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    Hi G_Auto: Now that's very interesting...I have...

    Hi G_Auto:
    Now that's very interesting...I have no personal experience with either machine, but I have buddies who own them and have only good things to say.
    I've subbed out work to them in the...
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    Hi Repoman: I played with Rhino way back when...

    Hi Repoman:
    I played with Rhino way back when and rejected it in favour of Solidworks because I found Rhino to be weak for making the kinds of designs I need.
    But there are lots of people who like...
  3. Hi SBAER: You wrote: "It goes without saying...

    Hi SBAER:
    You wrote:
    "It goes without saying that you could have found easier ways of making a living but it appears that you have made the decision to work on things that are the most rewarding...
  4. Hi again All: My role in this design and build...

    Hi again All:
    My role in this design and build was to be the "hands that make stuff"
    I also turned out to be one of the "brains" in the domain I outlined above and it was a great collaboration that...
  5. Hi Labrat: I actually prefer to build from raw...

    Hi Labrat:
    I actually prefer to build from raw CAD models at these early Alpha stages, mostly because so much of the design is still open at the point where I typically get involved.
    There is great...
  6. Hi vonleyser: Naahhh, it's still a million miles...

    Hi vonleyser:
    Naahhh, it's still a million miles away from even being able to pick its nose with the same dexterity as your 5 year old kid.
    Here's another video of it attempting to pick up chess...
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    Hi again Repoman: You need to pay attention to...

    Hi again Repoman:
    You need to pay attention to the kind of brass you use.

    Not all grades are ductile enough to draw.; one of the most common grades that IS intended to be drawn is C260 or...
  8. My customer just released a video showing off the robot hand I've been sweating over

    Good morning All:
    So I just got an email advising me that the super hush development project I've been busy with has been released for publication and I can show off the video if I want to.

    I...
  9. Thread: My new Monoset

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    Hi eKretz: You got yourself a Monoset?...You...

    Hi eKretz:
    You got yourself a Monoset?...You lucky bastard!...I'm envious as Hell!!
    I've always wanted one of my very own but I could never justify the cost of a rebuilt one and I didn't want...
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    Hi G-Auto: My vote goes to Makino if you need...

    Hi G-Auto:
    My vote goes to Makino if you need extreme precision especially on super tiny stuff.

    My vote goes to one of the Sodick linear motor machines if you are doing more conventional burning...
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    Hi again Repoman: Here is a schematic I pulled...

    Hi again Repoman:
    Here is a schematic I pulled from the Internet:

    The pressure plate is a simple ring that the punch fits into and it lays on top of the die and the sheet metal blank.
    Sometimes...
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    Hi yet again Repoman: I didn't see your post #8...

    Hi yet again Repoman:
    I didn't see your post #8 because I was typing my reply at the time.
    Anyway, you need to understand some basic things about sheet metal forming that I think you're missing.
    ...
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    Hi again Repoman: How many of these do you have...

    Hi again Repoman:
    How many of these do you have to make in a year?
    How cheap do you want each individual part to be?
    How badly do you need those vertical sidewalls, 0.650" deep?

    Is this a show...
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    Hi Repoman: When I look at the finished parts I...

    Hi Repoman:
    When I look at the finished parts I see wrinkles where the original flat plate has been drawn up to form the sidewalls of the box shape that the final part has.
    The epoxy die is...
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    Hi skround: You said: "small increments, say...

    Hi skround:
    You said:
    "small increments, say 0.01" and using the an abrasive wheel that is 40mm high."

    .010" radial DOC is milling territory, not surface grinding territory.
    Yes, it is possible...
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    Hi GaryLa: Darex SP2500 used on Ebay. Best I've...

    Hi GaryLa:
    Darex SP2500 used on Ebay.
    Best I've ever found for ease of use and very consistent.
    Does 1/16" to 1" 118 deg split point.
    Will do carbide drills with a diamond wheel.

    Cheers
    ...
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    Hi D Minninch: - A depth mike. - A cheapo...

    Hi D Minninch:
    - A depth mike.

    - A cheapo vernier caliper for rough work (not dial or digital...too fragile and expensive for sawing and scribing).

    - A good DTI and a crappy one he can abuse....
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    Hi again metalmadness: You wrote: "Here is just...

    Hi again metalmadness:
    You wrote:
    "Here is just another reason to 'read the fine print'...I wouldn't be surprised if many people have been taken in by blindly signing shit"

    Yeah, well they...
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    Hi metalmadness: You wrote: "Why would this...

    Hi metalmadness:
    You wrote:
    "Why would this company "own you"? What does it specifically state that you are concerned about?"

    Here you go, an attached snip from the NDA​...this is from Clause...
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    Hi again All: I don't know if anyone is still...

    Hi again All:
    I don't know if anyone is still interested in this saga, but I did get back another email requesting a second time that I sign the NDA as written and that drawings and models were just...
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    Hi CarbideBob: So the machine I have was one of...

    Hi CarbideBob:
    So the machine I have was one of the handier toolroom drill grinders of its day for shops that use drills 1 inch and under in diameter, but it's not a production machine; it's...
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    Hi skround: Are you trying to take off all the...

    Hi skround:
    Are you trying to take off all the surplus material in a single pass?
    If you are you will never get there.
    Go to Youtube and look at how a surface grinder operates.
    You need to find a...
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    Hi All: I rarely take issue with a query like...

    Hi All:
    I rarely take issue with a query like this, but in this case...WTF??

    A machine shop that can't figure out how to manage its holemaking?
    You won't take the 2 minutes of time to make sure...
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    Hi Strostkovy: You will not get a clean entry:...

    Hi Strostkovy:
    You will not get a clean entry: with an 0.005" drill no matter what you do...you can get it "pretty good" but that's a relative term.
    To center pop a hole like that, I just make a...
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    Hi N54: Point taken, and yes, in a contract the...

    Hi N54:
    Point taken, and yes, in a contract the nuances of the language are extremely important and can be crucial in a dispute.
    However, I believe there needs to be a certain amount of common...
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