222 episodes

Noah Graff, Editor of Today’s Machining World, and Used Machinery Dealer, interviews manufacturing company owners, equipment gurus, and other brilliant folks to help professionals working in manufacturing, precision machining in particular. He and his guests discuss topics such as how to build a successful businesses and the latest machining technology.

Swarfcast Today's Machining World

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

Noah Graff, Editor of Today’s Machining World, and Used Machinery Dealer, interviews manufacturing company owners, equipment gurus, and other brilliant folks to help professionals working in manufacturing, precision machining in particular. He and his guests discuss topics such as how to build a successful businesses and the latest machining technology.

    Ghosted by a Customer, What Do You Do?—EP 215

    Ghosted by a Customer, What Do You Do?—EP 215

    I’m dealing with a customer right now who seems interested in some CNC machines Graff-Pinkert has for sale. They told me they needed this type of machine ASAP! And these machines are RARE! They even said they had a big job for the machines already and they are on the “verge of pulling the trigger [...]

    • 17 min
    How to Prevent Fires in Your Machine Tools with Mike Campo-EP 98

    How to Prevent Fires in Your Machine Tools with Mike Campo-EP 98

    On this week’s classic 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, [...]

    • 38 min
    Leaving your Father’s Manufacturing Company and then Founding Your Own, With Howard Sheldon-EP 214

    Leaving your Father’s Manufacturing Company and then Founding Your Own, With Howard Sheldon-EP 214

    Our guest on today’s show, Howard Sheldon, grew up working in his family’s third generation precision turning company. He planned to eventually take over the business from his father, but unfortunately succession didn’t happen the way he had hoped. Howard left his family company in his mid-30s, and 10 years ago started his own Swiss [...]

    • 49 min
    Sharing What's Working and What Isn't, with Reid Leland

    Sharing What's Working and What Isn't, with Reid Leland

    It seems that today’s younger generations of workers, such as millennials, want to understand why they are instructed to do their jobs in a certain way more than their predecessors. Many of today’s employees are not content to just follow orders and take home a check. They want to feel invested in their work, they [...]

    • 29 min
    Supplying Medical Parts Directly to Hospitals, with Thadd Mellott-EP 213

    Supplying Medical Parts Directly to Hospitals, with Thadd Mellott-EP 213

    My guest on today’s show, Thadd Mellott, called us at Graff-Pinkert because he needed a Star SB20 CNC Swiss machine. His company, Circle M Spring, in Warsaw, Indiana, produces medical parts, including implantable orthopedic components. Circle M Spring is currently merging with a medical component design company that specializes in sports medicine. Thadd is incredibly [...]

    • 44 min
    How to Market a Manufacturing Business by Becoming a Thought Leader, with Joe Sullivan-EP 137

    How to Market a Manufacturing Business by Becoming a Thought Leader, with Joe Sullivan-EP 137

    In the last year, our used machinery company, Graff-Pinkert, has been successfully growing our business brokering division. This podcast and Today’s Machining World have played a huge part in our marketing. They have established us as thought leaders in the machining industry, and that is bringing in customers. It only took 24 years of writing [...]

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Multispindle ,

Recommended

Loved the podcast!! Very interesting for all audiences

JB241224 ,

Must listen!

Love this podcast. A lot of unique content about the manufacturing industry that isn’t in the media anywhere else. Highly recommend the episodes that highlight businesses in the industry and hearing their success stories, how they started and have grown to their current point. Keep up the great work!

JagWire06 ,

Losing its focus

While I understand the use of the platform as a venue to help people hear stories and relate to others with differences, it’s not what I’m here to listen to. There is plenty of better content elsewhere for self help, marriage counseling or transgender stories. I’m disappointed in how it’s lost its focus on machining and business.

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