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Five-axis flexibility paying off for Sepro and its customers


October 29, 2014 1:47 pm ET

French robot maker Sepro Robotique expects to generate 78 million euros ($99 million) in 2014 sales — 17 percent more than 2013 — as Sepro's five-axis robots win new customers, executives said at Fakuma.

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KraussMaffei thinking small (machines)


October 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH is targeting small-tonnage machines at Fakuma — including the rollout of its reworked CX press, boasting lower energy use, and a space-saving design.

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Milacron features multi-brand integration


October 27, 2014 1:36 pm ET

Fakuma 2014 gave Milacron LLC an ideal opportunity to show how its ever-growing portfolio of brands are working together in the injection molding sector.

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Automation firms join forces, look to automotive for future growth


October 24, 2014 2:43 pm ET

Hoping to ease the way for automation in some specialized areas of automotive plastics like laser cutting of door panels, a German robot maker and an Austrian lamination and joining specialist announced a partnership at Fakuma.

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German export sales strong, push for energy savings continues


October 24, 2014 12:34 pm ET

Germany is the engine that drives the European economy — and when it comes to the plastics industry, German machinery is a potent force, an export-driven dynamo whose technology is admired the world over.

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Arburg expands presence in China


October 24, 2014 11:34 am ET

German machinery maker Arburg GmbH + Co KG has expanded its office in Shenzhen, China, making it the company's first competence center for automation in the country, and also named a new head of its China operations.

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Sales, orders climbing for Wittmann Battenfeld


October 22, 2014 4:04 pm ET

Equipment maker Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH expects sales this year to increase 7 percent, to 295 million euros, as it said some key markets, including in Europe, were performing better than general economic news might suggest.

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Asia continues driving sales for Engel


October 21, 2014 2:42 pm ET

The number seven seems to be special for European plastics machinery makers at the moment — injection press giant Engel Holding GmbH said Oct. 15 that sales this year will likely go up 7 percent, the same increase that rival Wittmann...

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Trexel charges patent infringement against Taiwan company


October 20, 2014 3:25 pm ET

Trexel Inc., the supplier of the MuCell microcellular foaming technology, is accusing a Taiwanese company, Chuan Lih Fa Machinery Works, of violating its patents in what a Trexel executive calls “just a blatant knockoff of our technology....

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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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