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Category: LEAN Manufacturing

Futura Automation is pleased to preview its exhibit #4481 for ATX West / MD&M 2020 in Anaheim, CA on February 11-13.  Several of our manufacturing partners will exhibit with us.  We will be showcasing: Macron Dynamics offers a wide range of belt and screw drive linear actuators that can be customized into Cartesian robots of [...] Read more

December 20, 2019 – Scottsdale, Arizona Reprinted from June 21, 2016  issue of Robotics Business Review Original by Eugene DeMaitre;  Edits and Updates by Brian McMorris Following is an updated and edited reprint of an article in the June 21, 2016 issue of Robotics Business Review: ODENSE, Denmark — Industrial automation promises greater efficiency, but […]

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ  85255, NOVEMBER 4, 2019 –  Futura Automation LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Adam Hendey to its consulting partner team.  Mr. Hendey is a resident of Marion, Indiana. He has completed MET and EET course work at Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College for Software Development.  Mr Hendey is […]

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by George Wilken Manufacturers around the world are always looking to improve operational efficiency and use data gathered from the shop floor to drive improvements. We can discuss lean concepts and the nuances that typically come up in discussions with my lean peers. I can hear “the pencil and an A3 size paper is all [...] 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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Smarter ways to Manufacture in 2019: Tulip makes its award-winning platform available online to manufacturers of all sizes, accelerating innovation with new cloud-based plans and a 30-day free trial. Empowers shop floor managers and manufacturing process engineers to build their own applications to support their own objectives; If you can think of the use-case, you can [...] Read more