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    Xometry doesn't even account for 1% of my...

    Xometry doesn't even account for 1% of my revenue. But it does keep two machines and two guys very busy. I'd be willing to bet that a small shop with 2 machines would love to have the cash flow we...
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    Last I checked the department of the Navy and...

    Last I checked the department of the Navy and other various gov entities weren't 3rd party.

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    What third party organization? Sent from...

    What third party organization?



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    I agree it's a rub for sure.... But the pay is...

    I agree it's a rub for sure.... But the pay is great and it might be worth it for a small shop to have guaranteed work with xometry.

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    We have a lathe with live tooling and a vf4ss...

    We have a lathe with live tooling and a vf4ss with a 4th axis for this xometry cell.


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    Just pass on those and be patient. The good work...

    Just pass on those and be patient. The good work is there no doubt.

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    Fal take the time to get 5 jobs under your belt....

    Fal take the time to get 5 jobs under your belt. Work after that is higher paying and well worth it

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    They don't respond. This is an issue for us. We...

    They don't respond. This is an issue for us. We have an invoice that they rejected one part over and over. Part measured perfect every time on our end. I think the monkey they had inspecting was just...
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    As I have said before, I only have a single lathe...

    As I have said before, I only have a single lathe and a single mill dedicated to xometry work with two dedicated employees. They operate their own cell and do well.

    The cell, based on time logged,...
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    Get iso or as9100 and you will see what I see. ...

    Get iso or as9100 and you will see what I see.

    We have done $14,000 and some change this month alone through them. Hard to say that iso doesn't pay when it's paying 14k+ a month from a single...
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    It's semi complicated. Need to make a fixture to...

    It's semi complicated. Need to make a fixture to hold it for 3 flips on each part. No tight tolerances either. It's a glass cockpit shroud for an airplane.

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    Here is a fine example of xometry work we get and...

    Here is a fine example of xometry work we get and do.

    2 piece order

    28" x 7" x 4" dimensions.

    Aluminum
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    Well if it's in France, might as well surrender...

    Well if it's in France, might as well surrender and give up on having good sound in the shop.

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    Correct on both

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    Not sure if this will help but this is what we...

    Not sure if this will help but this is what we did here.

    2x6 framed walls on 24" centers, cavities filled with rockwool insulation, horizontal strips of wood and then finally 5/8" drywall.

    My...
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    Several is fine.

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  17. We use this tilt deck trailer all the time to...

    We use this tilt deck trailer all the time to move equipment. This is that super heavy load I picked up. Was told 4000lbs total and I get there and realize it's 3x that.

    Chevy towed it just...
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    You can add a fanucmate to pretty much anything....

    You can add a fanucmate to pretty much anything. They are super fast and very accurate. I've been happy with the ones we have here.

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    Haas is boring compared to other Japanese brands....

    Haas is boring compared to other Japanese brands. But....so many new machinists learn Haas some how and it's as if they aren't willing to learn anything else or they mentally can't.

    That's really...
  20. Rent a trailer, buy some chains and binders or...

    Rent a trailer, buy some chains and binders or some heavy duty ratchet straps and thank me later.

    I've towed upwards of 14,000lbs plus a 3000lb trailer with one of my trucks without knowing the...
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    If you let the saw do the cutting they are...

    If you let the saw do the cutting they are straight, if you rush it you will see taper.



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  22. That's the point. Open source stuff for...

    That's the point. Open source stuff for machinists and have an option to buy or make your own.

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    We use the evolution brand saws and love them for...

    We use the evolution brand saws and love them for chopping steel and aluminum bars up.

    They hold good cut tolerances and last a long time.



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  24. I like it! Would you want to post the assembly on...

    I like it! Would you want to post the assembly on the open source website I'm slowly working on?

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    I'm married and don't wear a ring at all. It's...

    I'm married and don't wear a ring at all. It's simply too dangerous and not worth the risk for me....be it in the shop, working on the truck, car, plane, or doing farm work. Never know when that...
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