Betting Your Savings to Start a Machining Company, Dulio Arellano (Part II)—EP 219

June 14, 2024 - 11:50am -- Selcuk Gulboy

Using savings to buy a 20-year-old Swiss machine that’s been sitting idle for year is a gamble. Buying one to start a machining company without any customers yet or a place to put the machine means really going ALL IN.

Today’s podcast is Part II of my interview with Dulio Arellano, founder of Premier Swiss in Addison, Illinois.

18-Year-Old Immigrant Becomes Machine Shop Founder, Dulio Arellano (Part I)—EP 218

June 3, 2024 - 12:54pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

My guest on today’s show immigrated to the United States from Mexico at 18 years old, went to tech school, worked his way up in job shops, became one of the top technicians at Tornos, and then founded his own successful job shop.

Dulio Arellano is the founder of Premier Swiss, a Tornos Swiss screw machine shop in Addison, Illinois.

How to Cut Machine Setup Time in Half, with Paul Van Metre – EP 97

May 28, 2024 - 12:05pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

This week on Swarfcast, we’re sharing an interview we originally did back in 2020 with Paul Van Metre, Co-Founder of ProShop ERP.

During our discussion, Paul shares a lot of valuable and timeless information that can help your shop run more efficiently. Since we did the interview, he has also started his own podcast, called Machine Shop Mastery: We invite you to give it a listen!


On today’s show we’re talking about how to set up machine tools efficiently.

How to Buy and Sell Machines Like a Used Machinery Dealer–EP 217

May 20, 2024 - 12:24pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Noah Graff with a Used EPIC Hydromat Rotary Transfer Machine

Do you ever wonder how I make a living buying and selling old iron?

Sometimes Graff-Pinkert’s used machinery business boggles our own minds too. But we have some tricks of the trade that make it possible for me to pay my mortgage, and on today’s podcast I’m going to share a few of them with you.

We’re running an episode from the Job Shop Show podcast, where I was interviewed last year.

Escaping Your Comfort Zone with Lean Manufacturing, Matthew Rassi-EP 216

May 6, 2024 - 1:01pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Matthew Rassi, Lean Manufacturing Consultant and founder of Twenty Helping Hands.

Working in the machining industry I hear the term “lean manufacturing” mentioned a lot. But what does the word “lean” really mean in this context? And how do you implement it in your company? 

To help me clarify these questions, I interviewed Matthew Rassi, founder of Twenty Helping Hands. He’s a lean manufacturing consultant who has been working in the manufacturing industry for over two decades.

Ghosted by a Customer, What Do You Do?—EP 215

April 19, 2024 - 12:47pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Noah Graff waiting for Ghosting Customer to Text Back

I’m dealing with a customer right now who seems interested in some CNC machines Graff-Pinkert has for sale. They told me they needed this type of machine ASAP! And these machines are RARE!

They even said they had a big job for the machines already and they are on the “verge of pulling the trigger any day now.”

But then they stopped returning my phone calls. They’re ghosting me, and my crock brain is getting the best of me.


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