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AIMS Metrology Blog

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Lynn Stanley

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I, Cobot: Collaborative Robots in Industrial Manufacturing

I, Cobot: Collaborative Robots in Industrial Manufacturing

 

In the early 1950s, George C. Devol invented and patented a reprogrammable manipulator he called “Ultimate.” For the next decade he tried to sell his product without success.  

Fast forward to 1977, when the iconic film Star Wars hit movie screens across the country. Fans were introduced to iconic characters Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, along with their sidekicks: collaborative robots R2-D2 and C-3PO.

Today, cobots are used for so much more than entertainment. Read below to learn what cobots are, the difference between robots and cobots, and about cobot capabilities.

Thoughts on FABTECH 2017

Thoughts on FABTECH 2017

 

FABTECH is North America's largest metalforming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, held every November at one of three rotating venues. This year, FABTECH opened to vendors, exhibitors and visitors in Chicago at McCormick Place. With more than 750,000 sq. ft. of floor space dedicated to approximately 1,700 world-class suppliers and the latest in industry products and developments, you're bound to see some interesting things.

A Piece of the Action: Coordinate Measuring

A Piece of the Action: Coordinate Measuring

I'd just graduated from high school when I saw Star Wars in 1977. I basically witnessed the moment that cinematographer George Lucas changed the way movies are made by pioneering a new direction for computer animation and digital effects. Now, 40 years later, digital IQ technologies are changing the way manufacturers operate. Consider for example the "smart factory."  Its goal is to help companies gain significant real-time quality, time, resource and cost advantages from their production systems. Coordinate measuring machines play a key role as parts become more complex, with tighter tolerances and shorter customer lead times. But don't just take our word for it - let's hear from Pratt & Whitney's Wayne Nye.

What Manufacturers Need Most: IMTS Q & A

What Manufacturers Need Most: IMTS Q & A

With the International Manufacturing Technology Show, aka IMTS, less than three months away, I interviewed Dave Delph, president and co-founder of AIMS Metrology. He talks about what manufacturers need most and how coordinate measuring machine (CMM) technology stacks up to the challenges.

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