If at First Your CNC Machine Shop Doesn’t Succeed with Robots, Automate Again

By Derek Korn, Executive Editor, Modern Machine Shop

Alexandria Industries struggled with its first robotic machining cell. However, the aluminum extrusion components manufacturer—now with more than 20 robots—discovered that by simplifying and standardizing its automation strategy, it could reap the benefits of unattended machining even for relatively low batch sizes.

On one hand, Alexandria Industries’ first attempt at machine-tending robotics was Rosie. On the other, it was not so rosy….

Read the full article on Modern Machine Shop.

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