Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
Could Energy-Harvesting Technology Power IoT Devices of the Future?
It’s particularly challenging to be too reliant on battery-powered IoT devices in industries like manufacturing and logistics. Many factories now have 24/7 operations, meaning there are no feasible downtime periods for recharging.
Predictive Quality Analytics in Manufacturing: How AI and Machine Learning are Transforming the Industry
With predictive analytics quality management, manufacturers may now identify and avoid quality issues before they arise by utilizing cutting-edge technology like AI and machine learning (ML), which has significantly improved productivity and profitability.
The 8 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing
The lean manufacturing methodology chiefly revolves around minimizing production times and raising efficiency by eliminating waste. In this post, we go through the 8 principal wastes in lean manufacturing and see how manufacturing software can help to address them.
Refurbishing Instead of Replacing
With cutting rings, a shearing tool removes the worn edges before they are built back up with 3D printing. Finally, the cutting rings are machined to the final shape.
One Sweet Machine
From candy to coffee beans, AD Process Equipment’s confectionery equipment applies coatings that make food taste better. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS helps them do so more efficiently.
Successful Conversion of a Vehicle Assembly With Electric Monorail System
The challenges that arose during the course of the project and how they were overcome are reported by the departments involved. The end result was a system with brilliant production performance.
The Importance of OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) Data in Manufacturing
All manufacturers are operating in an environment of global competition. In order to compete – manufacturers must be highly efficient and continuously improving. OEE is a proven effective metric in an ongoing program of continuous improvement.
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Understanding the Role of Machine Vision in Industry 4.0
Today it is being applied to diverse areas such as monitoring processes for predictive maintenance, and robotic guidance that makes it possible for robots to safely work with and respond to human interactions.
Strategies for Optimizing Supply Chain with Automation
The pandemic brought supply chain to the forefront, leading companies to seek AI, analytics, and automation solutions for efficiency and meeting demand. Machine Learning predicts demand and AI/automation boosts quality and monitors events.
5 Ways You Can Improve Your Manufacturing Operations with a Data-First Strategy
By going digital and adopting a data-first strategy, manufacturing leaders can transform their operations and better prepare themselves for the future.
Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines
GROB Systems Announces Compact, Versatile and Economical Robot Cell
The introduction of the GRC-R12 robot cell broadens GROB's range of automation solutions for creating flexible manufacturing cells.
Ultimation Adds Curved Conveyors to its Quick-Ship Offerings for Greater Material Handling Flexibility
Motor-driven roller curves allow manufacturers and distributors to easily create full-loop systems for better space utilization
Automate 2023 Announces Powerhouse Lineup of Keynote Speakers
Leaders from Michigan State University, NASA, Siemens, MIT and Ericsson to share insights on machine learning, 5G, digitization, team building, and more
Patti Engineering Unveils New Logo and Website in 2023 Rebranding Project
Patti Engineering unveils its 2023 rebranding project, complete with a sleek new logo and a redesigned website. The changes reflect the company's commitment to excellence, innovation, and cutting-edge technologies. Discover the improvements made to the website and learn about Patti Engineering's continued dedication to providing exceptional solutions for their clients.
Xometry Brings Instant Quoting To Alibaba Group's 1688.com On-Demand Manufacturing Services
• Xometry's AI-Powered Instant Quoting Engine Is Exclusive Provider Of Real-time Pricing, Lead Times on 1688.com • The Integration Will Help Chinese Companies Instantly Source Suppliers For Critical Manufacturing Projects • Provides Another Means To Strengthen Local Supply Chain Resiliency • Drives Innovation By Digitizing A Once-Laborious Process, Allowing Goods To Get To Market Faster
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