I'm putting together a business plan, and was wondering if anyone can help me with a few questions I have.
I'm looking at two machines. First one would be an old but high end machining centre, maybe a '97 Mori Seiki or Okuma. Second, is something like a similar age Nakamura Tome turning centre. Both would be smaller models (sv50 Mori Seiki for example) from their range.
My questions are, can anyone give me a very rough idea of what kind of average tool wear I might see over a month when working mainly Aluminium on the VMC, and mainly stainless on the lathe, doing single shift work.
Second question is, what would be the expected and worst case maintenance costs ignoring operator error (crashing machine) over a period of say a year?
I know these are fairly broad question, it's just to have something to put in the business plan.