Rapid Machining sponsor for ABC’s ‘BattleBots’ series.
NASHUA – When the robot named HyperShock fights as part of the ABC-TV program "BattleBots" this summer, one Nashua-based machine shop will be cheering it on.
Rapid Machining, 22 Charron Ave. in Nashua, is a formal sponsor and supplier of the machined parts for the Cambridge, Mass.- based team called Shenanigans & Co. that built the robot.
The program, which originally aired on Comedy Central, pits homemade robots against each other, battling it out in a single episodes will air this summer on ABC at 9 p.m. on Sunday.
"Rapid Machining works with thousands of manufacturers across the country. Rarely do we see the end result of our parts in action," Rapid Machining President James Jacobs said in a statement. "It’s going to be fun watching the competition."
HyperShock is described on the team’s website as a "drum spinner with hydraulic grabbing arms."
It has already won one contest, knocking out another robot in 35 seconds.
Rapid Machining, as its name implies, is a machine shop that specialized in rapidly creating parts and prototypes via computer-controlled lathes, milling and turning machines.
It has been very active supporting robotics teams, local engineering communities, and product development teams.
About Rapid Machining: HyperShock’s Webpage is at www.battlebots.com/robot/hypershock