Force Robots LLC
A National Science Foundation award gave Force Robots its start eight years ago, and the startup continues today with its mission to develop better robots for industry. “Winning the National Science Foundation award enabled us to develop our prototype,” owner Steve Somes says. “We got it up and running and into a manufacturing facility to show what it can do.”
Its success finishing turbine blades for aircraft jet engines and ground-based turbine engines drove the development of a second-generation robot for the broader manufacturing market. Now, “We are talking to other manufacturers in aerospace and the industrial sector about robots that do finishing work on castings and machine parts,” Somes says.