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Noah Graff, used machine tool dealer and editor of Today’s Machining World, interviews machining company owners, equipment gurus, and experts with insight to help and entertain people working in the machining field. We discuss topics such as how to find quality employees, customer acquisition, negotiation, and the best CNC equipment options for specific jobs.

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Noah Graff, used machine tool dealer and editor of Today’s Machining World, interviews machining company owners, equipment gurus, and experts with insight to help and entertain people working in the machining field. We discuss topics such as how to find quality employees, customer acquisition, negotiation, and the best CNC equipment options for specific jobs.

    Machinery Auctions Off the Stand with Robert Levy, (Part II)–EP. 146

    Machinery Auctions Off the Stand with Robert Levy, (Part II)–EP. 146

    Today’s episode is Part II of our interview with industrial auctioneer Robert Levy. In Part I, I tried to get an understanding of what’s going on inside the mind of an auctioneer. In the second part of the interview, I asked Robert to give me some practical advice on how to be a successful bidder […]

    • 39 min
    Machinery Auctions Off the Stand, with Robert Levy (Part I)

    Machinery Auctions Off the Stand, with Robert Levy (Part I)

    Today’s episode is Part I of a two part interview with Robert Levy, President of Robert Levy Associates. Robert has been an industrial auctioneer for 44 years and knows more about the auction business than anyone I’ve met. Auctions are fascinating and sometimes mysterious to me, so my goal in this interview was to get […]

    • 42 min
    Where Rotary Transfers Fit, with Kris Fugate

    Where Rotary Transfers Fit, with Kris Fugate

    My guest on today’s show is Kris Fugate, President of Revolution Machine Works, a prominent rotary transfer machine rebuilder, specializing in Hydromats. Hydromats can seem strange and overwhelming to those unfamiliar with them. Some say they their circular shape with 12 or 16 work stations reminds them of a UFO, and the machines can crank […]

    • 45 min
    Attached to Multi-Spindles, With Elliott May

    Attached to Multi-Spindles, With Elliott May

    Our guest on today’s podcast is Elliott May, engineer at BME in Port Huron, Michigan. BME builds original custom attachments for cam multi-spindles. They also rebuild Acme-Gridley screw machines. Elliott and I talked about a lot of fascinating things in this interview. How to keep old mechanical beasts relevant, getting young people into machining, and […]

    • 41 min
    Best of Swarfcast: Finding Purpose in Your Work with Brent Robertson—EP 37

    Best of Swarfcast: Finding Purpose in Your Work with Brent Robertson—EP 37

    Have you ever asked yourself what your purpose is when you go to work in the morning? Sometimes I wonder if I’m spending enough time making an important impact on the world, or if I’m too wrapped up in the mechanics of making deals on machine tools. In this week’s podcast we interviewed Brent Robertson […]

    • 26 min
    Best of Swarfcast: Citizen CNC Swiss Lathes with Marc Klecka—EP 109

    Best of Swarfcast: Citizen CNC Swiss Lathes with Marc Klecka—EP 109

    oday’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. Scroll down to read more and listen to the podcast, or listen with Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts or your favorite […]

    • 34 min

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