How to Navigate Material Shortages in Swiss Machining, with Steve Tamasi—EP. 153

April 14, 2022 - 4:17pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Steve Tamasi, Owner of Boston Centerless

By Noah Graff

Our guest on today’s show is Steve Tamasi, owner and CEO of Boston Centerless, a distributor and manufacturer of ground bar stock. I asked Steve why there is such a shortage of raw materials for precision turning manufacturers and what companies can do to deal with this problem. We also talked about how the war in Ukraine is affecting metals prices. What is pig iron, anyway?

Featured Video the Week

March 30, 2022 - 3:50pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

Star ECAS-20 CNC Swiss Lathe

Mfd. 2010

SN: 0601 (46)

20mm Capacity

Siemens control

With IEMCA Loader

Counter-face gang type tool post
Turning Tool: 6 Tools
Front-end working stationary tool: 4 tools (back end tool post)
Rear-end working stationary tool: 2 tools (back end tool post)
Power-driven tool: 6 tools

4-Spindle Back Working Unit
Stationary tool: 4 tools

Why the Machining Industry is Thriving, with Miles Free —EP. 149

March 7, 2022 - 2:11pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Miles Free, Director of Industry Affairs with PMPA

By Noah Graff

Our guest on the show today is my friend Miles Free, Director of Industry Affairs at the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA).

Miles was actually the first featured guest on this podcast four years ago, and we are very thankful to have him back for episode 149. He is definitely one of the most passionate people I know about the machining world. It was a great conversation in which we covered an array of topics, such as tariffs, shop safety, electric cars, and even a bit about Ghostbusters.

A More Intelligent Way to Hire, with Brian Balasia—EP. 148

March 1, 2022 - 3:13pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

By Noah Graff

Our guest on the podcast today is Brian Balasia, CEO and Co-Founder of TalentEi, a company that produces a software platform that matches employers and job seekers across a variety of sectors. Brian says the platform enables companies to hire superior people, more quickly, and at a better price than traditional hiring methods such as job descriptions and resumes.

Tracking Your Shop’s Performance, with Lauren Dunford—EP. 147

February 14, 2022 - 3:04pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

Our guest on today’s podcast is Lauren Dunford, CEO and cofounder of Guidewheel. Guidewheel produces a sensor that clips onto a machine tool’s power supply to collect data while it runs. The data helps manufacturers understand what processes on the shop floor need to be improved and guides them toward solutions.

Best of Swarfcast: Citizen CNC Swiss Lathes with Marc Klecka—EP 109

January 27, 2022 - 3:47am -- Flora M. Tan

Today’s show is the first episode of our new season about Swiss-Type CNC machining. Our guest is Marc Klecka, founder and president of Concentric Corporation, a prominent distributor of Citizen-Cincom CNC Swiss lathes in Cleveland, Ohio.

Listen with Google PodcastsApple Podcasts or your favorite app.

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