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    Ill find out from him tomorrow what kind of...

    Ill find out from him tomorrow what kind of machine he has in their shop.
    Parts are about 30" OD with 25" ID face
    Wall thickness is about .250 thick on the finished part but I leave some holding...
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    Ive thought about using a VTL as well or maybe...

    Ive thought about using a VTL as well or maybe springing for a new Grob with Turning integrated.
    I can get it right with milling but it takes way too much care with indicators and shims on every...
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    Congrats man. Moving is a PITA but its always...

    Congrats man. Moving is a PITA but its always nice to get a "reset"
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    PGE Bay Area... .24 KWH PEAK .19 KWH PART PEAK...

    PGE Bay Area...
    .24 KWH PEAK
    .19 KWH PART PEAK
    .15 KWH OFF PEAK

    $600 monthly Fee "Wild Fire Fund".... I'm not kidding.

    Idaho Power...
    .06khw Peak
    .05Khw Off Peak
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    I've not had any luck with Apex. Major issues in...

    I've not had any luck with Apex. Major issues in multiple jobs... only used them because they were NADCAP but not again...
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    I have a good friend who moved back to Emmett...

    I have a good friend who moved back to Emmett like 8 years ago. Recently he started working for me remotely and comes here on site every 4-5 weeks for a week. We spent time at McCall in February and...
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    5 big machines automated that run 24/6 with 12...

    5 big machines automated that run 24/6 with 12 hours Sunday
    Rest of the shop machines run 20/5 across 2 shifts
    HVAC in the warehouse keeps the building between 66-74 at all times
    Compressors run...
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    Average cost of living is insane. My little house...

    Average cost of living is insane. My little house is going to sell for $800k in Gilroy California 1 hour from San Jose.
    How much per year do you have to earn to afford that? I bought it about 6...
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    We are moving from the Bay Area to Idaho in the...

    We are moving from the Bay Area to Idaho in the next 6 months. Found a nice building in Nampa and love the area.
    17 machines, 2 cmm, all the support equipment will be a bear to move but looking...
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    Parts are aluminum (7075) and Im currently having...

    Parts are aluminum (7075) and Im currently having them lapped to flat within .001. They are super thin diameter and easily twisted when the bottom face isn't perfectly flat. I can mess with shims in...
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    Im happy around 15-20k hours on the bigger...

    Im happy around 15-20k hours on the bigger machines running automated.
    Average replacement on a horizontal / 5 axis machine is around $40-60k with labor

    $60k dollars / 15k hours = $4 per hour to...
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    Lapping Machines

    Thinking about moving out of California and would no longer have access to a friends lapping services.
    Parts I'm working on that need lapping to support machining are 30" Diameter x 4-8" tall. When...
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    What 3 axis VMC do you have with the Siemens...

    What 3 axis VMC do you have with the Siemens control?
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    lol no... I own a shop in Norcal with 3 Grob...

    lol no...
    I own a shop in Norcal with 3 Grob paired with Erowa Loading cells...
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    This is a DMG problem... not a Siemens control...

    This is a DMG problem... not a Siemens control issue.
    I have 3 Grobs and the support is one of the best in the industry...

    The US market really sucks for Siemens control availability in anything...
  16. Thread: Parts washing

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    What materials? I bet you would be surprised to...

    What materials? I bet you would be surprised to see how cheap it is to send to a place setup for this type of work versus buying equipment, maintenance, paying someone to do the labor, etc.
  17. Thread: Parts washing

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    Send the parts out for cleaning to a plating...

    Send the parts out for cleaning to a plating house... way better than doing internally.
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    lol... bragging about making forged uppers for...

    lol... bragging about making forged uppers for $32 each and making an example for getting certified to a quality standard....
    Commercial firearms work is NOT a good example of a reason to get...
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    Requoting because it was worth saying twice. It...

    Requoting because it was worth saying twice. It would be better to offer more money to attract better people then playing the same cycle another 10 times before maybe finding the right guy.
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    Intech Funding. I've used them on almost every...

    Intech Funding. I've used them on almost every machine we have added since 2012. They are great and easy to work with.
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    I'll probably never buy a DMG but this seems to...

    I'll probably never buy a DMG but this seems to be more on the sales guy / person who ordered then the machine. Every machine I've ever bought had 5+ options for chip conveyors
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    The limiting factor here is the BT30 rigidty. I'd...

    The limiting factor here is the BT30 rigidty. I'd do as suggested above and get a lower helix tool like a 35-37* and I'd get a big corner radius on the end (.060+). It will create scallops instead of...
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    CMM Inspector / Senior Quality

    Senior Quality Inspector / CMM Programmer - Morgan Hill, CA 95037 - Indeed.com
  24. You will need code from DMG in which you can run...

    You will need code from DMG in which you can run from MDI to delete the tool.
  25. Did you ever get any info? Buy the machine?

    Did you ever get any info? Buy the machine?
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