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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: July, 2021
Jul 13, 2021

In this week’s episode of MakingChips, hosts Jim Carr and Jason Zenger bring in Federico Sciammarella, the President & CTO of MxD, to discuss the basics of cybersecurity, including the types of cyber attacks, and how a manufacturing leader can equip their shop with a strategic plan to prevent and deal with potential cyber threats.

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  • 0:08 | Amper Technologies pilot program for machine monitoring
  • 1:21 | Jason introduces manufacturing cybersecurity as the topic of the episode
  • 4:57 | Jim and Jason talk about what’s new at their businesses
  • 5:28 | Jason introduces the episode guest: Federico Sciammarella, the President & CTO of MxD
  • 6:52 | Jason discusses manufacturing news, including a press release on the FBI’s internet crime report
  • 10:17 | Jason explains Business Email Compromise, a type of phishing attack
  • 12:21 | The hosts mention another type of cyber attack, Ransomware
  • 13:52 | Jason mentions Malware attacks due to malicious software and brute force attacks
  • 15:44 | The hosts and Federico discuss how to avoid and prevent coming under cyber attack
  • 17:40 | ProShop ERP is being used in shops across the country
  • 20:46 | Federico shares advice on how to avoid ransomware and how to prepare your business for potential cyber attacks
  • 25:31 | Federico explains how MxD helps strengthen cybersecurity in the manufacturing industry
  • 30:18 | Jason asks what a manufacturing leader can do to create a strategic plan to prevent cyber attacks
  • 34:16 | The hosts share their thoughts on the new information they learned during the episode
Jul 7, 2021

In this week’s episode of MakingChips, hosts Jim Carr and Nick Goellner talk with Nick St.Cyr, a Product Manager at Methods Machine Tools, about his history in the manufacturing industry, the role of a product manager, and the importance of establishing a vision of the future for your company.

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  • 0:11 | Jim mentions his experience with Amper Technologies machine monitoring systems through their pilot program
  • 2:12 | Nick G. and Jim discuss CARR Machine & Tool’s move to their new, upgraded facility
  • 3:40 | Nick G. talks about the current state of the manufacturing industry supply chain and reasons for the disruptions
  • 7:30 | Jim introduces special guest Nick St.Cyr, a Product Manager at Methods Machine Tools, where he oversees the design, sales, support, and integration of MMT machine tools
  • 9:45 | Nick S. shares his background and history in the manufacturing industry, and talks about his current position and responsibilities at Methods Machine Tools
  • 17:14 | Jim talks about it’s important for machine shops to have a vision of the future
  • 18:22 | Nick G. mentions how he sees ProShop ERP being used in shops across the country when he travels
  • 19:22 | Jim explains the progression of his shop towards the established vision
  • 21:40 | Nick S. discusses the expansion of the Methods facilities as they’ve grown
  • 24:25 | Jim asks Nick S. about how Methods is preparing for the industry in the near future
  • 26:30 | Nick G. asks how Methods is able to offer such quick, custom machine orders
  • 30:38 | Nick S. talks about the change in the relationship between the product manager and the customer
  • 33:52 | Nick S. shares his thoughts on automation’s role in the future of manufacturing
  • 38:01 | Nick S. mentions taking a focused look at current products to create a roadmap for the future product lines and features
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