This week I paid off the tools I bought for work. That will free up 50 dollars a week.
The shop I work in has experienced a lot of growth lately. Time is vital because we’re trying to catch up on our orders. Unfortunately, all the stuff to do my job is inside another man’s head. I am gradually typing up the set up sheets and putting them in a book so that I can be more independent.
I have been thinking about the set up sheets and what I think would be useful to include.
The date: We have a stack of hard copy programs that have no date on them. While it was nice to have these when our computer simply erased the program folder, we had no idea which version of these programs they were.
Process name: The part or widget you are making. The book will be alphabetically arranged by process name to make it easier to find things.
Program: The program name in the machine.
Tools: The tools that are required for a specific job.
Set up: The arrangement of the tools in the machine. The particular machine I am using is an OMNI Turn lathe, so set up to me means the distances between the tools and the blocks on the slide. But it could mean where the tools are in the turret.
Cutting inserts: We have a variety of cutting inserts available and to a new person they can easily get confusing.
Notes: A space to write notes. Program changes, things that need to be added to the update of sheet.
Some policies will have to be enacted regarding the set up sheets, such as reviewing the books after a period of time, etc.
I’ll add and update as I think about these.