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LTG Lofts to go Makes 3D Printed Communities a Reality in Partnership with Black Buffalo 3D

These construction printers will enable 3D printing- yes, printing- of entire communities, facilities and offices onsite in a matter of days.

Integrated Engineering Program Opens Up Opportunities for Students

“The PLTW Engineering Program at Corona High School in Corona, California, is designed to set the students up to give them the best real world breadth education to be able to go directly into the manufacturing field...”

Warehouse Automation: Pick-to-Light Systems

In the age of IoT, warehouse automation is at the forefront of many industries. In this series , we will dive into the different technologies used in warehouse automation and the important components to drive its success and efficiency.

Massachusetts Metalcaster Established Over a Century Ago Leaps Forward with 3D Mold Printing

A growing number of companies within the sand casting industry are adopting 3D sand printing to produce high quality parts without tooling. The technology to 3D print molds without changing the actual sand casting process itself is a major advancement for the industry.

More Efficient Bending With Parallel Shaft Gear Motors

Compared to the classic hydraulic solution, these electric drives offer numerous advantages in terms of robustness, safety, and operating convenience. They are also easier to maintain and run more efficiently to save cost.

Take Advantage of Current CNC Machining Trends

Understanding current trends in CNC machining is the first step to taking advantage of them. Here’s what’s changing and what it means for machine shops.

Scoring Big on Insight From Effective Data Cleansing and Contextualization

When it comes to time-series data, there is no shortage of options. Cloud-based, data-lake, open source, and historians are all readily available solutions for data storage, along with lower prices for sensors, and wired or wireless offerings for data aggregation.

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September 2020 Guest Opinion: Keeping the Lights on for a "Lights Out" Future

Supply chain visibility and diversification have become top priorities for manufacturers, retailers and logistic providers. Today, they are faced with challenges they never expected, but – luckily – they are using new technologies to solve them.

Did COVID-19 help reveal the path forward for industry?

Many industrial leaders were encouraged to find the use of manufacturing executions systems (MESs) and plant data repositories (Historians) reduced the challenge of maintaining effective control of production from afar.

Tips to Save Money on Your Next CNC Milling Project

If you are concerned about costs spiraling out of control when you kick start a new CNC milling project, then it is definitely a good idea to take stock beforehand and plan ahead to achieve significant savings.

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Bold Digital Venture: IMTS Spark Offers Thousands of Exhibitor Showrooms, Hundreds of Events and Collaboration Opportunities

IMTS spark runs from September 21 through March 15, 2021 and will deliver fresh, original manufacturing technology demonstrations and content throughout the entire six months.

INNOTECH and OSARO Collaborate to Open the "Innotech AI Picking Lab" to Develop and Test Innovative Robotics Automation Solutions

Through this new collaboration, INNOTECH will develop and popularize general purpose and highly expandable pick-and-place automation products and solutions that will integrate their robots and peripherals with OSARO AI software.

Southco Introduces New Product Extensions to its Successful E5 Cam Latch Series

Southco has introduced several new product extensions to its successful E5 Cam Latch series.

Bally Ribbon Mills Supplying Range of Narrow Woven Tapes and Elastics Urgently Needed During COVID-19 Emergency

The release announces it is manufacturing urgently needed narrow woven structural tapes and elastics for use in a range of medical items required for the current COVID-19 emergency.

BCN3D enters new era, launching powerful new generations in the Epsilon and Sigma 3D Printer Series

After raising €2.8 million in its last round of funding in July in the midst of the pandemic, the Barcelona-based manufacturer continues to innovate and expand its range of 3D printers to help businesses innovate across the globe.

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Emulate3D Engineering Software Creates Your Advantage

Emulate3D Engineering Software Creates Your Advantage

Emulate3D software helps you model and test your AMHS solutions rapidly. Use Demo3D to create running models quickly, then generate videos, stills, or view the models in virtual reality at the click of a button. Sim3D enables you to carry out experimental test runs to select optimal solutions and the most robust operating strategy, and Emulate3D Controls Testing is the best way to debug your PLCs offline, and off the project's critical path. Connect to major PLCs, import CAD, and plug into HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to produce awesome models!

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Unitronics Inc.

Unitronics Inc.

Unitronics designs, manufactures, and markets advanced control and automation solutions. Our extensive offering includes a complete line of PLCs with integrated HMI, full line of VFDs, a broad array of I/Os and complementary devices, as well as programming software for all aspects of control, motion, HMI, and communications. Unitronics PLCs range from micro-PLC + HMI units for simple machine control, to complex controllers with advanced functions, a variety of onboard IOs and multiple communication options - including support for Industry 4.0 (smart factory) technology.