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Mexico Becoming a Dynamic, Energy-Secure Manufacturing Superpower

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
 

It’s been a great year for Mexico’s manufacturing sector, causing some to call Mexico an “emerging manufacturing superpower.” An article from Market Daily News summarizes, noting that Mexico’s stock exchange has been the second-best performing stock market in the world; that companies from 41 different countries are looking to build manufacturing facilities in Mexico right now; that Mexico has more free-trade agreements with other countries than any other nation in the world; and that Mexico is the world’s most energy-secure nation among the 25 largest energy-consuming countries.

Want more proof of the rising manufacturing star of Mexico? Read the article.


Two Coil-Fed Press Lines Headed to Lear Brazil

Monday, November 19, 2012
 
Two compact coil lines (SpaceMaster units from Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI) are on the to Lear Brazil, accompanying a pair of Stamtec presses equipped for progressive-die stamping of automotive components.  The coil lines, which unwind, straighten and feed coil stock, can handle stock from 0.030 to 0.156 in. thick and 3 to 32 in. wide; www.cpec.com/.

Automation Partnership a Boon to Robotic Welding

Monday, November 19, 2012
 
Esab Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, SC, has partnered with Kuka Robotics to develop robotic arc-welding products and services for metal fabricators. Kuka robots range in payload from 5 to 1300 kg and from 635- to 3900-mm reach. More at www.esabna.com/.

 

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