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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.


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Episode 697: Amazing Ways Abrasives are Used

Brandon Acker, President of Titan Abrasive Systems, chats about the often overlooked ways abrasives are used in manufacturing, from military vehicles and airplanes to the tips of hypodermic needles, safe uses of abrasives, types of abrasives, and their importance in the adhesion of finishes.


Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.

Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


Brandon Acker

Brandon purchased Titan Abrasive from his uncle in 2013 after having spent five years at Titan learning the ins and outs of the business. Since then, he has been in the process of completely redesigning and upgrading the entire product line. As President of Titan Abrasive Systems, Brandon oversees the design and manufacture of the company’s complete line of blast room/blast machine products for industrial applications.
Brandon is passionate about American manufacturing, the jobs it creates, the quality produced, and the bright future that lies ahead. It’s why he sources Made in the USA components for all Titan’s blast cleaning equipment.

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University.

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