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    Here's some more input based on what you answered...

    Here's some more input based on what you answered (and I support the path Pariel is headed down with this as well). Here's a possible solution that tries to give you the right data/proof and also...
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    I can't answer your question directly but might...

    I can't answer your question directly but might be able to give some helpful input. My assumption is that you're in a larger company (reference to "management") and that you're possibly in a mode of...
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    100% agree. "Available technology" is creating...

    100% agree. "Available technology" is creating huge "Hey, look what you can do with this!" product & service opportunities. I also call it "A solution looking for a problem" (just like Six Sigma). ...
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    This won't directly answer the question you're...

    This won't directly answer the question you're asking but hopefully it will let you consider it more objectively.

    First the "ideals":
    1. It's YOUR business, what's important for it to achieve...
  5. Thanks guys, go info so far. Their routers don't...

    Thanks guys, go info so far. Their routers don't have tool changers, overall very simple machines.

    BB
  6. Centroid CNC - retrofit and support issues

    A customer of mine has two Thermwood CNC routers (3-axis). The controllers are very outdated and need to be replaced. They gave a quote of about $36K (both machines) which would include controls,...
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    Do you mean like hors d'oeuvre, cart blanche,...

    Do you mean like hors d'oeuvre, cart blanche, caveat emptor, ad naseam...? No we never use foreign words in our language!

    The reason we use a foreign word is that there is no single English...
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    You need a website developer that has experience...

    You need a website developer that has experience (or maybe even specializes) in e-commerce. You should be able to allow several payment options and should even be able to automatically generate an...
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    The ideal goal is to boil this down to "simple...

    The ideal goal is to boil this down to "simple math". Do an NPV (net present value) analysis (okay, not super-simple but there are online templates available). Your goal isn't really to eliminate a...
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    So you're telling me a one-page manual guarantees...

    So you're telling me a one-page manual guarantees quality? I think what you've told me is that you've "abided" (or should have) by the easiest way possible, just so you can have more sales. I...
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    I agree with the recommendation towards a new...

    I agree with the recommendation towards a new machine. Here's my basic experience, having worked with over 100 companies: there is a high correlation between high profits and buying new machinery. ...
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    I vote "no" for two reasons: 1. Sounds like...

    I vote "no" for two reasons:

    1. Sounds like your business is doing well enough without it unless there's proven growth available if you go the cert route (that you want), and none that can be...
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    "Linear actuator" mounted drill press

    Quick update: Just found "self-feeding" drill, at the very least pneumatic after a suggestion from my Tool & Die guy. Looks to be close to what I'm looking for if not exactly.

    Does anyone know...
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    I will check into this. My assumption is that...

    I will check into this. My assumption is that these will be difficult to thin or, by the time they are made thin enough that they won't offer enough protection but it's worth checking out (the...
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    Thanks guys, I may not have made a few points...

    Thanks guys, I may not have made a few points clear. Farm-out is definitely not an option, it would be too lengthy (time) and handling to send out. What I'm looking for is, ideally, when the part...
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    Alternative to spray-on cold galvanizing

    Trying to make an assembly & weld cell that currently uses a rattle-can galvanizing compound. Would like to replace this with a dip tank and blower/heater. This is on the end of what's basically a...
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    I won't go into full detail but one thing to be...

    I won't go into full detail but one thing to be careful of is how you quote quantity discounts. Some buyers will want the "1000 piece price" to apply if they order 1000 and then have you ship 50 at...
  18. Yeah, I totally get it. But how about this: Is...

    Yeah, I totally get it. But how about this: Is there anything you know about using IoT devices that make it any "worse" than having simple WIFI in your facility, or even just connected to the...
  19. Thanks guys! The Dude

    Thanks guys!

    The Dude
  20. Anyone using "cut to length" nesting software?

    Wondering if anyone is using a "cut to length" optimization software, i.e. upload a cut list, it prints out the order in which to achieve maximum material yield. This is for an application that "by...
  21. Anyone using IoT (Internet of Things) sensors in their facilities?

    Would like to know if anyone is using IoT sensors to provide information and/or notifications of events (ideally on the shop floor). These would be things like temperature, pressure, open/closed/,...
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    If that's true, it sure would be an ironic LOL,...

    If that's true, it sure would be an ironic LOL, he's part of the effort to eliminate humans from driving!

    The Dude
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    Just in case anyone looks at this, there is an...

    Just in case anyone looks at this, there is an update. I decided to give the Tiger Stop one more try. The first time I went to their website, the "product selection" came back with "sorry, got...
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    I'll answer your question if you can convince me...

    I'll answer your question if you can convince me that this is worth "dragging on". Otherwise, and I apologize, but I have to work!
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    Actually, we "went down that road" and it...

    Actually, we "went down that road" and it dead-ended. Tech-wise, it would be fine. Work-flow (which many people ignore), it was horrible. I won't get into details but I'm working on a CNC router...
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