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Evolution of Orthopedic Implant Finishing

Any medical device that is used to replace a joint, bone, or cartilage is known as an orthopedic implant. Orthopedic implants have given mobility options to those who have broken, lost, or otherwise damaged their limbs and body parts.Admittedly, the design...

The Importance of a Strong Purchasing Department

The Importance of a Strong Purchasing Department

For Acme Manufacturing to build a robotic material removal or surface finishing system for a client, it can take anywhere from 6,000 to 15,000 individual parts! The management of ensuring those parts arrive in the correct quantity and quality is a larger...

Upskilling Today’s Workforce

Upskilling Today’s Workforce

A modernized workforce must learn new skills to keep up with a changing world. With the improvements in technology, robots are becoming an important part of the manufacturing process. However, employee skills need to keep pace, especially as automation and...

Firearm Firsts

Firearm Firsts

History is replete with a number of “firsts” in firearm design. For instance, the rifling principal was discovered in 1498, and first appeared in firearms in 1540. While the concept of the revolving design was nothing new at the time, Samuel Colt was the...

Metal Casting Challenges Solved by Robotic Grinding

Metal Casting Challenges Solved by Robotic Grinding

For thousands of years metal castings have played a key role in the development and advancement of human cultures and civilizations. With countless advancements in metal casting manufacturing, the capabilities play a greater part in our everyday lives than...

Gain a Competitive Advantage with Robotic Polishing

Gain a Competitive Advantage with Robotic Polishing

Acme’s robotic polishing solutions give companies the opportunity to enhance production efficiency and repeatability while reducing unit cost. With 3500 robotic systems deployed worldwide, Acme continues to use their expertise to lead the industry.Robotic polishing...

Overview of Robotic Deburring

Overview of Robotic Deburring

With Acme’s robotic deburring solutions, companies can rapidly remove unwanted material from metal surfaces, and/or blend metal surfaces and lines through targeted edgework, while eliminating the disadvantages that come with manual methods.Manual vs. RoboticTypically,...

Case Study: 94% Reduction in Part Completion

Case Study: 94% Reduction in Part Completion

Innovative Centerless Grinding System Enhances Production Efficiency for a U.S. Based Manufacturer of Hydraulic ElevatorsWith the integration of an Acme centerless grinding system, a valued customer and elevator manufacturer cut the production time of their longest...