It was “lights, camera, action” when Ron Gerace, CEO of Precision Design Engineering Corporation (https://precisiondesignengineering.com) appeared on the WCVB Channel 5 “Made in Massachusetts” segment hosted by anchor/reporter Doug Meehan.
The television segment focused on Precision Design Engineering’s advanced manufacturing equipment. The company is a technology-enabled CNC (computer numerical control) manufacturing facility in Wareham which provides manufacturing services for industries including the military, marine and medical industries.
The segment focused on the company’s fully-automated HAAS manufacturing machine fed by a Universal Robots UR10e “cobot.” The combination enables unattended autonomous overnight or “lights out” manufacturing. The UR10e is an advanced manufacturing robot that can work either by itself or side-by-side with a team member. The $200,000 investment in automation and robotics aligns with the PDE team’s constant focus on investing in technology to enable their future.
Gerace provided Meehan a tour of the company’s manufacturing facility and addressed a number of recent projects that has put the cyber-secure operation on the map, including a contract with the Department of Defense to create computer panels for the B-2 bomber. The company has also been called upon to produce parts for a ropeless lobster trap system, an application that will eliminate the potential threat that traditional constant vertical rope lobster traps pose to marine life.
“It was a great experience and opportunity to showcase what we do on “Made in Massachusetts,” said Gerace. “Exciting things are happening here, and we’re grateful to have the chance to share them with the WCVB Channel 5 audience.”
The segment can be viewed by accessing the link https://www.wcvb.com/article/made-in-mass-precision-design-engineering-corp-wareham-massachusetts/42220986