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Nov 23, 2016

Hello Metalworking Nation! On this episode of MakingChips, we sit down with Paul Ricard, Co-Founder, Co-Owner and President of DP Technology Corp. Paul has nearly 35 years of experience in the CAM industry in managing sales and marketing, application engineering and customer support as well as product design and software development. Paul's passion in manufacturing has helped DP Technology become a leading developer and supplier of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. In this episode we talk all about CAM/CAD software and what DP Technology is doing to help improve efficiency. Paul also shares what excites him about the future of the manufacturing industry.  



Episode Structure:
[01:15] - Alro Steel
[04:00] - Welcome Paul Ricard
[05:03] - Providing Solutions for the Future
[07:31] - Driving Passion
[11:40] - Working Closely with the Machine Tool Industry
[14:30] - Competitive Advantage
[18:27] - Ensuring Efficiency
[21:04] - Conclusion of Episode

Mentioned in this Episode:
Alro Steel | American Metal Supplier
DP Technology
Paul Ricard | LinkedIn

We Want to Hear From You, The Metalworking Nation:
• jim@makingchips.com
• jason@makingchips.com
• ryan@makingchips.com
Telephone: (312) 725-0245

Nov 16, 2016

On this episode of MakingChips, we are very pleased to welcome Doug Woods, President of AMT–the organization behind IMTS 2016. AMT (The Association For Manufacturing Technology) supports and promotes the U.S. manufacturing technology industry. The association provides U.S. builders of manufacturing systems with the latest information on technical developments, trade and marketing opportunities, and economic issues.

Doug speaks with us about the ever-changing face of manufacturing, and how it continues to elevate IMTS into an industry success story. Doug also shares some innovations in this year’s conference, including a collaboration with Hannover Fairs. Lastly, we discuss MT Connect, an open-soure, royalty-free manufacturing communications protocol that helps to provide more efficient operations, improve production optimization, and increase productivity.



Episode Structure:
[01:15] - Alro Steel
[02:58] - Welcome Doug Woods
[04:47] - Bringing in Students
[08:17] - An Industry Success Story
[09:03] - Innovating the Conference
[11:07] - MT Connect
[12:27] - Collaboration with Hanover Fairs
[13:14] - An Energized Industry
[14:20] - Conclusion of Episode

Mentioned in this Episode:
Alro Steel | American Metal Supplier
Hannover Fairs USA
MT Connect

We Want to Hear From You, The Metalworking Nation:
• jim@makingchips.com
• jason@makingchips.com
• ryan@makingchips.com
Telephone: (312) 725-0245

 

Nov 10, 2016

Hello Metalworking Nation! Today on MakingChips, we speak with Scott GasichVice President of Sales and Marketing at Haas Automation. Haas Automation is an American machine tool builder that designs and manufactures precision machine tools and specialized accessory tooling. Haas is one of the largest machine tool builders in the world by total unit volume.

Starting with company culture, Scott gives us insight into what drives Haas to continue being the largest, most modern machine tool manufacturing operation in the United States. We also discuss how Haas is bridging the generational gap in manufacturing, using the power of video content to educate workers of all ages.


Episode Structure:
[02:20] - Welcome Scott Gasich
[03:30] - Keeping it Simple
[05:15] - The Story of Gene Haas
[07:50] - Haas Culture
[10:10] - The Practical Experience
[11:23] - Bridging the Generational Gap
[13:45] - Intuitiveness
[15:50] - The Power of Video Content
[18:40] - Providing Speed
[20:01] - MT Connect
[21:12] - Conclusion of Episode

Mentioned in this Episode:
• Haas Automation
• Haas Tips of the Day | YouTube
• Haas Automation Resource Center
• Scott Gasich | LinkedIn

We Want to Hear From You, The Metalworking Nation:
• jim@makingchips.com
• jason@makingchips.com
• ryan@makingchips.com
Telephone: (312) 725-0245

 

Nov 2, 2016

On this episode of MakingChips, we welcome Nicole Wolter, Vice-President of H.M. Manufacturing to the show. H.M. Manufacturing is a family-owned, gear and pulley manufacturing facility in Chicago that specializes in Custom/Standard Pulleys, Gears, Sheaves, Shafts and Pulley Stock. Today's topics of discussion include Nicole's rebranding of H.M. Manufacturing, ingenuity & innovation in machine technology, and shopping for the right machine tool.

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Episode Structure:
[01:54] - Welcome Nicole Wolter
[02:35] - Nicole's IMTS Objective
[05:15] - Rebranding the Company
[07:10] - Ingenuity and Innovation
[09:30] - Shopping for a Machine Tool
[11:54] - Conclusion of Episode
 
Mentioned in this Episode:
HM Manufacturing
Sandvik's New Connectivity Solutions for Manufacturing
Nicole Wolter | LinkedIn
 
 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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