Re: Dinosaur Machines, Tooling, Etc.
- From: Joe788 <joemama788@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 11:15:51 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 16, 10:18 am, jon_banquer <jon_banq...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Feb 16, 8:50 am, Wayne Weedon <wa...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Does your shop have any Dinosaur machines, tooling, or whatnot that
still makes a profit for you? I'd like to hear of some choice examples.
My Astra 5C 2nd OP machine. Like a rough copy of a Hardinge DSM59.
It gets used for all sorts of things while the CNC's are running. Like
running threads with a diebox on a few thousand studs this week. It's
much quicker than my cnc's. Also keeps me fairly fit!!
My Studer OB cylindrical grinder. Looks like a dog, sits in a corner
taking up no real room, but handles very tight limits (+- 0.002mm) on
some tapered glass forming mandrels I do for a glasstube flowmeter
manufacturer a few times a year. This work is well paid but
infrequent. BUT I get much more stock work out of them because we pull
out the stops to make these when they need replacing.
Of course a Bridgeport turret mill. Almost always setup for tapping
jobs run on the cnc's I KNOW I could tap on the cnc's! I hate being
idle waiting for cycles to finish. It gets used for other stuff too.
WeedWhacker forgot to list:
And yet he still manages to be more successful than you'll EVER be.
Wayne must be a programming GOD!