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May 26, 2016

Today on MakingChips: We are coming to you from the Sandvik Coromant Headquarters located in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. On this episode, we have a conversation with special guest Troy Stashi, Industry & Application Specialist in Automotive/Milling at Sandvik Coromant. Troy shares his expertise on several different topics including milling, efficiency, and trends in machining. In manufacturing news, we talk about HP's cutting edge 3D printer. We also discuss our upcoming MakingChips events including our live broadcast from the floor of IMTS 2016.

 Episode Structure:

  • [02:38] - Manufacturing News
  • [05:15] - What's new with Jason?
  • [06:15] - Mastermind and Workshop
  • [09:22] - MakingChips at IMTS 2016
  • [11:05] - What's new with Jim?
  • [12:38] - Welcome Troy Stashi of Sandvik Coromant
  • [13:55] - Troy's History with Sandvik Coromant
  • [16:26] - Solving The Most Common Problems
  • [22:00] - Trends in Milling Cutters
  • [26:15] - Programming
  • [31:33] - Coolant vs. No Coolant
  • [35:30] - Coating Technology
  • [37:50] - Conclusion of Episode

Mentioned in this Episode:

We Want to Hear From You, The Metalworking Nation:

  • jim@makingchips.com
  • jason@makingchips.com
  • ryan@makingchips.com
  • Telephone: (312) 725-0245
May 18, 2016

There is an old adage that has been floating around the business world for ages; “you should never do business with friends". If you’ve never worked together with your friend, it can be difficult to translate their skills from a social context into a business one. That doesn’t mean that you should refuse to start a business relationship with friends and family.

On this episode of MakingChips, we ask the question: can you have close relationships with vendors and clients? Jim and Jason discuss their personal experiences and lay out some hypothetical situations about doing business with friends. We also talk about the continued popularity of the retro movement and its effect on manufacturing. Also discussed is recent news with Tesla Motors, the MakingChips Mastermind & Workshop series, and IMTS 2016.

 Episode Structure:

  • [00:09] - Episode Preview
  • [02:35] - Manufacturing News 1
  • [06:10] - Manufacturing News 2
  • [09:45] - MakingChips Mastermind and Workshop
  • [11:10] - IMTS 2016 Registration
  • [12:50] - Sandvik Coromant
  • [15:10] - "Doing Business with Friends”
  • [20:04] - Honesty
  • [25:00] - Unsuccessful Business with Friends
  • [29:03] - Circling Back
  • [34:04] - iTunes Review // Conclusion of Episode

Mentioned in this Episode:

We Want to Hear From You, The Metalworking Nation:

  • jim@makingchips.com
  • jason@makingchips.com
  • ryan@makingchips.com
  • Telephone: (312) 725-0245

 

May 11, 2016

When it comes to starting up your own business, it isn’t always easy finding the the right space for exploring, creating, and developing your new ideas. What if you could assemble a community of like-minded people in a place where you can share ideas, be inspired, and collaborate with other creators.

"It started with four or five people, grew to 400, and now we've built a physical home for that community." - Bill Fienup

On this episode of MakingChips, we sit down with Bill Fienup, co-founder of Catalyze Chicago. Catalyze is a creative and collaborative workspace, equipping its members with state-of-the-art tools, industry mentorship, manufacturing support, and investment networks. With a focus towards business start-ups, Catalyze has become Chicago’s premier center for product development and commercialization. Bill shares his brush with internet fame, his inspiration for building Catalyze, and why he believes a maker space like Catalyze should be in every community. We also preview IMTS 2016 and share some of what our listeners can expect from MakingChips at the event.

Episode Structure:

  • [00:07] - Episode Preview
  • [02:45] - MakingChips Mastermind & Workshop
  • [06:00] - IMTS 2016
  • [06:40] - MakingChips Studio
  • [07:50] - Welcome Bill Fienup of Catalyze Chicago
  • [09:00] - "Internet Famous” Story
  • [10:20] - Patented Biopsy Needle
  • [12:25] - The Formation of Catalyze
  • [16:00] - How long has Catalyze been an organization?
  • [18:51] - Benefits of Membership
  • [22:45] - Membership Fee Structure
  • [25:49] - Inspiration for Building Catalyze
  • [26:40] - Investor Structure
  • [28:55] - The Future of Catalyze
  • [30:30] - Starting a Maker-Space in your Community

Mentioned in this Episode:

We Want to Hear From You, The Metalworking Nation:

  • jim@makingchips.com
  • jason@makingchips.com
  • ryan@makingchips.com
  • Telephone: (312) 725-0245
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