Having labor and productivity problems?

Join us November 3, 2022!

As we’ve learned the hard way these last couple years, it’s impossible to predict the future.

But we know some challenges aren’t going away anytime soon: labor shortages, higher prices for raw materials, and the need to reduce our reliance on overseas suppliers. Robots may be the best way to improving your productivity, reducing costs, and filling jobs.

Please join us for a hands-on experience with robotic systems, and talk with industry experts about your manufacturing challenges. See demonstrations of robot solutions that can give you the competitive edge to take on whatever the future brings.

Bring your challenging parts, questions, goals and your imagination to talk with experts about how robotics can help solve your production and hiring challenges. 

FANUC technologically advanced collaborative robots (cobots) have made implementation faster and operation easier than ever before for manufacturers of all sizes. This workshop brings together robot experts and local manufacturers to discuss industry challenges and viable solutions.

211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560


NOVEMBER 3, 2022

8:30 a.m.Registration and refreshments
9:00 a.m.Opening remarks and introductions – Mark Cianciosa, Regional Automation Manager, Acieta and Mark Patterson, Account Manager, FANUC America
9:10 a.m.What is the FastLOAD CR2000? Why is the FastLOAD CR2000 a great choice for production and automation development? – Mark Cianciosa, Regional Automation Manager, Acieta
9:30 a.m.

Attendees split into small groups:

Group A – Brainstorm Session

Mark Cianciosa will lead the group in a discussion about what makes a good cobot application. Then, get ready to solve real issues. Bring your biggest manufacturing challenges and goals to the table, and let’s discuss possible solutions. Bring along application notes and a part/tool or anything else you want to work on with a robot.

Group B – Hands-on Cobot Programming & Demo

Step into a working robot lab to see cobots in action. FANUC America’s district manager, Mark Patterson, will teach the group how to program and operate a cobot. Each person will have a chance to build a new cobot program from scratch.

11:30 a.m.Lunch provided by TBD
12:00 p.m.

Group A – Hands-on Cobot Programming & Demo

Group B – Brainstorm Session

2:00 p.m.

Q&A and networking

3:00 p.m.


Industry Experts

MARK CIANCIOSA, Regional Automation Manager, ACIETA

Mark Cianciosa is the southwestern regional automation manager at Acieta. Spending the majority of his career solving manufacturing challenges with robotic automation, he excels at helping each customer implement ideal solutions to their productivity and labor challenges.

He is passionate about helping manufacturers invest in their long-term future by using robots to achieve business objectives. Growing up in Buffalo, Cianciosa saw first-hand the negative consequences of not investing in manufacturing, and he is dedicated to preventing that from happening to other companies and communities.



Ready to Improve Productivity and Increase Capacity? Register Today!