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The Expanding Role of Cobots in Manufacturing

The market for collaborative robots, aka cobots, in manufacturing is growing rapidly. Advances in sensors, artificial intelligence, machine vision, and light detection and ranging (LiDAR), among other technologies, are making cobots easier to program, less expensive to deploy, and increasingly flexible in the types of tasks they can safely perform. This article overviews the main features and benefits of these flexible manufacturing tools.

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The Expanding Role of Cobots in Manufacturing

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Smartforce Jul 29, 2021

Are you a manufacturer who needs some employees trained for robotics applications? is a new national resource connecting workers and employers with vetted training programs in robotics for manufacturing. Search by location, organization, educational institution, and more. Updated daily, the database includes about 10,000 programs from nearly 1,200 organizations. 

Generative Design Keeps Manufacturability in Mind

Manufacturing Technology Jul 29, 2021

Can generative design do more than just offer geometric form solutions? See how it can help engineers earlier in the workflow explore a wider cross-set of potential solutions and introduce manufacturability early in the engineering process.

Could Bans on PIP (3:1) Affect You?

Manufacturing Technology Jul 26, 2021

Do you, your customers, or supply chain use products that contain the chemical substance phenol, isopropylated, phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1))? Often found in components used in electronics, robotics, and manufacturing equipment for flame retardant purposes, PIP (3:1) processing and distribution will be prohibited in the USA by Sept. 4, 2021, unless the EPA extends the compliance date. Use AMT’s expert insight to understand and manage regulatory requirements.

Manufacturing Tech Ed Centers - Coming to a College Near You

Manufacturing Technology Jul 22, 2021

Success begets success. As communities experience the positive impact of advanced manufacturing businesses and the jobs they create, they allocate more funds to enhance local manufacturing technology education centers with new facilities and equipment. From Illinois to North Carolina, here’s the scoop on four new centers underway. 

Set Aside the Silos for Reshoring Success

ReBuilding and ReShoring Jul 21, 2021

Our global manufacturing infrastructure has largely evolved as asynchronous silos. However, dynamic digital manufacturing technology tools are most useful when fully integrated with each other. We need to elevate our game by thinking holistically and installing these technologies as a comprehensive whole.

Major Tool & Machine Makes Parts for Deep Space Exploration

IMTS Network Jul 20, 2021

Curious about what it’s like to make parts for outer space? Major Tool & Machine (MTM) creates incredibly large parts for NASA’s Artemis program, humanity’s return to the moon to begin deep space exploration. Read on or watch the video to see how cone panels, rocket engine nozzles, and tank-related components are produced on MTM’s gigantic CNC milling and turning machines.

Run Silent, Run Deep: Smart Tools Improve Boring and Turning Productivity

IMTS Network Jul 20, 2021

IMTS Network’s Road Trippin’ with Steve got an inside look at Sandvik Coromant Center, an integrated showroom and training and machining demonstration center. Behind the frosted glass doors of the Aerospace Lab, see how smart tools provide digital feedback to machining productivity.

Succession Planning: An Out-of-the-Box option

Business Jul 8, 2021

Find out how one CEO implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan or ESOP to spur innovation, collaboration, and growth to benefit the employees and their customers—all while doubling their sales in five years.

Market Disruptor Protolabs Innovates in Low Volume Manufacturing

Manufacturing Technology Jul 7, 2021

Market disruptor Protolabs built its business by focusing on both speed and low volume in producing parts for customers. They saw that prototype and low volume-custom parts manufacturing was an underserved market and set out to meet this market need. We overview the company’s success and drill down into some of the details of its business model.

From Blooming to Booming

Webinars Jul 6, 2021

AMT’s recent economic webinar featured Mark Killion with Oxford Economics. He shared the many positive economic indicators — and the few potential pitfalls — to look out for in the final quarter of 2021 and into 2022.

Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials Invisibly Creeping into Industry

Manufacturing Technology Jul 2, 2021

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, you find out that nanomaterials are everywhere, including industrial manufacturing. What are they? How does nanotechnology work? Why is it valuable? Learn the basics about this growing field at the intersection of the physical, chemical, and biological worlds – but too small to see! Some measure less than 100 billionths of a meter.

Why You Should Care About Deep Reinforcement Learning

Manufacturing Technology Jul 1, 2021

OSARO has pioneered the use of AI software in industrial systems to expand the range of applications for robotics. The company helps automate the process of accurately seeing, picking, and placing objects. Learn what’s possible and how smart robots make it happen.

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