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  1. I had 10 diopters of correction for...

    I had 10 diopters of correction for nearsightedness too. Could clearly see my own nose! I got my cataract surgery by an excellent doctor that teaches at Wills Eye. Despite lots of research there...
  2. Thread: ERP systems

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    If you would consider QB for the accounting then...

    If you would consider QB for the accounting then you should look at AllOrders for the manufacturing management side. Low cost, easily expanded, inhouse on your server or hosted. I’ve done two...
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    A long time ago I was going crazy trying to get...

    A long time ago I was going crazy trying to get 20”x20” delrin parts flat. Flipping and skimming over and over. What finally got me there was dabs of 5 minute epoxy that evened out the bottom of the...
  4. Look at APAI Automation and Packaging Systems...

    Look at APAI Automation and Packaging Systems

    I was looking to see how it is built. Originally all castings because the rights were purchased from another company and we had tons of castings. When...
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    This thread started with the boss leaving town...

    This thread started with the boss leaving town and coming back to scrap. I was trying to reach a customer once and couldn’t because he was sailing from Washinton state to Hawaii during the busy...
  6. I used to work for a company that made a feeder...

    I used to work for a company that made a feeder called a Countamatic. Parts went in a urethane lined drum that pockets which picked up parts and dropped on a pair of rotating steel rails. Pins ,...
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    Mike, I tried your suggestion to use tuning-less...

    Mike,
    I tried your suggestion to use tuning-less mode and use the PLC pulse and direction output to control the motion. I keep getting a 710 error, instantanious overload. I have the PLC trying to...
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    Get a coarse say 4 tooth per inch skip tooth wood...

    Get a coarse say 4 tooth per inch skip tooth wood blade. Because the plastic cuts easily you get a large chip clogs the gullets and rubs. A skip tooth blade leaves room for the chip. These blades...
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    Mike, Thanks for replying. I haven’t tried...

    Mike,
    Thanks for replying. I haven’t tried driving the servo with our motion controller yet because this machine was built in China with all kinds of mechanical issues that forced us to tear it down...
  10. The little Makita trim router is very nicely...

    The little Makita trim router is very nicely made, pretty much all metal where it counts.
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    Yaskawa Servo programming

    I’ve got 3 Yaskawa sigma 7 1.5kw drives and motors to program for the drilling machine. One has a 8:1 reducer driving a rack gear for the X axis. The other two drive ball screws with 5mm pitch for...
  12. I’m guessing you’ve all forgotten about the...

    I’m guessing you’ve all forgotten about the fastener scandal where all the bolts going in planes, missiles, space shuttle were supposed to be cadmium plated and zinc plating was substituted? No biggy...
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    How would you know if the internet of connected...

    How would you know if the internet of connected computers itself had already become sentient and is actually already manipulating us? One comprising photo sent to the right address and you are out...
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    My argument to the boss: You can buy us a new...

    My argument to the boss: You can buy us a new tool every month for $150 and in five years we’ll have everything need. Or you can finance it with the machine and pay $150 a month and we’ll have...
  15. Boobs are balance for big butts to hold you pants...

    Boobs are balance for big butts to hold you pants up. You don’t see ladies pulling their pants up all day like we do.
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    Having read this whole thread I can’t understand...

    Having read this whole thread I can’t understand why you need to accurately pick up the threads when you know the bolt circle diameter. Pick up the center of the wheel. Move to the bolt circle and...
  17. Thread: Quandary...

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    I closed up my manufacturing business after 8...

    I closed up my manufacturing business after 8 years and a deal with a bigger company went south. I had 5 employees at the time and kept them in the loop the whole time. I wrote recommendations and...
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    May you someday be seen as too useless to hire,...

    May you someday be seen as too useless to hire, so that you may understand what that feels like.
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    We send out assembly tasks to ARC that works with...

    We send out assembly tasks to ARC that works with handicapped people. I just made fixture for them to do some very tedious assembly work that is done by the thousands. They also supply our janitorial...
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    The 16 spindle pipe drilling machine I am working...

    The 16 spindle pipe drilling machine I am working on should run lights out. 16 laser sensors, 7 capacitive prox switches, 18 inductive prox switches, and error feedback from the 3 servo drives and 9...
  21. Source for Damaitian lube fittings for chinese machines

    I need a couple of 4mm tube fittings for the distributor block and can’t find a source in the US or a chinese site I can read.
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    Energy Chain Lubrication

    Building a machine where the energy chain is quite full and the machine will make millions of cycles. Anyone have experience lubricating the cables in the chain so they slide easily against each...
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    How do you get hearing aids? Listening to...

    How do you get hearing aids? Listening to assholes!
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    In a lot of shops if the saw is down or behind...

    In a lot of shops if the saw is down or behind then the lathes, mills, and fab shop are down or behind too!
    Bought a 70s Marvel Series 8 at my last job. Every time I used it, it made me smile.
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    Take a look at AllOrders, an addon for...

    Take a look at AllOrders, an addon for QuickBooks. I’ve done two installs, one was five seats initially and 14 seats when I left because everyone uses it. Second install was 2 seats and five when I...
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