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    My understanding is that it's a complete...

    My understanding is that it's a complete replacement of the control. The KMX is their newest system, so it should be supported for quite a while. If you want a fourth-axis though, you're out of luck...
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    Southwestern Industries (i.e. Prototrak) offers a...

    Southwestern Industries (i.e. Prototrak) offers a control upgrade for the MX3 machines. I don't know much about it, but it's worth looking into. It should be a much simpler solution that rolling your...
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    This is an excellent point that far too few...

    This is an excellent point that far too few people are aware of. Fortunately, you can get dead man's switches that are three-position; if you pull too hard, the machine shuts off. In order to reset...
  4. Thread: Tapping m6x1.0

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    If stuff attaches to both sides, see if you need...

    If stuff attaches to both sides, see if you need a single continuous thread all the way through or if you can tap from both sides.
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    I did read about one interesting use case. They...

    I did read about one interesting use case. They were testing hydrogen fuel cell forklifts in a 24/7 warehouse. Unlike propane, the exhaust is pure water. I think the theory was that refueling with...
  6. Looks like a very nice machine. About how much do...

    Looks like a very nice machine. About how much do they run?
  7. I was curious how much smaller the S300 is, so I...

    I was curious how much smaller the S300 is, so I went to look it up. The S500 is only narrower than the S700, depth and height are the same. The S300x1 is narrower, but it's also a foot deeper and 3"...
  8. Thread: Incoterms

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    You don't want to do Incoterms FOB, even on ocean...

    You don't want to do Incoterms FOB, even on ocean freight. Risk and cost transfer when the cargo is actually loaded. The best options for you are EXW or FCA. My export training recommended FCA, as...
  9. Most of the legit production use cases I've seen...

    Most of the legit production use cases I've seen for a 'desktop' CNC are when the facility can't support a larger machine, be it power, weight, or fitting through the door. Something like the Haas...
  10. What sand paper do you recommend for aluminum...

    What sand paper do you recommend for aluminum parts that will be anodized? I usually use scotchbrite on aluminum, but my stuff isn't usually anodized.
  11. If the gap is well controlled, look at one of the...

    If the gap is well controlled, look at one of the green loc-tites. Ask their application people which to use, the catalog has some errors in it.

    For epoxy, I'd talk to either the Henkel (loc-tite)...
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    When I was in college in England, I was taught...

    When I was in college in England, I was taught that real engineers wore bowties because they were safer around machinery.
  13. Bosch makes some, but they use a pin spanner....

    Bosch makes some, but they use a pin spanner. I've never seen one designed for use with a hook spanner, because then it couldn't be flush.

    Threaded Rings GWR | Bosch Rexroth AG
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    They are nice. The other option I've seen for...

    They are nice. The other option I've seen for people who only work on their computers is an adjustable height platform that sits on your regular desk.

    Lista and Bosch both make adjustable height...
  15. Tacoma Steel has one that big IIRC. I've had...

    Tacoma Steel has one that big IIRC.

    I've had good luck with farwest in the past on fab work
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    If you do it in Canada, make sure that your buns...

    If you do it in Canada, make sure that your buns comply with GCS 32.4M, Type 2, Class C, Style B.

    And if you serve tea, follow ISO 3103.
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    Check SDP-SI or KHK Gears

    Check SDP-SI or KHK Gears
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    The guy I knew who made spool valves used 440C....

    The guy I knew who made spool valves used 440C. I'm not sure if it's the same style of spool valve; his were ridiculously tight clearance, lapped, air gaged, etc.

    From an ease of machining and...
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    If you're a shop, ISO-certified or not, and your...

    If you're a shop, ISO-certified or not, and your internal procedures don't allow you to call the customer and ask if a slightly out of tolerance part is okay to use-as-is, that's on you. Don't blame...
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    ISO/AS certification for a small shop can be...

    ISO/AS certification for a small shop can be either very easy and inexpensive or very hard and expensive. It mainly boils down to picking your registrar and auditor carefully. ISO/AS doesn't actually...
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    Exactly, which is why a good website for a...

    Exactly, which is why a good website for a builder (e.g. Brother) would make it easy to find your contact information. Instead, they make it difficult to find out about Yamazen, which is bad website...
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    Brother requires giving your contact info to...

    Brother requires giving your contact info to download the catalog on their website as well. What percentage of people actually put in real information in these?

    Setting aside the salesman question...
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    It gets even weirder when dealing with 6+ axis...

    It gets even weirder when dealing with 6+ axis machines. I used to use Delmia to make sure that our machine designs could reach all of the required locations/surface normals.

    It was for robots...
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    Are you looking at the mill in Saco/Biddeford?...

    Are you looking at the mill in Saco/Biddeford? It's a nice complex, but there are better light industrial spaces if you're going to have heavy equipment. Most of the tenants seemed to be...
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    This is a recipe for water. Take the drop of the...

    This is a recipe for water. Take the drop of the top of the main line, not the bottom. At user level, either put a T pointing off to the side or put a manifold, which gives you four or more ports...
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