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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. What's your $shop rate$ these days?

    Started by dkmc, 09-10-2019 11:43 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    days, interesting, rate, small, years
    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 5,286
    09-16-2019, 05:05 AM Go to last post
  2. Post Starting a small shop

    Started by MikeWazowski, 08-25-2019 07:54 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    machine, pocket, small, starting, tormach
    • Replies: 103
    • Views: 8,249
    09-15-2019, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  3. easy drawing program

    Started by Alan Elzer, 01-06-2018 06:30 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 4,319
    09-15-2019, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  4. Customers that send out a lot of quotes, "cast netting"

    Started by laminar-flow, 09-04-2019 10:01 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    customers, lot, parts, quotes, shops
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 5,503
    09-15-2019, 07:28 AM Go to last post
  5. Lead Gen and Payment System Idea

    Started by DrBeast, 09-10-2019 03:52 PM
    business, fee, rfq, shop, site
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 986
    09-14-2019, 11:57 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 4,208
    09-10-2019, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  6. OSHA results

    Started by Larry42, 08-13-2019 12:41 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 7,958
    09-09-2019, 06:26 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 4,310
    09-08-2019, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  7. Investor Financing vs Bank Financing

    Started by midwestmachinist, 08-29-2019 07:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 2,603
    09-08-2019, 03:33 AM Go to last post
  8. 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: 33
    • Views: 4,409
    09-07-2019, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  9. What are you making these days? Some fab shop pics from our place

    Started by Mcgyver, 07-18-2019 04:14 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 10,518
    09-05-2019, 07:49 PM Go to last post
  10. Newbie: What is Expected Day 1 on the job? Career Advice Welcomed

    Started by joshuacisme, 08-11-2019 04:08 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    advice, first day, newbee, school, shop
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 4,803
    09-05-2019, 01:44 PM Go to last post
  11. Staggered delivery question.

    Started by plutoniumsalmon, 08-31-2019 12:31 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    delivery, make, month, part, time
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 3,024
    09-05-2019, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  12. Way Lube Oil Dispenser--What Do You Use?

    Started by munruh, 09-04-2019 09:19 AM
    leaking, lube, measuring, replace, spout
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 627
    09-04-2019, 11:45 PM Go to last post
  13. Parts/Tooling Organization or How I Made Sortly Work for Me

    Started by TravisR100, 08-24-2019 11:31 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 2,952
    09-03-2019, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  14. Taxing Robots?

    Started by Ox, 08-20-2019 10:16 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 97
    • Views: 6,353
    08-29-2019, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  15. Quoting Issues

    Started by Erik Morris, 08-17-2019 03:20 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    costing, new guy, price, quotes, rate
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,882
    08-28-2019, 02:44 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 206
    • Views: 10,587
    08-26-2019, 10:16 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,613
    08-25-2019, 08:27 AM Go to last post
  16. Trello E2 Shoptech

    Started by gwill1010, 08-14-2019 11:16 AM
    app, customers, e2 shoptech erp trello, status, trello
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 917
    08-23-2019, 06:43 PM Go to last post
  17. Adding pictures to resume?

    Started by PlasmaOnTheBrain, 08-17-2019 08:22 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    current, pictures, resume, school, shop
    • Replies: 71
    • Views: 4,681
    08-23-2019, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  18. What are the real tax rates in the country you live in?

    Started by laminar-flow, 08-04-2019 10:20 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    income, rate, real, tax, taxes
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 3,938
    08-20-2019, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  19. Discount for "early" payment.

    Started by moonlight machine, 08-08-2019 02:20 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    discount, early, lowlifes, offer, terms
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 3,320
    08-19-2019, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  20. Aluminum prices through the roof?

    Started by Larry Dickman, 08-09-2019 12:19 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 3,922
    08-19-2019, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  21. Scrap VS Material prices, what are you getting/giving?

    Started by Parkerbender, 07-25-2019 02:41 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    cents, emj, lbs, scrap, transparent
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 4,725
    08-16-2019, 09:31 PM Go to last post
  22. Shop clean up contractor

    Started by McClure Machine, 08-07-2019 07:15 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business opportunities, cleaning, person, shops, work
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,199
    08-16-2019, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  23. ERP show down. Jobboss or E2. Current feelings on both?

    Started by yoke, 07-30-2019 01:58 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cleanly, information, shop, smooth, time
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,244
    08-14-2019, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  24. Starting up and time tracking

    Started by MaD-CNC, 08-09-2019 03:23 AM
    jobs, operators, small, time, tracking
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,629
    08-11-2019, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  25. Am i being ridiculous?

    Started by nwmachinist206, 07-30-2019 07:29 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    axis, find, job, lathes, machinist
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 4,350
    08-10-2019, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  26. Going Lights Out: from a management standpoint

    Started by thunderskunk, 08-02-2019 04:57 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    hardware, management, probing, things, tool
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 3,242
    08-10-2019, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  27. Startup & New Business Growth Questions

    Started by DieselMater86, 08-01-2019 07:13 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 4,957
    08-09-2019, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  28. Ethics of reverse engineering

    Started by Punkinhead, 07-30-2019 04:58 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 5,239
    08-08-2019, 08:05 PM Go to last post
  29. Quantifying the cost of Inventory

    Started by Fal Grunt, 07-01-2019 01:29 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cost, inventory, pcs, run, tooling
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 4,159
    08-05-2019, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  30. What bank do you guys use?

    Started by TiTillIdie, 06-28-2018 09:02 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    bank, big, business, card, credit
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 5,115
    08-04-2019, 04:40 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,820
    07-31-2019, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  31. Eric Trump on Practical Machinist Forum

    Started by Mrs Clarke, 07-28-2019 08:45 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 5,527
    07-30-2019, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  32. Thread wires – who uses?

    Started by Gordon B. Clarke, 07-28-2019 07:38 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    common, measuring, thread, types, wires
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 2,528
    07-30-2019, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  33. How to dump a job that just sucks

    Started by ewlsey, 03-25-2015 11:20 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 75
    • Views: 13,669
    07-27-2019, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  34. Companies asking for bank information

    Started by Gordon B. Clarke, 07-24-2019 01:43 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 74
    • Views: 4,180
    07-26-2019, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  35. Career Building Advice

    Started by AJT, 07-25-2019 08:50 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cad, career, design, environment, people
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,533
    07-25-2019, 04:29 PM Go to last post

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