Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Four Ways AI Will Change Manufacturing in 2022

AI and machine learning offer manufacturing a chance for new and stable growth. When paired with traditional automation, these technologies can improve efficiency and decrease costs.

Metal Fabrication Shop Utilizes Efficient Production Method

When a client needs a prototype created quickly, longer-running fabrication jobs most likely will have to be be put on hold to make room for a rapid prototype manufacturing job.

Transforming Legacy Manufacturing Enterprises With AI on the Edge

This article discusses how legacy manufacturing enterprises can harness the latest technologies, to optimize factory operations without having to ramp up infrastructure investment.

The role of Employee Equity Ownership in driving a company’s productivity.

In this article, the focus is on giving employees a stake in the company, the objective is to motivate them to do what is best for the shareholders since they are also shareholders.

Ceramic at Its Best

After intensive market research, maxon decided on a printer from French manufacturer 3DCeram, which has been customized to meet the company’s own requirements.

Sharpening Alignment for More Accurate and Faster Machining

Matrox Imaging’s robust vision software and smart camera endows CNC machine to ensure precision cuts, enhance yield rates

Overcoming Vibration Issues When Using Laser Interferometry

Before looking at the problems that vibration causes when using a laser interferometer, and the ways that its effects can be overcome, it is worth briefly describing the way that laser interferometry works.

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Strategies for Addressing 3 Emerging Challenges in the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Over the past few years, several significant obstacles have emerged for manufacturing supply chains. Here are three of the most pressing of these and what strategies could address them.

It's time for change - Technology essential to tackle climate change

To pursue a sustainable future, manufacturers need to find options to increase energy efficiency. Industrial robotics is an ideal way to help improve sustainability and minimize the environmental impact of manufacturing activities.

Location-Based Automation- Why a Digital Twin of Moving Things is the Missing Piece for Successful Industrial Automation

This article outlines why the promising concept of the digital twin has often fallen short of its goal of end-to-end automation and connectivity.

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Cassia Networks Announces the Release of the X2000 Bluetooth Gateway

Cassia Networks, Inc. a leading provider of enterprise Bluetooth IoT products and solutions, announces the release of its new X2000 Bluetooth gateway designed to further improve the performance and reduce the complexity and cost of large scale Industrial IoT deployments.

Optomec Establishes 3D Printed Electronics Technical Advisory Board with Top Industry Leaders

Expert Team brings unparalleled real-world experience with Production Applications

Desktop Metal and Uniformity Labs Unveil Partnership to Deliver Binder Jetting Powders That Enable Exceptional Sintered Part Density and Mechanical Properties

Led by a team of world-leading materials scientists and 3D printing innovators, Uniformity Labs has developed patented materials technology that uniquely enables powders with tap densities up to 85 percent that sinter to full density and are significantly more flowable than powders of comparable size.

UltraFlex demonstrates automated robotic induction brazing for copper to brass assemblies

This demonstration proved that the customer could successfully replace torch brazing with induction brazing. He could also take advantage of automation to increase his productivity rates and achieve consistent and high-quality brazing results every time, regardless of an operator's skills.

Problem Solved: A Highly Adjustable Limit Switch Mount

LMounts has just released the LM-1, a highly adjustable limit switch mount. This mount provides 30 degrees of adjustment and is compatible with most miniature and standard snap-action switches.

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The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc.

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc.

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc., founded in 1930, is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals. Based in Madison, Connecticut, USA, WAI collects and shares technical, manufacturing, and general business information to the ferrous, nonferrous, electrical, fiber optic, and fastener segments of the wire and cable industry. WAI hosts trade expositions, technical conferences, and educational programs.

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TR Cutler, Inc.

TR Cutler, Inc.

TR Cutler, Inc. was founded by Thomas R. Cutler 22 years ago. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. He is also the founder of the 8000 member Manufacturing Media Consortium.