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What the Heck is a Samurai CNC Machinist? 309

Tags: Published On: Apr 18, 2022 12:00:00 PM

How do gaming, programming, and the world of a machinist look intersect? In this episode of MakingChips, Steve Courchane—the CNC Samurai—shares his “origin story,” talks about how programming and gaming are aligned, and how to apply gamification to machining to motivate employees. Because if your employees aren’t making chips, you aren’t making money! BAM. 

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  • [2:27] What’s going great in our businesses

  • [4:37] Manufacturing news: Shoe manufacturing shifting to the US

  • [8:00] Becoming the CNC Samurai: Steve Courchane’s origin story

  • [15:02] The convergence of programming and gaming

  • [19:37] The interface between Roblox and machining

  • [24:37] Gaming: Attracting the next generation to manufacturing

  • [26:08] How to apply gaming principles to motivate employees

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