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Published: 4/23/2018

April 2018 Product Spotlight: Robots and Automation
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on robots, handling equipment and other automation products. 

Published: 4/4/2018

What Is the Next Big Thing for Your Shop? Three Top Shops Winners Reply
All their replies pointed to automation. One also sees additive manufacturing. Watch video from the Top Shops Conference.

Published: 2/27/2018

Technologies for More Effective Medical Component Manufacturing Seen at MD&M West 2018
Advancements in 3D printing, automation and inspection technologies were prominent at this year's Medical Design and Manufacturing West show.

Published: 1/10/2018

An Adaptable Automation System in Action
Videos show how a flexible robotic system for part loading and unloading helped a shop increase capacity.

Published: 1/3/2018

Inspection Automation
A 3D white-light scanning sensor mounted to an industrial robot enables accurate, unattended part inspection.

Published: 12/11/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: December 2017
SW North America opens a new facility to strengthen its automotive presence, Walter and Starrag focus on aviation and power turbines, and other manufacturing news.

Published: 11/20/2017

November 2017 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Robots & Automation
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on equipment for automating manufacturing processes.

Published: 11/10/2017

The Link Between Gaging and Tool Cost Savings
New software delivers the next step for Renishaw’s programmable gaging system: a mechanism for changing cutting tools when they are truly at the end of their life, not after an arbitrary number of pieces have been run.

Published: 10/13/2017

Video: High Production Rate on VMCs Using Robotic Automation
This “Twin Cell” system uses one robot to deliver work into the cell and another robot to load both of the machines. The choice to remove machine doors enables faster load/unload time between machining cycles.

Published: 10/9/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: October 2017
Industry technology partnerships, a management buyout, and other industry news.