ARM’s national consortium dedicated to advancing the state of robotics for manufacturing and empowering the American workforce grows to 200 organizations.
August 6, 2019 - Less than three years after its formation in 2017, ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) is pleased to announce that its membership base has grown to more than 200 organizations, with FANUC being the 200th member. FANUC is a world leader in robotics, CNC systems and factory automation.
FANUC joins ARM's growing ecosystem of prestigious and diverse member organizations across the nation that includes large robotic solution providers, start-ups, education/workforce training organizations, small, medium and large manufacturers, traditional universities, community colleges, and more. ARM Members bridge the gaps between industry, government, and academia to collaborate on the future of manufacturing through technology and workforce innovations.
"We're honored to be a member of ARM," said Paul Aiello, director of Education, FANUC America. "FANUC has a long history of partnering with education and shares ARM's commitment to workforce training to help improve the skill level of our manufacturing workforce."
"FANUC's industry-education curriculums and certifications focus on the need to prepare a talent pipeline of workers who possess the core competencies and automation technology skills to work in high-tech manufacturing," added Aiello. "We look forward to collaborating with ARM to help inspire our future workforce and connect with leading manufacturers to help solve their production challenges with advanced robotic and automation technologies."
"We are thrilled to have reached this milestone," noted ARM CEO, Dr. Byron Clayton "The quality and quantity of member organizations on-board speaks to these organizations' passion for innovation and dedication to empowering American workers and strengthening US manufacturing."
To date, ARM has 40 active projects spanning technology and workforce development, with approximately 43% of its member organizations participating in one or more project. ARM also recently announced its fifth Technology Project Call, which will expand its project portfolio.
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) is the nation's leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership, we accelerate transformative robotic technologies and education to increase U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in January 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA by Carnegie Mellon University, and funded by the Department of Defense, ARM is part of the Manufacturing USA® network. Learn more at www.arminstitute.org. Note: The ARM headquarters has relocated to Mill 19 A. Our updated main phone number is (412) 785-0444. Our address is: Mill 19 A Suite 200, 4501 Lytle St. Pittsburgh, PA 15207
ABOUT FANUC AMERICA CORPORATION
FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, and provides industry-leading robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation. FANUC's innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize productivity, reliability and profitability.