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This robot makes a T-shirt from start to finish

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It’s hard to teach a robot to sew. Robots are good at handling materials that are rigid and easy to lift, cut and maneuver. It’s why they’re are widely used in auto manufacturing. But it’s a different story with making clothes. Garment manufacturing is labor intensive, and labor costs can be as high as 40% of overhead. Says Bluewater Defense CEO, Eric Spackey, “If we can automate production on the sewing side, I can see big robots in textile plants in the next five to 10 years.”… Read More

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