Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

The Industrial Internet Consortium Announces the Optimizing Manufacturing Processes by Artificial Intelligence Testbed

The IIC explores AI and IIoT technologies to optimize automotive manufacturing

Acquiring Complex Machined Parts in the “No Bid Zone”

Pharmaceutical companies are partnering with machine shops capable of producing ultra-high tolerance parts for enhanced reliability.

Leading Powersports Manufacturer Transitions to Industry 4.0 with Increased Quality and Efficiency

This article summarizes the manufacturing execution system (MES), or manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution implemented by a leading Powersports manufacturer as part of their transition to Industry 4.0 methodologies.

Can You Complete Your Project Without A Conveyor? The Pros and Cons

Can you accomplish the same goals with alternatives to conveyor? Possibly – but consider the opportunity cost. Let’s explore some common misconceptions about conveyors, as well as some pros and cons of conveyor alternatives.

Ultra-Short Pulse Lasers Are Great Tools for Processing Plastics for Medical Devices

As an independent laser integrator with our own application labs in which we test and select the best laser for the job, we have conducted testing on USP lasers for polymer processing and want to share some of our findings and recommendations for success.

The Importance of Service Assurance in Smart Manufacturing

Digital transformation is key to the success of many manufacturing businesses in today’s environment, and service assurance is key to achieving that transformation.

Trends in Conveyor Systems and Technology

Conveyors today are built to your specifications to improve efficiency and output of your production line. There’s no reason to settle for a conveyor that’s being shoe-horned into your application

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Alfa Romeo Sauber F1® Team Adds Five 3D Systems ProX® 800 SLA 3D Printers to Win the Race Against Time for Part Production

- New SLA 3D printers join Alfa Romeo Sauber F1® Team's extensive arsenal of 3D Systems SLS and SLA solutions - Alfa Romeo Sauber F1® Team's Additive Manufacturing services and expertise also available to 3rd parties

UL and Tooling U-SME Finalize Partnership on Additive Manufacturing Professional Certification Programs

This formal agreement follows the successful pilot of the Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification program at two of the industry's leading additive manufacturing and 3D printing events

ISG to Address Future of 'Digital Factory' at Connected Manufacturing Forum

ISG Engineering Services Leader will show how manufacturers can move beyond point solutions to achieve their vision of a fully integrated digital factory

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Steel King Announces Durable, Engineered Drive-In Rack Systems

Steel King Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling products and systems for improving operational efficiency, announces the availability of its Drive-In Rack Systems, which allows users to store up to 75% more pallets than with selective racking

Rapid programming of OPC UA client software in .NET using OPC UA Client Toolkit!

Integration Objects is world-leading industry 4.0 solutions provider for command & control centers, operational intelligence, industrial internet of things IIoT, cyber security, predictive and prescriptive analytics for enterprises, process, power and utilities industries, defense and governmental institutions.

Harnessing the Power of AI to Improve Manufacturing Operations

Join leading manufacturers and automation experts at AI Manufacturing 2018, September 12-13 in Chicago. Learn to create and use Big Data as your AI competitive weapon. Discover dangerous security threats to factories, and how to avoid them. Talk with peers who've implemented Smart Manufacturing. Find out if your IT infrastructure has the right balance of Edge computing, Industrial IoT and Data.

EcoInCure: Space-Saving Oven Technology for Electric Cars

Chinese start-up features state-of-the-art manufacturing technology

Mitsubishi Electric Automation to Present Its Single Source Manufacturing Solutions at IMTS

Visitors to booth 134102 will see some of Mitsubishi Electric's most advanced, integrated factory automation products in action, including industrial internet of things (IIoT) systems, the M8 CNC series control platform, FR series robots, 5-axis machining and a fully automated manufacturing (FAM) cell.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

Stäubli TX2-60 Industrial Robot

Stäubli TX2-60 Industrial Robot

TX2 robots: redefining performance by offering collaborative safety and high performance in a single machine. These pioneering robots can be used in all areas, including sensitive and restrictive environments, thanks to their unique features. Safety functions are easy and inexpensive to implement. They allow a higher level of interactions between robots and human operators, while still guaranteeing protection of your people, production and investment.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

KINGSTAR

KINGSTAR

KINGSTAR Soft Motion Platform empowers you to dramatically reduce cost, time and complexity of hardware used for precision motion positioning and machine vision systems, with an industrial-grade real-time software-only solution. KINGSTAR's soft motion library and software PLC, built on EtherCAT standards and a real-time 64-bit Windows operating system, accelerate your time-to-market and enhance your efficiency and productivity with PC-based motion controllers for industrial machines