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 something 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 Arc 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 the 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 of 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 of The 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 a Read more

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What’s Inside the Mind of a Model Airplane Pilot?
April 19, 2021
Peter Bröckerhoff enjoys flying model airplanes. “What I like most about model flying is the unique opportunity to operate extraordinary airplanes,” he said. He likes the JetPower Event, which used to be held in Read more
The Weekly Scale: April 19th, 2021
April 19, 2021
  This week at MarketScale, we finish launching some of our newest contributor podcasts, explore the conversations powering industrialized construction, and debate if automation will Read more
How Chipotle’s New Degree Program Is Shaping Higher Education
April 19, 2021
Chipotle recently announced its new debt-free, tuition-covered program for its employees, which is somewhat similar to other tuition assistance programs at fast-food restaurants. The workers must major in Read more
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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 something 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 of 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 Tyler Kern 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 the high Read more