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    Is the term Engineering avoided because it's not involved, not known or not understood?
    And no, I don't like illuminated fans, transparent side panels or furry dice!
    ;-)

    - Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicniner View Post
    Is the term Engineering avoided because it's not involved, not known or not understood?
    And no, I don't like illuminated fans, transparent side panels or furry dice!
    ;-)

    - Nick
    Not sure the point of this post.! Maybe your on the wrong forum.? . . . This is a forum for CNC and term engineered or engineering is used in just about every build and aspect of the build.

    Give us a clue to what your on about.

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    Seeing this post -

    http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/millin...html#post55711

    I investigated and discovered that Hackaday is a site which promotes "Hacking" for some it's synonymous with "Engineering" - including CNC as in this case.
    Perhaps we're all Hackers?

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    Or not ;-)

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    My vote is that while some of these "hackers" or "makers" are very good engineers, a lot of them are "hackers".

    My favorite quote about these people:

    The Maker Movement - Re-inventing the wheel - the hard way.
    Gerry
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    I hacked and modded a CAMM-3 mill. It was quite beautiful but IMHO let down by it's crappy motor, crappy collets and crappy firmware.
    -br
    I changed all 3 and I would call the new firmware a hack and the new parts a mod
    -br
    Then I added flood coolant which I would call bling

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    And I thought it was Dave that got magicniner going with this thread

    http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/new-me...html#post55575
    Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ger21 View Post
    My favorite quote about these people:

    The Maker Movement - Re-inventing the wheel - the hard way.
    Life's too short to go around in circles re-inventing or Re-making anything, I prefer to do it right first time or not to bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAZZCNC View Post
    Life's too short to go around in circles re-inventing or Re-making anything, I prefer to do it right first time or not to bother.
    For that to work you have to know what "right" is.
    If you are doing something new there is a lot of stuff going on where "right" is still to be determined.

    I do a lot of development on manufacturing equipment that works on a smaller scale than the machines you can buy.
    Sure, I can buy a lot of the parts off the shelf somewhere but that costs money and even worse, time.

    That is why I hack towards a working system as quickly as I can with usually parts from just the workshop or local diy store.
    All too often I found that doing it right the first time meant that I had to do it again anyway, because the underlying assumption did not work.

    For me, hacking my way to a working result and then doing it again to improve what does not work is always quicker than doing everything right the first time....

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    Engineers use an old technique often referred to as "Design Development".
    Hacking sounds like blindly making your way in a jungle with a machete because your sat nav is broken and can no longer tell you the way, in this metaphor engineering is being properly equipped in the first place, climbing a hill and planning a route with a map & compass ;-)

    - Nick

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