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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

MC122: How GT Automation Uses Xometry to Increase Sales

9/19/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are broadcasting remotely from a Xometry Vendor Partner, GT Automation Group in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Today we welcome Steve Gildea, President at GT Automation and Michael Dickson, VP of Customer and Partner Success at Xometry to the MakingChips Podcast, as they give us a deeper dive into the Xometry brand. We'll hear about the impact that Xometry has had on GT Automation as Steve walks us through the process that Xometry provides GT Automation to view and...

Duration: 01:02:00


MC121: The Spitfire Takes Control w/ Stacia Hobson

9/12/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! Today on MakingChips we welcome back Stacia Hobson for the second half of our two part interview. On this episode we'll hear about how her father reacted to their confrontation. Stacia also shares with us how she was able to take control of the business, what she would do differently in hindsight, how Image Industries addresses the skilled labor shortage, and we'll hear a bit about her award winning Toastmaster's speech. Later on, we'll hear from Charlie...

Duration: 00:36:49


MC120: Under Fire in a Family Business w/ Stacia Hobson

9/5/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! On this two part episode of MakingChips, we welcome Stacia Hobson, Co-Owner of Image Industries, Inc to our remote studio at the TMA in Schaumburg, IL. Image Industries offers stud welding solutions for compact construction equipment to service the agricultural and construction markets. They are the industry leaders in manufacturing threaded fasteners & hydraulic ports for these businesses. Stacia runs us through the history of the company and gives us a brief...

Duration: 00:57:05


MC119: Why Visionaries Need Integrators – Gaining “Traction” in Manufacturing

8/29/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! Two weeks ago we were joined by Patricia Miller and Will Scott of Matrix 4 as they introduced us to the roles of Visionary and Integrator. Today, we take a deeper dive into those roles as we learn how they have been implemented at Matrix 4. Patricia and Will share the impact that these vital roles have had on their company, as they equip and inspire you to effectively implement theses processes into your own business. We'll share with you the tools that helped...

Duration: 00:32:40


MC118: Considerations for Marketing Planning

8/22/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are excited to bring you another episode in our #MarketingForMakers series with Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology. Today we welcome back Julie Poulos (Vice President) and Kacey Keegan (Content Writer & Strategist) as they equip you with the key elements to consider when planning your marketing strategy. Topics on today's episode include: creating a campaign theme, developing and distributing content, showcasing your company culture, and determining a...

Duration: 00:33:55


MC117: Visionary and Integrator Relationships – One Model For Manufacturing Leaders

8/15/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are excited to bring back a former guest who’s incredible journey over the last few years has seen her go from an industry “newbie” to a manufacturing “rockstar". Two years ago we introduced you to Patricia Miller of Matrix 4, who had recently left her career in marketing to take over her grandfather’s failing manufacturing business. With a complete overhaul of the business, and the help of her partner Will Scott, Matrix 4 solidified a strong company culture...

Duration: 00:48:24


MC116: Shifting Into Overdrive with Nicole Wolter – Overcoming Adversity (Part 2)

8/8/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! On today’s episode, we bring you part two of our interview with Nicole Wolter, President of HM Manufacturing. Last week we heard about a dire situation within HM Manufacturing that rocked the family business to it's core. On this episode, Nicole shares how the company recovered, implementing new procedures and processes to help lift HM to where they are today. Episode Structure: [02:00] - e-Commerce [06:03] - Social Media [06:40] - Customer Terms in...

Duration: 00:17:56


MC115: Shifting Gears at HM Manufacturing – When Crisis Strikes On The Shop Floor (Part 1)

8/1/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation and greetings from our studio at the DMDII in Goose Island, Chicago. On this two part episode of MakingChips, we welcome back Nicole Wolter, President of HM Manufacturing Company. Nicole shares the captivating story of HM Manufacturing, a company that began with her father's passion for F1 racing. The downturn of the economy in 2008 proved to be the perfect time for Nicole to enter the family business, but as she would come to find out, things weren't quite what...

Duration: 00:39:36


MC114: Identifying Your Marketing Technology Stack

7/26/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are happy to bring you another episode of our #MarketingForMakers Series with Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology. Today we welcome back back Julie Poulos as she introduces Red Caffeine's Founder & CEO -- Kathy Steele. On this episode of MakingChips, we focus on integrating technology into your business. Kathy and Julie walk us through some starting points that will equip and inspire you to identify gaps in your business technology stack. Today's discussion...

Duration: 00:37:38


MC113: How Do You Judge Your Personal Success?

7/18/2017
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Success is one of those concepts that we all understand, and yet, in reality it means something different to each individual. For some, it is financial, for others it is freedom to be able to lead a certain lifestyle. On this episode of MakingChips, we examine the concept of personal success as Jim and Jason ask: "What does success look like for you, and have you achieved it?”. Jim Carr makes an appearance in this week’s manufacturing news as we discuss Illinois’ personal income...

