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Featured WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Staff Member: Mark Hatzenbeller

Mark Hatzenbeller has navigated many twists and turns during a career in manufacturing that has spanned more than four decades. Hatzenbeller is a senior account executive at WMEP Manufacturing Solutions, where he has worked for the past 14 years. He […]

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Pandemic Makes Plain Need for Manufacturing Workforce

February 4, 2021 By: Mark Schmit In the Sept. 18, 2020, session of the “National Conversation with Manufacturers,” our three West Coast manufacturing leaders on the panel kept coming back to their critical need for skilled workers. The conversation was one […]

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Getting a Grip on What’s Next for Robotics in Manufacturing

Manufacturing robotics is to some extent following a similar path of advances to those in machining and fixed automation systems. Though the ROI is most easily measured in efficiency and cost savings, manufacturers are looking for robotic technology to help them resolve a pain point in their operation or to create new opportunities. It might be to link processes more efficiently or eliminate the need to outsource a specific function or two.

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Featured WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Staff Member: George Bureau

By Rich Rovito   George Bureau has faced an array of challenges during a nearly four-decade business career, but working with manufacturers, some that are fighting for their very survival, during a global pandemic stands out. “From my career perspective, […]

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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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WMEP & Universal Robots: Cobots Automation Assessment Presentation

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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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Operation Tech Transfer

March 10, 2020 By: Brian A. Weiss The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a world-class research organization. We have phenomenal scientists and engineers with impeccable research credentials. Our researchers are experts in a range of fields including artificial […]

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