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  1. Im of the opinion that its incredibly valuable to...

    Im of the opinion that its incredibly valuable to bring in experienced guys on the basis of them bringing in "what worked" in other shops.

    Listen to them, and if it doesnt work for your shop, so...
  2. Any idea how imbarassing it is to polish a mold...

    Any idea how imbarassing it is to polish a mold for those suckers?
    Giant, glorious, veiny bastard...

    Pepperidge farms (and me) remembers.

    Nice work Marcus :D
  3. Thread: Recession?

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    I hope your right. Im getting ready to make a...

    I hope your right.
    Im getting ready to make a substantial business move.
    Ive been working out of 950sq ft for the last 5 years. Its more than a little tight in here.

    Also hope you guys keep...
  4. Thank you, I try my best to avoid production work...

    Thank you, I try my best to avoid production work for the simple reason, I feel each part is my "art".
    As goofy as that might sound.
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    Perhaps Trump should turn his attention north......

    Perhaps Trump should turn his attention north... Theres only 34 million of us over a massive territory.
    Would likely be a better investment then Greenland.

    He'd have to talk to the Queen about...
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    Ive tried a 2% pre tax discount for COD....

    Ive tried a 2% pre tax discount for COD.
    Initially, it worked well with smaller startups.

    Eventually, they all end up between 45-60 day. Seems the 2% discount from competitive rates isnt...
  7. Thread: Recession?

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    Not only are the numbers of top tier toolmakers...

    Not only are the numbers of top tier toolmakers insanely low, but many of them are highly specialized.
    Knowing clearances for stamping dies, molds, and PM tooling is different. Learnable quickly for...
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    Good point Larry. I would hope at least, that...

    Good point Larry.

    I would hope at least, that in a small shop, the guy doing the hiring should be able to look at the picture, and say "so, how'd you make that?"
    Filter the wheat from the chaff...
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    Fair enough. But is she hot? :stirthepot: ...

    Fair enough.
    But is she hot?
    :stirthepot:


    Anyways,
    When I was younger and had to put an effort into jumping ship, I found that keeping a portfolio of molds I built and sample parts to take...
  10. Those were the glass mullions for 3wtc in NY. 2...

    Those were the glass mullions for 3wtc in NY.
    2 Februarys ago I worked 270 hours in the month, on top of my day job to get approx 250 of them done.
  11. Grippers 263291 Visual structural components...

    Grippers
    263291

    Visual structural components (316L)
    263292

    Intake and fuel rails
    263293

    Valve covers
  12. Pardon me!!? The *$#@!%%^!! I take my 316L...

    Pardon me!!?
    The *$#@!%%^!! I take my 316L (with certs) has only been giving me .2 at best for the last 2 years.
    When you figure it works out to $1000 some months... seems I need to shop my scrap...
  13. Yeah, Im pretty much at that point. Wont have to...

    Yeah, Im pretty much at that point.
    Wont have to worry about listening to the scrapper bitch when I bring in a couple thousand lbs of clean chips.
    And I wont be separating the fucking things...
  14. I thought my scrapper was on glue when he told me...

    I thought my scrapper was on glue when he told me 10 cents for aluminum and 15 for 316 stainless. Just took in 2 gaylords, totally not worth my effort to clean the machines between runs.

    I asked...
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    This, and there will be a sub routine that is...

    This, and there will be a sub routine that is called.
    Likely a 9XXX program that is called through a main.

    Ran an snc64 for a while.
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    Good man. Sometimes you just gotta nut up to get...

    Good man.
    Sometimes you just gotta nut up to get it done.

    DONT forget to change the limits back, or youll be a sad panda, and soon.
  17. Ive found on my Fadals that having a feedrate on...

    Ive found on my Fadals that having a feedrate on any line involving the rotary axis will cause the machine to limp into DPM mode, for whatever reason.
    Try changing your fast (rapid) feedrate to the...
  18. Post up some code, and I mean a fair bit of it. ...

    Post up some code, and I mean a fair bit of it.

    I do tons of work like this on my old ass fadals, no problem.

    I have a feeleing the jerkiness you are seeing is a matter of the nc code not being...
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    Go into the machine parameters and change table...

    Go into the machine parameters and change table size.
    SLOWLY creep up on the end of your table stroke. When you hit the end, youll know, but it wont be viscious.

    I often run a series of parts...
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    Check your fuses, but it sounds like its spindle...

    Check your fuses, but it sounds like its spindle inverter time.

    Which inverter do you currently have?
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    I dont know about Penn, but around here a lot of...

    I dont know about Penn, but around here a lot of the really good toolmakers have moved up or out. The trade just doesn't pay what it needs to anymore.
    The stress of running a million dollar 5 axis...
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    As much as I hate shopping with MY wife (my...

    As much as I hate shopping with MY wife (my money), this is a career I could get into.

    Anyways, OP, have you thought about technical sales for the likes of sandvik?
    Cutting tool sales types need...
  23. Done deal, where do we sign? Pelosi is a magnum...

    Done deal, where do we sign?
    Pelosi is a magnum of wine away from stroking out lol
    The orange man at least seems to be somewhat based in old school. We could use all of that we can get.

    You...
  24. I simply can not understand how incredibly...

    I simply can not understand how incredibly retarded our PM is.
    Actually, thats harsh on the mentally deficient.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv58LBiy7OI

    Yeah, thats the retard thats in...
  25. I sold a 94 4020 to a guy on Kijiji a couple...

    I sold a 94 4020 to a guy on Kijiji a couple years ago for a song, both knowing it needed turcite in the saddle and table, new gibs.

    Well if that fella didnt do all the work to strip the machine,...
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