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  1. Don't EVER try giving advice to my wife,...

    Don't EVER try giving advice to my wife, technical or otherwise, it's always badly recieved and I end up sleeping with one open just in case she decides to escalate the situation after I'm supposedly...
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    The problem we found with SpaceX, and we weren't...

    The problem we found with SpaceX, and we weren't the only ones is the behavior of their engineers.

    Most normal companies, Northrop,Boeing,Raytheon etc etc, if there's a dispute as to quality, cost...
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    We had good lawyers, SpaceX said we'll fight you...

    We had good lawyers, SpaceX said we'll fight you all the way, we (SpaceX) have deep pockets, we don't care. Which we realized was true. It would have cost us more than we would have recovered. I'm...
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    We found out the hard way why a lot of companies ...

    We found out the hard way why a lot of companies don't do business with SpaceX.

    There's a huge composite company in the Pac NW that adds 50% to their SpaceX quotes to cover themselves financially...
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    They owed a company I contracted to a quarter mil...

    They owed a company I contracted to a quarter mil as well, they settled for $40k. I took a $30k hit personally

    It went to mediation in LA, SpaceX came with one of the greenest incompetent...
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    SpaceX and their engineers/procurement are...

    SpaceX and their engineers/procurement are generally not well regarded in machine shops around the LA area.

    One shop I used to work in has them on COD, the money has to be in the account before...
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    Again it's 1018 If it happened to me I'd use...

    Again it's 1018

    If it happened to me I'd use the bar without a second thought. Again it's 1018.

    My customers wouldn't know the difference between a 4 and 8 hour soak for 1018.

    as it's 1018,...
  8. Thread: Recession?

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    I used to work underneath the flight path of the...

    I used to work underneath the flight path of the Marine base at El Toro in the 80's, they probably flew more training missions out of El Toro in a single day, then the whole UK Air force or Fleet Air...
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    LOL it's 1018, the customer isn't going to care.

    LOL it's 1018, the customer isn't going to care.
  10. Thread: Recession?

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    As I've mentioned before the aerospace shop on...

    As I've mentioned before the aerospace shop on the other side of the carpark has gone from 2 shifts 24/7 to a partial day shift.

    They've invested heavily in infrastructure and machines over the...
  11. Having just got off the phone with DMG Mori in...

    Having just got off the phone with DMG Mori in CA, service doesn't appear to be any better there.
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    I do work for 2 shops in the Seattle area, both...

    I do work for 2 shops in the Seattle area, both are struggling, office staff are working from home, machinists are working 3-4 day weeks etc etc

    I don't ask them how they see the future as I think...
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    Not sure I'd want my address and ph no posted...

    Not sure I'd want my address and ph no posted here, unless Ox said it was ok?
  14. Agreed, 3T would be ok as well.

    Agreed, 3T would be ok as well.
  15. WTB Mori Seiki SL3 with Fanuc control in So Cal (or maybe Mazak QT15)

    I'm looking for a Mori SL3 with a Fanuc control. Preferably an 0T, but 6T is ok. Would rather stay away from Yasnac controls if possible. I'm in North west Orange County.

    Does anybody have one for...
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    I've been running 585XT for years, it's ok. With...

    I've been running 585XT for years, it's ok. With tap water there is some rusting. Even switching to RO water there is rusting, just not quite as much.

    I run about 7% concentration, that's enough...
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    Your assuming that many, if any of the people who...

    Your assuming that many, if any of the people who submitted ideas that could be implemented in a machine tool knew what they were talking about, and if you implemented these ideas would they become...
  18. :eek::eek: :eek::eek: Phew, that's why I'm...

    :eek::eek:

    :eek::eek:

    Phew, that's why I'm staying with my Fadals.:)
  19. Thread: Recession?

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    Or more correctly

    Or more correctly
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    I would think partially unscrewing the fastener...

    I would think partially unscrewing the fastener to create the burr, then screwing them back in again, and hitting them with the silicon carbide nylon filament brush wheel a second time might take...
  21. +1, you'd be way ahead if you started with a...

    +1, you'd be way ahead if you started with a Hardinge HNC/CHNC with a dead control, you'd start with servos, proper ball screws, turret, air powered collet closer, enclosure etc etc
  22. Where's the load reversal?

    Where's the load reversal?
  23. I have a relative who works in facility that...

    I have a relative who works in facility that cares for the long term (in Hampshire UK), very disabled, motorcycle riders who've been in a semi-coma 10 years after a crash, minimally concious patients...
  24. Thread: Recession?

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    Evidently your as delusional as Oltrt. Oltrt...

    Evidently your as delusional as Oltrt.

    Oltrt argues for positions that are against all evidence that is available. I can look across the carpark to the shop that has gone from 2 shifts 6 days a...
  25. I'll take 25 of 3/8 Flat, and 25 1/4 Flat. PM me...

    I'll take 25 of 3/8 Flat, and 25 1/4 Flat. PM me with payment instructions.

    Thank you!
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