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Think Smart, Think Agile: A Guide to Using Tech to Solve Supply Chain Problems

Digitization is transforming every industry, but perhaps none more so than manufacturing and logistics. In detail-oriented industries like these, any technology that promises to improve efficiency, transparency, and consistency is immediately intriguing.

Virtual Reality? How about “Virtual before Reality”

But virtual means much more when it comes to innovating and creating groundbreaking products. In the virtual world, we can simulate and evaluate scenarios before producing the product itself.

How to Ensure Your Electrical Safety Program is Driving Compliance in 2019

Ensuring compliance with an electrical safety program isn’t always easy, but there are plenty of tools available to help you succeed.

The Impact of Robotics in Fluid Dispense Applications in Manufacturing

Because dispense applications are so important in the manufacturing industry, companies are now looking for ways to improve the dispense accuracy and quality by investing in the latest in dispensing technology by way of semi-automated robot dispensing technologies.

3D Printing A Game-Changer For Car Makers

With its potential to transform the way products are designed, developed, manufactured, and distributed, 3D printing is expected to grow into an $8 billion market for the automotive industry by 2024.

ExOne Licenses Method of 3D Printing Lightweight Ceramic-Metal from Oak Ridge National Laboratory

-ExOne to commercialize production of parts 3D printed in aluminum-infiltrated boron carbide -The functional 3D printed material has a wide range of potential applications -ExOne to begin 3D printing collimators and other parts for ORNL in the new material

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Rittal Automation Handbook Identifies Areas of Improvement and Efficiency

You can lower labor costs, increase accuracy and reduce processing time by automating the control panel modification process. The Rittal Automation Systems Handbook identifies products that provide solutions to all of these plus more.

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The Anatomy of a Great Association

In 2019, the Control System Integrators Association celebrates a quarter of a decade – and came full circle – when it returned to North Carolina 25 years later, April 29 – May 3, for its Executive Conference.

HP 3D Print Design Competition

Color is opening up a world of new possibilities for 3D printing. It’s helping surgeons create models to prepare for surgery, allowing manufacturers to develop better parts, and enabling customization not previously possible.

Diode Laser on your 3D Printer, Perfect Tool for Makers?

3D printers are amazing for makers everywhere, as they enable easy, cheap, and fast progress on projects. They can’t do everything though, especially if you want a different material from plastic, you’re for the most part out of luck.

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FABTECH 2019 Announces Roster of Dynamic Keynote Speakers Set to Motivate and Inspire the Industry

NFL's Chad Hennings, Author Frank Abagnale Jr. and Mythbuster's Grant Imahara anchor keynote sessions

AMADA MIYACHI EUROPE introduces AWS3 Resistance Welding System

The AWS3 Servo Motorised Active Welding System is available in a basic or an advanced version, with built-in remote services capabilities, and can be combined with motor and welding controls. Featuring modular components that offer maximum flexibility, this solution is ideal for use in resistance welding of connectors, switches, cables, engine components, dashboard electronics and lighting components, as well as batteries, solar cells, and medical components.

Heilind Electronics Now Stocking Molex Off-the-Shelf Mini-Lock Discrete Wire Cable Assemblies

Standard cable assemblies from Molex deliver off-the-shelf solutions with a broad offering of cable lengths

Kollmorgen to Showcase Latest Motion Innovations at PACK EXPO 2019

AKD2G Servo Drive and AKM2G Servo Motor Solution: Learn how Kollmorgen's second generation servo drive and motor system delivers increased performance in a smaller space. The motor delivers 30% higher continuous torque compared to motors of equivalent size.

Fast Radius Brings Hybrid Manufacturing Approach to Curtiss Motorcycles' Zeus 8

Fast Radius and Curtiss Motorcycles today announced a partnership to utilize hybrid manufacturing processes to create the highly-acclaimed Zeus 8 motorcycle. The innovative design of the Zeus 8 is highlighted by its distinctive V8-style battery housings and its modular monocoque frame made with aluminum and enhanced with carbon fiber.

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Handheld Printers and Industrial Printing Systems for Manufacturing Production Line

Handheld Printers and Industrial Printing Systems for Manufacturing Production Line

Print On Any Surface...Metals, Plastics/Composites and Glass. Handheld Printers and InLine Inkjet Printing Systems for Factory Automation, with PLC Control. Inkjet Coding and Marking Printers can be used for direct coding of parts or industrial products and compliance marking on Primary or Secondary Packaging. Small or Large Character Inkjet Coding & Marking with Barcodes and Logo Graphics printing. Integration with Handheld Barcode Readers (Scan and Print) for Track and Trace and Database connectivity printing of variables data. Motion Control Traverser Printing Automation. Top Brands: EBS HandJet 260, EBS250 HandJet, Sojet V1H Handheld Printer, Reiner JetStamp 790MP and RN Mark 7 Printing System.

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Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols is a blogger and freelance science writer. She posts weekly on her blog, Schooled By Science, about the latest news in science and technology. When she isn't writing, Megan enjoys reading and hiking.