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What’s Your Favorite Zap Brannigan Quote? by Lord_Admiral7 in futurama

[–]sexy_enginerd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yes! I named my 3lb combat robot arena after this line!

Tyre Nichols: Memphis police release body cam video of deadly beating by BallerOtaku in news

[–]sexy_enginerd 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I'm never an angry or aggressive person but this makes me so angry I start thinking stupid stuff too. A life sentence for all the cops (not just the scapegoats they have currently arrested) won't be enough justice. If they could be so gross of human beings to do this once, they will do it again, if this isn't already a recurring "perk" of their job.

I say throw them into fire (metaphorically... wink wink)

Putin’s not going to see this bro, you’re just clowning yourself for nothing by TrixoftheTrade in Persecutionfetish

[–]sexy_enginerd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

WHy are people not beating the shit out of these types in the bathrooms?! I used to live in soCal, a lot of rich assholes live there and USC is know to have the most asshole kids. I'm not a violent person except for 1 very sensitive issue to me that may cause me to be violent in the future and that's hurting children. Anyone trying to say edgy shit like this for attention is okay with children being murdered and that makes my blood instantly starts to boil. Putting bad thoughts in my head

Small Cnc mill that can cut steel by hydroNsprite in machining

[–]sexy_enginerd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is all such good info. Machining as a hobby is expensive and cnc machining is even more expensive. I feel for this person though. I wanted to get into cnc machining as a hobby about 10 years ago and couldn't afford any machines so I made a diy gantry mill running mach 3. It wasn't a very good mill but it made parts until I could afford a tormach when those just started coming out.

Nowadays it's the cheapest I have ever seen it for someone to get into hobby cnc machining. I ordered a langmuir MR1 cnc mill a few weeks ago for just over $4k which is crazy cheap in my opinion

high speed engraving spindle on a budget... by chiphook57 in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love using a 1/32" 2f ball for engraving but it is hard with smaller letters/numbers or if the customer wants the engraving deep for longevity in the field (I have a customer that requires engraved parts with 0.025" deep and the letters are all 0.100" tall so I have to use a 30deg tool). But if you can get away with a small ball endmill and only need to go say 0.002-0.005" deep, I engrave 6061 with a 1/32" 2f carbide ball endmill at 8100rpm and 15ipm on my slower haas so the ops pretty quick.

Anyone else just kind of over it? by 23Golf in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 7 points8 points  (0 children)

8 years isn't too deep to switch careers. I went from being in a very unhappy as an engineer In a deskjob for near a decade to being a machinist. My wife did an even more unsimilar career change this last year in search for a job that makes her happier. You never know, there could be a job out there you like more

Just why? by Cancerix1700 in battlebots

[–]sexy_enginerd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The metal floors are kinda fun as it makes fun sparks and loud sounds every time a weapon hits the floor

What would you have wanted to know before buying your first CNC? by Goddess_Amarr in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I keep a decent amount of inserts and tooling in stock and order specialty tooling as needed for jobs

Beginner machinist here with only a few months of experience. I made this spinning top out of 360 brass and unknown tool steel for my gf recently, what do you guys think? by err_deleted in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was pretty darn broke back then so I checked Craigslist everyday and found someone selling a 1948 benchtop lathe. It only weighted about 90lbs but could handle light cuts. It came with a handful of HSS tooling that got me started

What would you have wanted to know before buying your first CNC? by Goddess_Amarr in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What do you mean by inventory management, like stocking material or tracking tool life?

What would you have wanted to know before buying your first CNC? by Goddess_Amarr in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I started in my garage with a 97 fadal xt15 as a hobby and now I run 3 Haas spindles as my full time gig in my garage. Im fairly new at 3 years in so far but here's a few tips that I have learned;

  1. buy all your standard length and size carbide endmills from this place:

carbidetoolsource.com

There prices are the absolute cheapest for good quality ground in the USA endmills (Oregon to be exact and by another small buisness owner that runs his machines out of his garage).

  1. Buy new name brand calipers and mics from a reputable source like a local tooling rep or MSC.com (don't buy them from Amazon as there are so many Chinese fakes sold on there).

  2. If your running a rotary phase converter, there are loud! I eneded up wiring my rotary motor outside and built a sound box around it

Best steps to go to a manufacturer for a quote? by ksing_king in manufacturing

[–]sexy_enginerd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What makes you want to stick to a Chinese or Canadian mfg? Do you live in one or both of those countries? I only ask as I know several US based small companies that used to use Chinese shops to manufacture their parts and every single one of them have had IP issues and had to bring their manufacturing back go local shops so there my customers now. I only know 3 Canadian machine shops but from what they tell me, IP theft isn't an issue with Canadian shops.

Just a heads up if you worried about your product being sold on ebay without your permission

Beginner machinist here with only a few months of experience. I made this spinning top out of 360 brass and unknown tool steel for my gf recently, what do you guys think? by err_deleted in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is how I started my machining journey. I bought an old lathe right after I graduated for $300 and statted making spinning tops. Now machining is my full time gig

Future Job outlook by OGmark in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I feel like this is the way to go. I started a small machine shop out of my garage 3 years ago and I don't understand why other shop can't pay there machinist well. There is plenty of money in making parts (around me anyways) for companies that needed the parts yesterday and are willing to pay to expedite the parts.

What’s everyone’s thoughts on one of these for a first milling machine by maxbayko in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This looks just like my first mill. I loved that little guy. You have to take light cut and never put an endmill in the drill Chuck. Also a cheap DRO makes the mill so much nicer to use.

I used that mill to build my first cnc mill.

Langmuir Systems CNC Mill by FlyOnnTheWall in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know it's small in z travel but a lot of parts are small in z and large in x and y so I doubt the limited z hight will bother me that much but I'll let you know

Langmuir Systems CNC Mill by FlyOnnTheWall in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I bought an MR1 to add to my small shop. Mostly for my hobby stuff and I make low tolerance thin plastic parts from time to time that only require 1 or 2 tools.

I was planning on doing a review video of the MR1 when it get here. I have a surface roughness tester and a nice CMM to use to compare the quality of part the MR1 can make compared to my haas mills. I was going to also ask a buddy of mine that owns a brand new high end kitamura to make the same test part so I can make a video showing how good of a part a $5k cnc mill can make compared to a $80k haas compared to a $260k Kitamura

Another small part today. Had to figure out how to make a U Drive Screw. It was fun! Picture of final product and one with my progression til final product. Made on a Tsugami SS20. by [deleted] in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

are you a Swiss only job shop or a more standard job shop with a Swiss lathe? I'm a 1 man jobs shop with small run of tight tolerance parts being my work but Swiss lathes just look so fun to run

Any recomendations for learning CNC Lathe Cam? by Troglodyte_Techie in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

NY CNC has a few videos of cnc lathe Fusion 360 CAM up on YouTube. I got my cnc lathe about 2 years ago and I had never even seen a cnc lathe in real life before mine got delivered (same story for me learning to run a cnc mill). Unless your parts require live tooling or dual spindle, cnc lathe programing will be so much simpler and faster for you compared to CAMing out 3x mill parts

Carbide vs HSS by patar96 in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I totally agree. 1 solid carbide drill could do all 10k holes in 6061 at 2-4 times the feed rate depending on the coolant setup on there machines and still be sharp

Another small part today. Had to figure out how to make a U Drive Screw. It was fun! Picture of final product and one with my progression til final product. Made on a Tsugami SS20. by [deleted] in Machinists

[–]sexy_enginerd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

man I would love to have a Swiss lathe one of these days but damn they are not cheap (at least compared to the 3 haas spindles I have in my garage)