November 2023

In Focus | National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) | November 2023Team Effort and Automation Win the DayChick Machine Company

In Focus | National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) | November 2023

Team Effort and Automation Win the Day

Chick Machine Company

Chick Machine Company is celebrating its 52nd anniversary as one of Pennsylvania’s most well-known and reliable machine shops. The company’s story began in August 1971, with its namesake Jim Chick realizing his vision on roughly 300 acres near the city of Butler, part of rural western Pennsylvania. The business was an idea Chick had after he left a machining position in the area to pursue his fortunes. This decision coincided with a business venture by friends of his, who had just started a local precision laser company, now a multi-billion-dollar outfit in nearby Saxonburg.

November 2023Grand Innovation on the Infinitesimal ScaleMicrorobots and Nanobots

November 2023

Grand Innovation on the Infinitesimal Scale

Microrobots and Nanobots

Robotics is an ever-growing field across a bevy of disciplines, including within manufacturing and its partner industries. More and more companies are beginning to see the benefits of adopting automated solutions to factory processes, fabrication, and more. Beyond the facility floors of various production lines, great strides are being made towards robotics that can fit on the tip of a finger, which is where the fields of micro and nanorobotics come in to evolve the future of automation potentially further in manufacturing.

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