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Official YouTube Video Thread

Discussion in 'General' started by Mongo, May 13, 2009.

  1. Rdrace42

    Rdrace42 Almost Cheddar

    I was going to ask, do you think there's any chance of it coming back? I mean, we're seeing more on-shoring in the past few years, and robots still need tooling.
  2. 5axis

    5axis Well-Known Member

    It will find a equilibrium. If we try to raise the prices, pay and status of toolmakers to what they were, it will offshore ASAP.
    I liked being a premadonna toolmaker.
    Kids bought new mustangs, camaros and I remember one stretching to buy a viper. I had two old guys I worked with had 40' plus boats harbored just over the Wi. border.
    Those days are gone.
  3. Rdrace42

    Rdrace42 Almost Cheddar

    Well....I'm pushing some of my guys into 6 figures, so it's not like we're paying minimum wage. It's worth it to me to have the skillset. I actually feel bad for these upcoming generations, who may never know the satisfaction of having an idea that's in your head, and turning it into a physical part in your hand.
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  4. YoshiHNS

    YoshiHNS Mr. Slowly

    We have 3d printers. The future is now old man :p.

    I would absolutely and have been recommending people to go into the trades for years. I've seen the writing on the wall. Its a bit funny. I went from a machinist, to engineering after 2008 crash, and I'm back to being a machinist in the past year cause the number of people left who can do CAM programming and run a 10-axis mill turn is scarce. Pay is the same. I know a shop that's willing to pay 6 figures for someone to program and run their screw machines.
    Probably best route is to get a manufacturing tech degree if that can be done in 2 years, and many doors are wide open.
  5. Rdrace42

    Rdrace42 Almost Cheddar

    3D printing is a long way from financially viable for either of my businesses. I have a couple really just to play around with, but they aren't effective for our process. I know people in my business that use 3D printed parts for prototype approvals, and then inevitably find they can't machine it the way it was submitted, and they're back to rev1, rev2, etc. I'd rather have a proven toolpath for the final tool, rather than cross my fingers that the approved design is machinable.
  6. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

  7. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

  8. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

  9. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

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  10. R1M370

    R1M370 Dr P Ness

  11. 5axis

    5axis Well-Known Member

  12. prm

    prm Well-Known Member

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  13. pfhenry

    pfhenry Well-Known Member

    this dude continues to inspire me... still got a burn cd of him in the truck a decade old.
  14. SpeedyE

    SpeedyE Experimental prototype, never meant for production

  15. britx303

    britx303 Oh long Johnson!

  16. Dan Dubeau

    Dan Dubeau Well-Known Member

    Awesome. I just bought these Happy Gilmore ballmarkers a few days ago.
  17. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

  18. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab AI Version

    I don't know how much of that to trust after they described
    Spaniards as explorers rather than the warrior conquerers,
    destroyers, and thieves that they were. The damage that they
    did to the civilizations they encountered is incalculable.
  19. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

  20. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

    Oldie but goodie, worthy of repost.


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