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    does this work better than the various air blast...

    does this work better than the various air blast options machines have?
  2. 1. This hugely depends on the state, the county,...

    1. This hugely depends on the state, the county, the official and the practical law. There may be local tax issues that will cause them to basically throw a fit if you aren't in a commercial...
  3. 1. The fundamental issue is that apple is using...

    1. The fundamental issue is that apple is using the T2 "security" (corporate arm twisting) chip to make it impossible for a user to swap the internal drive. You not only cannot upgrade it, take...
  4. kustomizer - i have long held that most riggers...

    kustomizer - i have long held that most riggers have a rule that for each job, they must "scare the owner of their wits!!!"

    (Finally found some that don't, and have used them all the time ever...
  5. Grant - how wide is that hand shear? (They list...

    Grant - how wide is that hand shear? (They list all manner of specs but I cannot seem to find a width of cut.)

    Ries - I'll look into that - and yes we may need multiple, we'll see.

    Oh, and I...
  6. OK, surface position is in "Z" (at least for the...

    OK, surface position is in "Z" (at least for the tool) - and you have rotated the coodinate system around a point on the top. So the Z of the top face is 0, but the Z of the side face (left face in...
  7. @Ries - thanks, some names I hadn't seen before. ...

    @Ries - thanks, some names I hadn't seen before. By the way the Benoit name was apparently bought out by some other folks in Kent or Renton (I got an email from them.) - I've not visited them yet....
  8. My shop is in WA (seattle metro) that's where the...

    My shop is in WA (seattle metro) that's where the power beader is. But the project is in Uganda. (If they had the conditions of my personal shop this would all be trivial...) But a hand...
  9. experience with manual shears and brakes for light industrial use - in africa

    I am involved in a project to improve the productivity of a factory making cookstoves in Africa. (Different from prior projects I've mentioned here.)

    Their current process involves cutting a...
  10. In my setup things are done with PLANE AXIAL ...

    In my setup things are done with PLANE AXIAL (rotates plane around) or M128 for some funky stuff.
    My system has not generated or used CYCL 7 for some time.

    I always work from 1 work offset...
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    G-code survives because it's a kind of half...

    G-code survives because it's a kind of half standard - all of the pain of "compatibility" without some of the benefits. When somebody says their machine runs g-code, what they are really saying is...
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    When I retired from motorsports in 2011, I was...

    When I retired from motorsports in 2011, I was pretty sure I'd heard (and seen) every bizarre BS story with funky little side stories with some truth in them the world could possibly hold. (The...
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    Incompetence knows no geographic bounds. And...

    Incompetence knows no geographic bounds.

    And general evilness by oppressive governments (or governments in general) is, sadly, neither new nor rare.
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    That video was famous (infamous) and almost from...

    That video was famous (infamous) and almost from the start brought out commentary that even with chinese labor rates of the time, it was not actually competitive with a normal strip fed progressive...
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    All fair enough and real enough. And in a...

    All fair enough and real enough. And in a couple of side ventures I've seen the old adage that if you want to buy materials from the PRC, you have to have inspectors on the ground there to approve...
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    Here's a different question - if IMTS is...

    Here's a different question - if IMTS is canceled, or effectively canceled, what will, could, and should vendors do instead?
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    Are downhole rubber products mostly drilling...

    Are downhole rubber products mostly drilling consumables, as opposed to pumping or refining? (Is this a sign that new drilling has stopped?)
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    gustafson you are missing the point - which is...

    gustafson you are missing the point - which is that lockdowns have a finite effect. lots of households are not protected by them, and so lots of people are not protected. (By the way the source...
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    And Archer120x - it might not matter. Many...

    And Archer120x - it might not matter. Many large players have already canceled. Many "registered" attendees will in the end cancel due to health fears. So more exhibitors will cancel. People...
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    Comparing by country is problematic since for...

    Comparing by country is problematic since for example the US is some 10x the population of Canada.

    But worldomater has this data, and if you sort it by deaths/million population, and then...
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    2outof3 - yes to all of that, as time goes on we...

    2outof3 - yes to all of that, as time goes on we see a couple of other things.

    If we really get say 30% unemployment and a 30% or 40% drop in GDP by the end of the second quarter (which I suspect...
  22. And when the part is very cumbersome (costly,...

    And when the part is very cumbersome (costly, slow) to move, having the machine reconfigure around it makes sense. So we really only see these attributes on very large machines meant for very...
  23. Based on videos of similar machines (some posted...

    Based on videos of similar machines (some posted here) and things seen at trade shows, the only really oddly complicated aspect of that machine is it appears to have a tool change (and magazine!) for...
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    My reading is that *was* a load test. Or did...

    My reading is that *was* a load test. Or did you mean some kind of isolated test of the hook alone?

    Depending on the jurisdiction and the various contracts, the major players may have liability...
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    A problem with covid, with AGW, and surely with...

    A problem with covid, with AGW, and surely with other things, is that one group of people with some level of authority make (or wish to make) a value judgement for society as a whole.

    For covid,...
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