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Humanoid robot provides inspection service with a smile


October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Everyone knows robots can improve production and quality. But no one says they can't show a little personality while they're working.

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Arburg starts taking orders for Freeformer


October 15, 2014 12:52 pm ET

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY — For fans of 3-D printing, Fakuma 2014 marks an important date: Arburg is taking German orders for the Freeformer.

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Taiwan's machinery makers look to speed development of all-electrics


October 15, 2014 11:25 am ET

Taiwan's large plastics machinery industry faces a challenge — less than 10 percent of its equipment uses the more eco-friendly all-electric technology favored by high-tech customers like the computer and medical industries.

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iPhone 6, other smartphones may boost Taiwan's plastics market for late 2014


October 14, 2014 6:00 am ET

Taiwan's plastics and rubber machinery industry, one of the world's largest exporters of plastics equipment, is projecting a modest recovery in the second half of the year, led by sales of the iPhone 6 and other smartphones.

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Automation demand in Asia spurs equipment suppliers


October 14, 2014 6:00 am ET

Taiwanese automation specialist We Technology Automation Co. Ltd. plans to build a factory in Ningbo, China, with an eye to quenching the strong cross-straits appetite for robots.

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Bekum moving production from Berlin to Austria as part of a 'realignment'


October 13, 2014 1:49 pm ET

Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH, the maker of blow molding machines founded in Berlin in 1959, is moving its Berlin production to its other plant, in Traismauer, Austria.

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Reshoring trend seen in machine sales for KraussMaffei in US


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

So far, 2014 is going really well for machinery major KraussMaffei Group.

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Kiefel boosts exposure to auto industry with tooling acquisition


October 9, 2014 10:07 am ET

German machinery company Kiefel GmbH, part of the Brückner group, has acquired Czech-based SWA sro, a company which provides compression, foaming and vacuum form tooling along with automation systems for the auto industry.

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Schad, Athena continue to build for the future


October 8, 2014 1:40 pm ET

Robert Schad: “I am always looking ahead. A week before my death, I will look into the future!”

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PTi shows off new equipment at open house


October 6, 2014 3:56 pm ET

AURORA, ILL. — Processing Technologies International LLC showed off its new roll stand for packaging, a seven-roll system called the Super G Multi-Nip, during a Sept. 18 open house for customers and attendees of the Society of Plastics...

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