Tooling & Workholding

Exploring the: Robots & Automation Zone

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Integrating Robot Programming into the CNC: One Example

This combination of robotics, CNC, workholding and machine tool technologies resulted in a streamlined way to integrate and program an automated machine-tending process.

Positive Correlation between Robots and Employment

Do robots replace employees? Far from it. Data suggest employment and automation grow together, while individual cases show automation raising employee value and helping the employer attract talent.

Robotic Cell for Handling Gears

The less manual handling of a gear before and after the heat-treating process, the better. This robotic gear-handling cell automates this critical stage, increasing both safety and part quality.

Growth in Robotics Good for U.S. Manufacturing

In order to get a good grasp on the current state of manufacturing in the United States, it’s important to monitor the health of related markets such as robotics.

Video: Collaborative Robots in Screw Machine Shop

Multi-arm robots working close to employees are noteworthy additions to this shop that got its start during World War II.

RAMTEC Ramps up Academic Outreach

Technology instructors in the RAMTEC Ohio program are expanding credentialing courses available to program enrollees, helping address the state’s “manufacturing gap.”

Comau Introduces Racer3 Robot

This lightweight, high-speed design provides robotic options for companies of all sizes involved in a wide variety of industrial applications.

Video: Robot Gripping by Granular Compression

An alternate approach to robot gripping readily conforms to the shape of many different target objects.

Video: Machine Tool Serves as its Own Robot

Schunk’s Gripper with Spindle Interface device enables a machine to load and unload workpieces on its own. See how.

Collaborative Robots Cut Crown Leadtimes

A manufacturer of dental implants is realizing faster turnaround time for crowns by using collaborative robots to tend its machine tools.

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