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Opportunity in Automation

Read about the opportunity in automation -- for businesses and workers -- described by New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NM-MEP). Two years ago, NM-MEP teamed up with Build With Robots (BWR) to offer CoBot seminars and hands-on CoBot application demonstrations.Today, NM-MEP and BWR continue to work together to build New Mexico’s manufacturing sector, helping companies [...]

2019-03-28T16:40:31-06:00March 28th, 2019|Economic Development, New Mexico, Partners|

China’s CoBot Revolution

This article from OZY describes how China is preparing for changes in the world's manufacturing climate over the coming decades. China — already at the forefront of the global robot revolution — is laying the foundations for an alternative model for robots: “collaborative automation solutions” — known as CoBots — that work with humans instead [...]

2019-03-27T15:07:47-06:00March 27th, 2019|Cobot Market Trends|

Kane Robotics Selects Albuquerque for its New Headquarters

Kane Robotics Inc. announced that it has selected Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the company’s new headquarters. Kane will hire and train workers in Albuquerque to develop robotic systems that finish aerospace structures using technology developed in partnership with Build With Robots (BWR). Kane Robotics is a spinoff of Kane Aerospace, which is located in Chino, [...]

2019-01-28T10:19:15-06:00January 25th, 2019|Economic Development, New Mexico, Partners|

Sanding Robot

Watch our sanding collaborative robot (CoBot) finish the surface of a wooden box that was cut on a laser cutter. The sanding CoBot saves valuable time and prevents repetitive motion injuries caused when sanding by hand. The robot applies the same force at all times, perfecting the sanding operations. Our sanding CoBot can be setup [...]

2019-01-28T12:48:21-06:00January 12th, 2019|Cobot Applications, Partners|

2018 Manufacturing Skills Gap Study

This 2018 study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute highlights the seismic shift that will occur over the next decade as the Fourth Industrial Revolution completes its transformation of the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing is experiencing an exponential change, as technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly change the workplace. While [...]

2019-01-02T07:51:17-06:00January 2nd, 2019|Economic Development, Training|

CoBots with the Sense of Touch

Robot technology is evolving rapidly. For example, force/torque sensors provide a robot with the sense of “touch.” With a collaborative robot (CoBot), touch is combined with intuitive ease-of-use to simplify many applications for the lay person. And remember that CoBots allow people and robots to work together. Here are some things that you can do [...]

2018-12-05T13:28:32-06:00December 5th, 2018|Cobot Applications|

Robotic Welding for NM-MEP Manufacturing Day

Each fall, New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NM-MEP) sponsors Manufacturing Day for New Mexico manufacturers to showcase their operations. At this year’s Manufacturing Day event, Build With Robots hosted tours at CNM-Ingenuity’s FUSE Makerspace that included robotic welding. On that day, Andrew Vanis of Super Vanagon was at FUSE to work on a welding fabrication [...]

2018-12-08T08:33:49-06:00December 4th, 2018|Cobot Applications, New Mexico, Partners|

Robots help bicycle factory move from China to U.S.

Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA) is moving skilled manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. from China by leveraging robotic automation. Wage increases in China and advances in automation efficiency make BCA's new factory in South Carolina immediately cost competitive with China. In the future, this U.S. cost advantage will continue to increase.

2018-11-26T14:10:02-06:00November 26th, 2018|Cobot Market Trends, Economic Development|

Robotics On Display at NM-MEP Events

In October, New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NM-MEP) is hosting its 2018 annual celebration of manufacturing in New Mexico. Known as Manufacturing Day, the month-long series of events puts a spotlight on manufacturing and on the more than 26,000 New Mexicans working in the manufacturing industry. It is an opportunity to help New Mexico manufacturers [...]

2018-09-25T11:37:31-06:00September 25th, 2018|Cobot Applications, New Mexico, Partners|