Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

How Technology Can Create Stronger Relationships Between Manufacturers and Customers

Customer service relationships apply to the supply chain in many ways. A manufacturer is in the middle of the chain and develops the products or services that then go on to the distributor, retailer and consumers.

MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF BIOPRINTING

3D bioprinting offers opportunities such as testing treatment for diseases using artificially affected tissues, and through using bioink, it’s much easier to solve problems on a patient-specific level, promoting simpler operations.

How Are Mechatronics and Industrial Automation Different?

Mechatronics and industrial automation are two fields that overlap to some extent. But they have their differences, too. Here's a definition of each, plus how they benefit the manufacturing sector.

Why 100% Accurate Technical Translation Is a Must for Manufacturers

Manufacturers routinely export around the world and with it, the product’s technical documentation. However, while products and the means of operating them are universally comprehensible, exactly how one should operate them isn’t assured.

Should You Partner With a Fulfillment Service?

If you’re in manufacturing, or if you oversee any part of a consumer goods or e-commerce supply chain, you know how many moving pieces there are in fulfillment.

The Benefits of Dust Collector Pulse Valves

Dust collector systems, like every product, have gone through technological upgrades and innovative changes to make them more valuable to the customer by eliminating more dust and particulates from the air.

Nanotechnology in Manufacturing

A series of breakthroughs in materials and design has allowed manufacturers to work at scales smaller than a billionth of a meter. At these sizes, it's possible to create devices and objects that typically aren't possible.

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Clayton & McKervey offers tips for business survival during COVID-19, including utilization of "rolling 13-week cash flow analysis"

The realities presented by the COVID-19 health crisis have businesses focused on survival. The most important step to take after ensuring the safety of the team is to protect the company’s cash position to the degree that’s possible.

LK HORIZONTAL-ARM CMM INSPECTS NEXT-GENERATION AUTOMOTIVE FIXTURES

RapidFit modular gaging and holding fixtures with 3D printed locators provide major benefits in vehicle manufacture.

Ensure the Quality of Food through innovative Sieving solutions

Foodborne illness is the global threat to the world. Associations and government bodies have put up strict guidelines to follow in the processing line. Therefore, manufacturers are bound to use hygienic food processing equipment to meet the regulations.

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"Nano" Primer Provides a Strong Foundation to Most Topcoats to Combat Rust in Highly Corrosive Environments

Low VOC, single- component primer converts rust into a protective layer and can be applied by any method, without the need to sandblast first

Sensata Technologies Launches New Low Noise, Solid State Relays

Low Noise Solid State Relays suitable for use in Professional Food Equipment and Commercial, Industrial and Home Appliances

Industrial Electric Gas Boosters Promise Quieter, Cleaner, Hassle-Free Operation in Oil and Gas

Innovative electric-powered units offer high-pressure, high flow rates along with advanced capabilities beyond traditional pneumatic and hydraulic units

ACU-RITE Offers New Features via Free Upgrade Download for its Popular DROs

This free upgrade promises to assist all users of current model ACU-RITE digital readouts to be more productive and efficient in their manufacturing, as well as continuing its tradition of ease-of-use.

Azul 3D Protects Healthcare Workers Facing COVID-19 Crisis-Printing 1,000 Face Shields Per Day Per Printer

Company Sets Goal to Combat Coronavirus by Producing 20,000 Shields Per Week

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Xcentric - Injection Molding Services

Xcentric - Injection Molding Services

Xcentric plastic injection molding services focus on rapid delivery of prototype and low-volume production components. Our production processes are streamlined such that we typically deliver first articles in less than 15 business days, and for simple expedited projects in as little as five days. At the other end of the spectrum, we frequently produce components for customers needing a few hundred thousand components as a bridge to higher productivity molds. Over time, we have earned a reputation for being able to handle highly complex projects, overmolding, custom insert molding, and other complicated projects much faster than with traditional tooling, often helping our clients get to market weeks, if not months earlier. At Xcentric, every mold is designed and fabricated and all production is run in one of our two Michigan-based facilities.

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Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols is a blogger and freelance science writer. She posts weekly on her blog, Schooled By Science, about the latest news in science and technology. When she isn't writing, Megan enjoys reading and hiking.