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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. Finding high volume work

    Started by thunderskunk, 05-03-2021 03:38 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 1,954
    05-09-2021, 03:34 PM Go to last post
  2. 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: 43
    • Views: 2,815
    05-08-2021, 09:55 PM Go to last post
  3. Disposing of garnet from waterjet

    Started by Spencer46, 05-08-2021 11:28 AM
    dispose, disposing, garnet, waste, waterjet
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 299
    05-08-2021, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  4. Travelers

    Started by JackatSDS, 05-05-2021 02:37 PM
    making, tool, tools, travelers, write
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 646
    05-08-2021, 08:03 PM Go to last post
  5. Just Cleared Space for...(first cnc)

    Started by DanASM, 05-08-2021 08:03 AM
    back, machines, space, time, wired
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 159
    05-08-2021, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  6. 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: 1,814
    05-07-2021, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  7. Machine Data Collection

    Started by GiroDyno, 05-06-2021 02:27 PM
    data collection, mdc, monitor, oee, utilization
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 184
    05-06-2021, 03:39 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 543
    05-05-2021, 03:53 PM Go to last post
  8. Moved: Moving our machine shop from California to Idaho

    Started by kustomizer, 04-09-2020 08:42 PM
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  9. Ukraine Material?

    Started by Fal Grunt, 04-26-2021 12:52 PM
    crapshoot, material, supplier, total, ukraine
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,032
    05-04-2021, 06:51 AM Go to last post
  10. Riggers for move - Los Angeles to Dallas

    Started by Jason H, 03-15-2021 04:41 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    dallas, factory, recommend, riggers, trucking
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 2,010
    05-03-2021, 10:24 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,010
    05-03-2021, 10:01 AM Go to last post
  11. New Building in 2021: material prices!

    Started by thunderskunk, 04-30-2021 02:15 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,177
    05-02-2021, 01:54 AM Go to last post
  12. 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: 849
    05-01-2021, 02:10 PM Go to last post
  13. Magnesium Chip Disposal

    Started by Archer120x, 04-22-2021 03:45 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    chip, disposal, issues, magnesium, place
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 3,609
    04-30-2021, 09:54 PM Go to last post
  14. 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: 1,942
    04-30-2021, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  15. 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: 10,031
    04-29-2021, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  16. Great advice from a contractor

    Started by thunderskunk, 04-28-2021 04:49 PM
    shop, great, red, bids, credit
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 636
    04-28-2021, 09:50 PM Go to last post
  17. Cocky young employee

    Started by Piechomper, 04-13-2021 02:26 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    cocky, iâ’ve, shop, skills, years
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 4,490
    04-26-2021, 06:46 AM Go to last post
  18. Need help interpreting this message.

    Started by alphonso, 04-05-2021 08:43 AM
    code, fin, included, payment, transfer
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,797
    04-24-2021, 10:02 AM Go to last post
  19. Cincinnati Milacron Hawk 150, what to expect?

    Started by Temo, 04-21-2021 09:21 PM
    cincinnati, hawk, hawk 150, milacron, model
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 442
    04-24-2021, 12:23 AM Go to last post
  20. O.T. US.P.S. Is Failing to function.

    Started by mllud22, 02-11-2021 10:49 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 72
    • Views: 5,846
    04-22-2021, 02:14 PM Go to last post
  21. 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: 51
    • Views: 4,789
    04-22-2021, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  22. Dedicated slip roll for wire/bar

    Started by robert123, 04-19-2021 04:41 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,011
    04-21-2021, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  23. 1st Quarter Unemployment Tax Bill ---- YIKES!!

    Started by wrustle, 04-19-2021 07:29 AM
    due, mass, quarterly, tax, unemployment
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,346
    04-20-2021, 09:26 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,003
    04-19-2021, 04:31 PM Go to last post
  24. Legalization of marijuana and company policy

    Started by Motown MoFo, 03-23-2018 03:56 PM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    company, legalization, marijuana, policy, weed
    • Replies: 214
    • Views: 25,850
    04-18-2021, 08:15 AM Go to last post
  25. Email server needed, and "Catch All" accounts

    Started by 3t3d, 04-13-2021 01:41 PM
    account, catch, email, hours, support
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 760
    04-14-2021, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  26. Where can I find a "Take Pride in Your Work" poster?

    Started by jscpm, 12-17-2020 11:46 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 4,773
    04-14-2021, 02:08 PM Go to last post
  27. 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: 44
    • Views: 2,743
    04-13-2021, 01:02 PM Go to last post
  28. Vendor List, What does it take?

    Started by LilMachinist, 04-05-2021 04:17 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cnc, general machining, job shop, vendor, western massachusetts
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,975
    04-11-2021, 05:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 656
    04-10-2021, 12:06 PM Go to last post
  29. Offered Foreman Position-Need Tips/Advice

    Started by steelsurgeon, 03-06-2021 07:41 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    foreman, position, business, shop, downsizing
    • Replies: 110
    • Views: 5,580
    04-10-2021, 12:46 AM Go to last post
  30. New Business

    Started by MATRIXMACHINE, 03-31-2021 02:18 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,559
    04-09-2021, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  31. New shop, SBA loans and the waiting game

    Started by jamscal, 03-24-2021 08:37 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 2,464
    04-09-2021, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  32. JobBoss - Bar Code Scanner

    Started by Spencer46, 03-28-2021 04:00 PM
    barcode, barcode scanner, jobboss, material tracking
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 676
    04-08-2021, 09:17 AM Go to last post
  33. Will you require employees to get covid vacine

    Started by Bill D, 01-24-2021 11:04 AM
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 13
    • Replies: 241
    • Views: 13,276
    04-07-2021, 03:54 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 788
    04-07-2021, 10:02 AM Go to last post
  34. Question Setup Sheet Database

    Started by Rooks88, 12-21-2020 01:20 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    database, setup, software, sql
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,402
    04-02-2021, 01:42 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 3,306
    04-01-2021, 09:42 PM Go to last post

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