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Forum: Shop Management and Owner Issues

Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. How to know when its time to move on

    Started by M. Roberts, 07-26-2021 11:42 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    importance, job, money, tools, understand
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 4,516
    08-05-2021, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  2. Looking For A Consultant

    Started by munruh, 07-19-2021 06:34 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,918
    08-04-2021, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  3. Suggestions for Startup Manufacturing Businesses

    Started by mrplasma, 07-18-2021 01:16 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 4,042
    08-04-2021, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  4. Exclamation Tool life tracking and Vericut

    Started by JerrySmith, 06-06-2021 07:13 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    life, tool, tool life, tooling, tools
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 2,253
    08-04-2021, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  5. Anyone using sendcutsend.com? If you're not, watch out!

    Started by The Dude, 06-22-2020 12:55 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 9,335
    08-02-2021, 07:39 AM Go to last post
  6. Measuring Cycle Times - Camera Advice

    Started by xrotaryguy, 07-28-2021 08:55 AM
    cameras, cycle, hours, time, times
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 998
    07-29-2021, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  7. limits of people

    Started by memphisjed, 07-15-2021 12:39 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    big, guy, joe, limits, talk
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 6,190
    07-29-2021, 02:11 AM Go to last post
  8. private equity

    Started by GENERALDISARRAY, 07-22-2021 05:31 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,930
    07-26-2021, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  9. Extra parts, give to customer or throw it in the bin?

    Started by tcncj, 10-06-2020 09:47 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cost, extra, good, parts, throw
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 5,320
    07-23-2021, 02:18 PM Go to last post
  10. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 12:48 PM
    27 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 27
    • Replies: 528
    • Views: 104,381
    07-20-2021, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  11. How To Deal With Your Scrap Metal

    Started by allloutmx, 11-29-2017 05:45 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    chips, metal, scrap, truck, worth
    • Replies: 139
    • Views: 20,251
    07-19-2021, 04:53 AM Go to last post
  12. Steel Prices: How we got here and what could happen

    Started by Ox, 07-07-2021 08:23 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    imported, production, steel, tariffs, u.s
    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 6,568
    07-16-2021, 03:34 PM Go to last post
  13. Opinons on solvent stills?

    Started by Mcgyver, 07-07-2021 05:56 AM
    feedback, justify, opinons, sidewinder, solvent
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,318
    07-15-2021, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  14. 8020 Principle

    Started by rbmgf7, 06-24-2021 08:39 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    custom, facility, job, product, shop
    • Replies: 129
    • Views: 8,729
    07-13-2021, 09:27 PM Go to last post
  15. Suspected Chinese knockoff starting-what would you do?

    Started by Machinery_E, 05-05-2020 08:51 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 130
    • Views: 16,815
    07-09-2021, 12:03 AM Go to last post
  16. Rebuilding the Domestic Metal Supply Chain

    Started by Ox, 07-03-2021 05:05 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    chain, domestic, metal, rebuilding, supply
    • Replies: 85
    • Views: 4,855
    07-07-2021, 06:03 PM Go to last post
  17. air conditioning for the shop (Florida Heat)

    Started by TiTillIdie, 06-21-2021 01:51 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    running, shop, stuff, ton, unit
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 2,857
    07-06-2021, 09:29 PM Go to last post
  18. OT? Uber inflation ramping up?

    Started by Larry Dickman, 06-17-2021 04:25 PM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 9
    15%, ago, couple, uber, weeks
    • Replies: 163
    • Views: 10,380
    07-04-2021, 12:42 PM Go to last post
  19. Is there a good alternative to Quickbooks for small shops?

    Started by DMSentra, 05-21-2021 06:01 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    alternative, extended, files, periods, supposedly
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 3,516
    07-04-2021, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  20. Insurance Questions

    Started by Fal Grunt, 08-07-2020 10:31 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    10%, dropping, feel, insurance, year
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,226
    07-03-2021, 04:35 AM Go to last post
  21. Steelnow out of Houston

    Started by TexasAggie, 07-01-2021 01:12 PM
    compared, frequent, good, houston, steelnow
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 670
    07-02-2021, 10:12 AM Go to last post
  22. Shop Traveler.....

    Started by TPMInc, 05-07-2012 04:37 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 46,042
    06-24-2021, 08:48 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 5,737
    06-23-2021, 07:53 PM Go to last post
  23. Commercial Shop Rental Insurance

    Started by Houdini16, 06-15-2021 07:51 PM
    commercial, insurance, liability, policy, shop
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 926
    06-23-2021, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  24. Changes to the MSC site?

    Started by yoke, 06-10-2021 02:25 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 2,862
    06-18-2021, 08:12 AM Go to last post
  25. Tax on Corp Profits

    Started by Ox, 05-27-2021 12:37 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 5,153
    06-16-2021, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  26. 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: 10,839
    06-13-2021, 04:15 PM Go to last post
  27. Air conditioning the shop

    Started by kpotter, 08-02-2017 09:06 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 114
    • Views: 28,433
    06-05-2021, 02:00 PM Go to last post
  28. 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: 4,139
    06-03-2021, 04:08 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,504
    06-02-2021, 08:30 PM Go to last post
  29. Small Shop Question

    Started by jhwatts2010, 05-17-2021 08:21 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business, client, shop, small, work
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 3,754
    06-02-2021, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  30. 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: 6,732
    05-31-2021, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  31. 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: 2,658
    05-31-2021, 04:17 AM Go to last post
  32. Another scam

    Started by 9100, 12-16-2020 07:56 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    charge, delivery, finally, punch, receive
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 5,642
    05-30-2021, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  33. Aluminum extrusion

    Started by DRobs86, 01-15-2021 07:33 PM
    extrusion, make, press, sense, spending
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,093
    05-30-2021, 02:04 AM Go to last post
  34. New Business

    Started by MATRIXMACHINE, 03-31-2021 02:18 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,530
    05-30-2021, 01:58 AM Go to last post
  35. 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: 4,103
    05-30-2021, 01:55 AM Go to last post
  36. Cocky young employee

    Started by Piechomper, 04-13-2021 02:26 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    cocky, iâ’ve, shop, skills, years
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 6,998
    05-30-2021, 01:46 AM Go to last post
  37. 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: 4,961
    05-25-2021, 07:48 PM Go to last post
  38. 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: 3,652
    05-25-2021, 03:53 PM Go to last post

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