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My bad. I did join hobby-machinist.com and though that I'm posting there... I don't understand how I accidentally posted here again. And I can't delete it either

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Now that the auction is over I figure it is ok to post this one here. Thomas Auction just liquidated the following plant http://thomasauction.com/auction-details.asp?id=348 and from speaking with folks during the preview they were going full out till very recently making parts for Pratt and Whitney. Many of the people at the preview were saying they got caught passing along materials with fake certs and bad titanium. Anyone know what happened there? Watching the webcast they said they were pulling all computers from the sale for use as evidence!

By the way, if anyone attended in person were they handing out free liquor to their high bidders. I can't for the life of me understand some of the bids I saw. Here's a bargain someone paid $450 for this lot? https://cdn.globalauctionplatform.co...b5/540x360.jpg. http://thomasauction.hibid.com/lot/1...=1346&selCat=0 or this guy Fowler 74 225 555 LCD Digital Depth Gage | eBay I saw go for $200.

In the old days people used to buy stuff at these auctions to sell on eBay, I think if Thomas auctions was smart they would allow people to start buying cheap junk on eBay to consign at their auctions! Anyhow those were a few comical egregious things I saw there but it seemed like most of what I was watching went real high. They had some awesome piles of tooling there that was a true guess as to how much was inside.

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List of Charmilles Robofil 300 G and M codes

I was wondering if anyone on here could share a copy of the G and M codes for my Charmilles Robofil 300.

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Wire EDM Setup: Tips and tricks

In a different thread, we have been discussing Axis rotation and how to use it. I thought that it would be interesting to have others comment on different tips and tricks for Setup. Here is one from that thread: Feel free to add others!!!!!!

Another way to setup a part that has little material around it would be to put the corners of the block on the table. We have a 45 triangle that we use during the setup to get it roughly in position. Then we indicate it in using axis rotation set at 45 degrees.

OR....After you have learned that one, just put it in at any angle. Mount an indicator with a magnetic base on the head of your machine. At one end of the block, move the machine until you get a zero on the indicator. Set zero on the display of your machine. Don't touch the indicator but back off using the machine and move to the other end of the block. move the machine until you get a zero on the indicator again. Leave the machine right there. Grab your scientific calculator. Look at the number display. Using the calculator, take the smallest number and divide it by the larger number. Then press INVERT TAN on the calculator. You now have the angle that the block is in the machine. Enter that angle (or it's Complement(90 minus the result)) in AXIS Rotation. Now, move the machine using the appropriate axis and watch the indicator stay at zero. It is now indicated in. NOTE: most newer machines have a function to do this for you using a wire and sensing the edge with a wire. But you should use an indicator anyway for a double check. We have found that the indicator method is faster, though.

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OT - Purpose of this stopcock and nozzle?

More curious than anything else -- what is this stopcock and nozzle originally intended for?

The stopcock has a standard 1/4" NPT male thread. It appears to be marked "NAT," with a "shield and S" logo, and what may be number 845 on one side. The tip has a brass threaded nozzle at the end of the chromed piece. That piece has a straight thread, with a sort of compression seal where it bottoms into the stopcock.

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The advantages and disadvantages between G92 and G

The advantages and disadvantages between G92 and G54 to G59
G54 G59 is set to the coordinate system before processing, and G92 is set in the program of the coordinate system, using the G54 ~ G59 is not necessary to use G92, or G54 to G59 will be replaced, should be avoided, as shown in table 1.
Table 1 G92 and work coordinate system '
Note: (1) when using G92 set the coordinate system, and then use G54 to G59 does not play any role, unless the power-off restart the system, or then uses the G92 to set the desired new workpiece coordinate system. (2) using the G92 program is finished, if the machine did not return?
The origin of G92 set, start the program again, the position of the machine becomes the new workpiece coordinate origin, accident prone. So, I hope readers with caution.

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Plastic Electronics Enclosure offers NEMA 4X and I

Measuring 4.63 x 4.63 x 2.36 in. and designed for outdoor applications, Model HD44 is available in both gray and black UV-stabilized polycarbonate with silicone gasket seal and UL94V-0 flame rating. Gasket protects internal components from dust, dirt, and water. Additional features include molded on surface-mounting flanges, plastic PCB mounting bosses, stainless steel screws for corrosion resistance, and brass inserts for cover on/off convenience.

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Overhead Cabinets protect and conceal hoses and re

Vacuum formed from white polyethylene, high-impact, ABS polymer that is stain- and corrosion-resistant, Overhead Reel Cabinets are installed to wrap around spring-driven Series 5000 and 7000 air, water, and lubrication hose reels. Units enclose reels to conceal and protect them from surrounding environment and provide aesthetic value. Cabinets are available for single mounted reel or multiple reels.

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