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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. Aluminum prices through the roof?

    Started by Larry Dickman, 08-09-2019 12:19 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 4,486
    08-19-2019, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  2. 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: 5,335
    08-16-2019, 09:31 PM Go to last post
  3. 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: 2,664
    08-16-2019, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  4. Starting up and time tracking

    Started by MaD-CNC, 08-09-2019 03:23 AM
    jobs, operators, small, time, tracking
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,009
    08-11-2019, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  5. 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: 4,988
    08-10-2019, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  6. 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: 3,629
    08-10-2019, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  7. Startup & New Business Growth Questions

    Started by DieselMater86, 08-01-2019 07:13 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 5,527
    08-09-2019, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  8. Ethics of reverse engineering

    Started by Punkinhead, 07-30-2019 04:58 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 5,703
    08-08-2019, 08:05 PM Go to last post
  9. 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: 4,505
    08-05-2019, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  10. 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: 5,364
    08-04-2019, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  11. 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: 5,973
    07-30-2019, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  12. 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: 2,863
    07-30-2019, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  13. 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: 14,070
    07-27-2019, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  14. Companies asking for bank information

    Started by Gordon B. Clarke, 07-24-2019 01:43 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 74
    • Views: 4,363
    07-26-2019, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  15. Career Building Advice

    Started by AJT, 07-25-2019 08:50 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cad, career, design, environment, people
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,735
    07-25-2019, 04:29 PM Go to last post
  16. Setting up an area for punch presses

    Started by Toolmaker51, 07-20-2019 09:58 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,193
    07-23-2019, 12:43 PM Go to last post
  17. What's your First Piece Inspection Process?

    Started by DukeJCDC, 07-08-2019 09:07 PM
    inspection, piece, process, run, wait
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,825
    07-23-2019, 05:10 AM Go to last post
  18. Machine Shop manager position offered. < question>

    Started by timetraveler77, 07-08-2019 10:55 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    job, machine, manager, manager position, shop
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 3,777
    07-22-2019, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  19. a new CL funny.. (sorry if I already posted this)

    Started by Mike1974, 07-16-2019 02:38 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    funny
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 3,591
    07-22-2019, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  20. Looking for Hardware

    Started by graemeian, 07-10-2019 10:48 PM
    bolts, hardware, online, screws, supply
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,720
    07-19-2019, 08:52 AM Go to last post
  21. Transparent Material Pricing

    Started by boosted, 07-09-2019 12:42 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    call, material, price, pricing, talk
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 4,363
    07-19-2019, 07:32 AM Go to last post
  22. Screw Machine company use dot send catalogs....

    Started by gustafson, 07-17-2019 10:28 AM
    catalogs, machine, remember, screw, send
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 894
    07-17-2019, 11:35 AM Go to last post
  23. How do you manage manual vs machine deburring

    Started by robosilo, 06-21-2019 06:19 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cycle, deburring, machine, operators, time
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 4,078
    07-16-2019, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  24. Line Cards and Marketing Materials

    Started by Roboman01, 07-10-2019 02:07 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cards, line, shop, wanna, work
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,257
    07-16-2019, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  25. Humidity and dehumidifiers

    Started by stevewatr, 07-15-2019 04:18 PM
    humidity, curious, dehumidifiers, units, cost
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 974
    07-15-2019, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  26. Where are all the Machinists

    Started by tay2daizzo8, 07-01-2019 02:01 AM
    22 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 22
    • Replies: 426
    • Views: 24,259
    07-11-2019, 02:17 PM Go to last post
  27. New Machine for one customer..............

    Started by david n, 06-17-2019 02:25 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 110
    • Views: 10,040
    07-11-2019, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  28. ISO Cert for Subcontractor

    Started by Flipz87, 07-10-2019 07:36 AM
    iso, make, parts, subcontractor, work
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 934
    07-10-2019, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  29. (Apprentice) making the most of my time at an amazing shop

    Started by Frater01, 07-07-2019 11:08 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    work, cnc, shop, pretty, programming
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 2,441
    07-08-2019, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  30. Machine proof of ownership

    Started by countryboy1966, 07-06-2019 05:53 AM
    bank, machine, mazak, step, wanted
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,065
    07-07-2019, 10:09 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,248
    07-06-2019, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  31. A matter of conscience

    Started by Emissary, 07-03-2019 09:28 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    approach, component, found, manufacturing, problem
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 3,921
    07-05-2019, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  32. Business Expansion Plans - am I crazy?

    Started by motion guru, 01-20-2018 09:32 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 83
    • Views: 17,315
    07-05-2019, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  33. How was 2018, what's coming in 2019?

    Started by ewlsey, 01-09-2019 12:49 PM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    • Replies: 147
    • Views: 16,509
    07-03-2019, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  34. Friend wanting job in my machine shop

    Started by klemchuk, 06-21-2019 03:33 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    easy, friend, job, life, working
    • Replies: 96
    • Views: 9,569
    07-02-2019, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  35. Looking for CNC Machine shop business to buy

    Started by Vlad Harut, 06-21-2017 10:35 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 13,830
    07-02-2019, 01:07 PM Go to last post
  36. What should a basic job shop quoting software have?

    Started by scadvice, 11-04-2013 08:06 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 7,876
    07-01-2019, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  37. concrete over asphalt for machine shop

    Started by the spin doctor, 06-10-2019 12:27 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    asphalt, concrete, larger, machine, machines
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 3,553
    06-29-2019, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  38. Programming Subcontracting

    Started by Flipz87, 06-27-2019 10:18 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,395
    06-29-2019, 05:51 AM Go to last post
  39. Kalamazoo MEP SL350 COLD SAW HELP

    Started by montanawoodco, 06-26-2019 04:51 PM
    band saw, cold saw, ferrous, metal cutting tools, non ferrous
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 580
    06-27-2019, 05:38 AM Go to last post

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