Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Has IIoT Become the Norm Across All Industrial Sectors? Industry Experts Say

Larry Turner for Industry Week: Industry experts agree, it makes sense to start now and to make small steps towards the big idea of IIoT. Partnerships can help the process.

Special Tradeshow Coverage for PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PACK EXPO will be held from September 25th - 27th in Las Vegas. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

IIoT Monitoring Finally Included with AGVs

Too much data, little of which can be accessed and used effectively. From tuggers, AGCs (Automated Guided Carts), and AGVs, there is a real need to include IIoT monitoring.

The SKF Smart Manufacturing Transformation

SKF is building a new generation of manufacturing systems, which embrace the power of today’s digital technologies to achieve a further step-change in speed, efficiency and flexibility.

4 Process Trends Changing Manufacturing

Although some manufacturing leaders and their employees are hesitant to embrace new technology and hardware on the job site, these innovations are here to stay. Those who adapt to these new standards sooner rather than later will be ready to tackle Industry 4.0 and reap all

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Small Town America's Newest Product: Advanced Manufacturing

Harold L. (Hal) Sirkin for Forbes: People with skills and talent typically gravitate to “superstar cities,” such as New York and Los Angeles, or to “knowledge and tech hubs” like Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., not to small towns in the South.

Defending 3D Printers From Hackers

Charles Q. Choi for IEEE Spectrum: Researchers reveal three methods of verifying that 3d-printed parts have not been compromised by someone hacking the printer itself.

Space-Based 3-D Printing Reaches Milestone

Mike Wall, SPACE.com: A 3D printer built by the California-based company Made in Space churned out multiple polymer-alloy objects — the largest of which was a 33.5-inch-long (85 centimeters) beam — during a 24-day test inside a thermal vacuum chamber (TVAC) here in Sili

Foxconn's Wisconsin plan raises skepticism as well as hope

Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The magnitude of Foxconn Technology Group’s proposal for a $10 billion electronics factory in southeast Wisconsin is matched by the gravity of the questions it has raised

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Autoliv Deploys Lean Execution System Globally

Leading2Lean's Lean Execution System Now Deployed in All Autoliv Manufacturing Plants Across the Globe Cloud-based system allows Autoliv to have a seamless view of real time data across multiple plants, and multiple systems, in 27 countries

Mouser Now Shipping Maxim's MAX32625MBED Mbed-Enabled Development Platform

The Maxim MAX32625MBED development platform, available from Mouser Electronics, includes a Maxim MAX32625 microcontroller and an onboard Arm Mbed hardware development kit interface to provide quick connection to toolchains.

Save Time and Improve Productivity with the digiVIT Advanced Digital Signal Conditioner from Kaman

User-friendly interface offers easier setup and connectivity along with cloud-based data access

Sight Machine Introduces Digital Readiness Index for Manufacturing

DRI Guides Manufacturers Launching Digital Transformation Initiatives

Experienced 3D Printing Service Bureau Adds Industrial 3D Printer from EnvisionTEC

-Realize, Inc. has purchased a Vector 3SP printer from EnvisionTEC to beta test new engineering materials under development with Somos -EnvisionTEC's proprietary 3SP technology uses a laser to process photopolymers in a way that is faster and less costly than traditional SLA systems

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

Novotechnik - Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors

Novotechnik - Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors

Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors. The series features easy mounting in small and narrow spaces with a 5 mm body depth and mounting flanges with metal inserts. The sensors make measurements only 6 mm from edge of product for close-to-wall measurement applications. Vert-X 05E Series sensors measure angles from 0 to 360°, rotational speed and direction with repeatability to 0.1°.

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CENIT North America Inc.

CENIT North America Inc.

CENIT provides state-of-the-art software and service components to develop and implement reality-based digital manufacturing solutions. Our simulation suite contains all necessary tools for system integration companies and end users in the areas of sales and marketing, robot & work cell offline programming and simulation, controller validation / virtual commissioning as well as factory simulation.