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.

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

4 Steps on Your Journey Toward Industry 4.0

We are in the midst of a major shift that is redefining how our manufacturing processes and industry operate. The amount of data collected from connected, digital devices is growing exponentially, enabling more robust business insights.

Solidscape's S500 3D Printer Package Transforms Rapid Prototyping and Tooling for Precision Investment Casting

The S500's new Solidjet" Technology builds a support structure of solid wax, allowing for organic shapes with undercuts, overhangs, thin walls and interlocking parts, and producing high-integrity castings with superior interior and exterior surface finish.

Butler Automatic Introduces Enhanced Register Sensor for SP1 Automatic Film Splicer

Sensor provides greater resolution and simpler control for reduced packaging film waste

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,"

8th Annual Maker Faire Detroit Presented by GE Digital Detroit Returns to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, July 29-30

On July 29-30, hundreds of makers from across the globe will bring their wares, ideas, inventions and solutions to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

COPA-DATA wins the 2017 Microsoft Internet of Things (IoT) Award

The award was presented at this year's Microsoft Inspire, the company's worldwide partner conference, which was held between July 9 and 13, 2017 in Washington, D.C., USA. This award is a recognition by Microsoft of COPA-DATA's innovations and software solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Texas Instruments' AM571x Sitara Processors, Now at Mouser, Meet High-Performance Industrial Display Requirements

These ARM® Cortex®-based devices achieve high levels of processing and are designed to meet the intense processing needs of modern embedded applications, including industrial communications, human-machine interface (HMI), and automation and control.

PLC vs. PAC

PLCs and PACs are similar as they both perform the same essential functions. With modern technology, their differences are becoming more blurred. The most notable difference between PLCs and PACs is their programming interface. PACs are more intricate, using C or C++. PLCs on the other hand, are programmed using ladder logic. These programming differences create distinctions in the architecture and capability between the two computers.

Inventory Technology Reinvented with Best-of-Breed Pick to Light Inventory Control

Businesses, whether in order fulfillment or manufacturing, see the need to resolve certain pain points; the trigger is usually when a company sees the costs of delivery rising, increased labor costs, and a need to control inventory.

CyberX Launches Breach & Attack Vector Prediction for Industrial Networks -- First Solution to Predict Most Likely Paths of Targeted ICS Attacks

Innovative Analytics Enable OT Security Teams to Proactively Mitigate Risk For Their Most Critical OT Assets

iBASEt and Cogiscan Partner to Create Automated Electronics Assembly Solution for Complex Manufacturing

"The vision for Industry 4.0 requires open software solutions that can be easily combined to help manufacturers achieve the goals of a connected real-time manufacturing enterprise,"

NDSU Students Develop 3D Printing Self-Replicating Robot

A team of students at the North Dakota State University have completed a key step in the development of a robot that is able to make a replica of itself.

Panduit and Uptake to Deliver Actionable Data Analytics for Manufacturing

Companies will combine infrastructure technology and data-driven business models to improve performance

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