Impact Dakota Blog is a blog dedicated to supporting North Dakota’s manufacturing community improve People, Purpose, Processes and Performance. Entries provide information on opportunities, new ideas, quick tips, celebrations of success, and well, frankly, anything to help you become a better manufacturer.
Across the United States, small and medium-sized manufacturers are contemplating integrating industrial robots into their facilities for various reasons, including taking on repetitive tasks and freeing up staff up for higher level work and increasing productivity overall. But how do your ensure that any robot integration project is a success on your terms? Here are four simple suggestions from advanced MEP National Network robotics expert Matt Minner.
If you’ve been sitting on the fence regarding your expansion plans, you may want to dig into the various incentives available to help make those plans pencil out.
The Small Manufacturer’s Value Proposition: The Secret Marketing Ingredient to Outshine Larger Competitors
It takes more than a flashy website and clever promotional emails to compete in the manufacturing marketing arena.
It has been nearly six decades since the first industrial robots rolled on to a General Motors assembly line in Trenton, New Jersey. Today, a new generation of collaborative robots is changing how the manufacturing sector operates.
Over the years, there’s been debate over the concerns of job loss through automation.
Manufacturing industries as varied as automotive, electronics, chemical products and food already use collaborative robots (cobots) for tasks such as assembly, loading and packaging. The partnership between humans and cobots is an important one that combines tasks and drills with thoughts and skills.
Manufacturers may have a new ally to help them more effectively use industry credentials to qualify and hire skilled workers...
Getting to know Dave Lehman and the ND Department of Commerce - important resources for manufacturers
The Impacting Manufacturing Conference is just a few weeks away. Check out these great keynote presenters. You're not going to want to miss them.
Cyberattacks against manufacturing companies continue to grow.