I’ve had numerous folks email asking how I price jobs, quote jobs, etc. It’s a great question and I hesitated to do a video about it; unless the video were a ‘no holds barred’, totally open kimono, it wouldn’t be a valuable discussion.

Well, heck with it – let’s share. The video is broken down into four sections:

1) My Story: How and why I became a machinist and how that influences interaction with customers and influences what I am actually “selling” to the customer (which is usually more than just spindle time)
2) Mechanics of how I calculate quotes
3) How I ACTUALLY quote (with mechanics from #2 only being part of the equation)
4) You! How and what you should think about and focus as you grow from a hobby or small shop to scaling up work

41 Responses to How I Quote CNC Machining and Machine Shop Work 
  1. Very helpful video, thanks for sharing

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