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Published: 5/18/2016

Three Technology Takeaways from FANUC Tour
New CNC, automation and Internet of Things technologies stood out during a recent event at FANUC’s manufacturing campus in Japan.

Published: 5/10/2016

NTMA Members Share after Japan Manufacturing Tour
U.S. shop owners and managers comment on the plants they visited, automation and culture, and the value of getting to see manufacturers far away in the company of other shop leaders.

Published: 2/26/2016

Cloud Computing’s Robotic Implications
Eliminating the need for individual robots to perform complex calculations on their own could facilitate the development of systems that are not only more sophisticated, but also cheaper and more accessible.

Published: 1/18/2016

Robots Assist with Repetitive Tasks
January’s Spotlight product curation focuses on robots and other automated machining and work handling equipment.

Published: 11/5/2015

Integrating Robot Programming into the CNC: One Example
This combination of robotics, CNC, workholding and machine tool technologies resulted in a streamlined way to integrate and program an automated machine-tending process.

Published: 10/28/2015

Positive Correlation between Robots and Employment
Do robots replace employees? Far from it. Data suggest employment and automation grow together, while individual cases show automation raising employee value and helping the employer attract talent.

Published: 10/21/2015

Robotic Cell for Handling Gears
The less manual handling of a gear before and after the heat-treating process, the better. This robotic gear-handling cell automates this critical stage, increasing both safety and part quality.

Published: 10/20/2015

Taking a Big Step
This Indiana shop made a leap from manual machining and basic CNC technology to a sophisticated turning cell and has not looked back. It's been a customer driven transition.

Published: 8/25/2015

Growth in Robotics Good for U.S. Manufacturing
In order to get a good grasp on the current state of manufacturing in the United States, it’s important to monitor the health of related markets such as robotics.

Published: 7/27/2015

Video: Collaborative Robots in Screw Machine Shop
Multi-arm robots working close to employees are noteworthy additions to this shop that got its start during World War II.