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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. New Machine for one customer..............

    Started by david n, 06-17-2019 02:25 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 3,642
    06-26-2019, 07:34 PM Go to last post
  2. Kalamazoo MEP SL350 COLD SAW HELP

    Started by montanawoodco, 06-26-2019 04:51 PM
    band saw, cold saw, ferrous, metal cutting tools, non ferrous
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 88
    06-26-2019, 06:33 PM Go to last post
  3. Friend wanting job in my machine shop

    Started by klemchuk, 06-21-2019 03:33 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    easy, friend, job, life, working
    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 4,877
    06-26-2019, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  4. Business Expansion Plans - am I crazy?

    Started by motion guru, 01-20-2018 09:32 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 14,583
    06-26-2019, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  5. How do you manage manual vs machine deburring

    Started by robosilo, 06-21-2019 06:19 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cycle, deburring, machine, operators, time
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 1,525
    06-26-2019, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  6. Digital Viewer/Router on the floor?

    Started by make_machine, 06-19-2019 06:27 AM
    floor, router, shop, talking, viewer
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 443
    06-25-2019, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  7. Insurance policy renewal rant

    Started by dkmc, 06-24-2019 04:36 PM
    days, insurance, policy, review, years
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 637
    06-25-2019, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  8. Profitability with only one employee?

    Started by pgmrmike, 05-11-2019 07:55 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    employee, hire, issue, machine, run
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 7,428
    06-24-2019, 03:11 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 3,818
    06-24-2019, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  9. Core machines needed

    Started by Mr.Green, 08-27-2018 09:49 PM
    needed, lathe, equipment, customers, back
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,509
    06-22-2019, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  10. What should a basic job shop quoting software have?

    Started by scadvice, 11-04-2013 08:06 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 6,545
    06-20-2019, 03:17 PM Go to last post
  11. concrete over asphalt for machine shop

    Started by the spin doctor, 06-10-2019 12:27 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    asphalt, concrete, larger, machine, machines
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,111
    06-20-2019, 09:07 AM Go to last post
  12. Cool Better Looking Safety Glasses?

    Started by nineandtwothirds, 04-29-2019 09:57 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 4,408
    06-19-2019, 07:57 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: 30
    • Views: 3,589
    06-19-2019, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  14. Finding work for DMU65 idle hours

    Started by erikh, 05-07-2019 03:42 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,950
    06-19-2019, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  15. new milling machine price?

    Started by i_r_machinist, 06-17-2019 01:31 PM
    machine, manditory, mill, speed, travel
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 910
    06-19-2019, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  16. help a noobie help a Retired machinist

    Started by jamesGblacksmith, 06-08-2019 05:08 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,364
    06-18-2019, 06:58 AM Go to last post
  17. Looking for CNC Machine shop business to buy

    Started by Vlad Harut, 06-21-2017 10:35 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 11,131
    06-17-2019, 02:07 PM Go to last post
  18. First Post - Setting up shop

    Started by Bones288, 05-23-2019 07:01 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 77
    • Views: 6,499
    06-16-2019, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  19. Floor surfacing for new shop.

    Started by Dscally, 06-02-2019 08:32 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,848
    06-15-2019, 05:16 AM Go to last post
  20. 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: 94
    • Views: 7,186
    06-14-2019, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  21. shift supervisor change

    Started by jfeath, 06-05-2019 08:21 AM
    employees, issues, make, shift, supervisor
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,201
    06-09-2019, 01:18 AM Go to last post
  22. common interview questions?

    Started by blacklotus, 05-30-2019 12:04 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    common, interview, interview questions, machining jobs, questions
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 4,372
    06-08-2019, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  23. Market Check - Rate of pay

    Started by snowman, 06-03-2019 01:42 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    60k/yr, agreed, hole, project, verbally
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 2,775
    06-07-2019, 09:48 PM Go to last post
  24. Toolroom/ Machine shop tier boards

    Started by Luke.kerbey, 06-06-2019 01:39 AM
    job, management, organise, tier boards, toolroom
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,073
    06-07-2019, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  25. Moved: Nikken Rotary Table Cost

    Started by baran3, 06-06-2019 08:59 PM
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  26. Proposition 65 in California

    Started by Lost in LA, 05-04-2019 03:32 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 5,024
    06-05-2019, 07:34 PM Go to last post
  27. Tool Altering Source (Step Drills)_

    Started by Ox, 02-18-2019 10:35 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,707
    06-05-2019, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  28. API thread

    Started by Gordon B. Clarke, 05-03-2019 09:56 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    api, drawing, information, thread
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 3,575
    06-04-2019, 03:54 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 369
    06-04-2019, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  29. In need of a source for large copper bar

    Started by yoke, 05-24-2019 08:18 AM
    copper, figured, lead, mill, order
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,327
    06-04-2019, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  30. Question ceiling fan

    Started by larps, 06-01-2019 10:18 AM
    ceiling, change, electric motor direction, fan, switch
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 847
    06-03-2019, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  31. 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: 56
    • Views: 4,755
    05-30-2019, 06:27 AM Go to last post
  32. Office staffing question

    Started by gear cutter, 05-23-2019 08:53 AM
    office, people, run, shop, work
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,617
    05-29-2019, 10:33 PM Go to last post
  33. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 12:48 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 62
    • Views: 12,981
    05-28-2019, 12:47 PM Go to last post
  34. 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: 890
    05-21-2019, 12:40 PM Go to last post
  35. 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: 7,052
    05-21-2019, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  36. Sources for cast iron, round acme nuts?

    Started by tobnpr, 05-19-2019 12:08 PM
    acme, long, repaired, screws, sources
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 836
    05-20-2019, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  37. 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: 6,879
    05-20-2019, 06:52 AM Go to last post
  38. 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: 3,472
    05-17-2019, 03:02 PM Go to last post

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