We do it all, which keeps our lead times, quality, and costs unbeatable. At SuperDroid Robots, we design, build, assemble, program and test all custom robots under one roof, at our 10,000-square-foot facility in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.
Our on-site digital machine shop is the cornerstone of our in-house turnkey production model. Our CNC machines – one of which we designed and built from scratch – enable us to build most products from beginning to end. Our equipment includes: CNC Mills, CNC Lathe, Mill with DRO, Lathe with DRO, CNC break press, CNC high definition plasma cutting table, CNC Routers, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Pick and Place Machines, PCB programable oven, paint booth, and a huge selection of handheld and bench top tools. Our TIG and MIG welding capabilities are essential resources. Using all these tools allow us to build virtually anything in-house. SuperDroid Robots, Inc. has an extensive library of standard parts that can be plasma, laser, or water-jet cut. With any of our many CNC machines we can shape virtually any part that can then welded and assembled into state of the art robots.
Our biggest resource is, of course, our employees. In order to build quality robots, we need quality employees. Below is a list of our team. If you would like to be part of our ever-growing team, please see our career page.
Ours is the ultimate team sport. Meticulous communication and organizational skills - and a genuine commitment to innovation - are innate to our players. Years of successful custom development have shaped SuperDroid Robots into a company that consistently delivers high-quality, affordable custom robots.
Each robot we make reflects the insight and investment of our leadership. Twenty-eight years' management, design, operation, maintenance and fabrication experience in industrial facilities, machine shops and production facilities is central to the SuperDroid Robots brand.
In this photo, Charlie machines a gearbox using the Bridgeport 3-axis CNC mill. SuperDroid Robots engineers found, gutted and rebuilt this mill, which is now state-of-the-art. Charlie is owner, President and CEO of SuperDroid Robots, and has degrees in mechanical engineering and physics.
We know that logistical precision makes or breaks the long-term success of vendor and customer relationships. SuperDroid Robots, Inc. provides an accessible, single-point-of-contact for our clients. As projects move through design, fabrication and build processes, Susan is available. She manages the operational, legal and interpersonal details for projects and for the company as a whole. Susan is owner, Vice President and CFO of SuperDroid Robots, and has more than 25 years' experience. Her background is in political science.
At SuperDroid Robots, we make every robot on-site, each moving through stages of conceptual design, 3-D solid modeling, strength and thermal analysis, welding, machining and fabrication. The same professionals that design our robots actually do make them. Here, Paul uses the DRO lathe to make a prototype for a custom robot. He is an engineer with more than ten years' design, fabrication, welding, and machining experience. His background is in robotics, farm equipment and industrial equipment.
Proper application and autonomous control software development is key, and we produce with our customers in mind. In this photo, Brent codes for our new telepresence robot, the RP2W Generation 7. This program allows end users to remotely operate this robot from any Windows PC with an internet connection. Brent is a mechanical and electrical engineer with expertise in autonomous algorithms, .NET and embedded C programming.
3-D CAD is the cornerstone for most of our design work, which includes chassis, arm, pan-and-tilt and custom robot part design. Here, David uses our 3-D modeling software, SOLIDWORKS, to render a mechanical design. David has a degree in mechanical engineering and physics, and design and fabrication experience.
We have a fully-equipped weld shop boasting high frequency pulse welders, spool guns and liquid cooling torches for TIG and MIG welds on carbon, steel or aluminum. Here, Rusty welds a tactical robot prototype. Rusty has more than thirty years’ experience as a mechanical fabricator, mechanic, machinist and welder.
Our product development process includes printed circuit board design, hardware prototyping and firmware development. At SuperDroid Robots Inc., we design custom shields so users can easily access pins without compromising additional shield options. Here, Corey uses the pick-and-place machine to mount components on a custom printed circuit board. Corey is an electronics engineer technician with expertise in electronics, wiring and mechanical assembly.
The word "custom," to us, simply means that we will provide you with a solution that perfectly suits your needs and budget. Design details are important – based on our clients' requirements, we might produce a surveillance robot in camo or black, or a tactical robot in red. Here, Derek prepares a frame for paint. Derek is a Certified Master Mechanic and mechanical fabricator with more than twenty years’ experience.
Our range of CNC services includes plasma cutting, routing and bending. In this photo, Griffin operates the CNC plasma machine, which uses a CNC X-Y table to drive a high-definition plasma torch. Griffin is a robot technician and an engineering student with a specialty in plasma cutting and fabrication. Griffin has grown up with mentors in robotics, and brings innovative application and design ideas to life using SOLIDWORKS. Griffin has more than 5 years' experience testing robots.
Once a robot leaves the design stage, it moves on to fabrication. For speed and precision, we use one of our CNC machines - the plasma cutter, CNC mill, CNC router, CNC lathe or CNC brake press. In this picture, Channce uses the CNC router to cut plastic into specialized robot parts. Channce is a U.S. Army veteran, robot technician and mechanical and electrical engineering student. His experience operating tactical robots in Afghanistan lends our designers invaluable insight from the field.
Our commitment to building customer relationships extends even into our marketing. We make it a point to regularly provide useful and engaging online content. Here, Sarah is updating our blog. She has a degree in English and more than ten years' writing experience.
We break our own metal with the Atek Bantam CNC Press Brake machine. John is fabricating parts according to design specifications. He also handles buildouts and logistics, and assists with product photography and web site development. John is a robot technician, and is pursuing a technical degree.
We offer more than 1,000 different products on our web site and maintain an extensive library of customizable parts. Alex, one of our inventory specialist, assembles an order for next-day delivery.
Unitas, a bearded dragon, has been with us for two years. His specialty is watching everyone walk by, sleeping, staying warm and eating crickets. He hangs out at our 3-D printers, which we use to produce custom printed parts.