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  1. Because modifying to make a weapon automatic is a...

    Because modifying to make a weapon automatic is a federal offense. Googling bomb making materials is probably less likely to get a flag seen by the feds than asking about even how a full auto...
  2. Agreed. The shooter was well rehearsed with his...

    Agreed. The shooter was well rehearsed with his equipment; in the Army, the only time we use a machine gunís cyclic rate for longer than a few seconds is when implementing a Final Protective Fire;...
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    Another G10 macro thread

    Hey gents,

    I'm glad I did a few searches on this, pretty much found what I need, but there's hundreds of threads on macros. I could use some help figuring out which general direction I should be...
  4. Another project; 1980s Mitutoyo CMM resurrection

    Evenin folks,

    You might have spotted a thread I had about a DIY CMM a while back. Someone suggested I get an old one and screw with that.

    Ended up being exactly what I did. I have a J403 in my...
  5. Itís a bit of a round robin; they donít want to...

    Itís a bit of a round robin; they donít want to spend the 60k for a brand new CMM, but they donít want to get pennies for the one they have (I think they paid 30k or so new). Iíve had my eye on used...
  6. Mitutoyo manual CMM upgrade to CNC/DCC

    Hello folks,

    We were sold a Mitutoyo Crysta plus M some years ago with the promise that it could be retrofitted to CNC operation. Due to buggy software and one of the worst user interfaces they...
  7. Those... both sound like terrible ideas. The...

    Those... both sound like terrible ideas.

    The anti-terror courses Iíve taken are about how terrorists conduct operations; going through their planning/preparation process to illustrate where...
  8. Gosh that sounds like how a ďdial versus digital...

    Gosh that sounds like how a ďdial versus digital calipersĒ conversation goes, line by line.

    I will say, Iíve seen a few threads that are 100% in one direction, like how badly JobBoss sucks as an...
  9. What a crazy thread. Interesting take, seeing the...

    What a crazy thread. Interesting take, seeing the best and brightest in manufacturing on gun control.

    Iím sitting on the Jon, might as well join the bickering.


    The incredible amount of...
  10. Macro parameter settings for auto tool offset measurement

    Evenin' folks,

    OK, tool probe installed, level, wired, getting feedback from PLC DGN, life is good.

    I'm trying to set the silly thing up in the parameters. The manual says G900 is the distance...
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    Finally got the right Methods guy on the phone...

    Finally got the right Methods guy on the phone today; knew exactly what I needed. I like to follow up with my posts;

    Pay no attention to the chapter on tool offset measurement. That second page...
  12. What if they eliminated the tool holder? (Not...

    What if they eliminated the tool holder? (Not something frank wants to hear Iím sure) Say the machine is built to have a tool magazine, loads and probes the tools for every tool change in such a way...
  13. Iíve been interested to see how this feature...

    Iíve been interested to see how this feature works with inventor. Looking forward to see if someoneís tried, but I have no experience myself.
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    Steel jaws just came in today, much more robust!...

    Steel jaws just came in today, much more robust! Canít say enough about the customer service from both Frank at Maritool and the folks with Orange Vise.
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    Hey gents, Iím back on this subject; now...

    Hey gents,

    Iím back on this subject; now troubleshooting. I have a now running D21iDL robodrill with 16iMB control.

    I got a TS27R wired tool setter from a very generous source who wasnít using...
  16. Sort of. I have my hand in scheduling, but Iím an...

    Sort of. I have my hand in scheduling, but Iím an engineer. There will be some flak from the management I think.

    I really liked the comment about training; neither myself nor anyone in the shop...
  17. Going Lights Out: from a management standpoint

    Evenin' folks,

    I was hoping to pick at the pool of tough-won experience and well-practiced shop management. What does it take to get to lights-out machining and inspection from a management...
  18. As mentioned, itís probably burning too fast,...

    As mentioned, itís probably burning too fast, making the recast layer too thick. You donít necessarily need to lower the power settings, itís unfortunately not that simple. Try changing the on/off...
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    I wouldnít give up too easily. The motors pop up...

    I wouldnít give up too easily. The motors pop up on Craigslist fairly often and fairly cheap.

    Iím running a CNC machine on my RPC, so my requirements were a little different, but Iíll echo what a...
  20. Thread: G4 Dwell

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    One fairly clear way to test this would be to add...

    One fairly clear way to test this would be to add a G09 to the beginning of your posted code, see if the times match.

    Does your control only have the one canned peck drill cycle?
  21. My current employment is my second experience...

    My current employment is my second experience with job boss. I have nothing good to say about it, except that it functions and is cheaper than some other options.

    For something so... dastardly...
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    My previous employer was... a little interesting...

    My previous employer was... a little interesting with money. They werenít a huge company, but they blew through a lot of resources, and they played the money game like pros. They would rather buy...
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    I was pleasantly surprised when moving the little...

    I was pleasantly surprised when moving the little work I did in fusion, which was mostly tooling, to inventor, and it transferred flawlessly. Not a huge deal, but that was a few hours of work I...
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    I gave fusion a try, and it just didnít fit well...

    I gave fusion a try, and it just didnít fit well with my preferences. Almost, but not quite. If I had no other options I would have sucked it up and made it work.

    On the other hand, I started...
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    Iíll send you an email. ...

    Iíll send you an email.

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