TMA Webinar with Fusion

The Benefits of Collaborative Robots for Machine Tending & Financing Your Automation

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Join us for this webinar to hear from Craig Zoberis from Fusion OEM on how collaborative robots have increased production throughout their machine shop. Chris Lipski from Vantage Financial will cover the newer financing options available, and how the leasing process works. Also, gather an understanding of the importance of automation including filling the skills gap, being prepared for a crisis such as COVID-19, attracting potential employees, and staying ahead of your competition.

Key Takeaways:

  • Benefits of automating your machine shop NOW
  • Pro’s of leasing vs. purchasing a robot
  • How leasing works

Fusion OEM Embraces Cobots, Invests in Future Expert Machinists

Craig Zoberis and Davin Erickson detail how Fusion OEM discovered and implemented collaborative robots, or cobots. The company is now investing in future expert machinists by using cobots—and making headway in closing the manufacturing industry skills gap. They explain the phases of training for cobots, as well as how cobots “talk” with other machines—and how machines perform “handshakes” (and are therefore envied by humans who today are struggling with social distancing).

SME Podcast

The Cobot Show Podcast

Fusion was honored to be among the first guests to be featured in the brand new UR podcast: The Cobot Show!

About: Welcome to The Cobot Show, the place to dive in and discuss robots… but for the rest of us. You’ll hear from industry professionals, automation experts, and application advisers that will discuss various facets of the robotics industry. And we don’t mean your typical traditional robots, we mean collaborative robots with endless applications in the fastest growing robotics segment.

Past Events

FabCast: Increase Efficiency & Productivity with Cobots

July 22, 2020
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A Webinar from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association

Are cobots right for your shop?

Collaborative robots – or Cobots – are ideal for small and medium metal fabricators, which have the need for flexible and effective automation that can provide a fast return of investment. The versatility and ease-of-use make cobots an efficient and cost-effective workforce multiplier.

This 90-minute webinar will focus on how to increase the productivity of your manufacturing facility by incorporating automation into your processes. You will understand what cobots are, how they differ from traditional robotic automation, what tasks are best to automate with cobots, cobot welding solutions, and machine tending for press brakes, welding cells, and laser cutters.

IMEC Podcast: Affordable and Approachable Automation for Metal Fabricators with Cobots Webinar

June 24, 2020
11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Free Your Highly Skilled Workforce of Repetitive Tasks, Increase Efficiency and Improve Worker Productivity

Collaborative robots – or cobots – are ideal for small and medium metal fabricators, which have the need for flexible and effective automation that can provide a fast return of investment. The versatility and ease-of-use make cobots an efficient and cost-effective workforce multiplier.

This webinar will focus on how to increase the productivity of your manufacturing facility by incorporating automation into your processes.

Our slate of mini-sessions include:

  • Introduction to collaborative robots
  • Differences between traditional robotic automation and cobots
  • How to identify tasks for automation with cobots
  • Cobot welding solutions
  • Machine Tending for press brakes, welding cells and laser cutters

A Firsthand Story: Why I Implemented Cobots at my Machine Shop

This Universal Robots webinar will feature Joe Campbell and Brian Conner of Universal Robots and Craig Zoberis of Fusion OEM. 

• Collaborative robot basics: technology, safety, and projected growth
• How cobots helped Fusion combat the growing skills gap
• How cobots work alongside Fusion’s machinists, allowing them to focus on more advanced tasks
• Real-time data tracking of CNC machine performance, both before and after robot integration

How Advances in Grippers and Collaborative Robots are Solving Automation Challenges

What’s easy for humans can be so hard for a robot. But innovations in gripping, software, and collaborative robots are leading to rapidly improving capabilities — while increasing the number of possible applications. It’s now simpler, quicker, and cheaper to automate sophisticated solutions in manufacturing, assembly, logistics, warehousing, packaging, and surface finishing.

Join an exclusive conversation moderated by Robert Huschka from the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). You’ll learn more about these technologies, explore potential use-cases, and see how you can apply them in your business. Our expert panel will include:

  • Jim Cooper, FANUC
  • Joe Campbell, Universal Robots
  • Tom Reek, SCHUNK
  • Kristian Hulgard, OnRobot

April 24th! Create a Ruthlessly Efficient Machine Shop: Automation & Technology Webinar

Collaborative robotics – or cobots – are ideal for small and medium enterprises, which have the need for flexible and effective automation that can provide a fast return of investment. The versatility and ease-of-use make cobots an efficient and cost-effective workforce multiplier.

This webinar will focus on how to increase the productivity of your manufacturing facility by incorporating automation into your processes.

Our slate of mini-sessions include:

  • Hear the story from Fusion on their successful integration of cobots and real-time data tracking with their CNC machines
  • Discover how to evaluate overall equipment effectiveness and productivity
  • Learn how cobots can help to address the current manufacturing labor shortage and allow you to continue production during a crisis

If these apply to you, plan to join us on April 24!

  • Machine Shop Owner or Manager
  • Need a reliable CNC machine tending solution
  • Seeking to opt-out of the skills gap
  • Tired of being short staffed
  • In search of continuous operation in your machine shop to maximize productivity
  • Wants their machinists working on more sophisticated tasks than just machine tending
  • Desire to stay ahead of your competition
  • Seeking solutions to attract millennials with the latest technology

Register here for the webinar: https://www.imec.org/event/coffee-with-the-cobots-042320/