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76 Percent of U.S. Workers Do Not Fear Automation, According to Randstad US

It is evident from our research that not only are workers not afraid of losing their jobs to automation, they are more than willing to retrain to leverage the efficiencies and benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in the workplace

Shop-Floor Digitization for Today’s Mid-Size Manufacturer

Every manufacturer needs to figure out what issues or “low hanging fruit” can be addressed to further streamline operations, increase throughput, minimize bottlenecks, and deliver exceptional customer service to maintain or expand their competitive advantage.

The Impact of the IoT Demystified

The IoT is more than a smart meter or the like. It is a complete new wave of automation that includes everything from omni-sensing to artificial intelligence, from smartphones to smart homes, and from smart industries to smart cities.

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

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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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Terasic's DE10-Nano Kit, Built on the Intel Cyclone V FPGA, Now at Mouser Electronics

The DE10-Nano kit is a robust hardware design platform built around an Intel System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGA, which combines a processor, peripherals, and an FPGA fabric into a single, user-customizable device.

Workforce challenges are a top concern for manufacturers, report finds

Third annual report from Sikich LLP offers a comprehensive look at workforce, technology and other growth challenges in the manufacturing industry

Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Host Manufacturing Plant Tours & Events Statewide

World Class Plant Tours, Networking and Educational Events for Georgia's Manufacturing Community

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.

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igus® Robolink: Articulated joint modules for robots. Lightweight. Compact.

igus® Robolink: Articulated joint modules for robots. Lightweight. Compact.

Robolink: Articulated joint modules for robots. igus® now offers a lightweight, maintenance- and corrosion-free range of robot joints for humanoid systems or other automated applications. The carbon-fiber plastic joints can rotate and oscillate freely via four wire ropes. No more expensive milling, cutting or DIY systems. Moving mass is reduced to a minimum. The actuators (engines, pneumatics and hydraulics) and the control module (DP, PC) are kept separate. Contact igus® for more information and free samples.

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Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC (HDLLC) designs and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Harmonic Drive® gears play critical roles in robotics, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. We work with industry-leading customers and companies of all sizes to provide both standard product and custom-engineered solutions. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at our US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.