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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 […]

Are secondary processes costing money or adding to your laser cutting job shop’s profit?

Powder coating is a common secondary process offered by laser cutting job shops

Secondary processes can help laser cutting job shops win customers and stand out from the competition. But if they are not costed accurately, consistently, and efficiently, these processes could end up taking away the hard-earned profit from the laser cutting jobs. If you’re costing secondary processes by having a customer service person walk down to […]

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 […]

ToolBox’s new laser cutting quoting experience

After months of rigorous development and innovation, we’re thrilled to unveil the newest evolution of our quoting interface in ToolBox. We remain committed to enhancing your laser cutting quoting process. This fresh approach promises enhanced navigation, lightning-fast calculations, and a host of exciting new features. We have collected your feedback and listened to your concerns […]

Simple laser cutting quoting helps Rolleston Sheetmetal Engineering with tricky and unique jobs

Rolleston Sheetmetal Engineering owner, Frank Maat (pictured) found that ToolBox laser cutting quoting software allowed him to tread the fine line between being competitive and being profitable

Quiet achiever Frank Maat specialises in bespoke and unique metal fabrication jobs, through his business Rolleston Sheetmetal Engineering. Based in Rolleston, New Zealand (about 25km South-West of Christchurch), Frank’s company predominantly serves the agricultural community, including its suppliers and contractors, who request anything from large silos to storage boxes, to safety handrails, and everything in […]

How do material prices affect laser cutting jobs?

When you’re quoting for a laser cutting job, the major components that determine price are the material cost, the fixed and variable costs of your laser cutting system and the labour costs. Material costs typically represent more than 55% of the part price and, of the remainder, the machine’s fixed and variable costs represent the […]

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 […]