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The Future of Manufacturing: How Digital Twins, 3D AI, Robotics Automation, and Immersive Reality Tech Are Modernizing Industries

The manufacturing sector today is being driven by rapid advancements in sophisticated technology. Among the most significant contributors to this modernization are Digital Twins, 3D AI, robotics automation, and immersive reality technologies.

Four TCP-Based Communication Protocols That Are Key to IIoT—Part 1: MQTT

MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is a compact, binary, open, and easy-to-implement publish/subscribe messaging protocol. It is a certified OASIS and ISO standard (ISO/IEC 20922:2016) managed by the OASIS Technical Committee.

Sustainability, AI, Industrial Dryers, and the Shift to Predictive Quality Analytics

In the era of big data and corporate sustainability, industrial AI is undergoing a significant shift. It's moving from traditional use cases like predictive maintenance to more advanced solutions for predictive quality analytics.

Gocious aids AGCO in their mission to help farmers feed the world through product roadmap innovation

Across ACGO, all team members now have real-time transparency into dynamic product roadmaps. By increasing collaboration among AGCO brands and departments, teams can now focus more on product management and less on project management.

Motion feedback really is everywhere – Here's how encoders help make beer

When you buy the best equipment, you want the best components, too. That's why Community Beer Company uses an EPC encoder in their brewing equipment.

3D Printing Produces Engine Covers To Accelerate Aircraft Maintenance

How a specialized local engineering company supported a major airline during the pandemic with jet engine covers made with 3D printed molds.

How Pallet Automation is Revolutionizing Warehouse Operations

Efficient warehouse operations are the backbone of any successful business. In today's fast-paced world, customer demand is higher than ever, and companies must meet this demand while reducing costs and staying competitive.

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EB-3 visa program emerges as key solution for manufacturers facing tight labor market

Companies are pursuing a variety of strategies to incorporate more automation, attract younger workers, tailor training opportunities, create flexible scheduling and boost pay and benefits. Immigration programs are also increasingly becoming a focal point.

The Role of Energy Management Systems in Smart Factories

Energy management systems include Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, smart transformers, connected HVAC equipment and cloud computing platforms to control it all. While implementing this technology can be daunting, it plays several key roles in smart factory operations.

Audi Sport Accelerates Design and Production Processes with trinckle Software and UltiMaker 3D Printers

When the new Audi E-Tron GT was introduced, the Audi Sport Bôllinger Höfe location in Heilbronn, Germany, rapidly needed almost 200 new tools, jigs and fixtures for its production. Designing these tools costs a lot of time.

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Zion Solutions Group Joins Forces with Locus Robotics to Supercharge Warehouse Productivity

This collaboration leverages the Locus Global Alliance Network, a consortium of the warehouse industry's best and brightest, dedicated to propelling productivity and transforming supply chains with innovative robotics, service, and software solutions.

GEMCO at RAPID + TCT 2024

GEMCO, a leading manufacturer of industrial mixing and drying solutions, will showcase its latest advancements at the RAPID + TCT, taking place June 25-27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, booth 1531.

Pushing the boundaries of production: Stake F1 Team KICK Sauber and AM Solutions extend successful partnership

The AM Solutions - 3D post-processing technology brand is the umbrella under which the Rösler Group bundles all activities related to additive manufacturing with an outstanding range of products and services, including systems, consumables and process engineering for the series-ready and automated post processing of additively manufactured parts.

The Future of AI in Predictive Maintenance: How Technology is Revolutionizing Equipment Monitoring

In today's fast-paced industrial environment, maintaining the health and efficiency of machinery is crucial. Downtime can lead to significant financial losses, and traditional maintenance strategies often fall short in predicting equipment failures. Enter Predictive Maintenance powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) - a game-changer in the realm of equipment monitoring and maintenance.

Warren Controls Offers Series 2900 Industrial Control Valves

Offering excellent modulating control of a wide variety of fluids

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Get RFQs on Die Casting, Stamping, and Extrusion With Xometry, Your Source for Custom Parts

Get RFQs on Die Casting, Stamping, and Extrusion With Xometry, Your Source for Custom Parts

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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.