Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
Dan Miklovic, LNS Research via Plant Services: On the road to smarter manufacturing, do not confuse sophistication with maturity.
In response to consumer demand and competitive pressures, product variation is on the rise. That variation changes the manufacturing calculus somewhat, as the required variation and corresponding complexity means that the ability to think critically and independently and adj
Technology for Industrial Control Systems and SCADA are now available that allow for continuous monitoring of these critical systems. A baseline is created and any deviations can be alerted and acted upon.
Designing the optimal material handling systems requires a deep understanding of the product, process, and challenges inherent in the manufacturing process.
While OCT is widely utilized in other industries, its use in 3D printing is a new concept. Axsun has added OCT imaging capabilities to the printhead of industrial 3D printers to enable real-time, high-resolution scanning of each layer as it is being deposited.
Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Stories
Sculpteo’s 3rd annual report on 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing
Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff for US News: Maker Cities are remaking America for the future.
Michael Molitch-Hou for Engineering.com: Between the worlds of CNC machining and additive manufacturing (AM), there lies a bridge technology referred to as hybrid manufacturing
Sarat Babu for The Engineer: If we’re going to unlock the full potential of 3D printing we’ll need to fundamentally rethink the design process, writes Sarat Babu, founder of Betatype.
Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines
Mouser Electronics is partnering with Macnica to deliver the highest levels of service and support to Japanese electronic design engineers. With the distribution partnership, Mouser and Macnica are introducing a new co-branded website available for customers in Japan.
Accessible 3D printing system for metal additive manufacturing to complement plastic 3D printing
Global shipments for motion control products increased by 13.6% to $858.4 million in 2016, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA), the industry's trade group.
"These three companies have demonstrated their experience in vision system integration and can now use their certification as a third-party verification of critical qualifications to their end user customers,"
Technology Training Corporation (TTC) Announces 'Additive Manufacturing for Defense and Government' July 13-14, 2017
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Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product
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Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company
Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. Our aim: maximized productivity and competitiveness for our customers.