228 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.

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    • 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.

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

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

    Auctions are always on our mind at Graff-Pinkert. Since Internet bidding became ubiquitous in the last 15 years they’ve become more of a challenge for dealers like us to capitalize on. But sometimes you still can still find a hell of a deal. In today’s episode we’re going to discuss how. If you like this [...]

    • 42 min
    How to Promote Your Business on LinkedIn, with Scott Aaron–EP 221

    How to Promote Your Business on LinkedIn, with Scott Aaron–EP 221

    I’ve had a LinkedIn profile for a long time, but I didn’t pay much attention to it until two years ago when I started using it to promote this podcast. I know it’s been helpful for me, but like all social media, the way it works is an enigma. I’m guessing that many of you [...]

    • 43 min
    What If The Employees Owned Your Company?, with Rich Gaffney–EP 220

    What If The Employees Owned Your Company?, with Rich Gaffney–EP 220

    The concept of an ESOP to me has always seemed extraordinary yet at the same time a little hard to grasp. E-S-O-P is an acronym for Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Basically it means an employee owned company. Our guest on today’s podcast is Rich Gaffney, Vice President of Commercial Operations at Sentry Equipment, a 100-year-old [...]

    • 52 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
    Betting Your Savings to Start a Machining Company, Dulio Arellano (Part II)—EP 219

    Betting Your Savings to Start a Machining Company, Dulio Arellano (Part II)—EP 219

    Using savings to buy a 20-year-old Swiss machine that’s been sitting idle for year is a gamble. Buying one to start a machining company without any customers yet or a place to put the machine means really going ALL IN. Today’s podcast is Part II of my interview with Dulio Arellano, founder of Premier Swiss [...]

    Manufacturing a $70,000 Wristwatch in the United States, with Josh Shapiro

    Manufacturing a $70,000 Wristwatch in the United States, with Josh Shapiro

    Our guest on the podcast today is a machinist, entrepreneur, and master craftsman.



    Josh Shapiro is the owner and founder of JN Shapiro Watches, one of the few high-end luxury wristwatch makers in the United States. His latest line of watches will be priced at $70,000 dollars and up.



    His operation uses the most state of the art CNC Swiss and turn mills, as well as manual turning technology developed as far back as the 1500s!



    Listen to the podcast or read the highlights to learn how Josh is producing watches like nobody else has in United States for last 50 years.

    • 47 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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