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China Bets Big on Automation
With the full brunt of the Chinese government behind it, the country’s industrial robot inventory is forecast to explode 2500% from 70,000 in 2016 to 1.8 million by 2025.
Blog Published: 7/27/2016
China’s Appetite for Advanced Molding Technology
Do automation and advanced molding technologies still offer U.S. molders safe harbor against low-cost competition?
Blog Published: 7/13/2016
Look Mom, No Operator: AGVs Invade Chinaplas
Automated guided vehicles (AGV) featured prominently at Chinaplas 2016 indicative of that country’s embrace of higher technologies and its need to offset ever-increasing labor costs.
Blog Published: 5/18/2016
Machine Guards Get in Your Way?
Easier access to the point where a robot deposits parts on a conveyor—that’s what Carl Morris, president and founder of Itech in Arden, N.C., is looking for.
Blog Published: 5/10/2016
From Cobots to Cartesian to Cells: Molding 2016 Has Automation Covered
The reasons for, methods to and technology available for injection molders to automate their processes continue to evolve.
Blog Published: 2/10/2016
Robots as a Remedy to Shopfloor Tedium
In any industry, at any company, there are jobs that while being 100% necessary are nonetheless menial, and that tediousness can generate high turnover.
Blog Published: 1/13/2016
Where Was 3D Printing at the Fakuma Show?
All over, and in a variety of roles.
Blog Published: 11/12/2015
Funny Looking Robots
Super-high-speed pick-and-place units made their debut at a plastics show.
Blog Published: 11/10/2015
Up Close And Personal With Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer Robot
Without fail, whenever there are robots in a booth at a trade show, people are going to stop and stare.
Blog Published: 10/6/2015
Milan Plast Was Good With Plans To Be Even Better
Big international turnout at the triennial international fair for the plastics and rubber industry, Milan Plast: check out the Plastics Technology slideshow.
Blog Published: 5/12/2015

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