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Category Archives: Automation

America Works – An Innovative Approach to Workforce Development

March 9, 2021 By: Matt Fieldman This blog is the first in a monthly series brought to you by the new America Works initiative. As a part of the MEP National Network’s goal of supporting the growth of small and medium-sized […]

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Five Simple Digital Applications That Are Changing Manufacturing

Digital applications in manufacturing are not only becoming increasingly accepted; they are expected. However, for smaller manufacturers, the process of making this switch can be daunting. Initial expenses, as well as the cost of training employees, is enough to stop the process altogether.

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The Emergence of Digital Manufacturing

Digital manufacturing is not a new concept but is continuing to evolve. From robotics, additive manufacturing and augmented reality to big data, simulation and cybersecurity, technologies can be found in manufacturing facilities across the country.

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Are the Days of the Standard Industrial Robot Numbered?

Posted by Craig Tomita Absolutely not. Industrial robots do what they are designed to do extremely well. High speed, high repeatability, heavy payloads, and more  There are many reasons why industrial robots are here to stay. True they are dangerous which […]

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Manufacturing Automation and the COVID-19 Recession

For manufacturing to adapt and survive in the aftermath of COVID-19, manufacturing automation may be one of the key assets.

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How to Cross the Threshold into Manufacturing Automation

From: Industryweek.com AUG 05, 2020 Investing in manufacturing automation doesn’t have to be a full system installation with lights out production or even a fixed-base piece of equipment. Low-cost options like machine vision systems or part feeders can introduce automation […]

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Cory Larson

Consultant – Automation & Cybersecurity Registered Practitioner, CMMC-AB 608.558.8137 | [email protected] Cory’s career spans over 10 years in automation engineering and manufacturing.  Cory has designed custom automation for original equipment manufacturers and in-house use.  His design experience includes robot integration, […]

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How Automation and AI May Help Level the Playing Field for Women in Manufacturing

July 30, 2020 By: Nicole Ausherman Women make up about 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce despite filling 47 percent of the positions in the overall workforce, according to the Manufacturing Institute. While there have been periods of growth and decline, the dynamic […]

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High-Mix/Low-Volume Manufacturers Are a Sweet Spot for Collaborative Robots

July 23, 2020 By: Andrew Peterson Collaborative robots are increasingly attractive to manufacturers who require flexible solutions for their growing product mix but may not have the scale of work or capital resources needed to justify larger investments in automation systems. […]

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Getting Back to Business

          2020 was challenging for many. 2021 presents it’s own challenges. Manufacturers are positioning themselves to the make the most of the coming recovery. From our manufacturer pulse surveys and hundreds of conversations with manufacturers, we […]

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