• 01:02

    S3-E4 Millennials and the Future of Manufacturing

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    North America’s manufacturing sector is on an upward trajectory. However, a shortage of young talent, compounded by Baby Boomers’ negative perceptions about Millennials, could impact its continued expansion, according to ThomasNet’s latest Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) research.


    Guests Karen Norheim of American Crane and Kevin Wolfe of Powill Manufacturing join Linda Rigano of ThomasNet to discus the critical role Millennials play in the future of manufacturing in America and the challenges associated with making manufacturing “cool” again. Tune in to this special Thursday edition of Manufacturing Talk Radio, this Thursday, December 4th at 1PM EST at MFGtalkradio.com

  • 01:01

    S2-E18 The State of Manufacturing in Texas

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    Tony Bennett, President of the Texas Association of Manufacturing  will join us to talk about the state of the State of Texas manufacturing; what’s happening, what’s hot, and what’s getting in the way for small and mid-sized manufacturers in Texas.


    The Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) represents over 450 large and small companies from every manufacturing sector, employing more than 894,000 Texans with an average compensation of $79,350 a year (the highest in the private sector). Texas manufacturers contributed $211 billion to the Texas economy in 2012 and one-third of all corporate taxes collected by state and local governments. Manufactured goods account for 94.6 percent of all Texas exports and Texas has held the distinction as the #1 exporting state in the U.S. for several consecutive years.

  • 01:01

    S3-E19 3D Printing, Is it the Key to Making Manufacturing in America Grow Again?

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    3/24/15 – 3D Printing has been around for more than 25 years, but how is it being used in manufacturing? How can it be used? Special Guest Terry Wohlers, President of Wohlers Associates Inc. joins us at MFG Talk Radio to discuss new developments and trends in rapid product development and additive manufacturing. In their 28 year history, the Colorado-based independent consulting firm has provided advice to 150 companies in the investment community, most being institutional investors that represent mutual funds, hedge funds, and private equity valued at billions of dollars. In addition to these companies, Wohlers Associates’ past work has involved over 240 client organizations in 24 countries around the world.


    Rick Lucas, Chief Technology Officer at ExOne will be on hand to talk about two areas where 3D Printing is currently useful: R&D rapid prototyping and replacement parts. Gain a sense of when/if 3D Printing will become a production line volume technology or will it be limited to R&D and replacement parts. 3D Printing will impact manufacturing in many ways – learn how it might evolve in your shop.

  • 00:50

    S1-E13 Young people and manufacturing

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    Special guest Linda Rigano, Executive Director, Media Relations, of ThomasNet and M.L. Peck, Vice President of ISM discuss exciting developments and young people in manufacturing.


  • 01:01

    S3-E3 Latest Manufacturing ROB- ISM PMI at 58.7%

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    "The November PMI® registered 58.7%. The report was issued  by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee.  Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the 18th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 66th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

  • 01:00

    What is 3D Printing? Is It The “Holy Grail” of Manufacturing?

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    2/24/15 – “The Holy Grail” of manufacturing could be here within this century, says futurist Michio Kaku. The current trends involving mass customisation and 3D printing are expected to accelerate. Joining us to discuss 3D printing are Prof. Elizabeth Lennon PhD and Peter Lindner PhD of Manhattan College.


    Topics covered will be basic 3D printing processes (extrusion vs. stereo-lithography), industrial and personal 3D printing systems, and the perspective impact in different sectors (healthcare, advanced specially devices, mass produced items).


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  • 01:00

    S3-E16 What is 3D Printing? Is It The “Holy Grail” of Manufacturing?

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    2/24/15 – “The Holy Grail” of manufacturing could be here within this century, says futurist Michio Kaku. The current trends involving mass customisation and 3D printing are expected to accelerate. Joining us to discuss 3D printing will be Elizabeth Lennon Phd and Peter Lindner Phd of Manhattan College.


    Topics covered will be basic 3D printing processes (extrusion vs. stereo-lithography), industrial and personal 3D printing systems, and the perspective impact in different sectors (healthcare, advanced specially devices, mass produced items).


    Listen LIVE right here on Tuesday, February 24th at 1PM EST.

  • 00:41

    S2-E16 How quality impacts manufacturing

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    Join co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady as they welcome Michael Barry from the American Society of Quality to discuss quality control at all levels within all organizations.  Regardless of the size of your company, you want to put out a quality product.  Learn how to manage that effort on Manufacturing Talk Radio.

  • 00:50

    S1-E17 May ISM Manufacturing AND Non-Manufacturing Report On Business

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    Brad Holcomb, the Committee Chair who prepares the Institute of Supply Management Manufacturing Report on Business® and Mr. Tony Nieves, Committee Chair of ISM’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business® discussing the key economic measurements of American business and industry with hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss. This historic combined conversation covered indicators from recent economic news.

  • 01:01

    S2-E17 The Missing Ingredient In Manufacturing: Quality Part 2

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    What does Quality mean? In manufacturing, a measure of excellence or a state of being free from defects, deficiencies and significant variations. It is brought about by strict and consistent commitment to certain standards that achieve uniformity of a product in order to satisfy specific customer or user requirements.


    Michael Barry from the American Society of Quality (ASQ) returns to our program to discuss quality control at all levels within organizations. Michael discusses how quality is a continuous process, that has no end. To learn more listen to this episode of mfg talk radio.

  • 00:40

    S1-E16 Reshoring Initiative and NV Manufacturing Association

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    This episode featured interviews with Harry Moser, Executive Director of Reshoring Initiative (www.reshorenow.org) discussing jobs coming back to America, and Ray Bacon, Executive Director of the Nevada Manufacturing Association (www.nvmanufacturers.org) discussing what has been happening at the state level in Nevada and neighboring states. These interviews were recorded live at ISM2014 in Las Vegas.

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