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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.

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.

How to Connect Efficiently with Manufacturing Customers, with Adar Hay–Ep. 160

July 29, 2022 - 3:35pm -- Selcuk Gulboy
Adar Hay, co-founder and CEO of Jiga

Our guest on today’s podcast is Adar Hay, co-founder and CEO of Jiga, a company providing a web platform for manufacturing buyers and suppliers to communicate and establish new relationships. It’s ironic how in today’s world, in which we have so many channels to communicate and network, it’s still complicated to do those things well. Jiga’s mission is to simplify those processes.

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

July 14, 2022 - 3:15pm -- Noah Graff

Our guest on today’s podcast is Justin Tauber, co-owner and Vice President of Integrated Machinery Systems (IMS), a machine tool distributor in Itasca, Illinois. 

Justin’s company sells a wide variety of machine tools, ranging from turning machines, machining centers, grinders, 3D printers and automation equipment. In our interview, Justin discussed the merits of high-end expensive European machine tools as well as the advantages of lower cost brands built in Taiwan. If you’re currently thinking about purchasing a new CNC machine, I think you will find this interview useful.

Cheaper Brass, Rising Celery

July 13, 2022 - 2:13am -- Selcuk Gulboy

What if the popular wisdom is wrong? As usual. 

For many decades, the consensus was that if inflation gets too hot, the Federal Reserve must raise interest rates to tame it. Reduce demand for goods and services by making them more expensive, then people will purchase less and the pressure on prices will seep out like air in a balloon. It makes sense, seemingly. The Fed is the only powerful force capable of doing this in the American economy because Congress and the President have become helpless beasts stuck in Washington sludge, incapable of reducing federal spending.

Inflation, Recession, Pretzels?

June 28, 2022 - 12:30pm -- Selcuk Gulboy

You are confused about inflation, interest rates, recession—your job. I’m not going to act like the Wall Street economist who knows less than nothing, but proclaims there is a 10% to 90% chance of recession to justify their million-dollar paycheck. 

I’m going to tell you what is going to happen over the next year. Give me a grade next July 4th when the fireworks go off.

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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.

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Pasta and Precision Parts, with Antonio Adiletta

December 2, 2021 - 7:47pm -- Flora M. Tan

Pasta machines operate a lot like cam screw machines, Antonio Adiletta told me when I interviewed him for this week’s podcast.

Antonio is co-owner of Arcobaleno and GAM Precision in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After growing up in Italy, Antonio moved to Canada and then eventually emigrated to the United States with his wife and business partner, Maja. He has manufactured, sold, and serviced fresh pasta making machines for 26 years, and for the last decade, he has simultaneously run a CNC machine shop.

Tornos DECO Swiss Meister, Achim Bauer

November 19, 2021 - 8:10pm -- Flora M. Tan

On today’s podcast I spoke to Achim Bauer, one of the most knowledgeable people I know about Tornos DECO CNC Swiss machines. His company, Bauer & Licht Industrietechnik OHG, in Pforzheim, Germany, is one of the only companies in the world that specializes specifically in rebuilding Tornos DECOs. Recently, I had the privilege to pick his brain about the nuances of the powerful sliding headstock machine that’s no longer manufactured yet still has a vast group of loyal users worldwide.

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