Urgent! Anybody want to turn a groove on some moulded parts for me?

Hello all
I'm doing a moulding job for a new customer at the moment, and having made the tooling he needs a last minute change done before they can
use the parts. We can't retool for this in time (new tool with sliding cores needed) so I need some help with turning a groove into the moulded ferrules.
The parts are quite small, one is about 24mm long, the other about 17mm long, and they look like a 10mm cap screw cut off just forward of the head, with a bore up the middle. I need to get a simple groove turned on the 10mm OD of the part.
The parts are moulded in 30% GF Nylon, and I need to get a quote for getting a 1000-off each size done. Only snag is they must be clean, i.e no oil/coolant etc. on the parts.
I've got a 3D model or a simple sketch of the part I can mail out if anyone is interested, but I need to get a quote today.
Peter
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Assuming you have a lathe can't you just hand grind a tool to the correct form for this groove and DIY it? I guess not or you wouldn't be asking but it sounds a simple enough, albeit tediously boring, job. It's going to add a load of cost to the job compared to moulding the thing with the groove already in of course. I think anyone with a lathe a soft jaws could do it for you. Just not sure I fancy standing there for 2000 parts.
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Thinking about it I reckon you could do 4 per minute if it cuts cleanly and doesn't need deburring so that means 8 or 9 hours plus set up and tooling costs. Probably 350 would be a fair target to aim for. More if each groove needs a tickle with emery to clean up after the cut.
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**snip details**

Jeez! Really? That's bloody cheap.
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wrote:

Each <BGBG>
Mark Rand RTFM
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On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 20:32:06 +0000, Mark Rand

Oi!! Less of that please... <g>
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Dave, the problem is that my workshop is in storage at the moment - all cleared for repair work to floor after the flood. Will be back up and running in a few weeks, but the job will be needed sooner. The other problem is I can't run the business and do this myself, hence the question on here. Making a new mould tool for the job will cost around 5000+ and take about 5 weeks+, and although this is on the cards the need will be a bit more urgent than that timescale.
A small lathe with collet and backstop would do this easily, but it will probably take as much time loading/unloading as it would to do the job. To be honest would probably need one with a clutch too, to avoid stopping and starting all the time. The groove form is dead simple and is purely there for some adhesive to key into. An even better bet would be a bowl feeder and track with a circular blade intruding into the track, and just feed them down there, but then it starts getting a bit complicated:)
Any takers?
Peter
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Dave, the problem is that my workshop is in storage at the moment - all cleared for repair work to floor after the flood. Will be back up and running in a few weeks, but the job will be needed sooner. The other problem is I can't run the business and do this myself, hence the question on here. Making a new mould tool for the job will cost around 5000+ and take about 5 weeks+, and although this is on the cards the need will be a bit more urgent than that timescale.
A small lathe with collet and backstop would do this easily, but it will probably take as much time loading/unloading as it would to do the job. To be honest would probably need one with a clutch too, to avoid stopping and starting all the time. The groove form is dead simple and is purely there for some adhesive to key into. An even better bet would be a bowl feeder and track with a circular blade intruding into the track, and just feed them down there, but then it starts getting a bit complicated:)
Any takers?
Peter
What's the job worth to you? Put a price on it and I'll see if any of my contacts want to do it or even do it myself.
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PS - you'd better describe the groove first and it would help to know how best to hold the pieces.
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PDF sketch of the part here: http://tinyurl.com/yvdpld
Wayne, next week would probably be fine as I would need to run the parts off first then get them couriered down to wherever they would be going.
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Peter Neill wrote:

Peter. What time scale you talking here? I have an empty capstan at the moment. but running other machines til middle of next week.
Wayne...
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Nice job for a little cam auto.Spring loaded backstop,pin to fit bore mounted in the turret.Cycle time?As fast as someone can stick them on the pin.Wouldn`t even stop the spindle. Mark
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