Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

POLITICS AND SUPPLY CHAINS COLLIDE AS THE TREND TOWARDS LOCALISATION IS ACCELERATED BY COVID-19

Global organisations are turning to multi-sourcing and regional supply chains; COVID-19 has accelerated a rethink of supply chains, prioritising flexibility and robustness; Domestic politics and geopolitics impact supply chains as Brexit, elections and rival superpowers clas

Trends for 3D Printing in Manufacturing

There's no question that additive manufacturing will continue growing in the coming years. Some experts expect the 3D printing industry to surpass $20 billion by next year, but what will that look like?

Lean Manufacturing Now Focuses on Pricing During Pandemic

For more than a quarter century Lean Manufacturing has been focused on plant floor process improvement. While these efforts have eliminated waste in the operation, rarely have pricing elements been considered part of a value stream mapping (VSM).

3D-Printed Concrete Could Drastically Change Construction Efficiency

The freeform aspect of 3D printing allows going beyond the rectangular builds that are so common in both modern and historical structures. That means people could eventually see building designs that fascinate and inspire them with their unusual shapes.

Integrated Engineering Program Opens Up Opportunities for Students

“The PLTW Engineering Program at Corona High School in Corona, California, is designed to set the students up to give them the best real world breadth education to be able to go directly into the manufacturing field...”

Warehouse Automation: Pick-to-Light Systems

In the age of IoT, warehouse automation is at the forefront of many industries. In this series , we will dive into the different technologies used in warehouse automation and the important components to drive its success and efficiency.

Massachusetts Metalcaster Established Over a Century Ago Leaps Forward with 3D Mold Printing

A growing number of companies within the sand casting industry are adopting 3D sand printing to produce high quality parts without tooling. The technology to 3D print molds without changing the actual sand casting process itself is a major advancement for the industry.

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How Does IoT in Manufacturing Drive Employee Productivity

More devices mean more data and more information. But there is a catch! Data in itself is not helpful until used in the right context. In order to gain that context, you must ask the right questions from the data.

LTG Lofts to go Makes 3D Printed Communities a Reality in Partnership with Black Buffalo 3D

These construction printers will enable 3D printing- yes, printing- of entire communities, facilities and offices onsite in a matter of days.

September 2020 Guest Opinion: Keeping the Lights on for a "Lights Out" Future

Supply chain visibility and diversification have become top priorities for manufacturers, retailers and logistic providers. Today, they are faced with challenges they never expected, but – luckily – they are using new technologies to solve them.

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Brown Machine Group Announces Industry-Leading C-RUSH System for Reducing Manual Labor and increase productivity in Paper Cup Manufacturing

SMART-DOLA™ feature enables production of unlimited number of fixtures

3A Press Delivers Zero-Defect Packaging in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Applications

Multiple inspection points, precise color matching and consistency ensure top-quality folding cartons for life sciences customers

Clorox Deploys Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to Tackle Operational Challenges Brought Upon by the COVID-19 Pandemic

- Vuzix Smart Glasses used to conduct quarterly audit activities remotely eliminated hours of unnecessary personnel travel time - Vuzix Smart Glasses help reduce manufacturing downtime by 20%

TRUMPF Inc. welcomes NCS Technologies as a distributor for TruPrint additive products

It will enable us to reach new customers that can leverage TRUMPF additive manufacturing technology who may not otherwise be familiar with our products," said Jack Pennuto, Director of Sales for TRUMPF Inc. Laser Division.

Xometry To Let Customers Offset Carbon Generated by Their Orders

On-Demand manufacturing leader invests in minimizing its carbon footprint and that of its customers

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Parvalux Conveyor Belt Motors

Parvalux Conveyor Belt Motors

British-made Parvalux geared motors are used in a huge range of industrial applications in almost 80 countries. We manufacture conveyor belt motors, automatic shutter motors, packaging motors and much more. When you need reliable operation, you can trust Parvalux to safely power your application.

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TR Cutler, Inc.

TR Cutler, Inc.

TR Cutler, Inc. was founded by Thomas R. Cutler 21 years ago. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. He is also the founder of the 8000 member Manufacturing Media Consortium.