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  • 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.

  • 01:01

    S2-E14 Manufacturing Day 2014 and Manufacturing in America

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    Manufacturing Talk Radio will air a special live broadcast today at 1:00 p.m. EST today (Thursday, October 2) at right here with the three original founders and thought leaders of Manufacturing Day, Mr. Ed Youdell from Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International, Mark Troppe, Acting Director, Program Development and Manager of Strategic Partnerships with NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program, and Ned Monroe, Senior Vice President of External Relations for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).


    During the show, hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady will speak with Ed, Ned and Mark about the birth of Manufacturing Day, where manufacturing is going and growing in America, how the government could help or hinder those efforts, and some of the more than 1500 events taking place at manufacturing facilities all across America where company representatives are sharing the cool factor and great job opportunities in the industry (some 600,000 current openings).

  • 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.

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    S4-E2 ISM Manufacturing Report On Business & ISMs new model for purchasing

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    Get caught up on the latest Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) number from Brad Holcomb, chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Business Survey Committee who issues the Manufacturing Report on Business(R), followed by Tom Derry, CEO of ISM who will announce ISM’s new mastery model for advanced expertise in purchasing and supply chain careers.

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    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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  • 00:51

    S4-E5 - Aerospace Manufacturing Series #3 of 5: Mexico

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    Join Steve Calantuoni, Vice President of Marketing for The Tecma Group of Companies, Aldo Rodriguez, Director at Noranco, Inc., and Gale Thompson,renown industry expert and retired Vice President of Int’l Operations for The Offshore Group as they discuss Mexico’s vibrant and growing aerospace industry.

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    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.

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    S3-E12 Country of Origin Labeling – Made In The USA, Really!?

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     Learn about the shift from “Us VS Them” to “Us & Them” as global sourcing of raw materials and components rewrites “Made in the USA.” Cliff Waldman, Director of Economic Studies at MAPI, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation talks with Mfg TalkRadio’s hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady and presents his findings on the “Made in USA” label and the impact on the global supply chain.
    Listen to this free live show Tuesday, January 27th at 1PM EST only at mfgtalkradio.com 

  • 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.