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I see where the battery goes, but what is the other open port for on bottom of the picture . Thanks
 

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I think it's for a USB port.
 

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Not sure since I've never used it, but I thought it was to directly input measurements into certain CAD/CAM type programs.
 

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This is why I keep it simple when it comes to tools. I just use a normal dial caliper. I hate messing with anything that takes a battery unless it's rechargeable but if I can use it without I will. Not saying there's some nice digital calipers out there.
 

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Not sure since I've never used it, but I thought it was to directly input measurements into certain CAD/CAM type programs.
Close, but not quite. On my Mitutoyo calipers, it's used to output the measurements taken into a statistical software tool. The software will then calculate mean, median, mode, standard deviation, etc.
 

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Close, but not quite. On my Mitutoyo calipers, it's used to output the measurements taken into a statistical software tool. The software will then calculate mean, median, mode, standard deviation, etc.
I stand corrected, and learned something today.
 
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I've been a machinist for 37 years, and never used one. I have six or seven dial calipers from 4" to 12". KISS
 
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View attachment 163460 I see where the battery goes, but what is the other open port for on bottom of the picture . Thanks
Yep it's a port which allows data transfer when taking considerable measurements and readings. It eliminates the need to do manually recordings. On the other end the proper software must be present for it to upload the data.
 
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I like it when the machine takes the data and calculates the required statistical outputs then it stores a history of very hood capability. That is how automation can run for quality control.
 

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I have the same upper cover on my digital clipper - never noticed it before until now. :confused: I do use mine a lot.

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Nice to see some posts from guys in manufacturing, I was a moldmaker for 45 years before retirement two years ago. I have not missed work one day, but I still dream about building molds. Miss the check on Friday sometimes, but you need to get into the mindset of taking out money instead of squirreling it away.
 

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Congratulations on your career!
I did a few things. When I was younger I spent time to become a tool maker which I enjoyed. Then at mid life I decided to earn my BSE in mechanical engineering. That combination of experience served me well. Now I enjoy stress free living with weeks filled with Saturdays.
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Nice to see some posts from guys in manufacturing, I was a moldmaker for 45 years before retirement two years ago. I have not missed work one day, but I still dream about building molds. Miss the check on Friday sometimes, but you need to get into the mindset of taking out money instead of squirreling it away.
I spent ~10 years of my career as a manufacturing engineer for a major aerospace firm. Most of my time was spent installing and programming CNC mills, lathes, and grinders. That was the most enjoyable time of my professional career. Just didn’t pay enough. I found it very satisfying taking a piece of barstock and transforming it into a part used on a military aircraft that ultimately protects our war fighters. Some of the last parts I programmed were for the Lockheed F-35. That was almost 10 years ago and my CNC programs are still being used today, exactly as I left them.

I miss those days.
 
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I spent ~10 years of my career as a manufacturing engineer for a major aerospace firm. Most of my time was spent installing and programming CNC mills, lathes, and grinders. That was the most enjoyable time of my professional career. Just didn’t pay enough. I found it very satisfying taking a piece of barstock and transforming it into a part used on a military aircraft that ultimately protects our war fighters. Some of the last parts I programmed were for the Lockheed F-35. That was almost 10 years ago and my CNC programs are still being used today, exactly as I left them.

I miss those days.
Those were the good days! Congratulations!

There was as high tech project I was a team member. We were to Kaizen the process for improving efficiency. Detonators for rockets and fighter jets were being produced.
One detonator in particular was very large because it was used in the launch of the space shuttles.
 
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