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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. Vendor wants to revise quote after job is complete ????

    Started by Lynn R., 10-19-2018 01:46 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    job, original, price, revised, vendor
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 1,243
    10-20-2018, 12:40 AM Go to last post
  2. another aluminum price thread

    Started by wheelieking71, 10-17-2018 04:42 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,135
    10-19-2018, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  3. Making a living with manual machines

    Started by waddycall, 10-31-2012 03:34 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 6,984
    10-19-2018, 03:36 PM Go to last post
  4. Switching shop lights to LED

    Started by Larry Dickman, 09-29-2018 02:08 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bulbs, common, led, problem, website
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 2,296
    10-17-2018, 09:29 AM Go to last post
  5. what happens if someone dies in an accident in your shop.

    Started by kpotter, 10-06-2018 09:02 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    accident, cover, experience, hope, situations
    • Replies: 77
    • Views: 5,071
    10-16-2018, 05:59 AM Go to last post
  6. Mfg.com

    Started by INDmachine, 08-22-2018 10:05 AM
    cash, lot, mfg.com, pennies, time
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,871
    10-13-2018, 01:29 PM Go to last post
  7. Business Expansion Plans - am I crazy?

    Started by motion guru, 01-20-2018 09:32 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 6,477
    10-12-2018, 08:12 AM Go to last post
  8. Considerations before moving a shop?

    Started by Leviathan, 09-23-2018 03:06 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,949
    10-11-2018, 10:01 PM Go to last post
  9. More reasons for metals pricing turmoil...

    Started by Milland, 05-22-2018 07:46 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    expect, gateway, longer, pricing, steel
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 5,010
    10-11-2018, 05:34 PM Go to last post
  10. Letting a guy go. Did I handle it right?

    Started by gear cutter, 09-06-2018 09:26 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 5,439
    10-10-2018, 09:48 PM Go to last post
  11. O.T. Hacker warning

    Started by gmach10, 09-19-2018 10:13 AM
    cover, letters, order, replies, resumes
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,053
    10-10-2018, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  12. Interview questions?

    Started by Flash728, 10-04-2018 10:51 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 3,332
    10-09-2018, 09:14 AM Go to last post
  13. How to network as a young machinist

    Started by thefutureisnow, 08-24-2018 02:45 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    good, iíd, iím, machining, shop
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 3,007
    10-08-2018, 04:21 PM Go to last post
  14. Computer Died! Lost Everything!

    Started by wgnrr1, 04-15-2012 02:55 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 6,372
    10-05-2018, 03:26 PM Go to last post
  15. Employee needing further clarifications on Company Notice/Policy

    Started by Jetrocket, 09-27-2018 05:41 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    directed, employee, information, issue, policy
    • Replies: 74
    • Views: 3,515
    10-03-2018, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  16. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 12:48 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    making, money, recent, reviews, wheels
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 3,846
    10-03-2018, 05:51 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,259
    10-02-2018, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  17. Shops holding "Job Fairs" = high turnover ?

    Started by digger doug, 03-16-2018 06:22 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    high, job, shops, sign, turnover
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 6,787
    09-25-2018, 12:15 PM Go to last post
  18. Source For D2 Tool Steel?

    Started by munruh, 08-28-2018 07:46 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    kansas, option, source, steel, tool
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,129
    09-25-2018, 08:27 AM Go to last post
  19. Shop Relationships

    Started by Praxis, 09-19-2018 10:15 PM
    business, larger, limiting, shops, smaller
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,414
    09-25-2018, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  20. What bank do you guys use?

    Started by TiTillIdie, 06-28-2018 09:02 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bank, big, business, card, credit
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 2,954
    09-24-2018, 02:22 AM Go to last post
  21. O.T. Privacy Statement for outside vendors

    Started by gmach10, 09-19-2018 10:19 AM
    bank, cleaning, excavating, privacy, statement
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 709
    09-20-2018, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  22. How do others run their companies and shops?

    Started by Gordon B. Clarke, 09-14-2018 07:53 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 3,553
    09-20-2018, 01:13 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,351
    09-18-2018, 09:11 PM Go to last post
  23. Machine shop insurance?

    Started by 50BMG DUDE, 09-17-2018 01:40 PM
    $600k, insurance, liability, machinery, worth
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 755
    09-18-2018, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  24. Where do you sell scrap Carbide?

    Started by mcbassin, 09-12-2018 10:52 AM
    carbide, guys, scrap, sell, worth
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,440
    09-17-2018, 08:46 AM Go to last post
  25. Thoughts on using "recruiters" for finding qualified employees ?

    Started by Milacron, 09-04-2018 08:29 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bad, employees, examples, neutral, recruiter
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,531
    09-14-2018, 04:29 PM Go to last post
  26. Source for Production Volume Plastics?

    Started by Ox, 09-12-2018 10:35 AM
    service, snow, source, sources, things
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 696
    09-14-2018, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  27. Anybody going to IMTS ?

    Started by Weasel, 09-05-2018 10:35 PM
    chicago, imts, imts 2018, meet, nice
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,246
    09-14-2018, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  28. Is it just me, or is finding/buying used eqpt a major hassle?

    Started by pgmrmike, 09-05-2018 05:09 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    advertising, info, machine, sold, year
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 2,557
    09-11-2018, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  29. Are machinery/tooling prices rising because of tariffs..?

    Started by Doug, 09-08-2018 12:59 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    day, prices, rising, tariffs, tooling
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,614
    09-10-2018, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  30. Machine placement in shop

    Started by gear cutter, 09-01-2018 09:21 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,399
    09-07-2018, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  31. Section 179 Deduction Question

    Started by Pete Deal, 09-05-2018 08:21 PM
    compact, deduction, equipment, piece, section
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 433
    09-06-2018, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  32. Question Who should pay for mistake?

    Started by chip_maker, 08-27-2018 07:01 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    p/n, part, print, prints, wrong
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 4,840
    09-05-2018, 06:40 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 98
    • Views: 6,362
    09-03-2018, 04:00 PM Go to last post
  33. How to tell customer "NO"

    Started by CarbideBob, 08-30-2018 03:24 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 5,059
    09-02-2018, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  34. Business cards Ė who uses and who has?

    Started by Gordon B. Clarke, 08-14-2018 02:22 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 62
    • Views: 3,362
    09-01-2018, 03:55 AM Go to last post
  35. Core machines needed

    Started by Mr.Green, 08-27-2018 09:49 PM
    needed, lathe, equipment, customers, back
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 715
    08-29-2018, 11:57 AM Go to last post
  36. Anyone ever hire a business consultant

    Started by kpotter, 08-22-2018 10:01 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    grow, issue, lathe, machines, modern
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 2,616
    08-28-2018, 02:39 AM Go to last post
  37. I could use some fatherly advise...

    Started by Jashley73, 07-18-2018 06:35 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    family, home, job, people, work
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 3,454
    08-27-2018, 05:48 PM Go to last post

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