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Robotic Industries Association

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  • Member Since 1900
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Robotic Industries Association publishes Robotics Online which provides information to help engineers, managers and executives apply and justify robotics and flexible automation. The site includes a proprietary search engine algorithm that makes it easy to find and compare leading companies, products and services. Robotics Online is dedicated to news, articles and information specifically for the robotics industry.

RIA members contribute content, serve as experts for “Ask the Experts" and guide the Association with input from committees and volunteers that help write robot standards and technical reports. Publications, including safety standards and risk assessment software, are available from the online bookstore.

Founded in 1974, RIA is the only trade group in North America organized specifically to serve the robotics industry. Member companies include leading robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research groups, and consulting firms.

Case Studies

Robotic Trimming Cell Increases Throughput & Reduces Scrap on Sharp-Edged Injection Molded Parts

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Problem: Accurately removing the sharp edge of a parting line on an SUV exterior trim component can be a challenging operation, especially when high-volume production is involved.  Moldplas (Windsor, Ontario), a division of AP Plasman, is an injection mold designer and part producer that had the challenge of finding a better

Flexible Router Trimming

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Problem: A blow molder company based in South Carolina looked to expand theirt rimming capacity as well as improve the trimming accuracy of their finished products.  In addition, this blow molder wanted to reduce injuries relatedto trimming while increasing productivity and reducing labor and capitalequipment costs. Solution: Robotic Production Technology (RPT) has designed

Factory Five Racing and Robotic Production Technology Team Up to Improve Kit Trimming Quality and Cost

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Challenge Factory Five Racing, Inc. is a kit car company based in Wareham, Mass. that produces affordable Roadster replicas.  For seven years the company hand trimmed the kit panels using router and trim fixtures.  The trimming results varied depending on the person who did the trimming

Robotic Production Technology Helps Medallion Plastics, Inc. Increase Production by 35% While Reducing Scrap and Improving Trimming Quality

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Challenge Medallion Plastics, Inc., one of the largest custom thermoformers in Indiana, has undergone tremendous growth in size and diversification since the company was founded in 1976.  The company started as a manufacturer of thermoformed products for the recreational vehicle industry and now supplies quality products

Increasing Flexibility & Reducing Costs with Dispensing Robots

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The trend in manufacturing is clearly changing due to the fluctuations in the economy and uncertainty in many markets.  As recently reported in the Wall Street Journal, factories are using smaller, less expensive machines.  Companies are learning to get more output from their capital investment, minimize


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