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3D Machine Finds New Competitive Edge with Automation Partner Formic

Manufacturing accounts for roughly 12% of the U.S. economy and totals more than 600,000 businesses. Although large enterprises like Magna or Jabil often come to mind, the reality is that most American manufacturing businesses have fewer than 30 employees and many of them are private and family-owned. In the Midwestern heartland of Goodland, Indiana, 3D Machine Inc. is one of...

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Understanding Automated Material Handling Systems: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Started

What are automated material handling systems? What are automated material handling systems, and how do they revolutionize the way goods and materials are handled in various industries? With an increasing demand for efficiency and precision, automation has become a crucial part of today’s manufacturing facilities and warehouses.  Automated material handling systems encompass the use of robotics and automation technology to...

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How to Get Started with Automated Palletizing

A Guide to Getting Started with Palletizing Automation From small businesses to large manufacturing plants, automated palletizing has revolutionized how we handle products. In this guide, we delve into everything you need to know about this game-changing technology.   The Importance of Palletizing in Manufacturing and Co-Packing Facilities Palletizing is a fundamental operation in manufacturing and co-packing facilities. It involves...

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Automated Palletizing: How It Works and How To Do It

The Comprehensive Guide to Industrial Automated Palletizing Welcome to the fascinating world of industrial palletizing automation. As businesses strive to increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve safety, more and more industries are turning to automated solutions. Our comprehensive guide will help you understand the role of robotic palletizing in various industries, its benefits, and how it works.   What is...

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ICON Injection Molding Deploys Formic Tend to Boost Production by 20% with Automation Partnership that is “Too Good to be True”

In the competitive manufacturing sector, there are few names that have risen as quickly as ICON Injection Molding. Founded in 2001 by three brothers with a wealth of industry experience, ICON has grown organically to become a go-to provider of custom plastic injection molding solutions. From medical devices to defense equipment for clients like Axon, they make plastic parts that...

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Whitepaper: Where Manufacturers are Using Robots in their Operation

In today’s world, manufacturers still depend heavily on the working hands of people. The skills that are in demand are extremely repetitive and potentially dangerous. With the added effect of current labor struggles, keeping talent in this environment is difficult to maintain. According to The Workforce Institute at UKG, 4 in 5 U.S. manufacturers are having difficulty keeping up with demand...

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Formic Wins Fast Company's 2023 "Most Innovative Companies" Award

Formic, a robotics-as-a-service provider, has been named the Most Innovative Company in the Robotics category by Fast Company. The award recognizes Formic's ability to provide cutting-edge technology solutions to industrial manufacturers and help them stay ahead of the competition. Formic's platform provides a flexible and scalable robotics solution to small and mid-sized manufacturing businesses. The company's innovative approach to robotics...

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Choosing the Right Vendor for Palletizing Automation

Automating the palletizing process is an important decision for factory owners. It can dramatically improve efficiency, accuracy, safety, and cost savings. But it’s also a big investment, so you want to make sure you choose the right vendor for your automation needs. Here are some tips for making the best choice.  Geographic Proximity Automation can seem daunting when you’re starting...

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Ensuring Safety When Deploying Industrial Palletizers

Automation has been a major game-changer in the industry, enabling manufacturers to reduce costs and increase productivity. But with that increased automation comes an increased focus on safety. So how can you ensure the safety of your employees when deploying automation, such as industrial palletizers, in your factory?  Let’s take a closer look at how you can keep your workers...

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The Engine Room Episode #1: Everything You Want to Know About Palletizing with FANUC's Wes Garrett

We’re excited to welcome you to the first episode of our new interview series, “The Engine Room!” Formic Co-founder Misa Ilkhechi sat down to chat with Wesley Garrett from FANUC America to discuss the ins and outs of palletizing - answering some of the most common questions: What should you consider when making the leap to automation? How can you...

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