Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Industry 4.0 Needs Automated Power Sources

Decision-makers developing their Industry 4.0 strategies must consider how to ensure their facilities stay running during electricity disruptions. One possibility is to explore automated smart power sources.

Remote Inspections Save Time and Increase Flexibility

Remote inspections with smart glasses bundle the know-how of specialists from various fields in only one carrier who must be on site. This saves time and costs and lowers emissions.

Increased Cloud Adoption Will Drive Greater Business Value in 2023

The Cloud is driving business value by breaking down barriers, improving collaboration, and opening new business possibilities. I expect that the trend of cloud adoption will only increase in 2023, driving a revolution in smarter decision support by manufacturers.

General Purpose Programming Languages Are the Future for the Industrial Automation Industry and Are Overtaking Traditional PLC IEC 61131-3

IEC 61131-3 is the de facto standard in the industrial automation industry. It encompasses 5 different programming “languages”. It makes designing simple programs straightforward and easy, and it does this very well.

Total Cost of Ownership – Unwrapping the Hidden Costs of Manufacturing

When thinking about costs of a part, many engineers and purchasers tend to only have one thing in mind: production costs. Like this, new technologies such as 3D printing/AM are often seen as expensive. However, production costs are just the tip of the iceberg.

Exploring Manifold Design

Manifolds are complex parts that require several levels of expertise to optimize. At Inkbit, we are optimizing the manufacturing of manifolds that finally unlock the geometric freedom of additive manufacturing.

Competence and Awareness: How to Get Started

Regardless of where you are on the ISO journey – compliance, awareness only, registration, or simply trying to maintain your QMS after a successful audit - it is necessary to ensure that competence and awareness are kept at the forefront.

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Mouser Gives a Closer Look at Autonomous Mobile Robots in New Installment of Empowering Innovation Together

The final installment of Mouser’s 2022 Empowering Innovation Together program explores the cutting-edge applications of autonomous mobile robots and includes a new episode of The Tech Between Us podcast.

How AI is reshaping the edge computing landscape

How much computing power is needed at the edge? How much memory and storage are enough for AI at the edge? Minimum requirements are growing as AI opens the door to innovative applications that need more and faster processing, storage, and memory.

How We Can Inspire Our New Generation Into Engineering

It’s no secret that the engineering sector is experiencing a shortage of workers. In fact, research shows that the industry will need to train and employ around 200,000 people by 2024 to fill the gap.

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Allied Electronics & Automation Announces the new RS DesignSpark Accelerate Incubator Program

Based at the RS DesignSpark Innovation Center in Bryan-College Station, Texas, the new incubator program will provide startup companies involved in hardware and software solutions relevant to RS Group markets and technologies with a significant slate of benefits, including up to $50,000 of in-kind funding.

KROHNE Offers Full Instrumentation Portfolio for Produced Water

Reduce pump costs throughout the process of produced water management

Desktop Metal Receives $9 Million Order from Major German Automaker for Binder Jet Systems for Mass Production of Automotive Components

This is the second order from the same automaker in less than 12 months, bringing the total amount of production AM systems ordered to $16.9 million to support digitally casted powertrain components for a popular car line.

Spark Laser gets their product to market faster with Tempus 3D's industrial 3D printing service

Spark Laser was able to transition seamlessly from product development to lon-demand manufacturing when releasing their new commercial laser cutter, with the help of Tempus 3D's industrial 3D printing service.

MICROMETAL'S MARKET-LEADING EXPERTISE FOCUSES ON THE PRODUCTION OF MESHES & FILTERS USING PHOTO-CHEMICAL ETCHING

In the area of mesh and filter fabrication, the unique innovations that micrometal GmbH has developed to enhance standard and traditional PCE technologies have led to a number of possibilities in design, and tolerance attainment, until now impossible.

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New stepper motor AM3248: exceptionally high speed and dynamics

New stepper motor AM3248: exceptionally high speed and dynamics

The FAULHABER stepper motor AM3248 raises the bar in terms of performance and dimensions. Offering up to 10,000 rpm, it achieves five times the speed of comparable stepper motors. Combined with a gearhead reduction of 100:1, it supplies a torque of 5 Nm. With a diameter of just 32 mm, it is suited for a wide range of applications in areas such as aerospace, laboratory automation, the semiconductor industry, robotics and 3D printing. Learn more!

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PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI is a privately held company that designs and manufactures world-class precision motion and automation systems including air bearings, hexapods and piezo drives at locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded 5 decades ago and today employs more than 1300 people worldwide. PI's customers are leaders in high-tech industries and research institutes in fields such as photonics, life-sciences, semiconductors and aerospace.