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  • macona's Avatar
    08-24-2019, 01:06 AM
    LOL, I do have some shiny toys. The cards for the other interferometers are VME so I have to figure out how I am going to talk to those. Fun.
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    08-22-2019, 02:20 AM
    Old Interferometer, it will measure distance down to a millionth without any issue. Other attachments can measure angular deflection, flatness, etc....
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    08-11-2019, 06:14 PM
    macona replied to a thread 10EE inspection in General
    Yeah, like I thought the variac is for the field weakening. You cant get past base speed without it, which is what you are hitting. Once you hot base...
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    08-04-2019, 08:27 PM
    You cant get three phase out of a single phase transformer. Best case is rotary phase converter into a 3 phase 240 to 575/600v transformer.
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    08-03-2019, 06:49 PM
    macona replied to a thread K40 $400 Ebay Laser Cutter in General
    Ahh, I dont think we make the quiklase any more. I think I know someone that has an old surplus one for sale though. NewWave was bought by ESI years...
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    08-03-2019, 06:42 PM
    macona replied to a thread K40 $400 Ebay Laser Cutter in General
    No, You want the focal point to be at the top of the surface. You will always have kerf , I think you mean the cut bevel of the kerf? There are ways...
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    08-03-2019, 02:50 AM
    macona replied to a thread K40 $400 Ebay Laser Cutter in General
    Hah, no collimators in these cheap things, they just bounce the beam through the mirrors and into the focus lens. Nothing quite like the new one we...
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    07-30-2019, 10:54 PM
    macona replied to a thread 10EE crosslide in General
    Seriously, I would not worry about the lathe killing you though oil. Its way more likely to kill you through other methods. Just dont eat the paint,...
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  • macona's Avatar
    07-30-2019, 10:47 PM
    Jumping back on this post, the motor controlled variac is someone's attempt at handling the field weakening which is what is needed to get the motor...
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  • macona's Avatar
    07-30-2019, 10:33 PM
    What kind of endmill you running? The flute count can cause them to cut oversize.
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    07-30-2019, 10:30 PM
    macona replied to a thread K40 $400 Ebay Laser Cutter in General
    They are VERY basic. Software is kind of terrible. Some people go in and put better controls and stuff but by the time you do that you have bought a...
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    07-25-2019, 02:58 AM
    Also watch out with quartz shards, they are nasty. Not only sharper than hell they have the same refractive index as blood so if you get a piece in a...
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    07-25-2019, 02:53 AM
    Bridgeport is the Kleenex of milling machines. No better than most mills out there but has name recognition.
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    07-18-2019, 10:29 PM
    I have a NSK spindle that attaches to my quill, 40000 RPM. I used it to drive .013" end mills and that was probably about the only time I have not...
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    07-12-2019, 05:05 AM
    macona replied to a thread How do you move a 10ee? in General
    When I got mine I ran it off a 15hp RPC. That got old fast so I yanked out the motor-generator and replaced it with a 2kw brushless servo motor....
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    07-09-2019, 10:22 PM
    macona replied to a thread How do you move a 10ee? in General
    I picked my up and brought it home with a drop deck trailer. Used a gantry crane to get it off. If you wrap straps around the rib between the ways...
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    06-30-2019, 08:00 PM
    macona replied to a thread Quick Change Tool Post in General
    I have an AXA type on my old South Bend 9 and it works fine. Nothing can beat the multifid system on my 10ee though. There are chinese knockoffs of...
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    06-26-2019, 07:18 PM
    macona replied to a thread Quiet compressor in General
    Also look for dental air compressors in the local craigslist. They are designed to be quiet since they are installed in offices.
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    06-26-2019, 07:17 PM
    macona replied to a thread Quiet compressor in General
    I have a Jun-air dual head compressor. Very quiet. It its under my electronics bench to run my desoldering gun. Not a ton of flow, I have the 12-25...
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  • macona's Avatar
    06-25-2019, 05:00 PM
    Most dros have a separate parameter for scale direction.
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    06-17-2019, 11:52 PM
    Find a drive with tach or encoder feedback otherwise your low speed torque is going to be terrible. I have one that takes an encoder feedback and...
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