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    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    I would not buy one especially if it does not come with accessories. The HF transformer is getting old and so are the high voltage caps and they are...
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    05-22-2016, 08:35 PM
    macona replied to a thread NASA's Machine Shop in General
    There are more photos of alternate viewpoints of the same shop on the site, you just need to dig for them.
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    05-22-2016, 01:56 PM
    macona replied to a thread NASA's Machine Shop in General
    Sure, a Monarch 10ee, they do not require leveling! ;)
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    05-22-2016, 01:30 PM
    macona replied to a thread CNC - lathe versus mill ?? in General
    The prices of servos and controls has really been dropping lately. Plus the controls are made in china so that kills the price too. I looked up the...
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    05-22-2016, 04:30 AM
    macona replied to a thread NASA's Machine Shop in General
    Lots of pics of their old shops over at archive.org Lots of 10ees: https://archive.org/details/C-1953-31676
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    05-22-2016, 03:54 AM
    macona replied to a thread CNC - lathe versus mill ?? in General
    This looks like it could be an interesting machine, https://detroitmachine.tools/MT-1032
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    05-20-2016, 11:41 PM
    I have used my Haas 5C indexer to do some tig welds, worked pretty well. You would use more argon to flood an area than to just do it normally unless...
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    05-19-2016, 04:40 PM
    If you are using a spindle command to stop/start the motor mach3 had a minimum delay that can't be overridden. There are ways to directly trigger...
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    05-19-2016, 12:14 PM
    Hah. Neat. But your stick out was was too long. What you need to do is add a voltage sensing circuit to the welder to control the distance of the gun...
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    05-17-2016, 11:37 PM
    I use flickr and it works fine.
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    05-17-2016, 08:27 PM
    Relays do not need to be instantaneous, the power supplies in most electronics can ride though short dips without you even noticing. It only takes...
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    05-17-2016, 06:17 PM
    macona replied to a thread Dc circuit protection? in General
    then pick a used one up off ebay.
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    05-17-2016, 06:08 PM
    Not true, the vast majority of UPSs do not work like that, that would be incredibly inefficient. They use relays to switch over. I have taken apart a...
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    05-17-2016, 06:02 PM
    There have never been many machining projects. Nostalgia aint what it used to be.
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    05-17-2016, 02:59 AM
    macona replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    It's actually not bad, when I was a tech at Davis Tool we had machines built anywhere from 1985 on up. And they actually required very little...
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    05-17-2016, 02:46 AM
    I use a large one (APS 3000VA) on my projector, computer, and home theatre setup and have been though several brownouts and outages and not even a...
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    05-16-2016, 05:46 PM
    macona replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    I considered doing a conversion on my 10ee where I used a high pitch ball screw connected to the carriage coupled to the servo motor by a magnetic...
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    05-16-2016, 05:39 PM
    macona replied to a thread CNC - lathe versus mill ?? in General
    The charteroak might be a good option or one of the prototrak machines. Asuming new means brand new. I think they are the only ones you will get with...
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    05-16-2016, 04:49 PM
    macona replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    As far as I can see none of their machines use encoders except for the lathe spindle. This is the stepper drive they use, no encoder connections. ...
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    05-15-2016, 10:26 PM
    The Kitamura MyCenter 0 or 1 would easily fit in most garages and end up taking about the same footprint that a BP would end up using. They are a...
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    05-15-2016, 10:20 PM
    macona replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    My dislike for steppes has nothing to do with professional/industrial bias, it is tech. Servos are quicker, faster, more accurate, smoother, and...
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    05-15-2016, 07:20 AM
    macona replied to a thread CNC - lathe versus mill ?? in General
    You could do those parts on a manual lathe with a turret and a geometric head pretty quickly.
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    05-15-2016, 03:37 AM
    macona replied to a thread CNC - lathe versus mill ?? in General
    Thats why I say something like an old Mori SL-0 or SL-1, they can be found pretty cheap and will have either a FANUC or yaskawa control on them. It's...
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    05-14-2016, 07:46 PM
    Simple, just block the outgoing address for the MS Store at the internet gateway.
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    05-14-2016, 07:39 PM
    macona replied to a thread CNC - lathe versus mill ?? in General
    Tormach has a white paper here about their steppers: www.tormach.com/uploads/300/TD_Series_3_Whitepaper_v4_0-pdf.html It has some very...
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    05-14-2016, 02:51 AM
    macona replied to a thread CNC - lathe versus mill ?? in General
    Personally, if I had the money I would get something like the little Ganesh Cyclone 32 multi axis machine. Good for making all sorts of little parts,...
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    05-14-2016, 02:47 AM
    macona replied to a thread CNC - lathe versus mill ?? in General
    Tormach uses their 3 phase steppers which they claim are as good as brushless servos, not a chance in hell. Servos have encoder feedback which the...
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    05-13-2016, 12:32 PM
    Virtually everything for xp I have tried has ran fine under 10 with basic settings. Others just required running in administrative mode or xp...
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    05-13-2016, 02:44 AM
    I was at PSU using the profilometer and measured a sharpie mark while I was there. Anywhere from 1.4um to 3um thick. .000055" to .00011" Thickness...
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    05-12-2016, 10:15 PM
    If you actually use acet, yes. Too dirty, propane or natural gas is what is normally used, hydrogen if you need to work silica. I have a couple...
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