read anything Jim Colt wrote.

    I wanted to do...
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    They had a nardini in the shop but got rid of it...

    They had a nardini in the shop but got rid of it before I got here. Traded it for a monarch.
    have fun
    i_r_
  17. 220 grade strip sandpaper works great. i_r_

    220 grade strip sandpaper works great.
    i_r_
  18. YouTube...

    YouTube

    Youtube is your friend.
    have fun
    i_r_
  19. Here is what I ended up with. The mockup shows...

    Here is what I ended up with. The mockup shows that it works and the powers that be bought off on it. Once again all yall made me look good!
    THANKS!
    and have fun
    i_r_machinist
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  20. They brought this one in special from...

    They brought this one in special from Pittsburgh,Pa., some kind of world famous metallurgist.
    Anyway...
    After re-reading all the posts and following all the links,(Thanks!), I cut a 1.75"od x...
  21. Well, I learned something today. Natural gum...

    Well, I learned something today. Natural gum rubber is white-ish and barely stiffer than chewed bubble gum. As soon as I put my hands on it I told the boss it wouldn't work. I made a mock-up and cut...
  22. Seymour, you are exactly right and I apoligize....

    Seymour, you are exactly right and I apoligize. When this was brought to me "castle nut" was implanted in my head and I never questioned it.
    For some reason, these studs are extended 3.5 +/- 1.4"...
  23. O-ring was the first design I came up with, but...

    O-ring was the first design I came up with, but was shot down because mating surface will have a uneven coated surface. They use a full face gum rubber gasket that extends past the 24" BHC to the...
  24. Oldwrench, You're right. Bastard acorn. The nut...

    Oldwrench, You're right. Bastard acorn. The nut will have a finish on the bottom for a rubber gasket. Engineers believe we are getting leaks along the mounting studs of a blind flange at the bottom...
  25. Thanks! i_r_

    Thanks!
    i_r_
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