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MakingChips is a weekly podcast that will equip leaders in the metalworking manufacturing industry with valuable content to utilize in their career and business.

MakingChips is a weekly podcast that will equip leaders in the metalworking manufacturing industry with valuable content to utilize in their career and business.
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MakingChips is a weekly podcast that will equip leaders in the metalworking manufacturing industry with valuable content to utilize in their career and business.

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English


Episodes

MC145 Developing a Sales Playbook for Your Manufacturing Company with Julie Poulos

5/17/2018
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In order to generate measurable growth in your manufacturing company, you need to develop a sales playbook. While marketing can help you get noticed among prospective clients, a sales division converts them into revenue producing clients. In order for these two branches of your organization to work effectively, they need a unified process. The sales The post Developing a Sales Playbook for Your Manufacturing Company with Julie Poulos appeared first on MakingChips.

Duration:00:51:17

MC144 The Power of a Positive Culture in Your Manufacturing Business with Matt Guse

5/10/2018
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Developing a positive culture within your manufacturing business could be the key to reaching the next level of success with your company. On this week’s episode of MakingChips, you’ll hear from Matt Guse, President of MRS Machining in Augusta, Wisconsin. Matt took over his family manufacturing business in the late 90s after being a machinist The post The Power of a Positive Culture in Your Manufacturing Business with Matt Guse appeared first on MakingChips.

Duration:00:36:31

MC143 Strategies For Buying and Selling Used Equipment with Ryan Wiegel

5/2/2018
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Buying used equipment might sound like a bad idea. Purchasing brand new brings about a sense of excitement and confidence. However, in the manufacturing world, buying new equipment can be incredibly expensive. This week on MakingChips, find out how buying and selling used equipment can be a great option for your company. While it may The post Strategies For Buying and Selling Used Equipment with Ryan Wiegel appeared first on MakingChips.

Duration:01:02:19

MC142 IMTS 2018 Preview with Peter Eelman

4/25/2018
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Whether you are a veteran attendee of IMTS, or you are planning your first experience, this week’s episode of Making Chips is for you. For 90 years, the International Manufacturing Technology Show has been the premiere manufacturing show in North America. It takes place in Chicago on even-numbered years. Peter Eelman has been involved with The post IMTS 2018 Preview with Peter Eelman appeared first on MakingChips.

Duration:00:45:43

MC141 5 Keys to A Successful Cutting Tool Manufacturing Business with Mike Polizzi

3/30/2018
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In order to have a successful cutting tool manufacturing business, you must have a plan. As Benjamin Franklin once said, failing to plan is planning to fail. Manufacturers shutter their doors every day, not because they aren’t providing a valuable service, but because they have an outdated business plan. You have to consistently invest in The post 5 Keys to A Successful Cutting Tool Manufacturing Business with Mike Polizzi appeared first on MakingChips.

Duration:00:49:41

MC140 How to Build an Outbound Marketing Strategy for Your Manufacturing Business, with Julie Poulos

3/21/2018
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Building an outbound marketing strategy for your marketing business is crucial. The reality is that, in order to stay in business, you have to have customers. You need someone willing to buy what you are manufacturing. While it would be great to have a product or business that sells itself, more often than not there The post How to Build an Outbound Marketing Strategy for Your Manufacturing Business, with Julie Poulos appeared first on MakingChips.

Duration:00:38:24

MC139 2018 Trends In Cutting Tools and the Manufacturing Industry with Mike Ramsey of Kennametal

3/14/2018
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This episode, recorded live at a recent conference, consists of a conversation between Jim and Jason and their guest, Mike Ramsey, Global Vice President of The Industrial Diversified Market Unit at Kennametal. Kennametal is a global manufacturer of cutting tools, mills, drills, taps, and more, so Jason and Jim thought it would be great to The post 2018 Trends In Cutting Tools and the Manufacturing Industry with Mike Ramsey of Kennametal appeared first on MakingChips.

Duration:00:29:34

High Pressure Coolant Systems: Should You Take The Leap?

3/8/2018
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Every now and then a technology comes along that everyone is talking about, and high pressure coolant systems are the big topic of conversation in the manufacturing world right now. Jim and Jason discuss these amazing systems on this episode of MakingChips. They cover the advantages of high pressure coolant systems, how you can determine The post High Pressure Coolant Systems: Should You Take The Leap? appeared first on MakingChips.

Duration:00:26:58

3 Ways to Improve Your CAM Skills

3/5/2018
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are thrilled at what’s to come in the near future for the MakingChips Podcast. While Jim and Jason are busy implementing the final changes to the new MakingChips, we wanted to share with you one of our favorite episodes from the MakingChips Vault. On this episode we interview Matt Sump, Account The post 3 Ways to Improve Your CAM Skills appeared first on MakingChips.

