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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

“ToolBox has been highly valuable for us. It provides work orders to the shop floor with lots of details that the operators don’t have to find or calculate themselves.”

“Having all the right measurements through ToolBox reduces the risk of any errors.”

“Additionally, ToolBox is very user-friendly, so staff that are used to working with computers in a broad range of contexts can pick up the program quickly and begin working with it.”

“With so many secondary processes, it’s so helpful that we can quote them all using ToolBox, and they can all be included in the work order that goes out to the shop floor.”

“Additionally, the work order can be sent to our label printer, including a thumbnail of each item, to provide a visual cue to our shop floor staff, to further enhance the accuracy and efficiency of their work. It really helps avoid mix-ups on the shop floor.”

“The Tempus Tools team is always open to feedback, and they use this to help develop new features that make ToolBox better for job shops like ours. But they’ll also help with general questions we have – and they have experienced staff to draw upon for industry knowledge.”

“With the skilled labour shortages in the US – and common issues around the world – having the right technology is crucial.”

Derek Hammer
Hammer MetalWerks

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

“We needed a quick and efficient software solution to export a presentable quote that we can forward directly to customers in a timely fashion. Spreadsheets just weren’t going to work anymore, so we did some research and found ToolBox, by Tempus Tools.”

“ToolBox has allowed us to streamline not only the quoting aspect, but also the tracking of active orders as well as invoicing.”

“ToolBox has helped us immensely in delivering [our service] guarantee to our customers. It has taken the stresses and late night quoting crunches and completely streamlined the process, freeing up more time for us to be able to focus on growing the business.”

“In the past, expanding our customer base meant we would fall increasingly behind when it came to invoicing and quoting. Now, with ToolBox, we really feel we have found software that not only services us now, but also allows us room to grow in the future.”

“In my opinion, the Tempus Tools team has been exceptional when it comes to responsiveness and availability to work through any challenges I’m experiencing”.

“Coming from a small business ourselves it was an incredibly refreshing experience to have team members visit our workshop, and to also feel listened to when it came to our concerns or feedback for the future development of ToolBox.”

Luke Patterson
J&T Steel Sales

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
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“We did some research and discovered ToolBox, by Tempus Tools, and it’s a game-changing software for us. Right now, I can’t imagine how we could get through the week without it.

“Since implementing ToolBox, we’ve found it is much more accurate, reliable, and fast. Instead of two people quoting full time, we can now have one person do a better job in a quarter of the time, freeing up staff to work on other tasks that can further grow our business.”

“As we take on more customers, and send out more quotes, ToolBox also gives us total pricing consistency, which means we build the trust of our customers. No one likes receiving two different prices for the same work, but if two different estimators manually prepare the quote, it can happen.

“Additionally, the service has been outstanding, which is rare these days. Every time I’ve needed assistance, the Tempus Tools team has been quick to respond and highly professional.”

“I’ve found that ToolBox is reliable and fast, and Tempus Tools is actively working on updates, so we really couldn’t ask for more!”

Olivier Samson
MSG Industries

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

“I’m not a technology person, so at first I was apprehensive about using a software, which I worried would be too complex. But ToolBox was very intuitive and user-friendly, and I’ve been really enjoying its features.”

“I like that my laser machine operator and I can get an accurate idea of material usage, time, labour, and other relevant data for each job – and it greatly reduces the risk of human error, because ToolBox is a rules-based program.

“Additionally, the ToolBox software is easily adjustable, which allows me to tread that fine line between being competitive and being profitable.”

“The support has been truly fantastic. Tempus Tools staff have helped me with calculations on my hourly rate, and every time I have a question, they are available promptly to assist me.

“It gave me confidence that the Tempus Tools leadership team all have decades of practical experience in laser cutting, both on the job shop floor, and at management level, so they know the sorts of challenges and opportunities I face with my business.”

Frank Maat
Rolleston Sheetmetal Engineering

“Quoting customers for these highly specialised jobs was taking time and effort, and we knew there had to be a more efficient way. We discovered ToolBox, by Tempus Tools, and it ticked all the boxes for us. It was such an elegant solution.”

“ToolBox gave us an automatic quoting system with a simple interface and a good front-end solution for self-service customers. Other solutions I looked into were needlessly complex, expensive, or both.”

“ToolBox is much better than anything we’ve used before, especially for larger and more complex quotes – and I like that it handles all the folding and secondary processes automatically. It’s ideal, because we just installed a new press brake to keep up with growing demand.”

“One of the features we really enjoy is that we can get quick PDF quotes straight out to customers. The ability to directly translate 3D STEP files into a PDF quote is a game changer for the efficiency of our business.”

“The Web Store interface is great for our small-to-medium volume batch work. It means customers can use our website as a self-service e-shop for our products, saving them time, and increasing business for us.”

“And what further sets the Tempus Tools team apart is they are highly responsive to any questions or requests for support. I can reach out and discuss new features directly with the development team – and see them implemented – which is fantastic.”

