All Axes Podcast

All Axes is a podcast developed and published by Mazak Corporation and features original content on a wide range of subjects affecting today’s North American manufacturers. Join host Teelin Henderson as he navigates the industry’s latest topics with appearances from the rest of the Mazak team and interviews with industry leaders from around the world.

Episodes

How Your Shop's Culture Can Solve Your Skills Gap

To combat the skills gap, Westminster Tool changed its hiring process and transformed its company culture. Hillary Coombs explains how this approach requires involvement in education and outreach.

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The Five Common Missteps Job Shops Make and How to Avoid Them

Mazak's Chuck Birkle shares the five most common missteps he's witnessed jobs shops make during this tenure in the industry and offers tips for avoiding them.

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Hiring More Women in Manufacturing

How does manufacturing benefit from women's increasing involvement in the industry? Courtney Ketchie Silver of Ketchie Inc. describes the positive impacts of diversity in manufacturing.

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The State of the Manufacturing Industry

What's the current state of manufacturing? Mazak President Dan Janka shares his thoughts on where we are as an industry and where we're heading after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Building Winners – Team Penske's Machine Shop: Part Two

Penske Racing's shop prepares cars for 5 series and more than 10 drivers, with full teardowns between races. In part two of our conversation with Team Penske's machine shop manager, Jim O'Toole explains how to keep all that speed ready to win.

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Building Winners – Team Penske's Machine Shop: Part One

Penske Racing's shop keeps its cars ready to roll. Get an inside look at the manufacturing arm of the racing dynasty in part one of our two part conversation with Jim O'Toole, machine shop manager for Team Penske.

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Mitigate Your Shop's Risk With Multi-Tasking

Mazak's Chuck Birkle discusses how shops can mitigate their risk during periods of uncertainty through investments in Multi-Tasking machines and technology.

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How Reshoring Can Help Us Overcome Supply Chain Disruptions

How can reshoring help us overcome major supply chain disruptions? Teelin chats with Reshoring Initiative founder Harry Moser to learn how your shop can adapt to the changing market.

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What Are Tariffs and How Do They Affect Supply Chains?

How do tariffs affect your supply chain? Teelin chats with Pat McGibbon and Amber Thomas from The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) about recent trade negotiations with China and how they'll impact your shop.

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DISCOVER 2019: Adaptive Learning & Smart Machines

Dr. Thomas Kurfess, Chief Manufacturing Officer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, shares his thoughts on the future of smart manufacturing.

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DISCOVER 2019: The Benefits of Machine Tool Automation and Where to Begin

Mike Cicco, president and CEO of FANUC America, joins Teelin to discuss how shops can benefit from automating their operations.

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DISCOVER 2019: The Connected Factory

What will the factory of the future look like? How can shops use the digital connectivity technology available now to dive deeper into their operations and enhance their productivity? Teelin chats with Cisco's Bryce Barnes on these topics and more.

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The First Five: Bryce Barnes - Cisco Systems Inc.

How can you make the IoT a reality in your shop? Teelin discusses the connected factory and the technology that can build scalable digital solutions in shops with Bryce Barnes from Cisco Systems.

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The First Five: Dr. Tom Kurfess - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

How can we prepare for the growing trend of advanced digital manufacturing? Teelin discusses adaptive learning and smart machining with Dr. Tom Kurfess, chief manufacturing officer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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The First Five: Mike Cicco - FANUC America

Mike Cicco, president and CEO of FANUC America, joins us to discuss the many ways automation can enhance uptime and quality.

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The First Five: Greg Jones - AMT

Greg Jones, vice president of SmartForce for AMT, joins us to discuss the many ways the industry can develop the workforce of the future.

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