#emc-devel | Logs for 2007-01-31

[03:19:35] <cradek> Assigned to: Chris Radek (cradek)
[03:19:38] <cradek> hey!!
[03:19:44] <jepler> oops!
[03:19:52] <cradek> haha
[03:19:55] <jepler> I didn't mean to do that, honest
[03:20:19] <cradek> heh I probably set it up that way
[03:20:38] <jepler> was it before I was an official developer or something?
[03:20:49] <cradek> maybe
[03:20:55] <cradek> that little mill is < $300
[03:21:17] <cradek> hmm, Y is 1.8" travel
[03:21:32] <cradek> that's a lot short of 4" for eurocard
[03:21:52] <jepler> yeah
[03:21:53] <jmkasunich> 1.8"
[03:22:08] <jmkasunich> what can you make that fits in 1.8"
[03:23:28] <cradek> not a lot I guess
[03:23:48] <jepler> you might have to work at it but you could keep a lot of useful circuits in 1.8" on the small side
[16:45:12] <jepler> Manufacturing Engineering March 2002 Vol. 128 No. 3 "Helical interpolation allows programmers to create a 2-D circle and then program a third axis to move in simultaneously while the circle path is commanded. The capability is one of the best-selling options at CNC supplier GE Fanuc (Charlottesville, VA), according to CNC Product Manager Bill Griffith."
[16:45:21] <jepler> * jepler snickers at the idea of paying extra for helical interpolation
[16:49:28] <cradek_> wonder if counterclockwise costs extra
[16:49:46] <cradek_> cradek_ is now known as cradek
[16:49:54] <SWPadnos> I think you get to select either clockwise or counterclockwise. both is extra ;)
[16:50:19] <SWPadnos> it's even more if you want to be able to reverse the spindle
[16:51:12] <jepler> * jepler isn't sure whether SWPadnos is making funnies
[16:51:19] <SWPadnos> he is
[16:51:55] <cradek> they could charge a certain amount per ipm
[16:51:58] <SWPadnos> but I guess it is plausible, isn't it?
[16:52:01] <cradek> sure
[17:08:25] <alex_joni> I think they could charge per travel distance
[17:08:34] <SWPadnos> that's it!
[17:08:43] <SWPadnos> machine rental based on material removed
[17:08:45] <alex_joni> at the end of the month
[17:08:48] <SWPadnos> we're rich!
[17:10:47] <SWPadnos> remember to charge extra for hard metals like titanium
[17:13:02] <jepler> perhaps we can design cutters with RFID wear sensors, and force customers to use them
[17:13:43] <SWPadnos> hmmm. maybe just a current sensor on the main power input - charge by the watt
[17:13:50] <SWPadnos> err - watt-hour
[21:34:37] <fjungclaus__> fjungclaus__ is now known as fjungclaus
[23:18:51] <jmkasunich> evening folks
[23:19:14] <cradek> hi jmk
[23:19:16] <SWPadnos> hi
[23:19:25] <jmkasunich> jepler around?
[23:20:33] <cradek> I haven't seen him tonight
[23:21:40] <jmkasunich> I did some hacking on comp.py at lunchtime, then when I was about to commit I discovered that comp.py is a generated file
[23:22:03] <cradek> argh, I've done that many times
[23:23:28] <jmkasunich> oops, gotta go
[23:24:01] <jmkasunich> I mailed jeff the changes that I made, and asked him how to put them into comp.g (or if he'd do it for me)
[23:24:17] <jmkasunich> I'll take a shot at it when I get back - around 10pm
[23:24:17] <cradek> bye
[23:49:25] <jepler> jmkasunich: got your e-mail, I'll look at it a bit later