PLEASE make a CNC or general manufacturing section


#1

The fact that all questions and conversation regarding manufacturing and CNC take place in a single thread originally about CNC routers is a shame.


#2

Seconded!

Having it in that one thread does at least mean that you can find what you are looking for most of the time by just reading through or ctrl-F.


#3

Thirded. A hub for this kind of information would be a huge help.

Luckily the search function works incredibly well, but it would be really nice to track the threads in that area.


#4

I kind of like that it is in one place. It forces people to stick to that thread and read/search through it instead of asking the same questions over and over.


#5

Wouldn’t this fall under the Technical Discussion topic?


#6

It would, but there is a LOT of other traffic that goes through that is completely unrelated to manufacturing that you have to sort through. Programming is a technical topic too, so are a lot of the things we talk about here. We have a photography sub forum here on CD which is separate from the general topic of media also. We have sub forums for different programming languages. CD could benefit a lot from further sub-dividing our more mechanically and fabrication oriented topics.


#7
  • Yes, create Manufacturing sub-category
  • No, don’t create Manufacturing sub-category

0 voters

I didn’t bring over old polls, yet, but you can always create new ones. Let’s test them out here.

(Someone ping me in a week, if I forget to check the results)


#8

That is a very one sided poll right there.


#9

/s/ Its one of the most contentious polls i’ve ever seen

EDIT: It is also super cool that you can make a poll mid topic, rather than have to make a separate thread.


#10

This is an incredible feature. It also allows people to make better poll options if they believe there are better options instead of being stuck with the original poll forever.


#11

Bump, for great sub-forum!


#12

Manufacturing is there now. If there are any recent/active topics that you think should move, flag them for moderators.


#13

flagging my CNC router thread now


#14

Just a heads up, this is visible to users About the Manufacturing category

That said, do you need help coming up with a sub-forum description?


#15

We can just throw something in really basic for the moment and come up with some drafts in this thread and maybe vote on it?


#16

RIP

Glad this forum is a thing now though! :slight_smile:


#17

Chips are flying!*

I just seeded the Manufacturing sub-forum with a bunch of existing relevant threads so it wouldn’t look like a ghost town.

  • GIF was from one of This Old Tony’s YouTube videos - I highly recommend that channel if you like machining and/or bad dad jokes.

#18

This man speaks truth.