Welcome to MakingChips -
We believe that manufacturing is challenging, but if you are connected to a community of leaders, you can elevate your skills, solve your problems and grow your business.
Making Chips is a weekly podcast that will EQUIP and INSPIRE MANUFACTURING LEADERS to succeed in the challenging world of manufacturing. Our mission is for the METALWORKING NATION to Think Differently About Manufacturing In Order to Elevate their Game.
Your hosts, Jason Zenger & Jim Carr, own manufacturing businesses and interview other leaders in the metalworking, machining, fabrication, tooling and machine tool industries. We have interviewed successful manufacturing CEOs you may have not heard of and also the biggest names in manufacturing like Titan Gilroy from Titans of CNC, John Saunders from NYC CNC, Mark Terryberry from Haas Automation and others from MakerCast, Sandvik Coromant, Autocrib and more.
Think of us as your virtual community of manufacturing peers to help solve your toughest problems and grow your business.
"Making Chips has provided a transparent approach to sharing within the manufacturing community and a modern platform to do so. Thank you both for taking the lead on moving our industry segment forward!"
Patricia Miller - CEO & Visionary (Matrix IV)
I really think what you guys are doing is a great, great thing for manufacturing. I have learned so much already from many of your episodes, and am so thrilled to have met people that get as revved up about manufacturing as I do!
Cassandra Haupers – Vice President of Operations (Swiss Precision Machining)
I love being able to experience what manufacturers are doing to promote culture and engage their team members and community. All of us are smarter than one of us. That is why I am part of the Making Chips tribe.
Barry E. Walter, Jr. – Chief Operating Officer (Barry E. Walter, Sr. Co.)
Finally, relevant manufacturing media that is actually entertaining!
Dietmar Goellner – Chief Executive Officer (Advanced Machine & Engineering / Hennig)
The more manufacturing companies we can get to think this way, the stronger our industry will be. Thank you for sharing!
Jess Giudici – Manager, Talent and Culture
I’m thankful to you for creating MakingChips for the Metalworking Nation so that Owners / Employees can strengthen their companies.
Phil Sponsler – President (ORBITFORM)
I love the podcast! It really serves to fill a void in the manufacturing world. I will admit I always feel a little more inspired.
Jason Falk – Senior Application Engineer, CMTSE (HURCO)
Thanks to all the great info on your podcasts and the website.
Dave Lechleitner – Director of Solutions and Product Marketing (KEYEDIN)
I really love what you guys are doing to advance the mfg industry in a way that really reaches the right audiences.
Jeff Rizzie – Senior Manager-Business Development (Sandvik Coromant)
IMTS 2022 - What's New For You?
In episode 272 of MakingChips, hosts Jim Carr and Jason Zenger talk with Peter Eelman, Vice President and Chief Experience Officer of AMT, about IMTS 2022, the return of their in-person trade show, and what’s in store for the future of IMTS events.
3 Easy Data Points to Learn From Your Machine
In episode 271 of MakingChips, hosts Jim Carr and Jason Zenger sit down with Akshat Thirani, the CEO and Co-founder of Amper Technologies, Inc., and Charles Morley, the President of Schleifring Medical Systems, to talk about how Charles implemented Amper technology in his shop, and the benefits it has had on his business.
Product Management vs Sales Management at a Manufacturing Company
In episode 270 of the MakingChips podcast, hosts Nick Goellner, Jim Carr and Jason Zenger are joined by Mark Cunningham and Kim Akimoto from CLEAR Solutions Sales Consulting to discuss the differences between product and sales management at manufacturing companies, and how strategic sales tools can lead sales teams to success.
Retirement: Yes, No or Never?
In episode 269 of MakingChips, Jim Carr, Jason Zenger and Nick Goellner discuss Retirement: Yes, No or Never. This could be a step in evaluating your decision whether you are a manufacturing leader at the highlight of your career or at the beginning stages of your career with plans for greatness.
Intro to the R&D Tax Credit for Manufacturing
In episode # 268 of MakingChips, Jason, Jim and Nick discuss the R&D Tax Credit. This could be a huge saving for your manufacturing company, but please don’t take this episode as legal, accounting or any similar advice; you should contact a professional after you have listened to this episode.
Why You Need to Consider These New and Low-Cost Employee Benefits
In episode of #267 MakingChips, host Jim Carr and Jason Zenger discuss Why You Need to Consider These New and Low-Cost Employee Benefits"
Great Industry Insight
3 professionals from different parts of the Industry, tough to beat that insight!
The OGs of manufacturing podcasts
Great hosts with a ton of personality. And a solid addition with Nick Goellner. Tough to beat Making Chips.
Since discovering Making Chips 2 years ago and listening to the first 100 episodes within a few weeks it has become an essential part of my routine. You help me stay on top of news and trends in the industry, have thought provoking topics that help me be a better leader and do it all in a entertaining and interactive format! It’s quickly becoming required listening for managers in my shop!!!