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Monday, September 11, 2023

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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Monday, September 11, 2023

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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Monday, September 11, 2023

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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Monday, September 11, 2023

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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Thursday, February 16, 2023

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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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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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Keep Your Cash and Deploy Automation - WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Webinar

Recording of webinar below: Traditionally manufacturers have had few financing options to deploy automation within their operations. Recent developments allow manufacturers to rent automation equipment, utilize Machines as a Service (MaaS), and guarantee equipment performance based on production KPIs. WMEP will explore these options with industry partners to give real-world case studies on options to bring automation into your facility....

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Buy American: Connecting Government Funding to the American Workforce

Time: 12:00 p.m. CT - 1:00 p.m. CT With the announcement of several Executive Orders, including the Buy American EO and the American Supply Chain EO, the U.S. government has renewed its interest in procuring American goods and services. As such, there are many opportunities for small businesses to secure government funding and participate in a historic rebuild of the...

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