Today (Tuesday) will see us at the southern engineering show in Farnborough looking at even more new and shiny engineering toys.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) we have to clear out a big chunk of our engineering workshop and dispatch area, to clear some space, while on Thursday our new toy arrives - if you can call our 3rd £60k 3 ton new CNC machine a toy!
We then have to move out a CNC mill (hope its not raining), move out the old old CNC lathe, shift the new one in with only 3cm to spare in the corridors, and then put it all back together before bringing in the electrician to wire in all up. It's a big heavy and expensive jigsaw puzzle.
Friday sees the installation engineer in with a day of resetting the old machines and installing the new machine, which normally involves lots of gentle tapping with hammers to get everything aligned to within .001mm and then we just have to wait until Monday for the commissioning engineer to arrive for the next machine.
We could do what other adult companies do and subcontract every thing to China, but where would be the fun in that?