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Published: 3/29/2017

ABB Sells its First Robot Manufactured in the U.S.
ABB recently sold its first U.S.-manufactured robot, a compact IRB 2600 with commemorative red, white and blue paint, to Hitachi Powdered Metals USA.

Published: 3/24/2017

World’s First Machine Tool Robot Made from Carbon Fiber
Lockheed Martin-Injaz-Tecgrant, cooperating with Airbus and Boeing, has developed the fast, accurate, portable XMini for automated aerospace manufacturing.

Published: 3/23/2017

TIMTOS Takeaway: Smart Manufacturing Is Automated
Data-driven manufacturing was the stated theme, but Taiwan’s largest metalworking exhibition was also an excellent showcase for the automated equipment that this technology supports.

Published: 3/14/2017

Machining, Manufacturing Technology on Display in Pfronten
Automation, additive manufacturing, five-axis machining and more was on display at DMG MORI’s recent open house at its Pfronten, Germany, campus.

Published: 2/21/2017

Machine-Tending Robot Hits on Three Automation Trends
A new robotic loading system features a collaborative design, intuitive programming and the ability to be quickly redeployed to other turning centers.

Published: 2/2/2017

Automated Tool Clamping, Measurement
This system combines tool presetting with tool clamping to automatically set, measure and clamp tools.

Published: 1/27/2017

Video: Bar Puller for CNC Lathe
Automation doesn’t have to be intricate. This video shows a simple device for automating the operation of a CNC lathe.

Published: 1/4/2017

Robots Armed for More Than Machine Tending
Although they’re more eager than ever to embrace robotic arms, manufacturers that don’t look beyond the machine tool risk missing out on opportunities to automate processes like deburring, cleaning and inspection.

Published: 12/19/2016

Video: Cobot Considerations
Before investing in a collaborative robot, consider conducting a risk assessment to make sure the man and machine are matched to the application.

Published: 11/30/2016

One Next-Step Advancement for Cobots: Specialized Grippers
Grippers and end-effectors developed specifically for collaborative robots represent new advancements in this type of robot technology.