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NASA to Advance Unique 3D Printed Sensor Technology

The 3D printing system is like printers used to produce money or newspapers. However, instead of ink, the printer applies nanomaterials, layer-by-layer, onto a substrate to create tiny sensors.

Taking an Independent Path: Strategies for Low Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market

Industrial control equipment industry looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components

Aqua Massage Manufacturer Improves Linear Motion Control with Custom Lead Screw Assembly from Kerk

The company needed a linear motion solution capable of guiding and translating the machine’s spray water jet assembly, which moves back and forth along a linear shaft.

Automation Design Tips: Transferring with Rollers

As technology advances, components become smaller and more compact which requires specific automation techniques and maintenance. Transfer mechanisms require high versatility in its capabilities.

Advanced Manufacturing Handheld Printer with Barcode Reader

Advanced Manufacturing improves with one of a kind Barcode Reader and Handheld Printer technology. The Sojet V1H Handheld Printer Prints on Virtually any Surface. Scan and Print Barcode and Human-Readable Text.

What will SCADA of the future be like? (Part One)

The SCADA software technology carries over 30 years of applications in every sector on its shoulders. But what challenges does this technology face in the future? (Part 1 of a 3 Part Series)

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KeraCel, a World Leader in Solid-state Lithium Ion Batteries, Announced a Breakthrough in its Multi-material Ceramic Battery Using its Proprietary 3D Printing Technology

KeraCel is developing its ceramic solid-state batteries using proprietary additive manufacturing 3D printing technology resulting in unique monolithic structure. The unique structure allows for greatly increasing battery energy density, and producing safer and longer lasting

Automation Alley announces MI Smart Factory Tour program, exposing students to Industry 4.0 technologies, in-demand manufacturing jobs

The program, MI Smart Factory Tour, will allow students to explore the technologies of Industry 4.0—including collaborative robotics, sensors, data analysis, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality and more.

Rockwell Automation Acquires Emulate3D, a Leading Software Developer for Simulating and Emulating Industrial Automation Systems

Software portfolio integrates automation software with 3-D CAD model, enabling customers to test machine and system designs virtually

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HEIDENHAIN's Motion Control Components To Highlight at Automate 2019

HEIDENHAIN will highlight its ADS Uptime, a next generation rotary encoder condition monitoring system from its brand Leine & Linde. Encoders with built-in ADS Uptime enable system monitoring of the most relevant data from rotary installations and motors.

MFG.com Revamps with Advanced Technology, Making It Easier for Buyers and Manufacturers to Discover One Another

Like "Tinder" for Sourcing Professionals and Suppliers, MFG.com's AI and SEO-powered Tools Connect the Manufacturing Marketplace in New and Better Ways

Optomec Showcases Aerosol Jet 3D Printing Systems at Flexible Electronics Conference

Optomec will be in booth # 3011. In addition to the exhibition, Dr. Kurt Christenson, Optomec Senior Scientist, will deliver a presentation titled "Fitting the Function into the Form" in the TechTalks afternoon Session at 3 pm on Tuesday, February 19.

Aether and Procter & Gamble Begin 3D Printing and AI Development Project

Enter into joint development agreement for consumer goods research technologies

FARO® Introduces FARO RevEng™ for Design Professionals

Seamless Scan to CAD Software Solution for the FARO® Design ScanArm

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