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Isotopes Science Night

Robot Baseball at Isotopes Science Night

July 15, 2019

Albuquerque Isotopes Science Night is on Friday Aug. 9, 2019. Come see the Isotopes play the San Antonio Missions, and tour various science exhibits throughout Isotopes Park. Build With Robots will hold a family-friendly robot baseball throwing contest. Join the fun and come play with our baseball throwing collaborative robot. Reserved Level tickets are available…

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Robot Adopters vs. Non-Adopters

Robot Adopters vs. Non-Adopters

July 10, 2019

A comprehensive study based upon data from Spain shows a stark contrast between firms that adopt robot technology and those that do not. Spain has one of the highest robot density levels per worker in Europe. The data come from the Encuesta Sobre Estrategias Empresariales (ESEE), an annual survey of around 1,900 Spanish manufacturing firms…

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Composite Finishing Robot

May 17, 2019

Kane Robotics provides robotic systems to finish aerospace structures using technology developed in partnership with Build With Robots. These innovative robotic grinding and sanding solutions help Kane’s aerospace customers increase worker productivity, improve quality and decrease waste. Kane Robotics is a spinoff of Kane Aerospace, which is located in Chino, California. Kane Robotics is headquartered in…

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Opportunity in Automation

March 28, 2019

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…

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China’s CoBot Revolution

March 27, 2019

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…

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Future of Work Event

Future of Work Event

January 28, 2019

Join us as we discuss and explore the future of work. Futurists estimate that up to 85 percent of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet*. This Future of Work community event is hosted by Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). Learn how you and your company can prepare for the…

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Kane Robotics launches in ABQ

Kane Robotics Selects Albuquerque for its New Headquarters

January 25, 2019

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,…

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Sanding Collaborative Robot

Sanding Robot

January 13, 2019

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…

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Five Key Skills for Industry 4.0

2018 Manufacturing Skills Gap Study

January 2, 2019

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…

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Force CoPilot

CoBots with the Sense of Touch

December 5, 2018

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…

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Welding Super Vanagon Bracket

Robotic Welding for NM-MEP Manufacturing Day

December 4, 2018

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…

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Robots add jobs

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

November 26, 2018

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.

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Robotics On Display at NM-MEP Events

September 25, 2018

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…

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Humans and Robots

Robots will take old jobs and create new ones, says World Economic Forum

September 18, 2018

This Robotics & Automation article summarizes a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) focused on robots and jobs. The article is very upbeat and emphasizes that low-skilled labor will be replaced by high-skilled, higher-wage jobs. Within its report titled Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All, the WEF strongly advocates for lifelong learning. Here is…

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BWR at 1MC ABQ

Our Story, Mission & Challenges

August 17, 2018

See the video of our story, mission and challenges as presented at One Million Cups Albuquerque. Chris Ziomek, co-founder of Build With Robots presented to a fantastic group from the Albuquerque business community. In this video, we discuss and explore options to create a CoBot-based economic engine in New Mexico.

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