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New 3D Printing Technique Significantly Strengthens Materials

Kenny Walter for R&D Magazine: Researchers from Texas A&M University have strengthened 3D printed parts by applying traditional welding concepts to bond the submillimeter layers in a 3D printed part together.

Predictive Maintenance, the 1st Step Towards Self-Maintenance and AI

Many businesses are already using continuous monitoring technologies - like Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices - which is a good start; but the key lies in not just simply monitoring the output of various data (which is how many companies use it today), but by taking

4 Steps on Your Journey Toward Industry 4.0

We are in the midst of a major shift that is redefining how our manufacturing processes and industry operate. The amount of data collected from connected, digital devices is growing exponentially, enabling more robust business insights.

Innovative Hole Drilling Tools Increase Automobile Industry Profitability

With flexible modern CNC manufacturing equipment, any tooling improvements and innovations that are brought to market can be easily integrated. Avoiding a major retrofit that requires huge capital expenditures and tearing up facilities to install new equipment can save manuf

PLC vs. PAC

PLCs and PACs are similar as they both perform the same essential functions. With modern technology, their differences are becoming more blurred. The most notable difference between PLCs and PACs is their programming interface. PACs are more intricate, using C or C++. PLCs o

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AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Phys.org: Solar cells can generate electricity in an environmentally friendly way, but current, complex fabrication costs make the technology expensive.

Cermaq near to completing "smart" factory for salmon

Madelyn Kearns for Seafood Source: “A modern salmon facility takes in the fish, evaluates quality, weight, grading, and during all processes automatically determines which department the fish should go to,"

Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act

Steven Levy for Wired: Google Glass 2.0 is here, and it's found a home in an unexpected place: Factories.

Desktop Metal gets $115 million investment in 3D printing technology

Andy Rosen for The Boston Globe: The company said the amount represents the largest private haul for any 3D printing company focused on metal. Desktop Metal has now raised $212 million since its launch in 2015.

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HEIDENHAIN's Compact TNC 620 Control Now with Touchscreen Technology

-Hardware innovations also include new main computers and a new machine operating panel-

Forecast 3D First to Offer Full-Run 3D Production Using HP's Groundbreaking Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Technology

New 3D manufacturing center powered by 12 HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printers makes large-scale production using award-winning Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing available for the first time.

Stanley Black & Decker Opens Stanley Security Futures Innovation Factory In Boston

Stanley Security Futures Innovation Factory is focused on uncovering disruptive business models and exploring technologies to transform and secure our world. The team will specifically concentrate on automation, additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence in the Security space, as well as the rapid commercialization of breakthrough technologies.

Great Lakes Brewing Company Quenches Increased Demand with Manufacturing Analytics Solution from Rockwell Automation

Microsoft technology and Rockwell Automation's manufacturing analytics solution enables Great Lakes Brewing staff to identify and address equipment challenges in real time.

Mettler-Toledo's X37 Series Combines High Detection Sensitivity with Lower Power Consumption

New food x-ray systems for tall, rigid containers ensure maximum detection sensitivity and high throughputs while reducing operational costs

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Emulate3D Engineering Software Creates Your Advantage

Emulate3D Engineering Software Creates Your Advantage

Emulate3D software helps you model and test your AMHS solutions rapidly. Use Demo3D to create running models quickly, then generate videos, stills, or view the models in virtual reality at the click of a button. Sim3D enables you to carry out experimental test runs to select optimal solutions and the most robust operating strategy, and Emulate3D Controls Testing is the best way to debug your PLCs offline, and off the project's critical path. Connect to major PLCs, import CAD, and plug into HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to produce awesome models!

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Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Founded in 1966 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Dorner is a privately held World Leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor systems. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide turn to Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI.