There was a time when Detroit, Michigan was all about cars. It was call the “Motor City.” The city has gone through major decline over the last 50 years as residents have moved out of the city and into the suburbs. This major exodus, along with the loss of several industries in the area, caused the city to declare bankruptcy in 2013. While things may look bleak for Detroit, there is revitalization efforts going on, and there are companies moving into the area to help improve it. Despite the decline, some manufacturers were able to hang on and continue their businesses proudly in Detroit.
While once known for the cars it made, Detroit now has more diversity in its manufacturing. One company works with the FAA to repair airplanes. DCI Aerotech in Detroit, MI, is a certified FAA Repair Station and a One Stop aircraft repair station. This company works with the United States Defense Department, along with the U.S. Transportation industry.So, how can robots help with aircraft repair? You may be surprised. Companies like DCI Aerotech perform operations like coating, masking, painting, and grinding. These are all operations that can be performed better by robot systems than manual applications.
When it comes to painting and coating processes, robot systems are able to use less material for the spraying application, which saves money for the company. Also, robotic systems can apply an even, smooth coating to a work piece in a fraction of the time that it takes their human counterparts. This not only saves the company money, but time on production, which means that planes can get back into service quicker. This improves not only the quality of the service, but also the reputation of the company.
Manufacturers in Detroit, Michigan who are looking for a great place to purchase new or used robots and parts should contact RobotWorx in Marion, Ohio. RobotWorx is a certified integrator for several different robotics companies like FANUC, ABB, Motoman, and KUKA. Our partnerships allow us access to hundreds of new and used robot models to fit your budgetary and facility needs.
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