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Published: 4/24/2015

FANUC Open House 2015
A visit to FANUC Corp. headquarters in Japan during its 2015 open house revealed new equipment, technologies and advances in factory automation, robotics and robomachines.

Published: 4/22/2015

Video: Robot Flipping System for Turning
This video demonstrates how robot flipping station can serve the same purpose as a subspindle on a one-spindle multitasking center.

Published: 4/20/2015

April 2015 Digital Edition Available
Automation, data-driven manufacturing and more are covered in this month’s issue.

Published: 3/16/2015

Video: Robot Changes Vise Jaws for Continuous Machining
If a robot can load and unload parts, why can’t it do the same for workholding? Here is video of a robot changing the vise jaws so the same machining center can run different operations in unattended machining.

Published: 3/3/2015

Strong Growth Projected for Industrial Robots
A predicted surge in the use of advanced industrial robots in the United States and elsewhere over the next decade would raise productivity substantially.

Published: 2/23/2015

Strongest Year Ever for Robots in North America
North American companies ordered more than 27,000 robots last year, says industry group—a 28-percent increase over the prior year.

Published: 1/26/2015

Video: Machinist Describes His New Role with Robot
Do robots in manufacturing replace people? Here is a machinist who now programs the robot that performs some of the work that he used to do.

Published: 1/6/2015

Product Spotlight: Robots & Automation
View the January slideshow for automation products ranging from welding robots to workpiece transport systems.

Published: 8/11/2014

How Much Can Unattended Production Add?
Using a horizontal machining center, this shop kept production going through two 10-hour shifts per day. That seemed like a lot, but a pallet system enabled the shop to go even further.

Published: 8/4/2014

Video: Automation Adds Jobs at Vickers Engineering
Rather than being a replacement for employees, this machined parts supplier says robotic automation has led to a doubling of the size of its staff.