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Published: 8/8/2018

For Many Machining Facilities, the Mindset Now Must Be “Radical Automation”
What if there will never, ever be enough talent in your local labor pool to meet the still-growing demand for skilled manufacturing employees? The real challenge might lie in our expectations about how much skilled labor we need. Let IMTS 2018 be th...

Published: 8/3/2018

Collaborative Robot Gripper Design, Development: Four Trends You Need to Know
Safety standards, third-party certifications, plug-and-play packages and new sensor technology for grippers designed for collaborative robots are making them safer, stronger and easier to use.

Published: 7/16/2018

Software Helps NASA Automate Robot Programming Process
A process being developed by the NASA Advanced Composites Project uses software to help automate the programming of collaborative robots for safe inspection of composite fuselage components alongside workers, providing more consistent results.  ...

Published: 7/5/2018

Robots and Education Will Help Address Manufacturing Labor Shortage
Part 2: Presenters at a seminar on robotization discuss how collaborative robots and improved college curricula will help address the 2-million-worker gap in manufacturing over the next 10 years.

Published: 7/4/2018

Robots in Manufacturing: Advice, Predictions from Panelists
Part 1: TechSolve Inc.’s second robotics in manufacturing seminar focused on current and future applications for collaborative robots.

Published: 4/23/2018

April 2018 Product Spotlight: Robots and Automation
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on robots, handling equipment and other automation products. 

Published: 4/4/2018

What Is the Next Big Thing for Your Shop? Three Top Shops Winners Reply
All their replies pointed to automation. One also sees additive manufacturing. Watch video from the Top Shops Conference.

Published: 2/27/2018

Technologies for More Effective Medical Component Manufacturing Seen at MD&M West 2018
Advancements in 3D printing, automation and inspection technologies were prominent at this year's Medical Design and Manufacturing West show.

Published: 1/10/2018

An Adaptable Automation System in Action
Videos show how a flexible robotic system for part loading and unloading helped a shop increase capacity.

Published: 1/3/2018

Inspection Automation
A 3D white-light scanning sensor mounted to an industrial robot enables accurate, unattended part inspection.