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Observations from IMTS 2018: The Future is Here

Sep 26, 2018 2:48:20 PM / by Seth Angle posted in Future of Manufacturing, Collaborative Robot, IMTS,

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This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show, September 10-15 in Chicago, was the largest yet, with 2,563 exhibiting companies and 129,415 people registered. We enjoyed this fun opportunity to talk with exhibitors, watch demonstrations, and learn about trends to watch in manufacturing and automation.

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Why Technical Support Matters in Custom Automation

Sep 18, 2018 11:34:00 AM / by Seth Angle posted in Technical Support, Custom Automated Equipment,

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Purchasing custom automation equipment is unlike most other capital equipment expenditures. Capital equipment purchases are often standard “catalog” items that have been researched, developed, optimized and sold over a long period of time. These off-the-shelf products are typically designed to accommodate a wide variety of customers. The purchase experience is predictable: buy, receive, plug in, and use for the lifetime of the equipment. 

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Internship Program Basics: The Force Design Philosophy

Aug 8, 2018 11:15:00 AM / by Mark Miller posted in Internship Program,

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Core  value of Mentorship + Need for skilled employees = Birth of Internship program

Since our beginning, Force Design employees have enjoyed a culture of teaching and learning. With just a handful of employees, open communication and information sharing was easy and necessary. As Force Design added team members, we continued to actively share knowledge and learn from each other. We saw the value of this trait and made the commitment to nurture it as we grew. Today, we recognize this trait as one of Force Design’s core values: Mentorship. Employees at all levels of experience, teach, and learn from each other.

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Cobots as Coworkers: Humans and Robots on the Job Side by Side

Jul 31, 2018 9:32:00 AM / by Seth Angle posted in Applications, Collaborative Robot,

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When you think of robots, you might picture a vaguely human-like machine marching around in a futuristic setting or perhaps you think of a massive arm swirling around objects on an assembly line. A new generation of robots has come on the scene and is growing in numbers and capabilities. First developed by General Motors in the mid-1990’s, collaborative robots, also called cobots , are designed to work with humans in manufacturing, warehouses,  and other settings. With the development of new technology and applications, they’re gaining popularity. “Currently, collaborative robots only make up about 3% of all robot sales. This number is expected to jump to 34% in 2025” according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA).

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Six Clues That Automation Could Transform Your Manufacturing Processes

Jul 11, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Mark Miller posted in Custom Automated Equipment,

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How would you know if automation could ease some of your manufacturing frustrations? If you recognize any of the following six conditions, your processes could very likely benefit from a custom automation solution.

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3 Reasons to be Excited About the Future of Manufacturing

Jun 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Seth Angle posted in Future of Manufacturing, Custom Automated Equipment,

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Manufacturing is an integral part of the American story. We love to hear about the hard-working, proud craftsman of the past who stretched the boundaries of what was thought possible. We see the things they built and are amazed. We appreciate how American manufacturing has evolved over the last century as new opportunities and challenges have come along. And we like to imagine where it will go in the future.

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