Back by Popular Demand

Due to the popularity of the robotics panel discussion at mfgCON 2017, the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) will hold a robotics pre-conference workshop on September 17, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Workshop TakeAways

This workshop will help you understand why you should consider implementing robotics in your facility as well as learn best practices from manufacturers already using robotics, including real facts about what robots mean for American workers.


Robots Gaining Traction in North Carolina

The Brookings Institute estimated that the nation had almost 234,000 industrial robots in 2015. North Carolina, alone, had 7485 in 2015, more than doubling the amount the state had in 2010 and ranking 13th in the nation for the number of industrial robots.  The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) believes that robotics shipments to the United States will increase 15% per year from 2018-2020.


Robotics is Finally Within Your Reach

Ranging from huge industrial robots to smaller collaborative robots or “cobots” that work next to humans, robots help automate production to keep American companies globally competitive, while maintaining operations at home. Robots offer significant productivity and safety advantages, even for small operations. Come learn how to get the fastest ROI for your automation investment.


Pre-Conference Workshop Registration

The workshop will be held 1-day immediately preceding mfgCON 2018. Cost is $99 in addition to the mfgCON 2018 conference fee (includes beverages and light snacks). Registration link coming soon.