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Fabtech 2021 Exhibitors Offer Systems for Small and Midsize Manufacturers
As manufacturers struggle with skilled staffing shortages, exhibitors at Fabtech 2021 displayed robots for gripping delicate objects, painting, and other production processes.

9 Welding Robots to Watch From Fabtech 2021
At Fabtech 2021, cobot vendors displayed the latest features and accessories for automated welding, as shops struggle with worker shortages exacerbated by the pandemic.

Cobot Arc Welders Draw Attendee Attention as Fabtech Returns
While attendance was off a bit from 2019 at Fabtech 2021 in Chicago this week, the show was an opportunity to see the latest in collaborative robots for welding.

3D Systems Acquires Oqton to Make Additive Manufacturing More Accessible
Oqton's cloud-based, AI-enabled Manufacturing Operating System can help manufacturers automate production processes. 3D Systems is making its own software available as add-ons.

Novarc Technologies to Unveil Spool Welding Robot+HyperFill at FABTECH 2021
Not only can the new SWR+HyperFill improve welding performance, but the collaborative robot system can also help both experienced and less-skilled workers, said Novarc.

FANUC America, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications
FANUC America and the MSSC are streamlining the certification process for production and materials handling operators, which they said could address worker shortages.

Path Robotics Raises $100M in Series C Financing for Autonomous Welding
Path Robotics, which has been developing autonomous welding systems for manufacturers and raised $56 million in May, raised another $100 million to expand applications.

NVIDIA Releases Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial Module for Harsh Environments
NVIDIA said its new NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial module is designed to enable multiple industries to deploy AI at the edge in environments where safety and reliability are critical.

RiACT Execs Aim for Cobots That Are Both Flexible and Simple to Use
RiACT, a Danish startup that has developed software for abstracting collaborative robot actions and making them easier to program, has announced pre-seed funding.

Robotics Veteran Thomas Visti Joins Owners of WeldingDroid
Thomas Visti, who has been owner and CEO of two of Denmark's most successful robotics companies, has recently turned his attention to being an entrepreneur. He has acquired 20% of WeldingDroid.

Top 10 Robotics Transactions of May 2021
Robotics transactions in May 2021 slowed from the previous month, but companies supplying autonomous trucks, software and sensors, and systems for new applications raised millions of dollars.

Realtime Robotics CEO Discusses Funding, Making Industrial Robots Safer, and Ease of Use
CEO Peter Howard describes Realtime Robotics' technology as a "universal translator that removes the need for robot brand-specific programming experts," widening applications.

Robots Rise to Help Humans in Metalworking
The shortage of skilled welders can be mitigated by adopting robots for tasks that can still be supervised by humans.

Autonomous Welding Vendor Path Robotics Raises $56M in Series B Funding
To address a growing shortage of skilled labor, Path Robotics has raised money for its offering, which it said is the first turnkey system to automate welding.

Hirebotics Cobot Welder, Powered by Beacon, to Demonstrate Ease of Use
Hirebotics says its Cobot Welder, which includes a UR10e robot arm and the cloud-based Beacon software, will enable welders to easily set up applications.


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