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Highlight for Album: Production machines, fixtures, jigs, and widgets
 
Album: Production machines, fixtures, jigs, and widgets

Stuff we have built to make life easier and our products better.
Last change: 2007-11-12
Contains: 7 items.
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Highlight for Album: Building Wind Monitor II's at Wintech Electronics
 
Album: Building Wind Monitor II's at Wintech Electronics

We use a local contract assembly house for building our production boards. They are convient (right across the parking lot from our office!), have great rates, and excellent service. These photos are of APRS World and Wintech building the first few Wind Monitor II boards.
Last change: 2007-08-16
Contains: 8 items.
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Highlight for Album: Rotary indexer / 4th axis
 
Album: Rotary indexer / 4th axis
Last change: 2008-03-16
Contains: 9 items.
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James Jarvis in front of the new 3-axis CNC mill.
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James Jarvis in front of the new 3-axis CNC mill.
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Automatic wire cutting and stripping machine. This machine can make thousands of pieces of wire per hour with great accuracy.
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Automatic wire cutting and stripping machine. This machine can make thousands of pieces of wire per hour with great accuracy.
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We have produced our own blades and guide to be able to cut and strip parallel bonded zip cord, as used by one of our customer specific APO3s. With normal blades and guides we process 8 to 24 gauge wire.
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We have produced our own blades and guide to be able to cut and strip parallel bonded zip cord, as used by one of our customer specific APO3s. With normal blades and guides we process 8 to 24 gauge wire.
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$50 toaster oven that has been outfitted with a PID temperature controller. Used for drying parts and curring potting compound. 0.1 gram counting scale partially visible on the left.
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$50 toaster oven that has been outfitted with a PID temperature controller. Used for drying parts and curring potting compound. 0.1 gram counting scale partially visible on the left.
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Miller Syncrowave SD180 runner. 180 amp AC/DIG TIG welder. Capable of welding pretty much anything. I run straight argon shielding gas that works fine for aluminum and steel.
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Miller Syncrowave SD180 runner. 180 amp AC/DIG TIG welder. Capable of welding pretty much anything. I run straight argon shielding gas that works fine for aluminum and steel.
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Corner welding fixture. Very nice for making square joints without a lot of setup fuss. Expensive, but worth it.
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Corner welding fixture. Very nice for making square joints without a lot of setup fuss. Expensive, but worth it.
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$140 dry cut saw blade. Works fine on aluminum, steel, and stainless steel.

Update: the blade is now almost two years old and it still works well. I would estimate it has about 2000 cuts on it.
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$140 dry cut saw blade. Works fine on aluminum, steel, and stainless steel.


Update: the blade is now almost two years old and it still works well. I would estimate it has about 2000 cuts on it.

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Alyssa Anderson, shop assistant.
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Alyssa Anderson, shop assistant.
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Highlight for Album: Old shop equipment and configurations
 
Album: Old shop equipment and configurations
Last change: 2008-04-15
Contains: 19 items.
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Wood, plastic, and non-ferrous metal cutting band saw. It's really nice. It doesn't even slow down when resawing 4" thick stock. 

A Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) and 3HP 3 phase motor have been procurred. Once I figure out how to best drive it, I'll make put the parts on and make it variable speed.
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Wood, plastic, and non-ferrous metal cutting band saw. It's really nice. It doesn't even slow down when resawing 4" thick stock.

A Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) and 3HP 3 phase motor have been procurred. Once I figure out how to best drive it, I'll make put the parts on and make it variable speed.
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Ted Plizga has dominated on of the air compressor pumps. Will it ever run again?
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Ted Plizga has dominated on of the air compressor pumps. Will it ever run again?
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The mill as it usually looks. Chips everywhere.
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The mill as it usually looks. Chips everywhere.
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The 30 minute "tool post grinder". Mount was machined from some scrap plastic (probably HDPE).
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The 30 minute "tool post grinder". Mount was machined from some scrap plastic (probably HDPE).
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Dremel tool post grinder cutting some snap ring grooves in hardened steel shaft.
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Dremel tool post grinder cutting some snap ring grooves in hardened steel shaft.
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Highlight for Album: Equipment recently purchased
 
Album: Equipment recently purchased
Last change: 2009-07-03
Contains: 20 items.
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Highlight for Album: Cat MC30 Forklift
 
Album: Cat MC30 Forklift
Last change: 2010-02-06
Contains: 3 items.
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