If you’re thinking of starting a machine shop, new equipment may be too far out of your budget to be feasible. Used machinery is… Watch Video
Every request for quote that crosses your desk is not necessarily going to be a good fit for your shop. When sending a ‘no quote’ back to a potential customer, should you… Watch Video
You’re looking to start a brand-new machine shop of your own, and a friend of yours offers you a very good deal on some industrial space to get it going. Is this a deal you should… Watch Video
You own a machining business that primarily deals in milled and turned parts. However, you keep getting RFQ’s crossing your desk for… Watch video
Have you ever considered implementing an ERP system in your business, but thought that your shop was too small to… Watch Video
In this episode of Practical Machinist’s Machine Shop Talk, Ian Sandusky tackles the problem of vibration and chatter in milling processes, and… Watch Video
Join Ian Sandusky for a comprehensive recap of his experience at EASTEC, the renowned metalworking trade show hosted by… Watch Video
As with any business, there are some major considerations to be made when looking to buy a machine shop. From annual revenues to valuations to… Watch Video
You got the customer’s purchase order, made the parts, and sent them out for inspection. Now, the customer is rejecting them for… Watch Video
Many of us spend a lot of time comparing tooling for our CNC machines, but if you’re not looking at the workholding, you could… Watch Video
Some lessons are harder than others – but as with most things, you hope to only have to experience the really… Watch Video
If you’re considering buying a new machine tool, you may be surprised that the process from placing an order to… Watch Video
What would you do if a potential customer wanted to not only buy out your shop’s whole capacity for a period of time, but… Watch Video
No matter how well-managed or streamlined your shop is – there are going to be slow periods, and it’s easy to… Watch Video
Ian discusses some key strategies and approaches you should keep in mind should your shop end up with… Watch Video
A question was posed to machine shop owners – if you could do it all again knowing what you know now, what would you do differently? Watch Video
As a manufacturing business owners we hope to see RFQs cross our desks, but there are a few things that raise an… Watch Video
Ian Sandusky from Lakewood Machine is back again to discuss some of his favorite manufacturing trends of the past year… Watch Video