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Nachi Expands Facilities in U.S. and Japan

Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Next month, Nachi Robotic Systems Inc., Novi, MI, will relocate its U.S. training center to a newly constructed building, adjacent to its Novi headquarters, which will boost training-lab floor space by 20 percent. The firm also plans to acquire floor space at the same location to provide for a 50-percent expansion of its manufacturing operations, driven by an uptick in demand for robotic-welding systems. Lastly, Nachi will soon double its robot-manufacturing floor space in Toyama, Japan, to meet growing demand for its SC-series robots and clean-room robots. Nachi is online at

Workshop Addresses Robotic Grinding and Finishing

Friday, April 29, 2005
The Robotic Industries Association will present, on June 15-16 in St. Paul, MN, its Robotic Grinding, Deburring & Finishing Workshop. Topics include abrasive selection, cost justification and case studies. Attendees also will receive hands-on training at robot labs at 3M world headquarters, and can visit with several suppliers at a concurrent trade fair of tabletop exhibits from, among others, ABB Inc., Fanuc Robotics America, Fortress Interlocks, Frommelt Safety Products, Genesis Systems Group, Gudel, Motoman and Sick. Learn more at

eBay Enhancements Target
Capital-Equipment Trade

Thursday, April 28, 2005
The online marketplace eBay,, has introduced enhancements to its Business & Industrial categories with the goal of making them easier to use and more cost-effective for equipment dealers and buyers. Improvements include simplified pricing, seller assistance and Best Offer online negotiation tools. Along with a new pricing structure, the categories keep search results for capital equipment separate from parts and accessories. Also, a new Seller OnRamp gives sellers one-on-one instruction for posting their items on eBay. Another new feature, the Best Offer pricing option allows sellers to offer equipment with buyers submitting flat-fee offers, which the seller can accept or reject.


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