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Siemens invests in new 3D-printing facility in UK

- Investment of €30 million in state-of-the-art 3D-printing factory - Creation of more than 50 new advanced manufacturing jobs at Materials Solutions in Worcester - Part of Siemens' strategy to build a global AM services business - New AM factory will be fully powered b

PlastiComp Part of Team Working to Accelerate Development of Affordable Carbon Fiber Composites

Using the engineering software validated by the Pacific Northwest National Lab lead team, manufacturers will be able to “see” what the structural characteristics of proposed carbon fiber composites designs would be like before it’s molded.

Top Practices for a Top-Performing Production Floor

There are three areas where best practices help top-performing manufacturers concentrate their efforts: Production planning and scheduling, Production management, Quality

Three Industrial Internet of Things Macro Trends of 2018

Fully connected machines eliminate the need for post-production stress tests. The end users locations becomes the test environment. The varying use cases of each deployment create variations in the testing.

Modified, 3D-printable Alloy Shows Promise for Flexible Electronics, Soft Robots

Researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Engineering have taken a key step toward the rapid manufacture of flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots.

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New Story and ICON Unveil First Permitted 3D-Printed Home Created for the Developing World

3D Printing Technologies Set to Transform Global Homelessness with 600-800 Square Foot Homes Printed in Under 24 Hours for $4000 in Underserved Communities

Swinburne to establish world first Industry 4.0 Testlab

Swinburne has received a record $135 million grant from engineering giant Siemens to digitise its Factory of the Future and create Australia’s first fully immersed Industry 4.0 facility.

buildPl8 Manufacturing Launches Cloud Based 3d Printing Factory

"InventoryBot has been a year in the making and has tools that provide users with everything from 'direct print' to the management of complex multi-part product construction. It is THE solution for small manufacturers looking to outsource parts creation,"

How Executives Around The World View Industry 4.0

Forbes Insights With Deloitte: . To better understand the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s impact on business, Forbes Insights and Deloitte surveyed more than 1,600 executives in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA for “The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Here—Are You R

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The winner will be awarded on September 28 in Cernobbio with 5,000 euro

Omron Microscan to Showcase Wide-Ranging Solutions Portfolio at the Vision Show

Omron Microscan, your trusted partner in automation and machine vision solutions, will demonstrate the breadth and customizability of its machine vision portfolio with applications ranging from miniature, embedded cameras for the life sciences to rugged and powerful technology ideal for the automotive industry.

Sensors Expo & Conference Opens Registration for 2018 Event

Expanded event features IoT Connectivity Ecosystem Program and co-located conferences for Medical Sensors Design & Autonomous Vehicle Sensors

Desktop Metal Closes $65 Million in New Financing Led by Ford, Bringing Total Investment to Date to $277 Million

Company Also Announces Ford CTO to Join Desktop Metal's Board of Directors

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Emrah Celik, Ph.D., an assistant professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Miami (UM), has been awarded the Randy Stevens Scholarship. Daniel Delgado Camacho, who is pursuing a master's degree in Structural Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), has been awarded the Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship.

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Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

Sierra Instruments announces the launch of its new flow energy solution for managing and optimizing flow measurement for industrial facilities of all sizes. It features Sierra's QuadraTherm 640i/780i thermal flow meters, their InnovaMass 240i/241i vortex flow meters, and their new InnovaSonic 207i ultrasonic flow meter. Designed, built, and calibrated in the USA by Sierra, the Big-3TM share the same revolutionary Raptor firmware and many of the same software apps. They are a complete flow energy solution for flows like compressed air, natural gas, steam, and hot and chilled water. Together, they set a new standard in ease-of-purchase, performance, accuracy, reliability, and ease of use.

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CENIT North America Inc.

CENIT North America Inc.

CENIT provides state-of-the-art software and service components to develop and implement reality-based digital manufacturing solutions. Our simulation suite contains all necessary tools for system integration companies and end users in the areas of sales and marketing, robot & work cell offline programming and simulation, controller validation / virtual commissioning as well as factory simulation.