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Finnish micro-factory highlights path to business success

Tim Sandle for Digital Journal: The micro-factory concept is based on robotics and a flexible approach to manufacturing. Then key selling point is that the factory can be set-up and put to work very quickly.

Lean Execution System (LES)

Together, well-designed technology and people drive solutions. LES is a tool that empowers workers with real-time information to see and solve production problems and create innovation.

Talking PACK EXPO with Emulate3D

Visitors to our booth S-7527 will be able to try out the HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) headset to visualize typical end of line automated solutions. Any Emulate3D, Sim3D, or Demo3D model can be easily viewed in VR, which provides a genuinely immersive experience which puts y

Talking PACK EXPO with Shane Novacek, Marketing Communications Manager at Beckhoff Automation

Visitors to the Beckhoff booth will again be able to “BYOD”, using their own smartphones and tablets to connect with PC-based control demos – including a wall of IoT-enabled devices, plus articulated robot arms from Stäubli – using any mobile device with a web brows

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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.

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TRUMPF's 'smart factory' is a factory and showroom in one

David Malone for Building Design & Construction: The smart factory is fitted with digitally networked machines that present the entire sheet metal process chain as an interlinked, holistic process.

Europe looks at 3D printing to pursue its industrial renaissance

Jorge Valero for EURACTIV.com: The European Commission backs additive manufacturing as one of the pillars to strengthen its industrial sector and step up efforts to maintain the EU’s global advantage.

Siemens and HP partner to advance 3D printing for product development and industrial production

Building on a longstanding partnership, HP Inc. and Siemens are accelerating 3D printing for industrial production through the creation of a new HP-certified Additive Manufacturing (AM) software module from Siemens.

Huawei advances its Smart Factory push with 5G-based Robot as a Service

Guy Daniels for TelecomTV: Their joint aim is to promote the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry with 5G slicing technology, as well as further Huawei’s ongoing commitment to what it calls the Smart Factory.

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Vantage Consulting Group to Attend Pack Expo 2017

Portfolio Director Rob Magee to present session on "Security as a New Business Practice"

Quality Control in CNC Machining

When it comes to CNC machining manufacturing, fractions of inches can make the difference between a successful product and losing a customer. There are several ways to promote quality control (QC) in CNC production. This post will explore some of these.

UniStream® 5": PLC+HMI+I/Os Compact. Contemporary. Connected

Unitronics' newly-released UniStream® 5" is a multi-function programmable logic controller in a superbly compact hardware profile: PLC+HMI+I/O built into a single unit.

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Emulate3d Engineering Software Creates Your Advantage

Emulate3d Engineering Software Creates Your Advantage

Emulate3D software helps you model and test your AMHS solutions rapidly. Use Demo3D to create running models quickly, then generate videos, stills, or view the models in virtual reality at the click of a button. Sim3D enables you to carry out experimental test runs to select optimal solutions and the most robust operating strategy, and Emulate3D Controls Testing is the best way to debug your PLCs offline, and off the project's critical path. Connect to major PLCs, import CAD, and plug into HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to produce awesome models!

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Emulate3D Inc.

Emulate3D Inc.

Emulate3D develops virtual commissioning, throughput simulation, and industrial demonstration products