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  1. 98 is the older control like this or orange and...

    98 is the older control like this or orange and black but same controller too.
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  2. We have ABC in ours but also was told we might...

    We have ABC in ours but also was told we might need a D since we cut a lot of aluminium. Since aluminium "dust" is in with titanium and magnesium.
  3. Just go in there a little early if you have...

    Just go in there a little early if you have tools, and be ready to grunt work for a bit. Machinist are like being back in the locker room in high school. If they see that you can hang in there and...
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    why not get the cam add-on for Solidworks or go...

    why not get the cam add-on for Solidworks or go with FeatureCam those would be my 2 choices.
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    some i have seen Smartsheet: Work Different...

    some i have seen
    Smartsheet: Work Different
    Job Shop Scheduling > Optisol
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    This is apart of our flow/6S while doing the shop...

    This is apart of our flow/6S while doing the shop setup. It has already proven itself useful
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    This is what I am doing right now working my way...

    This is what I am doing right now working my way with the different material thickness and materials. This way I have my self and the machine dialed in, also know what my level of precision with...
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    I have a custom built machine its not a 15-20k...

    I have a custom built machine its not a 15-20k machine I bought the frame kit 4x8 and then went in doing research on servos. My servos with Mach 3 running my setup. The servos say that its .002", and...
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    I agree you can do great work on a plasma with...

    I agree you can do great work on a plasma with the right setup for sure. I have been cutting everyday and honing my skills and the machine with every pass.
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    Yes I have a couple contact with small Job Shops...

    Yes I have a couple contact with small Job Shops near me. Of course once I'm up and going and actually get my machines they will be my competitors in some aspects of the business. Yet if I make good...
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    You should be able to contact Autodesk support...

    You should be able to contact Autodesk support and they will fix that.
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    Well I have been keeping my eyes open for one i...

    Well I have been keeping my eyes open for one i let a sweet deal pass me up a few weeks ago on a Laser. Yet if I have to move metal around for either machine so I don't mind the hard work it comes...
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    Usually was the low man on the pole or the...

    Usually was the low man on the pole or the apprentice if there is one. Also if you have a longer cycle time brings out the old saying "You Got Time To Lean You Got Time To Clean"
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    I have been talking with potential customers and...

    I have been talking with potential customers and seeing what products they want and yes I'm fixing to open up in about a week full blast. Some places and people I have talked to are ready to start...
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    Well I have companies wanting me to make signs,...

    Well I have companies wanting me to make signs, people wanting artsy stuff, brackets galore, fire pits, wine stuff, and the other stuff. I guess yeah if I had 500K I could buy a laser and make life...
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    Thanks for not beating me up and luckily my...

    Thanks for not beating me up and luckily my neighbors are a good distance away from me and we all leave each other alone. Most are retired or part timers.



    Thanks for the info



    I will...
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    I defiantly appreciate all the feedback I have...

    I defiantly appreciate all the feedback I have received from everyone. I know partners can be a huge downfall in a startup business for sure, but I didn't see the light on my own. I have been saving...
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    As stated I'm finishing up paying for what I...

    As stated I'm finishing up paying for what I learned the hard way in my 20's and don't have 20% down because of that. Plus you don't come into machining making top dollar right off the bat. Took me...
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    This is exactly how I felt about the partnership....

    This is exactly how I felt about the partnership. We are playing to our strengths mine in Machining, and his in Marketing/Sales. Right now I'm doing some small stuff for people at our day job and...
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    There are plenty people with plasma in their...

    There are plenty people with plasma in their garages. Most of those that have them don't do anything special. Hey I'm gonna make some signs like every Joe. I will make a sign if that is what you want...
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    Yes we have talked about this a few times he...

    Yes we have talked about this a few times he doesn't make any promise or if it a big order I go with on the Sales meeting. We make the quote together after looking at the designs, and time needed for...
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    His background is being in manufacturing for...

    His background is being in manufacturing for almost 25 years from roll forming, now he is Quality Manager over or day job facility. He has a successful real estate company buying and reselling...
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    1-Right now this is a part time venture yes. ...

    1-Right now this is a part time venture yes.
    2-He was the up front money to get things moving, goes out for sales for new customers, and will be my shop helper
    3-I do the designing, programming,...
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    Now i like this point and see exactly what you...

    Now i like this point and see exactly what you mean too. Now I'm the only machinist and being able to run the machines will be me. He was my money man lol sounds weird to say. Anyways I will bring...
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    I spent the time with my wife, one on one with my...

    I spent the time with my wife, one on one with my partner, and both of our families also sit down. We ran over everything, and voice concerns in any areas that we felt needed address, or wanted more...
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