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  1. Called a press brake, the common V-dies will bend...

    Called a press brake, the common V-dies will bend past 90 Degrees.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDdI7AyVaWw

    Make the dies similar to this.
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  2. Called a press brake, the common V-dies will bend...

    Called a press brake, the common V-dies will bend past 90 Degrees.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDdI7AyVaWw
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    No can do, customer specified a McMaster part...

    No can do, customer specified a McMaster part number on the drawing, making them solid would have been far slower and material cost is not really an issue.

    Deburring the inside was fast and easy...
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    So far, 50 spacers parted from 1/2 X .049...

    So far, 50 spacers parted from 1/2 X .049 seamless steel tube, pit a chamfer on each end with the parting tool. I placed a piece of 3/16 round in a chuck in the tail stock and pushed it into the tube...
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    Not a clue Not told Don't need to know No...

    Not a clue

    Not told
    Don't need to know
    No description on the drawing
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    Ran one dry this morning for video. Fingercam...

    Ran one dry this morning for video.

    Fingercam programming on a Bridgeport conversational control, I have no idea why it moves the way that it does, it is a canned groove cycle. Whoever wrote the...
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    CNC lathe not a form tool, a single tool follows...

    CNC lathe not a form tool, a single tool follows the toolpath.

    Coordinate Measuring Machine, think of it as a 3 axis mill with a touch probe where a cutting tool would be and will measure a part...
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    Began the last operation on these parts today,...

    Began the last operation on these parts today, only 270 more to go.

    Using a full radius 1/8" wide Topnotch grooving tool, the finish is excellent.

    Each of the 3 radiused diameters is different...
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    This is the where I find the contradictions...

    This is the where I find the contradictions difficult.

    One experienced 3d printer user tells me that you will not hold +.005" -.000" numbers.

    Another will say that one may make intricate...
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    Thanks, this is what I thought but I know ZERO...

    Thanks, this is what I thought but I know ZERO about 3d printing in the real world, looking at some of the adds one might come to believe that it is faster then subtractive machining, I do not see it...
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    It would be quite a lathe that would pass a 3...

    It would be quite a lathe that would pass a 3 1/2"+ bar through the spindle, equipped with a massive bar feed as well (-:

    I normally extend the stock enough to make 2 parts per movement and 8...
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    CNC lathe, one tool does the entire part as seen...

    CNC lathe, one tool does the entire part as seen above, moving and changing the stock takes far longer then the actual spindle time.
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    Would a 3D printer be capable of producing this...

    Would a 3D printer be capable of producing this part in ABS at say 100 parts per 8 hour day, the corners need to be sharp and the dimensions are +.005"-0.000" as other parts snap onto it.
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    Another interesting shape, this holds the parts...

    Another interesting shape, this holds the parts to be turned.
    The finished parts are used in large scale processed food manufacturing.

    I just made it so there are no machining marks from the...
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    Fair enough. There is a small Hardinge turret...

    Fair enough.
    There is a small Hardinge turret lathe in the shop that is every bit of 60 years old, what a nice little machine, variable speed spindle that makes no noise when running.
    It is very...
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    Turning Facing Boring lathe If you can buy...

    Turning Facing Boring lathe

    If you can buy both then take one apart to modify the other then the question of cost is moot I suspect.
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    Rush Gears has an excellent free online spur gear...

    Rush Gears has an excellent free online spur gear generator.
    Enter the PD, Pitch/Module, pressure angle and any other data that you have and it will spit out a 2d DWG/DXF drawing in seconds. ...
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    Round split dies may be adjusted for correct PD,...

    Round split dies may be adjusted for correct PD, a threading die held in the same holder, used in the same machine during the same day will often yield different PD's on different materials.
    For...
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    Have no idea what the parts do just make them to...

    Have no idea what the parts do just make them to the drawing supplied, could easily be a rotary transfer device for the injection molding line at the adult toy factory (-:
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    The radial is as mentioned very unpleasant to use...

    The radial is as mentioned very unpleasant to use but already had a 90 degree angle plate mounted in it. Could have drilled the lifting hole with the BP but would have had to move the ram and turret...
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    Onto a mill for mounting holes....

    Onto a mill for mounting holes.
    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Fg4Rm9x/0/1c5aa2b3/L/i-Fg4Rm9x-L.jpg
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    A 36" diameter X 3/4" thick 6061 aluminum disc...

    A 36" diameter X 3/4" thick 6061 aluminum disc water jet cut from plate, not terribly flat as you can imagine.

    Drill and tap the OD for a lifting eye using a very old radial drill press, this...
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    You will get another 20 years of use out of these...

    You will get another 20 years of use out of these tools easily, they are tough little buggers and the batteries last for years.

    Wrap a rubber band around the one with the missing battery cover or...
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    This is what I was curious about, I have used...

    This is what I was curious about, I have used some Hardinge lathes in the past with that option, it is very nice indeed. >$50,000> of course.

    Why do not the low end lathe manufacturers make a...
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    Round split adjustable dies are exactly as they...

    Round split adjustable dies are exactly as they are described, round and adjustable.

    There is a screw that keeps the slot from closing to far, there will be a provision for a setscrew or 2 about...
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