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US job shop Hammers home success with attitude-first hiring

Derek Hammer, President of Hammer MetalWerks, left, and Erin Hammer, Vice President and Director of Human Resources, right, are reaping the rewards of an attitude-first hiring approach

A US-based metal fabrication job shop is taking a new approach to hiring staff, in response to skilled labor shortages, preferencing work ethic and attitude over existing skillset. Derek Hammer, President of Hammer MetalWerks, and Erin Hammer, Vice President and Director of Human Resources have found that with the right technology, you can train and […]

From quoting crunches to streamlined processes: ToolBox empowers growth of J&T Steel Sales

J&T Steel Sales Operations Manager, Luke Patterson, with the company’s laser cutting machine

Expanding Australian metal fabrication specialist, J&T Steel Sales, has found that improved productivity and new equipment is only half the battle to boost customer service and sales – equally important is eliminating the outdated processes used to track and prepare quotes, delivery, and invoices. J&T Steel Sales began as a small plate processing business in […]

MSG Industries provides laser cutting quotes eight times faster with game-changing software

MSG Industries Vice-Presidents Olivier Samson (right), and Éric Gaudreau (left) in front of their laser cutting machine, which they use to cut parts for a broad range of industries

A Canadian metalworking, fabrication, welding, and laser cutting enterprise, MSG Industries, has implemented a “game-changing software” to deliver faster and more accurate laser cutting quotes to its customers. MSG Industries Vice-President, Olivier Samson, had been working with his team on developing their own quoting tool software, but it was not a cost-effective solution to the […]

Software audits help laser cutting job shops maximise efficiency

Conducting an in-depth software audit can help keep your laser cutting job shop running at optimum efficiency

Is software saving you time, or adding to your workload? If you feel it could be the latter, it might be time for business owners to conduct their own software audit. If you’ve ever worked in, managed, or owned your own laser cutting job shop, you’ll know there is a huge range of software out […]

Bespoke metal fabrication specialist forges ahead with elegant laser cutting quoting solution

Hurstbourne Forge owner, Jack Swanborough, pictured, uses his laser cutting machine to create unique, high-quality metal homewares, gifts, and bespoke commissions for both the modern and traditional home. Team mascot Ralphy keeps an eye on the Tempus Tools ToolBox software, which is providing simple, efficient, and accurate laser cutting quoting. Bespoke metal fabrication specialist, Hurstbourne […]

Essential safety tips for laser cutting job shops

Safety Tips

Laser cutting is a precise and efficient way of cutting materials such as metal, wood, and plastics. This process involves the use of a high-powered laser beam to melt, burn, or vaporize the material being cut, but it can also be dangerous if the right safety precautions are not followed. Here are some potential safety […]

Lasercut Solutions discovers ToolBox laser quoting solution that’s a cut above the rest

Adelaide-based laser cutting and CNC router specialists, Lasercut Solutions, have discovered a solution that allows them to provide quotes to customers simply, accurately, and quickly. Previously, Lasercut Solutions was pricing laser cutting jobs using an in-house developed excel based quoting system, which the business had outgrown. Due to the volume of quotes, the process was […]