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The MAKING CHIPS Podcast for Manufacturing Leaders with Jason Zenger & Jim Carr

Welcome to MakingChips - We believe that manufacturing is challenging, but if you are connected to a community of leaders, you can elevate your skills, solve your problems and grow your business. Making Chips is a weekly podcast that will EQUIP and INSPIRE MANUFACTURING LEADERS to succeed in the challenging world of manufacturing. Our mission is for the METALWORKING NATION to Think Differently About Manufacturing In Order to Elevate their Game. Your hosts, Jason Zenger & Jim Carr, own manufacturing businesses and interview other leaders in the metalworking, machining, fabrication, tooling and machine tool industries. We have interviewed successful manufacturing CEOs you may have not heard of and also the biggest names in manufacturing like Titan Gilroy from Titans of CNC, John Saunders from NYC CNC, Mark Terryberry from Haas Automation and others from MakerCast, Sandvik Coromant, Autocrib and more. Think of us as your virtual community of manufacturing peers to help solve your toughest problems and grow your business. "Making Chips has provided a transparent approach to sharing within the manufacturing community and a modern platform to do so. Thank you both for taking the lead on moving our industry segment forward!" Patricia Miller - CEO & Visionary (Matrix IV) I really think what you guys are doing is a great, great thing for manufacturing. I have learned so much already from many of your episodes, and am so thrilled to have met people that get as revved up about manufacturing as I do! Cassandra Haupers – Vice President of Operations (Swiss Precision Machining) I love being able to experience what manufacturers are doing to promote culture and engage their team members and community. All of us are smarter than one of us. That is why I am part of the Making Chips tribe. Barry E. Walter, Jr. – Chief Operating Officer (Barry E. Walter, Sr. Co.) Finally, relevant manufacturing media that is actually entertaining! Dietmar Goellner – Chief Executive Officer (Advanced Machine & Engineering / Hennig) The more manufacturing companies we can get to think this way, the stronger our industry will be. Thank you for sharing! Jess Giudici – Manager, Talent and Culture I’m thankful to you for creating MakingChips for the Metalworking Nation so that Owners / Employees can strengthen their companies. Phil Sponsler – President (ORBITFORM) I love the podcast! It really serves to fill a void in the manufacturing world. I will admit I always feel a little more inspired. Jason Falk – Senior Application Engineer, CMTSE (HURCO) Thanks to all the great info on your podcasts and the website. Dave Lechleitner – Director of Solutions and Product Marketing (KEYEDIN) I really love what you guys are doing to advance the mfg industry in a way that really reaches the right audiences. Jeff Rizzie – Senior Manager-Business Development (Sandvik Coromant)
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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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