Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Purdue researchers test 3D concrete printing system as part of NSF-funded project

Transitioning to clean wind energy could become more cost-efficient as Purdue University researchers test a new technology created by an international startup to anchor offshore wind turbines.

Metal Fabrication Shop Utilizes Efficient Production Method

When a client needs a prototype created quickly, longer-running fabrication jobs most likely will have to be be put on hold to make room for a rapid prototype manufacturing job.

Transforming Legacy Manufacturing Enterprises With AI on the Edge

This article discusses how legacy manufacturing enterprises can harness the latest technologies, to optimize factory operations without having to ramp up infrastructure investment.

The role of Employee Equity Ownership in driving a company’s productivity.

In this article, the focus is on giving employees a stake in the company, the objective is to motivate them to do what is best for the shareholders since they are also shareholders.

Ceramic at Its Best

After intensive market research, maxon decided on a printer from French manufacturer 3DCeram, which has been customized to meet the company’s own requirements.

Sharpening Alignment for More Accurate and Faster Machining

Matrox Imaging’s robust vision software and smart camera endows CNC machine to ensure precision cuts, enhance yield rates

Overcoming Vibration Issues When Using Laser Interferometry

Before looking at the problems that vibration causes when using a laser interferometer, and the ways that its effects can be overcome, it is worth briefly describing the way that laser interferometry works.

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Four Ways AI Will Change Manufacturing in 2022

AI and machine learning offer manufacturing a chance for new and stable growth. When paired with traditional automation, these technologies can improve efficiency and decrease costs.

Strategies for Addressing 3 Emerging Challenges in the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Over the past few years, several significant obstacles have emerged for manufacturing supply chains. Here are three of the most pressing of these and what strategies could address them.

It's time for change - Technology essential to tackle climate change

To pursue a sustainable future, manufacturers need to find options to increase energy efficiency. Industrial robotics is an ideal way to help improve sustainability and minimize the environmental impact of manufacturing activities.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Streamlining Metal Additive Manufacturing with Better Build Plate Resurfacing

Advanced rotary surface grinders enable efficient, precise resurfacing of the build plate, improving productivity and quality

Summary Of Reasons For Machining Errors

With the development of intelligent automation, there are more and more orders for machining, but please don't refuse orders for machining. Various unpredictable mistakes may occur when you receive a suitable order for machining. These mistakes will Will bring immeasurable losses to large mechanical processing plants, so what are the reasons for the mistakes in mechanical processing orders? SANS Machining has summarized nine reasons for the mistakes in machining orders.

Cassia Networks and Extronics Announce Strategic Partnership to Launch New ATX2000 Hazardous Area Bluetooth Gateway

Cassia and Extronics have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver a new hazardous area Bluetooth gateway that provides secure, long-range, multiple device connectivity for hazardous industrial environments.

Cassia Networks Announces the Release of the X2000 Bluetooth Gateway

Cassia Networks, Inc. a leading provider of enterprise Bluetooth IoT products and solutions, announces the release of its new X2000 Bluetooth gateway designed to further improve the performance and reduce the complexity and cost of large scale Industrial IoT deployments.

Optomec Establishes 3D Printed Electronics Technical Advisory Board with Top Industry Leaders

Expert Team brings unparalleled real-world experience with Production Applications

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series of linear stages have high stiffness, load, and lifetime capabilities in a compact size. The integrated linear encoder combined with stage calibration provides high accuracy positioning over the full travel of the device. At 36 mm high, these stages are excellent for applications where a low profile is required. The X-LRQ-DE's innovative design allows speeds up to 205 mm/s and loads up to 100 kg. Like all Zaber products, the X-LRQ-DE Series is designed for easy set-up and operation.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

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.