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By Gail McGrewMay 13, 2021

Until recently, in order to deploy robots in your plant, your business would need to hire a systems integrator who procured the hardware, designed the process, and programmed the robots. Experienced systems integrators play an invaluable role...

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By Gail McGrewMay 06, 2021

Lights-out manufacturing is receiving a fair amount of press due to its promise of complete automation. The thinking is that if some automation is good, complete automation is even better!

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By Stephen LaMarcaApr 30, 2021

Robotics evolving at a rapid pace. Homogenizing material properties of AM parts. Composite bridge building. Pattern based statical tools. 3D printed buildings. Here's the latest tech article roundup from this week's Tech Report.

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By Stephen LaMarcaApr 30, 2021

A new generation of startups wants to disrupt the way houses are built by automating production with industrial 3D printers. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, uses machines to deposit thin layers of plastic, metal, concrete and...

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By Gail McGrewApr 29, 2021

Programming is key to any robotic system because it is how information and instructions are communicated to the robot to make it function and carry out tasks. The most common programming methods for industry robots are teach pendants...

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By Benjamin MosesApr 23, 2021

Robotics evolving at a rapid pace. Homogenizing material properties of AM parts. Composite bridge building. Pattern based statical tools. 3D printed buildings. Here's the latest tech article roundup from this week's Tech Report.

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By Gail McGrewApr 22, 2021

Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are slowly replacing automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in manufacturing and logistics operations due to their greater functionality and flexibility as well as their lower upfront investment cost.  

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By Stephen LaMarcaApr 16, 2021

What ever happened to hydrogen fuel cell cars? Toyota’s (micro)chip on their shoulder – and in their inventory reserves. Averting robo-dog supremacy. Robots coming of age. Additively manufacturing gun barrels.

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By Gail McGrewApr 15, 2021

The two categories of robots used in manufacturing are industrial grade robots and collaborative robots (cobots); adaptive robots were only introduced in 2019. We will examine how each new generation of robots is more flexible and intelligent...

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By Gail McGrewApr 06, 2021

Recent advancements in end of arm tooling (EOAT) have made robotic arms increasingly useful throughout manufacturing. Heating devices can mold and bend materials, pressure sensors provide feedback...

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