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  1. WHy retrofit? Problems with DX32? What are...

    WHy retrofit? Problems with DX32?

    What are you doing with old DX32 stuff?
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    Not unless the bearigns were specially marked for...

    Not unless the bearigns were specially marked for Tormach. You obviously cn't swap bearing positions. So, to simplify the thought process for the shop floor, TOrmach had them all marked so the...
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    Ask Greg to tell you how they measure and set...

    Ask Greg to tell you how they measure and set preload, while you're at it.Preferrabley in Nm or In-oz of rotating torque. STuff lik snug down and untighten so many turns is just to primitive UNLESS...
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    when properly installed, the DT's rely on each...

    when properly installed, the DT's rely on each other to accept preload. THUs if you install the lowers at << and the uppers at >>, this takes care of the perload via tightening of the nut. THe...
  5. IF you try to directly cut the stock with laser,...

    IF you try to directly cut the stock with laser, I could see lots of distortion potential, BUT if you sandwich it tween .005 or 0.03 hard steel shim stock, different story. WE cut valve spring shims...
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    You need to be a bit more specific. Yuu...

    You need to be a bit more specific.

    Yuu mention tool changer, boards, plcs - generic non descript stuff that fits almost ANYTHING. - you don't mention O/S, servo/stepper, size of machine, brand...
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    More U of M 1 Was looking for a kied to do...

    More U of M

    1 Was looking for a kied to do some reprogramming from Lotus 123 into Excel. Rason, the program I had inculed a bunch of VB that didn't work in Excel via a simple import. THis kid...
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    Never worked in a spindle shop. Did a tour of...

    Never worked in a spindle shop. Did a tour of duty as machine tool bearing engineer at a bearing company. THey did spindles for Mazak, Toyoda, Mori, Ocuma and many other Pacific rim machine tool...
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    Sorry if I misread but some people do literally...

    Sorry if I misread but some people do literally press separated AC's back together.

    The Tormach spindle is a common spindle design used on low cost spindles. The DT bearing doubles your radial and...
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    As I recall, most of the machine tool grade...

    As I recall, most of the machine tool grade spindles had ground surfaces for spindle shafts and ground/honed surfaces for the housing. These were often half the tolerance for grade 5 or 7 bearings....
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    First lesson - take anything written while under...

    First lesson - take anything written while under the influence of alcohol and save it to disk. Read it when sober and ask yourself "does this make me look good or stupid?".Fix it accordingly.

    You...
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    IF the bearings go into opposite ends of the...

    IF the bearings go into opposite ends of the housing, that does make things interesting.

    YOU have the sequence pretty much spot on.

    WHen you get the bearings chilled and housing heated, that...
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    Most displays have an aspect ratio setting. Hen...

    Most displays have an aspect ratio setting. Hen they used to have manuals. it was easy to set and one of the setup disks had a program that you used to be able to set roundnrss with on your pixels...
  14. spend the money - get the ground ones. You'll...

    spend the money - get the ground ones. You'll NEVER use an acme or rolled screw after using a precision ground one. BTDT.

    Want deadly accuracy? Replace the ball screw bearings with H prelaod...
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    We use a recycled electric skillet It does a...

    We use a recycled electric skillet

    It does a better job of conductively putting heat into the rings and NOT the seals than either torch or heat gun. Tis bigger than any bearing I"ll ever work...
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    I"m the owner and boss of my shop. My cams are...

    I"m the owner and boss of my shop.

    My cams are mostly all custom one off billets. "Scrap" one and I"m out nearly $1200. not counting salaries and overhead. And to make the insult worse, I have to...
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    Heat gun is not hot enough LEt small bearings...

    Heat gun is not hot enough

    LEt small bearings sit on a 100w light bulb. Larger ones on a spot light.

    SLip fits are called transition fits and they pose no problems. ONce you scotch brite them,...
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    Deckplate { plate that bolts to the deck on a...

    Deckplate { plate that bolts to the deck on a block the helps simulate the distortive efftect of head on cyl bores. Clamping of bolts has shown to distort bores by as much as 0.008" (sm chvey 400...
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    NOT all of the special features needed to insure...

    NOT all of the special features needed to insure PROPER bearing interchanges are found on the bearings.

    Examples

    Preload (very critical due to speed vs stiffness issues)
    Radial runout...
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    Steel is steel. Bearigns all have the same ID...

    Steel is steel. Bearigns all have the same ID size and ID tolearance. The bearing makers all ahve their own recommendations for tolearnce RECOMMENDATIONS for their bearigns.

    NSK, Torrington,...
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    The new, educated kid is a threat. Their...

    The new, educated kid is a threat. Their knowledge gives them confidence which makes it harder to be intimidated. ALL jobs can be a situation of power vs control.

    The meek are easily intimidated....
  22. THe elrod system is/was psrt of the Bridgeprot...

    THe elrod system is/was psrt of the Bridgeprot kit. You can buy the screw but you'll have to buld the kit.

    What's your time worth besides, if you have the machine half way apaprt and find out the...
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    In case you've never looked, ALL bearings comply...

    In case you've never looked, ALL bearings comply to the same ABEC standards. Whether it be for ABEC 1, 3 5, 7 or 9. Thus they are all interchangeable. THings like raceway smoothness, raceway...
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    One small exception to point number 3 in Mariss"...

    One small exception to point number 3 in Mariss" pints above.

    THe price you charge for a product had to reflect the expectations of the buyer.

    Example. Ccrarillo makes con rods for the racing...
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    My ex was a teacher. She did real well in school...

    My ex was a teacher. She did real well in school after many years. SHe retired and then Enron hit. A lot of her teachers retirement funds were invested by their system in Enron. THey get their...
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