Precision Machining Class in Session, with Jerod Dailey-EP 207

January 18, 2024 - 11:47am -- Selcuk Gulboy
Jerod Dailey, Precision Machining Instructor at South Adams High School in Northeast Indiana

My guest on today’s podcast, Jerod Dailey, could have been a mechanical engineer or even a doctor if he wanted to, but instead, he followed his passion and became a journeyman machinist right out of high school.

Then he fell into a career 24 years ago, teaching precision machining to high schoolers at South Adams High School in Northeast Indiana, which happens to be the Number 1 machining region in the United States.

Hard Lessons We Learned in the Machining World in 2023–EP 206

January 5, 2024 - 1:02pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Lloyd and Noah Reflecting on 2023

Happy New Year everybody!

On today’s podcast, Lloyd Graff and I reflect on the ups and downs of machining world in 2023 and give our thoughts about what we might see 2024. As you would expect, we discuss a number of topics in addition to precision machining, such as the US’s unpredictable economy, anti-semitism, and my intention to bite off more than I think I can chew and then figure out how to it chew later.

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Making A Difference

January 3, 2024 - 1:01pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Lloyd with his Wife, Risa, and Daughter Sarah’s Family

Last night, I watched the film, It’s a Wonderful Life, with my wife, Risa, and my daughter’s family in California.

I wept profusely, as I always do watching my favorite movie, and my son-in-law, Scott, did too. My oldest granddaughter, Eliana, wanted to know why I was affected so emotionally.

Meeting People Project: My Fellow Treasure Hunter, Steve

December 21, 2023 - 11:18am -- Selcuk Gulboy

Today I’m debuting a new episode series under the Swarfcast umbrella that I’m going to put out every so often.

From April 19, 2018, until April, 19, 2019, I spent an entire year meeting at least one stranger every day and documented everyone I met.

Some days I met 10 people, other days I was lucky to have a short conversation with one person.

After a few months, I decided I would write about the experience and create mini podcast episodes about the people I met.

Freeing Humans One Robot at a Time, with Malachi Greb-EP 203

November 29, 2023 - 2:07pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Malachi Greb, CEO of Elite Automation

Malachi Greb, my guest on today’s show, has a mission, “freeing humans, one robot at a time.”

He is the founder of Elite Automation, a company that designs automated systems for manufacturing clients, taking manual processes and automating them with robotics, conveyors, vision, and more. They also provide robotic welding systems.

Malachi and I talked about some of the latest technologies in the robotics field. Malachi also hosts the Manufacturing Come Up Podcast.

Should I Buy the Expensive or Cheaper CNC Machine? With Justin Tauber–Ep. 159

November 17, 2023 - 12:27pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Should I Buy the Expensive or Cheaper CNC Machine? With Justin Tauber–Ep. 159

When you’re shopping for machines do you find yourself wondering if the more expensive option for a machine is the better one?

Does a taiwanese brand perform worse than a German brand?

Will one machine last longer than another?

Are some machines pretty similar between certain brands?

The truth is, paying more money for a machine tool does not always translate to better user experience or greater productivity.

Machining and life are more interesting than that!

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur—Not a Technician, with Steve Preda-EP 202

November 10, 2023 - 12:34pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

Do you ever ask yourself why the majority of businesses out there are struggling to survive while an elite handful are crushing it? On today’s podcast we are discussing that question.

Our guest is Steve Preda, founder of Steve Preda Business Growth. He is also an author of three books and the host of the Management Blueprint Podcast.

Steve coaches business owners to help them reach their ambitions, which often means scaling and maximizing their companies’ profitability or making business ownership a more pleasurable, fulfilling experience.

The Cost of a Great Manager

November 9, 2023 - 10:14am -- Selcuk Gulboy

The Chicago Cubs “requested” their extremely well-liked manager, David Ross, to vacate his job on Monday. His boss, Jed Hoyer, flew to Ross’s home in Tallahassee, Florida, to give him the news in person.

It was a shocking surprise to Cubs fans because Ross had another year to go on his contract, with an option year. 

UAW Sweeps Its World Series

November 3, 2023 - 1:20pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

The leaders of the Big Three shrunk to midgets as they walked to the mound against the electrician from Kokomo, playing for the first time in the big leagues. 

The corporate players had $20 million dollar contracts. Shawn Fain from the UAW team was on a rookie deal after barely making the squad. 

How did Fain and the UAW sweep their World Series? 

First, he seemed to understand the game better than the well-paid veterans. He asked for much more than he expected to get, including a 4-day workweek and $40 an hour. 


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