Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Europe, Asia Lead the Way to the Factories of the Future

These “lighthouses” are selected from a survey of over 1,000 manufacturing sites based on a successful track record of implementing technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Researchers Turn Tracking Codes into Unclonable "Clouds" to Authenticate Genuine 3D Printed Parts

Researchers at NYU Tandon and NYU Abu Dhabi are the First to Convert Flat QR Codes into Complex Features Hidden within 3D-Printed Parts to Foil Counterfeiters and IP Pirates.

All-in-One Real-Time Windows IPC Machine Controller

With the right software and a single real-time Windows PC, you can consolidate all of those controllers and their associated costs. Your Windows IPC becomes the only controller that you need.

How Adopting Machine Learning Will Redefine The Future Of ERP System?

Every great business has well thought of goals and strategies for the future. Thanks to the AI in your ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems) it will help your users identify “next best actions’”

ANCA Will Soon Launch a New AR300 SCARA

Peek behind the scenes of how we develop new products at ANCA

How the Manufacturing Industry Can Defend Against Cyberattacks

In the manufacturing industry, you have no option to continue ignoring the threat to your data. Digital security must take as much precedence, if not more, as the physical security of your facility.

Finding the Right Type of Loan for Your Manufacturing Business

Helping manufacturers understand the nuances of conventional loans, SBA loans and alternative funding.

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Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Stories

RECORD BREAKER: IMTS 2018 LARGEST SHOW EVER

Exponential technology advances, strong economy propel North America’s premier manufacturing show

World Economic Forum: A.I. and robotics will create almost 60 million more jobs than they destroy by 2022

Saheli Roy Choudhury for CNBC: The outlook for job creation is more positive today because companies better understand what kind of opportunities are available to them due to developments in technology, according to WEF.

Sensors Midwest Partners with Fraunhofer USA and Sonoma State University, CA, to host IoT Enabled Industry 4.0 Certification Workshop

IoT Enabled Industry 4.0 Certification Workshop to cover trends, concepts, and how to deliver higher value to customers

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

New Balluff Flow Switches Warn Users of Reduction in Flow

The newest flow switches from Balluff alert users to potential failures due to a reduction in necessary fluid flow.

3D goes industrial: Accelerating the use of Additive Manufacturing across industries

-600+ experts from leading companies, academia and state officials expected at conference on October 10-11, 2018, at Technical University of Munich (TUM). -Hosts Oerlikon, TUM and Bayern Innovativ are supported by a strong industry partner network that includes Siemens, TÜV Süd, General Electric and Linde. -Keynote speakers will focus on Additive Manufacturing (AM) challenges and success stories, and will address ways to speed up the industrialization of AM. -Workshops with experts on second day will address topics such as AM transformation, hardware progresses and implementation of industrial AM for decision makers.

Belden Helps Simplify Industrial Security with Unidirectional Ethernet Network Appliance

New Data Diode Offers Protection and Supervision for Mission-Critical Applications

NanoSteel Launches 'Formetrix, Inc.,' to Commercialize Additive Manufacturing Metals

Formetrix selects AddUp's FormUp 3D printer to support customer requirements

Orion Revamps Sentry LP, Its Entry-Level Stretch Wrapper

The upgraded Sentry LP features IntelleVue, a new seven-inch color touch screen HMI and controls package for easier operation, improved diagnostics, and better overall load protection.

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