Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RightHand, Jan 19, 2012.
Another day in the world of manufacturing - beauty surrounds us
I remember those days, cutting chips, listening to the sound of cutting tool in the material.
Those were the days before I was able to bring my work home with me.
Thanks for sharing!
Some of us love manufacturing, the sound of the machines humming, hearing the tools changing, feeling the vibration in the floor, watching the machine operators cycle between the 3 machines they each run at once.....but others, not so much. I hired a woman to handle shipping. She started at 9am on Tuesday morning and quit at 10 am on Tuesday morning!!! Said she could never work with the noise and movement and the bustling around. She said she could work in the office where it would be quiet. I had to break the bad news that even the office is noisy and busy and would not give here the peace and quiet she needed to work. She swore it had nothing to do with me being hard to work for but I told her I would probably need an affidavit to prove it to the guys. I guess manufacturing is not for everyone.
I spent 16 years in a precision machine shop. Started as a deburr hand, then machine tender, grind hand, QC lead inspector, cell manager, process engineer and left as the IT Director.
Now I am just a code monkey.
Still miss manufacturing. Wife doesn't miss the smell of cutting fluid though.
Thanks for sharing Righthand!
You have any equipment at home? /Evil CNC milling thoughts dancing like sugar plums.
I have a CNC and a lathe; I just don't know how to run them very well.
Very nice RH! I just love stuff like that!!
Not at this time, but looking
Mostly looking for a small lathe. Have a drill press, scribes, dykem and vice for the light milling part
I have a Unimat that I might be persuaded to part with
Imagine that not too many hours ago, this was a block of alloy and now, after the efforts of a skilled toolmaker, it's a work of art. Even the sheen of the 304 SS is beautiful. In my hands, the stainless feels cold but with the inherent warmness of the alloy when machined to a perfectly smooth finish. It's difficult to describe, just one of those "have to be there" things but you machinists out there know exactly what I mean. How I love manufacturing.
oops, looks like someone pushed the tool a bit hard and the flood coolant wasn't able to get all the chips out between the tool and work piece.
it does, doesn't it. This was just as he was finishing up the final cut, hadn't even gone through inspection yet.
I guess working in a machine shop for 16 years does something to the eyeballs. Ran QC Shift for 4 of them.
Still it's always nice to see a piece of metal before and after.
The textile machines where I werk sound like the Hammers of Hell. An thats just one machine. When All of them running well.........
My hearing so good I can not set foot in the weave room when I come in without my earplugs in, or its like a knife in my ears!!
By the way RH, thanks for showing us the pics, yer an ebil tease like that!
We had a new kid start today and he got his first assigned job in manufacturing. Everybody has to start somewhere!
Nice, always save the fun jobs for the newbies. When I started at a small electronics shop (made HVAC, air quality and humidity sensors) my first 8 hour shift was cutting, trimming & tinning sets of wires. Red, Blue & White wires. 6", 12" & 18". made several hundred sets that day and it was the fist time using a soldering iron. Didn't know if was gonna go back the next day, and I was glad I did. I eventually became a product manager and then the lead (and only) IT person.
Learned quite a bit about electronics back then, still like to dabble in it now.
Right handed put-on tool
flame retardant chip suit
and my all time favorite, the Brass magnet.
ah, gotta love payin' your dues
RH, I have been in logistics (From inbound materials to outbound materials) in all aspects of industry. If your gal "needed" a quiet office to work in, and she left after one hour, good riddance. An effective logistics manager in a manufacturing setting is on the floor walking through production, assessing incoming finished orders, and planning (well in advance) each shipment pickup. That is not even covering the receiving portion of raw goods finished materials, tooling, equipment, and supplies. Manufacturing logistics is a dirty, hands on job, if you know what you are doing. I performed my work in a tie, dress shirt, and slacks (steel toe cowboy boots). I loaded trucks, drove forklift, did all the paperwork and oversaw 10 employees for 2 different divisions of valve manufacture. It is not "office work".
She knew the job going in and was probably thinking she could handle it. Like you said, not may can handle the noise, hustle, and bustle in a manufacturing facility.
She needs to work for a distribution center, where the loudest noise is the fork truck back up beep.
Oh and Visu: I always sent my new warehouse guys out into the stacks to find a spare fallopian tube for a menstrual cycle.
Wow, I'd probably have told you where to put those tubes. Always good to pay attention in biology or you'll wind up as the butt of someones joke.
Betcha they turned red when they the found the whole warehouse was snickering. But, then just remind them, that there will always be the next noobie coming along before too long.
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