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4 Best Practices for OEMs to Drive Double-digit Growth in 2018

After years of focusing on supply chain and operational initiatives, OEMs are now turning their sights to aftermarket growth. In fact, a recent TSC survey shows that for 46% of service leaders, Service Revenue will be the top initiative for 2018.

Projection Welding of Fasteners to Hot Boron Stamped Components

There are a number of manufacturing issues that come up when projection welding fasteners onto hot stamped boron steel components. In most cases, the weld nuts and studs used are considerably softer than the 1500 MPa stamping.

3D Systems Helps to Bring 250-Year Old Dragons Roaring Back to Life

- 72 large-scale, lightweight dragons restored to The Great Pagoda at Kew after more than 250-year absence using 3D printing - Most extensive use of 3D printing on a UNESCO renovation

Excelling in Today’s Challenging Global Steel Marketplace

How POSCO is addressing market obstacles and protecting its vital steel production assets from corrosion.

Making Time for Holthinrichs Watches

Holthinrichs Watches is working with a Renishaw Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centre to build up knowledge about the potential of metal additive manufacturing (AM) and to speed up the overall manufacturing process for high-end, limited-edition watches.

Are We Preparing Our Workforce for Industry 4.0?

Unless we start investing in digital tools that connect our workers and help foster knowledge sharing and communication, we are not helping them take on more advanced equipment and complex problem solving.

How Weighing can Improve Production in Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing primarily focuses on eliminating waste of different kinds. Let us look at the seven ‘wastes’ that plague various industrial processes and how you can eliminate them by using industrial scales.

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ABB launches OmniCore, a new era of digital robot control to increase flexibility, reliability and performance

New ABB OmniCore™ robot controller family offers broadest motion control options, more tailored solutions for the connected “Factory of the Future”

10 Trends in Digital Manufacturing Revealed in Latest Industrial IoT Survey Jointly Conducted by SME and Plataine

New digital manufacturing survey, completed by nearly 400 C-level manufacturers, reveals 10 trends changing the Industry IoT landscape and building the digital factory.

Sciaky, Inc. and Concurrent Technologies Corporation Enter Strategic Partnership to Expand the Reach of Metal Additive Manufacturing

Sciaky, Inc. and Concurrent Technologies Corporation Enter Strategic Partnership to Expand the Reach of Metal Additive Manufacturing

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Moving your Control Forward - VFD from Unitronics

VFD launch expands Unitronics offerings to motion control

Cloudleaf Launches Next Iteration of Intelligent Sensor Grid Powering Digitized Commerce at the Edge

Continuous Edge Processing Exceeds 100 Million Data-Points/Day, Generating 70 Million Predictive Insights/Week And Delivering Unprecedented ROI for Global Enterprises

Bally Ribbon Mills Announces Safety Webbing and Tapes for Fall

Ideal for applications requiring high temperature fully engineered safety solutions

Techniplas Deploys Sharebot 3D Printers Throughout its Manufacturing Facilities Worldwide

Move Designed to Maximize Manufacturing Efficiencies and Company Agility, Empowering Each Factory to 3D Print Own Assembly Line Tools, Fixtures, Jigs, Gauges, Robotic Arm Attachments; Company Expects to Reduce Assembly Line Tooling Fabrication Expenses by 70% and Compress Delivery Time from Months to Days

Midwest Prototyping Expands to Colorado Location, Acquires Tenere's Rapid Prototyping Division

The acquisition comes as a productive solution to offer rapid prototyping services in the Colorado area after Tenere, a contract manufacturer of custom metal and plastic components and assemblies, ended its rapid prototyping services earlier this year.

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FASTSUITE - Focus on efficiency in Digital Factory

FASTSUITE - Focus on efficiency in Digital Factory

With two product lines, FASTSUITE for V5, which is seamlessly integrated with CATIA/DELMIA V5, and FASTSUITE Edition 2, a standalone platform, the areas of OLP (offline programming), manufacturing simulation and virtual commissioning are the core of our business activities. Our applications and solutions are not only focused on real customer needs, but they are also designed to improve efficiency and quality of our customers' manufacturing processes. No matter if the process is just about offline programming of a single robot at a small job-shop company or about the validation of a complete production line at an Automotive or Aerospace OEM. We strive to ensure a constant quality of our services and to provide the best possible support to our worldwide customers. Therefore we have established three digital manufacturing hubs around the world. All our teams have a proven expertise on manufacturing process integration and profound IT implementation skills.

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CENIT North America Inc.

CENIT North America Inc.

CENIT provides state-of-the-art software and service components to develop and implement reality-based digital manufacturing solutions. Our simulation suite contains all necessary tools for system integration companies and end users in the areas of sales and marketing, robot & work cell offline programming and simulation, controller validation / virtual commissioning as well as factory simulation.