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BETTER PRODUCTION Shops Using Technology 114 MMS September 2017 mmsonline.com to add new robots to the factory and free up new hires for other work. "A collaborative robot is operating our CNC machine, but we're not hinder- ing jobs," Mr. Vallario says. "Automation just creates different jobs. Right now, we're not looking for someone to operate a CNC machine; we are look- ing for engineers and designers who can work with robotics to improve processes. If that helps us grow as a business, that helps create jobs." Even though Lowercase's co-founders do not think that eyewear production can be fully automated just yet, they see other opportunities to bring more robots onto their team. "As we grow, we are definitely looking for new ways to automate our processes," Mr. Vallario says. "A lot of the time-consuming steps involved in making a pair of glasses require delicate handwork. We'll never be able to automate every- thing, but there is a lot that can be done, and we're looking forward to it." Robotiq, call 888-762-6847 or visit robotiq.com. Here, a pair of frames is being finished in the CNC machine. Another benefit of the Robotic gripper and UR5 robotic arm system is that it is easy to pro- gram and manipulate on the fly, which is important to the company as it grows. ESTIMATED CUMULATIVE SAVINGS AND COUNTING Yes, you can cut cost and increase performance Sustainability Expertise Global Reach Cost Efficiency Product Range Smart Solutions Start with the Right Formula. Our cost efficient solutions begin with metalworking products designed for superior performance. Learn more at www.na.henkel-adhesives.com/ cleanandlube All marks used are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Henkel and its affiliates in the U.S. and elsewhere. ® = registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. © 2017 Henkel Corporation. All rights reserved. 16144 (3/17)

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