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3D-printing of glass now possible

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology via Science Daily: As a consequence of the properties of glass, such as transparency, thermal stability and resistance to acids, the use of this material in 3D-printing opens up manifold new applications in production and research, such as

Internet of Things

IoT solutions are built for many vertical applications such as environmental monitoring and control, health monitoring, vehicle fleet monitoring, industrial monitoring and control, and home automation.

The Value of Cloud Based Slicing and File Management for 3d Printing

Cloud based systems lead the way to more agile development – with simplified collaboration, decrease product development time by working together.

Solving Complex Adhesion Problems with Plasma

When traditional chemical adhesives fail to sufficiently bond dissimilar types of materials, engineers often turn to plasma treatments to solve complex adhesion problems.

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Special Tradeshow Coverage for Automate 2017

Automate 2017 will be held from April 3rd - 6th at Chicago's McCormick Place. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Assessing the Potential of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Global X for Nasdaq: Recent technological advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are disrupting a range of industries from manufacturing, to health care, defense, and transportation.

A peek into Samsung's smart manufacturing

The Investor: There is, however, something different about these facilities where Samsung churns out its signature Wind-Free Air Conditioner.

New 3-D printing method creates shape-shifting objects

A new 3-D printing method has been developed to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to heat.

Belgian company takes 3D printing to chocolate

Jack Schofield and Waverly Colville for Reuters: Layer by layer, 0.2 millimeters at a time, a specialized printing machine at Belgian chocolate shop Miam Factory applies melted chocolate to shape a three-dimensional object.

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COMAU TO SHOWCASE ITS ADVANCED AUTOMATION PARADIGM AT HANNOVER MESSE 2017

• HUMANufacturing: humans and machines working side-by-side • Worldwide premiere of the e.DO "people make robotics" professional robot kit • European launch of the Agile AGV • AURA collaborative robots • Robot Application Park demonstration • Targeted Digital Manufacturing training seminars

Tulip announces the Manufacturing App Engine

While automation in factory floors continues to grow, manufacturers often find their hands-on workforce left behind, using paper and legacy technology. Manufacturers are seeing an enormous need to empower their workforce with intuitive digital tools.

SAP Offers Growing Ecosystem for 3D Printing Innovation with SAP® Distributed Manufacturing

Part of the SAP Leonardo portfolio for the Internet of Things (IoT), SAP Distributed Manufacturing provides a scalable process for manufacturers to collaborate with 3D printing companies, service and materials providers, and OEMs in open or private environments.

Siemens Mobility Overcomes Time and Cost Barriers of Traditional Low Volume Production for German Rail Industry with Stratasys 3D Printing

-Significant reduction in lead times for customized final production parts from weeks to days with Stratasys FDM 3D printing, while high tooling costs are eradicated -Ability to 3D print one-off parts for German transport services provider, SWU Verkehr GmbH, enables Siemens Mobility to provide customized tram replacement parts 'on demand,' eliminating unnecessary inventory costs -Video: Learn how Siemens Mobility is overcoming time and cost barriers of traditional low volume production with Stratasys 3D printing

How HVAC Coil Expert Shannon Littledave Rose Through the Ranks

Littledave, Coil Shop Supervisor at RAE Corporation, reflects on her history in the industry

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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.