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Published: 6/2/2015

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.

Published: 5/26/2015

The Evolution of Automotive Automation
Robots have intrigued us since being introduced into industrial manufacturing, with one of the earliest U.S. examples involving automotive assembly. From Ford to FANUC, it’s an interesting evolution.

Published: 5/20/2015

Video: Robot Loading at Rekluse
Motorcycle clutch maker developed the unit now offered by VersaBuilt for robot loading of both workpiece and workholding.

Published: 5/14/2015

Automation for Oilfield Manufacturing
Robots are being applied in machining applications not commonly associated with this level of automation.

Published: 5/12/2015

Video: Automation Inside the Workzone
What is automation? Not just a robot. Technology for holding, moving and measuring the part inside the machine can also achieve considerable time and labor savings.

Published: 4/24/2015

FANUC Open House 2015
A visit to FANUC Corp. headquarters in Japan during its 2015 open house revealed new equipment, technologies and advances in factory automation, robotics and robomachines.

Published: 4/22/2015

Video: Robot Flipping System for Turning
This video demonstrates how robot flipping station can serve the same purpose as a subspindle on a one-spindle multitasking center.

Published: 4/20/2015

April 2015 Digital Edition Available
Automation, data-driven manufacturing and more are covered in this month’s issue.

Published: 3/16/2015

Video: Robot Changes Vise Jaws for Continuous Machining
If a robot can load and unload parts, why can’t it do the same for workholding? Here is video of a robot changing the vise jaws so the same machining center can run different operations in unattended machining.

Published: 3/3/2015

Strong Growth Projected for Industrial Robots
A predicted surge in the use of advanced industrial robots in the United States and elsewhere over the next decade would raise productivity substantially.