Swarfcast

Swarfcast


Latest Episodes

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 ...

Swarfcast Ep. 47 – Bo Burlingham on Successfully Exiting a Business
July 26, 2019

Bo Burlingham has spent much of his career writing about the lives of entrepreneurs. I recently interviewed him at his home in the rustic hills of Oakland, California. Scroll Down to Listen to the Podcast We talked about the need to plan for a strong a...

Swarfcast Ep. 46 – Zak Pashak on Building Bikes in Detroit
July 15, 2019

Our guest on today’s podcast is Zak Pashak, founder of Detroit Bikes, the largest bike frame manufacturer in the United States. All bikes that the company sells are assembled in Detroit, and its high-end models have frames constructed of high quality A...

Swarfcast Ep. 45 – Patrice Zamor on Manufacturing in Israel
June 27, 2019

For most people manufacturing and Israel are two topics that are not normally spoken about together. Patrice Zamor, the guest on today’s podcast, lives in both of these worlds. Scroll down to listen to the podcast.

Swarfcast Ep. 44 – Bruno Schmitter on Hydromat vs. Swiss Machining
June 21, 2019

Today’s podcast is part two of an interview we did with Bruno Schmitter, CEO and COO of Hydromat USA. When Bruno came to America in 1979, his competition was National Acme and New Britain Multi-Spindles. Today he says his competition is mainly CNC Swis...

Swarfcast Ep. 43 – Bruno Schmitter on Bringing Hydromat to America
June 14, 2019

Today’s podcast is part one of a two part interview we did with Bruno Schmitter, CEO and COO of Hydromat USA. In 1979 at the age of 25, Bruno came to St. Louis to sell and popularize the previously unknown transfer machine in North America.

Swarfcast Ep. 42 – John Habe IV on Valuing a Machining Business
June 07, 2019

Today’s podcast is part 2 of an interview we did with John Habe IV, President of Metal Seal Precision, a machining company based in Mentor, Ohio. Listen to the podcast on the player below. Over the last several years John has grown Metal Seal Precision...

Swarfcast Ep. 41 – John Habe IV on Growing a Machining Business through Acquisitions
May 31, 2019

Today’s podcast is part 1 of a two part interview we did with John Habe IV of Metal Seal Corporation, a machining company based in Mentor, Ohio. Scroll down to listen to the podcast. John and his two brothers own Metal Seal and several other machining ...