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    Small Side Projects and Spin Off Products - Crowd Sourcing?

    Sounds fair to me. You designed the tool and made it real. If he's still helping push the idea and driving high percentage of the total sales, maybe keep the percentage going. If you're on your own with the sales and manufacturing, you're on your own.
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    Small Side Projects and Spin Off Products - Crowd Sourcing?

    Good question. Most of the projects we work on are already governed by NDA's and Intellectual Property Agreements or negotiated around a table with the attorneys. I've thought that being up front about the cost is the best way to equitably determine the "cut" amount. for example: I invested 230...
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    Small Side Projects and Spin Off Products - Crowd Sourcing?

    We do make these in house. We made a handful to give to our loyal customers, then decided to spin the project out "to the masses".
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    Small Side Projects and Spin Off Products - Crowd Sourcing?

    Hi All, Sorry it looks so salesy... I wanted the pictures to post not the links. We make all of parts for this thing in house and have no expectation of making any money off of it... That said, we'd appreciate any support we can get. ...How I hate social media. I feel I'm being drug into this...
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    Small Side Projects and Spin Off Products - Crowd Sourcing?

    Hi All, Wondering how many shops have had success spinning of small products or products lines? We are giving our first real attempt by launching a small curiosity project on Kickstarter. We've designed a made a handful of Finger Treadle Engines. We'll see how they go. It's a test campaign to...
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    Tool holder vises for Cat 40 and VDI

    Hello All, Have another batch of VDI 30 Tool blocks made. The originals are now two years old, used five days a week, and going strong. Any interest?
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    Machining Nickel 200

    Hi Mud, I second the ChipBlaster! Impressive but pricey! I have also had good luck with the Guhring drills. Often they seem to be the only people who grind such drills. I have had good luck with OSG Helios drills also, but I reach for the Guhring catalog first. I have never found drilling...
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    OT: Chinese spacecraft lands on moon

    The Chinese lander was probably made using NASA's own drawings. Or perhaps copied during a trade show...
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    FP5NC with Dialog 3 For Sale to Good Home

    ...Thank you for looking after George's interests... The rumors are correct, I am not the owner of this machine. I am looking for an interested buyer on behalf of the owner. I invested (maybe that's the wrong word...) significant time and some money into getting this machine running and...
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    FP5NC with Dialog 3 For Sale to Good Home

    Greetings all, I have a 1985 FP5NC available for sale. It is equipped with the Dialog 3 control and is fully functional. It was under power and running earlier this year but has just recently been de-powered and moved to a heated storage. Needed to make room for the DMU80P... The operating...
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    MillPlus Five Axis V4.10 Post Processing

    Greetings All, I am working on building a post processor for a newly acquired DMU80P five axis mill. Can anyone with a similar machine and control (MillPlus V4.10) provide some snippets of simultaneous five axis code that is known to work? This machine has an indexing head (either vertical or...
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    Machining Nickel 200

    Howdy, I have milled piles of Ni200. It machines well with soluble oil flood coolant. The minimum oil mist I have does not pull heat away fast enough an makes an irritating smoke. Sharp sturdy tools are a must. I don't bother with HSS. Speed can be your friend in the nickel alloys, but the low...
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    MillPlus Ethernet Connection

    Found the problem... Failed Ethernet board!
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    MillPlus Ethernet Connection

    Greetings all! Trying to get my 1999 DMU80P with MillPlus (ver. 410) connected to a windows 7 PC via Ethernet. Anybody done this successfully using the tcpip.cfg file? Any succesful NFS transfers from windows using CNC Data Station or other NFS server for windows? Any help would be...
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    Tool holder vises for Cat 40 and VDI

    Thanks all for the wonderful comments... A picture of the gripper- (304 stainless/what I had on hand...)
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    Tool holder vises for Cat 40 and VDI

    Yep. Pretty much that thing exactly... You just crushed my enthusiasm...
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    MRP System - Project Tracking

    This is off topic, but How do you fella's with a functional ERP get data into the system? Accounting for time and consumables and such as they are pulled from inventory. I want to abandon the shop floor traveler/router/timecard and get all the information in electronic form. Logging in and out...
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    MRP System - Project Tracking

    Need to vent... To bad the Better Business Bureau doesn't have any teeth... Avoid Exact JobBoss! Terrible service, poor business ethics, and they seem to be completely unabashed in their willful misrepresentation of their Starter package. Don't let their corporate responsibility and customers...
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    Tool holder vises for Cat 40 and VDI

    Prototype Works... Off for anodize...
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