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How Robotics Can Address Difficult Aerospace Manufacturing Challenges

How Robotics Can Address Difficult Aerospace Manufacturing Challenges

Passenger needs and new technologies are increasing the pressure on aerospace manufacturing companies to implement automation to stay competitive. Aircraft design, build processes, and the aerospace supply chain have all undergone significant changes to accommodate market demand. As a result, aerospace manufacturers have multiple challenges to overcome and many are turning to automation for a […]

What is Connected Manufacturing and What are the Benefits?

What is Connected Manufacturing and What are the Benefits?

The Industry 4.0 rollout is a top priority for many companies as they look to connected manufacturing to solve problems that plague their production facilities. Unprecedented levels of automation, digitization, and data integration may not only fix issues on the assembly line but can improve the customer and employee experience. What Connected Manufacturing Has to […]

Happy Holidays from Genesis Systems

As 2019 comes to a close, we at Genesis Systems want to wish all our customers and employees a happy holiday season.   We’re proud of all that we’ve accomplished for our customers over this past year and are excited for 2020, which will bring even more growth and opportunity for industrial robotic integration and applications. […]

What is Laser Shearography Non-Destructive Inspection and How Is It Used in Aerospace?

What is Laser Shearography Non-Destructive Inspection and How Is It Used in Aerospace?

Non-destructive inspection (NDI) is crucial to the aerospace industry, and laser shearography is a form of NDI that is perfect for quality control applications. Laser shearography can detect defects fast and accurately on the composites and metallic materials used in aircraft manufacturing. Aerospace Inspections Performed with Laser Shearography Laser shearography is an optical measurement technique […]

What is Resistance Welding and What are the Different Types

What is Resistance Welding and What are the Different Types?

In the simplest terms, resistance welding is joining metals with pressure and electrical current. But complex automation systems transform resistance welding into a process that can speed up welding projects with exceptional accuracy. This potential for faster welding processes is why industries are so keen on bringing this technology to the manufacturing process. A Resistance […]

What is E-Mobility and Why Laser Cutting Preferred for Automotive Manufacturing

What is E-Mobility and Why is Laser Cutting Preferred for Automotive Manufacturing?

Laser cutting technology is a vital component that will make total E-mobility a reality for manufacturers. Lasers have long been used by auto manufacturers for constructing traditional cars powered by internal combustion engines. What might surprise you is keeping lasers around when moving to all-electric vehicles manufacturing is a no-brainer for many in the industry. […]

Is Robotic Laser Metrology the Right Inspection Process for You?

Is Robotic Laser Metrology the Right Inspection Process for You?

Robotic laser metrology is a cutting-edge technology that’s changing the game in manufacturing inspection. Automated laser metrology often includes a six-axis robotic arm combined with laser radar technology. By putting these two advanced technologies together, previously unseen levels of productivity, speed, and accuracy are made possible for part inspection. The automotive, aviation, space, and defense […]

Maximizing Robotic Arc Welding System ROI

Maximizing Robotic Arc Welding System ROI

Higher product quality, productivity requirements, and reduced costs have pushed manufacturers to seek out a robotic welding system that can meet their needs. Robotic welding processes offer attractive solutions over traditional manual operation and hard automation. Since the 1960s, robotic welding systems have found their way into a broad range of industrial sectors. As a […]

Leveraging 3D Printing for End of Arm Tooling

Leveraging 3D Printing for End of Arm Tooling

In recent years, robotic arms with advanced end of arm tooling have helped the manufacturing industry develop even faster production facilities. Following their start in the automotive industry, robot arms are now used in almost every industry one can think of, ranging from medical to agriculture to electronics. With robotics entering into these new fields, […]

Genesis Industry 4.0 Solution intelligenceCENTER™ Minimizes Automation Downtime

Genesis Industry 4.0 Solution intelligenceCENTER™ Minimizes Automation Downtime

Manufacturers today are more dependent on technology than ever, especially with the implementation of Industry 4.0. When a machine stops working in the middle of a critical production run, plant managers quickly realize why that neglected maintenance was necessary. Deadlines are missed and customer expectations aren’t met. Improving Uptime for Industrial Robotic Systems Today’s factories […]