Duration: 00:33:55


MC112: 7 Ways To Lead Like An Airline Executive (Satire)

7/5/2017
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In business, we all know things don’t always go the way they’re supposed to. Shipments become delayed, orders aren’t finished on time, and plans can change in an instant. Sometimes you can’t keep up with your end of the transaction. So what is the appropriate way to respond to these unfortunate occasions, even if they’re out of your hands? Maybe we can all learn something from the major airlines on how (not) to handle these instances. On this satirical episode of MakingChips, we list 7...

Duration: 00:31:57


MC111: Website Planning For Manufacturers

6/27/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! Today, we are bringing you another episode in our #MarketingForMakers Series with Red Caffeine. We are pleased to welcome back Julie Poulos as she introduces Red Caffeine's Tech Lead /Lead Developer / Front End Designer -- Chaz Klein. Today's episode focuses on the face of your business -- your website. Julie and Chaz guide us through some steps that will equip you with questions you should be asking yourself before diving into a new website. We'll talk about...

Duration: 00:37:25


MC110: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

6/6/2017
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"The more comfortable you get with trying new things, the more you're going to say yes to new challenges." Hello Metalworking Nation! Today, we are coming to you from our new studio at the DMDII in Goose Island, IL. On today's episode, Jim and Jason share their experiences that led them to step out of their comfort zone, and pursue new challenges. We'll hear from each of them as they explain what challenging their comfort zone means to them. In manufacturing news, we talk about how...

Duration: 00:22:13


MC109: What’s Your Archetype? – Developing Your Brand Identity

5/30/2017
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There are 12 Master Brand Archetypes. Which one are you? Hello Metalworking Nation! We are thrilled to bring you another episode in our MakingChips Marketing Series with Red Caffeine. On today’s episode we welcome two special guests from Red Caffeine; Shannon Callarman - Content Director and Danny Wyse - Graphic Designer. We’ll hear Shannon explain what Archetyping is, and what it says about you and your brand identity. Later on, we’ll hear Danny talk about developing logos, and putting a...

Duration: 00:40:38


MC108: Overtime – Privilege or Entitlement?

5/23/2017
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Hellow Metalworking Nation! We are excited to be coming to you from our brand new studio at the DMDII in Goose Island, Chicago. On this episode of MakingChips, Jim and Jason talk about overtime in the manufacturing industry. Should workers count on it as a guarantee; or should it be considered a special privilege? We also speak about industry 4.0, our new studio, family vacations, and growing pains with acquisitions. In manufacturing news, we comment on Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement of...

Duration: 00:25:04


MC107: MakingChips at DMG MORI USA Innovation Days in Chicago

5/15/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! Today we are coming to you from DMG MORI’s Innovation Days in Hoffman Estates, IL where we are pleased to welcome some very special guests to the show. On this episode we’ll be speaking with three different manufacturing leaders, and getting their perspective on hot-button topics including automation, strategic visioning, digitization, and mitigating the skills shortage. First, we welcome Thorsten Schmidt, CEO of DMG MORI USA. Thorsten touches on DMG MORI's...

Duration: 00:35:41


MC106: A Prag’madik Way To Elevate Yourself and Your Manufacturing Company w/ Andrea Olson

5/9/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are thrilled to bring in a very special guest this week; someone who we truly believe can help elevate your leadership to the next level. Today we welcome Andrea Olson, founder and CEO of Prag'madik. Prag'madik works with technology companies, industrial manufacturers, and professional service companies that are facing challenges to growth, and looking to make their operations more efficient and effective. On this episode we'll discuss and evaluate several...

Duration: 00:45:59


MC105: Use Interviews to Discover Your Brand and Get More Business

5/2/2017
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How well do you know your customers and their needs? And, how well do you meet those needs? The only way to accurately pinpoint the most important expectations of your clients and how you are performing against them is to hear it directly from them. On today's episode, we talk about interviewing current, prospective and lost clients. We welcome back Julie Poulos, Kacey Keegan, and Jimmy Merritello with Red Caffeine Marketing+Technology for our MakingChips Marketing Series. They share some...

Duration: 00:32:05


MC104: How a Former Machinist is Seeking to Empower the Shop Floor: Machine Monitoring with MachineMetrics

4/25/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! Today we welcome Eric Fogg, Co-Founder and Partner of MachineMetrics, to the MakingChips Podcast. Eric started as a CNC machinist and identified an area in the throughput process that he believes can significantly help increase spindle uptime through a machine monitoring system called "MachineMetrics". MachineMetrics is a cloud solution that improves transparency and production efficiency for manufacturing facilities by automatically collecting, analyzing, and...

Duration: 00:48:37


MC103: Pumping Your Heart Into It w/Tom Carmazzi

4/18/2017
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Hello Metalworking Nation! We are back in Burr Ridge, IL -- headquarters of the Tuthill Corporation for Part 2 of our interview with CEO Tom Carmazzi. "It's the foundation of our success and it's something we require of each other no matter what our role or what day it happens to be." -Tuthill (Four Sticks) Tom shares with us his lessons on leadership - the foundation of Tuthill's success. We'll hear about the "Four Sticks", a favorite symbol of the company, and Tom tells the story of...

Duration: 00:21:30

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