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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: December, 2023
Dec 29, 2023

TOPICS:

 

 

·         Wen_mir_langwilig_isch

How is lights out affecting cost benefit with the side eye on the time spent for process reliability?

 

·         Burnandturnfabrication

Name one thing that you didn’t think would change the business but made the company.

 

·         Benji_fost 

thoughts on haas pulling the UMC 350 from commercial sales?  Do you feel left high and dry?

 

·         Felixwin2710

“Hey, I’m currently 19, and I’m in the process of building a small 5-axis cnc, any tips to get to where you are?

 

·         A_knights_life

Swiss Army knife (do it all, mill turn, etc) machines vs. scalpel machines(kern, swiss lathe)?

 

·         Heidelworks

What critical steps did you take to go from a small business (solo) to a multi employee business?

 

·         DFMtoolworks:

Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?

 

·         Amishsolanki

Is Rathi AI?

Laurenswijnschenk

Can you learn Amish how to not break taps?

 

Cito_charlie

Top 3 book?  Business or non business

 

            Grimsmo:

            Emyth

            RSF

            Relentless

            Apolo Murders

 

    Saunders:

    Small Time Operator

    How to win friends and influence people

 

·         Tips on how to organize tools in Fusion when changing them out often in a hobby garage?

 

·         Stang_bladeworks

What is the closest either of you have come to giving up and how did you overcome it?

 

·         Martinskot

What’s a shop/machining related product you wish existed but don’t have the time to develop yourself?

 

Dec 22, 2023

TOPICS:

 

  • Business existentialism
  • FOCUS
  • Facemill blew up
  • Horizontal deburring
Dec 15, 2023

Topics:

 

  • Defining the vision of your company
  • Dedicating time to organize the shop
  • Post processors
  • scrap metal company
  • designing a new knife
Dec 8, 2023

TOPICS:

  • Distributing tasks among the team
  • SmarterEveryDay Nasa video - watch it!
  • End-of-year goals 
  • DSI video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubQ1LLYvaaU
  • 4th-grade class lecture
  • DLC coatings on pens and knives
  • Costing mistakes
Dec 1, 2023

TOPICS:

  • Grimsmo's CMM is producing interesting results!  
  • Bad fixtures are bad!
  • Probing too much isn't always a good thing
  • Personal goal failures
  • "The Machine That Changed the World" book
  • The era of lean manufacturing
  • Mailcall request - businessofmachining@gmail.com
  • Mentors and advisors

 

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