Amper Technologies Achieves Forbes 30 Under 30 Listing

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    Dec 10, 2019 1:21:25 PM

    Amper Technologies has made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list! Quite impressive and we understand why, being one of their customers.

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    Topics: forbesmagazine, forbes30under30, ampertechnologies

    Fusion Becomes 'Robotics Industry Association' Member

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    Dec 2, 2019 9:45:00 AM

    This November, Fusion joined the Robotics Industry Association (RIA) as a new member. We felt it was beneficial to join RIA to stay updated on robot safety standards and industry trends as they evolve, to attend industry events and educational seminars, and to meet fellow professionals in our field. 
    We always want to be at the forefront of automation, which is why we will be attending the RIA A3 Business Forum in January where we can network with a variety of professionals in the industry, get insights on the latest in automation and best business practices. We look forward to exploring all that RIA has to offer!

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    Topics: Cobots, automation, Fusion OEM, fusion cobotics, future of manufacturing, RIA, Robotics Industry Association, new membership, A3 business forum

    FABTECH Chicago 2019 Recap

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    Nov 18, 2019 2:35:52 PM

    Fusion was at the Universal Robots booth at FABTECH last week at McCormick Place in Chicago. We showcased a pre-configured machine tending solution with a UR16e and Schunk Grippers. We spoke about how utilizing the FC-Series equipment for efficient, reliable, uninterrupted machine tending throughout the day and into the off-shifts (lights-out) enhances the ROI on your capital equipment. Also how the cobotic system allows you to automate safely without tying up money and valuable floorspace that is required by conventional robotic machine tending solutions. We had a busy and productive four days!

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    Topics: manufacturing services, Cobots, Fusion OEM, cobots in action, fusion cobotics, continued education, fabtech, fabtech2019

    Robots in Cinema & Their Influence on Technological Advances

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    Nov 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM

    I recently went to Disney World with my family and we were able to check out the new Star Wars Galaxy Edge exhibit. While I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, I can understand why fans are so anxious to see it. From creating your own Droids and Lightsabers to rides, shops and the actual set, it is impressive. They even had a robot repair station (pictured.)

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    Topics: automation, cobots in action, AI, future of manufacturing, robots, future of robotics, humans, westworld, aliens, terminator, science fiction, sci-fi, galaxy edge, movies with robots, robot films, technology advances, star wars, disney world, star wars galaxy edge, transformers, robot movies, stepford wives, prometheus, ex-machina, Forbidden Planet, ghost in the shell, droids, spacecamp, Wall E, irobot, shortcircuit, bicentennial man, robocop, weirdscience, tron, Flight of the Navigator, DARYL, jetsons, rosie the robot, big hero 6, disney robots, jinx the robot, the last starfighter, robots for good, the matrix, evil robots

    Getting Millennials in the Door

    Posted by Jennifer Juarez

    Nov 1, 2019 12:02:20 PM

    In this industry we have all been hearing about how the baby boomer generation is retiring and there aren’t enough people to replace those jobs, mainly the millennials who are few and far between in pursing this field. By 2025, Generation Y will account for 75% of the global workplace. So how do you get them to come to your door? Many employers are discovering they must adapt their hiring and management style for this newer generation.

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    Topics: Cobots, manufacturing, hiringforindustry, millennials, jobdescriptions, skillsgap, hiringmillennials, humanresources, benefitsofautomation, AI

    Universal Robots' Joe Campbell Presents at The Assembly Show

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    Oct 28, 2019 9:45:00 AM

    Joe Campbell of Universal Robots did a talk on Resolving the Labor Crisis in Manufacturing at The Assembly Show, on October 23rd in Rosemont, Illinois. Here we recap some of the key points discussed.

    Did you know that 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age every day? The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, predicts 2.4 million open jobs between 2018-2028. It would seem like manufacturing is the way to go if you want a job fast out of high school or college. However, the industry is quickly discovering they can't fill these jobs.

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    Topics: Universal Robots, Cobotics, Fusion OEM, cobots in action, fusion cobotics, #systemsintegrator, #cobotinstallation, manufacturing, hiringforindustry, millennials, skillsgap, hiringmillennials, benefitsofautomation, future of manufacturing, Joe Campbell, Assembly Show

    Cobot Installation: Systems Integrator vs. Do It Yourself

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    Oct 7, 2019 9:54:00 AM

    According to a McKinsey & Company article, “Industry 4.0 could have an estimated value-creation potential for manufacturers and suppliers of $3.7 trillion in 2025, and hopes are high that it could bring the next industrial revolution to discrete manufacturing. Yet only about 30 percent of companies are capturing value from Industry 4.0 solutions at scale today. Companies tend to envision technology development going forward instead of identifying the areas of largest impact and tracking those back to Industry 4.0 value drivers.”

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    Topics: Cobots, automation, #systemsintegrator, #cobotinstallation

    Fusion and Fifth Third Bank Team Up For C-Suite Event

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    Oct 1, 2019 9:57:00 AM

    Fifth Third Bank sponsored and Fusion hosted an event last week held at Fusion headquarters called "Meet the Cobots." Over 25 C-suite executives met up for a half day event where cobots and human resources were the main topics.

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    Topics: manufacturing services, employee training, leadership, Cobots, Craig Zoberis, Fusion OEM, fifth third bank

    Robot User Conference (RUC) 2019 Recap

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    Sep 9, 2019 9:56:00 AM

    I attended the RUC 2019 show in Quebec last week and what an amazing show it was! I had the privilege of speaking on a panel where we discussed Cobot Stories From Factories. We dove into starting small and not over complicating cobots, looking beyond ROI, and standardizing cobot setups.

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    Topics: Cobots, automation, Universal Robots, Cobotics, Craig Zoberis, RUC2019, grippers, Jeffrey Werner, Jarek Hyjek, Jean-Philippe Jobin, Alexandre Paré, Casper Hansen, factory stories, machine tending, fusion cobotics, Carlos Han, Eric Pourtau, Silas Robertson, robotiq news

    Bringing Back the 40-Hour Workweek with Cobots

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    Sep 3, 2019 1:56:00 PM

    Time is the most critical commodity everyone has, and we all know there’s only 24 hours in a day to fit everything in. So how do you manage life outside of work if you’re working 55 hours a week, and is that extra time put in truly productive time spent at work?

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    Topics: Wellness, process improvement, cnc machining, time management, risk management, Cobots, Universal Robots, Cobotics, Craig Zoberis, Fusion, Fusion OEM, employee hours, 40-hour workweek, work life balance, cobots in action, overtime

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