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  1. Thanks Mike, I Will shoot them an email.

    Thanks Mike,
    I Will shoot them an email.
  2. Looking For a Supplier who carries 2017A flat stock.

    Does anybody know of any company who carries 2017A flatstock. I have to turn in a quote package in the next 2 days and one of the pieces is a large chunk (3/4 x 6 x 10) of 2017 aluminum. None of my...
  3. Thats No Good. Vicount Industries in Farmington...

    Thats No Good. Vicount Industries in Farmington Hills also just folded up, though I missed the auction unfortunately.
  4. I feel their pain with the payment terms. I am...

    I feel their pain with the payment terms. I am trying to get away from automotive work. The only problem is thats pretty much all there is around here.
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    Are you worried about the force needed to bend it...

    Are you worried about the force needed to bend it or buckling the walls?
    If you are trying to stop buckling you can fill it with water and freeze it before bending.
  6. Interapid Indicator - Parts Source?

    Does anybody know of a source for Interapid Parts? Long Island Indicator no longer sells spare parts.

    I broke off the contact point on one of my new 312b-1 indicators. The thread is stuck in the...
  7. How Busy (Or Slow) Are you currently - Midwest Tool and Die / Automotive

    I am the sole employee/owner of a small business,doing detail/job shop work centered around the tool and die industry, especially stamping and fixtures/gages.

    While I did pretty well earlier in...
  8. OT: Wire EDM Electromagnetic Interference

    I am in the process of buying a "new to me" wire EDM Machine. It is a Mid 90's Fanuc Robocut.

    It occurred to me that some of these older Wires are known for causing some Electromagnetic/Radio...
  9. I have yet to encounter any need for accurate 4...

    I have yet to encounter any need for accurate 4 axis work, I mostly do die work (land and taper). The newer machine I am looking at buying is 4 axis capable. (Fanuc Robocut w/ 16w control) Flushing,...
  10. Update - I have a few leads to check out, but I'm...

    Update - I have a few leads to check out, but I'm still looking for a machine.
  11. Fanuc 0 series machines - Vert Alignment/Tram Consistency

    For those who currently operate Fanuc 0 series EDMs (OA OB 0C), Are you able to maintain Vert when moving from one material thickness to another? I spoke with a few people who owned one of these...
  12. What CAM are you using for Wire EDM - Ballpark Prices?

    I am just wondering what cam software you guys are currently using to do your WEDM Programming, and how do you like it?

    I currently just have a homebrew AutoCAD lisp setup that works by converting...
  13. Any Interest in outsourcing work?

    Any Interest in outsourcing work?
  14. Looking To Buy - Wire Edm - Eastern Michigan -Fanuc Robocut Preffered

    I am looking at purchasing a wire edm. My preferred Machine would be a Fanuc Robocut from the mid 90's or early 2000's.

    I contacted Methods and asked if they had any used equipment or knew of any...
  15. I was able to find that there is a specialty tap...

    I was able to find that there is a specialty tap that is M7.5 x 0.5 tapered, which would match the dimensions i measured fairly closely. It is odd because from what I can tell it is only used in the...
  16. TPI would be somewhere in the range of 52-56 (I...

    TPI would be somewhere in the range of 52-56 (I don't have a pitch gage this fine). I would however expect it to be metric as it is made in japan.
  17. Need help Identifing Oddball Thread - (NSK PLANET air spindle)

    Can anybody help me identify the odd threads in this air spindle? I contacted NSK several days ago and have yet to hear back.

    The male thread appears to be M9 x 0.75 Though the O.D. is slightly...
  18. I have picked up a few on ebay. Its a good way to...

    I have picked up a few on ebay. Its a good way to get good tooling cheap so long as you aren't in a big hurry.

    Just make sure the seller has good clear pictures. There is a 0.0005 interapid on...
  19. I decided to just go with a replacement scale (a...

    I decided to just go with a replacement scale (a cheapo from zsinstruments). Hopefully the DRO hangs on for a while longer, it might just be the oldest one on this forum. (1988 Millvision)

    I am...
  20. Lots of the lower end VMCs come without glass...

    Lots of the lower end VMCs come without glass scales standard. only one of the six fadals I used to work on had glass scales. Same story with haas. So long as the machine is kept tight (biggest issue...
  21. Rotary Encoder for DRO? anybody done it.

    Has Anybody used a rotary encoder for a DRO?

    Currently I have an old acurite DRO on my bridgeport, over the weekend the x axis scale bit the dust.

    Instead of buying a new DRO setup, I am...
  22. Ok thanks, I just wanted to make sure it...

    Ok thanks,
    I just wanted to make sure it wouldn't cause an error in the controller before I spend a bunch of time modifying my program post.
  23. Fadal - Programs using multiple fixture offsets

    I want to put 3-4 vises on the table using Offsets E1, E2, E3, and E4.

    The idea being to have one continuous program run thru the parts uninterrupted allowing the operator to step away from the...
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