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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: 5/5/2019

Running Unattended at Night Lets Machine Shop Serve New Customers During Day
Precision Tool Technologies found capacity for diversification not by adding machines, people or space, but by freeing up time. Running unattended—running so it can machine through all 168 hours in the week—has enabled this shop to use h...