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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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Nov 3, 2023

TOPICS:

 

  • SMW stopping through coolant drill bits
  • Utility bills
  • Pierre being deported
  • Speedio high accuracy mode
  • Grinding wheel technology
  • Detent ball dropper
  • Gen3 mod vises
  • Super secret sauce

 

Oct 27, 2023

TOPICS:

 

  • SMW Willemin is fixed!  Replacement Fanuc motor worked.
  • Haas UMC350
  • Office Phones
  • "Lean Built" podcast with Jay and Andrew
  • "Sooner, not faster"

       "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast"

       "Speed is fine, but accuracy is final"

  • Blinders in business
  • Wera tooling
  • SMW is selling Proven Cut
Oct 20, 2023

TOPICS:

  • Grimsmo visited Kern Precision in Chicago!
  • Four Areas that will put you out of business
  • What I need and want out of the company by the end of the year
  • Tour of Lapmaster
  •  Saunders made a splash guard for his Okuma grinder
  •  "we have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one"
  • Confucius

 

Oct 13, 2023

TOPICS:

  • Maintaining CNC machines
  • Process bins!
  • Carbon Fiber tips and tricks
  • Sandvik drills
  • ERP systems managing lead times
  • Freshdesk for customer service
Oct 6, 2023

TOPICS:

 

  • Work/Life balance
  • Okuma Horizontal machining valve covers
  •  3d printing parts for the shop
  •  Fusion 360 frustrations
  •  Grimsmo vising Kern Precision in Chicago
  •  Shipping computers
  • 3d printed metal parts
  • craftcloud3d.com
Sep 29, 2023

TOPICS:

 

  • CMTS tradeshow
  • "Tool Aquisition Syndrome"
  • Tool life and Sandvik tooling reps
  • Polishing small parts
  • Saunders designed a door for his surface grinder
  • Machine maintenance, Kern and Willemin
  • Carbon fiber Saga
Sep 22, 2023

TOPICS:

  • Grimsmo crashed the Speedio
  • Saunders is surface grinding!
  • My dream job
  • Willemin U axis errors at SMW
  • How do you manage all the tasks and projects?
Sep 15, 2023

TOPICS:

 

  • Lots of problems
  • Building custom computers for CAD/CAM
  • Willemin is sorta broken
  • Bambu 3d printers!
  • Calibrating printed parts
  • Machining carbon fiber in the Speedio
  • SMW puckchuck to market

 

Sep 8, 2023

TOPICS:

  • Resin 3D printing with Grimsmo's daughter
  • how we first learned about CNC machining
  • Willemin lathe parts
  • Saunders' Okamoto surface grinder runs!
  • Coolant foaming
  • Process improvements
Sep 1, 2023

TOPICS:

  • Autodesk Fusion Summit recap
  • Spoiled with new equipment, reinvesting in the company
  • Willemin updates
  • Swiss lathes
  • Grimsmo's 1968 Volvo Amazon wagon runs!

 

Aug 18, 2023

TOPICS:

  • Grimsmo's heat treat improvements
  • SMW puck chuck anodizing
  • Scrap metal
  • Okamoto surface grinder and UMC350 delivered!
  • Bambu 3d Printers

 

Aug 11, 2023

TOPICS

  • Saunders lost power
  • Grimsmo to sell his old Eumach machines
  • How to re-work parts or call them scrap
  • videos of shotgun barrel manufacturing
  • heat treating puck chucks
  • Setup sheet tool tracker
  • Question to the audience

 

Aug 4, 2023

TOPICS:

 

  • Grimsmo grinding blades on the Speedio!
  • Growing your company
  • metal 3d printing, costs?
  • Downcut endmills
  • AI image creation and how it relates to machining
  • Heat treating SMW Puck Chuck parts
  • SMW bought the Okamoto grinder!

 

Jul 28, 2023

TOPICS:

 

  • Fusion 360 across a team
  • DSI Fusion Summit Aug. 22, 2023 in California
  • SMW video on coolest unknown trick.
  • Cutting through the heat affected zone
  • Speedio sub micron option works!
  • SMW bought a HAAS UMC350!
  • Financing options
  • Reverse Osmosis water



Jul 21, 2023

TOPICS:

 

Jul 14, 2023

TOPICS

 

  • The balance of leadership
  • SMW Puck Chuck pallet system!
  • Erowa update with Grimsmo
  • Selling older machines and fully utilizing what you have

 

Jul 7, 2023

TOPICS:

 

  • Chicago museum of science and technology
  • Grimsmo looking at the Sub Micron option for his speedio
  • Saunders overhaul to fixture plate Process
  • SMW puck chuck!
  • Lasers!
  • RO water systems and algae
Jun 30, 2023

TOPICS

  • Grimsmo was on vacation
  • Terminator movie
  • Breaking drills on Swiss lathe
  • Puck chucks and training classes at SMW
  • Speedio grinding
  • SMW internal newsletter
  • Coolant temperature

 

Jun 23, 2023

TOPICS:

  • New equipment for Saunders!  Grinder, laser, 5-axis.
  • tips for youtube channels
  • Surface grinder notes from Adam Demuth
  • Grimsmo grinding blades on the speedio
  • PTO forms
Jun 16, 2023

TOPICS

 

  • Family stuff
  • Kern updates, running great!
  • Saunders Puck Chuck, heat treat, tolerances
  • Surface grinder
  • Coolant management, foaming, water management
Jun 9, 2023

TOPICS

  • Saunders went to Germany
  •  Grimsmo Kern spindle fix update!
  •  Chat GPT student
  •  PFG Live youtube channel
  •  Deutch science museum in Munich
  • Buying new equipment and growing a company
  •  shop floods
  • coolant foaming

 

May 26, 2023

TOPICS:

  • We want to see everyone Win
  • Shop rags
  • Kern spindle is coming in 2 weeks
  • Willemin updates!
  • The future of manufacturing?
  • ChatGPT
  • heat treating parts

May 19, 2023

TOPICS:

  • Kern update, it is running!
  • Planned downtime
  • Lost packages in shipping
  • Lapping and flatness
  • Saunders air conditioner fix
  • Fixturing Ideas
  • Haas purple grease

Link: https://saundersmachineworks.com/products/smw-zero-point-system

 
May 12, 2023

TOPICS

  • Willemin machines are awesome!
  • Yates precision IG link
  • Kern needs a new spindle
  • Saunders had to fix a Helicoil

 

May 5, 2023

TOPICS:

 

  • The cost of team trips and lunches
  • Grimsmo visits the Elliott Matsuura Joint Open House
  • Youtube!
  • Grimsmo's CMM
  • Prototyping SMW zero point fixtures
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