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Emerson sweetens bid for Rockwell Automation to $29 billion

Greg Roumeliotis for Reuters: The new offer follows Rockwell’s rejections of Emerson’s overtures for much of this year.

Things You Didn't Know About 3D Printing

There are advances happening every day with 3D printing, such as medical solutions, shoes and other apparel, houses and even food. 3D Printing has quickly changed our way of living with its unexpected uses.

Top Smart Factory Capabilities Today for the Manufacturers of Tomorrow

Overall, the capabilities afforded by IIoT mean that these technologies are not just short-term investments or solutions to immediate problems; rather, they enable continuous improvement by providing companies with the ability to solve new problems as they arise—compoundin

Food and Beverage Survey Shows Increasing Output is a Major Driver for Integrating Robots

Adding robot systems to any stage in food and beverage manufacturing will help to increase throughput. Robots work consistently, around-the-clock allowing for dependable production rates. The latest innovations increase production flexibility and decrease changeover time.

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Special Tradeshow Coverage for FABTECH 2017

FABTECH 2017 will be held from November 6th - 9th in Chicago, Illinois. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Can US Boost Manufacturing 25% By 2025?

Industry Week: A new McKinsey report predicts that manufacturing GDP would climb to $3 trillion in real terms by 2025—a boost of some $530 billion, or 20%, above the current trend.

Test Drive Watson IoT in Factory Simulation

John Hitch for Industry Week: IBM's Watson IoT sees all and might even know it all. In a new simulation, you can feel what it likes to have it working for you.

3D Printer Farms And Robotics Start Pointing To Future Of Manufacturing

TJ McCue for Forbes: Many relatively small companies are providing printers and software for these new 3D print clusters, or farms, as many call them.

Britain must embrace 'Industry 4.0' as robots can create thousands of jobs, says report

Purvai Dua for London Loves Business: Britain’s manufacturing sector could add £455bn over the next decade and create thousands of jobs if it unlocks the fourth industrial revolution

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Leading2Lean's Groundbreaking Lean Execution System Enhanced with the Release of Kaizen and Yokoten Software Product Allow Customers to Achieve Continuous Improvement

"Manufacturing is evolving quickly and the winners in this fast-changing landscape are the companies that recognize and act on the fact that true Lean performance comes from leveraging not only technology, but also human creativity and problem solving,"

Innovative additive powder recycling system from Russell Finex

The award-winning Russell AMPro Sieve Station offers the ultimate powder handling solution to ensure the quality of AM powders

Allied Machine & Engineering Now Offers AccuThread™ T3

Increased tool life when machining hardened materials

Gen4 Ionizing Point Delivers Precision Static Elimination

EXAIR's new Gen4™ Ionizing Point delivers a high concentration of positive and negative ions to neutralize static electricity without requiring compressed air. This compact and shockless static eliminator is the ideal way to eliminate static electricity problems occurring in small spaces. They are ideal to keep small parts or products separate or from sticking to other surfaces. Gen4 Ionizing Points can protect sensors, eliminate improper readings of sensitive electronics, keep powder filling nozzles clear of clogs and prevent jamming, tearing or dust attraction on slitting, winding, rewinding, ink jetting and silk screening applications.

What is the value of bucket elevators?

Materials management specialist Gough Engineering has created an infographic that follows the factory journey of everyday foods such as cereal, sweets and dog biscuits. The infographic highlights the value of using bucket elevators in the process and is available to download from Gough's website.

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Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

MICROMO launches the new MC3/MCS motion control family. The new high performance, intelligent controllers are optimized for use with FAULHABER motors, offer electronics for simple operation with state-of-the-art interfaces for multi-axis applications, and provide a motion control system solution with the most compact integration into industrial grade housing.

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US Digital

US Digital

US Digital has served the motion control marketplace for over 30 years with incremental and absolute optical encoders and inclinometers used for position feedback. Applications range from motor solutions and industrial automation to robotics, medical, solar and renewable energy. US Digital also specializes in custom solutions; with vertically integrated design and manufacturing capabilities, custom and standard products are delivered with best in industry lead times.