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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 tell their story and enhance public knowledge about the economic impact of manufacturing in our state.

Robotics will be on display for Manufacturing Day within the following activities:

AIA Albuquerque

FUSE Makerspace is hosting AIA ABQ Summer 5×5

The FUSE Makerspace is hosting the AIA ABQ Summer 5X5 event put on by the American Institute of Architects in Albuquerque. This event involves five 5-minute presentations on innovation and trends in architecture. Come see Chris Ziomek from Build With Robots present the latest technologies and applications of robots in architecture.

Register here for the free event

  • Location: FUSE Makerspace, 101 Broadway NE Suite 3100, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
  • Date: Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:00 PM

Presentations on Technology

  • James Bajek /  Midtown Metal
  • Dana Benjamin / OddAxe Industries, LLC
  • Nicholas Couty / Couty Design Build
  • Adam Halpern / Kosh Solutions
  • Chris Ziomek / Build With Robots, LLC

Collaborative Robot Welding

Build With Robots now has a Collaborative Robot Welding System on the floor at the FUSE Makerspace.  The Collaborative Robot (CoBot) Welding System can be operated by a welding expert to improve safety, quality and productivity of welding operations. For most any MIG welding project, the CoBot welder can be setup within minutes and makes near-perfect welds.

In partnership with CNM Ingenuity, Build With Robots offers a complete course in CoBot welding. This hands-on class teaches welders everything they need to deploy and utilize a CoBot welder. By the end of the one-week course, participants will be able to quickly setup and MIG weld using robot automation. Contact Build With Robots for more details.

Robotiq Grippers, Force Sensors & Cameras

Build With Robots is partnering with Robotiq to bring more robot accessories to the New Mexico region. Robotiq is a leading manufacturer of end-effectors for robots and especially for CoBots. Their end-effector solutions include grippers, force sensors and camera attachments that come with complete turn-key application software. Robotiq’s tools and application examples greatly simplify CoBot integration, so factories can start production faster.

CoBot Photographer

New Mexico State University (NMSU) is working with Albuquerque dentist & entrepreneur Steve Wagner to automate his dental photography using a UR3 CoBot. As part of a Capstone senior design project, NMSU students have developed:

  • Fully integrated automation for the CoBot and camera
  • CAD-like software for mapping the CoBot and camera path in 3 dimensions around a focal point

With this CoBot photographer, Wagner Denture Group is able to quickly setup and take hundreds of photos of their custom dental castings and implants. This is one example of the partnership between NMSU, Build With Robots and New Mexico businesses to bring CoBot technology to new markets and applications. In addition to educating students in the latest technologies, we are helping to develop a CoBot-based technology hub and business ecosystem within New Mexico.

CoBot Bartender wins 3rd Place in UNM Tech Navigator Challenge

The inaugural Tech Navigator Challenge facilitated by UNM’s Innovation Academy concluded on April 27 with pitches to panels of judges. The eight-week contest involved 11 teams who presented commercialization plans for existing technologies from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, STC.UNM, and Build With Robots.

The Build With Robots team presented a novel application for a CoBot bartender which tied for 3rd place in the competition. The team, which includes UNM students Kyle Guin, Kyle Laktasic, and Mario Avalos, along with mentor Janeen Vilven-Doggett from Peacock Law P.C., will investigate further commercialization of their CoBot bartender concept including intellectual property protection. Congratulations to the CoBot Bartender Team on their 3rd place finish!

CoBots in Legendary New Mexico

Build With Robots and CoBots make an appearance on Fox/KRQE’s Legendary New Mexico series as part of The Next Generation of CNM.

Our partnership with CNM Ingenuity to bring CoBots to the FUSE Makerspace is helping to create leading-edge companies and a future-skilled workforce. The FUSE Makerspace is ground zero for prototype manufacturing to small business creation.  A subsidiary of CNM Ingenuity, FUSE cultivates dialog between makers and deal makers to keep the state on the cutting edge of innovation.

NMMEP CoBot Seminar at San Juan College on March 20, 2018

Build With Robots partners with New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NMMEP) to introduce collaborative robots to New Mexico’s manufacturers. As part of NMMEP’s mission to strengthen and grow New Mexico’s manufacturing, NMMEP is introducing CoBot technology to give New Mexico manufacturers a competitive advantage through advanced automation.

In partnership with NMMEP, Build With Robots offers CoBot seminars and hands-on CoBot application demos. These seminars introduce New Mexico manufacturers to CoBot automation and show how CoBots are used to automate quickly and cost-effectively. Because CoBots are safe alongside people and can be re-purposed easily, they are a valuable tool for manufacturers with medium-volume or high-mix production. Overall, the partnership between Build With Robots and NMMEP is creating opportunities for New Mexico manufacturers to grow and become more competitive through innovative technology.

Upcoming CoBot seminar:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12 noon – 2 p.m.
San Juan College, QBC
4601 College Blvd. Room 5017/5020
Farmington, NM 87401
Registration info:
Denise Williams, 505-860-9961
denisew@nemexicomep.org

Randy Krall

Cobot Training at FUSE Makerspace

Introduction to Collaborative Robots workshop is now available at the FUSE Makerspace.

Build With Robots and FUSE Makerspace are teaming up to introduce the fast-growing technology of Collaborative Robots (cobots) to central New Mexico’s economy.  Anyone interested in cobot technology and applications is welcome to join this 4 hour workshop with Build with Robots co-founder, Randy Krall.

Workshop attendees will learn the essentials of collaborative robot programming. Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to perform useful work with cobots and create real-world cobot applications.

Date: 12/4/2017

Time: 4pm-8pm

Cost: $39

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