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Swarfcast Ep. 116 - Mental Health in the Machining Business with Jackie, owner of PXR

March 27, 2021 - 1:13am -- Nijazi Kuksi
episode 116

Today’s podcast is the first episode of a new season about mental health. Our guest on the show is Jackie, owner of PXR Machining. Jackie spent the majority of her life trying to mask a significant part of herself from others and deny her own feelings about who she always knew she was. Through therapy she finally gained the courage to transition from a man to woman in her late 40s.

Swarfcast Ep. 114 - Live Tooling and Accessories for CNC Swiss with Jim Gosselin

March 8, 2021 - 12:21pm -- Nijazi Kuksi
episode 114

Our guest on the podcast today is Jim Gosselin, owner and President of Genevieve Swiss Industries. Genevieve Swiss sells innovative accessories specifically for Swiss CNC lathes, such as live tooling and cutting tools, to combat the problems small parts manufacturers constantly deal with.

Swarfcast Ep. 113 - A MultiSwiss Screw Machine to Maximize Production, with John Belmonte

March 1, 2021 - 10:53am -- Nijazi Kuksi
episode 113

On today’s podcast we continue our series about Swiss machining. Our guest is John Belmonte, owner and President of Mitotec, a precision turning company in Necedah, Wisconsin.

Recently Mitotec purchased a Tornos MultiSwiss 8X26 multi-spindle screw machine. The unique design of the MultiSwiss enables such quick changeovers the machine is running many of the same jobs the company has on its single spindle Swiss machines, but in a fraction of the cycle time.

Best of Swarfcast Ep. 31 – Ken Mandile, Employees Are Buying His Business

February 22, 2021 - 10:58am -- Nijazi Kuksi
best of swarfcast

We’re currently working on fresh new episodes of Swarfcast. In the meantime, we felt this “Best of” was fitting for the recent season on CNC Swiss machining. 

In March of 2019, we interviewed Ken Mandile, founder of Swissturn, a successful CNC Swiss machine shop in Oxford, Massachusetts. Ken’s children are not interested in taking over Swissturn when he eventually retires, so five years ago Ken began restructuring his company into an employee stock ownership plan or ESOP, in which he will gradually transfer ownership and management to his employees.

Swarfcast Ep. 111 - Producing Tiny Parts on Swiss with Dan Rudolph

February 11, 2021 - 10:43am -- Nijazi Kuksi
episode 111

On today’s podcast we continue our season about Swiss machining. Our guest is Dan Rudolph, co-owner and founder of Rudolph LLC. Rudolph LLC produces medical parts as small as .1 millimeter on Citizen lathes. The company has only three staff members, Dan, his wife, and his father, but Dan says he has no plans to hire employees and the company continues to grow. 

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