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  1. Thanks for all the responses. Looks like I...

    Thanks for all the responses.

    Looks like I will be staying with what I got for now. Supposedly Centroid will have a wireless option at some point.

    I am not comfortable with the connectivity of...
  2. Any idea what a setup like that costs?

    Any idea what a setup like that costs?
  3. Can I get a Renishaw Wireless Probe for my Centroid Controller?

    I have a Centroid M400 controller with a DP-4 probe. It is a mechanical contact probe with an open-collector output. It died and I can get it repaired, but would really like a wireless probe. ...
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    Good suggestions. Thanks! I will stare at it...

    Good suggestions. Thanks!

    I will stare at it a bit before I decide how to deal with it.........
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    Thanks! Well now that I finished locating the...

    Thanks!

    Well now that I finished locating the holes, I think that I will make the plugs and just press them in. Will make a stop so they should be good - no welding on the plugs. But you can see...
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    Cast Aluminum Welding Recommendations

    I need to relocate some holes on M/T Cast aluminum valve covers. I'm not a great TIG welder but I can fake my way through it. I have had some formal TIG training.

    Can you recommend a filler rod...
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    Yup - you nailed it. Looks like the head stock...

    Yup - you nailed it. Looks like the head stock was loose since he bought it last year. He said that before he fixed the spindle (and he did not bang on it!) the gear engagement was minimal.
    ...
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    Great point! Thank you! He must of slid the...

    Great point! Thank you!

    He must of slid the head stock over when he was repairing the spindle. I hope that he did not bang on the spindle!

    I thought that the head stock was fixed with bolts...
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    What are we missing? 10K Gear Engagement

    My brother in law has a fairly new to him 10K. He sent me a text that totally confuses me - I tried to call him but did not reach him.

    I don't know if he ever engaged the lead screw, but it does...
  10. Getting smarter......... As Emanuel said, it...

    Getting smarter.........

    As Emanuel said, it takes a lot of hand massaging.

    I will post some pics later, but the outside scan (takes about 2 hours) is quite good and it automatically...
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    Absolutely no problem. Its the right thing to do.

    Absolutely no problem. Its the right thing to do.
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    Fully agree with this.........

    Fully agree with this.........
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    Why not? Don't agree with that in today's world....

    Why not? Don't agree with that in today's world.

    I bought a new WEG (don't have the part number handy)for my lathe. Its a 3 hp 230 volt single phase in and 3 phase out. It has the built-in...
  14. You get what you pay for. Buy a good NEMA rated...

    You get what you pay for. Buy a good NEMA rated contactor. Forget the IEC crap............
  15. I am quite certain that it is the center of the...

    I am quite certain that it is the center of the probe. I will know soon enough - my first head scan is converting - its slow. But when I probe holes, slots, etc. it gives me actual size.

    For...
  16. Well - success! I was able to open it in...

    Well - success!

    I was able to open it in MasterCam and convert to a dwg so I could open it in AutoCad. But it wasnt great as it was just dots that were hard to deal with.

    Much better solution...
  17. Well according to my receipt, I have Mold Magic. ...

    Well according to my receipt, I have Mold Magic. I will try that. If I can't figure it out I will be calling Centroid in the morning.
  18. Thanks for the suggestions. I don't know if I...

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I don't know if I can call it much progress, but I was able to at least see my scan using CloudCompare (see below). But when I convert it to dxf I still cant see it in...
  19. Thanks! Looks like my version of AutoCad does...

    Thanks! Looks like my version of AutoCad does not support point clouds. Looks like 2014 is the oldest version that supports it.

    The attached file is just an example. I need to digitize a...
  20. Need help w/ Centroid Digitized File into AutoCad

    I'm just learning how to digitize with my Centroid M400 control. I use AutoCad 2010 Mechanical 2D. I am not familiar with Cam programs at this time - still learning. I am on the low end of...
  21. Nothing wrong with rotary converters - I...

    Nothing wrong with rotary converters - I personally am biased towards VFDs. Used to be a drives field service engineer so that is where I gravitate to.......... My shop is all VFD.
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    Mine was in quite good condition. I got $100 for...

    Mine was in quite good condition. I got $100 for it and was happy.
  23. To me its a no brainer - use a VFD and use the...

    To me its a no brainer - use a VFD and use the barrel switch to control the VFD.
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    I followed the advice of what I found on the...

    I followed the advice of what I found on the internet but unfortunately I can't find that site at this time.

    The slope is away from the compressor. At the end of that sloped line you put a drain...
  25. I put them on my mill and lathe. Very pleased. ...

    I put them on my mill and lathe. Very pleased. I really like the magnetic scales. They have like a 5 or 6 year warranty to boot if I remember correctly.
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