Bright Machines named a 2020 BloombergNEF Pioneer, selected for our innovative technology, potential to scale, and industry momentum.
Bright Machines’ CFO, Pat O’Malley, describes how our vision for the next generation of automation drew him to his new role.
Bright Machines Microfactory reaches one year milestone, enabling customers to improve scale, efficiency and quality.
Today, more than ever, manufacturers of household appliances are looking for ways to reduce per-unit production costs without sacrificing the ability to scale when growth opportunities present themselves. And that opportunity, despite or perhaps even fanned by COVID-19, looks promising, with Allied Market Research projecting global demand for home appliances growing more than 25% to a cool $750 billion by 2025
Bright Machines announces the Factory Resiliency Fund, up to $50M to help manufacturers put our automated microfactories to work and not be constrained by their access to capital.
While the desire to manufacture locally is now stronger than ever, few if any are willing to pay the higher labor costs that will come with it. That’s why in order for manufacturing to reshore, the industry must shift more of its operations from expensive, manual assembly to flexible and resilient robots.
Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new report which outlines a set of guidelines workplaces can follow to keep employees safe as COVID-19 sweeps the globe at an alarming rate. With automated assembly and inspection, manufacturers become less reliant on human operators so that they are better prepared to handle any disruption. In reducing the need for manual labor, infection risk associated with these on-site factory roles is also reduced. In this context, the new OSHA guidelines, become easier to implement.
Now is the perfect time to automate. It’s bold advice, as so many in the sector grapple with uncertain futures – and to be sure, the future is indeed uncertain for all of us in manufacturing. But if your uncertainty is around when and not if your factory will reopen and production will kick off again, now is the time to make important changes that will take your manufacturing operations from vulnerable to immune as we brace for the next inevitable disruption.
As the corona virus has spread, worldwide supply chains were interrupted, followed by an unprecedented shift in product demand and most recently by mandated factory shutdowns imposed on non-essential product manufacturing lines. The author discusses the impact of these disruptions and explores how we can mitigate these forces that threaten to destabilize manufacturing.
Bright Machines team members in our Tel Aviv office engaged in an opportunity to put their engineering expertise and our technology to use by collaborating with Ichilov Hospital Laboratory, Impact Lab and iCobots to establish a non-human testing line for Covid-19.