Keyword: Flexible manufacturing systems

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
These technologies provide a tantalizing glimpse into the future of manufacturing automation.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Powered by smart machines, the new industrial revolution is changing how machine builders design, and how manufacturers operate today and in the future. To remain competitive and...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

A600-pound spider-like robot, called Spidernaut, was part of a prototype robot team built in 2005 to assemble a solar array on the Moon. The goal was not only to have robots do the...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Automating manufacturing processes is a complex issue, with no one-size-fits-all solution. Robots range from insect-like microrobots to industrial robots powerful enough to...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

The use of modern laser technology has become standard in industrial manufacturing thanks to its speed, accuracy and effectiveness. Lasers are used to engrave parts, electronic printed...