Welcome, Baxter!

A new era of manufacturing has begun. The long-standing idea of robots as caged, complicated and inflexible has given way to a new model of collaboration between workers and machines. Factory automation is no longer reserved for a handful of high-volume industries and applications.   We’ve brought it out of the cage and onto the production floor, working interactively with people throughout the line.

We are creating the super skilled precision sheet metal associate that can think and act in a super human way through integration of lean, automation, and collaborative work. The vision of the future at Atlas is an exciting mix of automation and collaborative assistant robots performing the routine tasks while the super-skilled sheet-metalist conducts the clamor of the machines producing parts. Think of a gold medalist in the Olympics but applied to sheet metal. The best of the best will lead our future with technology deployment.

The future vision is a state where collaborative robots work side by side with the sheet metalist reaching superhuman productivity levels.

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Xavier has always been captivated by the intricate dance between technology and manufacturing. His journey began in Minnesota, working for a local manufacturing company, and this early experience laid the foundation for his deep-rooted connection to the industry. With a family legacy in manufacturing, Xavier's insights are enriched by both personal and professional experiences. Over the years, he has dedicated himself to exploring and writing about the transformative impact of technology on the manufacturing sector. As a guest blogger on Atlas Manufacturing, Xavier shares his unique perspective, weaving together stories of innovation, tradition, and the future of manufacturing.