FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY (Dec. 19, 10:45 a.m. ET) — French automation supplier Sepro Robotique exhibited 16 robots at Fakuma 2012 — highlighted by new five- and six-axis robots designed to let customers do complex part manipulation right at the press. Sepro also is getting into robots for in-mold labeling.
In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.
Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.