Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

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.

RAPID Q&A with Frank Marangell, BigRep CBO

Booth #503 - BigRep is the go to for large-format 3D printing. We will be offering demos throughout the show, where you can learn more about what sets us apart from some of the other thermoplastic extrusion printers at the RAPID+TCT.

RAPID Q&A from XCENTRIC

Xcentric will be exhibiting a range of example additive manufacturing, CNC machining, and rapid delivery injection molding projects that highlight how we are able to help shorten our clients’ product launch cycles.

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

Is Independent Interconnectivity a Thing?

There is no doubt that sensors have enabled the rapid uptake of IIoT. The smarter the sensors are getting, the more impressive the IIoT realm is becoming.

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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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Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Stories

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.

Additive Manufacturing with Metal Powders Market to surpass 4.5 kilo Tons Consumption By 2024

Increase in trend towards adoption of prototype has led to the development and validation of design faster along with reduction in production time & cost in various industrial sectors which has stimulated additive manufacturing with metal powders market demand.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Fast Radius Partners with Desktop Metal to Accelerate Adoption of Metal Additive Production Applications

Fast Radius to host invite-only Application Launch Program specifically designed to identify and launch production applications with the Desktop Metal Production System.

Locus Robotics Announces Technology Collaboration Partnership with RightHand Robotics

TOP ROBOTICS COMPANIES JOIN FORCES TO BUILD AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH-VOLUME ORDER FULFILLMENT WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS

FluidForm to Attend RAPID + TCT 2019 Additive Manufacturing Event

Now Scheduling Appointments/Interviews to be held during the Event

Materialise Announces Collaboration with HP, Nikon and Essentium to Support Adoption of 3D Printing

Materialise Streamics 8 improves connectivity with factory floor

Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Launches 2nd R&D Funding Round of up to $300K

ASTM International announced today a "Request For Ideas" for short-term R&D funding needs aimed at accelerating standards development in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. The organization anticipates providing up to six awards of up to $50,000 each.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

SICK, Inc. - Low-Cost LiDAR: Higher Technology That's Easy to Use

SICK, Inc. - Low-Cost LiDAR: Higher Technology That's Easy to Use

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is one of the most reliable methods for parts sensing in factory automation today. SICK has made this technology affordable and easy to use! Click on the video link below to learn about the TiM1xx LiDAR sensor and how it provides: - Area scanning LiDAR technology in a standard sensor package - 200-degree field of view and 3 meter sensing range allows for 169 square feet of area scanning - Compact size and light weight enables ease of deployment in "non-standard" type applications, like end-of-arm robotic tooling - Wide area scanning without having to mount a transmitter and receiver makes installation much easier - IO Link for easy configuration

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

binder USA

binder USA

Binder USA, LP, is a subsidiary of Binder Group, a leading global manufacturer of circular connectors, custom cordsets, and LED lights. Binder USA products are used around the world in industrial environments for factory automation, process control, and medical technology applications. Defined by technical innovation and traditional values, the binder name is synonymous with the highest standards of quality and reliability. The company's quality management system is DIN ISO 9001 and ISO 9001 & 14001 certificated, but it is a solution-focused approach to customer applications and commitment to superior service that truly differentiates binder from the competition.