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Carbon and Ford Expand Collaboration to Digitally Manufacture New Durable, End-Use Parts

The parts include Ford Focus HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Cooling) Lever Arm Service Parts, Ford F-150 Raptor Auxiliary Plugs for a niche market, and Ford Mustang GT500 Electric Parking Brake Brackets.

Top 3 Manufacturing Predictions for 2019

As the manufacturing industry continues to grow and evolve, we’re seeing more focus being put on smart machines, IIoT and Industry 4.0. This is not a trend that is going away any time soon.

The Power of Lean Manufacturing

As a systematic way to increase efficiency and better please customers, lean principles run counter to traditional mass-production practices. Yet, they allow small and medium businesses to consistently increase quality while decreasing costs.

Case Study: Programmable Model 25SP Saves the Day!

EPC’s Accu-CoderPro™ programmable encoders are specifically designed for the challenges of an industrial environment. Contained within the rugged, industrial housing is an advanced set of electronics that allow the encoders to be programmed to your exact application need

Syncfab Presents Blockchain Solution With Sap, Boeing Panel at IOT Tech Expo 2018

Distributed ledgers allow authentication with just one single, unique entry for every part, user, or supplier, thereby increasing accuracy and cost savings when it comes to inventory management.

Automate 2019, the Launch Pad Startup Competition and the Future of Automation

What’s really encouraging is the expanded use by small and medium sized companies who are just beginning to automate as a result of their interest in using automation to become stronger global competitors.

Can a 3D Printer Build a Rocket?

NASA has successfully tested its first rocket engine component made through 3D printing. The 3D printed component produced a breathtaking 20,000 pounds of thrust.

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Washtenaw Community College to showcase advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity programs at NAIAS

"Everything done to this vehicle was something that our students can learn in a class today, and it was done on equipment that is being used in the workplace today," said Advanced Transportation Center Director Al Lecz.

University of Tampere and VTT to lead robotisation of SMEs with a total funding of EUR 32 million

Within the next few years, robotics to enable agile production will be developed in Tampere, Finland in two projects under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme with a combined budget of EUR 32 million. The projects are coordinated by the University of Tampere and VTT, respectiv

OMRON Showcases The Harmony Between Humans And Machines With The Largest, Most Advanced Interactive Exhibit Of AI, Robotics & Automation At CES 2019

Global technology leader returns with AI-equipped table tennis tutor and a glimpse at the factory floor of the near-future, in which humans and machines work collaboratively

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Maxiforja digitalizes operations with the Siemens Digital Innovation platform

- Strategic partnership between Siemens and Maxiforja helps ensure competitiveness in the development of forged products through use of the integrated digital innovation platform - Maxiforja adopts multiple solutions to achieve increased productivity and shortened development time

PTC Helps Customers Realize Value of IoT Quickly Through World-Class Customer Success Program and Innovative Offerings

Company Receives Prestigious Award Recognizing Customer Success Best Practices and Commitment to Successful Customer Outcomes

University and Community First to Partner in Midwest to Utilize Innovative 3D Additive Manufacturing Technology to Explore Applications in Medical Device Manufacturing

Grand Valley State University and the applied Medical Device Institute awarded half-million-dollar grant from the Grand Rapids SmartZone for two-and-a-half-year investigation into the use of 3D printing for final medical device manufacturing

NSL Analytical is Proud to Serve as a New Member of America Makes

America Makes is a public-private membership organization that provides vision, leadership, and tools to its members.

Stäubli Robotics to Showcase Auto, Life Science and Packaging Solutions at ATX West

Stäubli will demonstrate an innovative approach to plastic automotive part assembly using its TX2 collaborative robot, which complies with the requirements of the highest safety category and excels in every facet of automation, including high-volume manufacturing as well as collaborative scenarios.

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SCHUNK's New Safety Gripping System EGN

SCHUNK's New Safety Gripping System EGN

With the SLS, SOS, and STO functionalities, the SCHUNK EGN gripping system certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13849 enables safe human/machine collaboration. If the production process is interrupted by an emergency shut-off, the SCHUNK EGN goes into either a safely limited speed mode or a safe stop mode depending on the activated protection zone. In contrast to other solutions available on the market, the SCHUNK safety gripping system is continuously powered even in the safe operating stop so that the gripped parts are reliably held even without mechanical maintenance of gripping force. As soon as the protection zone is released, the gripper immediately switches back to the regular operating mode without the system having to be restarted.

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Sierra Instruments, Inc.

Sierra Instruments, Inc.

Sierra manufacturers high performance mass flow meters and controllers for nearly any gas, liquid, or steam. Customers choose Sierra when they need an accurate and repeatable flow measurement, short delivery lead times, expert flow advice, and long term support.