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The Costs and Risks of Overlooking Flash Storage in Rugged Industrial Applications

Industrial OEMs see value in optimizing the right flash technology to ensure host architecture compatibility while meeting application workload requirements.

Industrial IoT Spending Skyrockets As Manufacturing Sector Braces for Change

The promise of greatly enhanced productivity is leading manufacturers to embrace smarter, autonomous IoT-based systems. Choice IOT’s Darren Sadana points out the importance of building these new capabilities on a stable infrastructure.

Case Study: BMW Uses Xometry’s Range of Technologies to Make Custom Assembly Tooling

BMW tooling engineers can use Xometry’s CNC machining, 3D printing, and urethane casting for custom assembly fixtures, which allows the company to put the finishing touches on its vehicles quickly and cost-effectively.

Manufacturers Replace Metal with Plastic to Reap Benefits of Plastic Resins While Maintaining Integrity of Metals

In today’s fast-paced world there is an immense pressure on manufacturers to create a better, faster, stronger, cheaper product, and only those who are willing to adapt and innovate will survive. Manufacturers who’ve been dragging their heels (or worse, kicking & screami

Rapid Prototyping Helps University Students Design Racing Car

The Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by SAE International. The goal is to design and manufacture a Formula-style race car under very strict regulations.

Automated Packaging Production & Custom Corrugated Boxes

Packaging can be a deciding factor in whether or not your business achieves an impressive return on investment. Businesses must strike a balance between using high-quality and protective materials, whilst also making sure there is still plenty of room for profit.

Sintavia Scales End-to-end Applied Additive Technology

Brian Neff wants to leave nothing to chance. To ensure the quality of the high-value additively manufactured metal parts his company provides for the demanding aerospace and defense sectors, he believes it is imperative to have end-to-end control of the production process

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How Robotics Has Helped The Manufacturing Industry

Few industries have been impacted more by the advent of robotics than the manufacturing industry. In fact, the manufacturing industry was one of the first to implement robotics all the way back in 1961. Since then, science-fiction has become a normal part of life. Let’s t

The Right Choice 40 Years Ago. The Right Choice for the Next 40 Years

By working with Leslie Controls, a customer protected their original investment and was able to work through the plant re-certification process cost-effectively

How to convert a 3D Printer to a Laser Cutter

You can not only use your 3d printer for printing, but it is also an XYZ motion platform. By attaching a laser to the extruder, for example, you can easily convert your 3d printer to a laser engraver or even cutter.

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PEPPERL+FUCHS PROCESS AUTOMATION, BTC14 Box Thin Client

The industrial box thin clients from Pepperl+Fuchs are a reliable and rugged generation of computers for visualizing process information. They have been specially developed for use in harsh conditions and 24/7 operation in industrial environments.

New Industrial Internet Consortium and oneM2M Joint Whitepaper Enables Digital Transformation

Whitepaper reveals how both parties are collaborating to advance the industrial internet of things.

Digital Factory Revenues to Jump to US$375 Billion in 2030

Opportunities abound equally for the manufacturing sector and technology vendors

FAULHABER GROUP, New GPT gearhead family with numerous gear ratios. A new class level for torque and speed

The new metal GPT planetary gearhead family characterized by its compact dimensions, high torque and very fine graduations of the numerous gear ratios. It is extremely robust and tolerates both frequent as well as sudden load changes. The gearheads operate with high efficiency, can be combined with many different motors and enable various shaft configurations.

BIONIK Laboratories Selects Propel to Accelerate New Product Development and Manufacturing of InMotion Robotic Systems and Services

Propel to deploy its configurable cloud-based product success platform to enable BIONIK to accelerate time to market, ensure compliance, and increase productivity

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

maxon motor’s - The ultra-fast brushless DC motor

maxon motor's - The ultra-fast brushless DC motor

maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. The ECX motors are available with diameters of 8, 16 and 19 mm achieving speeds of up to 120,000 rpm. They run very smoothly and are highly efficient. With maxon motor's online configurator, it is easy to put together a customized DC motor to include gearhead, encoder and controller. The customized motors are ready to ship in 11 days!

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

Markforged

Markforged

Markforged transforms manufacturing with 3D printers capable of producing parts tough enough for the factory floor. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping, and high-value end-use production. Markforged has over 200 employees globally, with $57 million in both strategic and venture capital and was recently named by Forbes as one of the Next Billion Dollar startups.