Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Extending the Life and Improving the Performance of Plastic Injection Molds

Coating mold components like ejector guide elements, cores, lifts and cavities increases the lifespan of molds while reducing maintenance and running costs.

Digital Transformation for the Service Enterprise

The Digital Revolution has already disrupted media, finance, consumer products, healthcare, and other sectors. Manufacturing leaders can’t (and shouldn’t) escape it.

Why Conventional Planning Fails

This bimodal distribution is rampant throughout industry. It can be very simply described as “too much of the wrong and too little of the right” at any point in time and “too much in total” over time.

HP Showcases Growth in High-Volume 3D Printing Deployments and Breakthrough Applications for Manufacturing

Protolabs, IAM 3D Hub, Materialise, and ZiggZagg embrace HP’s Multi Jet Fusion for digital manufacturing; new applications for the Pontifical Swiss Guard, PepsiCo, auto racing, orthotics, industrial machinery, and more

Renishaw Reduces Machining Time for Aerospace Impeller Manufacturer

If the workpiece datum of a finished part is off-centre, the impeller must be submitted for design analysis, in which a designer reviews the component and decides whether it can be used. Each analysis costs approximately $66,900 per part

KOMET GROUP Innovates Cutting Tools Using Metal 3D Printing Technology

As well as allowing special cutters to be produced more quickly, the use of additive manufacturing enables more complex shapes to be generated, both for the external shape of the tooling and for the internal cooling channels.

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Why You Need MindSphere in Your Facility

One of the reasons I am excited about the Siemens MindSphere Platform is that it has the potential to be disruptive the same way the iPhone was.

Improving the Life and Performance of Critical Aerospace Components

The aerospace industry is increasingly turning to PVD and PACVD coatings to increase the durability, performance and service life of components – and as an alternative to hard chrome

Gerber Showcases On-Demand Workflow Solution at Texprocess and Transforms Speed-to-Market Manufacturing

The demonstration will show how design is optimized by leveraging custom graphics and 3D simulation, then converting patterns into a marker file that will be prepared and sent to a digital printer.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

QVI® Introduces New TurnCheck™ Family of Shaft Measuring Systems

Advanced Optics, Rugged Construction Offer a Paradigm Shift for Shaft Measurement

New Balluff Magnetic Mount Simplifies RFID Integration

Balluff's new break-off magnetic mount with tag holder allows for easy integration of RFID systems.

ELUM Unveils PROTOS, Revolutionary All Servo-Driven Roll-Fed Labeler, at EXPO PACK - Mexico 2018

PROTOS achieves rotary machine speeds in smaller footprint and linear design. See PROTOS at EXPO PACK in Mexico City, June 5-8, Booth 1436.

Moving Coil Actuator Reaches Over 2 Billion Cycles

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators achieves over 2 billion cycles.

Sigmetrix and Maplesoft to Jointly Sponsor CAASE18

The two companies will partner together to showcase high-performance products to attendees of The Conference on Advancing Analysis & Simulation in Engineering

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