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Small and medium-sized companies can get started in automation with an easy-to-learn, easy-to-teach collaborative robot that does simple machine tending. Proper training is essential.

When Work Cells Work for Machine Tools

May 20, 2022
Scope of work, automation, ROI and other matters of note. Or, how many widgets do you want to make—and how fast?
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
Amy Teal of Stratasys at the company's RAPID + TCT booth.

RAPID + TCT Shows the Promise, Challenges of 3D Printing

May 20, 2022
At this week’s RAPID + TCT show, the promise of additive manufacturing was on display. There was also talk of challenges facing the industry.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
MT Solar of Montana solved its low-volume, high-mix welding needs with a UR10e collaborative robot and Cobot Welding Tool from UR partner Vectis Automation.

In the Robotic Trenches

May 19, 2022
Tales from manufacturers who’ve implemented automation: Why they did it, what the results were—and advice to others considering a new droid.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
RAPID +TCT Honeywell

Executives Urge Greater 3D Printing Efforts

May 18, 2022
Two executives, speaking at RAPID + TCT today, called on increased efforts in 3D printing.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Vecna Robotics’ Oxen Series Tugger, designed for long hauls and heavy payloads, autonomously picks up loaded carts.

AMRs Not Just New AGVs

May 18, 2022
Autonomous mobile robots are more than automated material handling.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
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Stanley X Names New President

May 17, 2022
Stanley X, the innovation division of Stanley Black & Decker, named a new president.
By Stanley X Press Release
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