Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Pragmatism Pervades Smart Factory Floor

Gary Hilson for EBN Online: The smart factory is becoming a reality, but the transition to Industry 4.0 is a pragmatic one.

The Aerospace Industry Is Likely to Solve 3-D Printing Problems

The marriage of 3-D printing and the aerospace industry is a shining example of a relationship that's mutually beneficial. While it was the innovations of top aerospace manufacturers that ultimately led to today's interest in 3-D printing, it's these same designers and engin

Solving Engineering Challenges with Teflon

Teflon and other functional coatings from an experienced applicator can solve design problems including excessive wear, sticking, noise and corrosion.

Kiosk Manufacturers Should Partner for CAD Design Support and Not for Manufacturing

It is vital for manufacturers not to give away what they are best at, to some third-party contract manufacturing firm and compromise the quality and the experience promise that clients expect. The cost equation that’s bothering these manufacturers, however, can be solved b

Automated Engineering

Automation is worthwhile particularly when there are large amounts of data, the tasks are repetitive or certain data is already available electronically in databases or other systems.

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GE Additive creating world's largest laser-powder additive machine

“The machine will 3D print aviation parts that are one meter in diameter, suitable for making jet engine structural components and parts for single-aisle aircraft”

Augury Secures $17 Million Series B Funding Round to Power the Future of IIoT

Eclipse Ventures and Munich Re / HSB Ventures Co-Lead Round for NYC IIoT Startup

The Triumphant Rise Of 3D Printing: Good News For Commercial Property?

James Dearsley for Seeking Alpha: 3D printing has the promise to provide all of the required solutions for our future cities, but what is the tech currently capable of?

CONSTRUCTION OF 3D-PRINTED BIKE BRIDGE BEGINS IN EINDHOVEN

Janene Pieters for NL Times: The bridge is the first of its kind in the world and is printed with pre-stressed and reinforced concrete, according to NOS.

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Coast Automation Launches New Branding and E-Commerce Website for Industrial and Embedded Computers

Coast Automation, a distributor of Industrial and Embedded Computers, announces the launch of new branding and redesigned e-commerce website (CoastIPC.com).

Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Launch "Shaping Smarter Cities" Video Series

Global distributor Mouser Electronics and engineer spokesperson Grant Imahara are teaming up to present the Shaping Smarter Cities project, part of Mouser's Empowering Innovation Together program. The new series explores global technological solutions for dense population zones, and how different companies are creating a more livable future for our cities.

Concept Laser and LAUAK sign Letter of Intent for additive manufacturing collaboration

LAUAK will invest in Concept Laser additive machines as a reference customer for Concept Laser technology. Also, Concept Laser will work closely with LAUAK to implement additive processes and design new products.

Optomec Announces NASA Award for Adaptive Laser Sintering System

System Will Greatly Reduce Production Time and Pave the Way for In-Space Fabrication of Printed Electronics

The Dynapar OnSite™ Condition Monitoring System Delivers Feature-Rich Performance at a Surprisingly Affordable Price

The Dynapar OnSite™ Condition Monitoring System combines ease-of-use with sophisticated functionality in a surprisingly economical solution. It features four sensors that each measure vibration along three axes, plus temperature.

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 Oriental Motor - 2-Phase Bipolar Stepper Motor Drivers (1.8°/0.9°)

Oriental Motor - 2-Phase Bipolar Stepper Motor Drivers (1.8°/0.9°)

The CVD driver offers superior performance and value and is ideal for OEM or single axis machines. The CVD is available as a driver only or part of a complete package. The CVD series stepper motor drivers offer: Lowest Vibration and Noise with advanced Microstepping control / Highest torque with Bipolar configuration (4 lead wire) / Small, thin microstepping drive with space saving FETs / Selectable step angle and microstepping filter control / 2 mounting types and connector configurations / Alarms / 24 VDC Input / 0.5A to 4.5A

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