Often Overlooked Keys to Cobot System Design for Machine Tending

    Posted by Todd Stukenberg

    Mar 22, 2019 4:01:00 PM

    As cobots become more widely understood and utilized in machine tending operations, lots of focus and attention is rightfully placed on the cobot and the waypoints of the operation.  However, there are a few other aspects that can be missed among all of the excitement of “bringing the future” into a machining operation:

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    Topics: cnc machining, machine shop, Cobots, automation

    Beyond the ‘Bot:  What Really Goes into Cobot Implementation?

    Posted by Todd Stukenberg

    Mar 8, 2019 3:58:00 PM

    Cobots are taking the machining world by storm, with demand growing by more than 40% annually.  The futuristic Cobot “arm” is becoming more widely recognized, but what else really is needed to take a Cobot out of the box and into common applications like machine tending?

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    Topics: cnc machining, machine shop, Cobots, automation

    It’s a Matter of Time:  Tips for Efficiency in Machining Operations

    Posted by Todd Stukenberg

    Feb 22, 2019 4:02:00 PM

    Machining is a complex business.  While some operations have sharply focused specialties, most apply their expertise and technology in a wide range of applications and types of jobs.  As such, being efficient with varied jobs can be a challenge, but is paramount to ensure competitiveness.  Here are some concepts that can be applied across even the most disparate of work:

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    Topics: lean culture, cnc machining, time management, machine shop, Cobots, automation

    Cobots and the Human Workforce:  Can they Coexist?

    Posted by Todd Stukenberg

    Feb 8, 2019 5:37:47 PM

    As the topics of Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Machine Learning and Robots/Cobots gain more and more attention, so does the concern about how these technologies will affect the human workforce.  While speculation is wide and deep about potential negative impacts, there are some facts that really must be understood for a full perspective on this technological evolution.

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    Topics: manufacturing in china, cnc machining, culture, machine shop, Cobots, automation

    Lean Manufacturing: Adding a Second Shift

    Posted by Davin Erickson

    Aug 19, 2016 7:01:11 PM

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    At its core, lean manufacturing is about preserving production with less waste in order to improve the value of services for our customers. The goal is always to get the right things to the right place at the right time, and in the right quantity. At Fusion OEM, we continue to “think lean” when it comes to meeting the needs of our clients. By adding a second shift in our Machine Shop, we have increased operational flexibility, production capacity and realized additional savings. Below are some of the ways our second shift has made us more efficient:

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    Topics: lean, machine shop

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