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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. shop owners of wiconsin: please read

    Started by newbreed, 09-17-2019 05:17 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    1st, months, school, shift, work
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 2,804
    09-18-2019, 09:59 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,384
    09-18-2019, 08:09 AM Go to last post
  2. What's your $shop rate$ these days?

    Started by dkmc, 09-10-2019 11:43 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    days, interesting, rate, small, years
    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 7,200
    09-17-2019, 10:42 AM Go to last post
  3. 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: 107
    • Views: 8,719
    09-16-2019, 05:58 PM Go to last post
  4. Lead Gen and Payment System Idea

    Started by DrBeast, 09-10-2019 03:52 PM
    business, fee, rfq, shop, site
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,252
    09-16-2019, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  5. easy drawing program

    Started by Alan Elzer, 01-06-2018 06:30 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 4,566
    09-15-2019, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  6. 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: 5,790
    09-15-2019, 07:28 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 4,328
    09-10-2019, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  7. OSHA results

    Started by Larry42, 08-13-2019 12:41 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 8,152
    09-09-2019, 06:26 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 4,524
    09-08-2019, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  8. Investor Financing vs Bank Financing

    Started by midwestmachinist, 08-29-2019 07:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 2,666
    09-08-2019, 03:33 AM Go to last post
  9. 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: 4,507
    09-07-2019, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  10. 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: 10,642
    09-05-2019, 07:49 PM Go to last post
  11. 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: 4,874
    09-05-2019, 01:44 PM Go to last post
  12. Staggered delivery question.

    Started by plutoniumsalmon, 08-31-2019 12:31 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    delivery, make, month, part, time
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 3,081
    09-05-2019, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  13. 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: 661
    09-04-2019, 11:45 PM Go to last post
  14. 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: 3,043
    09-03-2019, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  15. Taxing Robots?

    Started by Ox, 08-20-2019 10:16 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 97
    • Views: 6,403
    08-29-2019, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  16. 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: 2,954
    08-28-2019, 02:44 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 206
    • Views: 10,654
    08-26-2019, 10:16 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,644
    08-25-2019, 08:27 AM Go to last post
  17. Trello E2 Shoptech

    Started by gwill1010, 08-14-2019 11:16 AM
    app, customers, e2 shoptech erp trello, status, trello
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 942
    08-23-2019, 06:43 PM Go to last post
  18. 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: 4,728
    08-23-2019, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  19. 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: 3,997
    08-20-2019, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  20. 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: 3,350
    08-19-2019, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  21. Aluminum prices through the roof?

    Started by Larry Dickman, 08-09-2019 12:19 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 3,961
    08-19-2019, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  22. 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: 4,766
    08-16-2019, 09:31 PM Go to last post
  23. 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: 2,226
    08-16-2019, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  24. 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: 2,274
    08-14-2019, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  25. Starting up and time tracking

    Started by MaD-CNC, 08-09-2019 03:23 AM
    jobs, operators, small, time, tracking
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,654
    08-11-2019, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  26. 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: 4,409
    08-10-2019, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  27. 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: 3,285
    08-10-2019, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  28. Startup & New Business Growth Questions

    Started by DieselMater86, 08-01-2019 07:13 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 5,028
    08-09-2019, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  29. Ethics of reverse engineering

    Started by Punkinhead, 07-30-2019 04:58 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 5,293
    08-08-2019, 08:05 PM Go to last post
  30. 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: 4,197
    08-05-2019, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  31. 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: 5,147
    08-04-2019, 04:40 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,851
    07-31-2019, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  32. 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: 5,626
    07-30-2019, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  33. 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: 2,560
    07-30-2019, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  34. 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: 13,775
    07-27-2019, 10:56 AM Go to last post

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