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The New Age of Manufacturing: Why Skilled Workers are in high demand?

September 28, 2017
modern factory with robots

Everybody knows that the job market is a rough place these days. Whether you’re young and fresh out of school, hitting close to retirement, or are not even close to leaving the workplace, the changing workplace can be difficult. This is especially true for the world of manufacturing, which has been hit particularly hard over the past few decades, with many factories across developed nations around the world shutting their doors for good.

Will automated cars save time, money and lives in the near future?

September 27, 2017
Autonomous Car

When people think of automation and robotics they often assume that it is out-of-sight and operating in a lab or warehouse far away. But the truth is that they might be coming to your streets very soon. Self driving cars sound like something straight out of a science fiction novel to most people, but these machines will most likely be on the roads within the next couple years.

Take Advantage of Automation Module Exemptions to Earn Another Technical Certificate

July 05, 2017

Setting yourself apart from the competition isn’t always easy. Now that you have completed the Automation (AT) Technician Certificate there are several ways to continue to distinguish yourself and push your career ahead.

Density of Robot Use in Manufacturing Automation Continues to Climb!

May 30, 2017
Image of plant with high number of assembly robots

The future has arrived for the manufacturing industry and how they will continue to operate thanks to the advancements in technology. The robotics takeover of the manufacturing industry has long been accepted as inevitable. People have been discussing the replacement of manual labour for decades, but it is only now seeming like a reality more than a fantasy of the distant future.

Industrial Automation Finally Available to Small Scale Manufacturing

May 30, 2017
Automotive Robot

There has been a lot of talk surrounding the topic of robotics and automation in manufacturing for the past number of years, if not decades. This subject has now become a reality since the beginning of the twenty-first century, but for most of that time robots were limited to large scale manufacturing operations. Those who were able to afford automated machines benefited from it increasing the gap between them and smaller companies.

Industrial Automation Gets Help From Social Media Image Recognition

May 23, 2017
small industrial robot

When we think of automation, we often think of the automotive manufacturing industry, where the use of robotic technology has remained the standard for decades. But there are a whole host of uses for automation, and one of them is the process of bin picking. Bin picking is the removal of unsorted parts from transport containers.

Flexible Versus Hard Automation: What Role Does Each Play in Manufacturing?

May 07, 2017

Society has changed considerably in the last hundred years. In fact, we take sometimes take for granted the way in which we live; how products are readily available due to mass production with the ability to ship anywhere in the world. No longer are we constrained by vast distances, with most nations eager to participate in trade with the international community.