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Published: 3/24/2020

Interest in Robotic Automation for CNC Machine Shops Increasing
Have you considered how robots can be beneficial to your shop?

Published: 3/11/2020

Cobot Fleet Addresses Labor Shortage
An Ohio manufacturer deployed nine collaborative robots to improve and optimize the work environment, automating hard-to-staff tasks such as machine tending, assembly and product inspection.

Published: 3/9/2020

DMG MORI Invests in the Future by Providing Integrated Solutions
During a recent open house event at DMG MORI’s factory in Pfronten, Germany, the company highlighted advances in digitalization as well as automation and additive manufacturing.

Published: 3/3/2020

Robots Get Hand-Eye Coordination
Artificial vision, touch and intelligence help collaborative robots cope with the unpredictable.

Published: 3/2/2020

Taking an Automated Aerospace Approach
A flexible manufacturing system helps an Indiana job shop run a high mix of aerospace work for long stretches of time and function more like a contract shop.

Published: 2/18/2020

Swiss Grinding Technology in Motion
During a recent open house at Studer’s headquarters in Switzerland, the company highlighted advances in cylindrical grinding technology including automation solutions to enable long stretches of unattended operation.

Published: 8/30/2019

A Shop Where a Machine Loads Itself
Instead of investing in an external robotic loading system, this shop adopted technology that lets a machine tool load parts on its own.

Published: 9/1/2019

Is Robotic Automation the Key to Drawing (and Keeping) New Employees?
Robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift.  

Published: 1/14/2020

Getting Ready for Lights-Out Manufacturing
Lights-out manufacturing has the potential to save money while increasing capacity, but shops need the right equipment and to address potential challenges before implementing it.

Published: 11/25/2019

3 Major Trends in Manufacturing (And They All Begin with “A”)
Peter Zelinski sees three long-term trends that continue to reshape manufacturing.