In this week's episode of MakingChips, hosts Nick Goellner and Jim Carr are joined by Eric Nekich, a Sales Manager at 5th Axis, to talk about workholding, and the changes in sales tactics through the years.
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3:30 | Jim and Nick play a manufacturing quiz game
10:30 | Nick introduces the episode guest Eric Nekich of 5th Axis
14:15 | Eric shares how he got involved in the manufacturing industry
16:00 | Eric talks about how 5th Axis grew from a contract manufacturer to a workholding brand
18:10 | Eric discusses how automation is growing in popularity in machine tool tending
22:00 | Jim talks about what his team likes about 5th Axis workholding
27:33 | Eric and Nick discuss how selling workholding has changed over time
37:14 | Eric explains the difference between the jaws on "dinosaur" vises and 5th Axis vises
40:44 | Eric talks about new modular automation components at 5th Axis
45:10 | Jim offers his final thoughts on the episode
47:09 | Jim and Jason explain the different technologies featured on IMTS Spark
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