Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Three Advantages of Urethane Casting

Urethane casting is a manufacturing process for making prototype and low-volume parts by using a silicone mold to form urethane parts. The parts are made out of materials that are plastic-like or rubber-like.

Talking IMTS with Eplan USA

Booth #134424 - We will be highlighting Electric P8, Pro Panel and more of our software solutions.

Talking IMTS with Cenit Fastsuite

Booth #133331, East Building - FASTSUITE, CENIT’s software, supports system integration companies and end users in the areas of robot & work cell offline programming and simulation, controller validation. virtual commissioning as well as full factory simulation.

Top Five Teams Win a Share of $100,000 in Virtual Modeling Stage of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Competition

Winning teams successfully created digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of a house on Mars using specialized software tools.

ManufacturingTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
IMTS 2018

IMTS 2018 takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL September 10th - 15th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Talking IMTS with Zaber

Booth #236479 - Linear Motor Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders. With the built-in controller, the X-LDQ-AE is a first of its kind - making set-up as easy as 1-2-3.

Talking IMTS with Rittal US

Booth #134424 - Rittal has the opportunity to demonstrate our full product line with the business unit extension Rittal Automation Systems together with sister companies EPLAN and CIDEON.

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Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Stories

3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions Partnership to Redefine the Factory of the Future

New integrated additive and subtractive manufacturing solution will include automation and post-processing to provide more efficient, seamless workflows for advanced manufacturing

Manufacturers Are Concerned Skilled Labor Shortage Could Stymie Innovation, Finds L.E.K. Consulting Survey

Workforce Investments, Not Downsizing, Are Priority as Plans for Automation Increase

KIST: 3D Soft Robots Animated Like Living Creatures

- A new 3D soft robot created by automatically cutting and folding plastic films - Moving smoothly according to the rhythm of operas songs and/or the dialogue of movie scenes - Expecting a new application of animatronic soft robots in the art and culture industry

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Machine Control Providers at IMTS 2018 to Focus on Connected Systems, Emphasize Controls that Empower Operators to Make Immediate Improvements

Job shops don't have the luxury of scrapping multiple parts to refine a program. They need the first part to be a good part, but achieving this goal has become a bigger challenge as designers have increased part complexity to take advantage of expanding machine capabilities.

New NEMA 4X wireless I/O device

Phoenix Contact expands the Radioline product family

GE Ventures To Sponsor Innovations Day At HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018

Kerr will share GE Ventures unique outlook for investing in the New Industrial segment with a focus on frontier technologies such as robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, cybersecurity, blockchain and predictive maintenance.

Addition Design & Research Will Exhibit at TCT Show 2018

As an organization, Addition Design & Research is a relative newcomer to the 3D printing sector, however, this belies the extensive capabilities and skills of the team. Addition Design works at the intersection of additive manufacturing, contract research & development and high value design & engineering.

FARO® Design ScanArm® 2.5C Brings Color to 3D Scanning

High Resolution Color Scanning Capabilities for 3D Design Professionals

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

KINGSTAR Soft PLC - Replace Your PLC with an EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC for Real-Time Motion Control and Machine Vision

KINGSTAR Soft PLC - Replace Your PLC with an EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC for Real-Time Motion Control and Machine Vision

The top machine builders are switching from proprietary hardware-based PLCs, like Allen-Bradley, TwinCAT, Mitsubishi and KEYENCE, to open standards-based EtherCAT-enabled software PLCs on IPCs. KINGSTAR provides a fully-featured and integrated software PLC based on an open and accessible RTOS. KINGSTAR Soft PLC also includes add-on or third-party components for motion control and machine vision that are managed by a rich user interface for C++ programmers and non-developers alike.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

Zaber Technologies Inc

Zaber Technologies Inc

Zaber's extensive line of computer controlled motorized linear slides, miniature linear actuators, motorized rotary stages, motorized mirror mounts, goniometers and other devices, make automating sub-micron positioning applications quick, easy, and affordable.