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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. air conditioning for the shop (Florida Heat)

    Started by TiTillIdie, 06-21-2021 01:51 PM
    running, shop, stuff, ton, unit
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 404
    06-22-2021, 04:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 4,030
    06-21-2021, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  2. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 12:48 PM
    26 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 26
    • Replies: 503
    • Views: 97,781
    06-19-2021, 10:38 PM Go to last post
  3. Shop Traveler.....

    Started by TPMInc, 05-07-2012 04:37 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 44,822
    06-19-2021, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  4. Is there a good alternative to Quickbooks for small shops?

    Started by DMSentra, 05-21-2021 06:01 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    alternative, extended, files, periods, supposedly
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 2,279
    06-19-2021, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  5. Changes to the MSC site?

    Started by yoke, 06-10-2021 02:25 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 1,951
    06-18-2021, 08:12 AM Go to last post
  6. Tax on Corp Profits

    Started by Ox, 05-27-2021 12:37 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 4,235
    06-16-2021, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  7. Commercial Shop Rental Insurance

    Started by Houdini16, 06-15-2021 07:51 PM
    commercial, insurance, liability, policy, shop
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 288
    06-15-2021, 09:44 PM Go to last post
  8. Well this sucks- snapped at a client.

    Started by Trboatworks, 12-18-2020 05:46 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    line, shop, sucks-, tail, work
    • Replies: 65
    • Views: 9,468
    06-13-2021, 04:15 PM Go to last post
  9. Exclamation Tool life tracking and Vericut

    Started by JerrySmith, 06-06-2021 07:13 PM
    life, tool, tool life, tooling, tools
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 660
    06-07-2021, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  10. Air conditioning the shop

    Started by kpotter, 08-02-2017 09:06 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 114
    • Views: 26,872
    06-05-2021, 02:00 PM Go to last post
  11. New shop, SBA loans and the waiting game

    Started by jamscal, 03-24-2021 08:37 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 3,574
    06-03-2021, 04:08 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,132
    06-02-2021, 08:30 PM Go to last post
  12. Small Shop Question

    Started by jhwatts2010, 05-17-2021 08:21 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business, client, shop, small, work
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 3,003
    06-02-2021, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  13. i commitied possible patent infringment???

    Started by Stirling, 03-23-2021 10:01 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    advice, call, patent, pending, product
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 6,040
    05-31-2021, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  14. Putting a value on older machines

    Started by UGLYMRJ, 05-24-2021 12:09 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    find, half, machines, older, wheeling
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,975
    05-31-2021, 04:17 AM Go to last post
  15. Another scam

    Started by 9100, 12-16-2020 07:56 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    charge, delivery, finally, punch, receive
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 4,902
    05-30-2021, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  16. Aluminum extrusion

    Started by DRobs86, 01-15-2021 07:33 PM
    extrusion, make, press, sense, spending
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,715
    05-30-2021, 02:04 AM Go to last post
  17. New Business

    Started by MATRIXMACHINE, 03-31-2021 02:18 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,170
    05-30-2021, 01:58 AM Go to last post
  18. Buying a "customer's" project.

    Started by Bob E, 04-05-2021 09:54 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    $20k/yr, development, interest, project, sales
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 3,560
    05-30-2021, 01:55 AM Go to last post
  19. Cocky young employee

    Started by Piechomper, 04-13-2021 02:26 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    cocky, i‚íve, shop, skills, years
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 5,990
    05-30-2021, 01:46 AM Go to last post
  20. Poll Poll: Best Mill for a Makerspace

    Started by john.obrien, 04-12-2021 02:39 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    haas, kit, machine, makerspace, tormach
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 4,135
    05-25-2021, 07:48 PM Go to last post
  21. Riggers for move - Los Angeles to Dallas

    Started by Jason H, 03-15-2021 04:41 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    dallas, factory, recommend, riggers, trucking
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 3,258
    05-25-2021, 03:53 PM Go to last post
  22. Diversity of business, do you have side gigs?

    Started by wgnrr1, 05-10-2021 06:57 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    sawmill, parts, local, lumber, side
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 4,303
    05-24-2021, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  23. Accounting Categories and Process of Entering

    Started by Insert, 05-18-2021 12:03 PM
    accounting, categories, entering, process, shop
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 525
    05-20-2021, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  24. CNC manufacturing business valuation

    Started by cse, 05-18-2021 01:22 PM
    business, iíve, job, manufacturing, shop
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,406
    05-19-2021, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  25. Machine Data Collection

    Started by GiroDyno, 05-06-2021 02:27 PM
    data collection, mdc, monitor, oee, utilization
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 962
    05-18-2021, 04:28 AM Go to last post
  26. Magnesium Chip Disposal

    Started by Archer120x, 04-22-2021 03:45 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    chip, disposal, issues, magnesium, place
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 5,297
    05-15-2021, 08:26 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,168
    05-14-2021, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  27. Disposing of garnet from waterjet

    Started by Spencer46, 05-08-2021 11:28 AM
    dispose, disposing, garnet, waste, waterjet
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,675
    05-12-2021, 05:34 PM Go to last post
  28. Finding high volume work

    Started by thunderskunk, 05-03-2021 03:38 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 4,528
    05-10-2021, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  29. Just Cleared Space for...(first cnc)

    Started by DanASM, 05-08-2021 08:03 AM
    back, machines, space, time, wired
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 849
    05-10-2021, 09:48 AM Go to last post
  30. Travelers

    Started by JackatSDS, 05-05-2021 02:37 PM
    making, tool, tools, travelers, write
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,232
    05-08-2021, 08:03 PM Go to last post
  31. Hourly cost for small CNC mill?

    Started by Conrad Hoffman, 04-30-2021 11:03 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    assume, cost, machine, parts, small
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,677
    05-07-2021, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  32. Ukraine Material?

    Started by Fal Grunt, 04-26-2021 12:52 PM
    crapshoot, material, supplier, total, ukraine
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,498
    05-04-2021, 06:51 AM Go to last post
  33. New Building in 2021: material prices!

    Started by thunderskunk, 04-30-2021 02:15 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,756
    05-02-2021, 01:54 AM Go to last post
  34. Structuring a small business to sell my designs

    Started by jhov, 04-28-2021 07:58 AM
    business, equipment, holding, llc, shop
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,262
    05-01-2021, 02:10 PM Go to last post
  35. Reliability: How old is too old for a CNC Lathe/Mill?

    Started by pgmrmike, 04-23-2021 02:32 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cnc, machine, older, puma, range
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,701
    04-30-2021, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  36. Unsolicited small shop advice thread. List your top five.

    Started by pmtool, 03-21-2021 06:52 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    buy, money, shop, time, work
    • Replies: 89
    • Views: 11,688
    04-29-2021, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  37. Great advice from a contractor

    Started by thunderskunk, 04-28-2021 04:49 PM
    shop, great, red, bids, credit
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 977
    04-28-2021, 09:50 PM Go to last post

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