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Swarfcast Ep. 56 – The Screw Machine Guy, Part 2
October 10, 2019

Today’s podcast is part 2 of an interview we did with Wes Szpondowski, plant manager at Wyandotte industries, a 60-year old screw machine shop in Wyandotte Michigan founded by his grandfather. Wes talks about his aspirations to keep Wyandotte relevant ...

Swarfcast Ep. 55 – Wes Szpondowski, Screw Machine Guy
October 04, 2019

Today’s podcast is part 1 of a 2 part interview we did with Wes Szpondowski, plant manager at Wyandotte industries, a 60-year-old screw machine shop in Wyandotte, Michigan, founded by his grandfather. Scroll down to listen to the podcast.

Swarfcast Ep. 54 – E.J. Daigle on Technical Education That Works
September 27, 2019

In today’s podcast we discuss what a person can get for $20,000 per year at a highly regarded technical college. Our guest is E.J. Daigle, Dean of Robotics and Manufacturing at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Swarfcast Ep. 53 – Chris Manning on the Beauty of Bar Loaders
September 13, 2019

On today’s podcast we’re talking about bar loaders for multi-spindle screw machines. Our guest is Chris Manning. Chris has been installing and repairing integrated bar loaders around the world for 20 years, primarily Cucchi bar loaders.

Swarfcast Ep. 52 – Harry Eighmy of ATP on Running High Volume Work Successfully
September 05, 2019

On today’s podcast we discuss how to run a profitable high volume machining business. Our guest is Harry Eighmy, co-owner and C.O.O. of American Turned Products (ATP) in Erie, Pennsylvania. Scroll down to listen to the podcast Harry and his brother Sco...

Swarfcast Ep. 51 – Physical Therapist Doug Conroy on Protecting Your Body at Work
August 23, 2019

On today’s podcast I interview Dr. Doug Conroy of Conroy Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Doug has been treating injured folks for decades, including me as I rehab my left Achilles tendon. Our interview focuses on the negative effects a workplace ...

Swarfcast Ep. 50 – Robots, Vaporizers and Transfer Machines
August 16, 2019

For the fiftieth episode of Swarfcast we are playing clips from some of our favorite past podcasts. Scroll Down to Listen to the Podcast Highlights include: (3:06) From episode 1, Lloyd talks about his decision to go into the family machinery business....

Swarfcast Ep. 49 – Sebastien Schmitt of Staubli on Robotics in Diverse Fields
August 09, 2019

On today’s podcast we interview Sebastien Schmitt, North American Robotics Division Manager of Stäubli, a prominent robot producer from Switzerland. Sebastien explains how Stäubli focuses on building robots to help produce smaller automative components...

Swarfcast Ep. 48 – Jonathan Ladouceur on 3D Printing Houses
August 02, 2019

Our guest on today’s Swarfcast is Jonathan Ladouceur, head of engineering at Twente Additive Manufacturing, a company specializing in architectural 3D printing. We met Jonathan last week when his company bought an ABB IRB 6700 track mounted robot from ...