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  1. Thread: Space X

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    Boeing is NET 120, 100% at customer acceptance of...

    Boeing is NET 120, 100% at customer acceptance of factory run off. This is not for machined parts, but rather for automated tooling / fixtures. Typical project duration is 9-18 months with typical...
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    Yes, we had an GM / operations guy for about 4...

    Yes, we had an GM / operations guy for about 4 years. He was a lean black belt, Toyota 5S, 6 sigma, Kanban, Kaizen kind of guy which helped in some ways, and didn’t in others. I then hired a...
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    Need to get more specific with diameter and...

    Need to get more specific with diameter and thread specifications. You can likely buy one premade. Google “Forcing Screw” . . . McMaster-Carr
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    Nice to see a Nidec / Control-Techniques drive...

    Nice to see a Nidec / Control-Techniques drive put to good use. Excellent integration work!
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    He may yet get the call - I am not assuming...

    He may yet get the call - I am not assuming anything.

    We will proceed with interviews as scheduled and no doubt lessons will be learned all the way around. I am just happy to have a full...
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    We have scheduled vacation times - and we have a...

    We have scheduled vacation times - and we have a big enough crew that if someone wants to schedule time off, all they have to do is get it approved by their manager (and generally, we approve over...
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    In total agreement with you on this score. It...

    In total agreement with you on this score. It wasn't a heads up - it was a 2 week notice . . . and after not hearing anything back on what he thought was a done deal he sheepishly asked if he could...
  8. Only 1 bridge on this runway covering this bay. ...

    Only 1 bridge on this runway covering this bay. On the bay to the right, there are two bridges, a 5-ton unit and a 25 ton unit.

    This building is designed to have 4 runways and we only put cranes...
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    This thread has been an education in psychology...

    This thread has been an education in psychology for me with regard to the assumptions people make demonstrating something called confirmation bias.

    Sometimes you don't give raises because the...
  10. We do work for a large aluminum supplier, they...

    We do work for a large aluminum supplier, they have shut down a number of production lines because of the lack of volume that used to be consumed by the Aerospace industry in making aircraft. Without...
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    We worked with Bob on a vision guided reactor...

    We worked with Bob on a vision guided reactor vessel cleaning machine. Bob designed the carbide tooling used to cut glassified carbon from the interior surfaces of heat exchanger tubes used in a...
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    Leica teamed with SA

    Leica teamed with SA
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    otrlt, you don’t understand our business, for...

    otrlt, you don’t understand our business, for perspective, here is one project we are bidding at present . . .

    Engine nacelle assy fixture. Two basic fixtures that move relative to one another. ...
  14. Garwood - If you would like to check out our...

    Garwood - If you would like to check out our 5-ton bridge crane - I'd be happy to let you take a test drive, you can have the schematics and if you have 480V, I'll may even have some VFD's that you...
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    PM received . . . and replied to. We have a...

    PM received . . . and replied to.


    We have a lot of options for fishing here - steel head in the rivers along with trout and salmon and sturgeon in the Columbia a few minutes from our offices. ...
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    You all are hilarious . . . :popcorn:

    You all are hilarious . . . :popcorn:
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    I listed pay in line with the range we pay for...

    I listed pay in line with the range we pay for the guy who is leaving and in line with the range the guy who is retiring next year has made.
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    Exactly . . . mock it up and test as early and as...

    Exactly . . . mock it up and test as early and as often as you can, push it till it breaks, find out what you need to change to improve things before committing to a design. By the time you get to...
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    Manual and CNC machinist

    Lead Machinist Position - skilled trades / artisan - job employment
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    We send flowers to the wives / girlfriends of...

    We send flowers to the wives / girlfriends of guys who are out for any length of time - and we send gift cards for nice dinners for when they get back. I traveled my fair share as a young engineer...
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    Open to all input here . . . Lead Machinist...

    Open to all input here . . . Lead Machinist Position - skilled trades / artisan - job employment

    After discussing with the guy leaving and his manager - and knowing the lead machinist is retiring...
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    Here - our goal is to fail as fast as we can so...

    Here - our goal is to fail as fast as we can so that we can figure out the better path forward. Failure is embraced as long as it is not the terminating point of what you are working on.
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    I love how people jump to conclusions. Your...

    I love how people jump to conclusions. Your immense intelligence in your own mind is what is insurmountable for us low flying chimps to comprehend.

    We have been doing business with Boeing for 25...
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    Yes - we always talk to employees about why they...

    Yes - we always talk to employees about why they want to leave in an effort to see what is at the source of their dissatisfaction and how we might improve or have missed on being a place where this...
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    I almost feel guilty about the breadth of what we...

    I almost feel guilty about the breadth of what we do as you are right, we would likely be a lot more profitable if we narrowed the field of things we did. In some ways the field is narrow . . ....
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