Despite being universally adopted throughout traditional manufacturing, industrial robots have failed to find a place in garment sewing applications due to the robots’ difficulties in handling limp textiles. This makes the global apparel industry strongly dependent on, manual labor. The outputs from the ARM-funded technology project “Robotic...

Additive Manufacturing, Fabrics, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Lightweight Materials, Photonics, Robotics, Workforce

During a meeting of the Commonwealth’s Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC) on Wednesday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts has been awarded a new $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Manufacturing Technology Program (DoD ManTech) to develop a manufacturing technician training program that will...

COVID-19, Robotics

The ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute is proud to announce the selection of eight new robotics technology projects aligned with ARM’s mission to strengthen U.S. manufacturing and empower workers. A total of $7.5M will be contributed across these eight projects. ARM plans to award $2.9M in project funding, and the participating...

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When you think of robots, images from movies like “Transformers,” “The Terminator,” or even “Wall-E” probably spring to mind. The ways in which robots really interact with our world are much less dramatic than these action-packed, apocalyptic depictions, but they are playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing and space sectors. This is...

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IndustryWeek COVID-19 MFG USA
Additive Manufacturing, Biomanufacturing, COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing

The COVID-19 pandemic created a ripple effect for U.S. manufacturers that revealed not only a lack of redundancy in the supply chain but also a lack of transparency. As the pandemic took hold, worldwide demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) dramatically increased and many material and product costs skyrocketed. It quickly became apparent...