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Change, Fear, and Screw Machines

February 7, 2024 - 11:41am -- Selcuk Gulboy

“I can’t hire a cam multi-spindle operator who knows what they’re doing! I’m throwing out my multi-spindles and going all CNC.”

“These old Acmes, Wickmans, or New Britains pay for themselves every three months. They’ve left a wide open field for me!”

Selling used screw machines at Graff-Pinkert, we hear both stories every week.

It is the story of change and fear. Today I will focus on the quandary and opportunity.

Becoming the Machining Doctor, with Erez Speiser- EP 208

January 31, 2024 - 12:54pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Erez Speiser, Creator of machiningdoctor.com

Have you ever dreamed about combining your expertise and passions to become an entrepreneur?

My guess on today’s podcast did just that. Erez Speiser is the creator of machiningdoctor.com, a site for professionals in the machining industry to get technical information to simplify their work. The site offers resources such as a sophisticated feeds and speeds calculator for six types of machining processes. It even contains a machining encyclopedia.

3D Printing Houses With Robots, Jonathan Ladouceur-EP 48

January 25, 2024 - 11:17am -- Selcuk Gulboy
Jonathan Ladouceur of Twente Additive Manufacturing with ABB IRB 4600 Robot

As the housing market has slowed recently in our current economy, alternative types of construction such as 3D printing with concrete have become more and more relevant. It brought me back to a classic podcast episode we did a while back.

The technology has advanced since we recorded this episode in 2019, but still you will be wowed.

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Precision Machining Class in Session, with Jerod Dailey-EP 207

January 18, 2024 - 11:47am -- Selcuk Gulboy
Jerod Dailey, Precision Machining Instructor at South Adams High School in Northeast Indiana

My guest on today’s podcast, Jerod Dailey, could have been a mechanical engineer or even a doctor if he wanted to, but instead, he followed his passion and became a journeyman machinist right out of high school.

Then he fell into a career 24 years ago, teaching precision machining to high schoolers at South Adams High School in Northeast Indiana, which happens to be the Number 1 machining region in the United States.

Hard Lessons We Learned in the Machining World in 2023–EP 206

January 5, 2024 - 1:02pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Lloyd and Noah Reflecting on 2023

Happy New Year everybody!

On today’s podcast, Lloyd Graff and I reflect on the ups and downs of machining world in 2023 and give our thoughts about what we might see 2024. As you would expect, we discuss a number of topics in addition to precision machining, such as the US’s unpredictable economy, anti-semitism, and my intention to bite off more than I think I can chew and then figure out how to it chew later.

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Making A Difference

January 3, 2024 - 1:01pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Lloyd with his Wife, Risa, and Daughter Sarah’s Family

Last night, I watched the film, It’s a Wonderful Life, with my wife, Risa, and my daughter’s family in California.

I wept profusely, as I always do watching my favorite movie, and my son-in-law, Scott, did too. My oldest granddaughter, Eliana, wanted to know why I was affected so emotionally.

Meeting People Project: My Fellow Treasure Hunter, Steve

December 21, 2023 - 11:18am -- Selcuk Gulboy

Today I’m debuting a new episode series under the Swarfcast umbrella that I’m going to put out every so often.

From April 19, 2018, until April, 19, 2019, I spent an entire year meeting at least one stranger every day and documented everyone I met.

Some days I met 10 people, other days I was lucky to have a short conversation with one person.

After a few months, I decided I would write about the experience and create mini podcast episodes about the people I met.

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