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Published: 10/31/2018

Die Manufacturer Embraces IIoT to Move to Shorter-Run Production
As a punch and die supplier’s customers implemented leaner strategies, it needed to shift to shorter-run manufacturing. An ethernet communications system enabled machine CNCs to communicate with bar feeders to automatically switch part program...

Published: 10/3/2018

10 Ways to Think Differently about Robotic Automation
Take another look: A lot is happening in and around robotic automation. What robots might mean for machining and manufacturing is getting ready to change.

Published: 9/26/2018

LNS Acquires ChipBlaster
The LNS Group has acquired ChipBlaster Inc., the maker of high pressure coolant systems, coolant chillers, cyclonic filtration systems and other machine tool peripherals.

Published: 9/2/2018

Flexible Fixturing Supports Automation
Robotics and carousel systems with custom fixtures help Akron-based Slice Mfg. Studios process hundreds of medical devices unattended. 

Published: 8/8/2018

For Many Machining Facilities, the Mindset Now Must Be “Radical Automation”
What if there will never, ever be enough talent in your local labor pool to meet the still-growing demand for skilled manufacturing employees? The real challenge might lie in our expectations about how much skilled labor we need. Let IMTS 2018 be th...

Published: 8/3/2018

Collaborative Robot Gripper Design, Development: Four Trends You Need to Know
Safety standards, third-party certifications, plug-and-play packages and new sensor technology for grippers designed for collaborative robots are making them safer, stronger and easier to use.

Published: 7/16/2018

Software Helps NASA Automate Robot Programming Process
A process being developed by the NASA Advanced Composites Project uses software to help automate the programming of collaborative robots for safe inspection of composite fuselage components alongside workers, providing more consistent results.  ...

Published: 7/5/2018

Robots and Education Will Help Address Manufacturing Labor Shortage
Part 2: Presenters at a seminar on robotization discuss how collaborative robots and improved college curricula will help address the 2-million-worker gap in manufacturing over the next 10 years.

Published: 7/4/2018

Robots in Manufacturing: Advice, Predictions from Panelists
Part 1: TechSolve Inc.’s second robotics in manufacturing seminar focused on current and future applications for collaborative robots.

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.