Eastman Machine Company, an industry-leading manufacturer of cutting machines and solutions, has inked a technology partnership deal with Smart Advanced Manufacturing XL (SAM|XL).
SAM|XL is a prestigious European collaborative research centre at the TU Delft Campus that is set up as a non-profit foundation with an innovation community. The mission of SAM|XL is to develop, demonstrate and de-risk smart manufacturing solutions for and with the low-volume high-variation manufacturing sector.
As a technology partner, Eastman will work alongside SAM|XL to develop and test advanced communication protocol for integrating pick & place robots with its automated cutting machinery.
The first project set to take place with Eastman’s S125 Static Table in this collaborative environment will be an automated lay-up project with GKN Fokker, the leading Dutch aerospace company.
Elizabeth McGruder, VP of European Sales and Marketing, Eastman, commented, “We are proud to be one of the latest technology partners to SAM|XL. Being able to share resources and collaborate with the innovators at SAM|XL is an exciting advancement for Eastman in the composites industry.”