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Trade Group: Robots to Boost US Manufacturing Jobs

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


An automation trade group says adding industrial robots to factories will boost manufacturing employment. “Robots certainly aren’t job killers but job creators,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of the Association for Advancing Automation. Full Article

In United Grinding Universe, What You See Is What You Grind, Erode

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Manufacturers in search of the precision grinding technology, techniques, and turnkey solutions had a chance to explore the latest advanced technologies at United Grinding’s Universe Event in a symposium-style setting at the company’s headquarters in Miamisburg, OH. The latest machine and productivity-enhancing products for ID/OD, match, creep feed, centerless, radius, and universal grinding techniques were showcased in 16 stations in staggered presentations over the two days of the event. Full Article

DMG MORI USA Launches Customer-Centric Sales and Service Model



DMG MORI, a global leader in manufacturing technology, today launched a direct-to-customer sales and service model in the United States. The company will double its existing local service and sales centers to 27 locations across the country in close proximity to customers. Full Article

Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer Robot Set for Global Deployment

Press Release - Rethink Robotics


Rethink Robotics today announced that its Sawyer robot, the company’s second smart, collaborative robot designed for a wide range of factory environments, is available for purchase and is being deployed by manufacturers across the globe. Announced in March, Sawyer is a single-arm, high-performance robot created to handle machine tending, circuit board testing and other precise tasks that have been difficult to automate with existing robots. Full Article

Makino Unveils Pro6 and Other New Technologies

Sarah A. Webster, Editor in Chief


Makino demonstrated its new Professional 6 (Pro6) control system with touchscreen features during its crowded two-day biennial Technology Expo at its Auburn Hills, MI-based technology center.
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Toyoda Machinery: Looking to Fit Manufacturing to a T

Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


The difference is easy to discern when you see the words spelled out, but the distinction is not so apparent when the words “Toyoda” and “Toyota” are spoken. One of these entities is more universally known than the other, but both come from the same root. So Howard Michael told me as I attended ToyoTech at Toyoda Machinery’s US headquarters in Arlington Heights, IL. “Both companies grew out of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works,” Michael, president of Toyoda Machinery USA, said. In the early 1930s the company decided to manufacture automobiles. This operation eventually became Toyota Motors. As part of the initial automaking effort, Toyoda established Toyoda Machine Works in 1941. This is the direct ancestor of Toyoda Machinery.
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