Early automation shouldn’t be an afterthought for product assembly. When leveraged early, automation allows for rigorous process development, seamless retooling, and ultimately gets products to market faster.
By implementing Bright Machines Microfactories into AQS factories, their vision to streamline their assembly is becoming a reality – they look forward to outstanding outcomes, including improved OEE.
US manufacturing policies should enable the industry to compete and thrive in a global marketplace while optimizing for sustainability and job creation.
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to building out an assembly playbook, but well-thought-out implementation can make factory output much smoother when automation is introduced into the process.
Every so often, we are reminded that modern manufacturing is actually quite fragile despite years of optimization. The coronavirus pandemic has provided a brutal reminder of this fact, but significant manufacturing disruptions are not new.
Software-Defined Manufacturing strategies leverage software, computer vision, machine learning, adaptive robotics … and the current workforce.
Bright Machines offers the industry ten fundamental differences, including being software-defined.
Lately, it appears to have become fashionable to bash robots and automation. The talk track goes something along the lines of “more hype than reality” or “humans are better” or “even the smartest have failed.”
Bright Machines announces new features to microfactories that equip manufacturers with the tools they need to be both informed and efficient as well as help them manage pandemic specific risks and future-proof against such unforeseen outlier events.
Albert Yanez Sr., Corporate EVP & President of the Americas at Asteelflash USA, talks about factory resiliency, reshoring manufacturing, and why the company is betting on Bright Machines to support their move to automation for assembly.