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Business of Machining

John Grimsmo of Grimsmo Knives and John Saunders of NYC CNC discuss their success, struggles, goals and more as machinists, business owners and entrepreneurs.
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Now displaying: June, 2022
Jun 24, 2022

Topics:

  • Task Lists and Being Overwhelmed
  • Hiring Employees, Time Management, Efficiencies
  • Priority List: Dump & Triage Tasks
  • Okuma Fixture Offset Calibration
  • Horizontals with Intrinsic 4th Axis: No rotation around center line!?
    • Tool Orientation in Fusion 360 doesn't seem to work for Saunders
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems
  • Internal Conflict Between Nerd & Entrepreneur:  A 15 Year Debate
  • Robots. Saunders gets random call from a guy at Tormach. Use for demagging material?
  • Horizontal Fixture Overhaul
Jun 17, 2022

TOPCIS:

  • John & John chat about what it is like to be a self taught machinist.
  • Saunders made a little bit of a mistake on the horizontal.
  • The boys chat about having no manager only roles inside their company.
  • Grimsmo got the Zeiss CMM installed to help measure EVERYTHING!
  • The benefits of using glass materials for accuracy.
  • Chip thinning and rubbing on endmills.
Jun 10, 2022

Topics:

Tool Life & Part Finish Issues
Grimsmo & Saunders brainstorm solutions for less than ideal tool life and part finishes.
- Speeds & Feeds
- Brand Loyalty & Tools That Don't Cut It (pun intended)
- Tool Coating
- 2D Contour Wall Finish
- NYC CNC Chip Thinning Calculator
- Coolant VS. Dry Cutting with Through-Spindle Air blast
- Reaching Occluded Precision Features

CNC Machines
- Kern makes a move on skates
- Minor Tweaks to the Erowa Pallet System
- Brother Speedio headed to Grimsmo Knives
- ZEISS CMM, where are you? Also, who is going to learn Calypso!?
- Converting the Willemin from Metric to Imperial

Lives of Entrepreneurs - The Second Half of Your Life
- Hobbies
- Accepting Changes Gracefully
- The Importance of Developing Meaningful Friendships


NYC CNC Training Classes are BACK!

Jun 3, 2022

TOPCIS:

 

  • Saunders is machining parts for Johnny 5
  • What is a tool room?
  • Coolant & air conditioners.
  • Grimsmo has a daunting task to move the Kern over to make room for the speedio.
  • Saunders did an oil change on the horizontal and jammed up the chip conveyor.
  • Knife grinder discussion.
  • Expoy tombstone is in!
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