Just some thoughts…….

Dec 06
2017

Time has certainly flew by as 2017 is coming to a close. I have been lax in posting blogs about our happenings here at Royal Master, but it is a positive that we have been extremely busy. We are closing out 2017 with an enormous amount of business. Both medical and non-medical parts of our business have been expanding rapidly. Our GX machine in its third generation has cemented itself as a highly productive production machine in many companies guidewire manufacturing facilities. With orders stretching out to June of next year for the GX machines, we have been pleased with the program.

Even years bring IMTS and an opportunity for us to showcase technology to existing and future customers. We enjoy this opportunity and even though it is hectic, our engineers look at it as a fun part of their job. We work really hard to bring you the best in automation as well as centerless grinding technology. Of the 8-10 machines that we have tentatively sketched out for the show, there will be a nice cross section of our product line for discussion.

We will also bringing out AMO 2.0. This have been a fun and successful project as customers worldwide. Customers enjoy keeping tabs on their production on their smart devices. On a recent plant tour one customer brought up his history laughing saying that the operator drinks his coffee like clockwork. It was a humorous moment for everyone in the room to say the least.

This year Royal Master added another Mazak machine a Smooth 250 Lathe, this is an awesome machine that has eliminated a bottleneck in our CNC turning area. In addition to this machine we have added 5 employees in key areas and also added a permanent Co-Op intern program.

Hiring Corporative Education Students from colleges that offer the program has brought us a great deal of satisfaction in paying our knowledge about the industry and life forward. The employees here all take a great deal of pride in their jobs and this company and enjoy teaching their respective jobs to someone willing to learn. Using the Rochester Institute of Technology COOP Program, we have had a number of men and women come through for 3-6 month stints over the last couple of years. All have kept in contact with us giving us updates to their personal and professional accomplishments.

For those who have followed this blog for many years have followed my kids growing up also. My oldest Olivia and I made our first college stop at my alma mater RIT in Rochester NY this summer. In speaking with our COOP placement liaison we got talking about Olivia and her future and she invited us up to visit in May to their technology fair, IMAGINE RIT. This fair showcases senior design projects in their college of engineering. We were overwhelmed by the projects that were on display Projects like ranged from automotive related to next generation prosthetics. A full day just about covers everything but you will wish you had more time.

This is their description of the Event. It is a not to miss affair:

“Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival is a campus-wide event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty and staff. Visitors experience the breadth and depth of RIT through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, and research projects set up throughout campus. Multiple performance stages with live music and entertainment are also a hit with visitors of all ages. Held annually each spring, Imagine RIT is the kickoff to Rochester’s rich festival season”

http://www.rit.edu/gcr/imagine-rit

That’s it for now as I am off to work on a 1906 Cadillac project that I am restoring. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.
john@royalmaster.com
John

Introducing a New www.royalmaster.com

Jan 28
2014

When I went to Rochester Institute of Technology back in 1989, I brought my personal computer a advanced 289 powerhouse purchased from CompuAdd at a local highway store. There was no Gateway, Dell or others. Apple had a simple computer that could also do the basics as did my CompuAdd machine. I could type out term papers and essays right in my room, no need to brave the Rochester NY winters going to the computer lab. I quickly become friends in college with a Tor Gunderson, a native of Fairport N.Y. and as a graphic design major he was extremely creative and would often act as a sounding board for projects that were in my curriculum. He would spend hours drawing for classes, freehand as computers were not introduced to their classes, computers were not advanced enough to complete their projects. Computers entered their curriculum late into our collegiate career. At RIT we had an “email” system called the VAX system. It was a simplistic e-mail server that really was a pain to use would crash often and would be problematic in so many ways.

During our college coursework, he did a couple of projects for me and Royal Master that we used, a presentation folder, and a few brochures. Upon competition of college we continued to work together on various projects. He married another Graphic design major, Dina, and a few years later, Creative Thunder Designs was born.( www.creativethunderdesign.com )
Around 12 years ago Royal Master’s first website was born, and six years ago I approached him about booth6646.com and our satellite site was born as a virtual tradeshow booth for IMTS. Last year we embarked on our new site at royalmaster.com. We used facetime, dropbox, skype, gotomeeting.com and other online tools to accomplish this new site on weekends and evenings. We often commented about how much easier everything was from our first website where we would Fedex 8×10 glossy photos to Georgia for his to scan, and place into the site. Our daughters would talk on-line as Tor and I would work and they became fast friends even having never met in person.

Technology is amazing and it moves fast. In 20 years time, we went from a state of the art 286 computer, to virtual meetings , digital photography, internet, and on-line tools
Visit our new website www.royalmaster.com, and do not forget about our booth6646.com site. As IMTS approaches, look for some really cool things from Royal Master. We are taking centerless grinding to a whole different level with innovative programming technology, and automation technology.

We are also looking for the Royal Master Machine that has the most infeed cycles on it. To date we have a machine in Germany that has over 23,000,000 million cycles on it, a Generation X with over 16 million cycles and a Gen 4 with over 18 million wires ground. We will have a really cool gift for you if you can beat those numbers!