Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

The Future of Automation Is at Automate

Automate is the largest and most inspiring showcase of robotics, motion control, vision, artificial intelligence and related automation technologies in North America. Bringing together 550+ exhibiting automation innovators, manufacturers and suppliers.

Protect Your Factory Floor Against the Next Global Emergency with IoT

Introducing simple and effective technologies in the right ways can enable manufacturers to get more from their existing operations while also attracting and retaining talent for the long term.

Examining the Gender Gap in Manufacturing: 5 Potential Solutions for 2022

Workforces that lack gender diversity will struggle to reach their full potential. Manufacturing must address this issue if it hopes to sustain growth far into the future.

Faster Retail Order Fulfillment and Room To Grow With Advanced Warehouse Automation and AutoStore

Looking to decrease order cycle time and increase reach to the east coast, PUMA turned to long-time partner Bastian Solutions to help plan, strategize and integrate a new facility and automated warehouse system in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Monolithic vs Modular UPS Systems

While data centers, hospitals, and manufacturers were among the first to adopt the technology, demand for UPS systems is expanding to other users such as research facilities, schools, or anywhere with critical power applications.

BOST Reduces Machine Set-up Time by 50% With Machine Calibration Solutions

B axis calibration is critical in 5-axis machine performance verification to maintain quality, but due to the design of the rotary heads, it was not possible to mount equipment to the centre of these axes to verify performance.

4 Easy Steps to Successful Incident Management

While so much of the occupational health and safety (OHS) industry these days is about being proactive and recognizing and then hopefully eliminating hazards before they can even become an issue, accidents do still happen. And when they do, everyone needs to be prepared.

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Embrace the edge to avoid unscheduled downtime

One of the key metrics for process efficiency is overall equipment efficiency (OEE). This KPI is related to the availability, performance and quality of the production process. High OEE often means good revenue.

Three Ways to Improve Collaboration Among Manufacturing Sites

Typically, collaboration between manufacturing sites is ad-hoc and disorganized at best. Spreadsheets, email chains and one-off instant messages make it taxing to locate information quickly.

Service buses and their impact on digitalization

One of the biggest challenges that enterprises face in their digitalization efforts is having too many complex data silos and applications that don't follow a common architecture.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Optomec Announces Delivery of 600th Industrial Printer for Additive Manufacturing

New Technology and Products Fuel Growth in 3D Metal and Electronics Production

JPB Système Announces Commercial Availability of KeyProd Solution for Manufacturing Companies

Productivity-enhancing I4.0 supported solution gives manufacturers complete one-click visibility and control of factory floor performance Initial user feedback demonstrates achievable OEE of up to 15%

SME's Additive Manufacturing Industry Awards Celebrate Innovation, Skill and Leadership

Three Awards Honor Research, Technical Innovation, Career Achievement at RAPID + TCT 2022

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group Changes Name to Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions

New name reflects strategy focused on delivering end-to-end fluid management solutions for customers

Morf3D and 6K Additive Partner to Qualify Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing

6K Additive's sustainably produced powders will be qualified for full industrialization and high-volume production.

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eCommerce For Manufacturers - How To Do It Right The First Time

eCommerce For Manufacturers - How To Do It Right The First Time

With Human Element, you will build a strategic partnership with experienced on-shore strategists and developers who understand the pain points unique to manufacturers and distributors. Using Agile methodologies and proven eCommerce website development strategies, our team positions clients for success.

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Performance Solutions by Milliken

Performance Solutions by Milliken

Performance Solutions by Milliken (PSbyM) brings a unique, Practitioner-based value proposition to its clients and has built a record of helping companies achieve substantial and sustainable improvements in their operations and safety efforts. This approach helps companies empower employees by working side-by-side to establish a culture of continuous improvement and drive breakthroughs. PSbyM currently serves clients in more than 100 locations in 28 countries across a wide range of industry sectors.