Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Grasping the Importance of High-Performance, Industry-Ready Handheld Scanners

Handheld barcode scanners are essential whenever specific products, clinical samples or work-in-progress (WIP) parts need to be reliably tracked without the luxury of a fully automated system.

40% of Small Manufacturers Likely to Hire this Year

The majority of small manufacturers in the US are more optimistic about the market in the near future than they were a year ago. 60% of small manufacturers surveyed said that their business would either mildly or strongly increase this month vs. the same month last year.

Marked for Life: A Glance at Some Common Direct Part Marking Methods

Depending on how long a part or product needs to remain traceable, the relative permanence of various marking methods could be a game-changer. In the aerospace industry, for instance, parts could be in use for as long as 30 years.

How a Less than $100 Part Could Save U.S. Manufacturing

The High Torque retention knob is longer by design to reach deeper into the threaded bore of the toolholder. As a result, all thread engagement occurs in a region of the toolholder where there is a thicker cross-section of material to resist deformation.

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RAPID + TCT 2018

RAPID + TCT 2018 took place in Fort Wort, TX April 24th - 26th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Tulip Launches the Industry's First Digital Manufacturing Quick-Start Kit

Factory Kit leverages Tulip's award-winning Manufacturing App Platform, which brings the power of Industrial IoT and advanced analytics to the front-line engineer and the associate on the shop floor.

Stratasys Rolls out Industry Certification Program in North America, Designed to Bridge the Additive Manufacturing Skills Gap

Built alongside respected educational institutions, initiative sets new standards for excellence and consistency across additive manufacturing training and education

VTT has 3D printed a smart metal part: a step towards artificial intelligence

VTT's proof of concept demo showed that a range of sensors or smart identifications can be added to 3D printed metal parts during manufacture, in order to track the performance and condition of machines or devices, or verify the authenticity of the parts.

Simio's 8 Reasons to Adopt Industry 4.0

As a provider of Production Scheduling software to many Smart Factories, Simio is often asked about the benefits of embracing Industry 4.0

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Stäubli Showcases Safe, Reliable Quick Couplings at OTC 2018

Stäubli's non-spill, quick-release couplings and wide range of dependable quick connection systems have established it as an industry leader

SME Releases Medical Additive Manufacturing 2018 Annual Report

Industry Collaboration Leads to Extraordinary Strides in Growth

ITEAM Platform Launched to Evaluate Feasibility of Additively Manufacturing Parts

SME, Florida Institute of Technology and other industry partners developed evaluation tools and repository of machine/material capabilities

Thermo Scientific Explorer 4 Additive Scanning Electron Microscope Delivers First Dedicated Solution for 3D Printing Process Control

High-resolution imaging and elemental analysis permit fast, accurate characterization of powdered raw materials and inspection of finished parts.

Panasonic Is Exhibiting Latest Connected Supply Chain Solutions for Industry 4.0 Realization at CeMAT 2018 Trade Fair in Germany

Introducing product management and robotic solutions which maximize efficiency at each step of the supply chain from factory to warehouse and on to delivery

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EXAIR Product News Understanding Compressed Air Safety and Savings

EXAIR Product News Understanding Compressed Air Safety and Savings

Why is compressed air safety a concern? Compressed air is commonly referred to as the "fourth utility" because it is very common as a resource within manufacturing, mining and processing environments. Are there regulations that govern the use of compressed air? Yes, OSHA has two important standards relevant to compressed air. Standard 29 CFR 1910.242(b) is specific to compressed air use for cleaning and states - "Compressed air shall not be used for cleaning purposes except where reduced to less than 30 p.s.i. and then only with effective chip guarding and personal protective equipment. How do EXAIR's engineered air nozzles work? Air Nozzles use the Coanda effect to amplify compressed airflow up to 25 times or more. The air is always ejected so it can vent safely, well below OSHA dead end pressure requirements, should the nozzle end be blocked. Learn more now.

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Robotmaster (Hypertherm Inc.)

Robotmaster (Hypertherm Inc.)

Robotmaster seamlessly integrates robot programming, simulation and program generation using industry proven CAD/CAM tools typical of CNC Manufacturing. Optimized and error-free programming for such tasks as trimming, 3D machining, de-burring, polishing, welding, dispensing, grinding and painting.