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  1. Scruff, thanks so much for your response and...

    Scruff, thanks so much for your response and speculation. I'm new to laser as far as doing my own cutting, so what you say would definitely be something I'll try.

    I spoke to tech support at...
  2. Does Anyone Have Any Experience Laser Cutting PEEK plastic?

    Hello, Everyone. Thanks for reading my post.

    I have been jobbing out my manufacturing for several years. We make a product that is made from PEEK plastic.

    I have acquired an Epilog laser and...
  3. Are All Router Speed Controls Created Equal? If not, what are the good ones?

    Hello.

    I have a thread going on over at the home-machinist forum that raised an issue about router speed controllers. I always appreciate the expertise and vast size of PM.

    I have an AC motor...
  4. Thanks for the great info and links. All the...

    Thanks for the great info and links.

    All the Best,
    #5
  5. SS: Thanks for your post. Since our...

    SS:

    Thanks for your post.

    Since our products hit the market four years ago, we've been told by hundreds of our players that our material outperforms anything else on the market, including...
  6. Well said, Proto. Trust me, I am weighing...

    Well said, Proto. Trust me, I am weighing everything carefully and am really impressed with the wealth and knowledge in PM. You folks are fantastic.

    Proto, on the hacksaw thing, there are...
  7. Mike, I have blems and seconds I sell reasonable...

    Mike, I have blems and seconds I sell reasonable prices to friends and colleagues.

    I don't always check PMs here or receive notifications. Feel free to email me directly at charmedlifepicks @...
  8. Wow, that's pretty cool. Thanks for taking the...

    Wow, that's pretty cool. Thanks for taking the time to do that. Sorry if I doubted your 120 number. You are absolutely right. That does bring the number much closer.

    Things to ponder...

    Best #5
  9. Mike, thanks again for all your dialogue and...

    Mike, thanks again for all your dialogue and patience in this discussion. For me, all considerations -- including my labor and sweat equity -- go out the window and bow down to margin. I've spent...
  10. Joe, thanks for your post. Because the...

    Joe, thanks for your post.

    Because the material is so expense, I recently acquire an Epilog CO2 unit and am bringing the cutting in-house. CO2 is what I have most experience with, and specialized...
  11. Henry, thanks so much for this info, and thanks...

    Henry, thanks so much for this info, and thanks for taking the time to post. Very much appreciate it.

    Take Care,
    #5
  12. Mike, we've probably beaten this thing to death....

    Mike, we've probably beaten this thing to death. My #1 CONCERN is kerf loss. I have not seen a machine shop, nor spoken to any, who have promised a realistic kerf loss of less than 1.0 mm. Not saying...
  13. Mike, thanks for hanging with me. Yes, anywhere,...

    Mike, thanks for hanging with me. Yes, anywhere, on any machine, in any fashion that you cut Vespel, whether sheet or rod, you will lose roughly half the material in cutting loss, whether kerf, or...
  14. TR, I'm not stuck on my current processes, nor am...

    TR, I'm not stuck on my current processes, nor am I ignoring or discounting what anyone is saying. I'm looking for the cheapest cost per unit, period. My ego is not attached to doing it "my way."...
  15. Folks, I am not trying to be difficult as some...

    Folks, I am not trying to be difficult as some seem to think. I have crunched these numbers dozens of times over four years. Vespel sheet is not a good deal. If you look on eBay or anywhere else, you...
  16. Mike, here's a quote from a Vespel tech manual...

    Mike, here's a quote from a Vespel tech manual regarding temperature:

    "Since SP and ST polyimides do not melt and have no
    glass transition temperature (Tg) or softening point as
    measured by the...
  17. Michigan, up to this point I've been jobbing out...

    Michigan, up to this point I've been jobbing out the cutting and slicing. I'm in the process of exploring whether this can be done in a home shop, rather than CNC. The CNC folks have been using...
  18. Interesting, David, and something worth...

    Interesting, David, and something worth exploring. Thanks very much.
  19. Coder, thanks for your post. I'm not sure if I...

    Coder, thanks for your post. I'm not sure if I understand all your points, but let me clarify one point at a time, if I may, and the most important one. Please correct me if I'm misunderstanding your...
  20. Agreed, Mike, I'm certain that the metals you...

    Agreed, Mike, I'm certain that the metals you folks machine are far tougher and stronger than Vespel, which is why I'm here -- to learn from people who know more than me. However, according to the...
  21. As mentioned immediately above, I'm very...

    As mentioned immediately above, I'm very supportive of the Goins patent application and fully support it. I think it was a very smart business move on their part. I applaud it. It would actually help...
  22. Mike, thanks for posting. I wish I was wrong...

    Mike, thanks for posting.

    I wish I was wrong about Vespel breaking CNC blades, Mike. It would solve a whole host of problems, believe me. But I was right there with one of the best CNC houses in...
  23. Thanks for your post. A couple of clarifications....

    Thanks for your post. A couple of clarifications.

    1) I don't know the folks personally, but we have nothing but praise for BC. We think they are a fabulous company and make nothing but world-class...
  24. TR Boatworks: I saw a post from yours in my...

    TR Boatworks:

    I saw a post from yours in my email but nothing in this thread. Did you post it and then pull it down? I am pasting what is in my email below. If you don't want it to be posted,...
  25. Memphis, apologies. It appears I missed this post...

    Memphis, apologies. It appears I missed this post of yours from a few days ago. Thanks for your ideas and insights. I know I'll figure this out. I have literally solved hundreds of issues over the...
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