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The Trend Towards More Automation, Robotics Is Accelerating

The trend towards more automation, robotics is accelerating

Written by Peter Mate, President of Planit Canada, for Woodworking Canada.


It’s funny to think that when I first started in the woodworking industry, it was an uphill battle to convince shop owners of the merits of nested-based CNC machines. They thought I was crazy. Why would I buy a machine that only cuts one sheet at a time instead of this other machine that cuts five sheets at a time?

As a technology advocate, I’m not surprised by how far the robotic arms have come, but I’m surprised by the fact that so many are showing up in smaller shops.

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