Improving the Country Through Manufacturing

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With the term "manufacturing" being frequently used by the current Presidential administration, the MakingChips team discusses how this could impact the next generation's interest in the topic, and how manufacturing as a whole can be promoted to

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Solving Problems Too Large For One Company

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For some manufacturers, moving into the digital age can be difficult. Federico Sciammarella, CTO at MxD, discusses how, through using data and metrics, MxD can help manufacturers solve their problems and improve their workflows with digital

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Valuable College Alternatives for a Manufacturing Career

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In the world of manufacturing, is a college degree still a necessity? The MakingChips team sits down to discuss the future of manufacturing education, and alternatives, with former university professor and current CTO of MxD Federico Sciammarella.

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Manufacturing Returns More to the Economy Than Any Other Sector

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In this clip, the Making Chips podcast team takes a closer look at the data surrounding the manufacturing multiplier effect to examine the differences of returns to the economy between manufacturing and other industries.

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What is the Manufacturing Multiplier Effect?

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What exactly is the multiplier effect in regards to manufacturing? Compared to other industries, manufacturing plays a pivotal role in spurring economic growth. In this episode, Jim, Jason and Nick take a deep dive into the facts, and opinions, on

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The Future Factory: VR, AR, and Cobots

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As manufacturing continues to adapt and evolve, integrating more digital technologies than ever before, Federico Sciammarella and the MakingChips hosts discuss what they expect to see in the "future factory," including virtual and augmented reality.

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Developing the Manufacturing Workforce Through Public Schools

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Is developing a workforce still an issue in public schools? Federico Sciammarella explains how MxD in Chicago is helping develop the manufacturing workforce by promoting career awareness and educational programs.

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Manufacturing, the Unexpected Target of Cyber Attacks

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Part of the MakingChips Podcast Episode #215, President of MxD Federico Sciammarella discusses the need for awareness of cyber attacks, and why they're happening to manufacturing companies.

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John Saunders from NYC CNC on How to Train the Next Generation of Manufacturing Leaders

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In this segment of MakingChips Podcast Episode #199, John Saunders of NYC CNC shares his thoughts on what training should be focused on in order to create the manufacturing leaders of the future.

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Why Manufacturing Leaders Should Hire Veterans

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Making the decision to employ veterans may seem like a shot in the dark, but it could actually be the best hiring decision you will ever make as a manufacturing leader. Military veterans not only have the tangible leadership skills you need to grow

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THINC Summer Showcase at Okuma

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This summer, MakingChips made our way to North Carolina to visit Okuma headquarters for the THINC Summer Showcase. The THINC Developers Group provides a community for generating new applications for the Okuma control platform. Watch as Jim and Jason

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Old Tech Is New Again at WIMTS 2019

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Last week, MakingChips made the trek to Milwaukee, WI for WIMTS! While this was a smaller show, it still had a lot to offer.

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Creating Company Presence through Value Driven Content Marketing

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Content marketing provides an opportunity to expand your business and to offer something of value to the manufacturing community around the world.

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Why Manufacturers Need to Get on Social Media

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Believe it or not, your manufacturing customers are on social media. In fact, that is one of the most powerful ways to connect with them.

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A Manufacturing Career Could Be the Answer

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Choosing a new career path or education route can be intimidating, but a manufacturing career may just provide the perfect solution! Sarah Wierman shares her inspiring story and helpful insights into joining the manufacturing industry and how being

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The Power of How-To Manufacturing Videos with Haas

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HAAS Automation is leading the way in how-to manufacturing videos as an education tool for manufacturing leaders around the globe - as well as a content marketing tool to demonstrate how to use the newest HAAS equipment.

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Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap Through Inspiration

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How can the Metal Working Nation close the manufacturing skills gap? As the manufacturing industry continues to grow with the demand for fast and excellent production, it is imperative that the proper skills be found, fostered, and taught. Even with

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What Is A Manufacturing Leader?

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Here at MakingChips, we talk a lot about the manufacturing leader and how we are working to equip and inspire them. But, what is a "manufacturing leader?" Is it a business owner? Somebody who works in the C-suite of a manufacturing company? Or maybe

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The Entrepreneurial World of the Metalworking Nation

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Being a manufacturing leader is difficult, especially if you are a manufacturing entrepreneur! With so many possible opportunities and pitfalls, it can be hard to know how to navigate the small-business world of an entrepreneur. John Saunders joins

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What Is the Best Way to Fix the Skills Gap?

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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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