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Mar 24, 2023
- Interviewing and hiring people
- Bambu 3D printer
- Shipping processes and job turnover
- Willemin and oil
Mar 17, 2023
- Willemin progresses from both teams!
- Shipping mistakes led to innovation
- Lifestyle creep
- Bambu 3D printer
- dedicated tools in machines
Mar 10, 2023
- Origin of John and John meeting in 2015
- Saunders gave a speech: "Ways to automate a shop without spending 6 figures"
- Youtube content!
- swiss machines and dual channel machines
- DIY Spectrometer and lasers
- visit shops and bring questions
- can we implement automated workholding?
Mar 3, 2023
- Willemin updates!
- Cutting wood in Grimsmo's router to clean endmills
- Saunders had a huge win on the Horizontal
- Cast Iron lapping plates
- Visit to Borne and Co
Feb 24, 2023
- Lapping plates
- wood blocks in the router
- Okuma is running deep into the night
- expensive power bills
- Machining Cast iron
- Material inventory
- Sharing responsibilities
- breaking taps
- sacrificial wood block in the router
- Inspecting parts and improving processes
Feb 10, 2023
- "the world is not perfect". Making parts to tolerance.
- cutting foam
- Insurance claims
- making small parts with vacuum
- Lapping parts to ultimate flatness
- Willemin install at SMW
Feb 3, 2023
- Team meetings
- hiring shipping staff and leading a Team
- feedback from listeners
- Detent ball dropper in Grimsmo's Kern works!
- Tool load monitoring on the Okuma
- laser engraving!
- Saunders has the LS3655 100w laser
- Saunders' Willemin machine arrives tomorrow!
Jan 20, 2023
- Distractions and losing time
- tool life hacks on Haas machines
- Grimsmo's router works!
- Grimsmo's Willemin works too!
- Henry Holsters visited SMW
- Inventory and sub assemblies
- Detent ball dropper designs
- CAM help for Saunders
Jan 13, 2023
- oil failure on Okuma horizontal
- Grimsmo's Kern got a new tool changer dampener
- vacuum pump for CNC Router
- all about returning products
- process bins!
- drilling an angled hole
- logging information, standardizing
Jan 6, 2023
- Grimsmo's CNC Router
- Saunders got a Saga pen for Christmas
- Machining copper tips and tricks
- process bins
Dec 30, 2022
- Saunders is getting a Willemin!
- Purchase process, options chosen, etc.
- Machine shop insurance
- Saunders python script for tool setup is working!
- ChatGPT and Dall-E
Dec 23, 2022
- Surface grinding blades, milling fixture plates, flatness flatness flatness!
- ISO9001 certification
- Implementing procedures through the shop
- Dedicate tools for dedicated parts
- Inventory count
Dec 16, 2022
- New full-time employee at SMW
- Hiring and firing
- Grimsmo's lathe machinist taking a month vacation
- really tough week at SMW
- complicatons of robots
- sharing your vision
- Fusion 360 video
- Growing a team, getting them to solve problems
Dec 9, 2022
- Saunders went to North Carolina, shop ran well without him!
- Autodesk event
- Grimsmo working on improving his Kern, toured a flavor factory
- Saunders toured an egg factory
- Tracking process flow through the shop
- Managing your tasks
- Crashing machines
Dec 2, 2022
- I love lathes
- Planning workflow on automated CNC machines
- Saunders updating fixtures
- Grimsmo's router and custom foam
- custom oil bottles for nano oil
Nov 25, 2022
- Grimsmo's CNC router is coming together
- Design review meetings
- Custom Fusion 360 tool management script!
- Willemin coolant or oil.
- IMTS tooling claim
- PNMU insert for 4140
Nov 18, 2022
- year in review
- packaging, costs
- Continuous improvement, lean manufacturing
- Routers, Willemin, etc.
- GoPro and audio technology
- Selling used CNC machines
- "Greg" buying manufacturing companies
Nov 11, 2022
- Saunders got 2 new Haas machines delivered for their training classes
- Grimsmo building their CNC router
- printing with TPU flexible filament
- Taco Bell and Okuma crashes
- recording quality audio
Nov 4, 2022
- Grimsmo's Willemin machine
- dealing with tough conversations
- Creating a metrology lab
- Mill-Turn machines, Tsugami, Willemin, Mazak
- Long term thinking
- Reverse osmosis water systems for coolants
- building an enclosure for Grimsmo's CNC router
Oct 28, 2022
- Designing a chip conveyor
- replacing a Blum probe
- costs to service machinery
- stop using e-mail for internal communication
- duplicate SKUs, Shopify
Oct 21, 2022
- Saunders running his horizontal mill 18 hours a day
- Making custom Porsche parts
- kids in the shop
- Grimsmo crunched the probe tip on his Speedio with custom programming
- Chip management on the Speedio
- probing, manual programming
Oct 14, 2022
- Grimsmo releasing a new case for their Saga printer
- 3d printing for production
- cardboard packaging
- Autodesk Fusion meetup in December https://www.dsi-mfg.com/fusion-summit-2022
- multiple computers for workflow
- tool breakage control
Oct 7, 2022
- Machining is the coolest thing ever
- "failing as a business leader if we don't purge our junk"
- "what do I want in the next 6 months"
- how to hire and train new people quickly?
- Variance accounting
- SMW online training classes
Sep 30, 2022
- "The only constant is change"
- Near fatal car accident for SMW employee and how it affects the company
- Saunders' wife filling in
- perpetual biggest failure?
- can do great things when able to focus, but...
- 4 new employees at SMW in the past 72 hrs
- Tornos update from Grimsmo
- Running machines unattended overnight