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Member postings for David George 1

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Thread: Learning CAD with Alibre Atom3D
25/06/2019 17:42:43

I tried to run the fix and it failed to work but I found why.

The .bat file which you download puts a remove.exe file in your downloads and I found that windows defender didn't like it. I looked in the downloads and clicked the exe file and a red tab popped up saying it was blocked by windows defender and it could harm your computer so I clicked a label called details and there was an option to run anyway and after it has run I could run Alibre as to info in the article and now have put in my licence no and back working.

David

 

Edited By David George 1 on 25/06/2019 17:44:43

25/06/2019 10:01:30

Help I used the trial software on my laptop and after a while decided to buy the licence and received licence No. I installed the software on my base unit PC windows 7 pro, no problem. Yesterday SWMBO was on PC and I decided to transfer licence to laptop. I was allowed on PC to relieve licence No problem but when I go to laptop and start Alibre all I get is the licence has expired and the only button is exit. I thought I would uninstall program and reinstall but after doing all that I get the same licence expired and exit how do I get to install licence No. HELP ! I have sent an email to David but no answer yet.

David

Edited By David George 1 on 25/06/2019 10:02:36

Thread: bridgeport power feed
24/06/2019 14:02:07

Hi Gary the power feed units are available to go straight on to a Bridgeport mill with little or no modification. Ask the suplier to make sure you get the one to suit your mill.

David

Thread: Solid carbide end mills
24/06/2019 09:45:41

I use them all the time especially on hard steel and castings which may have hard spots etc just run them at a slight faster speed it helps.

David

Thread: Is it bad practice to lock my Myford lathe using the slow speed lever
24/06/2019 09:41:50

The back plates on my chuck have a keyway for a C spanner and I only have to give a sharp blow with the palm of my hand to unscrew the chuck. You dont have to lock the spindle just inertia is enough and if it dosnt unscrew after a heavy job i jusg use a small size A copper mallet.

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David

Thread: small belts
23/06/2019 19:21:12

Have you tried Beltingonline.com I bought a 6mm wide belt for my small lathe from them it cost a few pounds and just tried their web site and it accepted 3mm.

David

Thread: Mill spindle speed
23/06/2019 09:50:52

Can't see pictures can you use forum picture download format. It's on top of page in black band, forums then website frequently asked questions and then how to Post pictures .

 

https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=103028

David

Edited By David George 1 on 23/06/2019 09:52:15

23/06/2019 08:05:44

Personally I would reduce the spindle speed to 3k but it depends on what you are going to cut. Smaller cutters need higher speed but if you want to use a larger cutter, fly cutter or boring head I would think the power ratio is not useful.

David

Thread: Aluminium cylinder blocks
21/06/2019 22:50:45

I have used hard anodising in tooling for plastic injection tooling and on disc breaks on racing motorcycles to reduce weight. You can get it done local to where I live and they also do PTFE coating on hard Anodising. There is no need to grind after treatment but there is a build up and that should be taken into account they will tell you the amount but it would be between 0.002 " and 0.005 ". Mansfield Anodisers Ltd. There may be other anodisers local to you.

David

Thread: Warco Mini Lathe
21/06/2019 22:32:27

Can you put some pictures for us to see problem.

David

Thread: Hello from East Yorkshire
19/06/2019 20:06:21

Hi welcome to the forum I seem to get involved in tooling and machinery and get a little time to make models as well. My wife has just taken up a new hobby of stained glass and I seem to be a specialist in that at the moment but hey no you never know where these things go to. Have a go at anything.

David                 sorry about duplicate entry.

Edited By David George 1 on 19/06/2019 20:07:51

19/06/2019 20:06:20

Hi welcome to the forum I seem to get involved in tooling and machinery and get a little time to make models as well. My wife has just taken up a new hobby of stained glass and I seem to be a specialist in that at the moment but hey no you never know where these things go to. Have a go at anything.

David

Thread: Hi from south Wales.
18/06/2019 22:49:09

Hi Welcome to the forum. Loads of information on here and maybe help other people as well.

David

Thread: Improving runout in a slitting saw
18/06/2019 07:57:34

As part of my apprenticeship I had to learn how to reground cutters and part of this was regrinding slitting saws and you would dress the wheel quite a few times when grinding the actual cutting faces the throat and clearance to make cutting edge. You would put a cut on and go round the whole saw and then put a couple of thou cut on and repeat the cut round again till you got no disernable difference then put a slight tenths cut on and repeat till you were sure it was round, the wear on the grinding wheel at the amount you took of was zero. This was repeated for the cutting edge clearance and so you could be sure if the arbour on the machine was correct it would run true.

David

Thread: Hardening a form tool made from Gauge Plate
14/06/2019 21:18:25

It sounds like the piece wasn't hot enough did you use a hearth to keep the heat enclosed and when you say red hot it should be more orange to be hot enough to get a decent hardening. I have a pile of fire bricks which I enclose the piece to get it hot enough and a nice large blow torch. I also have a gallon tub of oil right next to quench it in. You must vigorously move the piece in the oil to remove the heat quickly. Test with a file and it should just skid off. To temper the piece polish with emery cloth and I sometimes descale in brick cleaner and degrease as well. Heat slowly until a light brown colour is atained and then wait a minute and quench in water. Job done. This is how I harden gauge plate and silver steel I hope it helps.

David

Thread: D R O Read Head Problem
12/06/2019 11:59:31

Hi Howard what is it like do you have a picture of said item I have a redundant scale here and just wondered if it would do.

David

Thread: How to price up and sell a super 7 lathe
12/06/2019 07:41:23

Hi David sorry to hear about your father but the lathe looks a nice piece of machinery. You can post it on this web site or others under classified but a few more pictures would help, close up of the bed and if you were to lay out the spare chucks and other tools it would help. As to moving the lathe it is easy to unbolt the main lathe from the base just four bolts and disconnect the wire to the motor, take a picture of wire connections before. There are movers who will come and move it for you at a cost ie Landylift or others or just post it as collect and move at buyers expense.

David

Thread: ST #1 Problem
11/06/2019 22:18:59

Nice looking job. I am looking for something to make perhaps one of these, what do you run your models on air or steam.

David

Thread: New vice, good choice?
11/06/2019 17:59:44

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My vice is about 40 year old but never reground it and it's still flat and square.

David

11/06/2019 15:47:58

I have a similar vice I made when at work. Absolutely solid and dead square you can remove a job and replace it with no problems of position etc. I have a small step in the top of the jaws to hold thin pieces.

David

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