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North American robot orders increase 67% in Q2 2021

Robot orders in the second quarter of 2021 in North America were up by 67% over the same period in 2020, showing a return to pre-COVID 19 pandemic demand for automation as manufacturers and other North American companies return to business.

A double-first for Taiwan

For the first time, two major machine tool exhibitions in Taiwan, the Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) and Taiwan International Machine Tool Show (TMTS), will be held at the same time as TIMTOS x TMTS 2022.

Read the November issue of ISMR

In the November 2021 issue of International Sheet Metal Review magazine , we ask various international sheet metal machine tool manufacturers for their views on markets, industry trends, current challenges and new product/R&D developments. You can read these interviews throughout the issue.

Read the October issue of ISMR

In the October 2021 issue of ISMR, which was distributed at the Blechexpo exhibition in Germany, we quiz various sheet metal machine tool manufacturers around the world on their responses to the COVID-19 challenge, as well as their views on markets, industry trends and product development.

Meet ISMR at Blechexpo

Together with the 8th Schweisstec international trade fair for joining technology, the 15th Blechexpo international trade fair for sheet metal working will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, on 26-29 October 2021. Meet ISMR on its booth 1400 in Hall 1.

500 robots for Ford factory in Cologne

Automation specialist and industrial robot manufacturer, FANUC, has received another major order in the field of e-mobility. Scheduled for delivery in 2022, the company will supply Ford’s Cologne factory in Germany with around 500 robots to assist in the construction of electric car bodies.

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