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Kaiser Precision Tooling Strengthens Alliance with BIG Daishowa Seiki

Press Release - Kaiser Precision Tooling LTD.

4/15/2015

Rümlang, Switzerland -- Kaiser Precision Tooling Ltd has determined to strengthen its partnership with its long-term partner, BIG Daishowa Seiki Co Ltd of Japan, and agreed to become a company of the BIG Daishowa group as of April 15, 2015. Kaiser Precision Tooling is the leading supplier of high-precision modular boring tools. The company was founded in 1948 by Heinz Kaiser and is owned by the families of the second generation. BIG Daishowa Seiki is one of the world’s leading producers of precision tool holders and measuring accessories. Full Article

ABB Introduces YuMi, a Collaborative Dual-Arm Robot



Press Release - ABB

4/14/2015

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today introduced YuMi, the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot, at the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology, Hannover Messe.YuMi’s introduction is another step in ABB’s Next Level strategy aimed at accelerating sustainable value creation. Full Article

Machinery Show Highlights China’s Changing Manufacturing



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

4/6/2015

A large machinery show last week demonstrated how manufacturing is changing in China. The show had a theme of “Intelligent Manufacturing Changes the Future.” It may be a future that’s not far off. Full Article

ABB Acquires Gomtec To Expand Co-Bot Portfolio



Press Release - ABB

4/14/2015

HANNOVER, Germany, April 14, 2015 – ABB announced it acquired Gomtec GmbH to expand its offering in the field of collaborative robots. The parties agreed not to disclose financial terms of the transaction.Gomtec, based near Munich, Germany, is a privately held company that develops mechatronic systems combining mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, control and computer engineering for customers in diverse industries. Full Article

Automation and the Shrinking/Growing Workforce



Contributing Editor Bruce Morey

4/10/2015

There are contradictions a-plenty in the world of manufacturing today. Activity and output is up while historic job growth is stagnant, even declining recently. It is clear that automation is replacing many jobs, increasing efficiency and boosting output. At the same time, respected organizations are talking about a ‘skills gap’, with not enough of the right kind of people to fill the jobs that exist. What is going on? Full Article

The Increasingly Perfected Science of Machining Composites



Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

4/1/2015

Thanks to the aerospace industries and large quality-intensive programs such as the Airbus 380 and Boeing 787, the business of machining composites has moved into the mainstream of the manufacturing industry. There’s a bevy of tools, specialty tools and know-how about how to machine composites today, which helps make the complex materials ripe for expansion into other areas of industry. Full Article

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