Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

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.

Applications of Nanometer-Level Precision Motion Control Solutions

Crucial to many exacting applications requiring nanometer-level accuracy and repeatability are best-in-class motion control solutions. This article will look at the top-end solution in terms of accuracy and repeatability...

Servitization for Sensors

Like all servitization business models, S2aaS could provide numerous benefits to the customer. Using a subscription-based service, manufacturers can rest assured their sensors will be monitored, repaired and replaced whenever required.

Maintenance in the Digital World

Taking a predictive approach to maintenance is key to maximising uptime, and with Industry 4.0 transforming the manufacturing landscape, now is the time for design engineers to look to digital solutions to reduce machine downtime and ensure consistent levels of efficiency.

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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

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.

Getting started with Endurance lasers and certain limitations

Dear Endurance customers and followers in this post I would like to highlight key things using Endurance lasers.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Includes HDMI Port Option on GT27 Series of Human Machine Interfaces

Users just need an HDMI cable to project information onto TV monitors

DuPont Announces New Additions to 3D Printing Materials Portfolio at RAPID + TCT 2019

New pelletized grades offer customers greater manufacturing agility and cost-effectiveness

Xometry Announces Distribution Partnership with Mitsubishi Materials, U.S.A.

Beginning in June, customers will be able to choose from the full line-up of DiaEdge and MOLDINO cutting tools, expanding the Xometry Supplies offering of CNC machine tooling by over 25,000 items.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

Model 30MT Magnetic Encoder Module

Model 30MT Magnetic Encoder Module

The Model 30MT is a compact magnetic encoder module designed for the most extreme environments. It offers sealing up to IP69K, an operating temperature range of -40° to 120° C, and a shock and vibration rating that conforms to Mil-STD-202G. With a large air gap and tolerance to misalignment, up to 1024 CPR (4096 PPR with Quadrature Counting), and easy alignment and installation, the Model 30M or is an excellent solution where you need motion feedback in your robotics application.

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Len Calderone - Contributing Author

Len Calderone - Contributing Author

Len contributes to this publication on a regular basis. Past articles can be found with an Article Search and are listed below. He also writes short stories that always have a surprise ending. He has also written a book on wedding photography on a budget. These can be found at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Megalen