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Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Robotic Finishing: More Than Programming a Path

In the latest episode of the podcast “Manufacturing a Stronger Standard,” host Derek DeGeest, President of DeGeest Corporation and LestaUSA, talked about robotic finishing and what needs to be discussed prior to creating painting programs and after. Despite the advanced technology available to support programming, there are still challenges we need to be aware of. He contended that “finishing is […]

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Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Robotic Finishing: More Than Programming a Path

In the latest episode of the podcast “Manufacturing a Stronger Standard,” host Derek DeGeest, President of DeGeest Corporation and LestaUSA, talked about robotic finishing and what needs to be discussed prior to creating painting programs and after. Despite the advanced technology available to support programming, there are still challenges we need to be aware of. He contended that “finishing is […]

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Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Fixing the Manufacturing Capacity Gap

Automating manufacturing processes is essential to addressing the labor shortage and skills gap within the manufacturing industry. More and more companies, especially those on the fabricating and welding side are automating processes to increase production. In this episode of Manufacturing a Stronger Standard podcast, Derek DeGeest President of DeGeest Corporation and LestaUSA discusses a topic […]

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Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Robotic Finishing – More than a Program Path

Lesta and Wagner have over a decade of proven experience in automation together for general industry in Europe. DeGeest brought Lesta’s automation technology to the U.S. to build their robotic finishing system for metal their fabrication customers and opened LestaUSA to bring those solutions to the rest of North American companies. Wagner’s North American Systems […]

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Live from FABTECH 2021: Eddie Saunders of Flex Machine Tools

This is another episode of “Manufacturing A Stronger Standard” live from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of LestaUSA and DeGeest Corp., Derek DeGeest, talked with Eddie Saunders, Creative Director and host at FlexLive of Flex Machine Tools. Flex Machine Tools designs and manufactures a wide range of machine tools including Waterjets, Vertical Machining Centers, Tapping […]

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Finishing Industry Trends and Challenges: Manufacturing A Stronger Standard

This episode of Manufacturing A Stronger Standard is live from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of LestaUSA and DeGeest Corp. Derek DeGeest, talked with Scott Francis, editor-in-chief of Products Finishing, the media brand devoted to all things finishing. The company covers the latest equipment, technology, processes, and best practices when it comes to equipment and […]

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Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Richard Wilcox and LestaUSA Increasing Customers’ Production with New Automation Systems

Achieving automation on the finishing side requires many pieces—two of the most important being the conveyor system and robotics. Host of Manufacturing a Stronger Standard Derek DeGeest spoke with Systems Sales Manager Matt Chorski of Richards-Wilcox Conveyors about their partnership as an Authorized Equipment Partner of LestaUSA while at FABTECH 2021. Chorski described the company: […]

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Public Libraries are Protecting Against Censorship and Introducing E-Sports
January 27, 2023

Within the last six to eight years, what qualifies as fact-based information has been challenged by several political groups and debates. Advocacy for censorship has been on the rise; this is especially true for young adult books involving LGBTQ+ themes and books centering around people of color. While censorship demands were predominately held in […]

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SmartSky Receives Supplemental Type Certificate for Dassault Falcon 900 Aircraft
January 27, 2023

Research Triangle, NC – January 17, 2023 – SmartSky Networks, the leading provider of inflight air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity for business aviation, today announced the completion of an STC for the installation of SmartSky’s flagship hardware system on the Dassault Falcon 900 series aircraft. The Falcon 900 series, with more than 400 aircraft in service, joins a […]

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Let’s Talk About AV as a Service
January 27, 2023

— AVaaS, or AV as a Service, is the future of the audio visual industry. However, the conversation around this shift has been an awkward one, and it’s time to call out the elephant in the room. The industry has largely excluded the end user and buyer communities from this conversation, but it’s important […]

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Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Robotic Finishing: More Than Programming a Path
August 26, 2022

In the latest episode of the podcast “Manufacturing a Stronger Standard,” host Derek DeGeest, President of DeGeest Corporation and LestaUSA, talked about robotic finishing and what needs to be discussed prior to creating painting programs and after. Despite the advanced technology available to support programming, there are still challenges we need to be aware of. He contended that “finishing is […]

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Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Fixing the Manufacturing Capacity Gap
August 23, 2022

Automating manufacturing processes is essential to addressing the labor shortage and skills gap within the manufacturing industry. More and more companies, especially those on the fabricating and welding side are automating processes to increase production. In this episode of Manufacturing a Stronger Standard podcast, Derek DeGeest President of DeGeest Corporation and LestaUSA discusses a topic […]

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Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Robotic Finishing – More than a Program Path
August 22, 2022

Lesta and Wagner have over a decade of proven experience in automation together for general industry in Europe. DeGeest brought Lesta’s automation technology to the U.S. to build their robotic finishing system for metal their fabrication customers and opened LestaUSA to bring those solutions to the rest of North American companies. Wagner’s North American Systems […]

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Live from FABTECH 2021: Eddie Saunders of Flex Machine Tools
July 2, 2022

This is another episode of “Manufacturing A Stronger Standard” live from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of LestaUSA and DeGeest Corp., Derek DeGeest, talked with Eddie Saunders, Creative Director and host at FlexLive of Flex Machine Tools. Flex Machine Tools designs and manufactures a wide range of machine tools including Waterjets, Vertical Machining Centers, Tapping […]

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Finishing Industry Trends and Challenges: Manufacturing A Stronger Standard
July 2, 2022

This episode of Manufacturing A Stronger Standard is live from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of LestaUSA and DeGeest Corp. Derek DeGeest, talked with Scott Francis, editor-in-chief of Products Finishing, the media brand devoted to all things finishing. The company covers the latest equipment, technology, processes, and best practices when it comes to equipment and […]

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Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Richard Wilcox and LestaUSA Increasing Customers’ Production with New Automation Systems
July 2, 2022

Achieving automation on the finishing side requires many pieces—two of the most important being the conveyor system and robotics. Host of Manufacturing a Stronger Standard Derek DeGeest spoke with Systems Sales Manager Matt Chorski of Richards-Wilcox Conveyors about their partnership as an Authorized Equipment Partner of LestaUSA while at FABTECH 2021. Chorski described the company: […]

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Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Nordson Customer Success with LestaUSA Technology
July 2, 2022

Derek DeGeest was back at FABTECH 2021 for another Manufacturing a Stronger Standard conversation. He spoke with Frank Mohar, Regional Sales Manager at Nordson, about the partnership between the companies and the future of finishing automation. Nordson is an Authorized Equipment Partner of LestaUSA. Mohar recalled that at the 2019 FABTECH was the introduction between […]

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Improving Quality and Bottom Line for Finishing Operations
June 30, 2022

This is another episode of Manufacturing A Stronger Standard from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of Lesta USA and Degeest Corp., Derek Degeest, talked with Bill Robinson, President and Kris Bonnegent, Regional Sales Manager, at Eurosider and Coating Delivery Technology, which provides Nitrotherm and Polifluid systems to hundreds of companies around the world including OEM’s […]

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