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Edge AI technology In Manufacturing Operations

A downside of so much automation is that there is now a heavier dependence on machinery/robots to perform action. For some lines, if one of robot goes down, the entire line does.

How Manufacturers are Leveraging New Technology to Meet Customer Demands

AI-guided selling enables analytics to move from descriptive to predictive and prescriptive analytics. The process uses customer and sales data for a scientific, data-driven approach to understand buyer processes and behaviors.

Micro Molding and Micro Optics

In general terms, however, micro-optics are typically tiny lenses, beam-splitters, prisms, light-pipes, and other optical components in the range of 20 microns to 1 mm in size, or larger optical components with micron features.

Physical Manufacturing, Outsourcing and the Digital Age of Crisis

While the global covid19 pandemic seems to be fading into the annals of history, the next crisis loomed large before the last one could begin to fade away into obscurity. What do these two most recent crises in the US demonstrate to the manufacturing world?

Impact of COVID-19 on the Process Manufacturing Industry; 2020

Read to know how the many process manufacturing businesses around the world impacted by COVID-19 can bounce back.

Simplifying AI Deployment for Quality Inspection

In the vision market, we’re really at that initial AI and machine learning phase. AI for inspection excels at locating, identifying, and classifying objects and segmenting scenes and defects, with less sensitivity to image variability or distortion.

How Does Electropolishing Surfaces Keep Food Safe?

Trouble often comes from the surfaces that warehouses, processing plants and other facilities use. Without the right surface material, bacteria can collect even with the right practices in place — raising the risk of food contamination.

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Smith College Team From Massachusetts Wins CoVent-19 Challenge to Design New Ventilator for Developing World

-“We came into this not knowing anything about ventilators,” SmithVent team lead says -Top 3 teams from over 200 submissions win on-demand 3D printing services from Stratasys

Faulty Takata Airbags Make Headlines Again

The recalls made in late-2019 was due to defective NADI (Non-Azide Driver Inflators). These defective airbags have inflators that could explode, which the manufacturers have narrowed it down to a faulty seal.

Mini factories in containers help reduce mask shortages

The factory in a box could be located in front of a hospital, next to a shopping center, or near a school. The integrated air-conditioning system with air purification filters makes production possible even in places with high risk of viral contamination.

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Xometry Launches Advance Payment Card

Custom manufacturing leader launches payment card making 30% of job funds immediately available for partner manufacturing shops

New online learning platform on modern manufacturing

EU Automation launches resource centre for manufacturing professionals

ESSENTIUM AND HEPHZIBAH JOIN FORCES TO ADVANCE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN SOUTH KOREA

The combination of Hephzibah's best-in-class service, customer support, and use-case specific expertise, together with the ground-breaking speed and economics of the Essentium High Speed Extrusion (HSETM) 3D Printing Platform will help resolve many of the historic barriers to widespread adoption of industrial-scale AM in the South Korean market.

Bantam Tools Announces New Desktop CNC Milling Machine

A Desktop CNC Machine That Makes Aluminum Parts Fast and Easy

COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis on Aerospace 3D Printing Industry

Aerospace 3D Printing Market is primarily driven by efficient use of raw materials, accuracy, customizable product creation and reduction of errors while manufacturing of parts.

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Pleora Technologies - AI is Complex. Deploying AI Shouldn't Be.

Pleora Technologies - AI is Complex. Deploying AI Shouldn't Be.

Pleora's AI Gateway is the most straightforward way to train and deploy artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for inspection applications. With "no code" training, plug-in AI skills for detection, sorting, and classification, and processing flexibility to support open source and custom algorithms, designers and users can immediately reduce costly inspection errors while preparing for advanced Industry 4.0 and IoT applications.

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Unitronics Inc.

Unitronics Inc.

Unitronics designs, manufactures, and markets advanced control and automation solutions. Our extensive offering includes a complete line of PLCs with integrated HMI, full line of VFDs, a broad array of I/Os and complementary devices, as well as programming software for all aspects of control, motion, HMI, and communications. Unitronics PLCs range from micro-PLC + HMI units for simple machine control, to complex controllers with advanced functions, a variety of onboard IOs and multiple communication options - including support for Industry 4.0 (smart factory) technology.