Duration:00:16:36

MC137: 3 Ways to Improve Your CAM Skills [MC Archive]

3/1/2018
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are thrilled at what’s to come in the near future for the MakingChips Podcast. While Jim and Jason are busy implementing the final changes to the new MakingChips, we wanted to share with you one of our favorite episodes from the MakingChips Vault. On this episode we interview Matt Sump, Account Executive at ShopWare Inc, to discuss CAM Software and Dynamic Machining. ShopWare is a value added reseller of Mastercam Cad/Cam Software & ProShop ERP. Matt shares...

Duration:00:26:42

MC135: 5 Drivers of Success From A Manufacturing Startup

2/9/2018
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are thrilled at what’s to come in the near future for the MakingChips Podcast. While Jim and Jason are busy implementing the final changes to the new MakingChips, we wanted to share with you one of our favorite episodes from the MakingChips Vault. On this episode, we will be speaking with Patricia Miller, CEO of Matrix 4, a design and manufacturing house of plastic products based out of Woodstock, IL. Matrix 4 is 40 years old, yet operates with a start-up...

Duration:00:28:50

MC134: Introduction to Robots in Machining w/Brian Panek [Replay]

2/1/2018
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are thrilled at what’s to come in the near future for the MakingChips Podcast. While Jim and Jason are busy implementing the final changes to the new MakingChips, we wanted to share with you one of our favorite episodes from the MakingChips Vault. On this episode, we will be speaking with Brian Panek of Panek Precision, a leading precision machine shop, located outside of Chicago, IL. Brian takes us through the history of the shop and it’s longtime...

Duration:00:35:47

MC133: Kill The Castings and Continuous Improvement at Orbitform

1/24/2018
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are excited to bring back Phil and David from Orbitform as we conclude our interview with a detailed discussion on Orbitform's continuous process improvements. We'll talk about the steps that your manufacturing business can take to start implementing continuous process improvements. In manufacturing news, we give our take on the newly passed tax reform bill and it's impact on manufacturing in the United States. We also share some exciting news about the future...

Duration:00:46:16

MC132: Leading Indicators in Acquisitions – Orbitform’s Growth Engine

1/18/2018
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are excited to bring you part two of our interview with David Shirkey and Phil Sponsler of Orbitform. David and Phil walk us through their process of grading potential acquisitions. We'll also hear about their active involvement in The Assembly Trade Show and how they quantify their ROI. Later on, we learn about David's discovery of the MakingChips Podcast, as he explains the takeaways their business has received from the show. Episode Outline: [00:01] -...

Duration:00:28:23

MC131: A Driven Process for Manufacturing Sales

1/10/2018
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Hello Metalworking Nation! On today’s episode, we welcome two very special guests from Orbitform to the MakingChips Podcast. We are pleased to welcome Phil Sponsler (President of Orbitform) and David Shirkey (Manager of Strategic Initiatives). Orbitform (Jackson, Michigan) manufacturers custom assembly machines and assembly systems to customers and industries around the world. Phil and David tell us the story of how Orbitform was started and how they got involved with the company. We'll...

Duration:00:35:53

MC129 – What Does Your Future Look Like?

12/20/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation and Happy Holidays from all of us at MakingChips! We are happy to be back in our DMDII studio where today we will be expanding upon some similar processes from our last episode. What does your future look like? Do you have a short, medium, and long-term vision of where you see your company? Jason and Jim lay down the framework for achieving your future desire for your business. In Manufacturing News, we discuss the latest NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, which...

Duration:00:41:21

MC128: 5 Questions That Manufacturing Leaders Need To Ask Themselves Now

11/23/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation and Happy Thanksgiving from MakingChips! Where do you see your manufacturing business in the next five years? Do you have a vision of your company's future? On today's episode, Jim & Jason share 5 Questions that Manufacturing Leaders need to ask themselves right now. In manufacturing news, we talk about a groundbreaking new surgical procedure and how it relates to manufacturing. Jim and Jason also share their plans for Thanksgiving, and news related to their...

Duration:00:35:41

MC127: LinkedIn 2.0

11/14/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are thrilled to be back in the MakingChips studio! On today's episode we answer a listener's questions about the social media platform, LinkedIn. Jim and Jason both share their individual strategies for using the business platform -- notably for creating a conversation, strengthening their personal brand, and connecting with like minded individuals. They'll share their LinkedIn do's and don'ts, as well as their goals for optimizing the platform's full...

Duration:00:30:21

MC126: Where to Begin with Making the List

10/24/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are pleased to bring you another episode in our #MarketingForMakers series with Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology. On today's episode we welcome back Red Caffeine's Julie Poulos along with Dan Mantilla and Natalie Dubs as they help you answer the question -- "Who Do I Market To?" Where do you start? It starts with a list! Julie and her team cover the four challenges that most mid market manufacturers face when figuring out who to market themselves to. We'll...

Duration:00:35:00

MC125: Economic Expectations for Manufacturing Leaders in 2018 and Beyond

10/10/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are pleased to welcome back by popular demand, Bill Strauss - Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. On today's episode Bill shares his professional insight on several different topics relating to manufacturing and the global economy. We'll hear about manufacturing's economic performance in the U.S., the potential economic impact of new trade agreements, the current outlook of the stock market, and the lasting impact of...

Duration:00:53:48

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