Trump’s iPhone Plan Widely Refuted

Donald Trump’s stump speech offers no surprises to his supporters or watchers. It’s a stump speech- it’s basically the same repetitive cues again and again- that said, a strange assertion by Trump has recently surfaced and been vehemently refuted, as tends to happen once a week or so.

trump2“We’re going to get Apple to built their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries,” he asserted in January in Liberty University. “Apple and all of these great companies will be making their products in the United States, not in China, Vietnam,” he continued in Mar-a-Lago earlier this month.

Similar to many of his other previous promises, this particular initiative of Trump’s offers some glaring issues, even if you look past the fact that Trump’s own companies manufacture thousands of items overseas.

The larger issue is this: To force Apple to make iPhones in the US would be as logistically impossible and economically disastrous for the company. Apple may make a point of being pro-human rights in America (just look into its recent political activism in North Carolina regarding the “religious freedom” laws being proposed in the state, but it simply cannot offer human rights to the workers responsible for the base functioning of its company. For example, the workers who mine cobalt in Borneo of the people actually responsible for the manufacturing of the phones, who are allegedly child workers.

Even the idea the Trump might have the potential to force Apple to move its manufacturing headquarters to the US is overreaching his actual power. After all, no president has the executive power to force an industry to follow his or her will to that extent. Trump could potentially attempt to force some tariffs through Congress with the intent to make it incredibly expensive for Apple to import electronics built overseas, but that entire potential would also assume that not only Trump becomes president, but that the political landscape had changed even more than would be assumed given Trump’s own ascent to power.

trump3Even in those circumstances, the idea that a tech giant like Apple, which just finished up taking on the FBI head on regarding being forced to create encryption software for the sake of hacking into terrorists’ iPhones, would succumb to Trump’s will is another major assumption in an unlikely political landscape. Apple has the best of the best lawyers and has created a power for itself that rivals the US government in its ability to reach and hire major resources. This power translates to a significantly competitive nature that surfaces when the tech giant is called out to compete.

And the United States economy actively thrives off of this economic success. To devastate Apple would be to devastate that much of the U.S. economy, a move that would never be considered by a decent U.S. president.

Jason Dedrick, a professor at Syracuse University, laid out exactly how Apple would nose dive with Trump’s proposal. According to him, the manufacturing equipment itself costs billions of dollars, and the expertise to run it pretty much only exists in those locations.


Things You Need to Know About Computer Numerical Controlled Routers

A computer numerical controlled router or CNC router works works within the same perameters on an CNC machine. That is to say that a computer that sues muerically controlled electronics to drive a mechanical system. Using this system you are able to achieve far more accuracy and precision than any human operation could ever do, just by operating from a computer monitor.

A conventional CNC router can cove and cut material in a three directional plane which are normally referred to the X,Y.and Z axis or directions, this schema is used for almost all computer or graphing systems. The X axis is normally although not always the longest of the three running front to back. The Y axis Runs from left to right most of the time although not always and the Z axis runs up and down. although it is possible to get the machine to violate these conventions through orienting the material differently or by changing the calibrations of material, but it is really adding way more work than you need and you’re not going to be doing yourself any favors by violating the norm in terms of learning from others put these conventions into your head and dont deviate you turkey. The machine is very effiecent in that they work in all three directions in a kind of perfect unison.

kkkkkThere are major componants now that need to be known if you are to progress in CNC routing. THey are the Y axis linear drive system which allows the routher to move along this plane traditionally from front to back of the machine. Next is the y axis gantry which is the differential space from the cutting bed or table. the cutting bed or table is what the material rests upon . the x axis linear drive system is a track that moves the y axis linear drive system and the system of them together allows the routher to move and hit any piont on that plane. the y axis gantyry allows for the z movement and cuts to take place by allowing the spindle to move and down from the ground to the top of the machine.
The CNC control and the computer as they relate to each other. The CNC control system of the computer is the heart of the machine. telling the motors to drive systems which allows the directional to move and how far to do so.

Setting up your cutting bed.

It is important that you use a thick, yet easily cut material for the base, because in calibration of the cut depth you are going to have a high degree of variance. therefore you want something such as a MDF or HDF particle board because your bit will pass over it easliy and not affect the future cuts in the sequence of the passes. another reason to use MDF is that its pretty cheap and you will need to change it out fairly regularly.

finally make sure every screw you use to attach the MDF to the base plate and the eventual material to the MDF it is extremeley important that you only ever use brass screwsgoshhardweeeeeare_1992_MISC-01.. the reason being they will not scatter and send shards like steel.