When I took the first parts off the machine, I realized that things were really BAD! I knew I was in real trouble.
That beautiful machine I had bet my business future on was flexing, chattering and vibrating horribly when it cut the aluminum.
I tried different feeds and speeds but no matter what I did, it wasn’t rigid enough to cut the aluminum properly.
There was no simple fix, because of the complicated way I had designed the machine. I would need start all over again, and now I was out of time and really low on money.
So, with my back to the wall, I sent the job out to a machine shop.
A week later, they shipped the parts directly to Howard’s client. I had a bad feeling about rushing the machine shop.
I had no choice.