Manufacturing Rockets in College, with Anirudh Pal and Xander Wells—EP 166

October 3, 2022 - 4:47pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

At IMTS 2022, I stumbled upon a booth with an impressive 28 foot rocket on display, constructed by students from the Purdue University Bechtel Innovation Design Center.

Anirudh Pal, an operations manager at Bechtel, and Xander Wells, an undergraduate teaching assistant at Bechtel, told me the story behind the rocket’s creation when I interviewed them for today’s podcast.

How to Save Money on Cutting Tools, with Bryan Stusak and Steve Vanderink–EP 165

September 23, 2022 - 1:45pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Steve Vanderink and Bryan Stusak of Iscar Metals Interviewed by Noah Graff at IMTS 2022

At IMTS 2022, I had the privilege of interviewing Bryan Stusak and Steve Vanderink, two product specialists from Iscar Metals, world renown seller of cutting tools for machining. We talked about the latest developments in cutting tool technology that enable faster changeover, and how to save money by using inserts properly when removing small amounts of material.

Defending Your Manufacturing Company From Cyber Attacks, with Drew Phillips–EP 162

September 6, 2022 - 1:37pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Drew Phillips, senior systems integration engineer at MxD (Manufacturing x Digital)

Are you vaccinated against the Virus? 

Is your computer system prepared for the inevitable attack?

Today’s podcast discusses the scary reality that manufacturers are the number one target of cyber attacks around the globe. Manufacturing companies are at risk for ransomware and intellectual property theft. It’s even possible for hackers to take control of a factory’s machine tools remotely.

Pay For It If You Believe In It

August 23, 2022 - 4:29pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

If you really wanted to buy something that you thought could be important in your life, would you be willing to walk away from the opportunity because the price tag seemed higher than it should be or because you felt offended by the seller? I ran into this dilemma this week.


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