Episode 50: Why Making Parts is No Longer Enough

May 25, 2022 2:17 pm


It’s a common dream to start a machine shop and get out there making parts – but what does it really take to be competitive in the manufacturing space today?

In a world where CNC machines are more affordable than ever before, what can make your shop stand out and compete shoulder to shoulder with the best? Today on the 50th episode of Machine Shop Talk, Ian Sandusky from Lakewood Machine dives into the Practical Machinist forum to tackle this question.

Whether you’re someone looking to start a machining business, or a company struggling to be competitive in a global market, competing on a price-to-price basis is a difficult process. In this video, we will be going through some of the ways you can help differentiate what you do, and start competing for customers in a way that doesn’t race to the bottom.

What are your top tips for leaning into your company’s strengths to succeed? Let us know in the comments below!

Grab the forum thread here.

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