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How manual quoting inconsistencies can lose laser cutting jobs

Laser cutting machines are only generating revenue with the red light is on, indicating the machine is in action. (Photo courtesy of Macro Supply)

The only time a laser cutting job shop is earning revenue is when that red light is on, sparks are flying, and the laser is in use. Everything else is done to support this activity, and to maximise the utilisation of the laser machine. This is one of the major reasons why using a laser […]

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and new equipment is only half the battle to boost customer service and sales – equally important is eliminating the outdated processes used to track and prepare quotes, delivery, and invoices.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 […]

Inefficient quoting is holding back jobshop competitiveness

Industry-specific, sales-focused quoting software means you spend less and sell more Most laser, plasma, waterjet, oxy cutting, folding (and secondary processes) jobshops are using inefficient estimation methods, because they are not aware that industry-specific software exists. The lack of a streamlined and inexpensive estimating procedure may be one of the biggest roadblocks for jobshop growth, […]