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Sep 29, 2016
Welcome to the first mini episode of MakingChips. In this special MakingChips mini episode, we welcome back Elena Valentine of Skill Scout to the show. Elena talks about what brought her to IMTS, what's new at Skill Scout, the Smartforce Student Summit, and the resurgence of the maker movement.
 

Episode Structure:

[01:30] - What Brought you to IMTS?
[03:20] - Paradigm Shift in Manufacturing
[07:30] - Smartforce Student Summit
[08:20] - What’s New with Skill Scout?
[10:45] - 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
 
Sep 23, 2016

Welcome to another special edition of MakingChips! On this episode, we meet with Nick Goellner and his brother Noah at the IMTS 2016 TV studio. Nick works as the Marketing Director at Henning and AME. Hennig designs and produces custom machine protection and chip/coolant management products for state-of-the-art machine tools. We talk about how Nick and Noah got involved in the family business, what their roles are at Henning/AME, and we dive into the practice and theory of Quick Response Manufacturing. We also highlight some of the exciting things we've seen at this year's IMTS.

Episode Structure:

  • [02:50] - IMTS Keynote
  • [05:40] - AMT Emerging Technolgoy
  • [07:20] - Additive Manufacturing
  • [09:29] - Welcome Nick Goellner
  • [10:00] - History of Henning/AME
  • [12:00] - Nick’s Role
  • [15:00] - Family Business
  • [17:15] - Marketing and Manufacturing
  • [21:15} - Welcome Noah Goellner
  • [22:50] - Quick Response Manufacturing
  • [27:00] - Pushback from the Team
  • [31:50] - QRM Certification
  • [33:25] - 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
Sep 14, 2016

This week: We are coming to you live from IMTS 2016! On this special episode of MakingChips, we welcome Jason Harrelson, founder of Harrelson Trumpets to our IMTS TV studio. Harrelson Trumpets is a leading manufacturer of world class trumpets and accessories. Jason talks about how he got started building custom made trumpets, the process and machining behind it, his experience with Kickstarter, and what excites him about IMTS.

Episode Structure:

  • [03:40] - The Beginning
  • [07:02] - The Process
  • [09:05] - Word of Mouth
  • [11:15] - Custom Components
  • [14:30] - What brought you to ITMS?
  • [17:03] - Kickstarter Campaigns

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
Sep 8, 2016

Today on MakingChips, we answer a question from a listener and aspiring manufacturing leader named Doug. Doug asks the question: "Not being a manager yet, what can I do to promote a positive culture/work environment at work?" Jim and Jason share their respective opinions on the matter. In Manufacturing News, we talk about concerns over rising wages in the metal industry. Later on, we share some details on our Make & Elevate series, and we preview IMTS' "Miles for Manufacturing" 5K event.

Episode Structure:

  • [03:05] - Manufacturing News
  • [05:30] - Hiring Filters
  • [08:07] - Make & Elevate
  • [09:45] - IMTS 5K Run
  • [11:40] - Sandvik Infographic
  • [14:37] - Ask MakingChips
  • [19:30] - Life is Great Attitude

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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