Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
Professional 3D Printing and Windform® composite materials used in the manufacturing of two innovative aero-elastic wind tunnel demonstrators
Professional 3D printing has revolutionized the entire process of construction and verification of the parts allowing the following: faster production speed and possibility of optimizing the internal shape of these aerodynamic sections.
With the arrival of 5G technology, the manufacturing industry faces its biggest transformation yet. Safer, flexible and more efficient manufacturing systems will be possible thanks to the ultra-low-latency and reliability of 5G connectivity.
Recently, the manufacturing sector has discovered the potential of AR and VR in cutting costs and increasing safety and productivity. But what exactly are the applications of this revolutionary technologies in the factory?
Modern manufacturers face key challenges to reaching their Industry 4.0 potential. MarkLogic knows data is your greatest asset to better serve customers, improve products, and navigate those complex environments.
To keep up with an ever-changing manufacturing supply chain landscape, it is imperative that organizations find the right price management tool to centralize such massive amounts of pricing data and comprehensively and accurately recommend price changes.
The industry consistently says that, to support growth, it needs education and training. Part of that is for a manufacturer to understanding AM but part of that is for AM experts to understand manufacturing.
In part three of this article series, we highlight the overall valuation process, as well as an analysis of factors both internal and external to the business. Here are part one and part two of this series.
Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Stories
DS3 is a self-contained start-to-finish production facility for vertical and horizontal machining centers and double-column machining centers. This is the third smart factory investment by Okuma.
The increase in the demand for open source Linux software & RTOS software is expected to offer a lucrative growth to the embedded software market.
Though the prospect of manufacturing hearts and other organs via a 3D bioprinter is likely a decade away, the July launch is a significant milestone in that quest.
Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol Launches a New Line of DeviceMaster® Industrial Gateways That Support EtherNet/IP to Modbus Communication
The new gateways enable EtherNet/IP controllers-such as CIP complaint controllers that support Class 1 and Class 3 connections, including PLCs, HMIs, SCADA systems, and OPC servers-to connect to Modbus master controllers.
Spanning the Production Efficiency and Data Analytics & Cloud hubs on the show floor, the Siemens presence will demonstrate how manufacturers can successfully leverage Industry 4.0 technology to gain competitive advantage in a rapidly transforming value chain.
SERG to represent Cementex in the Southeast U.S.
100 days since the launch of the 3D Factory Incubator in Barcelona: high occupancy and 15,000 3D pieces printed
• 20 incubated companies in 100 days and a new bid opens for new machinery because of high demand • The current call for interested projects remains open as the goal is to incubate 100 companies in 5 years • The first European High-Tech 3D Incubator was inaugurated by the Minister Pedro Duque this past February
YANTRA SELECTS GUIDANCE AUTOMATION TO PROVIDE ADVANCED "NATURAL FEATURE" NAVIGATION FOR THEIR MOBILE ROBOTIC SYSTEMS
Guidance Automation (guidanceautomation.com), award-winning pioneer in Guidance, Navigation and Control technologies, enables Mobile Robotic System manufacturer, Yantra (yantrallp.com), to upgrade their vehicle navigation options to include industry-proven Natural Feature navigation.
Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product
Need to increase safety? Are you using light curtains? Is space a concern? Dynatect's Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door combines safety technology, speed, and a physical barrier to isolate hazardous operations. Use of a physical barrier with safety sensors can save up to 30 square feet of manufacturing space. Using the ANSI minimum safety distance formula, the Gortite® VF Door limits the depth penetration factor and average approach speed, allowing closer location of the safeguarding device. Unlike light curtains, which can't contain process hazards, an automated machine safety door can isolate common workplace debris. This physical barrier is designed to contain process driven hazards such as weld sparks, UV flash, and light debris. Thus, the operator can maintain closer proximity to the work area improving ergonomics and productivity.
Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company
Using more than 80 years' experience, Russell Finex manufactures powder handlers, filtration systems, sieves and separators for the AM industry to improve product quality, enhance productivity, safeguard worker health and ensure powders are contamination-free. As additive production and manufacturing continue to develop and expand throughout the world, Russell Finex has the global presence and infrastructure to support its customers anywhere, serving 140+ countries.