Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

For nearly five decades, the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA-Advancing Vision + Imaging (AIA), and the Motion Control and Motors Association (MCMA), along with A3 Mexico, have played a key role in helping automation technologies become among the most critical tools of the 21st Century. As these technologies have converged, our association has had a convergence of its own. We are now the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), one trade group for the entire automation ecosystem.

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Concept Prove-Outs Prove Their Worth in Robotic Finishing

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Author: @MMS_MattDanford

Topics: robotics

Vertical: Machinery

Organizations: Association for Advancing Automation, ATI Industrial Automation, MESH Automation, Nidec Minster

During shop visits, Modern Machine Shop editors have gotten used to seeing rows of people huddled over benches with spotlights, scopes and hand tools. In fact, the sight is so common that the odd juxtaposition of tedious manual work and sophisticated, automated CNC machining processes can be easy to overlook.

Different automated material removal applications teach similar lessons about the value of early testing, close collaboration and adventurous thinking.

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