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    430FR Suppliers...where to find

    Help me out guys, i have better luck finding solid gold bars And yes i already googled it. it seems all the go to guys are out of stock. Where are you finding your nowadays looking for 1.0 dia and greater thanks
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    Pin gaging tolerance question. HELP

    i meant 3 clicks on the ratchet, we are working with our customer on possibly using their gage but a conference call is scheduled for tomorrow.
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    Pin gaging tolerance question. HELP

    I agree, there are 100 ways to skin this cat. Ive made hundreds with no issue in the same lathe. Im need hard data to present to the customer to say this is not a great idea for this part..in short fit tolerances. 3 clicks on the mics and its good, industry standard. there has to be something...
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    Pin gaging tolerance question. HELP

    i like the idea of the tapered pin, but i dont have the room at the bottom of the bore for this. there is a smaller thru hole. air gauge would be nice, maybe ill add it in to the cost and see if they change their mind
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    Pin gaging tolerance question. HELP

    not +/- .0005 its .0005 total( +/-.00025)
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    Pin gaging tolerance question. HELP

    Exactly my experience this far. the customer has had a bunch of turnover and im afraid this is the consequence. i dint know if there was a specific spec that said you need .xxxx clearance to make it down the hole. if they have a M+ gauge and i need .0002" clearance(for example) then i...
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    Pin gaging tolerance question. HELP

    when we took the job the customer said they were going to inspect via CMM. the bore mics match what we get on the CMM. obviously we cannot check the part in the machine with the CMM so the mics have proven over years to be a good stand in. My issue is now they are using a gauge, and while i...
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    Pin gaging tolerance question. HELP

    So i have a part with a 1.125" bore, 3.00" deep, not a blind hole. total tolerance on the bore is .0005" Also has a surface finish under 8 material is 300 series Historically we have checked this with a bore micrometer and have had no issues. Recently the customer has switched from using a...
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    Looking at a new(to me) Okuma MC-V3016...thoughts?

    Hi all, Im looking at adding a new mill here. specifically V3016. its a 2001(older but were moving in the right direction) Right now, im primaraly 3 axis VMC with a robodrill set up with a hass 5c indexer. I have 2 okuma mills around the same vintage that i absolutely love. this machine is...
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    Buying the shop I work for

    I completely understand your point...BUT I will not be ready to buy in 3-5 months. 5 years is probably at the max...im getting the feeling 2-3 based on some of the conversations we have had...in this time i need to clean up some of my own finance stuff and learn more about the financial side...
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    Form grinding a straight flute carbide drill.

    a 3/8 endmill with a R.06 would have worked very well, 2/3/4 flutes it doesnt matter, grind off what you dont need and use like a bbar
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    Buying the shop I work for

    its good that I have my ear to the ground so to speak with the guys in the shop and how things are going. I will not be able to continue doing all of it very much longer. i am sending a younger guy we have to learn mastercam and i figure he can do 80% of the programing once he has a good base...
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    Buying the shop I work for

    we rent somewhere around 10K SQ feet in an industrial park, building connected to one other business . 7 mills, 10 lathes, all owned except for 2(plan is to have these paid off in the next 2 years) we do Aerospace, medical and semiconductor with a few defense and small arms sub-tiers. i will...
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    Buying the shop I work for

    We have discussed earning equity in the business over the next 3 years, just have to do more research on how it would be handled. "Another thing that struck me - Why is the "General Manager" writing programs for the machines? Why is your job not far closer to the owner's responsibilities, in...
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    Buying the shop I work for

    i will probably need to do some more research on how to value a business...right now i am a big cog in the wheel..if i wasnt here would it still be worth the same given the current exit plan? I will be around 36 when this deal goes thru, so i do have some time on my side...i hope im currently...
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    Buying the shop I work for

    long hours and edge of my comfort zone is where i am accustomed to working the hardest part is going to be replacing me as a GM. I know i certainly cant run the business and take on my responsibilities now...nothing will get done. i will have to find someone to do at least some of what i do...
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    Buying the shop I work for

    Hi All, Hoping to start a running thread for advice throughout my journey. As the title says, I have been offered the opportunity to purchase the shop i work for. Currently My position is GM/Director of operations I have been here for 11 years and started at the bottom. I know the...
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    New Micro 100 catalog

    I don't think the blade is the problem I did the same thing many years ago...looking back definitely not the blades fault
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    New Micro 100 catalog

    Wia 450...i do miss the hardinge tho .00005 increments :D
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    New Micro 100 catalog

    everyone likes to flex a little:) Take a looksy at the front cover. My shop was used for the pictures for the quick change system a few months back. Great team of people, awesome tools New Products
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