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Oct 26, 2016
On today’s episode of MakingChips, we welcome back our good friend Ray Ziganto, President of Bi-Link, to the show. Bi-Link is a global mechanical component supplier that specializes in Stamping, Injection Molding, Die Cut, EMI/RFI Shielding, and  Assembly. Today’s topics of discussion include advancements in manufacturing technology, 3D measurement systems & scanners, and IMTS “Orphans”. Later on we shift the conversation to marketing analysis, strengthening business relationships with your top customers, and product development.
 
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Episode Structure:
[02:10] - Mecca of the Industry
[03:30] - Welcome Ray Ziganto
[05:08] - Advancements in Technology
[08:30] - 3D Systems & Scanners
[13:05] - IMTS Orphans
[16:04] - The Marketing Pendulum Swings
[18:10] - Analyzing Marketing Results
[21:08] - Separating from a Customer
[23:20] - Ray’s Product Development
[25:50] - Conclusion of Episode
 
Mentioned in this Episode:
Bi-Link 
Ray Ziganto | LinkedIn
 
 We Want to Hear From You, The Metalworking Nation:
• jim@makingchips.com
• jason@makingchips.com
• ryan@makingchips.com
Telephone: (312) 725-0245
 
 
Oct 20, 2016
On this episode of MakingChips, we welcome special guest Jeremy Bout, the Producer and Host of Edge Factor to our show. Edge Factor produces inspiring, high impact media that tell the stories of innovative teams who design and build incredible products that impact lives and ultimately... the future of the country. Their mission is to equip educators and business leaders with media and resources to inspire the next generation of makers.
 
Jeremy shares his passion for inspiring the future generation of manufacturing and speaks about his work with Edge Factor. He tells us about his roots in manufacturing, his perception of manufacturing as an art form, and his use of multimedia resources for educators and business leaders to inspire the next generation of advanced manufacturers.
 
Episode Structure:
  • [02:20] - Introducing Jeremy Bout of Edge Factor
  • [06:00] - From Manufacturing to Media
  • [08:45] - Work Environment
  • [11:04] - Representing Your Industry
  • [13:56] - Manufacturing Art
  • [16:00] - Stories from Edge Factor
  • [19:00] - Rhythms of Time and Life
  • [22:09] - Using a Great Story
  • [24:09] - Creating Wealth
  • [27:30] - 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
Oct 11, 2016

Welcome to another episode of MakingChips. On this episode, we welcome Julie Poulos of Red Caffeine back to our show. Julie talks with us about the importance of telling your company's story while building relationships. We also discuss takeaways from IMTS, marketing automation, and Julie shares some tips on prospecting. Early on in the show we welcome Chuck Rigali of Alro Steel to our MakingChips studio to talk about Super Square precision mill blocks.

Episode Structure:

  • [00:15] - Episode Preview
  • [02:49] - New Wave of Manufacturing
  • [03:57] - Welcome Chuck Rigali
  • [05:46] - Super Square
  • [07:40] - Square and Parallel
  • [08:40] - Raw Material
  • [10:16] - Costs
  • [11:23] - Julie Poulous
  • [12:04] - Takeaways from IMTS
  • [13:15] - Telling Your Story
  • [15:04] - Making a Connection
  • [17:05] - Organizing and Analyzing
  • [19:45] - Marketing Automation
  • [21:11] - Episode Conclusion

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
Oct 5, 2016
On this episode of MakingChips, we welcome two very special guests to the show. Meghan West and Ben Mund of CNC Software Inc., the developers of Mastercam CAM software. Meghan serves as President of the company, and Ben is the Senior Marketing Analyst. Both Ben and Meghan talk to us about their respective positions with CNC Software Inc., their takeaways from IMTS, exciting new technology in manufacturing, and we get a preview of Mastercam’s latest user interface. In Manufacturing News, we recap Penny Pritzker's Keynote address at IMTS 2016.
 
Episode Structure:
  • [02:45] - Manufacturing News
  • [08:00] - Welcome Meghan West and Ben Mund
  • [09:01] - Takeaways from IMTS
  • [11:41] - Mastercam's Reseller Network
  • [14:25] - Ben’s Role at Mastercam
  • [16:08] - Exciting New Technology
  • [19:40] - Practical Application of Additive
  • [21:50] - Continuous Innovation
  • [23:40] - Mastercam’s New Interface
  • [27:40] - Breaking out of your Comfort Zone
  • [30:00] - 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
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