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The Manufacturing Show

Apr 28, 2020

Great leaders are known for their ability to delegate. One thing you can’t delegate as a leader?


In this #Growth episode of The Manufacturing Show, Todd catches up with the CEO of  Innovative Leadership Institute, host of the Voice of America radio show, and author of  Innovative Leaders Guide...

Apr 23, 2020

Positively identifying materials in 1-3 seconds? Malarkey!

Not so fast. It’s possible as long as the sample has been properly prepped. The tool? Handheld LIBS.

In this #MastersofPMI episode, I discuss the benefits of using handheld LIBS for positive material identification (PMI).

Plus, we cover:

  • The misconceptions...

Apr 21, 2020

Foxconn employs nearly one million people. Many of whom perform easily-automated tasks.

What will happen to those workers if machines take over their jobs?

That’s just one of the questions about automation in manufacturing Craig Foster (CFO at Bright Machines) answers in this #Growth episode of The Manufacturing...

Apr 14, 2020

Soft skills are harder than you may think.

Communication in business — aka, soft skills — is where we mostly get it wrong.

In this #Growth episode of The Manufacturing Show, Todd chats with Dr. Rick Brinkman about how and why the words we say often are misinterpreted in business.

They cover:

  • The best formats for...

Apr 9, 2020

There have been a handful of truly revolutionary inventions throughout history.

Fire. The wheel. Electricity. Donuts. The handheld XRF.  No, I’m not overexaggerating!

In all reality, the handheld XRF really has done a lot for positive material identification (PMI). That’s why I feel it’s important for...