The ROI of Robotics – Justifying robotic automation for your shop

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Luke Skywalker never questioned the need for a droid. George Jetson would have been stuck doing his own laundry without Rosie the Robot. And while it’s true that Austin Powers nearly succumbed to the evil Fembots, Captain Picard would surely have lost the Enterprise without help from Data, the ship’s android. Making parts might not […]

Vertical automation – Teach your vertical machining center to ‘dance without a partner.’

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Humans love to automate things. Since the day some prehistoric farmer slipped a harness around the neck of an unsuspecting animal, people have striven to reduce their manual efforts and improve the efficiency of their work. In manufacturing, starting with the 19th century’s first steam-powered lathes, automation technology has evolved to the point where lights-out […]