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Published: 9/1/2017

Small Eyewear Manufacturer Sees the Benefit of Automation
Lowercase Eyewear needed a cost-effective way to produce eyewear in the United States. A Robotiq gripper on a UR5 collaborative robot arm enabled repeatable, consistent production so employees could work on more labor-intensive projects. 

Published: 7/3/2017

Machine Communication Removes Operator Intervention
Gilson Co. needed a cost-effective way to produce thousands of parts. A fully automated cell from Gosiger Inc. reduced costs, improved quality and eased inventory management.

Published: 12/1/2016

Automation Increases Production, Employee Retention
Employee fatigue at SEW Eurodrive was limiting productivity when production demands increased. Automation from Makino helped to increase machine utilization as well as worker satisfaction.

Published: 11/1/2016

Automotive Manufacturer Grows through Automation
Gil-Mar Manufacturing met growing application demands on their average machines by partnering with Methods Machine Tools to automate and integrate them.

Published: 9/1/2016

Collaborative Robots Deliver Flexibility to Shop Floor
Task Force Tips needed more flexibility in robot use. Four collaborative robots from Universal Robots improved product quality and helped the shop to make better use of its employees.

Published: 3/1/2016

Robotic Cell Increases Shop’s Productivity by 200 Percent
A new building spurred Hypertherm Inc. to revamp its production process with a robotically automated work cell, providing improved productivity and efficiency.

Published: 2/1/2016

EDM Cell Cuts Lead Time in Half, Improves Quality
Sodick's AG60L sinker EDM and an Erowa Robot Compact helped Ford Tool and Machining LLC cut lead time in half when it needed to reduce downtime and increase repeatability.

Published: 10/1/2015

Turning a Profit with Automation
CL Tech could not profitably meet increased production demand until it added robotic automation. The move saved money in operating costs and eliminated the need for peripheral devices.

Published: 8/13/2015

Fast ROI Convinces Shop to Add Robotic Automation
“If we get a job that requires a process we don’t normally do, we have very few other shops in the area we can call on, so we figure out how to do it ourselves. This often means adding new technology,” says Cody Dolce, owner of Glacier Tool & Die.

Published: 5/4/2015

Collaborative Robots Cut Crown Production Time
This manufacturer of dental implants is realizing faster turnaround time for crowns by using collaborative robots to tend its machine tools.