Companies seeking automated material removal and finishing solutions can learn about the latest tools, best practices and proven success stories at the A3 Robotic Grinding & Finishing Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 25-26.
Organized by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and presented by 3M, this showcase and conference offers educational sessions and a tabletop expo hall with the latest tools and equipment from companies such as 3M, ATI, FANUC, Fer Robotics, Schunk, PushCorp, Suhner and Universal Robots.
Registration is open at https://www.automate.org/events/robotic-grinding-and-finishing-conference.
“The automation of grinding and finishing tasks continues to grow in popularity as companies struggle to find and retain skilled employees to do the work,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of A3. “Once they decide to automate, companies discover how increasingly easy and cost-effective these solutions can be to deploy.”
During this two-day event, attendees will get a comprehensive look at the factors, technologies and processes that yield success across all these tasks, with real-world implementation stories showcased in both the conference sessions and the expo hall.
“The technology’s all there, and at an event like this, it really helps system integrators or end-user customers get up to speed faster,” said Carl Doeksen, Global Robotics & Automation Director, Abrasive Systems Division, 3M. “Here, you can get specific grinding, polishing, sanding, deburring application information, and connect the dots with the right partners.”
The conference opens with a keynote by 3M’s chief science advocate and corporate scientist Jayshree Seth, “The State of Science and the Need for STEM Advocacy,” followed by two days of sessions.