Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Growing Data Demand to Drive Digital Factory Market to US$111 billion in 2026

“Today, the global manufacturing sector has only started to adopt digital factory technologies, which will expand and change as factories get more connected, networked and flexible,” said Pierce Owen, Principal Analyst at ABI Research.

Three Advantages of Urethane Casting

Urethane casting is a manufacturing process for making prototype and low-volume parts by using a silicone mold to form urethane parts. The parts are made out of materials that are plastic-like or rubber-like.

Talking IMTS with Eplan USA

Booth #134424 - We will be highlighting Electric P8, Pro Panel and more of our software solutions.

Talking IMTS with Cenit Fastsuite

Booth #133331, East Building - FASTSUITE, CENIT’s software, supports system integration companies and end users in the areas of robot & work cell offline programming and simulation, controller validation. virtual commissioning as well as full factory simulation.

ManufacturingTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
IMTS 2018

IMTS 2018 takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL September 10th - 15th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Talking IMTS with Zaber

Booth #236479 - Linear Motor Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders. With the built-in controller, the X-LDQ-AE is a first of its kind - making set-up as easy as 1-2-3.

Talking IMTS with Rittal US

Booth #134424 - Rittal has the opportunity to demonstrate our full product line with the business unit extension Rittal Automation Systems together with sister companies EPLAN and CIDEON.

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Top Five Teams Win a Share of $100,000 in Virtual Modeling Stage of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Competition

Winning teams successfully created digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of a house on Mars using specialized software tools.

3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions Partnership to Redefine the Factory of the Future

New integrated additive and subtractive manufacturing solution will include automation and post-processing to provide more efficient, seamless workflows for advanced manufacturing

Manufacturers Are Concerned Skilled Labor Shortage Could Stymie Innovation, Finds L.E.K. Consulting Survey

Workforce Investments, Not Downsizing, Are Priority as Plans for Automation Increase

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As Carbon Fiber Applications Multiply, Stratasys Ships $70,000 3D Printer

Industrial 3D Printer is Dedicated to Carbon-Fiber-Filled Nylon 12 on Proven Industrial Platform

Chromasens Wide Field Of View 3D Machine Vision Camera Targeted at Auto Industry

Newest 3DPIXA 3D camera model has 55 Inch FOV

VISION: Focus on the latest objective developments

Globally leading manufacturers will present a wide range of products / Suitability for extended wavelengths and integration of liquid lenses in vogue

Penguin Composites & DMTC team up on advanced defense manufacturing

Penguin Composites, the Tasmanian firm experienced in manufacturing of composites products, has apparently revealed in a recent announcement that it has forged an alliance with Defense Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) to research the usability of hybrid composite materials in defense manufacturing.

Union Tech ,Inc Opens New Stereolithography (SL) Demonstration Center in Chicago Area

The Chicago area location allows easy access for visitors to UnionTech's stereolithography (SL) demonstration center. Early in the 2nd quarter of 2018, the staff opened the center at 761 North 17th St, Unit 29, St. Charles, Illinois, 60124.

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New M12 A-Coded Connectors from binder are now Ecolab and FDA certified

New M12 A-Coded Connectors from binder are now Ecolab and FDA certified

binder USA, LP, has expanded the M12 product family with the addition of the M12 A-Coded Connector, which is now certified for both Ecolab and FDA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 standards. The M12 A-Coded connectors are extraordinarily durable and IP69K-rated, ideal for harsh-duty and washdown applications in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Available in 3, 4, 5, 8, and 12 contacts, the high quality stainless steel locking rings (V4A) and gold contact plating can also withstand UV exposure and shock and vibration.

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Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols is a blogger and freelance science writer. She posts weekly on her blog, Schooled By Science, about the latest news in science and technology. When she isn't writing, Megan enjoys reading and hiking.