Roboticist Chronicles

Understanding Marketing’s Critical Role In The Automation Age

  It doesn’t matter how innovative your product is if your potential customers don’t know about it or understand why they should buy it. Johnny Tyler, Marketing and Design Specialist at Arc Specialties, has seen many companies adopt an unambitious marketing strategy – or, worse, not even draw out a strategy at all - rather than invest resources in Read more

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Engineering & Construction
Understanding Marketing’s Critical Role In The Automation Age
  It doesn’t matter how innovative your product is if your potential customers don’t know about it or understand why they should buy it. Johnny Tyler, Marketing and Design Specialist at Read more
Engineering & Construction
The Roboticist Chronicles: Robots Aren’t Stealing Your Jobs, They’re Creating Them
  As technology advances at an exponential rate, a common fearful sentiment among Americans is that robots are stealing human jobs. But, this long standing rumor couldn’t be farther from Read more
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Why Collaboration is King at Fabtech 2019 with Dan Allford
  It takes multiple companies to make robot automation come to life in metal forming, fabricating, welding or finishing. At Fabtech 2019, Dan Allford  of Arc Specialties provided a Read more
Engineering & Construction
The Roboticist Chronicles: Talking Tariffs, Subsidies, and Free Market Capitalism
  Tariffs and subsidies are a hot topic at the moment, with global trade affecting the market each day. But who exactly are tariffs hurting and helping? Dan Allford, president and founder Read more
Engineering & Construction
The Roboticist Chronicles: Lockheed’s “Skunk Works” Business Philosophy in Practice
  Every business approaches how they work in a unique way. Each has a philosophy and culture, and each unique approach has its wins; some successful than others. But why? On this episode Read more
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From a Small Garage to Big Success: The Story of Arc Specialties
  From its inception in 1983 to now, ARC Specialties has become a case study in the growth of an American entrepreneurial endeavor. Company President Dan Allford took the business out of Read more

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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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
All Roboticist Chronicles
Understanding Marketing’s Critical Role In The Automation Age
October 21, 2020
  It doesn’t matter how innovative your product is if your potential customers don’t know about it or understand why they should buy it. Johnny Tyler, Marketing and Design Specialist at Arc Specialties, has seen many companies adopt an unambitious marketing strategy – or, worse, not even draw out a strategy at all - rather than invest resources in Read more
The Roboticist Chronicles: Robots Aren’t Stealing Your Jobs, They’re Creating Them
February 19, 2020
  As technology advances at an exponential rate, a common fearful sentiment among Americans is that robots are stealing human jobs. But, this long standing rumor couldn’t be farther from the truth. Robots actually create jobs, save humans from harm, and open up opportunities for new industry growth. The Roboticist Chronicles unpacks how robots are helping Read more
Why Collaboration is King at Fabtech 2019 with Dan Allford
November 12, 2019
  It takes multiple companies to make robot automation come to life in metal forming, fabricating, welding or finishing. At Fabtech 2019, Dan Allford  of Arc Specialties provided a picture of why collaboration and cooperation between companies in different segments of the industry is so important. "People that come to this show typically come with a Read more
The Roboticist Chronicles: Talking Tariffs, Subsidies, and Free Market Capitalism
October 22, 2019
  Tariffs and subsidies are a hot topic at the moment, with global trade affecting the market each day. But who exactly are tariffs hurting and helping? Dan Allford, president and founder of ARC Specialties, delivers his perspective on this episode of The Roboticist Chronicles. Allford, a proponent of a global free market, described how his boyhood job Read more
The Roboticist Chronicles: Lockheed’s “Skunk Works” Business Philosophy in Practice
September 10, 2019
  Every business approaches how they work in a unique way. Each has a philosophy and culture, and each unique approach has its wins; some successful than others. But why? On this episode of The Roboticist Chronicles, we spoke business philosophy with Dan Allford, president of ARC Specialties. ARC Specialties has sound technology, but they still need a Read more
From a Small Garage to Big Success: The Story of Arc Specialties
August 12, 2019
  From its inception in 1983 to now, ARC Specialties has become a case study in the growth of an American entrepreneurial endeavor. Company President Dan Allford took the business out of a garage and has since turned the automated manufacturing systems provider into an international enterprise. On the first episode of The Roboticist Chronicles, host Read more
Should We Tax Robots on the Factory Floor?
June 5, 2019
  Have you heard of the concept of robot taxation? It’s an idea that pushes for more taxes on companies that use robots over human labor, and supporters have a fierce advocate in their corner: Bill Gates. But does it make sense in the modern world, one in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution and driven by data and automation? Dan Allford, President Read more
Tech, Teamwork & Trade: Collaboration in Intelligent Manufacturing with Dan Allford of ARC Specialties
August 24, 2018
  As integrated solutions like automation, robotics, and process development become more and more integrated in the manufacturing industry, we decided to sit down with Dan Allford, President of ARC Specialties, to get some insight on his industry and break down just why “manufacturing became cool again.” "One thing that I see that proves my point is all Read more