# Fascinating movie about making quartz crystals. Warning....massive OSHA violations! :)

#### joeyd999

Joined Jun 6, 2011
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XRays! Ahhhhh!!!!

I wonder how well those operators aged.

#### joeyd999

Joined Jun 6, 2011
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I regret that I have but ten fingers to lose for my country...

#### joeyd999

Joined Jun 6, 2011
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The "Millionth of an Inch" girls have long, polished fingernails?!

#### jpanhalt

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#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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I have employees in my shop that do this kind of tedious precision work. They are not illegal, they get paid real well, and they do it right.

I could spend \$1M on a fine Swiss Rube Goldberg machine to do the job, but I'd never earn the cap costs back.
Notice that no one is saying that it is impossible to find people to do it. The question is would it scale? What if you needed to expand your production to 100x what it currently is (and everyone else needed to do the same) for this kind of work?

#### joeyd999

Joined Jun 6, 2011
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Notice that no one is saying that it is impossible to find people to do it. The question is would it scale? What if you needed to expand your production to 100x what it currently is (and everyone else needed to do the same) for this kind of work?
No. I'd invest in a Swiss machine.