9 years ago
"hey..ah..we are short a stick and we have some of that leftover from that old sales source we fired 5 yrs ago...so put it in the pile and bundle it..they will never notice the difference!"
Ive been called in more than once to fix a machine that was running a bar feeder and suddenly with a new bar..all kinds of wierd and strange shit starts happening. One fo the best was a company doing lots of 303 parts and they suddenly had a new piece of some hard shit in the machine. Ate the cutters off, ate the drill bit off, and stuck the stub in the bore. Running a bit "fas" t for that stock. and that tooling.......they thought the machine had gone fugazi.
I looked at the stock sticking out of the spindle..grabbed a file out of my tool box..tried to make a mark..tried....and called over the supervisor and suggested they may have a "bad" piece of material. It had actually machined almost 2 feet of the bar before coughing to a halt..and they had to go through the entire feed basket trying to find the off the wall parts. Someday someone is going to install a plumbing fixture that will never wear out.....chuckle. The owner sent a chunk to his brothers lab and they did a spectro of the metal and determined it was Inconel 600 or similar
"The socialist movement takes great pains to circulate frequently new labels for its ideally constructed state. Each worn-out label is replaced by another which raises hopes of an ultimate solution of the insoluble basic problem of Socialism, until it becomes obvious that nothing has been changed but the name. The most recent slogan is "State Capitalism."[Fascism] It is not commonly realized that this covers nothing more than what used to be called Planned Economy and State Socialism, and that State Capitalism, Planned Economy, and State Socialism diverge only in non-essentials from the "classic" ideal of egalitarian Socialism. - Ludwig von Mises (1922)