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Workholding Evolves with Great Partnerships Featuring Eric Nekich of 5th Axis

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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Segments:

  • 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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