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What Is the Best Way to Fix the Skills Gap?

Challenges: Leadership, Workforce, Watch

We all know about the skills gap in manufacturing! In fact, it's almost become an overused buzzword... but that doesn't mean it has gone away. In fact, the skills gap is more prevalent now than ever! So, how do we fix it? There are a lot of ideas

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The Power of Associations - What Do They Do?

Challenges: Leadership, Community, Watch

While we were out in California, we visited the LA National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA). But associations are an old model... what is the power of associations in the future?

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The High Cost of Higher Education

Challenges: Workforce, Watch

Kurt Preisendanz is the Director of Training at the NTMA Training Centers in Southern California. Passionate about sharing the opportunities that machining has to offer the next generation, Kurt explains the challenges that trade schools face and

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Humanized Automation Is Taking Over Metalworking Nation with Autocrib

Challenges: Technology, Watch

We got to drop in at Autocrib, where they create vending machines for the manufacturing shop. From solving the issue of lost tools and parts to supplying a charging station for electronics, industrial vending machines will help manufacturing leaders

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Meet Your Robotic Tool Crib Attendant

Challenges: Technology, Watch

Steve Pixley - Founder & CEO of AutoCrib - dives into why vending machines are the Metal Working Nation’s new best friend on the shop floor. From solving the issue of lost tools and parts to supplying a charging station for electronics, industrial

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What Is Brand Voice in Manufacturing?

Challenges: Watch

After visiting Haas on our field trip to California, we sat down to discuss a recent podcast that Robert Rose from the Content Marketing Institute put out.

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Visiting the Largest Machine Tool Manufacturer in the US

Challenges: Workforce, Watch

MakingChips is on the road again, and this week we visited Haas Automation in Oxnard, California. Mark Terryberry, the celebrity and face of Haas' YouTube channel, toured us around the massive headquarters.

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MakingChips Live at the Okuma THINC Developers Group

Challenges: Leadership, Technology, Watch

We visited Okuma in Charlotte, North Carolina for an event for their THINC Developers Group. This podcast was recorded live onstage during the event! With so many automation systems available, it can be hard to know which to use to meet your

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Automation Is Not Just Robots

Challenges: Technology, Watch

Whenever we talk about automation in manufacturing, everybody always imagines robots picking, placing, and rapidly moving parts inside a safety cage. But, automation isn't just about robots!

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Cobotics Innovation Paves the Way of the Future

Challenges: Workforce, Technology, Watch

Cobotics are a current hot topic in the MetalWorking Nation. Innovation within the AI spectrum is opening new doors and possibilities for manufacturing leaders who are willing to embrace change. Guest speaker, Craig Zoberis, shares his “Aha!” moment

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Making Chips Means Making Money

Challenges: Process, Watch

Let's talk about our tagline... "If you're not making chips, you're not making money!"

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Utilizing Artificial Intelligence for Efficient Data Collection

Challenges: Technology, Watch

Data collection has taken many forms in the history of manufacturing, and now is the time to embrace the most efficient form yet - artificial intelligence.

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Genchi Genbutsu for Manufacturing Success

Challenges: Growth, Technology, Watch

Knowing your logistics and supply chain are important, when it comes to manufacturing. Having the right stuff in the right place at the right time is essential to succeeding in the industry. But what about personal logistics?

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Leading the Charge for Change in Manufacturing

Challenges: Process, Watch

Change in #manufacturing is an inevitable and exciting necessity that Jim and Jason are ready for the Metal Working Nation to embrace and experience. Even though the industry has a history of sticking with what has worked for generations,

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Are Cobots Useful in Manufacturing?

Challenges: Technology, Watch

Cobots have been around for a while now, but they long been relegated to testing, measuring, and other highly collaborative environments. So, are cobots really useful in the world of manufacturing?

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What's in Your Tech Stack?

Challenges: Process, Technology, Watch

Is your tech stack doing its job?

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Is MaaS Part of the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Challenges: Process, Technology, Watch

Just as software-as-a-service (SaaS) has been used to streamline the needs of businesses, manufacturing-as-a-service (MaaS) has started to emerge as a key element of the next industrial revolution.

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The Impact of LinkedIn Live with Danny Gonzales

Challenges: Growth, Technology, Watch

Danny Gonzales, founder of Optimum Productions and lead host of the weekly podcast Industrial Sage, chips in this week by introducing LinkedIn Live, a new live video broadcast service rolled out in February, and offering MakingChips listeners three

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Interviewing Tips for a Manufacturing Job

Challenges: Leadership, Workforce

Interviewing can be a bit nerve-wrecking, but being prepared beforehand can help ease the anxiety. On this episode of MakingChips TV, Jim Carr lists his 5 interviewing tips that will help you land that dream job.

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Using Hashtags to Expand Your Reach

Challenges: Growth, Technology

Everyone knows what hashtags are. However, not everyone knows how to use hashtags well. Hashtags are the key to discovery on social media. With the right hashtags, you can get your posts in front of new, larger and more engaged audiences.

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