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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. False Certs Lead to Criminal Charges, Business Closure

    Started by wheels17, 05-22-2019 05:55 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    machining, parts, pmi, prosecutors, spacex
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 3,053
    05-26-2019, 11:21 PM Go to last post
  2. Business Expansion Plans - am I crazy?

    Started by motion guru, 01-20-2018 09:32 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 75
    • Views: 13,626
    05-26-2019, 03:18 PM Go to last post
  3. Best method to get a raise

    Started by turnworks, 05-19-2019 10:45 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    asked, company, coworkers, info, raise
    • Replies: 80
    • Views: 4,436
    05-26-2019, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  4. API thread

    Started by Gordon B. Clarke, 05-03-2019 09:56 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    api, drawing, information, thread
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 2,330
    05-25-2019, 08:53 AM Go to last post
  5. Office staffing question

    Started by gear cutter, 05-23-2019 08:53 AM
    office, people, run, shop, work
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 657
    05-25-2019, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  6. Profitability with only one employee?

    Started by pgmrmike, 05-11-2019 07:55 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    employee, hire, issue, machine, run
    • Replies: 58
    • Views: 5,575
    05-25-2019, 07:17 AM Go to last post
  7. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 12:48 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 11,543
    05-25-2019, 12:50 AM Go to last post
  8. First Post - Setting up shop

    Started by Bones288, 05-23-2019 07:01 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    advice, machine, put, ready, shop
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 1,426
    05-25-2019, 12:39 AM Go to last post
  9. In need of a source for large copper bar

    Started by yoke, 05-24-2019 08:18 AM
    copper, figured, lead, mill, order
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 332
    05-24-2019, 11:28 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 5,692
    05-23-2019, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  10. Post Industry V 4.0

    Started by vlgajjar, 05-11-2019 07:25 AM
    improves, industry, industry v 4.0, industry version 4.0, productivity
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 647
    05-21-2019, 12:40 PM Go to last post
  11. Shop Foreman Wage and Tasks

    Started by nitrousmudbogger, 03-28-2019 12:31 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    days, foreman, good, shop, tasks
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 6,331
    05-21-2019, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  12. Sources for cast iron, round acme nuts?

    Started by tobnpr, 05-19-2019 12:08 PM
    acme, long, repaired, screws, sources
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 598
    05-20-2019, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  13. Looking for ideas on hiring apprentices

    Started by CPM2014, 04-29-2019 09:01 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    apprentices, aptitude, find, guys, mechanical
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 2,835
    05-20-2019, 07:35 AM Go to last post
  14. How do others run their companies and shops?

    Started by Gordon B. Clarke, 09-14-2018 07:53 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    day, denmark, don’t, expect, things
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 6,212
    05-20-2019, 06:52 AM Go to last post
  15. Getting rid of Ask,com

    Started by 9100, 05-11-2019 09:04 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    find, garbage, pages, search, subject
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 2,879
    05-17-2019, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  16. Cool Better Looking Safety Glasses?

    Started by nineandtwothirds, 04-29-2019 09:57 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 3,541
    05-16-2019, 05:57 PM Go to last post
  17. Keeping track of ideas and improvements

    Started by conceptdevelopers, 03-30-2019 07:19 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    back, machine, notes, repair, shop
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 2,942
    05-13-2019, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  18. SAPA Falsifying Certs to NASA

    Started by Ox, 05-01-2019 08:35 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    certs, nasa, produce, search, snow
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 3,890
    05-13-2019, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  19. Building a shop questions...my situation/ SBA loan/ etc.

    Started by jamscal, 05-05-2019 01:06 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    $150k, 20%, building, doors, rent
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,759
    05-10-2019, 04:01 PM Go to last post
  20. Kan Ban inventory Management

    Started by Fitzmach, 04-29-2019 09:32 AM
    ban, inventory, kan, management, suggestions
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,385
    05-10-2019, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  21. Finding work for DMU65 idle hours

    Started by erikh, 05-07-2019 03:42 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,200
    05-10-2019, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  22. Programming Room or on the Shop Floor

    Started by Fitzmach, 05-01-2019 11:25 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,989
    05-10-2019, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  23. Proposition 65 in California

    Started by Lost in LA, 05-04-2019 03:32 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 3,030
    05-09-2019, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  24. Vacuum Braze houses in the Northeast?

    Started by Fulcircleny, 05-06-2019 03:32 PM
    braze, good, times, vacuum, vendor
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 834
    05-08-2019, 07:37 AM Go to last post
  25. Becoming an efficient online retailer

    Started by rmcphearson, 04-22-2019 07:59 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    card, credit, customers, invoice, time
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 2,881
    05-07-2019, 09:26 PM Go to last post
  26. Landlords and snow

    Started by DouglasJRizzo, 02-15-2014 07:23 AM
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 10
    • Replies: 183
    • Views: 26,623
    05-06-2019, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  27. New Shop! Finally!

    Started by DouglasJRizzo, 05-02-2019 09:05 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,099
    05-02-2019, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  28. CNC Programming

    Started by supervisor101, 03-05-2019 08:10 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cnc, lathe, programming, work, worked
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 3,624
    05-02-2019, 08:33 AM Go to last post
  29. Lightbulb Average quote turn around time for custom tooling ?

    Started by Laurentian, 04-18-2019 01:40 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,758
    04-30-2019, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  30. Material failure in sub contract- who eats it?

    Started by Trboatworks, 04-27-2019 07:09 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    business, friends, material, problem, replace
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 3,026
    04-29-2019, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  31. How do you guys handle the “could you do me a favor” work?

    Started by Trboatworks, 11-29-2018 02:56 AM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    • Replies: 147
    • Views: 18,171
    04-28-2019, 05:58 PM Go to last post
  32. Suggestions on how to deal with a real bich.

    Started by doug8cat, 02-25-2019 03:46 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 6,909
    04-26-2019, 02:51 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 123
    • Views: 10,604
    04-26-2019, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  33. Domain Ownership

    Started by Ox, 04-24-2019 09:46 AM
    business, domain, doo, guy, website
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,645
    04-26-2019, 07:32 AM Go to last post
  34. Rate discount for quantity?

    Started by StirlingMachine, 03-29-2019 11:53 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 4,548
    04-25-2019, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  35. When to fix old machines. (Brown and Sharpe Screw machines)

    Started by harjonmfg, 06-05-2015 05:27 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 14,838
    04-22-2019, 04:40 AM Go to last post
  36. Consider selling turn key shop. Need advice.

    Started by SouthCentral, 03-08-2019 07:09 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    axis, cnc, good, mills, partners
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 3,747
    04-21-2019, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  37. OT someone listed my lathe on eBay???

    Started by Stirling, 02-28-2019 08:24 PM
    description, ebay, listed, machine, photos
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 3,405
    04-21-2019, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  38. visiting students

    Started by roll maker, 03-14-2019 11:36 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    kids, selling, students, suggestions, thoughts
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,874
    04-21-2019, 07:28 PM Go to last post

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