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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. 100' Tape Marked in Inches instead of feet?

    Started by BRHMFG, 03-16-2019 03:28 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    evenly, inches, spaced, tape, tape measure
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,022
    03-18-2019, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  2. Buying machinery sight unseen...................

    Started by david n, 03-13-2019 01:02 PM
    bought, buying, dealer, machine, put
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,229
    03-18-2019, 04:11 PM Go to last post
  3. visiting students

    Started by roll maker, 03-14-2019 11:36 AM
    kids, selling, students, suggestions, thoughts
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 722
    03-18-2019, 02:33 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 626
    03-18-2019, 02:12 PM Go to last post
  4. Service Needed: Toshiba TD40/45s

    Started by Srobinsky, 03-18-2019 08:46 AM
    capabilities, machine, service, td40/45s, toshiba
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 148
    03-18-2019, 11:18 AM Go to last post
  5. Operating a Shop on Home Property in Maine

    Started by BugRobotics, 03-04-2019 04:43 PM
    home, maine, property, running, shop
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,088
    03-18-2019, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  6. Safety and Professional Etiquette, military to civilian

    Started by Syzygy, 09-16-2018 12:26 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    civilian, compliance, military, navy, safety
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,681
    03-18-2019, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  7. Development Cost/Pricing Help

    Started by Fal Grunt, 03-11-2019 08:11 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    development, job, part, product, time
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,272
    03-14-2019, 08:25 AM Go to last post
  8. Introducing myself

    Started by DanASM, 03-11-2019 04:06 PM
    cnc, machine, machines, sharpe, work
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 871
    03-13-2019, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  9. Lightbulb ISO Certification, is it worth it?

    Started by spinelli, 03-07-2019 04:20 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    audit, certification, certified, iso, quality
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 2,128
    03-13-2019, 10:56 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 2,344
    03-13-2019, 05:59 AM Go to last post
  10. OT someone listed my lathe on eBay???

    Started by Stirling, 02-28-2019 08:24 PM
    description, ebay, listed, machine, photos
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,307
    03-12-2019, 09:52 PM Go to last post
  11. What to include on a resume?

    Started by Ezmack, 03-01-2019 09:31 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    application, blank, include, job, resume
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,416
    03-12-2019, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  12. Advice on quoting

    Started by tcncj, 02-25-2019 02:21 AM
    cost, customer, make, part, parts
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,436
    03-12-2019, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  13. 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: 27
    • Views: 2,063
    03-12-2019, 05:45 AM Go to last post
  14. Suggestions on how to deal with a real bich.

    Started by doug8cat, 02-25-2019 03:46 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 4,616
    03-07-2019, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  15. CNC Programming

    Started by supervisor101, 03-05-2019 08:10 AM
    cnc, lathe, programming, work, worked
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,174
    03-07-2019, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  16. Time clock recomendations....with no monthly fees

    Started by Mcgyver, 02-28-2019 11:11 AM
    biometric, clock, job, pay, time
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 860
    03-04-2019, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  17. Shop insurance beneficiary "transfer"

    Started by Generic Default, 03-04-2019 02:55 PM
    insurance, policy, property, shop, stuff
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 504
    03-04-2019, 04:35 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,228
    03-02-2019, 12:48 AM Go to last post
  18. Do NDA's carry past 1st shop?

    Started by pcasanova, 02-25-2019 12:11 PM
    contract, ect, legal, nda, shop
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,233
    03-01-2019, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  19. I wish all my customers were like this

    Started by RJT, 02-19-2019 03:11 PM
    extra, needed, quick, subs, work
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,930
    03-01-2019, 04:09 AM Go to last post
  20. ERP System

    Started by Kanend, 02-11-2019 05:39 AM
    erp, good, system, tracking, work
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 894
    02-28-2019, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  21. Business Expansion Plans - am I crazy?

    Started by motion guru, 01-20-2018 09:32 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 72
    • Views: 12,441
    02-28-2019, 08:33 AM Go to last post
  22. Emotions Matter

    Started by Ox, 01-22-2019 04:02 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    comfortable, hey, insecurities, personally, shop, working
    • Replies: 89
    • Views: 8,972
    02-25-2019, 09:22 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 685
    02-25-2019, 03:23 AM Go to last post
  23. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 12:48 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 8,667
    02-22-2019, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  24. Anyone using "cut to length" nesting software?

    Started by The Dude, 02-21-2019 03:42 PM
    create, cut, length, list, material
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 528
    02-22-2019, 10:00 AM Go to last post
  25. Post General Cutting Oil for 1018 Steel

    Started by Satire of Sanity, 02-01-2019 10:46 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    1018, crs, cutting fluid, cutting oil, steel 1018
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,299
    02-22-2019, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  26. MFG.com good/bad/ugly?

    Started by Butch1, 03-20-2009 11:35 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 16,514
    02-21-2019, 05:03 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: 25
    • Views: 1,573
    02-21-2019, 09:11 AM Go to last post
  28. Equipment Finance Tips & Tricks

    Started by Isaac L, 01-30-2019 06:19 PM
    advanced, finance, payment, payments, rate
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,151
    02-20-2019, 07:01 PM Go to last post
  29. Valuation of machine shop purchase.

    Started by huleo, 02-11-2019 02:31 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    buying, contracts, customers, shop, valuation
    • Replies: 71
    • Views: 7,137
    02-20-2019, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  30. How do you guys handle the “could you do me a favor” work?

    Started by Trboatworks, 11-29-2018 02:56 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 134
    • Views: 14,114
    02-19-2019, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  31. When do you shut down for weather?

    Started by AARONT, 01-28-2019 09:14 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 132
    • Views: 7,593
    02-19-2019, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  32. Leaving gracefully

    Started by macds, 02-14-2019 07:30 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    kind, leaving, owner, positive, work
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 3,405
    02-18-2019, 06:46 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 570
    02-18-2019, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  33. Number of Quality Control personnel vs Machinists

    Started by Schaub, 02-04-2019 09:49 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    curious, guys, making, parts, quality
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,539
    02-18-2019, 02:23 PM Go to last post
  34. Management Needs to Look in a Mirror

    Started by AJT, 02-05-2019 03:57 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    cad, daily, managers, meetings, work
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 4,905
    02-17-2019, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  35. What is your rolled up cost for electric?

    Started by huleo, 02-08-2019 04:11 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cost, electric, guys, rolled, total
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,971
    02-15-2019, 06:44 AM Go to last post

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