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    Hi Sam, Have you reached out to any of the...

    Hi Sam,

    Have you reached out to any of the 3rd party post processor companies recommended by Autodesk? Perhaps the solution is fairly cheap.

    Which post are you using at the moment, and what...
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    Hi Derick, Have any luck on getting fusion...

    Hi Derick,

    Have any luck on getting fusion 360 post to work on your Mazak machines?

    Regards,

    William
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    Hi Charlie, I walked from this for now. As...

    Hi Charlie,

    I walked from this for now. As many of you mentioned, it didn't make sense without a few basic conditions being met, which were not.

    At the moment, I am looking at several other...
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    Current company is a solutions provider for...

    Current company is a solutions provider for difficult to machine parts and materials, in aerospace and mission critical components. I will be further assessing more definitive specializations, that I...
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    I found the book "Fundamentals of Geometric...

    I found the book "Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing" by Alex Krulikowski, to be helpful.

    It explained things fairly well, using a lot of drawings, and gauge/measurement...
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    Marketing and web presence will be no problem. I...

    Marketing and web presence will be no problem. I have a site ready to go, with blog articles relevant to customers....which will help with the SEO. In 6 or so months I will be the top search in my...
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    Hi Doug, If it was just about operations I...

    Hi Doug,

    If it was just about operations I would have it down no problem.

    To specify, my experience is with running established shops. I did not have to canvas for sales either. The main point...
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    I've mostly only seen it as an albatross. People...

    I've mostly only seen it as an albatross. People tripping over everything because there isn't any space for production. You're list sounds more like a spare machine shop or 2. I suppose the places I...
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    Thanks Ox. The only reason I am considering...

    Thanks Ox.

    The only reason I am considering this shop, is that the machinery is all in tip top shape, and relevant. There is not a single item in the shop of legacy, machine, tooling, etc. The...
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    Thank you for the insight. I have read some other...

    Thank you for the insight. I have read some other posts here after reading this, and I will take this suggestion to heart.
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    Hi Bobw. (Comment based on if shop is...

    Hi Bobw.

    (Comment based on if shop is purchased)

    The business will stay in the same building it is currently in. It is a rental unit. As a backup, I have inquired about rigging, and new...
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    Thank you for the comment workin stiff. Glad to...

    Thank you for the comment workin stiff. Glad to hear your venture worked out.

    The building is a rental. Good amounts of electricity, good transportation and manufacturing network around.

    I...
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    Thanks for your input Lott. Agreed somewhat...

    Thanks for your input Lott.

    Agreed somewhat that the sale is the equipment. There is a small customer base that will carry the business for a year or 2. I might be wrong, but this customer base is...
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    100% agreed. If I get zero traction, all bets are...

    100% agreed. If I get zero traction, all bets are off.
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    Thanks Citizen. I do have enough cash...

    Thanks Citizen.

    I do have enough cash equivalents to cover the business and will be putting down about 30%. The high rates is an excellent point, and during the next week, the interest rates on...
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    Thanks for the response. I really appreciate the...

    Thanks for the response. I really appreciate the feedback, and the concerns you share, are why I haven't pulled the trigger.

    It comes with all the support equipment. The sale is for the complete...
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    Looking at buying shop

    Good day all,

    First post, but have been lurking here for the better part of a decade.

    I have the opportunity to purchase a nearby shop, at the price of machinery (multiple mid-tier CNC mills(3...
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