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Capital Robotics and Yaskawa launch partnership
A new partnership between Capital Robotics, Atlanta, and Yaskawa Motoman, Miamisburg, Ohio, has been launched to expand the robotic welding market. The strategic collaboration with Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division, also enables Capital Robotics to offer solutions for robotic welding, machine tending, material handling and other industrial robots.
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Mid Atlantic Machinery donates 3D printed PPEs
Machine tool distributor Mid Atlantic Machinery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is doing what it can to help healthcare workers and essential employees on the front lines of COVID-19. Over 5,000 parts ranging from various critical components to mask extenders were donated to 18 hospitals up and down the East Coast, including some of the hardest hit hospitals such as NYU-Langone in New York City and Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
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Tooling manufacturer changes its name
Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minnesota, is changing its name to Mate Precision Technologies. The new name change reflects the company’s broader commitment to metalworking and using its expertise to drive innovations to shape the future of factory productivity. The company expects to release a major new product line in 2021.
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Waterjet builder delivers 200,000 face shields
Flow International Corp., Kent, Washington, has delivered 200,000 medical-grade face shields to the State of Washington to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. “Since Gov. Jay Inslee called on the private sector to help supply PPE, we immediately repurposed our operations to be part of the solution during this extraordinarily difficult time,” said Brian Sherick, Flow’s vice president of global sales. “We quickly ramped up production [and] scaled our operations and deliver large quantities, quickly and efficiently.” Flow shipped face shields to dozens of medical facilities, small businesses and first responders.
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