Introduction to Robots in Machining w/Brian Panek [Replay]

Episode 134 | Challenges: Technology

Guests: Brian Panek

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are thrilled at what’s to come in the near future for the MakingChips Podcast. While Jim and Jason are busy implementing the final changes to the new MakingChips, we wanted to share with you one of our favorite episodes from the MakingChips Vault.

On this episode, we will be speaking with Brian Panek of Panek Precision, a leading precision machine shop, located outside of Chicago, IL. Brian takes us through the history of the shop and it’s longtime relationship with robot technology. We’ll hear about the “aha” moment that led to the implementation of their first robot, as Brian details the impact they have had on his business.

Episode Outline:
[00:01] – IMTS 2018
[03:01] – Welcome Brian Panek
[05:50] – Panek Precision’s Story
[07:20] – Their First Robot
[09:45] – Keeping Up With Production
[14:04] – Reintroducing Robot Technology
[16:38] – Throughput and Quality
[19:21] – Collaborative Robot Technology
[20:14] – The MFG Meeting 2018
[21:37] – Naming Robots and Lead Time
[23:40] – Vision for the Future
[28:00] – Conclusion of Episode

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
IMTS 2018 – Register Today!
Washington University in St. Louis
TMA Illinois
Panek Precision
The MFG Meeting 2018
Jim Carroll - Futurist
Brian Panek | LinkedIn

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