Today’s Machining World

Today’s Machining World

Latest Episodes

How a Small Manufacturer Becomes Secure Enough for the DoD, with Jayme Rahz–EP 192
July 12, 2023

Today’s guest on the podcast is Jayme Rahz, CEO of Midway Swiss Turn, a small precision machining job shop in Wooster, Ohio. Around a quarter of Midway Swiss Turn’s business is supplying the U.S. Depa

College Fall
July 11, 2023

I feel like I’m at Manny’s Deli for lunch, walking down the buffet aisle almost overwhelmed by the tasty options. I’m writing this blog hoping to pick the tastiest threads to weave together. The Supreme Court ruled that Affirmative Action was uncons

How Unexpected Help Creates Profitable Relationships: Seeking Serendipity–EP 192
July 06, 2023

In November of 2015, our used machine tool company, Graff-Pinkert, bought a Schütte S32PC, mfd. 2002, in Cologne, Germany, from a dealer we didn’t know. It was a nice looking machine. A big 32mm CNC M

Should I Hire Ex-Felons?, with Kathryn Shibelski–EP 125
June 28, 2023

As a machinery dealer, very often I hear customers lament that they can’t find good people to work in their machine shops. To this I say, perhaps they need to be more creative in hiring practices. May

Join Me For 3 on 3
June 28, 2023

I recently received a note from a friend telling me that Notre Dame had just terminated its intramural tackle football league. It was the last college in the country to have one. He had fond memories of putting on hand-me-down uniforms of famous varsity p

Do You Have Any Business Starting a Podcast? With Kevin Chemidlin–EP 190
June 25, 2023

Recently, I’ve talked to a few Swarfcast listeners who are considering starting their own podcast shows, so I thought it made sense to make an episode discussing the merits of hosting a podcast as wel