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Dake press hydraulics

September 20, 2014, 8:06 pm

Here's a picture of the Dake 150 ton press that I bought. http://goo.gl/IdH1cq The way it works is that there is a reservoir of hydraulic fluid surrounding the ram, below the top frame. It ... Read more »

RS232 CNC control cable

September 20, 2014, 11:25 am

My son has his old matsuura up and running. Its pre LAN connection, needs the RS232 port to download CNC programs. I did this ages ago, but have forgot how. Question 1, how do I wire the cable? Q... Read more »

OT Never get hit by a truck

September 20, 2014, 9:50 am

My wife and I were on the way to the Jersey Shore last Friday. Traffic on rt476 stopped, I stopped, the Freightliner behind me didn't. Spent about 6 hours in the ER, both me and my wife. I got a ... Read more »

Bought this 150 ton Dake press

September 19, 2014, 6:57 pm

Kind of excited http://goo.gl/Uj3hGf Read more »

High speed spindle force calc question

September 19, 2014, 2:49 pm

Awright you mechanical engineering and math types, More on the high speed spindle, boys and girls. This boy calculated the bursting speed of the ER collet nuts he want to spin up. It is much highe... Read more »

Punching and press forming plastic sheet

September 18, 2014, 10:55 pm

Looking for some ideas on a little hypothetical issue......... If I wanted to make a few hundred plastic parts per year like those at the following links: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9224... Read more »

Kitchen floor question

September 17, 2014, 7:40 pm

Going to ask the collective wisdom, (and I'm sure, wit) of the group. I am redoing the kitchen floor. Underlayment is solid, no squeaks, etc. Removing the stick on tiles with heat, so as not to d... Read more »

Moving a dfisabled forklift

September 17, 2014, 12:50 pm

I have been tasked with moving a Crown 3500# electric forklift out of a bui lding where a flatbed tow truck can get to it. Forklift is not functional a nd will have to be drug to a door that is 90 ... Read more »

Re: Hamas Just Attempted To Create A Horrific Nuclear Disaster In The Heart...

September 16, 2014, 9:50 pm

On Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:47:58 -0700, Gunner Asch So why are nuclear facilities built above ground? In mountainous terrain use TBMs [tunnel boring machines] and in flat areas dig [or re purpose] ... Read more »

Re: More troops to fight EBOLA than ISIS

September 16, 2014, 9:41 pm

Ray shows his limited thinking ability once again. How many troops do you suppose will there be supporting those 1,600 in Iraq ? The Ebola mission is TO support medical personnel. It takes multipl... Read more »

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The secret of a neat fillet weld?

Hi all, I've been using a stick welder for occasional hobby projects for about 9 years now (the welder is a Cytringan Bantam 180 amp oil-cooled unit). I've mastered butt welds and can achieve an ev... Read more »


Blast furnace parts, Natural gas, Kiln igniter

I am attempting to repair a gas-fired kiln that is used to fire the shell moulds at a bronze foundry. The fire clay nozzles cracked and caused heat to destroy the ignition transformers. The problem i... Read more »


Angle Iron/Aluminum

I am working on a project that will require me to create a ledge the turns down at a 90 degree angle. It has to be as resistant as possible to oxidation(ie:sweaty hands), and also as dark as possible... Read more »


Oak Signature Coolant

We have always run Valenites VNT 800 in our turning and machining centers and have real good results. ( tool life, sump life, etc. ) As far as price and being able to get it shipped to the shop for ... Read more »


Semi on topic LVDT

I had to troubleshoot one of these things today. For some that frequent this list it is something they likely have run into or wondered about, expecially if they work in manufacturing. LVDT Linear V... Read more »


Chinese mini-lathe factory pictures etc.

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If you are curious how chinese manufactures build the mini-lathes and mini-mills that are sold by grizzly and harbor frieght etc, here is a nice picture tour of a modern chinese manufacturing plant t... Read more »


Looking for miniature hex head bolts/cap screws

I'm looking for a source for stainless steel hex head bolts or cap screws in sizes down around 00-90 or M1 (1 mm). Small Parts stops at 0-80. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for your help! ... Read more »


Warping when Hardening and Tempering

Follow up to some previous inquiries I made recently and more questions. The tool is a 3/4 x 1/8 x 2 long piece of W-1 water hardening tool steel. It's bevelled along one of the long sides like a sh... Read more »


3-D prototyping printer?

I remember seeing a web page describing a process that deposited (sprayed?) material (plastic?) to build up a CAD design so that in the end you have a 3-D prototype of your design. Basically, a CN... Read more »


Interesting article on bringing manufacturing back to America

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/12/the-insourcing-boom/309166/1/ Thomas Mayor, a senior adviser with Booz & Company who specializes in manufacturing strategy, says that in indus... Read more »