Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Mobile Robots and the Smart Factory

Mobile robots move around a factory floor independently without any cages in order to perform their tasks. Despite not having fencing around them, mobile robots are completely safe to use alongside humans in the workspace.

Quick Tips for Improving Manufacturing Safety

Workplace safety is important everywhere, but manufacturing environments with heavy equipment and specialized employees and workflows may have even more to gain from developing more robust safety, training and incident response protocols.

Six Factors for PR Success

Companies with technically complex content face two key challenges: press spokespeople and marketing experts must make the products and services known and explain their function and benefits in an easily understandable way.

HOW SMALL SHOPS CAN START THE MARCH TOWARDS DIGITALIZATION

Commentary from Ramona Schindler, General Manager Machine Tool Systems, Siemens Switzerland. Most shops, even the smallest ones, have obviously been gathering data and logging it in a production-schedule format of some kind for many years.

3D Laser Metal Sintering: Q&A with Laser Photonics Corporation

Laser Metal Sintering is a material processing technique which considers binding (sintering) pulverized particles (powder) together due to a diffusion of its micro-melted outer layers into each other produced by a pulsed laser source.

Four Key Criteria for Industrial Drive Specification

Specifying the right industrial drives is crucial to machine and overall process performance, but with industrial automation shaping the landscape for drive selection, it is vital to keep abreast of defining specification criteria.

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ManufacturingTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
RAPID + TCT

RAPID + TCT 2019 takes place in Detroit, MI May 20th - 23rd. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Renishaw showcases AM capabilities at RAPID + TCT

At the show, Renishaw will also demonstrate its QuantAM build preparation software, developed specifically for use with Renishaw additive manufacturing systems. The dedicated software tool has an intuitive workflow and easy navigation to allow users to rapidly prepare models

NIMS and Festo Didactic to Develop Industry 4.0 Skills Standards and Certified Training Program

With NIMS’ emphasis on manufacturing skills training, credentialing, and standards, plus Festo’s complete Industry 4.0 learning Factories, courseware and eLearning integration, the two organizations are well poised to provide the training programs for Industry 4.0.

Automation Alley's 2019 Technology in Industry Report looks at Industry 4.0 ecosystem, introduces Velocity Index™ to gauge investment-worthiness of key technologies

Industry 4.0: From Vision to Implementation, looks at the state of Industry 4.0 from its eight core technologies: the Industrial Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, Big Data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, additive manufacturing and advanced materials.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

How to Improve the Production Efficiency of Cold-rolled Thick-walled Seamless Pipes?

Permanent Steel Manufacturing Co.,Ltd have years of experience in manufacturing of carbon steel pipe,stainless steel tube, hollow section, and pipe fittings.

Winner Announced in Younger Geospatial Professional of the Year Award

Gabrielle Getz is the winner of the inaugural Younger Geospatial Professional of the Year Award for 2019. Derek Shanks, Product Manager at Trimble and Ryan Rideout, Arch III at Perkins and Will make up the Top 3.

ASTM International, Boeing, Others Developing Additive Manufacturing Standard for Plastics

The standard is a project of ASTM International's Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, led by Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), launched last year to accelerate R&D, standardization, and innovation in additive manufacturing.

New Production Facility for Detectors in the USA

LASER COMPONENTS Lays the Foundations for the Future

North American's Largest Linear Friction Welder Now Operational at LIFT in Detroit

The friction welder, built and installed by the global leaders in friction welding, Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI), has the largest tooling capacity of any linear friction welder in the world. This allows for the production of the largest full-scale parts available. Previously, companies interested in using a linear friction welder of this scope would have to travel to Europe.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

EXAIR’s High Capacity Quality HEPA Vacuum

EXAIR's High Capacity Quality HEPA Vacuum

EXAIR's compressed air operated Heavy Duty HEPA Vac attaches to an ordinary 30, 55, or 110 gallon open top drum to turn it into a powerful, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) quality, industrial vacuum cleaner. Like the Heavy Duty Dry Vac, it's powerfully designed to move more material with less wear. Engineered for dusty environments that require regular cleaning, the HEPA filter is designed with high capacity in mind. Ordinary vacuums can clog up quickly in environments with an abundance of dust or particulates. An economical, easily maintained pre-filter stops larger particles of debris while the HEPA filter handles smaller matter. The Heavy Duty HEPA Vac does not use electricity and has no moving parts, assuring maintenance free operation. The Heavy Duty HEPA Vac's lever lock drum lid fits any open top 30, 55 or 110 gallon drum. Moving it from one drum to another quickly, making it easy to keep different materials separate for recycling. www.exair.com/184/hepa.dirpr.htm

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ICOMold

ICOMold

ICOMold provides plastic injection molding, CNC machining of plastic and metal, and urethane casting to customers worldwide in a variety of industries. We offer low-cost, high-quality custom plastic parts manufactured to your design, with a very fast turnaround. Any quantities from single prototypes to large, on-demand production runs. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified, and our production molds carry a lifetime warranty. Get an online quote in less than 30 seconds with our interactive quotation system.