Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

5 Steps to Preparing for the Future in the Manufacturing Sector

The manufacturing sector currently contributes £6.7 trillion to the global economy. Despite being subject to regular negative reports, the UK continues to play a significant role in the evolution and growth of global manufacturing.

Preparing to Integrate IIoT

How can controls, automation, and instrumentation help with integration and use of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies?

5 Benefits of Using a Rugged Thin Client

When plant operators turn to a virtual desktop infrastructure to run their industrial plant processes, they need an endpoint device that can reliably deliver the efficiency they are looking for in spite of harsh plant conditions.

S-Squared Unveils World's Largest 3D Printer

This machine builds everything from homes and commercial buildings, to infrastructure such as roads and bridges.

Smart Utilization of 3D Printing Equipment and Materials Facilitates Continued Innovation

Graphical representation of an idea often falls short of the impact of a 3 dimensional expression of the concept. Cars utilizing 3D printed components have graced auto shows for years.

Creating a Flexible Manufacturing Facility Using Automation Technology

In terms of manufacturing, flexibility refers to the machines being adaptable and responsive to change. In the case of flexible manufacturing, the machines are able to adapt processes and scale their operations according to different situations...

Manufacturing Jobs in the Gig Economy

In order for a manufacturing company to truly scale and catch up to the technology demands of their business, they need to identify and secure talent at all levels that help them meet their demands in real time.

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Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Stories

FROM FANTASY TO REALITY: FORD'S NEW $45 MILLION ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CENTER BRINGING THE FUTURE TO LIFE - TODAY

Ford, which leads North American automakers in manufacturing capacity utilization, will ramp up prototyping including 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, robotics and much more at its new facility before bringing tested innovations to auto plants across the globe

Stratasys and Materialise: 3D Printed Medical Models Come to Life

Stratasys PolyJet technology and Materialise FDA-cleared software now most versatile 3D printing system for hospitals and physicians to build anatomical models at the point-of-care

RAPID + TCT 2019: North America's Leading Additive Manufacturing Event Returns to Detroit for Biggest Year Yet

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience 300+ hands-on exhibits, industry-accelerating product announcements, world-class education from highly regarded experts and networking with over 6,000 industry peers.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

EXAIR's Drum Cover Keeps Bulk Material Contained and Free of Contaminants

EXAIR's new fine mesh non-woven drum cover is designed for use on 55 or 30 gallon drums. The breathable material allows the air from an EXAIR Line Vac, air operated conveyor, to circulate whether moving material in or out of a drum. The drum cover prevents contamination of your material and keeps material contained in the drum for a cleaner and safer work environment.

78 % of US Workers Do Not Fear Robots - Trend Index automatica

These are the findings of the automatica Trend Index 2018. In the USA 1,000 employees were interviewed by a market research institute on behalf of automatica, the world's leading trade fair for robotics and automation.

Improved Tails Provide Greater Access for Better Cleanings on Dorner's New AquaGard 7350 V2 Sanitary Conveyor Platform

The AquaGard 7350 V2 with tip-up tails provide ample access to the inside of the conveyor for effective, fast cleanings, and easy maintenance. Tails can be tipped up in just a few seconds with no tools, and then retracted and locked back into place with the same minimal effort.

MakerBot Launches Method, the First Performance 3D Printer

MakerBot Method Breaks Price-Performance Barriers, Making Industrial 3D Printing Features Accessible to Individual Designers and Engineers;

Women in STEM Can Mitigate $2.5 Trillion Impact of Worker Shortage, Says IT Exec Monica Eaton-Cardone

New research shows the manufacturing industry is facing a shortage of 2.4 million workers in the next 10 years. FinTech executive Monica Eaton-Cardone says women in tech can swell those ranks if young leaders help drive interest in STEM careers.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000

OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000

Awe-inspiring power and superior flexibility is sheathed within the contoured casing of the HAWK MV-4000. This smart camera builds upon the previous generation by quadrupling processing power and achieving real-time trigger response using an FPGA. Its state-of-the-art algorithms make it an excellent tool for any industry, whether the requirement be code reading, code verification, inspection, guidance, gauging or a combination of all four.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

Robotmaster (Hypertherm Inc.)

Robotmaster (Hypertherm Inc.)

Robotmaster seamlessly integrates robot programming, simulation and program generation using industry proven CAD/CAM tools typical of CNC Manufacturing. Optimized and error-free programming for such tasks as trimming, 3D machining, de-burring, polishing, welding, dispensing, grinding and painting.