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Today's Machining World

Noah Graff, used machine tool dealer and editor of Today’s Machining World, interviews machining company owners, equipment gurus, and experts with insight... more

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Episodes

Machinery Auctions Off the Stand with Robert Levy, (Part II)–EP. 146

Today’s episode is Part II of our interview with industrial auctioneer Robert Levy. In Part I, I tried to get... more

18 Jul 2024 · 39 minutes
Machinery Auctions Off the Stand, with Robert Levy (Part I)

Auctions are always on our mind at Graff-Pinkert. Since Internet bidding became ubiquitous in the last 15 years they’ve become... more

17 Jul 2024 · 42 minutes
How to Promote Your Business on LinkedIn, with Scott Aaron–EP 221

I’ve had a LinkedIn profile for a long time, but I didn’t pay much attention to it until two years... more

10 Jul 2024 · 43 minutes
What If The Employees Owned Your Company?, with Rich Gaffney–EP 220

The concept of an ESOP to me has always seemed extraordinary yet at the same time a little hard to... more

26 Jun 2024 · 52 minutes
Where Rotary Transfers Fit, with Kris Fugate

My guest on today’s show is Kris Fugate, President of Revolution Machine Works, a prominent rotary transfer machine rebuilder, specializing... more

19 Jun 2024 ·
Betting Your Savings to Start a Machining Company, Dulio Arellano (Part II)—EP 219

Using savings to buy a 20-year-old Swiss machine that’s been sitting idle for year is a gamble. Buying one to... more

06 Jun 2024 ·
Manufacturing a $70,000 Wristwatch in the United States, with Josh Shapiro

Our guest on the podcast today is a machinist, entrepreneur, and master craftsman. Josh Shapiro is the owner and founder of... more

05 Jun 2024 ·
18-Year-Old Immigrant to Machine Shop Founder, Dulio Arellano (Part I)—EP 218

My guest on today’s show immigrated to the United States from Mexico at 18 years old, went to tech school,... more

29 May 2024 ·
How to Cut Machine Setup Time in Half, with Paul Van Metre

This week on Swarfcast, we’re sharing an interview we originally did back in 2020 with Paul Van Metre, Co-Founder of... more

22 May 2024 · 37 minutes
How to Buy and Sell Machines Like a Used Machinery Dealer--EP 117

Do you ever wonder how I make a living buying and selling old iron? Sometimes Graff-Pinkert’s used machinery business boggles... more

15 May 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Pasta Machines and Precision Parts, with Antonio Adiletta

Pasta machines operate a lot like cam screw machines, Antonio Adiletta told me when I interviewed him for this week’s... more

08 May 2024 · 42 minutes
Escaping Your Comfort Zone with Lean Manufacturing, Matthew Rassi-EP 216

Working in the machining industry I hear the term “lean manufacturing” mentioned a lot. But what does the word “lean”... more

01 May 2024 · 56 minutes
Attached to Multi-Spindles, With Elliott May

In honor of this weekend’s PMPA National Technical Conference, we’re resharing a podcast we did last year with Elliott May,... more

24 Apr 2024 · 41 minutes
Ghosted by a Customer, What Do You Do?—EP 215

I’m dealing with a customer right now who seems interested in some CNC machines Graff-Pinkert has for sale. They told... more

17 Apr 2024 · 17 minutes
How to Prevent Fires in Your Machine Tools with Mike Campo-EP 98

On this week’s classic episode of Swarfcast, we’re talking about preventing fires inside of machinery. Our guest is Mike Campo,... more

10 Apr 2024 · 38 minutes
Leaving your Father’s Manufacturing Company and then Founding Your Own, With Howard Sheldon-EP 214

Our guest on today’s show, Howard Sheldon, grew up working in his family’s third generation precision turning company. He planned... more

03 Apr 2024 · 49 minutes
Sharing What's Working and What Isn't, with Reid Leland

It seems that today’s younger generations of workers, such as millennials, want to understand why they are instructed to do... more

27 Mar 2024 · 29 minutes
Supplying Medical Parts Directly to Hospitals, with Thadd Mellott-EP 213

My guest on today’s show, Thadd Mellott, called us at Graff-Pinkert because he needed a Star SB20 CNC Swiss machine.... more

20 Mar 2024 · 44 minutes
How to Market a Manufacturing Business by Becoming a Thought Leader, with Joe Sullivan-EP 137

In the last year, our used machinery company, Graff-Pinkert, has been successfully growing our business brokering division. This podcast and... more

14 Mar 2024 · 37 minutes
Breaking Your Machining Business Out of Its Goldfish Bowl, Roger Duffy (Part II)-EP 212

Today’s episode is Part II of our interview with Roger Duffy, owner of F&F Machine Products. In Part I we... more

08 Mar 2024 · 43 minutes
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Supplying Medical Parts Directly to Hospitals, with Thadd Mellott-EP 213
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My guest on today’s show, Thadd Mellott, called us at Graff-Pinkert because he needed a Star SB20 CNC Swiss machine. His company,... more