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ABB Launches Preventive Maintenance Service for Robots


For fleets or individual units, ABB’s condition-based service monitors functions like duty, speed, acceleration, and gearbox wear. Real-time data is used to predict potential failure, thereby reducing unplanned downtime.  

New On-Demand Learning Center for CNC Programmers

ESPRIT Learning Center

ESPRIT debuts an online, self-paced, learn-anywhere series of e-courses that guide users through numerous machine models and part models to introduce users to different machining processes in ESPRIT.

James Kim Named CEO of Doosan Machine Tools America

Doosan Machine Tools America

With 18 years of director and vice president roles invested in the U.S. operations, Kim has served at Dooson for a total of 37 years. He’s known for establishing trust and building authentic relationships.

Manufacturing Industry Invited to Take Reshoring Survey


AMT and the Reshoring Initiative will use the survey results to identify which processes, products and components face the most pressure from imports and which offer the biggest opportunities to reshore. Part of AMT’s “Rebuilding the Supply Chain” initiative, the survey is open to OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers and distributors through the end of February.

ESPRIT CAM and Alma CAM Create Robot Additive DED Programming  

01/12/2021 | Machining | Welding

The partnership has resulted in a validated workflow that provides end users with dedicated additive toolpath planning and programming, as well as robot programming, simulation, verification, collision detection, and code generation. Engineers can also use the technology to achieve the above functions for subtractive finishing.

Bernard and Tregaskiss Launch Joint Website

Bernard Tragakiss

The companies invite the industry to visit to find helpful customer service, technical support and welding distributors for personal assistance, along with answers to frequently asked questions about product manuals, replacement parts and product maintenance.

New COO at Kitagawa Northtech

awn Luschei Kitagawa NorthTech

Shawn Luschei will be responsible for daily operations at the North American headquarters near Chicago. He’s been a sales professional with the company for many years and has deep workholding and tooling product experience.

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