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  1. You'd never "run" a CNC environment "off a UPS"....

    You'd never "run" a CNC environment "off a UPS".

    You'd have a generator to run the shop if main power dropped, and any UPS config would only be intended to bridge the small amount of time between...
  2. For whatever it's worth, and without any cost...

    For whatever it's worth, and without any cost considerations (admittedly):

    In a past life dealing with "critical function" facilities, this issue was dealt with through installation of of a backup...
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    Our Procedures classify measurment tool use as...

    Our Procedures classify measurment tool use as follows. Context: We do work that has .0002" total tolerance.

    I'm not going to list the coarser tools such as Calipers.

    +/- .0005 Micrometers...
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    /palmface /cry in sympathy

    /palmface /cry in sympathy
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    CorrosionX. I get it in the aerosol cans so it...

    CorrosionX. I get it in the aerosol cans so it sprays as you'd expect. If you get jugs of the stuff you'll need one of their spray systems, because it's viscosity / makeup is formulated for...
  6. Thread: QA/QC Issues

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    Perhaps look into some form of "poke yoke"...

    Perhaps look into some form of "poke yoke" methods to embed some kind of arbitrary method/assist for your operators. I don't know your business or shop mind you, so bear with me.

    We had (sort of)...
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    Leave. Or stay. If you stay, be prepared to...

    Leave.

    Or stay.

    If you stay, be prepared to learn how to "Ski Moguls" down a slope, meaning, "Bend your knees". The sense I get is, like many shops, there's a lot of "Tribal Knowledge" going...
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    I can't give technical machining advice, per se. ...

    I can't give technical machining advice, per se. These forums are chock-full of people with that knowledge, across a multitude of disciplines.

    Having said that, in general what I'd offer in...
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    Double check their desks, their filing cabinet,...

    Double check their desks, their filing cabinet, and their directories (if any) on your server or their PC. You might get lucky and find "operator notes".

    I had to go thru a similar exercise where...
  10. The one demo vid I remember had the fellows using...

    The one demo vid I remember had the fellows using a mic-stand to eliminate body-heat altering results. Because of the price I decided to double-check my urge to buy stuff by checking with real people...
  11. Does anyone have experience using a Mitutoyo High Accuracy Micrometer?

    This would be the Mitutoyo 293-130-10 High Accuracy Digimatic Micrometer.

    If you have one, what are your impressions?

    Thanks in advance.
  12. For Jobs where we've included some number of...

    For Jobs where we've included some number of extras to account for St. Murphy Events, our procedure is:

    1) At the outset identify if the customer is willing to buy the extras, if any, when the...
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    This is a pretty good articulation of how...

    This is a pretty good articulation of how difficult "Reality" can be in the workplace, and dealing with People. It can be nasty, underhanded, sometimes intentionally sometimes not intentional.
    ...
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    That paragraph was an "If it was me"...

    That paragraph was an "If it was me" philosophical statement. Not particularly unreasonable within the context of a workplace where everyone relies on each other to make a living, standing side by...
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    Zero tolerance. Because the context is in a...

    Zero tolerance. Because the context is in a place of employment and the THREAT OF VIOLENCE, not just a case of hurt feelings or people not happy with each other. A little Diaper Rash is going to...
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    I'm currently in a small shop only a bit larger...

    I'm currently in a small shop only a bit larger than yourself. 12k sq ft, 12 machinists plus a few others in overhead roles (customer service, quality, accountant, President) for a grand total of...
  17. Ok, fine. You guys have sold me. I'm taking...

    Ok, fine. You guys have sold me. I'm taking gregormarwick's recommendation sent in PM (cough-cough) and going with:

    DIY Ranger Beads (Pace Counting Beads) | Element Bushcraft & Survival
  18. I checked my OP. What I asked for was feedback...

    I checked my OP. What I asked for was feedback from anyone who is using the digital Starrett "Bore gages" (inside micrometer), and if so how did they perform? That's all. "In the field" use versus...
  19. STARRETT Digital 3-Point Inside Micrometer, ...

    STARRETT Digital 3-Point Inside Micrometer, Inside Micrometer Type 3-Point Inside Micrometer - 53VE36'|'770BXTZ-2 - Grainger

    Technically the naming of the product is "inside micrometer", my bad. ...
  20. What tolerances are you operating against? At my...

    What tolerances are you operating against? At my shop we have sleeves with +0 / -.0002" tolerance.
  21. Anyone using the Starrett two or three point digital bore gauges?

    And if you are, what is the verdict? Accurate or not, repeating or not?

    Thanks in advance.
  22. Machine Guarding modifications and Safety Compliance, your experiences

    To be clear: I am NOT looking for anyone here to provide me with directions/answers relative to a Safety Compliance issue. What I am looking for, if any, are descriptions of how you may have...
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    Not meaning to be obvious, but this problem is as...

    Not meaning to be obvious, but this problem is as old as Mankind: Good (or at least reasonable/responsible) LEADERSHIP is the rarest of things to find. Any Industry, any company, it's a global...
  24. You are a fine man. Thanks.

    You are a fine man. Thanks.
  25. Do you recall the setup or make/model of the air...

    Do you recall the setup or make/model of the air gage?
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