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Case Study: A Task Force Uses Rapid Prototyping to Evaluate an Emergency Medical Device

A team of engineers and medical experts joined forces during the first wave of COVID-19 to rapidly prototype a medical device. Xometry manufactured 9 prototypes in under 3 weeks, providing advice and rapid production for critical decision making.

Overcoming the crisis: COVID-19, the automotive industry and the potential of additive manufacturing

In this feature, Eric Pallarés, Chief Technology Officer at BCN3D, considers the impact of this tumultuous year on the automotive industry and how additive manufacturing can help.

Planning for Obsolescence

After looking at the existing motor and the space envelope available, Sound Leisure, together with maxon engineers, selected the maxon brushless EC 45mm flat motor. This brushless DC motor is part of a program of flat motors, ideal when space is at a premium.

Remote Work Is Already Shaping Operations in the ‘Next Normal’

The COVID-19 health crisis has pushed many organizations to reduce physical interaction among their workforces to an absolute minimum. In a very short period, work from home (WFH) and work from anywhere (WFA) have emerged as standard features of the “Next Normal.”

Why Digital Transformation Matters More Than Ever

Companies that embraced digital technology, specifically on the plant floor, are now able to improve and adapt their operations at a faster speed and even anticipate changes before they occur.

3 Steps to Supply Chain Resilience and Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

The challenges facing the manufacturing industry are many. And as the current health crisis continues, the future is an unknown landscape. To survive and ultimately thrive, companies must increase profitability, supply chain resilience, and embrace new technologies.

Quality in the Era of COVID-19

Every day in 2020 has been somewhat of a surprise, but probably the biggest surprise of all has been how well manufacturers and quality teams have navigated all of the new rules, restrictions, PPE requirements and product mix changes that emerged.

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When Digital Transformation's "Check Engine" Light Comes On

When CIOs are charged with digital transformation, it’s often not as smooth a process as expected. Our newest report found that 78% of industrial professionals encountered underlying issues when they began implementing digital transformation.

Moving from Scare Easy to Secured Share Easy in Additive Manufacturing

Unleashing the full benefits of additive manufacturing requires knowledge sharing, but as Lee-Bath Nelson, Co-founder and VP Business at LEO Lane asks, can this be achieved securely without giving away the farm?

Ways Automation Is Changing Metal Fabrication

Growing demand and a widening industry skills gap have metal fabricators looking for ways to improve efficiency and product quality, even when additional labor may be hard to find.

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Ewon and NVISO partner to bring IIoT cybersecurity to new levels

With the cyber threat landscape constantly evolving, Ewon, a business unit within HMS Networks and the global leader in industrial remote connectivity, has partnered with NVISO, an expert in cybersecurity, to bring industrial cybersecurity to the next level.

Graham Packaging Introduces New Website and Brand Identity

Graham Packaging launches a new website and corporate identity.

The Institute of Packaging Professionals' 2021 Salary Survey is Open for Participation

This exclusive survey is prepared in partnership with Packaging World, and for the first time this year, the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP). Working with AIP will allow IoPP to expand the reach of the survey into Australia and New Zealand.

Wayland Additive Reveals the In-Process Monitoring Capabilities of its Calibur3 Metal AM System

From the outset, this issue has been a key focus for Wayland Additive during the development of its innovative and ground-breaking Calibur3 platform featuring its proprietary NeuBeam® technology. That is to say that as the Wayland team started to build its new system from the ground up, in-process monitoring was included as a key function - it is not an add-on or an afterthought.

OnLogic Introduces New Fanless Computers that Enable IIoT Innovators to Leverage New Intel Processors

Joining OnLogic's Helix and Karbon lines, the new systems incorporate the latest Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium CPUs, formerly known as "Elkhart Lake".

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Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Humans and robots can now share tasks - and this new partnership is on the verge of revolutionizing the production line. Today's drivers like data-driven services, decreasing product lifetimes and the need for product differentiation are putting flexibility paramount, and no technology is better suited to meet these needs than the Omron TM Series Collaborative Robot. With force feedback, collision detection technology and an intuitive, hand-guided teaching mechanism, the TM Series cobot is designed to work in immediate proximity to a human worker and is easier than ever to train on new tasks.

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MVTec LLC

MVTec LLC

MVTec Software GmbH is a leading international manufacturer of software for machine vision used in all demanding areas of imaging: semi-conductor industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in general, medicine, surveillance, robot vision, and 3D vision. MVTec is the developer and vendor of the general purpose machine vision software HALCON. In addition, MVTec, LLC works out of Cambridge, MA (USA), to better attend the North American market since 2007.