Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Digitization Needs to Pay Off

Industry 4.0 has been a hot topic at maxon since the drive specialist introduced configurable drives. Now we’re continuing to drive digitization – but not at all costs.

The New Normal for Global Manufacturing

The 3D printing industry has proven instrumental in the production of essential medical equipment ranging from face masks to ventilators.A key reason why additive manufacturing has been so effective during the pandemic: it doesn’t rely on a global supply chain.

COVID-19 Driving Visual Commerce Accelerator for Hand-Selected Manufacturers

Before COVID-19 there were visual experiences inspiring interest, driving demand, and creating a path to purchase in today’s digital economies. Manufacturers have modified Visual Commerce customer outreach efforts to compensate for a non-deployable salesperson during COVID

Remote Monitoring for Reducing Manufacturing Water Usage

Remote monitoring for managing and reducing water usage is an especially consequential and cost-saving technology. Here’s why manufacturers should begin putting it to work today.

Materials Handling Equipment

The smooth running of any warehouse or factory operation depends on raw, component and finished materials being processed efficiently and safely and getting this right can help a business gain a real competitive advantage.

New Tools for Tooling Help Boost Manufacturers Bottom Line

There has always been a great deal of confusion over the potential investment required to develop high-quality tooling for manufacturers and any associated benefits. Now, new digital developments mean that is no longer the case.

Adjust with Light - A Case Study from IDS Imaging

A camera-supported alignment and measuring system ensures precise, fast measurement of straightness and flatness in mechanical engineering.

Interested in contributing an article or review?

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Stories

3D modelling technique for fast-track face shield production

Using stacked model data, the technique can dramatically increase 3D printing output, assisting in producing face shields for healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.

PRECISION MOLDING & THE INTERNET OF THINGS

While most analysis of the IoT is in respect of its positive influence on manufacturing processes, the growth in the IoT also opens up huge possibilities for micro molding as there is burgeoning demand for a variety of new and innovative micro devices.

3D Systems Announces First-to-Market Enhancements to Reverse Engineering Software - Enabling Increased Efficiency & Accuracy across Broad Application Portfolio

-Unique unroll/reroll function in Geomagic® Design X enables a new modeling workflow for complex revolved parts resulting in a 94% efficiency improvement. -Geomagic Design X's new features for hybrid surfacing workflows accelerate productivity, improve downstream CAD re-us

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Underestimation of DPSS laser modules.

Most diode lasers work in a CW mode and have 7-8 watt power output, while in an impulse mode the peak power can be reached at 10 watt which is quite good but then the average power will decrease down to 2-3 watt.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO Rakes in Industry Acclaim

Trade Show News Network and Trade Show Executive each place biennial event among top trade shows in 2019.

iGAM Announces Exclusive Partnership with MRO, Inc. to Add a 20-Month Warranty to Used Robots and Industrial Equipment Sold on the Marketplace

New collaboration gives iGAM customers added peace of mind on used equipment purchases

Exact Metrology Provides Updates on PolyWorks Inspector™ and Hexagon Romer

A new feature in the PolyWorks Inspector™ is multi-piece editing. Users can now make changes in one piece that can be propagated to other pieces. If a user has multiple pieces, they can make changes like creating, editing features, alignments, reporting items, etc.

New Precision Linear Stage Family for Ultra High Vacuum Applications

This precision stage series is available in 3 linear motion ranges, for 3 different vacuum levels, and with different motors, from PI.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

Sierra Instruments, Inc.- MASTER your Flow Energy!

Sierra Instruments, Inc.- MASTER your Flow Energy!

Download Flow Energy Guide - Written by Engineers For Engineers. Learn how to save on energy costs by optimizing your facility flows that impact costs like compressed air, natural gas, steam, and hot or chilled water.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

Sierra Instruments, Inc.

Sierra Instruments, Inc.

Sierra manufacturers high performance mass flow meters and controllers for nearly any gas, liquid, or steam. Customers choose Sierra when they need an accurate and repeatable flow measurement, short delivery lead times, expert flow advice, and long term support.