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    Thank you! :)

    Thank you! :)
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    Flatness Per Inch v.s. total area

    Good Day,

    Please advose regarding symbol/callout for flatness.

    It is my understanding that 119985 = Flatness to .001 over entire surface. How is it written per inch? Or is it the other way...
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    Yes, fired. We have someone from within taking...

    Yes, fired. We have someone from within taking the maintenance positioin, but does not know what needs to be done and when. I found a few manuals, but missing the two mentioned.

    ...good times....
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    Maintenance Manuals/Checklist

    Good Day all,

    We lost our maintenance guy...who apparently lost our manuals...does anyone have a maintenance manual or periodic checklist for the machines below?

    Hitachi Seiki VM40H
    Hitachi...
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    Well Travis, I think you're smart and diligent. ...

    Well Travis, I think you're smart and diligent. You shouldn't have much opposition.

    Good luck!
  6. Thanks Gordon! I asked our gaging supplier...

    Thanks Gordon!

    I asked our gaging supplier about this and he just offered to sell me a piece of equipment...which wouldn't have been able to accommodate this large thread anyhow. Damn salespeople....
  7. Measuring 10" Diam. Buttress Thread - Mil Specs

    Hello all,

    Anyone know a quick and accurate way to measure a a 10.375-8N BUTT-3 THD per MIL-S-7742. Print states: “Inspection of threads shall be by gaging method ‘A’ of MIL-S-8879 or...
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    I call shenanigans!! No way is the thread...

    I call shenanigans!! No way is the thread starter a high school student! ...too much experience in the words. :P

    Unless, of course, the "votech" school is a secondary school and the author is...
  9. Thread: Scrap

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    Thanks guys...for the most part, they are...

    Thanks guys...for the most part, they are inconsistent. I'm sure if we keep pressing the issue, and keep up with the internal audits, we'll improve. :)
  10. Thread: Scrap

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    I'm the QC Dude ...My brother is the GM with...

    I'm the QC Dude ...My brother is the GM with stock percentage. I just try to help. :) I'm big on continuous improvement and definitely a team player.
  11. Thread: Scrap

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    Scrap

    Hello All,

    I'm interested in knowing how other shops are processing scrap...not only to validate material-parts ratio, but also to keep track of excess scrap - those that make a lot of...
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    We have a good record keeping system for the...

    We have a good record keeping system for the certs. Although, I believe our material rack could be marked, coded, or labelled better. I believe the problem is rooted in communication between...
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    Yep all of the parts are going for testing. ...

    Yep all of the parts are going for testing.

    Maybe we'll just ask to borrow the analysis gun because we're interested in buying one. :) We just don't want them to know we screwed up so they...
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    No...we have some parts leftover in stock, and...

    No...we have some parts leftover in stock, and the customer is sending what they have back to us. We will then send them to someone who can test them since we cannot.

    We understand this is a...
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    Thanks guys...I guess we need to invest in both a...

    Thanks guys...I guess we need to invest in both a sensitive scale (These particular parts are very small) and the analysis gun. One of our customers makes the guns, maybe they'll loan us one for now....
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    Non-conforming Parts Escape

    Good Morning All,

    Our shop had an issue in which an operator used 304 SS instead of hastelloy to finish up a run. Unbeknownst to QC, Inv. Control, and Mgmt., the parts made it to the customer. ...
  17. Thanks Leigh, we have the ring gages. My concern...

    Thanks Leigh, we have the ring gages. My concern was finding a consistent manner to position the gage itself. (Didn't know if there was a certain way to hold the gage...as in keeping the longer arm...
  18. What is the proper technique? - Inside dial caliper

    Hey guys...FNG metrologist here. :)

    Got a new instrument and I am trying to verify calibration of a SPI 0-1" inside dial caliper. I haven't used these before and I want to make sure that I am...
  19. Thread: Inside Groove

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    That looks very useful! :)

    That looks very useful! :)
  20. Thread: Inside Groove

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    Thanks Gordon. We use MSC a lot and was perusing...

    Thanks Gordon. We use MSC a lot and was perusing their catalog. Lot's of options. We are mostly a Mitutoyo and Brown and Sharpe shop, but are open to others. :)
  21. Thread: Inside Groove

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    That Starret is bad ass! A bit costly, but bad...

    That Starret is bad ass! A bit costly, but bad ass nonetheless. :)
  22. Thread: Inside Groove

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    Thanks all! I felt that the inside groove...

    Thanks all! I felt that the inside groove caliper was acceptable...it's just my associate that said "he didn't like them". To hell with him. haha
  23. Thread: Inside Groove

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    My bad...I'm measuring diameter. Thanks for the...

    My bad...I'm measuring diameter. Thanks for the info! :)
  24. Thread: Inside Groove

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    Inside Groove

    Is there a hand held instrument, other than a caliper with an accuracy of .002in, that is reliable for measuring inside groove diameters? I need something more precise than a caliper.

    Unless an...
  25. I didn't read all the posts, so you may have...

    I didn't read all the posts, so you may have heard this already.

    If you use a video measurement system or shadow graph, you can make a cast with a product called Reprorubber, then put it on the...
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