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[–] 0iamlordeyayaya0 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Drawings filled with stupid mistakes, bosses don't bat an eye. Finished part has one little error, even if easily fixed, end of the world.

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[–] Thyhorrorcosmic103 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I've gotten a lot of prints that appeared to be written in crayon.

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[–] Germ22 [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Much worse in my opinion is when they want me to machine something "as per sample". Off course the sample is all worn out and busted, and i am suposed to somehow make something to spec. Am i told what the part is for, or what it does? No of course not.

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[–] Thyhorrorcosmic103 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I had to lathe new sleeves for bandsaw guide bearings one time. Same issue. They were worn to almost nothing. I just guessed the O.D.. They never came back.

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[–] o0shad0o 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Hah. Well, if they can't give you full specs, they've no reason to complain if it's not the way they want.

That sketch is the only information they gave you?

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[–] Germ22 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yup, that was everything.
nobody said anything about the part i machined.

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[–] goat2017 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

they've no reason to complain

See the problem here is you assume they need a logical reason to complain.

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[–] Jimmycog 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That has been a machinist life more or less forever. I expected when SolidWorks started being used more, the models would make it easier. Just didn't happen

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[–] Germ22 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I find it worse when amatures use cad programs to give us "professional" drawings. They taught them selves so don't know the proper rules fro blue prints. Some dimensions with 5 decimal points and no tolerances, so naturally we gotta assume it's super critical and we take much longer to machine it accurately. Then they have feet and inches and milimeters for one dimension (3' 5" 7mm). double, tripple and quadruple dimensions, all different off course, or different tolerances.
I could keep going, but i am sure you get my point.

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[–] Jimmycog 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I do.

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[–] Slayfire122 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If you don't mind me asking, how's the pay with machining and what education or experience is required for new people in the field?

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[–] Germ22 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I get payed $30 CDN, which is a just below average for my area, but in return i don't ever get laid off.
I went to school for Mechanical Engineer Technician in Germany (Feinwerk Mechaniker Fachbereich Maschinenbau). It is a 3.5 year apprenticeship with combined schooling and training on the job.
In Canada to become a machinist i think it's three years collage, and then you need to put in a few years before you can write your machinist ticket.

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[–] Slayfire122 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Sweet. Thanks for the info. I thought about going to school for mechanical engineering, but I decided to reenlist instead. If Hillary won, I likely would have gotten out.

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[–] carlip 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I get a lot of cardboard cut outs and they expect me to roll it to the same radius... But their shitty cutting shows 3 or more radii on the same bend so which one do you want?! One guy even brought on a full scale model made of tag board that he wanted us to make with #9 expanded for a window well cover.

The length people go to make these models is such a god damn waste of everyone's time. Just measure the chord and rise of your arc, we can figure it out from there.

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[–] Germ22 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I was supposed to modify an existing coupling. and the rest was up to me.

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[–] Germ22 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I have not heard of play-doh mold before. that's a new one.