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Swarfcast Ep. 73 – Assessing Your Machine’s Performance with Eric Fogg

March 23, 2020 - 2:31pm -- Nijazi Kuksi
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Our guest on today’s show is Eric Fogg, co-founder and head of machine connectivity at MachineMetrics. MachineMetrics produces a device that connects directly with machine tool PLCs and controls to track realtime and historical data on equipment. Operators use the data to assess how machines are truly performing, which is often quite different from what they perceive.

Read the full blog: https://todaysmachiningworld.com/eric-fogg/

Swarfcast Ep. 67 – Connecting Manufacturers Through the Cloud with Sunny Han

January 24, 2020 - 11:20am -- Nijazi Kuksi
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Our guest on today’s podcast is Sunny Han, founder and CEO of Fulcrum, a cloud based enterprise resource planning system, or ERP, for small to medium sized manufacturing companies. Besides creating a great ERP, Han says his true aspiration is to create a vast network of manufacturing companies, enabling them to work together seamlessly.

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Swarfcast Ep. 62 – Small but Profitable Swiss Shop with Travis Erickson

December 2, 2019 - 11:32am -- Nijazi Kuksi
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Today’s podcast guest is Travis Erickson of Precision Components of Oxnard, California. Precision Components runs Tornos CNC Swiss lathes, specializing in producing custom mil-spec contacts primarily for the aerospace industry. Travis and his father handle all of the company’s machining and quality duties and employ only three people in their shop.

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Swarfcast Ep. 60 – Alec Mandis, Machining in New Zealand Part 2

November 19, 2019 - 9:57am -- Nijazi Kuksi
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Today’s podcast is part 2 of an interview we did with Alec Mandis, Chief Executive of Accord Precision, the largest machined component manufacturer in New Zealand. Over the years Accord has strived to set itself apart by developing a diverse group of niche products. One example is a stainless steel diving helmet made from an investment casting which took the company three years of R&D to produce successfully.

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Swarfcast Ep. 59 – Alec Mandis on Machining in New Zealand

November 7, 2019 - 7:08pm -- Nijazi Kuksi
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Today’s podcast is part 1 of a two part interview with Alec Mandis, Chief Executive of Accord Precision, the largest machined component manufacturer in New Zealand. Accord exports precision products around the world, with 30% going to the United States. Alec described to us what it’s like to run a machine shop in a country of 5 million people, more associated with rugby and sheep than manufacturing. After the interview we started scheming how we could get down there for a sales call.

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