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Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex Turns to Machina Labs for On Premise, Rapid Manufacturing of Aircraft Parts

Machina Labs’ portable Deployable System combines artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics for precision metal forming to repair and sustain platforms at Georgia military base

Machina Labs, which combines AI and robotics to rapidly manufacture advanced composite and metal products, today announced that the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (WR-ALC) at Robins Air Force Base is the first organization in the U.S. Air Force to utilize the company’s innovative Deployable System capable of manufacturing parts for repair and sustainment on various aircraft platforms. Combining the power of AI and robotics with unparalleled portability, Machina Labs’ Deployable System enables WR-ALC to increase on-site production manufacturing for parts that have been difficult to source or are no longer being manufactured for aging aircraft.

Robins Air Force Base, located 100 miles south of Atlanta and 16 miles south of Macon, is the largest single-site industrial complex in Georgia, employing almost 24,000 civilians, contractors, and military members. Sustaining aging aircraft can be challenging and expensive, especially finding replacement parts as many older aircraft have components that are no longer in production or legacy suppliers are no longer in business. Machina’s technology allows Robins Air Force Base to overcome these challenges and rapidly begin producing parts immediately after setting up the Deployable System and at a lower cost than traditional methods.

“We are proud to support Robins Air Force Base and provide an esteemed branch of the Department of Defense with the capability to repair and sustain aircraft and return the platforms back to service in an unprecedented timeframe,” said Edward Mehr, CEO, and co-founder of Machina Labs. “This important work with Robins Air Force Base is another example of how Machina Labs is delivering on our mission to develop manufacturing solutions that give organizations the ability to design and manufacture with ease and iterate and produce rapidly.”

The Machina Deployable System combines robotic precision with the dexterity of a craftsman and can form parts out of an impressive variety of materials, including lightweight, high-temperature metals like titanium and inconel, materials that previously have been challenging to form. The system consists of a portable platform, two 7-axis robotic arms, tool-changing corral, configurable frame, along with AI driven process controls. The system can be transported on the back of a truck and can be up and running in a matter of hours on-premises and work with any industrial robot.

“The system will allow us to produce parts up to six months faster than traditional forming methods,” said Shane Groves, Robotics and Automation Subject Matter Expert at WR-ALC. “The system also is easier to maintain and support than traditional forming equipment.”

About Machina Labs

Founded in 2019 by aerospace and automotive industry veterans, Machina Labs is an advanced manufacturing company based in Los Angeles, California. Enabled by advancements in artificial intelligence and robotics, Machina Labs is developing Software-Defined Factories of the Future. The mission of the company is to develop modular manufacturing solutions that can be reconfigured to manufacture new products simply by changing the software. For more information, please visit


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