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AMT Cancels Vegas Tradeshow
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology has cancelled its imX tradeshow, scheduled for November 18-20, 2013, in Las Vegas. The association cites scheduling conflicts and the "inability of key partners to commit staff and product to the event" as reasons for cancelling imX, an event focused on “education and product applications.” More at www.amtonline.org/
Sko-Die Adds Laser-Cutting Machine, Robotic-Welding System
Monday, July 22, 2013
Custom metal stamper and fabricator Sko-Die Inc., Morton Grove, IL, has added an Amada FO MII 4-kW CO2
laser-cutting machine to its stable. Also new to the firm’s 60,000-sq.-ft. shop: a Miller Electric Model 350S robotic-welding system. More at www.skodie.com/
Schuler Triples Press-Build Capacity in China
Friday, July 19, 2013
With a €16 million investment, Schuler has tripled the size of its manufacturing plant in Dalian, China. Now at 16,000 sq. m, the facility manufactures presses, press lines and blanking lines for OEMs and their suppliers throughout Asia. In 2012, China accounted for about one-third of Schuler’s sales. The firm was won two Silver Supplier’s Awards from Shanghai Volkswagen; www.schulergroup.com/.