Machine Frustration

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Machine Frustration

Postby mezalick » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:56 am

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Re: Machine Frustration

Postby dhellew2 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:53 am

Michael, I like your sign... I should hang it up :lol: No one around here so I must depend on myself to fix everything :? :evil:
You will get old if you live long enough!

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Re: Machine Frustration

Postby garylmast » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:21 pm

Michael, I like your sign... I should hang it up :lol: No one around here so I must depend on myself to fix everything

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Re: Machine Frustration

Postby ctbjdm » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:18 pm

Are there any of these types of sessions in the Northeast US? (I'm in southwest CT, near NYC).
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Re: Machine Frustration

Postby IslaWW » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:27 pm

Cute cartoon, but so true. Here are a few relevant factoids relating to those frustrations:

Around 90% of users only use around 10% of their machines capabilities. (Design and operation) In some cases this due to lack of need, but in the majority it is due to a lack of knowledge and training. One of the downfalls of being self taught.

Having visited hundreds of shops performing service/training calls, most operators had a wish list of items they wish their machine would or could do. In all but a few of these cases, the control was capable, they simply hadn't learned the proper commands.

Remember: Your design and control software can do much more than you think! Learn to "think like your machine" to reduce frustration and increase enjoyment, productivity and project quality.**

We had a Seminar in Philly earlier in the year, but it was a larger group general coverage event. The Melrose Seminar will be a small class size hands on event, focusing on the correlation between screen and machine and the issues that the user is having.

Note: We are always looking for locations to vet for future seminars.

** (They don't think, but do require adherence to a strict set of operational procedures)
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