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Record-Breaking Robot Sales

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
 
The North American robotics industry is on track to record its best year ever, according to first-half 2014 sales statistics from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, MI. Through June, unit sales (14,135 robots) by North American suppliers are up 30 percent year over year, registering a 16-percent gain in revenue.  Second-quarter robot sales (8197 units valued at $450 million) shattered the previous sales record for a single quarter (fourth quarter 2012) by 31 percent in units and 17 percent in revenue. Overall, the market has averaged 26-percent growth per year since 2010. More at www.robotics.org/.

Spring World Bounces into Chicagoland

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
 
The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, will host Spring World 2014 on October 8-10, 2014. Organized by the Chicago Association of Spring Manufacturers, Inc. (CASMI), the show should attract some 3000 attendees from all over the world. Exhibitors will display the latest in spring-making and wire-forming technology, including high-speed coiling and bending machinery and fourslide equipment and tooling. Also displayed: testing equipment, and plating and heattreating technology. Learn more at www.casmi-springworld.org/.

New Website Shines the Light on Fiber-Laser Technology

Thursday, July 24, 2014
 
Murata Machinery, Charlotte NC, has debuted a new website highlighting the capabilities of fiber-laser cutting (and staring its Muratec LS3015FC cutting machine). Viewers can find specifications and capabilities, answers to frequently asked questions and watch videos of the process in action; www.fiberlasermachines.com/.

 


 

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