Automation

Shear luck

A Las Vegas job shop hits the jackpot with an investment in automated plate processing equipment

Continental divide

Sharing many of the same challenges as U.S. manufacturers, a European fabricator embodies the philosophy of Industry 4.0

Selecting droids

Robots are being used to perform an increasing variety of tasks, but getting started often requires guidance

Top shelf

Rack and shelving manufacturers achieve high-mix part production by focusing on flexible coil-fed operations

Modern management

A petrochemical company updates welding software and sees immediate improvements

Value of vision

As labor shortages persist in the face of rising global competition, fabricators need to re-envision manufacturing as they know it

Deliberate downtime

How to prepare for successful robot maintenance and automation upgrades

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