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  1. Thread: Recession?

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    Don't forget to change it back to aggressive if...

    Don't forget to change it back to aggressive if things do crash. And then go ahead and make a lump sum contribution.

    I'm not going to mess with it. I'll keep it aggressive, keep contributing, and...
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    Back in my college days, I took the "Intro to...

    Back in my college days, I took the "Intro to Design and Manufacuturing" course, where the engineering students were put into teams of 4, told to design and build a simple mechanism to launch a...
  3. Wow. Blows my mind that one can take a part...

    Wow. Blows my mind that one can take a part that's up to 40% wax, remove the wax to make it porous, then uniformly shrink it into a solid just by heat. How does that end up as anything other than a...
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    How much of the 3D printed material are you...

    How much of the 3D printed material are you looking to remove? Would it be possible to make all of the printed material "scaffolding" for lack of a better term, so it could be removed by means of...
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    Something to be cautious of (sounds like you are...

    Something to be cautious of (sounds like you are considering this already): if your partner is sales and you do the work, keep him in check! Don't let him over-promise to customers to make sales so...
  6. When dealing with EDM, I'd lean towards "black...

    When dealing with EDM, I'd lean towards "black magic" every time ;)

    Just a shot in the dark, but perhaps the EDM process is affecting the interface between the various metal carbides...
  7. One more thing to note: On a universal motor...

    One more thing to note:

    On a universal motor run on AC power, the direction can be changed by switching the connections inside the motor, but that doesn't guarantee that the speed and power will...
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    At least there are no tolerances listed on that...

    At least there are no tolerances listed on that un-measurable part :D
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    EPDM and NBR/Nitrile are close in cost, so "at...

    EPDM and NBR/Nitrile are close in cost, so "at the most" would only eliminate FKM/Viton from the discussion. 85 durometer is pretty hard for EP though, so at this point it's anyone's guess?

    If you...
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    1. "Rubber" means a lot of different stuff. If...

    1. "Rubber" means a lot of different stuff. If you are more specific, it might help your case.

    2. You're cutting that, not molding it? Hmm, might be possible if you form everything else before...
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    Seems like everyone is answering every question...

    Seems like everyone is answering every question other than the one that OP asked.

    Picking an arbitrary, relatively simple piece of equipment for a more concrete discussion: a belt grinder.

    Lots...
  12. I recall a similar thread a few months back and...

    I recall a similar thread a few months back and if I remember correctly, the most common advice was to leave a bit of material on it, then remove the center by some other means (either on the lathe,...
  13. That's about what I got for pipe when I scrapped...

    That's about what I got for pipe when I scrapped all the plumbing from my parents' up north house. Building was going down, they told me and my brothers to have at it. All told we got about $230 from...
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    Yes, Production Part Approval Process. Forgive me...

    Yes, Production Part Approval Process. Forgive me for not clicking your link as I am suspicious of its contents :sulk:
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    This reminds me of a customer we have who needs a...

    This reminds me of a customer we have who needs a PPAP for EVERYTHING.

    They had an issue with some seals, we told them we could drop them a handful of samples we had in stock to see if the other...
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    I hope not in this order. Based on what I know...

    I hope not in this order. Based on what I know about metallurgy, quenching from a blue temper is completely futile. Might work out OK if you move "quench in oil" up a couple steps, between cherry red...
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    Yep, those look like the real rates. Every place...

    Yep, those look like the real rates. Every place I've ever worked paid ~80% of the premium, leaving 20% for the employee. Largest of the three (multi-billion $$$ global company) even adjusted the...
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    People are so quick to point out Bill Gates, but...

    People are so quick to point out Bill Gates, but he went to an Ivy League school for two years before determining that he knew enough about computers to wipe his rear end with the diploma he never...
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    Hate to say it to you, but the world is getting...

    Hate to say it to you, but the world is getting smaller every day for a "CAD Draftsman" in most industries. With the advances in 3D software, most companies consider it easier for the engineer who...
  20. Next in line for #23 (indicators), and also...

    Next in line for #23 (indicators), and also interested in #20 (3" mic) and #24 (depth mic)
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    For what it's worth, when I was a student at...

    For what it's worth, when I was a student at Michigan the ME student shop got a couple brand-new Precision Matthews lathes which I hated. Suited me well enough though, because it freed up more time...
  22. My fellow sailing instructors and I called that...

    My fellow sailing instructors and I called that "Doctor Syndrome" when people who were outstanding in their fields assumed that they could just jump on a sailboat and start cruising around. Nope,...
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    I don't believe you are. That being said,...

    I don't believe you are. That being said, tightening one jaw enough to work safely usually moves the work a thou or two, even if the other is snug, so I don't think I'd WANT to be leaning over the...
  24. Bummer that it's not going to dip into either...

    Bummer that it's not going to dip into either peninsula :(
  25. If they still made them that way around here, I'd...

    If they still made them that way around here, I'd only have 3-pedal cars as well. Sold off the 'stang summer following little man's birth (anyone surprised?) and I miss being able to row my own.
    ...
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