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Matt Gilliland
02-10-2012, 11:10 PM
Hey Ho Everyone -

Our amazing Machine Shop Dudes wanted to show off the latest, coolest drilling jig.

Note how the Booms can be randomly placed on the jig, and then Kenneth simply puts the "slide clamp" onto them and the slides it toward the far edge - integrated self-allignment :-)

Drilling commences, and they're perfect - each and every one...

It's not a long video, plus you get to meet Kenneth for the first time!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i674UY59a-s&feature=youtu.be
-Matt

Ken Gracey
02-11-2012, 04:53 AM
Thanks for sharing, Matt. And fantastic to see Kenneth rollin' them booms off the production line. Kenneth keeps the machine shop squeaky clean and material on the move from one side to the other.

Screw machine drills make all the difference. - gets the job done without a center drill operation.

MattG, how much longer till we can do the ano operation inside?

W9GFO
02-11-2012, 07:29 AM
Peck drilling shouldn't be necessary for such thin material. Should be able to speed up the operation considerably if you do away with the retractions.

Nice jig!

Ken Gracey
02-11-2012, 05:29 PM
Peck drilling shouldn't be necessary for such thin material. Should be able to speed up the operation considerably if you do away with the retractions.

Nice jig!

That's right, Rich. We could eliminate the peck drilling, especially since 80% is an airborne operation.

They should be able to do about 200-300 booms before lunch. I'll have to check on Monday.

Ken

Cluso99
02-11-2012, 10:50 PM
Nice Matt. Thanks for posting.

Yes, should be able to improve speed considerably with intelligent programming. At least no pecking for the air in the centre of the tube.

W9GFO
02-11-2012, 11:28 PM
Since the thickness is less than the drill diameter you don't need any pecking at all. You could feed for ,100", rapid for .500" then feed again for the last .100".

You would hardly have time for a sip of coffee before you had to change out the material.

Matt Gilliland
02-13-2012, 11:29 PM
Wow! I love the expertise on these forums :-)

Absolutely on the drilling method!... we were just in a hurry to see how the jig worked so we just used the same program as an earlier jig apparatus fab required.

What you see in the video was the very first set of production booms produced with a non-efficient program.

In this case I will say "We know that", but that does not mean that we know it all ... (I think that's erco's department anyway ;-)

I encourage all of you to Always, always, always point out ways that we can make things better, Better, BETTER :-)

keep it comin'!
-Matt

erco
02-14-2012, 01:11 AM
In this case I will say "We know that", but that does not mean that we know it all ... (I think that's erco's department anyway ;-)

-Matt

Cute, but if you really want to speed up your operation, just slap a cordless drill in my robot's gripper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPk6BI5JtmY