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The Robots are here!

‘Humans Are Underrated’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted Friday that the automaker relied too heavily on robots to make its mass-market Model 3 electric vehicle and that so much automation contributed a “production hell” that has persisted for months. So he’s turning back to humans.

The Gigafactory in Nevada, a joint venture between
Tesla and Panasonic

“Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Human are underrated,” Musk wrote in a response to a tweet from Wall Street Journal reporter Tim Higgins. more

 


Robots Ride to the Rescue 

PRAGUE — When Zbynek Frolik needed new employees to handle surging orders at his cavernous factories in central Bohemia, he fanned advertisements across the Czech Republic. But in a prosperous economy where nearly everyone had work, there were few takers.Raising wages didn’t help. Nor did offers to subsidize housing. So he turned to the robots. “We can’t find enough humans,” said Mr. Frolik, whose company, Linet, makes state-of-the art hospital beds sold in over 100 countries. “We’re trying to replace people with machines wherever we can. more

 

 


Robots to work on a high-rise construction

The robots, developed by Shimizu, play various roles, such as conveying materials horizontally, welding steel columns or installing ceiling boards. more

Shimz Smart Site, Japan

They will be deployed to real high-rise building site in Osaka later this year. In the next fiscal year, the robots will work at several large construction... more

An all-in-one timber construction system run by robots.

 

New Product Showcase


 
 
2/90 Signs
Wayfinding Solutions for corporate, healthcare, education, lodging...

Alcotex
The Premier Choice for Aluminum Composite Material.
American Bicycle Security
American Bicycle is the Premier Manufacture of Bicycle Lockers and supplier of related equipment.

Armorcore
The ArmorCore® product line has become the preferred bullet resistant fiberglass panel.
Balconista Furniture
Balconista furniture features space saving pieces made especially for balconies.

B-K Lighting
Since 1986, B-K Lighting has been dedicated to providing the lighting industry with the highest...

Empex Watertoys
Empex has designed and built water park equipment and watertoys that are enjoyed by children of all...

Fire Pit Art
Handcrafted Made in America functional, steel, artistic fire pits.

Garaventa Lifts
For over 35 years, Garaventa Lift has manufactured the world’s most innovative lift solutions.

GreenScreen
A three-dimensional modular trellis system providing you with endless combinations

Hohmann & Bernard                        
Hohmann & Barnard, founded in 1933, is known worldwide for quality ...

IQ Radiant
IQ Radiant Glass, powered by solar Pv displaces fossil fuel heating systems.

iSIGNS   
Energy saving LED signs and changeable interior wayfinding signs…

Kawneer
Kawneer offers architectural aluminum building product systems for the commercial construction industry.
Modern Outdoor
Modern Outdoor collections feature high design, high quality outdoor furniture with a sleek modern aesthetic.
Murus Co.   
Murus understands that not all structural insulated panels (SIPs) are created equal.

Palmer Fixtures
Industry leaders of high technology dispensing systems.
Pollmeier
Quality wood products with sustainability.
   
Presto Geosystems
With 30 years of experience and innovation, Presto

ProfilDoors USA
ProfilDoors company is one of the largest manufacturers of interior doors in Europe.
Saunacore
Saunacore is a world leader in the manufacturing of premium quality sauna and steam bath products.

TEKA Illumination
The timeless beauty of Teka Illumination stems from the seamless integration of copper...
Trinity Innovations
Trinity Innovations, Inc. prides itself on introducing innovative new architectural building products

Versatex Trimboard
At VERSATEX, we’re totally dedicated to cellular PVC trim and we’re leaders in innovation, quality and

Innovators - A Look Back

 

Robert F. Gatje 
1927 - 2018
“Breuer’s method of design was rather mysterious”

 

 

IBM France Research Complex,
La Gaude (1961-79)

Robert F. Gatje, FAIA, known for his extensive collaboration with AIA Gold Medalist Marcel Breuer. In 1953, Gatje joined Breuer’s office as a draftsman and stayed... more Architect

 

Richard Weinstein
1932- 2018
"We are trying to make development responsive to some human purpose"

 

 

 

Richard Weinstein, an architect who helped redefine urban planning in New York and Los Angeles by coupling private profit with public benefit to make cities more livable. Recruited to New York City government in the late 1960s by the administration of Mayor John V. Lindsay, Mr. Weinstein joined... more

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