Automation

Articles and blog posts about how automation impacts the precision machining industry and how we respond to it.
Self driving cars

14 Sep: Driving Innovation – Driving Automation Technology and SPM

In 1962, America met The Jetsons. This family of futuristic travelers stole the hearts of millions, over 40 years ago. Most people wouldn’t have dreamed that the lives of George, Judy, Jane, and Elroy weren’t as far away as they seemed. While we aren’t jet setting through space yet, car technology is evolving at the speed of light with the recent launch of several self-driving vehicles, and SPM is keeping a close eye on this impressive new industry. Over the…

Drones are tech of tomorrow

16 Mar: Tech of Tomorrow: Drone Delivery Services

When you think of aerospace technology you probably picture a large jet airliner or maybe your mind goes to a scene out of Top Gun. Either way, you’re not wrong but tomorrow’s aerospace technology also includes the manufacturing and use of UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or drones as they’re better known. Drone delivery is the tech of tomorrow and drones require precision machined parts. At Swiss Precision Machining Inc.(SPM), we’ve built an entire business on the front lines of emerging…

07 Apr: Boost Efficiency with Automation – FIVE Steps

For many years, mills shut down to move operations overseas. For the most part, these moves were done to take advantage of cheap labor in foreign countries—labor so cheap that it offset the logistical challenges, freight costs and quality issues that exist in operating a manufacturing facility overseas. But recently, we are seeing companies learn to boost efficiency with automation. Now we see what’s called “reshoring,” — manufacturing coming back stateside. Automation is one of many reasons why. It’s a…

30 Aug: Automation

A century ago, Ford Motor Company revolutionized the production industry by introducing the concept of automation in the form of an assembly line. It allowed them to produce their cars 8 times faster and made the work environment much safer for employees. Since then, we’ve figured out how to make production even faster by using machines to carry out complicated and tedious tasks that used to be done by hand. That process, known as automation, is quickly becoming an essential…