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Robots as a Service (RaaS) vs. Ownership of Industrial Robots in Metal Fabrication

The Advantages of RaaS Automation in Manufacturing Automation plays a crucial role in improving productivity and efficiency in various industries, but is mission critical to the scale and growth of  manufacturing and production processes. Industrial Automation has made significant advancements  in the field of manufacturing robotics that have provided the industry with the capability to manage the demand, despite the...

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Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS)

What is Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS)?  Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) is a business model in which companies offer industrial robotic automation via a subscription-based contract. This allows businesses to adopt industrial robotic solutions without the significant upfront costs of purchasing and maintaining the equipment. ABI Research published a report that predicts that by 2026, RaaS installations will generate $34 billion in revenue.   How...

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Inspired in 15 Podcast with Formic's Saman Farid

When Formic emerged in the realm of automation and robotics for manufacturing, the concept of seamlessly integrating cutting-edge robotics technology into small businesses appeared ambitious. However, Formic's Co-Founder and CEO, Saman Farid, has played a pivotal role in democratizing robotics by significantly enhancing accessibility and user-friendliness. We delve into the factors driving the rapid evolution of robotic intelligence, the persistent...

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Should You Automate Welding?

The Pros and Cons of Automated Welding Robotics-enabled automated welding can provide large gains in productivity, profitability, precision, and repeatability - in the right applications. Manual welding has its merits, but the benefits of automated welding systems are increasingly compelling for many assemblies. However, many assemblers are implementing automated welding systems to increase quality, productivity, profitability, precision, and repeatability. Welding...

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Automated Welding

The Complete Guide to Robotic Automated Welding   Table of Contents What is Cobot Welding? Collaborative welding vs manual welding and traditional automation Benefits of cobot welding How do my welders work with a cobot? Why should I invest in a cobot welder? Why choose the Formic Weld?   The welding industry is facing a significant shortage of skilled workers,...

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How Do You Automate a Welding Process?

Key Considerations for Automating Welding Processes When embarking on the journey to automate your welding processes, several crucial factors come into play. These include understanding the specific welding application you're working with, evaluating the potential return on investment (ROI), and choosing the most appropriate robotic technology for your needs. This comprehensive guide explores the world of automated welding, robotic welding,...

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The Engine Room Episode #4: Plastics Manufacturing Deep Dive with Kyle Kidwell and Jason Long

Episode #4 of The Engine Room is a deep dive into plastics manufacturing (not straws and bottle caps, but all the other critical products that we rely on). Our Co-Founder (Misa Ilkhechi) hosts Kyle Kidwell (Formic's Product Manager for Machine Tending) and Jason Long (National Sales Manager at Wittmann) in this very insightful episode.  Check it out:

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The Engine Room Episode #3: Robotic Welding Trends, Stories, and Insights with Will Healy and Ian Patrick

Episode #3 of the Engine Room is live! In this episode, Formic's Product Marketing Lead (Alex Koepsel) hosts Ian Patrick (Welding Product Manager at Formic) and Will Healy (Welding Segment Manager at UR) to dive into everything about welding. This agenda is packed with insightful discussion of the latest trends in welding, robotic welding, and specifically collaborative robots.  Check it...

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Contract Packaging Association: Myth Busting Common Misconceptions about Collaborative Systems

It seems like everywhere you go, collaborative robots ("cobots") are being promoted. While they are great for some applications and instances, they are not always the best solution. In this webinar, hosted by the Contract Packaging Association, Maxx Wright from Formic and Tripp Griffin from Pearson Packaging bust the biggest myths regarding collaborative systems. Maxx and Tripp have a combined...

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The Engine Room Episode #2: Reshoring and Equipment-as-a-Service with Zachary Kimball, CEO of Hardfin

Formic's Co-Founder (Misa Ilkhechi) and Head of Marketing (Malcolm Kerr) sit down with Zachary Kimball from Hardfin to discuss reshoring and equipment-as-a-service. This episode highlights the manufacturing resurgance that is happening and how EaaS / RaaS is a key enabler that is helping accelerate the trend. Check it out on our Formic YouTube channel.

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