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2019 Deloitte and MAPI Smart Factory Study: Capturing Value Along the Digital Journey

Although 2011 is considered the unofficial start of the fourth industrial revolution, U.S. manufacturers have reported zero average growth in labor productivity over the past five years — despite continual improvements in equipment, software and management approaches.

PACK EXPO 2019 - Unitronics

Our solution for the packaging industry eliminates the complicated operations traditionally associated with automation and enables you to integrate all systems and manage them using one single source. Visit us at Booth LS-6863.

PACK EXPO 2019 - Butler Automatic

Booth C-3238. This year Butler is showcasing our Ease of Use Enhancements on our core product – the SP1 Automatic Splicer.

Predictive Maintenance – A Powerful First Step Towards Adopting AI for Manufacturing

Among the wealth of use cases for AI & ML in manufacturing, one rises above the rest in terms of feasibility and impact – predictive maintenance. Predictive maintenance addresses the age-old challenge of ensuring maximum availability of critical manufacturing systems.

Scarcity of Attention: The Most Significant Marketing Challenge of Our Time

Manufacturers at a marketing crossroads discover the power of a simplified message, repeated relentlessly.

How to Make Sense of Machine Data in Smart Factory 101

The idea of machine to machine communication has raised the initial excitement and high hopes but now owners of mid-size and small factories ask: “What’s next? How do I start adopting these technologies in my factory?”

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PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PACK EXPO takes place in Las Vegas, NV September 23rd - 25th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Receives $25 Million Award to Bring Cold Spray 3D Printing Techniques to the Battlefield

Funding from the Army will support advanced work on cold spray; the portable repair and manufacturing technique could increase the readiness of military vehicles and other units.

Supplier Selection Criteria When Sourcing an Additive Manufacturing Solution

Today, there are numerous options when looking to source an additive manufacturing (AM) / 3D printing platform, and it can be confusing for potential users attempting to select the best fit for their specific endeavours.

Siemens and Dassault Systèmes Take Top Spots in ABI Research's Manufacturing Simulation Software Competitive Assessment

ABI Research chose these vendors for the assessment due to their simulation capabilities in discrete manufacturing specifically, where software is used to simulate physical processes digitally to optimize engineering, planning, and operations on the factory floor.

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BIG DATA, INDUSTRY 4.0, ROBOTICS AND MACHINE LEARNING TO BE FOCUS OF THE 2019 QUALITY SHOW

Deb Andree from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems to Deliver Keynote

CRP USA speaker at CAMX 2019 with successful use of AM in Motorsport

CRP USA will be attending CAMX 2019 as speaker. The speech is set for 26th September, 11:30 AM, at the Anaheim Convention Center room 210B, in the category: "Current technology in Manufacturing and Materials". The paper examines how the use of professional 3D printing combined to high performance composite material Windform® SP helped a Motorsports team to break a long-standing at Bonneville Speed Week.

Blueprint Launches Technology Enablement Program - Helping Businesses More Fully Adopt Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys consulting firm unveils "Think Additively" program, going beyond Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) and connecting 3D printing to business transformation initiatives

I4MS Issues a Training Tool on Digital Skills for the EU Manufacturing Sector

The I4MS online training catalogue is issued for delivering support to European SMEs on their digitalization process by providing the most in-demand skills in the manufacturing sector to aid them to remain competitive internationally through the development of staff in the field.

Analog Devices Launches Isolation Technology to Maximize Power Efficiency and Minimize Emissions as Factories Migrate to Industry 4.0

The ADuM4122, an isolated, dual-drive strength output driver that uses iCoupler® technology, empowers designers to harness the benefits of higher efficiency power switch technologies.

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Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Humans and robots can now share tasks - and this new partnership is on the verge of revolutionizing the production line. Today's drivers like data-driven services, decreasing product lifetimes and the need for product differentiation are putting flexibility paramount, and no technology is better suited to meet these needs than the Omron TM Series Collaborative Robot. With force feedback, collision detection technology and an intuitive, hand-guided teaching mechanism, the TM Series cobot is designed to work in immediate proximity to a human worker and is easier than ever to train on new tasks.

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Sierra Instruments, Inc.

Sierra Instruments, Inc.

Sierra manufacturers high performance mass flow meters and controllers for nearly any gas, liquid, or steam. Customers choose Sierra when they need an accurate and repeatable flow measurement, short delivery lead times, expert flow advice, and long term support.