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    Hi ewaring: It sounds to me like your wheel is...

    Hi ewaring:
    It sounds to me like your wheel is way too soft for freehand grinding.
    A typical hardness for bench grinding is "X" and that is hard enough to make very little dust when used offhand....
  2. Hi scorpion411: Who is going to do the casting...

    Hi scorpion411:
    Who is going to do the casting for you?
    Can you just ask them what they recommend?

    Cheers

    Marcus
    Implant Mechanix • Design & Innovation > HOME
    Vancouver Wire EDM -- Wire EDM...
  3. Hi Dian: You wrote "0.01"? really? how much do...

    Hi Dian:
    You wrote "0.01"? really? how much do you retract?"

    Yep, that was not a mis print.
    Remember this is drilling on a Bridgeport, not drilling on the CNC.
    For those of you not familiar...
  4. Hi Bewarethem00n: Drilling small deep holes in...

    Hi Bewarethem00n:
    Drilling small deep holes in titanium on a CNC is a risky proposition unless you have lots of resources to play with the process until you get it right.
    However, drilling them on...
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    Hi alhussien: Are you SURE that beryllium copper...

    Hi alhussien:
    Are you SURE that beryllium copper was the recommendation?
    Could you perhaps have mis-heard?

    Tellurium copper is commonly used for electrodes because it is so easy to machine....
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    Hi Terry: You've misunderstood CarbideBob: He's...

    Hi Terry:
    You've misunderstood CarbideBob:
    He's saying the centerline of the bar OD should be exactly coincident with the spindle centerline of the lathe.
    Now if you rotate the bar and insert...
  7. Hi Mtndew: You wrote" Is this the style you're...

    Hi Mtndew:
    You wrote" Is this the style you're looking for?
    A12S-SDUCL 2HP

    Close but not quite.
    I have a pair of those already in RH and LH to fit the small 35 degree inserts.
    If you check out...
  8. Hi again All: So a bog standard steel Coroturn...

    Hi again All:
    So a bog standard steel Coroturn 107 bar, 3/4" diameter is about $170.00 from MSC.
    Of course a left hand bar with that insert orientation is impossible to find without Special Guru...
  9. Ha HA: Eat shit and die, Sandvik Catalog...

    Ha HA:
    Eat shit and die, Sandvik Catalog Weenies!!
    I rolled my own out of an old 3/4" diameter ejector pin...no sale for YOU.

    Not that they're going to go broke or anything just from losing the...
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    Hi Lee: I have a vintage 2001 Minimill and I...

    Hi Lee:
    I have a vintage 2001 Minimill and I couldn't be happier with what I got.
    It's run like a bunny for 19 years now with never a hiccup and I've done work on it successfully that many would...
  11. Trying to find a boring bar in the Sandvik catalog...this is way too hard

    Hi All:
    So I normally grind custom tools but for this new job I need indexables.
    I have Sandvik Coromant Coroturn 107 bars with 35 degree included angle inserts...perfect for what I have to do....
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    Hi Mike1974: A lot depends on what you hope to...

    Hi Mike1974:
    A lot depends on what you hope to achieve as it always does.
    My background is in mold polishing, and there are criteria for that kind of polishing that don't necessarily apply to other...
  13. Hi motion guru: I LIKE it! Sometimes pushing...

    Hi motion guru:
    I LIKE it!
    Sometimes pushing back against corporate bullying is just the right thing to do.
    There seems to be an increasing culture in which the standard procedure is "what can we...
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    Hi Csharp: Like most people I program on the...

    Hi Csharp:
    Like most people I program on the computer.
    I looked for and found a budget solution that works for me.
    I just use my old milling software (Mastercam V8.0 from the 1990's) and tell the...
  15. Hi Methier: I had a 1996 vintage Sodick A320...

    Hi Methier:
    I had a 1996 vintage Sodick A320 that used to eat discharge cables for breakfast.
    I hated the high cost of replacements, so I did some research on rolling my own.
    A Sodick tech whose...
  16. Hi bosleyjr: That story brings back memories!...

    Hi bosleyjr:
    That story brings back memories!
    Back in the 1990's I was the only dentist in town with a machine shop.
    So I developed a "surgical armamentarium" and protocols for removing broken...
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    Hi GregSY: You wrote "The mere concept that...

    Hi GregSY:
    You wrote "The mere concept that you'e gonna go walk into a dentist's office and get him to help you buy dental supplies is very 1960's... no one alive would do that today."

    Now I'm...
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    Hi Bluechipx: You wrote: "Implmex, I ran the...

    Hi Bluechipx:
    You wrote: "Implmex, I ran the math on your $44,000 a month expenses. $270 per hr x 8 hrs = $2160 x four weeks or 20 days = $43,200 and your expenses were $44,000???"

    Yeah, I...
  19. Hi eaglemike: You wrote " I'll be 66 in a couple...

    Hi eaglemike:
    You wrote " I'll be 66 in a couple of months. Lease on the building is up at 70. At that point, if I'm still working, I'll scale down and service a smaller market. I think there will...
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    HEEYYY, I recognize that tool. I was a dentist...

    HEEYYY, I recognize that tool.
    I was a dentist once, and yes I still run mine every day under the scope to do delicate work of all kinds.
    Sad thing is, mine cost me the best part of a thousand...
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    Hi Bill D: Yeah, that's a time tested approach,...

    Hi Bill D:
    Yeah, that's a time tested approach, and for many threads it works well enough.
    However, being able to make a custom bar from solid carbide quickly and accurately is what enables you to...
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    Hi Terry: Have you factored in the reality that...

    Hi Terry:
    Have you factored in the reality that small insert bars are typically even MORE fragile than small solid carbide ones?
    I've had poor success with insert bars in the 1/4" diameter...
  23. Hi again All: OK here's the deal as I see it,...

    Hi again All:
    OK here's the deal as I see it, and why I find this so amusing.

    The guy spilled ALL the beans before an NDA was even in the picture...I mean ALL of it.
    He's a little late coming to...
  24. Hi All: It appears I've misrepresented the...

    Hi All:
    It appears I've misrepresented the situation a bit; this guy is an independent industrial designer with his own company.
    He is not an employee of "Big Firm Inc"

    The NDA is between his...
  25. OT Do you guys ever get NDA's to sign that make you laugh?

    Good morning All:
    So a couple of days ago, I got a visit from a young industrial designer.
    Nice fellow, knows a bit, but clearly out of his depth when it comes to process engineering.

    So he...
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