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"TECHNOLOGY IS GOING TO
HAPPEN; YOU NEED TO EMBRACE
IT OR YOU'LL GET LEFT BEHIND.
IF YOU'RE GOING TO OPEN A
SAIL LOFT SHOP TODAY, YOU
WON'T BE ABLE TO COMPETE
WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY."
-Darren Arthur, Nautilux Custom Canvas LLC

Darren Arthur, owner of Nautilux Custom Canvas, began automating
his operations more than eight years ago, purchasing this single-fly
Aeronaut cutter. He has since moved on to incorporate different
digitizing devices, including an Artec Leo 3D scanner.
Photo: Nautilux Custom Canvas LLC.

welder. Four years ago, he began thinking
about the plotter/cutter to help keep up
with production increases.
The impulse welder enabled one person to do the work of four and replaced
one RF machine. When Childres saw
the efficiencies gained by that machine,
he became excited about what could be
achieved with a plotter/cutter. For example, currently, it takes two people 30
hours to cut 16 full-size curtains. With
the plotter/cutter, one person could
manage this same volume in two hours.
Childres says the ROI for the welder
was achieved in about six months. He
anticipates ROI for the plotter/cutter
will be realized in under a year.
Employees initially worried about
potential job loss related to the welder,
says Childres. But when the nineperson staff wasn't downsized-instead,
employees were moved to other areas of
the operation-they relaxed. Technology

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