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    Here are a few pics from the cam design section...

    Here are a few pics from the cam design section of H.C. Town's "The Design and Construction of Machine Tools"...

    284219

    284220

    Important bit is the spiral geometry of the cam.
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    Busy as ever over here in Denver

    Busy as ever over here in Denver
  3. I've seen better runout with the ER bearing nuts...

    I've seen better runout with the ER bearing nuts from MariTool but like Milland stated, swarf and the like can be an issue and can make the nut rough and defeat the purpose. Not a huge deal if...
  4. I've got a 6x18 micromaster that has been used...

    I've got a 6x18 micromaster that has been used during it's 50 year life and certainly not a show queen. Still holds a few tenths easily across the chuck with some careful use (I guess there isn't,...
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    Yep, made a set a few years ago after seeing...

    Yep, made a set a few years ago after seeing Robin Renzetti mention them in a video and I use them every day in the shop. Like night and day when compared to an non-ground variant.
  6. Thanks for the lead.

    Thanks for the lead.
  7. Your project sounds fun. Yea, that will be...

    Your project sounds fun. Yea, that will be difficult but I wish you the best of luck in the project and please keep us updated. I say that with the best intentions and hope you achieve your goals. ...
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    If you are going to do a mold with a top and...

    If you are going to do a mold with a top and bottom then here are a few tips:

    Use mold release on both parts of the mold (this would apply if doing an open faced mold as well)
    Mix more than you...
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    If you're able to share the drawings of the part...

    If you're able to share the drawings of the part and the gripper I'd be happy to spend some time to come up with some specific solutions. With the group here you would get some stellar solutions...
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    I sometimes mold wheels with garnet embedded into...

    I sometimes mold wheels with garnet embedded into them to provide extra grip. PMC-790 or 780-DRY (Shore 90A and 80A respectively) from Smooth-On is my go to. Works excellent. Like Pumpkinhead...
  11. Discord is another chat based type collab tool...

    Discord is another chat based type collab tool that is free. Geared towards the gaming crowd but I've used it successfully with various clients in the past .
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    I'm not interested in the vice but thought I...

    I'm not interested in the vice but thought I would add that I recently picked up two of these vices (single station 6in variant) and I'm thoroughly impressed. They are low profile, matched within 3...
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    I haven't the slightest idea regarding the last...

    I haven't the slightest idea regarding the last post by Jerome but I did finally receive the motors from Maxon yesterday. Apparently there was some issues with their laser welding setup that was...
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    You won't get an argument from me. It would be...

    You won't get an argument from me. It would be interesting to find out if the way we used SolidWorks was the difference.

    I had quite a few crashes with rendering and placing custom...
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    Hi memphisjed, are you saying that the driver you...

    Hi memphisjed, are you saying that the driver you are using with your Firepro was downloaded from the AMD website and not the SolidWorks driver website? I've never seen a Solidworks specific driver...
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    If your dedicated graphics card is an AMD firepro...

    If your dedicated graphics card is an AMD firepro or any of the other AMD workstation variants, in my experience, you'd be miles ahead to move to the Nvidia workstation platform such as the Quadro...
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    SolidWorks and its ability to run well on a...

    SolidWorks and its ability to run well on a system depends a lot on the hardware/drivers. It's sad that SolidWorks won't publish known good configurations, but through various computer builds I've...
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    Items arrived well packed and in great condition....

    Items arrived well packed and in great condition. Thanks again.
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    I'll take em. PM incoming.

    I'll take em. PM incoming.
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    Drooling over that 62. Beautiful machines!

    Drooling over that 62. Beautiful machines!
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    Yea, I used to use a rep all the time until the...

    Yea, I used to use a rep all the time until the DCX line started. Haven't spoken with a rep in about 5 years until very recently when an order went MIA. They came through and got me a drive that I...
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    Plastic Extrusion Supply Houses

    Hi all,
    A client is wanting to build a plastic extrusion setup for PA6 nylon. I'm looking for any guidance with distributors that stock components. Barrels, screws, heaters, hoppers is what I'm...
  23. I usually run with coolant but make a dam out of...

    I usually run with coolant but make a dam out of filter paper around the part to help remove the particles from the coolant. Works well.
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    Nice score Thermite

    Nice score Thermite
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    Lots of variables that matter here including but...

    Lots of variables that matter here including but not limited to: environment pressure, static or dynamic application (reciprocating or rotary), o-ring durometer, squish allowance, material finish and...
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