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  1. Thread: Need help

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    We have 26 Press Brakes running 20 hours a day. ...

    We have 26 Press Brakes running 20 hours a day. Makes for a lot of interesting stuff...

    Get good at it and you can run stuff like this part. 18 Staged Hits, 12 parts per hour, 2 Open Hems...
  2. Thread: Need help

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    In the world I/we play in they quote it to the...

    In the world I/we play in they quote it to the print and build it to the print. PERIOD. Or we don't get paid.

    It doesn't matter how it is designed in Solidworks or the K Factor (for the most...
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    Wilson Tool has some great information: ...

    Wilson Tool has some great information: Resources | Wilson Tool International Resources

    Keep in mind unless you use a 1/64 or 1/32 Radius Punch you will not get the results we achieve. Same...
  4. Thread: Need help

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    The issue is not with the Press Brake. My...

    The issue is not with the Press Brake. My opinion assuming the layout is close to correct is you are using too big of a Radii on the Punch Tool and too big of an opening on the Bottom Die. Thus the...
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    I have a OMax WJ at home I play with. I don't...

    I have a OMax WJ at home I play with. I don't have the A-Jet or Tilt-a-Jet head just straight up and down. I am not on the clock thus speed is not a factor and I have found I get about .0055, about...
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    The Sales Person hosts 56 accounts, approximately...

    The Sales Person hosts 56 accounts, approximately 1/3 of the Sales for the business...as far as customers goes, Xometry's is in our top 100 customers but not top 10. Thus it is far from a fulltime...
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    Technically they are buying from Xometry if that...

    Technically they are buying from Xometry if that is where the invoice comes from and the check goes.

    They make money...the American dream...nothing wrong with that. I suspect that is what...
  8. I call that sourcing (finding) a supplier...not...

    I call that sourcing (finding) a supplier...not quoting a customer. Sourcing and quoting are 2 completely different topics.

    But I get where you are coming from.
  9. Knowing that, why would you even call them a...

    Knowing that, why would you even call them a customer let a lone quote them?

    I will not deal with a company that would quote 20 suppliers. That tells me they either place multitudes of Billions...
  10. When I quote your average Sheet Metal part or...

    When I quote your average Sheet Metal part or assembly I typically turn the quote in 8 hours or less.

    But I require your Solidworks Model. Sending a set of PDF Prints helps...if I have to print...
  11. OP thank you for your service... An old thread...

    OP thank you for your service...

    An old thread worthy of revival...

    Safety is a cultural thing that needs a buy in from the top.

    If the CEO walks out into the shop without Safety Glasses on...
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    You can have an ISO 2015 Cert and still be...

    You can have an ISO 2015 Cert and still be nibble. We do it every day. We have over 500 open orders on the floor at any given time. Production and Prototypes. Lead-time reduction is everything in...
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    Nicely done derailment!!!!

    Nicely done derailment!!!!
  14. Sounds like a perfect opportunity to do some...

    Sounds like a perfect opportunity to do some serious Value Stream Mapping. We are just wrapping up a VSM project for our Engineering Dept. We took it from 46 steps to 23 steps on the first round....
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    Close off...Shot Blasting Housing...made from...

    Close off...Shot Blasting Housing...made from Manganese and CRS.

    Stainless Filter Chamber...
  16. 102. Looking to fill about 12-15 open positions...

    102. Looking to fill about 12-15 open positions too...automation is our best friend right now...
  17. We did our ISO System without any consultants. ...

    We did our ISO System without any consultants. We also have an awesome Director of Quality. Made an investment into the best Quality guy we could find and it is paying off. Internally we are at...
  18. Skip the misinformation here and go right to the...

    Skip the misinformation here and go right to the source: About us

    In 2006 we went through the paranoia from our CEO on down. Until the leadership team got their arms around ISO and understood...
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    Want to hold angles? Amada HFE 220-4... The...

    Want to hold angles? Amada HFE 220-4...

    The flanges do not over lap. They are in the same plain as the bigger flange. This was part was pulled from the middle of the run.

    Good Tooling, a...
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    Xometry is working for us. In 2018 we did over...

    Xometry is working for us. In 2018 we did over $200K meeting our Gross Margin and Contribution Margin expectations. If it doesn't pass that test we don't take the work period. That goes for any...
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    Was walking through the Plant this morning and...

    Was walking through the Plant this morning and saw coupe of interesting parts being formed...
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    Never!!! Unless the power is out.

    Never!!! Unless the power is out.
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    We didn't have anyone running those machines at...

    We didn't have anyone running those machines at the time. Had somebody been at the machines I am sure we would be written up.

    My advise is get a machine with Light Curtains or you will get...
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    It is safe to say you will never get it right on...

    It is safe to say you will never get it right on the first part no matter what. Too many factors weigh in...biggest in my opinion would be the material thickness, next tooling condition and crown...
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    The LD Series and RG are up acting. The HFB-E's...

    The LD Series and RG are up acting. The HFB-E's and HG series and many others are all down acting.

    Productivity depends on the parts. I have 1 guy who will only run a up acting.

    The biggest...
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