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Hypertherm Issues Corporate
Social Responsibility Report

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Cutting-system manufacturer Hypertherm, Hanover, NH, has released its first-ever Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) report, tracking its philanthropic and environmental initiatives. Among its highlights: two-thirds of Hypertherm employees volunteered in the community within the past year, and the Hypertherm Owners’ Philanthropic Endeavors Foundation provided funding and other support to more than 60 nonprofit organizations in 2010. Also included is the firm’s new Environmental Scorecard, outlining environmental goals and progress, such as zero waste and a 50-percent reduction in carbon by 2020. The CSR report is available at

Robot Cuts Ribbon on New Robotics Factory

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. officially opened its new facility in Miamisburg, OH, last week. The 305,000-sq.-ft. facility combines the firm’s former headquarters operation in West Carrolton, OH, with a new 220,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant, demonstration area and warehouse formerly located in Troy, OH. Included are eight training classrooms and a laboratory. In a fitting display of advanced robotic technology, Motoman had a dual-arm robot perform the ribbon-cutting ceremony— watch it here. And for a look back at the same dual-arm robot wielding a shovel to break ground on the 25-acre site on August 13, 2010, look here.

Waterjet Job Shop Adds Second
Two-Axis Cutting Machine

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Precision Waterjet Concepts, Pequot Lakes, MN, has installed its second two-axis waterjet-cutting machine from Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, MN. The mid-rail gantry machine features a model iP60-150 waterjet intensifier pump (60 ksi, 150 hp) and can process material to 8 by 13 ft. The company began as a five-axis shop in 2002, and installed its first Jet Edge two-axis machine in 2006; Learn more about Jet Edge at


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