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Japanese Business Confidence Hits 11-Year High

Tokyo (AFP) – Confidence among Japan’s biggest manufacturers is at an 11-year high, a key central bank survey showed Friday, as the world’s number-three economy picks up pace. The bullish survey underscored how Japan’s [...]

China Is Building a Robot Army of Model Workers

Can China reboot its manufacturing industry—and the global economy—by replacing millions of workers with machines? Will Knight writes: Inside a large, windowless room in an electronics factory in south Shanghai, about 15 workers are eyeing a [...]

China to Mass Produce Industrial Robots

SHENYANG (Xinhua) — China’s first industrial robot production line is expected to start operation in the northeastern city of Shenyang this month. “China became the world’s largest industrial robot market in 2013 with 37,000 [...]

3D Printed Metal Gun Hitting the Market

Elwood Shelton of Gun Digest writes:  Solid Concepts has been on a meteoric rise when it comes to cutting-edge firearms manufacturing. Around two months ago the multi-state based manufacturer announced it had produced the world’s first 3D [...]