How to Look like a Pro at the Machine Shop
Hanging with the guys can be intimidating. But it can be especially intimidating when you have to hang with the guys and discuss machine tooling, lathe repair and machine tool services. So, what do you need to know to fool the everyone into thinking you are one of the gear head guys?
First, understand the function of tools. Machine tools have a variety of functions which include threading, boring, turning and facing. Machine tools main purpose is to remove material from a work piece, usually for functionality purposes. Machine tooling isn’t really hammering or screwing. Machine tooling is more like molding and creating things.
Next, tools are surprisingly intuitive. If you feel like you aren’t using it right, you might not be. If you hear a noise that doesn’t sound right, it probably isn’t. Pay close attention to the noises coming from your industrial machine parts to ensure that you aren’t doing any irreparable damage or making a fool of yourself in front of the guys.
Lastly, you must know how to maintain your tools. There is a lot of hard work, oiling and cleaning that goes into it. Be sure to etch out time to clean and oil your tools and etch out space that is dry and cool to store your tools.
If all else fails, listen to the men around you and repeat what they say to other men. Learn more about this topic here.