Jack Swanborough
Hurstbourne Forge


“ToolBox has been one of the smoothest and most intuitive programs I’ve ever used. This meant I could implement it straight away and start quoting for orders while continuing to set up other parts of the job shop.”

“I could easily train my business partner Joe to use the software – it is well laid out, it has point-to-click functionality, and it’s clear it has been designed by professionals who know this industry inside out. Plus, the support has been outstanding.”

“Tempus Tools has built some fantastic features into their ToolBox software, and I’ve been impressed with the responsiveness of their support team. Their price-point is also highly competitive, so it was the best decision for my business.”


Steve Geroski
Red Horizon Engineering

“Previously, we were 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 slow and tedious. Quoting times would vary depending on the amount of work required, but we knew it was taking up too much of our time.

ToolBox, by Tempus Tools, gave us a fuss-free and simple to navigate quoting system. Right from the beginning, we found the interface very user-friendly and setting up the system with our business requirements was straightforward.

With ToolBox in place, we have noticed most quotes take a few minutes to return to the customer, regardless of the amount of detail in the job. The speed at which we can produce quotes with ToolBox is excellent. We can deliver fast and accurate pricing, which allows us to maintain a competitive edge in the market.

We found the system to have enough flexibility to tailor to our needs, in contrast to other software we trialled, which became cumbersome with the amount of data entry required.”

Gary Cabot
Lasercut Solutions

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“I run a small laser cutting business and always struggled to find the time to do my quoting, and to quote accurately. I was looking for an affordable and time saving solution that I could implement into my busy days that wouldn’t cost me a bomb!

That’s when I discovered Tempus Tools and their ToolBox software. It represents great value for money and provides me with the quoting software I need within budget, when other companies quoted me up to US $1,000 per month!

Prior to using ToolBox I’d do all my quoting using a complex Excel spreadsheet and importing it into another quoting software. ToolBox saves me hours of time a month on my quoting and it’s very easy to use, even for someone like me that isn’t a tech geek. It enables me to accurately quote for my own parts I laser cut and take out the guesswork.

The software is amazing in that it enables me to extract multiple parts from peoples drawings they send me that have more than one item in the drawing ( part numbers, double lines, unclosed entities etc) and I can add other processes to my quotes such as welding, folding, powder coating etc.

I can definitely recommend Tempus Tools to anyone looking for a fast, affordable and easy to use quoting software with amazing customer service! I’ve also been very impressed with the ongoing support since I’ve subscribed.

I feel like they’ve got my back and I can call on them anytime should there be any issue (which I haven’t had yet). Thanks so much to the team at Tempus Tools, I couldn’t be happier with my purchase!”

James Strachan
Shug Laser Cutting

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“I am well impressed by the quality of service I received from Tempus Tools. Help and response were quick and reasonably priced, and overall dealings were professional and courteous. We thank Tempus Tools for the wonderful program.”

Armand Jooste
UV+IR Engineering

“[Tempus Tools] are consistently responsive to accommodating our requirements and continuously work with us to improve and develop the software’s functionality to meet our business needs.”

William Bridgman
Warren Services

“Like all great ideas and products ipLaser just makes things easier, faster and simple.”

Mike Simpson
Sorb Engineers

“As a family owned business, our reputation is built on being trustworthy. By providing quotes that are consistent in price and do not differ to the final invoice, we secure the loyalty of our customers.”

“We’ve also received great feedback from our customers around the simplicity of the quote format and overall clarity it brings them.”

“Without a doubt the support it has provided our business has been fantastic, not only in helping us with accurate quoting but in maintaining our brand and securing repeat business from our loyal customers.”

Gareth Small

“The first benefit realised was that ipLaser allowed us to improve productivity by having more than one estimator quoting. Everyone in our team is able to quote out the same price each and every time, so we’re always consistent.”

“Often the client sends us files which have errors such as title blocks or dashed holes. Drawing Doctor® gives us the ability to quickly correct those errors on the fly when we upload the files, without having to leave the system. This saves us an enormous amount of time and frustrations.”

“Just give it a go and see what happens, it worked for us!”

Luke Galvin
Galvin Engineering

“There are now fewer errors from quoting to production because it is an integrated process. It has helped in minimising our error rates and works well on simple and complicated parts. In fact everything.

The software is the best improvement we have made in a long time. Customers love the new service; their quotes are exactly the same every time.

Plus it is 100% accurate. We have never given out quotes that we can’t make money on. It gives us the right price every time.”

Glen Gangemi
Townsville Sheet Metal

“We looked at a few different quoting software solutions, but I don’t think there’s anything quite like ipLaser out there.
The software is clearly written by experienced people who know the laser cutting job shop industry very well.

We pride ourselves on understanding our customers and their needs. We know that the preference now is for everything to be online and we wanted a solution that allowed our customers to self-serve through an online portal available 24/7, just like the seamless experience of booking an aeroplane ticket through EasyJet.

By automating the whole quoting process, we’re responding to customers faster, more accurately and consistently, resulting in an increased win rate.

Most importantly however, our customers are happy as they are simply able to get on with their job in a timely manner.”

David Gattward
Microkerf Ltd