Genesis Showcasing Laser Solutions and Industry 4.0 at FABTECH 2019

A global provider of innovative, multi-process robotic integration solutions for factory automation for more than 35 years, Genesis Systems, an IPG Photonics Company, is showcasing its Laser Solutions and smart manufacturing Industry 4.0 Connected Solutions at FABTECH 2019. North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, FABTECH 2019 is being held November 11 through […]

Maximize Productivity with Genesis’ Hands-On Robot Operator Training

Maximize Productivity with Genesis Hands-On Robot Operator Training

Robot training helps ensure you’re getting everything you can out of your automation systems and robot operators. It teaches best practices on how to effectively use your robotic systems including proper maintenance scheduling that can boost your productivity. If you’re installing new robots or could use some refresher training, Genesis Systems offers on-going robot training […]

Robotic Welding vs Manual Welding: Improving Quality & Efficiency

Robotic Welding vs Manual Welding: Improving Quality & Efficiency

Robotic welding is one of the most practical applications of robotics, particularly given how dangerous welding can be. In addition to worker safety, automated welding offers a number of significant advantages over manual welding that work to improve quality, maximize efficiencies, and effectively manage costs. Advantages of Robotic Welding When automating a factory with welding […]

How to Improve Productivity with the Industry 4.0 Genesis intelligenceCENTER

How to Improve Productivity with the Industry 4.0 Genesis intelligenceCENTER

Industry 4.0 is changing how manufacturers around the world operate their facilities and production lines. Also called the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), it is empowering businesses to transform operations and boost productivity with timely data and analysis. Enabling communications between connected devices, machines, software, and people, industry 4.0 technology provides manufacturers with real-time insights […]

Understanding Robotic Fiber Laser Cutting vs Plasma Cutting

Understanding Robotic Fiber Laser Cutting vs Plasma Cutting

The differences between laser cutting and plasma cutting are important when selecting the best solution for your application. Although one approach is not necessarily superior to the other, each offers certain capabilities and benefits that make one more suitable to an application. What Is Laser Cutting? Laser cutting has long been regarded as a safe, […]

Advantages of Laser Welding

Advantages of Laser Welding

Laser welding is used in many different industries, typically for the precision it affords. Few industries require the precision of the aerospace industry, for example. Virtually no tolerance variation is acceptable. Cracks, distortions, and material damage can quickly result in aircraft failure. The high-strength, lightweight alloys used today make welding difficult. Laser welding offers solutions […]

What is Laser Ablation and How Is It Used in Aerospace Manufacturing

What is Laser Ablation and How Is It Used in Aerospace Manufacturing?

Aerospace manufacturers use laser ablation to remove layers from solid metals and certain compounds to make those materials more suitable for industrial processes. Laser ablation offers absolute precision to carry out this task. How Laser Ablation Works A laser beam is focused on the metal’s surface. This breaks off existing chemical bonds that bind the […]

Robotic Non-Destructive Inspection Improves Aircraft Safety

Robotic Non-Destructive Inspection Improves Aircraft Safety

Ultrasonic, robotic non-destructive inspection has proved to be an effective way for the aerospace industry to ensure that large aircraft parts are safe. The demands for material testing and quality assurance in aerospace are matched by only a handful of other industries. The safety of human passengers, crew, and cargo must be of the highest […]

Understanding Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace

Understanding Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace

The aerospace industry has been using additive manufacturing (AM) for many applications. From aircraft and helicopter parts to engines and turbines, 3D technologies save time and money to create stronger, more efficient components. AM has improved part performance, reduced weight, and has helped to remove design and production constraints. Additive Manufacturing vs. Conventional Manufacturing Additive […]

Types of Non-Destructive Inspection For Aerospace Applications

Types of Non-Destructive Inspection for Aerospace Applications

With the use of carbon fiber composite materials for aircraft, space and defense applications, robotic non-destructive inspection processes allow for the inspection of structural components at faster inspection speeds, delivering higher inspection productivity. Ultrasonic inspection allows manufacturers to evaluate the materials, components, and structure without causing damage to the materials examined. Benefits of Non-Destructive Inspection: […]

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