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Thursday, October 13, 2022

ThomasNet Industry Podcast Episode 51 features Saman Farid, CEO and Co-Founder of Formic

The Thomas Industry Podcast is back and better than ever! You don't want to miss this episode on automation. "The thing that we've heard over and over and over again from our customers is 'Yeah, we've been planning to automate. We're right about to do it. We've been planning this project for the last five or ten years.' Well, why...

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Formic Empowers 58-year-old Family-run Factory with its First Robot

Formic's unique Robots-as-as-Service model activated a cobot within hours of delivery, cut costs on hiring and re-training temporary workers, and enhanced safety CHICAGO―Sept 26, 2022, Formic, accelerating the adoption of automation across American manufacturing, empowered Compact Industries, Inc. – a mid-sized food and beverage packaging specialist founded in 1963 – by designing and deploying the company’s first robotic system, a...

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Whitepaper: How Robotics-as-a-Service Can Help You Survive and Thrive During a Recession

Learn how using Robotics-as-a-Service can help you battle the oncoming recession and improve capacity. Download Now >

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Crain's Chicago Business

Considering the rising competition from low-wage manufacturers offshore and the dearth of job candidates willing and able to work with their hands, one would assume that American manufacturers are in a rush to automate their production lines. Not quite, as the founders of Formic Technologies in Chicago can tell you.  Misa Ilkhechi and Saman Farid started Formic two years ago...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Whitepaper: How Contract Packagers are Revolutionzing Their Operation with Robotics-as-a-Service

Learn how America's packaged goods supply chain is using Robotics-as-a-Service to battle labor challenges and improve capacity for major brand name customers.   Download Now > 

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Formic Hires Amazon, Coco, and BeyondTrust Alums Amid Hyper-growth Trajectory

Formic’s risk-free, affordable, full-service pay-by-the-hour rental model removes traditional barriers to automation, helping small and mid-sized manufacturers compete CHICAGO―August, 2022, Formic, accelerating the adoption of automation across American manufacturing, has seen sustained 70% QoQ growth in both customer count and ARR since announcing $26.5 million in Series A funding in January and today announced a slate of new hires that...

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Hire Robot Workers for your Packaging Process with Zero Capital Investment

“Robotics-as-a-Service” is a new service model that is lowering the barriers and risk of automation. As labor force challenges increase and robotic automation becomes more critical, this new delivery model allows factories to “hire” automation and pay as if it was manual labor, but at a lower wage rate and with zero turnover. For zero capital investment, you can automate...

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Integrator Spotlight: Designhawk Innovations

There are many aspects to successfully deploying an automation system.  One of the most critical aspects is choosing the right system integrator partner.   We recently had the opportunity to catch up with one of our valued integrator partners, Jeff Benning, the Founder and President of Designhawk Innovations.  Jeff has built an extraordinary team that is passionate about what they do -...

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Andy Larson: How to Master the Deployment Process

Andy Larson Robotics Deployment Manager With more than 28 years of experience in robotics and automation, Andy is an expert on project management for sophisticated engineering systems and processes. At Formic, he employs his skills and knowledge to provide best-in-class solutions to manufacturers alongside our integration partners.    Here is our recent conversation with Andy, which highlights some of the...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Whitepaper: How to Get Started with Robotic Automation

Introduction   Robotic automation is not a new concept, yet it can be difficult to fully grasp its complexity and overcome its barriers to entry. Which integrator is the best partner for this project? How do you approach your CFO with evidence that you should automate now? What tasks can you even automate? It can be difficult to make sense...

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