James Anderton, Content Director for engineering.com joins us for a look at the state of the machine tool industry. The US used to be the leader in machine tooling, but now Japan and Germany are the leading producers. How and why did this change take place, and why is it critical that we regain our former position? Is the government helping or hindering the industry’s recovery and what can be done to broaden the understanding of the machine tooling industry’s importance in the economy here and abroad? These are just some of the questions we’ll address in our episode focusing on the machine tool industry; past, present and future.
Episode 129: The State of the Machine Tool Industry
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.
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.