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GE and Microsoft expand partnership to accelerate IIoT adoption

Malek Murison for Internet of Business: GE and Microsoft will co-sell their combined IIoT solutions across a range of verticals. Meanwhile, GE will be harnessing Microsoft Azure to streamline its own business processes

4 Best Practices for OEMs to Drive Double-digit Growth in 2018

After years of focusing on supply chain and operational initiatives, OEMs are now turning their sights to aftermarket growth. In fact, a recent TSC survey shows that for 46% of service leaders, Service Revenue will be the top initiative for 2018.

Projection Welding of Fasteners to Hot Boron Stamped Components

There are a number of manufacturing issues that come up when projection welding fasteners onto hot stamped boron steel components. In most cases, the weld nuts and studs used are considerably softer than the 1500 MPa stamping.

Excelling in Today’s Challenging Global Steel Marketplace

How POSCO is addressing market obstacles and protecting its vital steel production assets from corrosion.

Making Time for Holthinrichs Watches

Holthinrichs Watches is working with a Renishaw Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centre to build up knowledge about the potential of metal additive manufacturing (AM) and to speed up the overall manufacturing process for high-end, limited-edition watches.

Are We Preparing Our Workforce for Industry 4.0?

Unless we start investing in digital tools that connect our workers and help foster knowledge sharing and communication, we are not helping them take on more advanced equipment and complex problem solving.

How Weighing can Improve Production in Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing primarily focuses on eliminating waste of different kinds. Let us look at the seven ‚Äėwastes‚Äô that plague various industrial processes and how you can eliminate them by using industrial scales.

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3D Systems Helps to Bring 250-Year Old Dragons Roaring Back to Life

- 72 large-scale, lightweight dragons restored to The Great Pagoda at Kew after more than 250-year absence using 3D printing - Most extensive use of 3D printing on a UNESCO renovation

ABB launches OmniCore, a new era of digital robot control to increase flexibility, reliability and performance

New ABB OmniCore‚ĄĘ robot controller family offers broadest motion control options, more tailored solutions for the connected ‚ÄúFactory of the Future‚ÄĚ

10 Trends in Digital Manufacturing Revealed in Latest Industrial IoT Survey Jointly Conducted by SME and Plataine

New digital manufacturing survey, completed by nearly 400 C-level manufacturers, reveals 10 trends changing the Industry IoT landscape and building the digital factory.

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Trust Automation To Provide Cybersecurity Solutions For Legacy Industrial Control Systems

AICS brings autonomous, real-time cybersecurity measures to the legacy ICS networks that still control much of the United States' critical energy, water and transportation infrastructure.

Emerson Completes Aventics Acquisition

Deal expands Emerson's reach in the fluid control and pneumatic devices space

Renishaw to Feature InfiniAM Spectral Software at IMTS 2018

Developed for use on Renishaw systems, the software package helps AM users gain a greater understanding of their processes and overcome the difficulties with AM in critical applications, process stability and part quality.

Superior Controls Joins Rockwell Automation's System Integrator Program as a Certified Solution Partner

The company joins an elite group of system integrators achieving the highest level of certification in the Rockwell Automation System Integrator Program with proven expertise in providing the most productive and cost-effective automation solutions for customers in the biotech and life sciences industries from coast to coast.

EnvisionTEC Aria Entry-Level 3D Printer Available Online

he Aria is an industrial-quality 3D printer now available online for $5,999

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Platinum Tools - The New EZ-RJ45¬ģ Crimp Tool

Platinum Tools - The New EZ-RJ45® Crimp Tool

Platinum Tools is proud to present the newly patented EXO Crimp Frame® and EZ-RJ45® Die as our new EZ-RJ45 Crimp Tool! Built to terminate the original EZ-RJ45 connectors, which have been a staple in the industry for almost two decades, this crimp tool improves the trim and crimping processes of EZ-RJ45 connectors by using a single cycle crimp and flush trim.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

Russell Finex Inc.

Russell Finex Inc.

Using more than 80 years' experience, Russell Finex manufactures powder handlers, filtration systems, sieves and separators for the AM industry to improve product quality, enhance productivity, safeguard worker health and ensure powders are contamination-free. As additive production and manufacturing continue to develop and expand throughout the world, Russell Finex has the global presence and infrastructure to support its customers anywhere, serving 140+ countries.