Singapore: Bosch reported its 2016 fiscal year with revenue of SG$1.17 billion (US$884 million) in Southeast Asia, similar to the results from the previous year.

Robots designed to work side-by-side with humans are safe, user-friendly and are easily integrated into existing applications. By Shermine Gotfredsen, general manager at Universal Robots, Southeast Asia and Oceania

Eggelsberg, Austria: Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH (B&R) will be acquired by Swedish robotics and automation multinational company ABB.

Innovation in transmission design means that today’s transmissions are generally getting smaller, while simultaneously offering more gear ratios. In what ways have machining automotive gears improved? By Markus Isgro, marketing communications, Emag

From increased tool complexity to controlled micro geometry, modern applications of tool grinding have changed radically. What’s in store for the future? By Jeff Foregard, general manager, Anca Asia

Automated entry-level solutions for laser cutting offer benefits such as reducing user workload and more efficient loading and unloading cycles. By Jean-Pierre Neuhaus, head of corporate communications, Bystronic.

Manufacturing companies must operate as lean as possible to maintain profitability and a healthy bottom line. By Adam Grabowski, director of marketing, Global Shop Solutions

Tool setters can lower human error, which is often a major source of delay on the shop floor. By Fredrick Wong, MTP product manager, Far East Renishaw

Taoyuan, Taiwan: Metal stamping machine supplier Seyi Machinery has entered a partnership with industrial robotics manufacturer ABB to offer metal stamping automation systems.

EuroBLECH 2016 presents digitisation in sheet metal working on record exhibition space

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