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FANUC America has partnered with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars to provide five new robots that can interact with fans at different locations throughout TIAA Bank Field.

“We are excited for the opportunity to show FANUC robots to Jaguars fans,” says Mike Cicco, FANUC president. “Companies both large and small are implementing robots and automation to help them meet their productivity goals. Ultimately, we help companies solve production challenges and stay competitive. We hope our fun and interactive demonstrations encourage people to see what automation can do for them.”

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Products Finishing and Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science will discuss ways in which X-ray fluorescence (XRF) can help finishing companies grow their businesses in a free webinar scheduled for 2 p.m. (ET) on November 1.

According to the company, attendees will learn about new and emerging markets within the coatings industry, and get help deciding which markets/applications a business should be targeting for growth.

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A recent Forbes article by Mitch Free addresses the problem of cadmium finishing. Free is the owner of ZYCI, a small manufacturing company that provides CNC machining, injection molding and 3D printing for a variety of industries, including aerospace and defense,

“One of the greatest metaphorical candle problems of the modern economy is cadmium plating,” he writes. “Cadmium has some unique physical properties that make it especially useful as a plating to protect precision-machined parts from corrosion. Once a machined part is expertly coated in cadmium, that part resists corrosion, is highly solderable and compatible with other metals, and requires little lubrication.”

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Apple has introduced the iPhone XR in a mix of six new anodized colors.

The new phone has a stunning all-screen design that pushes the display to its edges, and the front glass is wrapped in an anodized band made from 7000 series aerospace-grade aluminum. A glass back design enables wireless charging. 

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Valence Surface Technologies has acquired Triumph Processing in Lynwood, California, from the Triumph Group. Valence owner Trive Capital says Triumph Processing complements Valence’s extensive service offering by expanding its capabilities to provide surface finishing on parts as long as 110 feet and as wide/deep as 14 feet.

Tracy Glende, Valence CEO, says the acquisition continues Valence’s strategic focus on providing supply solutions by offering full-service product and metal finishing capabilities to the global aerospace and defense markets.

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