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Record Robot Sales for First Half of 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
North American robotics companies have set new sales records through June of 2013, according to the Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, MI. North American robotics companies sold nearly 11,000 robots, valued at $679.3 million, during the first six months of 2013. That’s a 1.9 percent increase in units over the same period in 2012, and surpasses the previous first-half record, set in 2005, by 1.3 percent.

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Upbeat Forecast for U.S. Metal-Stamping Industry

Monday, July 29, 2013

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Metal Stamping Industry in the US 2012-2016" report to its offering.

The analysts forecast the U.S. metal-stamping industry to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.91 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this growth is growing demand from the automotive industry. However, the high cost of raw materials could pose a challenge to the growth of this industry, says the report.

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Tour the Paperless Shop Floor of Superior Die Set Corp.

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Superior Die Set Corp., Oak Creek, WI, invites suppliers and customers to tour its facilities Friday, September 13, 2013, in honor of its 90th anniversary. Founded in 1923, the firm manufactures die sets, mold bases, pins/bushings, three-platen presses, cut-and-ground machined plate, fabrications and forging products. A highlight of the tour will be learning of the firm’s use of ERP software to create a paperless shop floor while maintaining more than 2500 daily work orders. For more information, e-mail Mark Ullstrup, VP of sales and marketing:


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