Today I want to show you something that generally manufacturers don't really want to share with the rest of the world but, we are going to do it anyway.
So, I have got this vise, this is our Flexvise™, we sell it as a robust product and the fact is I am holding a broken one.
You really cannot tell it but if you zoom in you can see that it is cracked right here. What happened was that during the process of machining, the tool broke. The machine, itself, threw the tool and kept pushing the part, it kept pushing it along till finally, it broke the pusher.
That is pretty fascinating because the tool broke but nothing else flew apart, nothing else broke other than the fact that we have a cracked pusher which can be replaced all by itself.
Everything else on the Flexvise™ is great, it is just the pusher that needs to be replaced. So, I am thinking that this is actually pretty cool! I was proud of this Flexvise™ we didn't destroy the machine, we didn't destroy the spindle. We didn't destroy anything and it wasn't even our fault; it was the fault of the tool that broke.
Just wanted to share this with you all today. Thank you for your time!
Today I would like to present a thought to you that just came to me. Which I found is a terrifying thought, in a sense terrifying. And that is, what if you are competing against somebody that's using our products. Elijah Tooling products. You're not using them, they are using them. What's that look like, what is the downside for you, or potential upside for you, from a financial standpoint
So, this is a t-slot fixture it incorporates our t-slot fasteners, they work like our other invertible fasteners. In other words, they screwed it in and out of the product. In this case, we're having them screw in and out of the modular vices. But, they could be a part, that could be a plate, it could be whatever you want to load and unload.
You can see it's got the shock absorbers on this roller table. What happens is it will reach through the window that you're dealing with, and then it will tilt down to the table. So, what we ran into when designing this is. If it's not the right height then it will bang you into your machine. So what we did, is we created a solution that allows us to increase the height of these struts, and then tilt down. So what I'd like to do is demonstrate this today. Show you how it works, and also just kind of point out some of the features of it.