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    At 23 years old I was 6 years experience in...

    At 23 years old I was 6 years experience in quality. ASQ -CMI, CQT and was CQE by 25. I trained by boss. I was told I wasn't allowed to have the position because I was too young. I left that company...
  2. Also wanted to throw it out there that Phase...

    Also wanted to throw it out there that Phase Technologies will help you source your buck booster. They got me in contact with Dongan to buck 245V to 220V. Although I would have rather purchased a...
  3. I have a similar set up in my shop at home except...

    I have a similar set up in my shop at home except I chose to reduce the voltage before the PP unit.

    I can run my S700X1 on a 30amp fused disconnect all out without issues as well. FWIW - the amp...
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    Being the one that said the absolute, I'm shocked...

    Being the one that said the absolute, I'm shocked how much effort was put into this topic.

    Trachoidal milling derived beleiving in chip thinning for the benefits of Decreased cutting forces,...
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    I had my head up my rear when I got my first CNC...

    I had my head up my rear when I got my first CNC and didn't think to look for free software. I hand programmed a program not being aware that new free software was out there that could do it. I...
  6. I wasn't saying SFM was irrelevant in terms of...

    I wasn't saying SFM was irrelevant in terms of calculating SFM, CLPT and FPT, but in general discussion where are not talking specific tooling. If a tooling manufacturer stats certain SFM, CLPT and...
  7. A few posts back I posted 20-27K RPM depending on...

    A few posts back I posted 20-27K RPM depending on a few things generally part geometry related. .002"-.005" Finish pass. Feeds set accordingly for low side of chip load. Accordingly for me is...
  8. I guarantee you would Mike. I run 100% at 27K...

    I guarantee you would Mike. I run 100% at 27K unless my feed rate is constrained by point to point programming/program look ahead capability to feed at the corresponding feed rates for the given rpm....
  9. Using high helix end mills. 20-27K RPM...

    Using high helix end mills.

    20-27K RPM depending on a few things generally part geometry related. .002"-.005" Finish pass. Feeds set accordingly for low side of chip load. 200 block look ahead.
  10. Im putting this out there in case it helps...

    Im putting this out there in case it helps someone else find a solution to their anxiety/stress.

    I had chest pains for 4 days straight last week and went to get checked out. I have a high stress...
  11. I would fire anyone using drugs in an illegal...

    I would fire anyone using drugs in an illegal way. Simple basis:

    If you are a poor decision maker to violate laws of substantial level (which I consider that to include illegal drug use in our...
  12. "Cease dependence on inspection to achieve...

    "Cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality"- W. Edwards Deming
  13. Ok I screwed that up... lol... which leads me to...

    Ok I screwed that up... lol... which leads me to my next point applicable to growing a company...

    I was going through college and I decided walking out of exam week I had enough. Just picked off...
  14. Necessity is the mother of invention. 10 mil...

    Necessity is the mother of invention.

    10 mil org does not need a CFO. Just a smart CEO/President with a sharp MFG person underneath.

    Why? Money intimidates people, but its no different than a...
  15. I got 5-8 billable from the amount of operators....

    I got 5-8 billable from the amount of operators. The set up machinists should not count as its set up and is amortized across the work of the 5-8 operators. (Of course we both know of all the...
  16. Overhead is rediculously high at that ratio to...

    Overhead is rediculously high at that ratio to true direct labor. 3.6 indirect to 1 direct is a horrible ratio, but I suppose in some areas it would be accepted.

    Sales per employee at 434K on lose...
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    Machinery finance resources is another option....

    Machinery finance resources is another option. They beat US bank by a reasonable amount on interest on my last purchase(forget what it was at this point). No financial review up to 500K if you don't...
  18. I'm posting this photo to give a very similar...

    I'm posting this photo to give a very similar scenario to what BobW is suggesting.

    YouTube
  19. By looking at his toolpaths I'd say horrible is...

    By looking at his toolpaths I'd say horrible is the easiest way to quantify it at this point. No judgement to the OP. He is learning as I did and people here guided me along.

    All joking aside....
  20. Most of what is needed to be successful has been...

    Most of what is needed to be successful has been stated above. You need to understand the theories about it beyond being able to say you were told to do it on the internet.

    Obviously the recut...
  21. I've read in other threads that if using map gas,...

    I've read in other threads that if using map gas, easiest way to complete task it to put holder in manual lathe and low RPM to assist in getting the best/even heat distribution given the method.
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    I use stout for roll threading. ;)

    I use stout for roll threading. ;)
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    If I was an accounting or procurement manager and...

    If I was an accounting or procurement manager and anyone that worked for me proposed increasing terms or requiring mor money up from I'd lose my cool.

    These moves are only made by scum of the...
  24. The number one piece of advice I have learned...

    The number one piece of advice I have learned from PM is to have a business divorce decree in place at time of business start. Its not about what is divided when the relationship started, but how...
  25. IMO from my observations, the future for volume...

    IMO from my observations, the future for volume manufacturing is lights out/ high automation manufacturing and it will over time encroach more on small volume runs as technology pricing matures. More...
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