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The Podcast For Makers (MakerCast)

This show seeks out makers of things and celebrates their uniqueness, skill set, and drive. Their stories, the themes that drive them, and the real answers to your questions are found here. Passionate people in the fields of CNC machining, welding, fabricating, 3D printing and woodworking, to name a few. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.
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May 21, 2015

In this episode we discuss:

How makers in the garage outpace OEMs in innovation 

The contract manufacturing environment and idle machine time

Rethinking production in a JIT on-demand world

Paying attention to "the Prosumer"

Overbuilding and undercapacity

The long-time Request For Quote (RFQ) Process and how machine setup time drives pricing (the "old" model)

The MakeTime Request For Utilization of Open Machine Hours (the "new" model)

How innovation drives job creation

The skillset to interpret the engineer's wishes

Where the idea for The MakeTime Marketplace came from

Pebble.co and crowdsourcing manufactured commodity parts

The new manufacturing frontier - the perfect buyer and the perfect seller

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