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5 Critical Challenges That Your Supply Chain May Face

The main essence of a supply chain is to deliver the right product to the right people at the right time. While it may sound simple, it is difficult to achieve.

Decoding Business Valuation: What Manufacturers Need to Know (Part 4)

In the final article of this series, we highlight the three business valuation approaches, as well as the level of value adjustments, and provide a final summary of what manufacturers need to know about business valuation.

Automatic Truck Loading for a Variety of Industries

With fewer docks required because each dock can handle higher volumes, the automatic unloading system processes up to 6,000 parcels per hour which means that the maximum capacity of the sorting machines can be utilized achieving optimal overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

SME, Stratasys Announce Winners of FANUC-Inspired SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

SME created the Additive Manufacturing Competition to attract and introduce the younger generation to emerging technologies that manufacturers have adopted over the past few years.

The Business Case for Metal AM

The growing number of industrialisation questions are indicative of a growing maturity in the marketplace. AM machines are moving out of prototyping applications and research laboratories and into mainstream production manufacturing.

A Realist’s Prediction for the Future Factory

When determining the rate of adoption of new technologies, the Gartner hype cycle is a good point of reference. The hype cycle for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), however, shouldn’t be confused with general IoT, which applies to consumer IoT technology.

Industry 4.0 Strategy and Design for Additive Manufacturing

With all the buzz about these new design tools, there is still quite a bit of ground left to be covered in ensuring these next-generation designs are actually manufacturable. That is where we can really shine.

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STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator Announces Second-Annual Class

- 2019 Accelerator continues focus on additive manufacturing and expands to include sustainable packaging solutions. - Selected companies will relocate to Stanley Black & Decker's new Manufactory 4.0 Center in Hartford, CT for three months

U.S. Army Research Lab Selects 3D Systems to Develop World's Largest, Fastest Metal Powder 3D Printer

United States government invests $15 million towards the development of the next generation of metal 3D printing technology - advancing U.S. competitiveness and national security.

Stäubli Technology Days to Showcase the Latest Robotics and Connector Solutions

Open house event will present innovations for automotive manufacturers and packaging, pharmaceutical and food processing industries

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AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA Announces Free Advanced Manufacturing Technology Symposium - July 30, 2019

Learn about the latest techniques, developments and manufacturing solutions

Russell Finex - Screening plastic pellets with vibratory round separators

Polymer and adhesive manufacturer Lucite International Ltd. installs circular ultrasonic separators in its new polymer bead production plant

Increasing the Productivity of Metal AM

nTopology's partnership with Betatype yields 28% reduction in build time for rocket nozzle part, proving intelligent design and complex functionality can go hand in hand with increased productivity with Metal AM

binder USA Introduces Series 813, M12 L-Coded Connector: A Male Cable Connector for DC Power Supply Applications

The Series 813 M12 L-coded connector is a panel-mount connector with single wires. (Standard wire length is 200 mm; other lengths are available upon request.) The screw locking mechanism meets the IEC 61076-2-111 standard.

Top Chinese Machine Vision Application Provider

Top Chinese Machine Vision Application Provider

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Emulate3D Engineering Software Creates Your Advantage

Emulate3D Engineering Software Creates Your Advantage

Emulate3D software helps you model and test your AMHS solutions rapidly. Use Demo3D to create running models quickly, then generate videos, stills, or view the models in virtual reality at the click of a button. Sim3D enables you to carry out experimental test runs to select optimal solutions and the most robust operating strategy, and Emulate3D Controls Testing is the best way to debug your PLCs offline, and off the project's critical path. Connect to major PLCs, import CAD, and plug into HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to produce awesome models!

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Rittal North America

Rittal North America

Rittal North America LLC, headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, is the U.S. subsidiary of Rittal GmbH & Co. KG and manufactures the world's leading industrial and IT enclosures, racks and accessories, including high efficiency, high density power management and climate control systems for industrial, data center, outdoor and hybrid applications. Rittal's off-the-shelf standard, modified standard and custom-engineered products are known throughout the world as high-quality, affordable solutions for practically any industrial or IT infrastructure application - from single enclosures to comprehensive systems.