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Carbon and Ford Expand Collaboration to Digitally Manufacture New Durable, End-Use Parts

The parts include Ford Focus HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Cooling) Lever Arm Service Parts, Ford F-150 Raptor Auxiliary Plugs for a niche market, and Ford Mustang GT500 Electric Parking Brake Brackets.

Top 3 Manufacturing Predictions for 2019

As the manufacturing industry continues to grow and evolve, we’re seeing more focus being put on smart machines, IIoT and Industry 4.0. This is not a trend that is going away any time soon.

The Power of Lean Manufacturing

As a systematic way to increase efficiency and better please customers, lean principles run counter to traditional mass-production practices. Yet, they allow small and medium businesses to consistently increase quality while decreasing costs.

Case Study: Programmable Model 25SP Saves the Day!

EPC’s Accu-CoderPro™ programmable encoders are specifically designed for the challenges of an industrial environment. Contained within the rugged, industrial housing is an advanced set of electronics that allow the encoders to be programmed to your exact application need

Syncfab Presents Blockchain Solution With Sap, Boeing Panel at IOT Tech Expo 2018

Distributed ledgers allow authentication with just one single, unique entry for every part, user, or supplier, thereby increasing accuracy and cost savings when it comes to inventory management.

Automate 2019, the Launch Pad Startup Competition and the Future of Automation

What’s really encouraging is the expanded use by small and medium sized companies who are just beginning to automate as a result of their interest in using automation to become stronger global competitors.

Can a 3D Printer Build a Rocket?

NASA has successfully tested its first rocket engine component made through 3D printing. The 3D printed component produced a breathtaking 20,000 pounds of thrust.

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Washtenaw Community College to showcase advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity programs at NAIAS

"Everything done to this vehicle was something that our students can learn in a class today, and it was done on equipment that is being used in the workplace today," said Advanced Transportation Center Director Al Lecz.

University of Tampere and VTT to lead robotisation of SMEs with a total funding of EUR 32 million

Within the next few years, robotics to enable agile production will be developed in Tampere, Finland in two projects under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme with a combined budget of EUR 32 million. The projects are coordinated by the University of Tampere and VTT, respectiv

OMRON Showcases The Harmony Between Humans And Machines With The Largest, Most Advanced Interactive Exhibit Of AI, Robotics & Automation At CES 2019

Global technology leader returns with AI-equipped table tennis tutor and a glimpse at the factory floor of the near-future, in which humans and machines work collaboratively

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Brooks Instrument SLA5800 Mass Flow Controller with EtherNet/IP

Industry-leading SLA5800 Series MFC features another high-speed Ethernet-based communication protocol with enhanced diagnostics to improve process functions

Maxiforja digitalizes operations with the Siemens Digital Innovation platform

- Strategic partnership between Siemens and Maxiforja helps ensure competitiveness in the development of forged products through use of the integrated digital innovation platform - Maxiforja adopts multiple solutions to achieve increased productivity and shortened development time

PTC Helps Customers Realize Value of IoT Quickly Through World-Class Customer Success Program and Innovative Offerings

Company Receives Prestigious Award Recognizing Customer Success Best Practices and Commitment to Successful Customer Outcomes

University and Community First to Partner in Midwest to Utilize Innovative 3D Additive Manufacturing Technology to Explore Applications in Medical Device Manufacturing

Grand Valley State University and the applied Medical Device Institute awarded half-million-dollar grant from the Grand Rapids SmartZone for two-and-a-half-year investigation into the use of 3D printing for final medical device manufacturing

NSL Analytical is Proud to Serve as a New Member of America Makes

America Makes is a public-private membership organization that provides vision, leadership, and tools to its members.

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Markforged:  Buyer's Guide to 3D Printing for Manufacturing

Markforged: Buyer's Guide to 3D Printing for Manufacturing

3D printing has become a powerful force in today's manufacturing industry from prototyping to tooling and fixtures to custom, end-use parts. Many businesses struggle to find the right solutions to fit their needs and provide ROI. Selecting the right platform to prevent manufacturing roadblocks is vital to optimizing your manufacturing line productivity. Download the all new buyer's guide to help you evaluate the benefits of 3D printing and dispel misconceptions, understand the pros/cons of various 3D printing processes and materials, and assess the key considerations in selecting a 3D printer.

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Omron Automation

Omron Automation

Omron Automation is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety, and more. Established in 1933 and currently headed by President Yoshihito Yamada, Omron's 36,000 employees help businesses solve problems with creativity in more than 110 countries. Learn more at omron247.com. Microscan Systems is now a valued part of the Omron family.