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Manufacturing Operations Roundtable October 2018

Event Pass Information

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Member Attendee   FREE
Non-Member Attendee$20.00 USD
Past Manufacturing Ops Members and GuestsFREE

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Manufacturing Operations Roundtable

Advanced Robotics & Automation

Join us as Raminder Sandhu, Advanced Robotics and Automation Practice Lead at CMTC, discusses how robotics and automation can improve manufacturing processes and productivity.

Robotics and automation have steadily advanced since first introduced to factory floors in the early 1960s. With advances in sensing and machine learning, today’s robots are more intelligent, versatile, flexible, and steadily falling in cost. With collaborative robots (cobots), workers are able to safely interact with the machines that can now do repetitive, hazardous and ergonomically challenging tasks.

The result is improved worker safety and reduced lost-time costs. Industrial robotics and automation has become a priority for manufacturers as tighter labor markets and competitive pressures drive change. Small and medium-sized manufacturers who previously couldn’t afford robotics and automation are increasingly finding positive ROI as the cost of automation falls and the ease of use rises. Teaming human workers with robots on the assembly line will fundamentally change how products are manufactured. Recent studies have shown that the use of robotics and automation is actually helping boost productivity rather than reduce jobs.

More Information:
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time:  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: UCSD Extension | 6256 Greenwich Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 | Room: 112

Join us from 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM for bagels, coffee, and networking! 

Cost: Complimentary for Tech San Diego Members and Past Operations Roundtable Members*
Non-Members: $20.00

*Past Operations Roundtable Member pricing is designed for those members that are in discussions with Tech San Diego about joining. Please contact to see if you are eligible.

The Operations Roundtable is generously sponsored by CMTC – A non-profit dedicated to improving the manufacturing community in Southern California. For more information visit

For questions about this event or membership please contact Kevin Carroll at  



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