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  1. Thread: Quandary...

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    Health first. But I wouldn't put off looking...

    Health first. But I wouldn't put off looking either. You might find a place that wants to hire you AND is willing to give leeway for the surgery.

    No guarantees, but now that I'm getting into...
  2. These are some of the reasons our shop foreman...

    These are some of the reasons our shop foreman reprints. As an example, when a customer states an OAL on a 8" to 14" molding pin as 9.7988 -0 / +.0005, it's reprinted as 9.7993 -.0005 / +0. ...
  3. OK, this at least tells me WHERE this comes from....

    OK, this at least tells me WHERE this comes from. At a guess, at some point on the Customer end the part in question, or a template blueprint, or the blueprinter, was in metric or used to metric...
  4. "Loving" how customers state dimensions and tolerances like this . . .

    Yes, I'm being a crybaby this morning. Haven't had my coffee yet.

    DIM: ".2813 +.001 / +.0015". Therefore, .2813 means nothing to the part feature. .2823 is the LOW, .2828 is the HIGH. .28205...
  5. Thread: Old files...

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    Once upon a time I saw an article in a...

    Once upon a time I saw an article in a woodworking magazine written by a fellow in Tennessee who worked in a guitar factory/shop. They had bins full of burned out files. They had a bunch of paring...
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    I've setup a spreadsheet for myself that tells me...

    I've setup a spreadsheet for myself that tells me what the block stack should be for the sine bar.
    Input Angle/degrees required (decimal)
    Input Sine Bar Length

    You are provided with the gage...
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    Yes, we have a "skills and knowledge" test for...

    Yes, we have a "skills and knowledge" test for Floor Inspectors. I wrote it because our interviewing / hiring process is nothing but word of mouth and fuzzy logic. And that's OK, as far as that...
  8. What state was this in? Michigan, an example...

    What state was this in? Michigan, an example from another poster, is an "employment at will" State. And, depending on the state, there may be specific state legislation (or not) protecting worker's...
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    Most of my life was spent in developing software...

    Most of my life was spent in developing software solutions for business, then into project management of system installations, and business analysis & design. Due to a "crisis of faith" & a literal...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  15. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
  21. 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...
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