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    The Unions are nice machines. What are the...

    The Unions are nice machines. What are the travels on yours?
  2. Thread: New VMC

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    For a linear axis, the first thing is to get the...

    For a linear axis, the first thing is to get the rack as good as possible. Set your linear rail straight first using either an interferometer or a string line and camera. You then attach an indicator...
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    This article has some good picture of a pair of...

    This article has some good picture of a pair of AFP machines with rack and pinion X and ballscrew Y and Z. I want to say that it was 2000ipm. Needless to say, they switched to linear motors after...
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    We used to use linear motors when we needed...

    We used to use linear motors when we needed really fast motion. Because of the issues with long ballscrews, our longer axes were usually double-servo rack and pinion with countertorque, but when we...
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    They had the C-17 plant in Long Beach, now...

    They had the C-17 plant in Long Beach, now closed. There are still plants in El Segundo and Seal Beach. El Segundo used to be Hughes. Rockwell bought the radar division, Boeing bought the satellite...
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    In three years they'll call you up and offer to...

    In three years they'll call you up and offer to waive back maintenance if you sign up for 18 months of maintenance. That's what I just did.
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    It doesn't work with Alibre, but HSMWorks Express...

    It doesn't work with Alibre, but HSMWorks Express is pretty hard to beat for 2.5D CAM (at least until Autodesk screws things up for us). It's available free for both Solidworks and Inventor. I'm not...
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    I've had good luck with Temco. Chinese, but with...

    I've had good luck with Temco. Chinese, but with a US office; you can get a human on the phone easily.
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    Try a bridge reamer, especially for >1/4" thick....

    Try a bridge reamer, especially for >1/4" thick. They are amazingly handy and much easier than a step drill. Up to 9/16 I use round shank in a drill. Larger ones you can get with a hex on them and...
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    Thanks, I have contacted both of them.

    Thanks, I have contacted both of them.
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    Are you looking for someone local? If not, I can...

    Are you looking for someone local? If not, I can PM you a few shops I've used in the past.
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    medium sized sheet metal in NH, Mass

    My usual suspects are all pretty busy. Looking for a sheet metal shop in New England for medium-sized parts (fit in 3' x 3' x 18" cube). Brake form and weld. In house powdercoat would be nice. Medium...
  13. Don't recall. It's usually a fairly small %, as...

    Don't recall. It's usually a fairly small %, as it's based on revenue rather than profit.

    The ones I've seen are for 2-3 years.
  14. A similar technique is used very frequently in...

    A similar technique is used very frequently in businesses where much of the value is in the client relationship, like accounting firms. The sale price is $x plus y% of the billings from current...
  15. ESOPS are similar, but the post-retirement...

    ESOPS are similar, but the post-retirement company is owned by all the employees, rather than just one of them.

    Selling it for fair market value with seller financing is another option. The deal...
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    Solidworks motion should be able to handle this.

    Solidworks motion should be able to handle this.
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    rigid polyiso between the structural members and...

    rigid polyiso between the structural members and the metal siding. They use really long screws and fasten it straight through.
  18. Looks expensive. A similar magnetic filter from...

    Looks expensive. A similar magnetic filter from McMaster is <400 USD. Canadian dollers aren't that cheap.
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    It can be annealed. I've done it before and it's...

    It can be annealed. I've done it before and it's pretty easy. Here's what Dupont has to say:

    Although most applications do not require annealing,
    in applications where tolerances are extremely...
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    I've deburred plastic (albeit acetal not nylon)...

    I've deburred plastic (albeit acetal not nylon) with a butane torch.
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    Which model?

    Which model?
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    Isotunes work well

    Isotunes work well
  23. I find I use the ratchet feature less than half...

    I find I use the ratchet feature less than half the time. Luckily with the Schroeder the locked position is pretty tight and it feels like a regular tap wrench. Where I've found the ratchet to be...
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    Yes, but you can do that before welding

    Yes, but you can do that before welding
  25. That's what I needed. Thanks.

    That's what I needed. Thanks.
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