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Servo Press Featured on World's Greatest Television Show

Monday, January 23, 2012
The 330-ton Komatsu servo press toiling at Waukesha Metal Products, Sussex, WI, was featured on a recent episode of the television series “World’s Greatest.” The episode explains the difference between servo technology and traditional stamping presses, and the benefits that the technology delivers to Waukesha Metal products and other metal stampers. Watch the show at

A New Era for Automation-Focused Trade Associations

Monday, January 23, 2012
The Association for Advancing Automation, or A3, is the new name of the umbrella trade association for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the Automated Imaging Association (AIA) and the Motion Control Association (MCA). The three associations represent more than 650 companies under the A3 umbrella, and work to promote the successful application of robots, vision and motion control in companies and organizations.

Separately, RIA announced the appointment of Catherine Morris its 2012 chair. Morris, senior account manager for ATI Industrial Automation, is the first woman to lead the association, and also is the first chair coming from a component-supplier company. More at

General Electric Audits and Approves UPM for Laser Machining and Cutting

Friday, January 20, 2012
United Performance Metals (UPM), Hamilton, OH, has been audited and approved to continue to perform laser machining and cutting for General Electric and its suppliers. As a result of the audit, UPM was awarded a GE Transportation Aviation Special Process Certification for Laser Machining/Cutting. Learn more about UPM, which supplies stainless-steel sheet, coil and plate, as well as high-temperature and cobalt alloys, at


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