Automation Trends Post COVID-19

The world has changed—personally and professionally. While the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic is still being measured and assessed, companies are already discovering new opportunities. Manufacturing companies, in particular, are analyzing their supply chains...

Six Key Reasons to Automate Your Manufacturing

Automation is synonymous with advanced manufacturing. Factory automation has been an important ingredient in not only the modern factory, but also in production environments from the past. While many factories are not fully automated, particularly among small- to...

Improving Product Quality Through Automation

While automating metrology and inspection to improve product quality is not new, the reasons and goals to automate have evolved along with the technology and need. For example, inspection techniques used by contract manufacturers (low-volume/high-mix) versus...

Scaling Up to a Smart Factory with Automated Assembly

Automated assembly stations provide higher productivity and product quality while lowering product cost in a fraction of the space required for conventional tooling. Staying competitive in the drive toward smart manufacturing often means fully automating assembly,...

IMTS 2018: Focus on Automation and Digital Technology

Automation, data and the need for speed were the driving forces behind the manufacturing quality assurance trends featured at IMTS 2018 in Chicago this past September. The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018 featured the latest manufacturing...