Leading Powersports Manufacturer Transitions to Industry 4.0 with Increased Quality and Efficiency

This article summarizes the manufacturing execution system (MES), or manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution implemented by a leading Powersports manufacturer as part of their transition to Industry 4.0 methodologies.

Ultra-Short Pulse Lasers Are Great Tools for Processing Plastics for Medical Devices

As an independent laser integrator with our own application labs in which we test and select the best laser for the job, we have conducted testing on USP lasers for polymer processing and want to share some of our findings and recommendations for success.

UL and Tooling U-SME Finalize Partnership on Additive Manufacturing Professional Certification Programs

This formal agreement follows the successful pilot of the Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification program at two of the industry's leading additive manufacturing and 3D printing events

ISG to Address Future of 'Digital Factory' at Connected Manufacturing Forum

ISG Engineering Services Leader will show how manufacturers can move beyond point solutions to achieve their vision of a fully integrated digital factory

AI in Industrial Automation Summit

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) is bringing us the factories of the future with the implementation of AI to help optimize and scale operations through predictive maintenance, improved safety amongst others.

Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Wikipedia defines Industry 4.0. as a name for the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing.

Supply Chain Visibility for Increased Quality and Efficiency

The issues associated with supply chain visibility can be daunting. Supply chain visibility may have, up until now, seemed like a "good to have" ability in the shipping and distribution of pharmaceutical products.

Industrial Robots: Encoders for Tool Center Point Accuracy

The use of secondary encoders on all of a robot's axes, as well as the use of linear encoders for positioning the robot relative to the workpiece, enables a high level of accuracy at the tool center point

Industry 4.0: How Data Analytics Will Drive Organic Growth for Industrial Manufacturers

In a recent PWC survey on Industry 4.0,which involved over 2,000 participants from nine major industrial sectors, data analytics emerged as one of the biggest challenges in the transformation from analog to digital operations on the production floor and beyond.

Industry Giants Dell, IBM, Intel and Microsoft Join 300+ Sensing Technology Providers at 2018 Sensors Expo & Conference

Thousands of leading engineers and innovators flock to Sensors each year to see the largest showcase of sensing technologies and identify new ways to improve products and expand capabilities using sensors.

Everything You Need to Know On Industry 4.0

On a broader scale; IoT, combined with Cloud Computing, Mobile and Digital technologies will enable an integrated end-to-end process in the supply chain the likes of which we've never seen before.

FluidFM® μ3Dprinter - A new function allows unique pinpoint metal additive manufacturing

This new function has the potential to lead to an entirely new way of thinking within the additive manufacturing environment and revolutionizes micromanufacturing by combining additive manufacturing with traditional microfabrication methods.

Chain, Chain, Chain

As consumers and participants in the supply chain demand greater transparency, blockchain has the potential to transform how information about a food product flows from farm to fork to ensure quality and safety by adding greater visibility and efficiency to the process.

Industry Cultural Resistance is Biggest Enemy of Automation, Says New IQPC Survey

Very few (less than 5%) of the 430 respondents surveyed have established an intelligent enterprise (IE) and nearly 35% either hadn't begun or had no plans to establish IE technologies such as AI and intelligent automation.

Spring Assemblies and Medical Devices: What to Think About Before You Design

When you are working on designs for new medical equipment, thinking about the components you will have to bring together and the systems they will create is essential.

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EPC'S NEW 3D Configurator is more than just a fun tool

EPC'S NEW 3D Configurator is more than just a fun tool

EPC is excited to announce our NEW online 3D Configurator. This new tool makes it even easier to configure EPC's products exactly how you need them for your application. The 3D Configurator interface is intuitive and works in any web browser for both desktop and mobile. It'll only take you a moment to learn your way around the program. Careful, though: it's so fun to play with, you may spend a whole afternoon on it!