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    Sorry to be so late to this party. When this...

    Sorry to be so late to this party. When this happened on an S1000 at the old day job we sent everything (tool holder, stud parts, and tool) back to Frank and the heat treat and metallurgy were found...
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    If I am cutting fixtures (or soft jaws) and...

    If I am cutting fixtures (or soft jaws) and putting the parts in them, then I'll use pattern outputs from CAM and a single WCS zero since the machine will repeat. If it is something like vise work I...
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    Links to one of these opportunities? ...

    Links to one of these opportunities? Errrmmmmmm... asking for a friend.
  4. Jody is an amazing teacher. He reminds me a lot...

    Jody is an amazing teacher. He reminds me a lot of one of the PhD's I worked under right out of college. Very "down and dirty" but with the understanding of WHY a certain "simple" technique works...
  5. I meant to say... if you don't have some time of...

    I meant to say... if you don't have some time of air dryer, you're going to need a water separator for HVLP for sure.
  6. Ha! I was looking at used lasers today. I...

    Ha! I was looking at used lasers today. I learned the "buy once, cry once" lesson quite some time ago so no way Id' buy a Chicom machine for something like this. I found that there are plenty of...
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    So I was talking to some guys from a medical...

    So I was talking to some guys from a medical swiss shop and told them about some issues I had communicating some difficulties of some parts to someone in the old shop that hadn't touched a CNC since...
  8. I like form taps in 303 as long as it is good...

    I like form taps in 303 as long as it is good material.
  9. Thanks for the pointer - yes it does have one...

    Thanks for the pointer - yes it does have one feature that needs a 4th axis to put something on a 1-2" radius. I was ready to ship to the East Coast and back if someone would quote the work! LOL
  10. Couldn't find anyone with 4th axis capability to...

    Couldn't find anyone with 4th axis capability to quote this work. Frustrating! Still open to ideas in case I win the bid contingent on finding a laser shop.

    I am thinking maybe the right thing...
  11. If you're just doing one thing, a cheap Harbor...

    If you're just doing one thing, a cheap Harbor Freight HVLP will work fine for you. Get the Nice 3M cup liners, though.

    I did this with one of these cheapies and a gallon of rustoleum, thinned...
  12. I really wish I had painted the walls of my...

    I really wish I had painted the walls of my garage when I first put up insulation and OSB. Your shop looks great, thanks for sharing.
  13. John Saunders (NYC CNC) for sure. Maybe Jay...

    John Saunders (NYC CNC) for sure.

    Maybe Jay Pierson?

    In the world of Youtube channels, there are a lot of sponsorship and monetization deals going on. I found out what my old college buddy...
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    My only complaint with Maritool is at my last...

    My only complaint with Maritool is at my last shop I had to pry the credit card out of the controller's death grip whenever we needed to order since they don't do term accounts. Now that I'm on my...
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    What as9100d is saying is what I was trying to...

    What as9100d is saying is what I was trying to get across. The certificates are something you use to roll it into the financing and don't really know what it costs. Otherwise there are other...
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    Look into the different arrangements out there...

    Look into the different arrangements out there and ask your tooling company (not just the machine tool dealer). I bought mostly certificates which are basically an unknown discount (generally not...
  17. Laser Ablative Marking in SE Wisconsin?

    I am having trouble finding someone to mark black oxide coated (converted, whatever) steel parts with serial numbers and such. Nothing but trophy shops come up on Google and I've nearly exhausted my...
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    So to make another joke at FANUC's expense, the...

    So to make another joke at FANUC's expense, the regional aftermarket support manager just stopped by since he saw I opened an account but they didn't have record of an installation, and he likes to...
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    It goes to whomever signs in and takes the work...

    It goes to whomever signs in and takes the work first is my impression.
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    Yeah I knew about the high leg (used to be...

    Yeah I knew about the high leg (used to be 118/122/208 after the PP) I just didn't quite get why the numbers don't seem to have changed the same degree. Electricity is magic!

    Also... these...
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    Buck/Boost to Phase Perfect

    Alright, I've got a 240/32 buck boost transformer, 1.5kVa. I wired it according to the schematics from GE (the manufacturer) to reduce to 218V from 240. It worked in that voltage is going down from...
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    Alright I swapped the new AC/DC 24V switching...

    Alright I swapped the new AC/DC 24V switching power supply (GS1) in, and while the output does look quite a bit cleaner, it doesn't fix the monitor issue. I'm packing up the whole lot of parts and...
  23. You shouldn't need the polarized dimensions - the...

    You shouldn't need the polarized dimensions - the controller will convert a standard XY Milling path that you'd use on a 3-axis VMC into the polar coordinates for you using the G12.1/G112 polar...
  24. Uuugh no jokes about that. This is the time of...

    Uuugh no jokes about that. This is the time of year when I have to empty my peanutbutter/glycol trap bucket like three times a week between the mice and the chipmunks.

    Seriously I'll pull 20...
  25. I'm 99% I always used 0 for live tooling as well,...

    I'm 99% I always used 0 for live tooling as well, whether radial or axial, and then had to have the actual radius of the tool in the comp table.

    I would also use G112/G113 for this if your lathe...
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