I see the dimensions on the specs, looks narrower and deeper then the Series 3? can you verify dimensions with stand and enclosure? ]]>

– Can’t tell in the vid, but with the stand redesign, was coolant drain back improved?

– Any option for better way covers (e.g. inverted V style that clears and drains much better than bellows)

– Can I use my current Path pilot controller or will I need a new one for these? ]]>

If you look at the 2D analogy, consider a 1″ circle with two, three, an seven equal smaller circles such the circles are tangent to each other and to the larger circle. For 2 circles the diameter of the smaller circle is .5000 and the filled space is .5000. For three circles, the diameter of the smaller circle is .4641 and the filled space is .6402. And for seven circles, the diameter of the smaller circle is .3333 and the filled space is .7778. If the circles were infinitesimally small, the filled space would be .9069.

However, the analogy falls apart when you consider micron sized particles in multi-milllimeter geometries. For all intents and purposes, boundary conditions don’t apply. Furthermore, because the process involved in creating the final geometry creates partial “balls”, there is in effect no boundary.

]]>Be aware that your license for CAMWorks/SolidWorks_CAM will expire unless you are on a current annual SolidWorks subscription.

I love SolidWorks, though. Personally, I use BobCAM for SolidWorks. It is way much easier to use; either free or inexpensive training options are available (webinars, CD’s, tech support); the PathPilot post for BobCAM is free and somewhat easily customizable; and there is no mandatory annual licensing fee.

#somethingstothinkabout

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