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Published: 5/21/2020

Autonomous Bin Picking for CNC Machining Applications
With the launch of a new application kit for collaborative robots, Universal Robots is creating a new option for lights-out machining. But the company may have tapped into a solution for a deeper problem: attracting millennials to the manufacturing ...

Published: 5/7/2019

What Robotics Means for the Cutting Tools Industry
Friend or foe? Helper or fiend? Here’s what robotics really mean for the cutting tools industry and which pitfalls to avoid.

Published: 4/25/2020

A Job Shop Approach to Automation
Through patient research and smart investing, this job shop has slowly grown its capabilities and is moving toward lights-out manufacturing for prototype work.

Published: 4/3/2020

Sometimes the Trickiest Part of CNC Machining Is Holding the Part
Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellers proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.

Published: 4/1/2020

Making Waves with Lathe Automation
After years of relying on an extensive machining cell for part production, this marine equipment manufacturer has now reduced part handling and improved quality through use of single-setup lathes and automated loading and unloading.

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.