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Making Chips Podcast for Manufacturing Leaders

MakingChips is hosted by a set of multi-generational manufacturing leaders who are on the factory floor everyday, living their lives in the world of manufacturing—they know first hand that manufacturing can be challenging. Founders Jim Carr and Jason Zenger released their first podcast in late December 2014—releasing over 300 episodes to-date, reaching more than 650,000 downloads—all while striving to deliver on their mission, to “equip and inspire the metalworking nation.” In 2019, Nick Goellner, another multi-generational manufacturing leader, joined the MakingChips hosts, bringing a third generation of manufacturing leaders to the table. Join the hosts as they work through industry challenges with leaders such as Titan Gilroy (Titans of CNC), John Saunders (NYC CNC), Mark Terryberry (Haas Automation) and more.
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Now displaying: September, 2020
Sep 28, 2020

In this week's podcast, hosts Jim Carr and Jason Zenger discuss old school manufacturing tips that still equip & inspire their team on the shop floor.

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  • The guys discuss this week's manufacturing news. (8:41)
  • Solving today's shop problems with "old school" techniques: Tapping (18:10)
  • Flatness on prints/Material Science (23:38)
  • Using oversized materials for better accuracy (26:12)
  • Bringing back old school collaboration (28:36)
  • Machine tool distributors selling tooling (31:50)
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Sep 15, 2020

This week on the MakingChips podcast, Host Nick Goellner, Jim Carr, and Jason Zenger discuss the Agile Marketing Process and how to have a marketing program in place that allows you to pivot when the time comes!

 

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  • The guys discuss this week's manufacturing news. (6:12)
  • What is ProShop: (10:40)
  • What great marketing is and what great marketing isn't. (16:05)
  • GPCT Workshop: Goals.Plans.Challenges.Timelines.(19:10)
  • Begin with the end in mind—start creating vision backlogs. (20:55)
  • Keys to success: Prioritize, Protect your sprints, Pull don't push, Park. (29:45)
  • 4 keywords for meetings: Daily stand up, Plan, Review, Reflect. (35:15)
  • How does a marketing program work for a small job shop? (37:42) 
  • The Boring Bar Newsletter - Text CHIPS to 38470 to subscribe!
Sep 9, 2020

This week on the MakingChips Podcast, Jim Carr shares 6 tips on what CARR Machine & Tool has done to pivot from prototypes to becoming a full production machine shop.

 

  • Jim shares this week's manufacturing news - "Making Robots Smarter & Safer."  (7:05)
  • Tip #1: How do you quote a production job? (17:44)
  • Tip #2: The importance of manufacturing planning. (21:25) 
  • Tip #3: Determining the correct amount of pieces in your active setup. (24:10)
  • Tip #4: Know your tools. (28:00)
  • Tip #5: Understanding your Customer Demands (36:38)
  • Tip #6: Look into automation, robots, and cobots. (38:10)
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