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Swarfcast Ep. 101 - Prototyping on a Desktop CNC Mill with Zach Dunham

November 11, 2020 - 12:35pm -- Nijazi Kuksi
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On today’s podcast we’re continuing our 5th season, discussing companies that machine their own products.

Our guest is Zach Dunham, Director of Marketing at Bantam Tools, a company which builds an 80-pound desktop CNC milling machine that costs under $4,000. This machine is designed for both novice and experienced machinists who want to quickly prototype and tweak new products.

Swarfcast Ep. 98 - How to Prevent Fires in Your Machine Tools with Mark Campo

October 13, 2020 - 11:08am -- Nijazi Kuksi
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On this week’s episode of Swarfcast, we’re talking about preventing fires inside of machinery. Our guest is Mike Campo, Midwest Regional Sales Manager with Firetrace International, makers of fire suppression systems and solutions. Fire suppression systems keep businesses, people and equipment safe by automatically detecting and suppressing fires in high-risk equipment, like CNC machines, vehicles and wind turbines.

Swarfcast Ep. 97 - Reducing Machine Setup Time up to 50% with Paul Van Metre

October 13, 2020 - 11:04am -- Nijazi Kuksi
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On today’s show we’re talking about how to set up machine tools efficiently.

Our guest is Paul Van Metre, co-founder of ProShop ERP. ProShop produces a comprehensive web-based and totally paperless shop management system for small to medium manufacturing companies. Paul says that using a few best practices, guided by ProShop’s management system, can reduce a machine setup time up to 50%.

Swarfcast Ep. 96 - Precision Machining in Spain with Patrick Bosch

October 13, 2020 - 11:01am -- Nijazi Kuksi
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On today’s episode we are discussing the machining industry in Spain.

Our guest is Patrick Bosch, Managing Director of Nagamohr, a 150 employee Tier 2 automotive company headquartered in Madrid, Spain. According to Patrick, despite Spain’s reputation as having a relaxed culture, its people are quite serious about manufacturing.

Swarfcast Ep. 95 - The Machining Business in Canada with Sander Boelen

September 4, 2020 - 11:14am -- Nijazi Kuksi
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This week we head to Canada, as we continue our season exploring the diverse world of machining around the globe. Our guest is Sander Boelen, founder of Allegiant 3D in Montreal, Canada. Allegiant 3D engineers and produces prototypes for OEMs in the photonics industry around the world; companies making products like lasers, medical instruments and dental scanners. 

Swarfcast Ep. 94 - The Machining World of South Africa with Peter Frow

August 21, 2020 - 10:17am -- Nijazi Kuksi
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On today’s show we’re discussing the machining business in South Africa. Our guest is Peter Frow. Peter has been immersed in the machining business and been a participant in the social change of South Africa over the last 50 years. While so many of his countrymen emigrated he stayed and has recently started a business building a new machine tool in South Africa called FAS Machine Tools.

Swarfcast Ep. 93 - Tricky Business of Running an Automotive Supplier in Brazil, with CEO Ali

August 21, 2020 - 10:14am -- Nijazi Kuksi
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On today’s show we are heading back to Brazil as we continue our season exploring the machining industry around the world.

Our guest is Ali Jamil Jomaa, executive director at Samot, one of the most significant automotive parts suppliers in Brazil. Jamil has been at Samot for 32 years and is an authority on the tricky business of running a large machining company in Brazil.

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