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Futura Automation is an American company owing a profound debt of gratitude to everyone who has made America the home of liberty and freedom that it is today.   As the founder of Futura Automation, I am offering this excerpt from the auto-biography of my father, Donald W McMorris, as an example of and tribute to […]

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Futura Automaton the Augmented Worker
Workforce Enhancement The Augmented Worker sits at the intersection of a variety of other manufacturing trends. Here’s a curated list of articles detailing the importance of re-skilling and enhancing the manufacturing workforce: At these factories, robots are making jobs better for workers (via McKinsey & Company) How the “Six Million Dollar Man” Made Manufacturing 4.0 [...] Read more
How ubiquitous will Industrial Robots be?   We see photos and videos now all the time of robots welding car bodies.  It is an exciting application with big strong arms swinging around car bodies with sparks flying.  But the car body welding is a single application in manufacturing among hundreds or thousands.  In what other applications will robots [...] Read more

Tulip Interfaces, a spinout from the MIT Media Lab, helps manufacturers augment employee production rather than automating it away. The company’s app platform connects people, machines, and sensors to optimize manufacturing.  At WESTEC 2019, Tulip is teaming up with partner Futura Automation in booth #1560 to interactively demo Tulip’s holistic machine monitoring and digital work […]

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What is Agile Manufacturing and how is it implemented?  No sooner did we learn the buzzword: LEAN Manufacturing, then along comes a new concept: AGILE.  The two terms are not mutually exclusive.  One can embrace LEAN and still learn to be AGILE.  Our partner at Futura Automation, Tulip Interfaces, has done a great job summarizing […]

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