Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

How Additive Manufacturing is Affecting the Industry

New powdered metal alloys and plastics are continuously in development. The safest bet for large manufacturers is to partner with material suppliers to ensure constant access to these new materials.

Specialized Sensors Perform in Extreme Environments

Sensors withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and aggressive chemicals.

Kuka Showcases Robotic Demos at TechCenter Grand Opening

Candace Roulo for SME: The grand opening featured 13 live robotic automation demonstrations, tours of the new TechCenter, and presentations on new technology.

Stäubli robotic tool change systems, quality you can count on

Recently Stäubli introduced two compact fully automatic tool change systems, the MPS 130 and the MPS 260, for the medium payload segment, Stäubli Connectors rounds off the lower end of its existing series.

The Trade Show You Shouldn’t Miss – CES

There Is no experience like CES with the largest global gathering of innovation and the connected future of technology with 4,000 exhibiting companies—600 of which are new.

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The Next Big Step for AI? Understanding Video

Will Knight for MIT Technology Review: Perceiving dynamic actions could be a huge advance in how software makes sense of the world.

NVBots Sold to Ohio Manufacturer as 3D Printing Interest Grows

Jeff Engel for Xconomy: NVBots was founded by MIT students who were frustrated that the 3D printers they were using lacked capabilities for remotely collaborating on the design of parts and for controlling the printer.

Stanley Black & Decker To Open Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Downtown Hartford

-Names Sudhi Bangalore to lead center that will eventually house approximately 50 Industry 4.0 professionals. -Announces launch of STANLEY+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator to bring start-ups to Hartford

The Industrial IoT Risks You Must Not Ignore in 2018

Scott Allen for Sys-Con Media: Security, therefore, will ultimately be the limiting factor on how much IoT technology is deployed.

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Machine Vision: MVTec brings deep learning to NVIDIA Pascal architecture

• Deep learning inference in HALCON 17.12 successfully tested on NVIDIA Jetson TX2 embedded board • High execution speed, comparable to standard PCs • Extensive range of functions available on embedded devices

New SST 4200 Tool Presetter Enhances Efficiency and Quality of Precision Part Manufacturing

Uninterrupted part processing improves with greater measurement accuracy, tool traceability and tool cost efficiency

OptoForce Sensors Providing Industrial Robots with a "Sense of Touch" to Advance Manufacturing Automation

The company, a leading robotics technology provider of multi-axis force and torque sensors, delivers 6 degrees of freedom force and torque measurement for industrial automation, and provides sensors for most of the currently-used industrial robots.

Free Webinar in January - Machine Monitoring

Exploring the benefits of real-time OEE monitoring

GI Plastek, Precision Southeast Inc., and Plastics Solutions, Inc. Announce They Are Now PSI Molded Plastics

GI Plastek, Precision Southeast Inc., and Plastics Solutions, Inc. proudly announce they are now PSI Molded Plastics. The three sister injection molding companies are all owned by Gladstone Investment (NASDAQ: GAIN). Citizens Bank assisted with the financing of the merger. With the merger, each of the companies can now share their distinct areas of expertise throughout the organization. The merger expands the company's presence into a variety of markets, including automotive, healthcare and diagnostic, appliance, and material handling, as well as filtration, sports and leisure, industrial, and lawn and garden.

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MICROSCAN: READ AND VERIFY BARCODES INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE

MICROSCAN: READ AND VERIFY BARCODES INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE

Space, or the lack of it, can be a challenge when placing barcodes or Data Matrix symbols on components. However, readable barcodes are critical to component traceability, time/date stamping, work in progress (WIP) tracking, and recall management. MicroHAWK UHD smart cameras can decode very small and difficult-to-read barcodes, including Data Matrix two-dimensional (2D) symbols and direct part marks (DPM). Users can rely on the MicroHAWK UHD to read symbols with an x-dimension almost invisible to the naked eye!

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

EXAIR Corporation

EXAIR Corporation

EXAIR intelligent compressed air® products solve problems in industrial plants while reducing compressed air consumption and increasing safety for personnel. We have the largest variety of sizes, materials and performance characteristics in order to provide the best solution for your processes and problems. Our products are commonly used to conserve air, cool processes or parts, convey material, clean surfaces or coat surfaces. EXAIR's 15 extensive product lines include air knives, air wipes, air nozzles and jets, atomizing nozzles, static eliminators, cold gun air coolant systems, air amplifiers, safety air guns, air operated conveyors, industrial housekeeping products, vortex tubes and spot cooling products, cabinet cooler systems, vacuum generators, compressed air optimization products, and associated accessories. Products meet OSHA standards and are CE and RoHS compliant. Five-year warranty on compressed air products and one-year warranty on accessories and electrically powered products.