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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. Am I crazy to consider buying a machine shop?

    Started by ideadirect, 12-14-2019 05:18 PM
    business, industry, machining, marketing, revenue
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 596
    12-15-2019, 01:22 AM Go to last post
  2. Aluminum prices through the roof?

    Started by Larry Dickman, 08-09-2019 01:19 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 62
    • Views: 5,982
    12-15-2019, 12:14 AM Go to last post
  3. Reasonable salary ???? S- corp

    Started by D.D.Machine, 12-10-2019 08:06 PM
    assembly, boxing, reasonable, salary, vary
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,305
    12-14-2019, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  4. What was your bonus this year?

    Started by gustafson, 12-12-2019 06:49 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bonus, year
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 2,272
    12-14-2019, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  5. Machinist to management transition

    Started by lx545, 12-04-2019 09:35 PM
    machinist, make, management, parts, shop
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,912
    12-14-2019, 04:43 AM Go to last post
  6. used machine inspection

    Started by roll maker, 12-04-2019 12:54 PM
    input, inspection, machine, older, work
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 739
    12-09-2019, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  7. Customer wants to cancel order

    Started by tcncj, 12-03-2019 05:37 AM
    bought, customer, part, tooling, work
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,287
    12-09-2019, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  8. Seeking CNC Job Shops for Shop-to-Shop supply network

    Started by jobshopblog.com, 11-20-2019 09:51 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    cnc, seeking, shop, shop-to-shop, shops
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 4,581
    12-09-2019, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  9. Moved: Small format 5 axis recommendations

    Started by Ewindward, 11-22-2019 12:40 PM
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  10. What are you making these days? Some fab shop pics from our place

    Started by Mcgyver, 07-18-2019 05:14 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 101
    • Views: 20,091
    12-07-2019, 08:38 PM Go to last post
  11. Approching distributors with new product. Advice/input?

    Started by Stirling, 11-28-2019 09:32 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    approach, customer, good, product, sales
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,849
    12-06-2019, 10:41 AM Go to last post
  12. Looking for a Tool Steel Supplier

    Started by Fal Grunt, 11-22-2019 07:39 PM
    bought, made, steel, supplier, tool
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,864
    12-05-2019, 02:10 AM Go to last post
  13. Taxes and stuff - Care to share?

    Started by Prototypical, 11-01-2019 12:17 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 6,198
    12-04-2019, 10:10 PM Go to last post
  14. Take over a business?

    Started by Giogamesh, 11-03-2019 01:20 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business, i’m, shop, time, years
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 4,355
    12-02-2019, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  15. Unhappy California's taken away all my cleaners: any advice?

    Started by b2xu, 11-05-2011 12:07 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 85
    • Views: 30,306
    12-02-2019, 10:00 AM Go to last post
  16. Mt. Taylor Machine

    Started by tha32355, 11-25-2019 10:32 AM
    business, email, guide, lehmann, thallenmtm@gmail.com
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 652
    11-26-2019, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  17. What is the right and fair way to handle this?

    Started by DRobs86, 11-16-2019 07:50 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    arm, machine, repair, tech, tool
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 3,592
    11-25-2019, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  18. Help with Quality Control Hiring

    Started by JackatSDS, 11-08-2019 04:33 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 4,955
    11-24-2019, 02:30 AM Go to last post
  19. Scrap VS Material prices, what are you getting/giving?

    Started by Parkerbender, 07-25-2019 03:41 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    cents, emj, lbs, scrap, transparent
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 6,867
    11-22-2019, 07:28 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 9,026
    11-22-2019, 03:00 PM Go to last post
  20. Anyone deliver? Need thoughts on offering this.

    Started by jamscal, 11-08-2019 09:39 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    delivery, horribly, insurance, shop, thoughts
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 2,931
    11-22-2019, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  21. E2 Cloud Customization?

    Started by make_machine, 11-21-2019 08:51 AM
    board, cloud, platform, tasks, trello
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 373
    11-21-2019, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  22. Custom sent wrong drawing. Who should pay?

    Started by tjd10684, 10-21-2019 04:27 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    box, customer, parts, print, prints
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 7,852
    11-20-2019, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  23. Do U Allow Chairs in your CNC shop?

    Started by Thomas Paine, 09-19-2019 11:58 PM
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 10
    • Replies: 197
    • Views: 21,873
    11-19-2019, 02:23 PM Go to last post
  24. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 01:48 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 114
    • Views: 24,747
    11-18-2019, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  25. DoAll Kool-Alll 944 msds/sds

    Started by Chip Burns, 11-14-2019 09:26 AM
    chip, doall, helpful, msds/sds, stuff
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 423
    11-17-2019, 12:08 AM Go to last post
  26. Starting a Shop

    Started by rokstarr999, 10-25-2019 10:02 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    couple, idea, run, work, years
    • Replies: 86
    • Views: 8,568
    11-16-2019, 11:58 PM Go to last post
  27. Need Source for Parts Containers

    Started by DPM, 11-12-2019 01:44 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,877
    11-15-2019, 09:40 PM Go to last post
  28. Cost of Goods Sold & Pricng Questions...

    Started by Jashley73, 11-11-2019 03:25 PM
    cost, goods, idea, shop, sold
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,379
    11-13-2019, 01:35 PM Go to last post
  29. Need help LLC. Vs. Inc. What's the best choice.

    Started by gear cutter, 11-03-2019 11:58 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business, choice, llc, lot, time
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,886
    11-11-2019, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  30. Question Best way to sell our excess machine capacity?

    Started by ProblemSolver, 03-16-2018 03:52 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cnc, excess capacity, machine, product development, sale
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 4,994
    11-09-2019, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  31. teaching g-code to an employee at home

    Started by sigmatero, 10-21-2015 01:09 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 7,978
    11-06-2019, 02:53 PM Go to last post
  32. OSHA results

    Started by Larry42, 08-13-2019 01:41 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 92
    • Views: 15,086
    11-06-2019, 01:47 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,572
    11-05-2019, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  33. Winterizing Shop Warehouse

    Started by theothertom, 10-28-2019 11:45 AM
    maintain, shop, temp, warehouse, winterizing
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,718
    11-02-2019, 02:41 AM Go to last post
  34. ERP show down. Jobboss or E2. Current feelings on both?

    Started by yoke, 07-30-2019 02:58 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 5,937
    11-01-2019, 11:34 PM Go to last post
  35. Looking for starting a shop success story moments

    Started by turnworks, 10-13-2019 11:18 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bigger, hear, product, shop, shops
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 5,460
    11-01-2019, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  36. Air conditioning the shop

    Started by kpotter, 08-02-2017 10:06 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 65
    • Views: 15,835
    10-29-2019, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  37. Insurance

    Started by Flipz87, 10-26-2019 07:09 AM
    insurance, liability, contract, sm-g950w, drafted
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 846
    10-26-2019, 11:39 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,735
    10-24-2019, 06:42 AM Go to last post

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