Will India Be the Next Giant of Manufacturing?

Now, with concerns over China's handling of the virus, rising labor costs across the developing world and apprehension about geographically concentrated supply chains, companies are placing bets on the next hotspot for affordable manufacturing services.

Materials Handling Equipment

The smooth running of any warehouse or factory operation depends on raw, component and finished materials being processed efficiently and safely and getting this right can help a business gain a real competitive advantage.

Adjust with Light - A Case Study from IDS Imaging

A camera-supported alignment and measuring system ensures precise, fast measurement of straightness and flatness in mechanical engineering.

MAKING FASTER FLIGHT MAINTENANCE POSSIBLE

Satair, an Airbus services company, wanted to expedite aircraft maintenance through on-demand tools manufacturing. Fast Radius worked with Satair to deliver an innovative multi-process manufacturing solution that has the potential to transform the aerospace market.

AR & VR in Manufacturing - Q&A with Will Gee, CEO of Balti Virtual

Balti Virtual recently piloted an immersive training experience for The Army, which replaced a slide deck and video. The result was a gamified training experience that created more engagement and better retention than traditional methods.

Five Strategies for Finding New Suppliers Outside of Your Regular Network

Whether it is because they are switching production from clothing to personal protective equipment (PPE) or because their regular suppliers are suddenly unavailable, many procurement teams are now searching for new suppliers under significant time pressure.

How to Keep Your Manufacturing Plant Clean

Manufacturing plant cleanliness was a hugely important topic long before the global outbreak of COVID-19. However, recent events have thrown this issue into even sharper relief.

How to Prevent Industrial Air Pollution in Manufacturing

With the constant growth in demand for manufactured goods and environmental protections under coordinated assault, there's never been a more important time for manufacturers to take their part in air pollution seriously.

LASER INTERFEROMETERY - AN ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR OPTIMIZED AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING

Precision Beryllium mirror manufacturer, Cambridge Technology, explains how the use of best-in-class interferometry hardware and software solutions has streamlined its manufacturing processes and added efficiencies as well as time and cost-savings across the company.

How to Keep Manufacturing Employees Safe During Coronavirus

You can find plenty of general health guidelines, but you need to know actionable specifics. OSHA released a list of safety measures for manufacturers, but it doesn't go into much detail.

Best Practices for Encoder Mounting

By following mounting best practices, designers can be sure that their feedback loop is providing accurate data that will enable the system to meet topline performance levels.

5 Design Considerations for Constant Force Springs

Design is the foundation of any engineering project, even at the component level. Once engineers have established the desired function of a device or machine, it's important that they develop the right components to carry out that function.

ADDERE REDUCES THE PART COUNT IN LARGE SCALE ASSEMBLIES

"It's so rare that we get to show some of the capabilities we have, especially one that has gone through finish machining, says Scott Woida, President ADDere, "I think it gives a new perspective to what is possible with the technology."

Moving Targets: Laser Marking on the Fly

Marking of engineered assemblies, components and materials with identification numbers and other data is an essential element of modern manufacture. Until now, this has involved at least a small interruption in the production process for every unit marked.

The Future of Food Packaging Is Sustainability

The future of food packaging seems to be leaning towards sustainability. This shift comes after years of growing influences from a variety of sources. But to fully understand where the industry is going, it helps to know how it got here.

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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.