Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

The Impact of the IoT on Energy Efficiency (Part 3 of 5)

One distinct benefit of the IoT is that it's generally available to every area of the economy, and this particularly holds true for energy efficiency improvements.

When Should You Re-Manufacture or Refurbish Equipment?

In most cases, re-manufactured hardware is better because it’s closer to new. That doesn’t mean refurbished hardware is bad, just that you should remain aware of the differences.

America Makes, Laser Institute of America, Fab Foundation and Fab Lab Hub Collaborate in 2018 Digital Fabrication Conference

Thought leaders in 3D Printing, Smart Manufacturing, New Collar Workforce training, STEM education and Entrepreneurship explore how new digital fabrication tools like 3D Printing are changing the world

TSN in my Network: Why, What and How?

Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) offers network convergence and will enable effective implementations of Industrial Internet-of-the-Things set-ups.

Five Myths About Robotic Vision Systems

An efficient manufacturer must get products in and out of a cell quickly and reliably. Vision systems paired with robotic operations can put an operation at a competitive advantage by providing opportunities to make more and streamline the process

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Combining augmented reality, 3D printing and a robotic arm to prototype in real time

Brian Heater for TechCrunch: Using an augmented reality headset and two controllers, the designer builds a 3D model using a CAD (computer-aided design) program. A robotic arm then goes to work constructing a skeletal model using a simple plastic depositing 3D printer

Organic molecules enable 3D printing of nanoscale metal structures

The Engineer: Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have used a new 3D printing technique to produce complex nanoscale metal structures that are orders of magnitude smaller than previously possible.

Shanghai instals 3D bus shelters

Cao Chen via The Telegarph: Shanghai has installed a set of 3D printed bus shelters, believed to be the world’s first, to serve a bus route in suburban Jinshan district

3D printing revives hard-to-find Porsche Classic parts

Andrew Krok for CNet: When it comes to plastic, Porsche uses selective laser sintering, which is not the same as the fused deposition modeling that you see in most desktop-based 3D printers.

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EnvisionTEC Launches its Largest High-Speed Continuous 3D Printer Yet

-The new Vida cDLM allows dental professionals to 3D print night guards and orthodontic models in less than 30 minutes - at one-third the price of competing models -The high-speed 3D printer also features a patent-pending material tray that allows best-in-class accuracy across the entire build tray, ensuring a tight fit and precise bite registrations -EnvisionTEC's family of Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM) printers now includes four sizes to meet the needs of the dental, jewelry and general manufacturing markets

ESI and Cardenal Herrera University Team up to Offer a Technological Leap in Virtual Manufacturing

Initiating a ground-breaking research program in the virtual engineering of manufacturing processes

Assessing the lubrication requirements of food plants

The lack of humidity in winter and exposure to the sun in summer can dry out your lips, making them chapped and prone to infection. By regularly applying lip balm to moisturise your lips, you can overcome these problems all year round. The same is true when choosing lubricants for your machinery in the food processing industry, as Mark Burnett, VP of the Lubricants and Fuel Additives Innovation Platform at NCH Europe, explains.

Sartorius Stedim Biotech launches new versions of data analytics software solutions

SIMCA® and SIMCA®-online software updates in the UmetricsTM Suite help manufacturing industries make better business decisions and optimize process control

Stratasys Expands Access to Affordable, Professional-Grade 3D Printing as Laboratories Transition to Digital Dentistry

• Enhanced multi-material 3D printer enables production of several applications under a single 3D print job to accelerate time savings, reduce labor costs, and increase capacity for expanded applications • New Stratasys Objet260 Dental 3D Printer is one of the only reliable, multi-material lab production solutions with "3-in-1 printing" efficiency and future-proof upgradeability for tomorrow's custom mixed materials

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Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

Sierra Instruments announces the launch of its new flow energy solution for managing and optimizing flow measurement for industrial facilities of all sizes. It features Sierra's QuadraTherm 640i/780i thermal flow meters, their InnovaMass 240i/241i vortex flow meters, and their new InnovaSonic 207i ultrasonic flow meter. Designed, built, and calibrated in the USA by Sierra, the Big-3TM share the same revolutionary Raptor firmware and many of the same software apps. They are a complete flow energy solution for flows like compressed air, natural gas, steam, and hot and chilled water. Together, they set a new standard in ease-of-purchase, performance, accuracy, reliability, and ease of use.

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Emulate3D Inc.

Emulate3D Inc.

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