Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

The Costs and Risks of Overlooking Flash Storage in Rugged Industrial Applications

Industrial OEMs see value in optimizing the right flash technology to ensure host architecture compatibility while meeting application workload requirements.

Industrial IoT Spending Skyrockets As Manufacturing Sector Braces for Change

The promise of greatly enhanced productivity is leading manufacturers to embrace smarter, autonomous IoT-based systems. Choice IOT’s Darren Sadana points out the importance of building these new capabilities on a stable infrastructure.

Case Study: BMW Uses Xometry’s Range of Technologies to Make Custom Assembly Tooling

BMW tooling engineers can use Xometry’s CNC machining, 3D printing, and urethane casting for custom assembly fixtures, which allows the company to put the finishing touches on its vehicles quickly and cost-effectively.

Manufacturers Replace Metal with Plastic to Reap Benefits of Plastic Resins While Maintaining Integrity of Metals

In today’s fast-paced world there is an immense pressure on manufacturers to create a better, faster, stronger, cheaper product, and only those who are willing to adapt and innovate will survive. Manufacturers who’ve been dragging their heels (or worse, kicking & screami

Rapid Prototyping Helps University Students Design Racing Car

The Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by SAE International. The goal is to design and manufacture a Formula-style race car under very strict regulations.

Automated Packaging Production & Custom Corrugated Boxes

Packaging can be a deciding factor in whether or not your business achieves an impressive return on investment. Businesses must strike a balance between using high-quality and protective materials, whilst also making sure there is still plenty of room for profit.

Sintavia Scales End-to-end Applied Additive Technology

Brian Neff wants to leave nothing to chance. To ensure the quality of the high-value additively manufactured metal parts his company provides for the demanding aerospace and defense sectors, he believes it is imperative to have end-to-end control of the production process

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How Robotics Has Helped The Manufacturing Industry

Few industries have been impacted more by the advent of robotics than the manufacturing industry. In fact, the manufacturing industry was one of the first to implement robotics all the way back in 1961. Since then, science-fiction has become a normal part of life. Let’s t

The Right Choice 40 Years Ago. The Right Choice for the Next 40 Years

By working with Leslie Controls, a customer protected their original investment and was able to work through the plant re-certification process cost-effectively

How to convert a 3D Printer to a Laser Cutter

You can not only use your 3d printer for printing, but it is also an XYZ motion platform. By attaching a laser to the extruder, for example, you can easily convert your 3d printer to a laser engraver or even cutter.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Minimizing Human Error in Adhesive Coating Applications

Cartridge-based systems eliminate inconsistencies

Optomec 3D Metal Printing Technology Chosen by Navajo Technical University for NASA Mission

Team from Optomec, Navajo Technical University, University of Alabama Huntsville, V&M Global Solutions to collaborate on NASA Additive Manufacturing Grant

PEPPERL+FUCHS PROCESS AUTOMATION, BTC14 Box Thin Client

The industrial box thin clients from Pepperl+Fuchs are a reliable and rugged generation of computers for visualizing process information. They have been specially developed for use in harsh conditions and 24/7 operation in industrial environments.

New Industrial Internet Consortium and oneM2M Joint Whitepaper Enables Digital Transformation

Whitepaper reveals how both parties are collaborating to advance the industrial internet of things.

Digital Factory Revenues to Jump to US$375 Billion in 2030

Opportunities abound equally for the manufacturing sector and technology vendors

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Roll-Up Doors

Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Roll-Up Doors

Need to increase safety? Are you using light curtains? Is space a concern? Dynatect's Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door combines safety technology, speed, and a physical barrier to isolate hazardous operations. Use of a physical barrier with safety sensors can save up to 30 square feet of manufacturing space. Using the ANSI minimum safety distance formula, the Gortite® VF Door limits the depth penetration factor and average approach speed, allowing closer location of the safeguarding device. Unlike light curtains, which can't contain process hazards, an automated machine safety door can isolate common workplace debris. This physical barrier is designed to contain process driven hazards such as weld sparks, UV flash, and light debris. Thus, the operator can maintain closer proximity to the work area improving ergonomics and productivity.

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.