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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. Unhappy Machine Shop Owner

    Started by B&J Engineering, 03-22-2017 12:36 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    afford, e-mail, machine, shop, stuck
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 2,792
    03-26-2017, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  2. Shop guys work against each other, not together

    Started by bmc1221, 03-22-2017 07:58 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    guys, older, part, shop, team
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 3,987
    03-26-2017, 08:35 AM Go to last post
  3. Checked out the NLX2500/700 machine, holy smokes!

    Started by gixxergary, 08-01-2014 01:33 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 5,780
    03-26-2017, 06:56 AM Go to last post
  4. fyi... My exit

    Started by rj newbould, 12-13-2016 08:50 PM
    25 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 25
    • Replies: 491
    • Views: 56,380
    03-25-2017, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  5. Home Based Business - Machine Shop

    Started by alina, 03-21-2017 09:18 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    find, husband, information, shop
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 1,663
    03-23-2017, 06:16 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,561
    03-23-2017, 02:30 PM Go to last post
  6. What were the best investments you made for your shop?

    Started by ManualEd, 01-26-2017 08:01 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 75
    • Views: 10,904
    03-23-2017, 08:18 AM Go to last post
  7. Shop Organization Ideas - Horizontal Surface Recovery

    Started by ewlsey, 03-12-2017 04:05 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 3,260
    03-23-2017, 02:11 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 661
    03-20-2017, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  8. Morris Midwest

    Started by TimD, 03-13-2017 03:19 PM
    machine, midwest, milwaukee, morris, okuma
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 796
    03-20-2017, 12:16 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 979
    03-20-2017, 02:55 AM Go to last post
  9. Thinking about moving my shop to my new building at home.

    Started by A.Delaney, 12-28-2016 08:57 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 134
    • Views: 8,353
    03-19-2017, 10:12 PM Go to last post
  10. Surplus Cash Management Strategies?

    Started by Machinery_E, 03-17-2017 09:52 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    bank, cash, interest, making, money
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 2,148
    03-19-2017, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  11. How to go full time?

    Started by boosted, 03-13-2017 09:05 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    business, job, time, work, year
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 2,796
    03-19-2017, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  12. Should I start my own shop or get engineering degree? or do both?

    Started by Diezel, 03-12-2017 06:30 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    degree, job, school, week, work
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 1,818
    03-18-2017, 10:41 PM Go to last post
  13. Newspaper girl trying to sell me ad space

    Started by Parkerbender, 03-15-2017 10:18 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    girl, job, newspaper, shop, slow
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 2,457
    03-17-2017, 11:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Another employee issue?

    Started by garyhlucas, 02-17-2017 11:48 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    college, debt, guy, hope, young
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 5,937
    03-16-2017, 06:57 PM Go to last post
  15. Phunny customers and their (no so) funny antics

    Started by dkmc, 02-22-2017 07:01 PM
    customers, funny, job, machining, price
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,528
    03-16-2017, 03:20 PM Go to last post
  16. "Off the grid" machine shop...?

    Started by rohorn, 03-10-2017 09:36 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    easy, grid, machine, run, shop
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 3,259
    03-16-2017, 12:45 PM Go to last post
  17. Power company sponsered lighting upgrade

    Started by RJT, 08-31-2016 12:09 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    bill, company, energy, lighting, power
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 5,013
    03-15-2017, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  18. Cool Ask me anything IT related

    Started by makezee, 10-23-2016 03:46 PM
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 12
    • Replies: 223
    • Views: 14,259
    03-15-2017, 06:38 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 744
    03-14-2017, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  19. Healthcare? Not again! What will it do to your bottom line?

    Started by dcsipo, 03-07-2017 09:15 PM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    • Replies: 206
    • Views: 5,803
    03-13-2017, 09:35 AM Go to last post
  20. Class D extinguisher required in a machine shop?

    Started by Rider7, 03-06-2017 03:41 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    building, class, machine, mills, required
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,618
    03-12-2017, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  21. Neighbor is trying to buy my unit and pay to move me - actual costs?

    Started by Econdron, 03-10-2017 01:57 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bought, move, moved, space, unit
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,487
    03-11-2017, 09:12 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 231
    03-08-2017, 05:48 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 871
    03-08-2017, 06:15 AM Go to last post
  22. Need to dump my shop, but how?

    Started by Kris P, 12-13-2016 08:56 AM
    big, equipment, shop, stuff, working
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 2,903
    03-07-2017, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  23. OT Getting back into the shop after a STROKE - anyone else?

    Started by Techguy, 03-06-2015 10:59 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 2,899
    03-06-2017, 05:03 PM Go to last post
  24. Lean Manufacturing - The Human Factor

    Started by Jerry Sitek, 03-04-2017 05:30 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    fatigue, human factors, lean manufacturing, productivity, safety
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 1,683
    03-04-2017, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  25. What happened to IndustryUp?

    Started by Dualkit, 02-16-2017 09:49 AM
    guy, interacted, mfg.com, posting, threw
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 786
    03-04-2017, 03:48 PM Go to last post
  26. Does anyone use Sentry Insurance

    Started by WDW, 03-01-2017 08:09 AM
    expected, good, insurance, repairs, sentry
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 731
    03-04-2017, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  27. Turning down work because of personal beliefs?

    Started by pmtool, 02-24-2017 05:14 PM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    • Replies: 210
    • Views: 17,040
    03-03-2017, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  28. Post Need to retire.

    Started by kid5084, 02-21-2017 07:09 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    40+, lack, machining, management, years
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 2,302
    03-02-2017, 08:36 AM Go to last post
  29. How do difficult materials affect your quoted price?

    Started by yoke, 01-20-2017 07:09 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    affect, making, materials, part, price
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,657
    02-28-2017, 03:41 PM Go to last post
  30. Employee Taskload and Aptitude

    Started by Radar987, 02-25-2017 01:20 PM
    aptitude, fundamentals, operators, proper, things
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 874
    02-27-2017, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  31. Small machine shop software recommendations

    Started by _EMF_, 02-15-2017 05:57 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    info, machine, orders, shop, small
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,990
    02-24-2017, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  32. Strategies for minimizing hand tool loss

    Started by jscpm, 02-22-2017 12:43 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 2,210
    02-23-2017, 01:02 PM Go to last post
  33. Employee gets goverment check and quits.

    Started by alonzo83, 02-11-2017 03:39 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 134
    • Views: 10,250
    02-22-2017, 05:44 PM Go to last post

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