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Building a Metalworking Vise, Layer by Layer

Machine shop wisdom says the lathe is the king of machine tools. We ascribe to that belief, although the common aphorism that the lathe is the only tool that can make copies of itself seems a bit of a stretch.  222 more words

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If you do this, you will feel better!

So you might be asking what “this” is and the answer is being creative! Everyone is unique so I can’t tell you what to do exactly, but take time out everyday to create something. 570 more words


Tool Identification in Metalworking

With the start of industry 3.0 (the computer based automation of production) the users of machine tools began to avoid routine work like manually entering tool data into the HMI.   408 more words

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Tronxy Prusa i3 P802MA - Thumb Screws

Bend leveling on a 3D printer is an important feature and the adjustment should be as easy for the user as possible. The wingnuts that came with the Tronxy Prusa i3 P802MA are terrible; they are small and difficult to use. 197 more words

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Mexico, March 21, 2017

Mexico’s aluminum industry is highly dependent on imports and recycling of aluminum products. Mexico has limited resources of bauxite from which alumina (Al2O3) is extracted and converted to aluminum, for the same reason there are no alumina refineries in the country either. 621 more words