Welcome To MFG: Buyers Fresh to the Global Contract Manufacturing Marketplace [July]

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This month, recreational vehicle manufacturer Yamaha drifts into the contract manufacturing marketplace, while MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) engineers a new way to bring innovation to the next generation. What's more, Fermilab and Robotiq joined to help their sourcing teams reduce supplier and cost on their custom manufactured parts. 

And if you're a contract manufacturer or job shop looking for work from companies on the cutting edge of technology and innovation, organizations like these might just be perfect fit for your manufacturing capabilities. 


YamahaWhether it's on a race track, a backwoods trail, or the open ocean, Yamaha has been taking thrill seekers, hobbyists, and vactioners around the world on adventures for more than 60 years. 

Founded in 1953 by Genichi Kawakami, Yamaha Motor Corporation is a global leader in motorcycles, ATVs, watercraft, and snowmobiles. What's more, Yamaha manufactures countless accessories and parts for their various recreational vehicles, as well as their own line of oils, additives, and lubricants. 

"Life can have many exciting, memorable experiences. Creating opportunities for them is what Yamaha is all about." -- Yamaha


Massachusetts Institute of TechnologySince 1861, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has set and reset the bar for not only academic excellence, but real-world research and innovation. Building on the precepts of innovation and integrity, MIT has been the epicenter of myriad scientific and technological revolutions and advancements. From the humane genome project to radar, and from quarks to magnetic core memory, MIT students, researchers, and professors have contributed to some of the 20th Century's most storied achievements. 

Today, MIT researchers, student engineers, and budding scientists are diligently working on Big Data, 3D Printing, robotics, artificial intelligence, and cures for diseases and ailments such as cancer and HIV. 

According to the MIT website, "The mission of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. We are also driven to bring knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges."


FermilabThe United States' premier physics laboratory and research facility, Fermilab has and continues to take the science of particle physics to new frontiers. From cryogenic dark matter and neutrino research to the research and development of state-of-the-art electronics and detection systems, Fermilab scientists and researchers work with governments and organizations around the world to answer "fundamental questions and enhance our understanding of everything we see around us." 

Today, Fermilab employees more than 1,700 people at its Batavia, Illinois headquarters. 


RobotiqBuilding their company on respect, simpicity, impeccable vision, and a love for all things robot, Samuel Bouchard and Jean-Philippe Jobin founded Robotiq in 2008 to "ree human hands from tedious tasks so companies and workers can focus where they truly create value. Our grippers and sensors enhance robot application flexibility and integration simplicity."

Today, Robotiqs parts and products can be found in more than 30 countries across the globe. Their products include adaptive robot grippers (2-finger and 3-finger), robotic vision systems (for industrial and universal robotics), and force torue sensors (also for industrial and universal robotics). What's more, Robotiqu also offers companies in a need of robotics and automation world class services, such as Robotic QA, advanced manufacturing research, automated assembly, and robotic learning. 

Located in Levis, Qc, Canada, Robotiq is quickly reshaping the way robotics and automation is viewed by manufacturers and OEM's around the world. 



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