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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: March, 2021
Mar 31, 2021

In this week’s episode of MakingChips, host Jason Zenger and Nick Goellner discuss tips for effectively communicating to your team in the workplace

Segments:

  • :00 | Jim and Jason share how ProShop ERP helped them with the federal R&D tax credit
  • 1:14 | Jason and Nick discuss changes in leadership at their companies
  • 5:07 | Jason mentions article on Manufacturing predictions for the next
     decade
  • 10:57 | Jason and Nick discuss cloud-based data and how moving to Edge and 6G will be faster
  • 11:58 | Nick shares his thoughts on communicating change to team members
  • 17:02 | Jason touches on how you can make implementing changes into a win-win situation
  • 27:26 | Jason and Nick offer their final thoughts on the episode
  • 29:32 | Jessica introduces Xometry’s new purchasing system: Xometry Pay
Mar 10, 2021

In this week's episode of MakingChips, hosts Nick Goellner and Jim Carr are joined by Eric Nekich, a Sales Manager at 5th Axis, to talk about workholding, and the changes in sales tactics through the years.

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3:30 | Jim and Nick play a manufacturing quiz game

10:30 | Nick introduces the episode guest Eric Nekich of 5th Axis

14:15 | Eric shares how he got involved in the manufacturing industry

16:00 | Eric talks about how 5th Axis grew from a contract manufacturer to a workholding brand

18:10 | Eric discusses how automation is growing in popularity in machine tool tending

22:00 | Jim talks about what his team likes about 5th Axis workholding

27:33 | Eric and Nick discuss how selling workholding has changed over time

37:14 | Eric explains the difference between the jaws on "dinosaur" vises and 5th Axis vises

40:44 | Eric talks about new modular automation components at 5th Axis

45:10 | Jim offers his final thoughts on the episode

47:09 | Jim and Jason explain the different technologies featured on IMTS Spark

Mar 2, 2021

In this week's episode the MakingChips hosts talk with metalworking influencer Tony Gunn and his career in the manufacturing industry.

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0:00 | Jim talks about how simple ProShop ERP made his virtual shop audit

4:25 | Nick shares manufacturing news about the rise of firearm sales

10:00 | Nick introduces the episode guest, Tony Gunn, the General Manager of MTDCNC Global

13:18 | Tony discusses how he got his start in the manufacturing industry

17:40 | Jim asks if the manufacturing industry is still seen as a "dirty" or "lower-class" industry

22:00 | Tony shares some of his thoughts on social media, marketing, and fellow manufacturing influencers

29:19 | Tony talks about his new position at MTD CNC Global

35:30 | Jason asks Tony about what problems he is trying to solve in the manufacturing industry

39:43 | Jim and Jason talk about the knowledge centers at IMTS Spark

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