engineering humor

For the past few days I’ve spent my time working on the manufacturing floor learning about some of the errors that I had incorporated into my most recent mechanical design. I went up to check on the welder. Larry and Rich were there. Recently we determined that my reinforced steel frame supported by M12 (huge bolts) design was WAY over engineered, now it seems they were concerned about my frame covers.

(paraphrased)
Rich: have you taken a look at your frame covers?
(aside: frame covers are thin pieces of aluminum that protect the operator from harmful magnetic fields generated in the cabinet)
mike d: where are they?

rich points me to the table were the covers are.
mike d: they look good.
Larry: If you want to bulletproof the welder, then yes.

(aside: the plates are about 9.5mm thick. Normal thickness is 3mm. The jokes begin.)

Larry: We also usually try to contour the edges of extension frames to match the welder.
mike d: well, I was going for a more boxy modern look.
Larry: like that of a tank? do you want to support these with M12s too?
mike d: nah, let’s use M14s. those old ones were flimsy anyway.
Rich: One of them doesn’t fit either. So I think we’ll have to make new ones anyway.
mike d: we can send these old ones out to Iraq to help armor the vehicles
Rich: good idea. let’s send them to the troops.
mike d: Go America!

There’s something special about engineering humor.

6 thoughts on “engineering humor

  • 2/24/2005 at 12:25 pm
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    “if you want to bulletproof the welder”
    haha! I’ll have to remember that one.

    And “boxy modern look”?

    What are you designing again?

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  • 2/24/2005 at 5:33 pm
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    I have your site on my RSS feed, but it only shows the title and sometimes what you are eating despite me asking it to show entire posts. Nevertheless, I always click on the link to read further because I know it will be interesting. If you can make it show everything, you will save me a step! But good work!

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  • 2/24/2005 at 5:41 pm
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    rock! thanks for the comment. I will have to discuss this problem with the management* but rest assured, it will be fixed**.

    *anyone smarter than me. probably jonabad.
    ** if I can’t fix it, I’ll just make sure that my food consumption remains thrilling

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  • 2/25/2005 at 11:19 am
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    It has to do with the way that you indicate what food item you are eating, we can have a support call later today about it.

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  • 2/25/2005 at 11:27 am
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    I liek the little graphic you did kicking him in his fat fat face. On a side note, I got all gowned up in tyvex suits with gloves and hat and booties, and a beard mask to go swab the inside of a vaccine batch tank that probably is bullet proof. and let me tell you, there is no boxy modern look about it. Very rounded.

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