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  1. What are you making these days? Some fab shop pics from our place

    Started by Mcgyver, 07-18-2019 04:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,216
    07-20-2019, 05:34 PM Go to last post
  2. Setting up an area for punch presses

    Started by Toolmaker51, 07-20-2019 09:58 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 111
    07-20-2019, 12:01 PM Go to last post
  3. a new CL funny.. (sorry if I already posted this)

    Started by Mike1974, 07-16-2019 02:38 PM
    funny
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,551
    07-20-2019, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  4. 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: 29
    • Views: 1,977
    07-20-2019, 01:27 AM Go to last post
  5. Looking for Hardware

    Started by graemeian, 07-10-2019 10:48 PM
    bolts, hardware, online, screws, supply
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,127
    07-19-2019, 08:52 AM Go to last post
  6. Transparent Material Pricing

    Started by boosted, 07-09-2019 12:42 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    call, material, price, pricing, talk
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 2,687
    07-19-2019, 07:32 AM Go to last post
  7. Screw Machine company use dot send catalogs....

    Started by gustafson, 07-17-2019 10:28 AM
    catalogs, machine, remember, screw, send
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 446
    07-17-2019, 11:35 AM Go to last post
  8. 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: 32
    • Views: 3,178
    07-16-2019, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  9. Line Cards and Marketing Materials

    Started by Roboman01, 07-10-2019 02:07 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cards, line, shop, wanna, work
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,494
    07-16-2019, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  10. Humidity and dehumidifiers

    Started by stevewatr, 07-15-2019 04:18 PM
    humidity, curious, dehumidifiers, units, cost
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 540
    07-15-2019, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  11. Machine Shop manager position offered. < question>

    Started by timetraveler77, 07-08-2019 10:55 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    job, machine, manager, manager position, shop
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,157
    07-15-2019, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  12. Where are all the Machinists

    Started by tay2daizzo8, 07-01-2019 02:01 AM
    22 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 22
    • Replies: 426
    • Views: 19,518
    07-11-2019, 02:17 PM Go to last post
  13. New Machine for one customer..............

    Started by david n, 06-17-2019 02:25 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 110
    • Views: 8,632
    07-11-2019, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  14. ISO Cert for Subcontractor

    Started by Flipz87, 07-10-2019 07:36 AM
    iso, make, parts, subcontractor, work
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 474
    07-10-2019, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  15. What's your First Piece Inspection Process?

    Started by DukeJCDC, 07-08-2019 09:07 PM
    inspection, piece, process, run, wait
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 725
    07-09-2019, 07:51 PM Go to last post
  16. (Apprentice) making the most of my time at an amazing shop

    Started by Frater01, 07-07-2019 11:08 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    work, cnc, shop, pretty, programming
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 1,698
    07-08-2019, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  17. Machine proof of ownership

    Started by countryboy1966, 07-06-2019 05:53 AM
    bank, machine, mazak, step, wanted
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,220
    07-07-2019, 10:09 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 834
    07-06-2019, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  18. A matter of conscience

    Started by Emissary, 07-03-2019 09:28 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    approach, component, found, manufacturing, problem
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 2,694
    07-05-2019, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  19. Business Expansion Plans - am I crazy?

    Started by motion guru, 01-20-2018 09:32 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 83
    • Views: 16,285
    07-05-2019, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  20. How was 2018, what's coming in 2019?

    Started by ewlsey, 01-09-2019 12:49 PM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    • Replies: 147
    • Views: 14,487
    07-03-2019, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  21. 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: 96
    • Views: 7,330
    07-02-2019, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  22. 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: 76
    • Views: 12,398
    07-02-2019, 01:07 PM Go to last post
  23. What should a basic job shop quoting software have?

    Started by scadvice, 11-04-2013 08:06 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 7,274
    07-01-2019, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  24. 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: 26
    • Views: 2,921
    06-29-2019, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  25. Programming Subcontracting

    Started by Flipz87, 06-27-2019 10:18 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,044
    06-29-2019, 05:51 AM Go to last post
  26. 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: 4
    • Views: 410
    06-27-2019, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  27. Digital Viewer/Router on the floor?

    Started by make_machine, 06-19-2019 06:27 AM
    floor, router, shop, talking, viewer
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 738
    06-25-2019, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  28. Insurance policy renewal rant

    Started by dkmc, 06-24-2019 04:36 PM
    days, insurance, policy, review, years
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,012
    06-25-2019, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  29. 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: 8,458
    06-24-2019, 03:11 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 4,603
    06-24-2019, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  30. Core machines needed

    Started by Mr.Green, 08-27-2018 09:49 PM
    needed, lathe, equipment, customers, back
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,794
    06-22-2019, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  31. Cool Better Looking Safety Glasses?

    Started by nineandtwothirds, 04-29-2019 09:57 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 4,934
    06-19-2019, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  32. 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: 4,123
    06-19-2019, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  33. Finding work for DMU65 idle hours

    Started by erikh, 05-07-2019 03:42 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,289
    06-19-2019, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  34. new milling machine price?

    Started by i_r_machinist, 06-17-2019 01:31 PM
    machine, manditory, mill, speed, travel
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,247
    06-19-2019, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  35. help a noobie help a Retired machinist

    Started by jamesGblacksmith, 06-08-2019 05:08 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,710
    06-18-2019, 06:58 AM Go to last post
  36. First Post - Setting up shop

    Started by Bones288, 05-23-2019 07:01 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 77
    • Views: 7,354
    06-16-2019, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  37. Floor surfacing for new shop.

    Started by Dscally, 06-02-2019 08:32 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,293
    06-15-2019, 05:16 AM Go to last post
  38. 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: 7,929
    06-14-2019, 09:01 PM Go to last post

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