Bringing Ideas To Life! Dream It!
It is now cool again to make things! From robots to prosthetic hands, shoes to jewelry, furniture to exotic or customized gifts, and lots of items in between, makers of every age are getting their hands dirty and enjoying the creative process. The old concept of making something ourselves is now utilizing the latest and greatest technologies to propel the types of new products and services that drive healthy economies.
Many present-day American and Foreign companies were the result of people who were compelled to make something with their hands. Starting with inventors such as Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, our nation’s history is rich with stories of company founders who were first and foremost inventors. Silicon Valley would not be what it is today without the likes of Hewlett and Packard toiling in their garage, or Jobs and Woz tinkering with new ideas for computer design.
Currently, ROBETEK Design Labs is taking digital fabrication to new heights with hands-on innovation. Whether we are modifying machines to expand our capabilities or developing processes for specific applications, it is the trial and error of making that leads us to the most sophisticated results for our customers.
Wherever you look, the ability to cut and shape metal is key to advancing useful technology, with plastic forming and shaping running a hot second. Advanced manufacturing is indeed returning to our shores and will be a major part of our revived local economic recovery.
Our vision for manufacturing is that affordable automation fuels economic expansion and raises standards of living around the world. ROBETEK is positioning itself in the eastern part of North Carolina to be a test bed for new and innovative ways of working with these materials and processes for future growth.
We strengthen local capabilities in the fields of science and technology, in order to achieve the following global goals of ROBETEK Design Labs:
- RDG 1. Health and Well-being
- RDG 2. Access to affordable and sustainable energy
- RDG 3. Decent work and economic growth
- RDG 4. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- RDG 5. Sustainable cities and human settlements
- RDG 6. Urgent action to combat climate change
- RDG 7. Global partnership for sustainable development
The maker movement, as we know, is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers. A convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans, the niche is established enough to have its own magazine, Make, as well as hands-on Maker Faires that are catnip for DIYers who used to toil in solitude.
So many of our customers are also makers. From medical devices to biotech, consumer goods to sensors, we help inventors realize the potential of their ideas from prototype to production. But it is how these makers impact the world that is most compelling for us. Everyday we see entrepreneurs who are improving quality of life for people in so many diverse areas. For that reason, ROBETEK will continue to answer the call to Make and hopefully in the process inspire both old and young people to join the renewed and emerging culture of Makers.
So stay connected, and whether in a group or as a lone creative, brainstorm your concepts, innovate something wonderful, utilizing Digital Design Tools and mastering the skills and determination to harness them.