Design and Automation
Solutions for Manufacturing
Laminar Workflow provides automation and design solutions to the manufacturing industry. We are an end user solution provider. Our goal is to solve manufacturing problems and help your business be as lean and profitable as possible. Laminar Workflow was not created to sell parts from a line card. Laminar's team of engineers are dedicated to working with a customer from start to finish to create a unique solution that fits their specific process needs. Laminar Workflow is heavily influenced by the principals of Lean Manufacturing. We believe that the only way a company can be successful in manufacturing is to embrace Lean Manufacturing and strive to reduce waste in every process. We also believe that automation and efficient tooling design are key to eliminating waste in manufacturing process. If you are ready to tackle waste, we are ready to help guide your transformation process.
About the Owner
Robert has spent the last 20 years working in various aspects of the manufacturing and fabrication industry. He has worked for a Fortune 100 heavy equipment manufacture, a successful aerospace start up, as well as several job shops along the way. Robert created Laminar Workflow after becoming frustrated with the typical distributor sales model for industrial equipment. Robert realized that manufacturing engineers are looking for solutions to their problems, not inexperienced sales guys pushing a line card. Laminar Workflow was created to be an end user solution provider that solve problem, not just sell parts. Robert has assembled a wealth of engineering knowledge over the years in addition to a network of reliable and proven sub contractors that can help create lean solutions to your manufacturing problems.
Robert earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University. After a stint as an M1 Abrams Tank mechanic in the Army, Robert went to work for Caterpillar in various engineering capacities. Robert discovered during his time at CAT that he loved all aspects of manufacturing. Robert also became indoctrinated in the Toyota Production System, and the benefits of the lean manufacturing process. Robert left CAT to join SpaceX and help build their rocket test facility in McGregor Tx. Robert held several positions within the company over 5 years and learned first hand how to solve challenging design and manufacturing problems is a high stress and fast paced environment.
Robert spent many years managing and streamlining machine shops and fabrication shops that serviced a variety of market segments. He is well versed and experienced operating AS9100 caliber machine shops and has seen first-hand that applying lean and 5S principals can greatly increase the production velocity, safety and profitability of any shop. Robert doesn’t just talk the talk. He is an experienced CNC programmer and machinist, with an extensive background in field and in situ machining. He is also proficient in large scale metrology using laser trackers and CMMs. Additionally, Robert is a Certified Weld Inspector ( cert # 13111171) specializing in AWS D1.1 structural welding code.