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I can answer manual and CNC machining, stamping and general machining questions, general process questions and machine setup and standard G-code. Mills, lathes surface grinders etc.

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I have 29 years in machining, including 4 years of trade school. The first 15 or so in old time stamping tool rooms, including mig and tig welding. During the next 13 years I added in CNC programming, solidworks, bobcad and alibre design experience.


Blackstone Valley Technical High School diploma in 1988. Basic electronics night class certificate in 1991.

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2016-03-06 grinder:

Hi, I assume this if for a padlock and not a lock set in the door. A handheld grinder, called an angle grinder, is what you need. You may be able to rent one from a home improvement store. Any wheel that

2015-07-31 CNC machine interface with smartphone device.:

I don't think there is one "right" answer to this.  There could be some advantages if say you could generate or edit code from a cad file on a tablet out in the shop.  Many new machines have that capability

2015-07-29 Drill machine reengineering.:

Sorry it took me a couple of days to get back to you, I've been in and out of the hospital for a couple of weeks .  I'm sure that what you want is possible and most likely already exists.  Search the web

2015-04-05 punch and die cutting in China:

Hi Eddie,    No need to be embarrassed by those questions, they are all excellent questions. I'm no longer in stamping but I was for 18 years and if more customers asked questions like this life would

2015-01-20 Selection of milling / cutting bit and speeds for an unusual material:

Hi,   That is a question totally outside of my experience.  The company I work for now makes printers and label makers and has a facility next door that makes and rolls the label media.  There isn't a


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