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How to Future-Proof Your Supply Chain with Pittsburgh Robotics Network

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major disruptive force for robotics companies of all sizes and sectors. With shelter-in-place regulations established first in China, then Europe, and now sweeping across North America, robotics manufacturers and OEMs alike are forced to navigate mandatory closures, material shortages, importation road blocks, and remote work scenarios. These roadblocks can […]

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The Hidden Costs of Supply Chain Unpredictability

The COVID-19 pandemic is a harsh reminder of the fragile nature of supply chains and the absolute need for those supply chains to be both robust and agile. The coronavirus is not the first major supply chain disruption, and it won’t be the last, but what are the visible and hidden costs of disruption to […]

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How to Automate Robotics Processes in Record Time

If you’ve ever programmed a robot, CNC, or pick-and-place machine, you’ve experienced them doing exactly what you told them to, but not what you wanted them to do. The current state of automating these machines is similar to programming in assembly language. While it’s better than bare metal machine code, the improvement is minimal. Join […]

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2019 State of Hardware

How Teams Stay Agile in the Midst of Tariffs & Increasingly Complex Supply Chains 2018 was full of challenges (old and new) for product developers bringing new products to market. Companies across America, from large enterprises to small startups, have encountered exaggerated supply chain and resource constraints when trying to get to market as a […]

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Design for Scale

Methods for Cost Estimation at Volume For a product to be successful in the market, it’s crucial to understand how complex cost drivers such as tooling, labor, waste, shipping, and tolerances impact manufacturing costs at different volumes. Learn: What variables to consider when estimating manufacturing cost Balancing processing costs with production costs at different volumes […]

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2018 State of Hardware

How Product Innovation is Demanding More from Traditional Manufacturing As hardware developers compete to bring advanced technologies like augmented reality and autonomous mobility to market, development speeds are increasing — yet too often, manufacturing is a source of limiting friction. In a special webinar, Jay Rogers and Mike Geyer discuss the themes uncovered in Fictiv’s […]

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DC Motors and Motion Control Systems

In this on-demand webinar, Simplexity CTO Doug Harriman teaches on DC motors and motion control systems, for mechanical engineers working with motors who want a better understanding of these systems. During the webinar Doug will discuss: Overview of motor types Recommended applications Deep dive on brushed DC motors Important considerations around motor selection

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PVT to Ramp Production

How to Make the Transition Ramp production is a critical phase that presents an array of new challenges for hardware companies, including nuanced communication with overseas suppliers, managing production timelines (and delays), and balancing speed, cost, and quality. During the webinar, Cameron will discuss: Options for manufacturing overseas at mid-volumes of 1k – 50k units […]

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How to Format Your Bill of Materials

For accurate manufacturing cost forecasting Join us for an exclusive webinar with Scott N. Miller, founder and CEO of Dragon Innovation, and Fictiv’s Sylvia Wu, where you’ll get practical advice on how to structure your Bill of Materials in a way that enables early insight into your complete manufacturing costs. During the webinar Scott and […]

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Conveying Design Intent with GD&T

GD&T is a language of symbols that empowers design engineers with an unambiguous communication method to explain design intent to manufacturers, resulting in improved communication and part quality. During the webinar Andrew will discuss: A short history of GD&T, including common symbols and their practical applications Overview of Feature Control Frames (zone type, control symbol, […]