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    For the good engineering schools, a 2.9 GPA is...

    For the good engineering schools, a 2.9 GPA is nothing to sneeze at. After all, it's almost a 3.0 (all B's), and the average engineering GPA is probably not even 2.5, so you are definitely above...
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    California Power Outages

    Long term, California manufacturing is doomed.

    Manufacturing technology is easily transferred. And due to the profit motive of corporations, eventually much of Califronia's manufacturing will be...
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    A little spline gloat: ...

    A little spline gloat:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191010/0442aeff0e4ae4f0ccb536053c56eed1.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191010/125b8cddf87f14982a6df897f1ce580f.jpg

    Not bad...
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    Yes, the power supply is the most-common failure...

    Yes, the power supply is the most-common failure point of the T/M-Plus NC control unit.

    Check Ebay for good prices on a spare....
  5. I think newer-generation Haas control’s have the...

    I think newer-generation Haas control’s have the “handwheel through the program” feature...?
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    The turret’s hydraulic cylinder may have a split...

    The turret’s hydraulic cylinder may have a split or torn o-ring.

    Or, your curvic-coupling could be worn out?

    Time to pull the tool plate, see what’s going on in there.
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    Tesla and EV cars - update and thoughts

    I realize styling is a personal preference, but I for one think the Tesla’s are butt ugly.

    The new Tesla 3 looks like the “jelly bean” Ford Taurus of the 1990’s....and has a bland interior to...
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    CNCToolCat's Cat-House

    Ox,

    The QT28 indexes 16 stations per revolution, all the time.

    The 8 “even-numbered” stations are normally empty — as they are between the standard 8 “odd-numbered” stations.

    To utilize the...
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    CNCToolCat's Cat-House

    So I set out to make a bar puller for the QT28, similar to a couple I’ve made before.

    I wanted to take advantage of the 16-index turret by bolting the bar puller to one of the otherwise-unused...
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    Tesla and EV cars - update and thoughts

    VFD’s are not rocket science (at least to the people and companies making them.)

    So if Tesla currently has an advantage in VFD technology, it’s a fairly simple matter for the competition to...
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    Do U Allow Chairs in your CNC shop?

    The Cathouse has always had stools at the machines.

    Not just for my guys, but for me! As my feet and legs don’t like standing on concrete all day.

    It’s not that big of a deal to make sure your...
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    Allied spade drills are my favorite metalcutting...

    Allied spade drills are my favorite metalcutting tools of all time!

    Very forgiving, reliable, affordable, smooth straight holes...what’s not to love?

    ToolCat
  13. Last year I got back into playing golf. And man,...

    Last year I got back into playing golf. And man, what a hard game it is! But, that's what makes it so damn fun.

    When I'm out there with a couple of my buddies, sipping on some cold Coors Light...
  14. Don’t forget, the split-style toolholder bushings...

    Don’t forget, the split-style toolholder bushings can give your tool a bit more dampening and rigidity...
  15. Sqt10ms loses power to monitor and control board

    Those keyboard power supplies are known to fail on the T32/M32 controls.

    They are a standard design power supply made by many manufacturers - with those of that size having similar voltage output...
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    For T+, to enable auto chuck open/close, it is...

    For T+, to enable auto chuck open/close, it is parameter R49, bit 0 or 1 (can't remember exactly). Your electrical manual will tell which...
  17. I believe the 10-speed tranny was jointly...

    I believe the 10-speed tranny was jointly developed by Ford and GM...

    And as far as the Ecoboost engines, Ford has been building versions of them for over 15 years, they've got them down pretty...
  18. Thread: Recession?

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    The Democrats only hope for the White House in...

    The Democrats only hope for the White House in 2020 is a recession.

    I know here in the low-cost south manufacturing is booming. In my opinion, it's time for the high-cost areas like California...
  19. I've had it with Health Insurance, looked and found online Primary Care in WA State.

    Gordon,

    You, and many on here, assume healthcare is a birth-given right.

    Which to me is hard to understand, considering how expensive health care is, even in countries with “affordable”...
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    New higher Tariffs from trade talks

    America has one of the hottest job markets in decades, with companies large and small having difficulty staffing employees.

    It’s a sad comment on the direction we are heading in this country, but...
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    Check your FR-SE spindle drive LED lights. ...

    Check your FR-SE spindle drive LED lights.

    Could have overloaded and blown the drive...
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    DBL should only be lit when drive is slowing the...

    DBL should only be lit when drive is slowing the motor down, I would think?
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    Without battery backup, yes you have lost the...

    Without battery backup, yes you have lost the parameters.

    MEAU in Chicago can provide you a procedure to re-initialize the control.

    Which will clear all your programs, tool data, etc., so back...
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    You may have blown the Z-axis servo drive, which...

    You may have blown the Z-axis servo drive, which is the TRA-41.

    Check the lights on the drive, it will help pinpoint what is going on.
  25. Gordon, "Entitlement spending" is by far the...

    Gordon,

    "Entitlement spending" is by far the largest category in the US Federal budget...eclipsing defense spending by three or four times. This includes Social Security and Medicare, but every...
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