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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. Am I not smart?

    Started by Spittingchips, 01-15-2022 04:58 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    advice, decision, industry, news, shop
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 3,370
    01-18-2022, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  2. How To Deal With Your Scrap Metal

    Started by allloutmx, 11-29-2017 05:45 PM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 9
    • Replies: 179
    • Views: 28,372
    01-18-2022, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  3. Firing an employee because a better option came along

    Started by [email protected], 01-13-2022 06:04 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 95
    • Views: 5,906
    01-18-2022, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  4. Poor Aluminum quality

    Started by antoniog, 01-13-2022 12:04 PM
    aluminum, poor, supplier, time, vendor
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 924
    01-18-2022, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  5. Bad new neighbor..options?

    Started by daryl bane, 01-11-2022 12:19 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    days, loud, manager, music, property
    • Replies: 100
    • Views: 6,999
    01-18-2022, 09:17 AM Go to last post
  6. Advice on first time being burned

    Started by Fal Grunt, 01-13-2022 09:32 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    check, invoice, parts, time, work
    • Replies: 56
    • Views: 4,347
    01-18-2022, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  7. Metal "shavings"

    Started by flipster, 01-15-2022 12:51 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    automotive, chips, management, metal, misc
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 1,805
    01-17-2022, 10:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Air Conditioning for Small Shop--Window Units vs Something Else

    Started by munruh, 06-03-2018 09:55 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 10,492
    01-13-2022, 05:04 PM Go to last post
  9. What green flags do you look for in employee or colleagues?

    Started by Spittingchips, 01-03-2022 06:54 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    atleast, hire, makes, people, person
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 4,650
    01-13-2022, 04:08 PM Go to last post
  10. Hourly rates for Brother Speedio-type of machines

    Started by bla_bledass, 12-11-2021 10:50 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    brother, hourly, machine, machines, rate
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 4,121
    01-12-2022, 01:10 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 253
    01-11-2022, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  11. Future small shop

    Started by foest, 01-11-2022 01:43 PM
    cnc lathe, cnc mill, europe, manufacturer, shop
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 768
    01-11-2022, 01:43 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,768
    01-11-2022, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  12. Are cell phones taking bite out of YOUR bottom line

    Started by Speedie, 12-14-2021 07:50 AM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 9
    • Replies: 172
    • Views: 12,633
    01-10-2022, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  13. Bad luck hiring experienced employees

    Started by g0Jack, 11-03-2021 11:22 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    employee, employees, experience, hiring, machinist
    • Replies: 137
    • Views: 17,408
    01-10-2022, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  14. 5 Axis Waterjet Operator Pay...

    Started by smokeshow, 01-09-2022 01:20 PM
    axis, operator, pay, version, waterjet
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 801
    01-09-2022, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  15. Shop Shut Down Maintenance

    Started by RC Mech, 12-03-2021 03:53 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    list, machine, maintenance, shop, time
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,878
    01-09-2022, 05:34 PM Go to last post
  16. Looking for Shop Space - Rochester, NY

    Started by Hoppy, 12-21-2021 09:00 AM
    interested, realtors, rochester, shop, small
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,752
    01-09-2022, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  17. Tiered Pay Structures - what works what doesn't

    Started by Mcgyver, 09-17-2021 09:44 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    pay, quality, rate, tier, work
    • Replies: 65
    • Views: 7,764
    01-08-2022, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  18. getting new customers

    Started by zayy, 12-09-2021 10:22 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    customers, marketing, pay, rates, sales
    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 6,754
    01-02-2022, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  19. Are there to many 1 man shops for young folks to compete?

    Started by Spittingchips, 12-20-2021 03:50 AM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 9
    alot, axis, shops, small, work
    • Replies: 160
    • Views: 12,868
    12-27-2021, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  20. Visually laying out files

    Started by Strostkovy, 12-15-2021 05:34 PM
    file, files, layout, preview, sort
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,592
    12-22-2021, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  21. How to train employees?

    Started by Stoney83, 11-01-2021 06:25 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    ago, fixture, stuff, time, tool
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 6,401
    12-21-2021, 09:38 AM Go to last post
  22. Small Business loans in So Cal, any recommendations?

    Started by Temo, 11-30-2021 12:51 AM
    cal, call, face, recommendations, small
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,157
    12-20-2021, 08:33 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 4,130
    12-19-2021, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  23. best plan to sell off entire shop?

    Started by vanguard machine, 10-07-2021 09:43 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    thousands, sell, tooling, thinking, consumables
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 10,457
    12-18-2021, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  24. Anyone using "cut to length" nesting software?

    Started by The Dude, 02-21-2019 04:42 PM
    create, cut, length, list, material
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 5,961
    12-18-2021, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  25. Man Hours or Machine Hours

    Started by tmparry01, 12-10-2021 10:16 AM
    hours, machine, man, run, time
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,923
    12-17-2021, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  26. Cnc setup

    Started by DLodge, 11-16-2021 06:41 PM
    cnc, long, setup, setups, volunteered
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,157
    12-17-2021, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  27. Moved: In Memoriam - Barry Weeks

    Started by motion guru, 12-11-2021 09:01 PM
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    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 979
    12-15-2021, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  28. Is anyone enrolled in the ‘Obamacare’ health insurance market?

    Started by Trboatworks, 02-17-2020 10:07 AM
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 14
    • Replies: 260
    • Views: 23,794
    12-14-2021, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  29. Interested in acquiring a established machine shop

    Started by AmbysMachineBiz, 11-21-2021 02:54 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    acquisition, business, machine, machine shops, shop
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 5,921
    12-11-2021, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  30. Buying a business - Physical execution, not the usual what its worth

    Started by Insert, 12-03-2021 08:17 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business, buying, collectors, company, purchase
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 2,718
    12-10-2021, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  31. Vendor Screw ups, Messed up parts.

    Started by TiTillIdie, 12-03-2021 02:15 PM
    company, hard, job, messed, parts
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,709
    12-10-2021, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  32. Health insurance rate

    Started by gottabench, 12-04-2021 12:36 AM
    charged, health, males, rates, year
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 837
    12-09-2021, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  33. Cutter vending machines any positive experiences?

    Started by implmex, 12-04-2021 11:57 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    machines, management, shop, time, tooling
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 3,227
    12-09-2021, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  34. Anybody Selling Scrap on a bigger than local market?

    Started by Parkerbender, 12-06-2021 12:57 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,339
    12-08-2021, 05:14 PM Go to last post
  35. European CE certification nonsense

    Started by AgnewBlues, 12-02-2021 11:07 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,254
    12-06-2021, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  36. Question How to start a business? Machine first or connection first?

    Started by socrates1, 11-21-2021 08:01 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    buy, connections, find, machine, start
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 7,204
    12-05-2021, 10:27 PM Go to last post

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