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    On my globalmax the temperature of the tank water...

    On my globalmax the temperature of the tank water can't actually directly affect it - the machine kinematics aren't actually in contact with the tank. (As the water heats it would of course heat...
  2. I urge OP to make a CAD model (or physical paper...

    I urge OP to make a CAD model (or physical paper model) of likely parts, workholding, and the machines. (Folks on this thread and likely other sources will give you things like travels, space,...
  3. Grainger, Mcmaster, etc., can largely be...

    Grainger, Mcmaster, etc., can largely be explained by this quote from a smart man I once worked for, in a large corp that was NOT military-industrial. "I would pay double if got here tomorrow and...
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    So I'll just point out that this helps show why...

    So I'll just point out that this helps show why all the people who complain that businesses are "too short sighted" are often full of it. It's not hard to imagine a world where the pay-off time...
  5. @DouglasJRizzo - never heard of that before, one...

    @DouglasJRizzo - never heard of that before, one of those "good to know about" things... (Even though I already have solidcam...)
  6. @Stirling - also Instagram to my surprize - if...

    @Stirling - also Instagram to my surprize - if you follow the right people they're posts can be quite informative. (And just like youtube there's lots of drivel of on instagram...)
    (That's in...
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    So you want to face along the axis right - so...

    So you want to face along the axis right - so something less than 1.5" diameter moving parallel to the Z axis?

    I heard a podcast where somebody was describing a Datron "face mill" is that like...
  8. So here's a "is this new" question - when did...

    So here's a "is this new" question - when did thread mills first appear? Seems to me they require CNC, or else some kind of very elaborate boring head thing - so maybe they are a relatively new...
  9. From what I saw it's a combined process - that is...

    From what I saw it's a combined process - that is the stream of water and the laser interact - as noted above, it's not completely clear what this is for.
  10. Right. And the haimer/tschorn (sp) etc are just...

    Right. And the haimer/tschorn (sp) etc are just a portable variation - important for making it easier to apply the idea, but fundamentally the same thing.

    Or consider something like a Tormach -...
  11. Commoditization and diffusion. What percentage...

    Commoditization and diffusion. What percentage of shops/machinists had probes or things like haimers 30 years ago? 15? This year? There's surely quite a list of things that were "exotic" or...
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    The dragonfly guy sometimes talks about a "day...

    The dragonfly guy sometimes talks about a "day job", and he does things like buy used kuka robots and makes them actually do useful work - so I suspect he has deep roots and training. And given...
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    **AND** - where would one read about the...

    **AND** - where would one read about the processes for "bulk molding compound" - these are different processes than injection molding right? Key textbooks, catalogs, vendors to go read about?
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    TeachMePlease raises a great issue - do you want...

    TeachMePlease raises a great issue - do you want to be in the plastic injection molding business, the mold makeing business, or some particular parts business?

    Or do you just want to be in some...
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    @TrBoatWorks - really key point - I thought it...

    @TrBoatWorks - really key point - I thought it through one day:



    How does an electric car work at all, when batteries store so little energy compared to fossil fuels?

    Well, one part is that...
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    @StraightEdge - after you get done with basic...

    @StraightEdge - after you get done with basic energy physics I suggest your next source of exasperation should be trying to teach basic economics.

    What really matters here? Tesla's days are...
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    i was observing to a friend this morning that...

    i was observing to a friend this morning that we'll likely never know to what degree masks had any direct effect, nor how much indirect effect they had. (By indirect I mean things like masks...
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    So if the location is set by the worn bearings...

    So if the location is set by the worn bearings about to be replaced, and drive is through the pinon gear along the outside, what is the large vertical shaft with with the cone for?
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    And it turns out that Robert Millikan went to my...

    And it turns out that Robert Millikan went to my high school. Which I only found about a senior. Said high school at an obscure town in rural Iowa.

    (To add to the "it's a smaller world than...
  20. Various sizes of 4-jaw flatback chucks are...

    Various sizes of 4-jaw flatback chucks are readily available now, could one or more of those be mounted to some kind of stand to achieve this effect?
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    A number of observers (including me) have noticed...

    A number of observers (including me) have noticed general incompetence and some stuck-in-path behavoirs, both in the "authorities" and in public and business behavoir.

    Thus, we still have places...
  22. I use and like solidcam, so I would add it to the...

    I use and like solidcam, so I would add it to the OP's list of things to check out.

    And be warned that comparisons of end workflow are difficult, because with any CAM system powerful enough...
  23. I once saw or read that if a bank is selling off...

    I once saw or read that if a bank is selling off "real estate owned" (forclosed property) they'll generally put in a kind of reserve bid equal to what was owed. (Or something like that.) The...
  24. I have a laser-pointer that goes on my omax...

    I have a laser-pointer that goes on my omax globalmax (mentioned above) - it appears to be the EXACT same unit sold for use in milling machines with a little different body.

    But in my use so far,...
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    I have actually tested the OPs app, and it's...

    I have actually tested the OPs app, and it's quite handy for piles of drills the students have jewed up in the crappy chucks they sometimes use, for the weird sizes in the US system. (Quick, what...
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