Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Detecting New Solutions: How Intelligent Sensors Can Support Industry 4.0

Innovation Stage Q&A with SICK Inc. - To explore the impact of I4.0 and sensors in automated pharmaceutical manufacturing, we spoke with Ron Stuver, director of business consulting at SICK, Inc. (Booth LS-6419), a leading provider of manufacturing sensors.

What is MXT? (Metering Extruder Technology)

Article from BigRep. As FFF extrusion technology reaches the peak of its development cycle, it becomes less likely that the technology’s quality will meaningfully improve. Additive manufacturing must be rethought from its foundation.

Simulation Design for Rapid Prototyping

Q&A with Ravi Kunju, Altair: Digital twins offer designers the opportunity to analyze the impact of operational conditions without requiring the production of a prototype until much further along in the manufacturing process when mfg's have a greater certainty of success.

Choosing Gears Best Suited for Your Application

Q&A with Ronald Valenzuela, Engineering Manager, KHK Gears: As technology advances, we have seen a shift into using much finer pitch gearing. We have certainly come across more exotic gear designs in the Mechatronics field that require a much smaller design..

Why IIoT is a Priority for Manufacturers

Sean Riley, Global Industry Director for Manufacturing & Transportation, Software AG: Industry-wide, use cases have been proven, IIoT platforms have shown their effectiveness and potential, and roadmaps to success have been developed.

What Is Preventive Maintenance?

Michael Davies, Iota Communications: Even if you’re already practicing preventive maintenance, there’s still more you can do to maximize equipment uptime and utilization rates. In this article we’ll cover the basics.

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ManufacturingTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PACK EXPO takes place in Las Vegas, NV September 23rd - 25th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Stories

Building a Sustainable Future with Today's Packaging Solutions

Packaging Professionals Address Innovation Stage Topics set for PACK EXPO Las Vegas. By: Sean Riley, senior director, media and industry communications, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

2019 Deloitte and MAPI Smart Factory Study: Capturing Value Along the Digital Journey

Although 2011 is considered the unofficial start of the fourth industrial revolution, U.S. manufacturers have reported zero average growth in labor productivity over the past five years — despite continual improvements in equipment, software and management approaches.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Receives $25 Million Award to Bring Cold Spray 3D Printing Techniques to the Battlefield

Funding from the Army will support advanced work on cold spray; the portable repair and manufacturing technique could increase the readiness of military vehicles and other units.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

How the Super Swedes developed the world's strongest bolt

By Peter Karaszi and Richard Cutler. "Super Swede" invokes a range of images from Vikings, Swedish steel, race car driver Ronnie Peterson, the Nobel Prize and IKEA. Now a Swedish manufacturer of premium stainless steel fasteners, BUMAX, has drawn on Nobel Prize winning technology to develop the world's strongest bolt.

FELIXprinters Support New Product Development & Manufacturing Activities for Leading Food Handling Equipment Company: Houdijk

Houdijk, based in Vlaardingen in the Netherlands, develops and delivers advanced, automated food handling systems for a wide spectrum of global clients. With a history spanning almost 100 years, the family-run company has grown significantly in both size and reputation. Today, Houdijk utilises advanced industrial 3D printers from FELIXprinters for a range of applications across its extensive facilities for both new product development and various manufacturing disciplines.

Industrial centrifugal separator for the production of food ingredients

Manufacturer of food additives uses industrial liquid-solid separator for improved output rate

ISO 13485 Accredited Photochemical Machining for Medical Applications

Europe's Number 1 Photochemical Machining Specialist is Promoting Its Unique Services to the North American Medical Device Market

Balluff Adds Durability to Ethernet, Simplifies Trouble-Shooting With New Cable Portfolio

Portfolio Offers RJ45/RJ45 Double-ended Cables with Multiple Jacket Types in 5 Colors

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

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.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

Emulate3D Inc.

Emulate3D Inc.

Emulate3D develops virtual commissioning, throughput simulation, and industrial demonstration products