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The challenges of mass customization in manufacturing

Smart manufacturers have already been aware that mass customization can be the key to a profitable business, as it helps boost customer satisfaction and win brand loyalty.

Dialing Up Productivity with Workstream Collaboration

The coronavirus pandemic is fast-tracking the take-up of “workstream collaboration”. This next generation of unified productivity and collaboration tools is designed to make it easier for colleagues to work together from afar.

Continuous and Exacting Measurements Deliver New Levels of Quality Control

Using continuous measurements reduces or even eliminates the production of faulty products and allows for consistent and repeatable production. This used to be an impossible task for small products.

How to Use Supports

Most entry-level 3D printers work by extruding material, and while this has lots of cost and safety advantages, it does come with some limitations. Creating a part with extreme overhangs, arches, or angles can be a challenge. Supports make printing these geometries possible.

Applications of Digital Twins Technology in Diverse Industries

Organizations are implementing digital twins to get better perceptions regarding product performance, user experience, and to make better strategic decisions based on the visions provided by the digital twins.

Interwire 2021 Trade Exposition – Industry 4.0 in Wire Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is truly the future of manufacturing. Automation, robotics, machine learning, and data analytics are just a few examples of how the fourth industrial revolution affects the way wire and cable is made and how well companies compete on the world stage.

Benefits of VFD Cables Over THHN

Cables with the proper shielding, i.e. foil plus braided shield or semi-conductive fleece with foil and a braid shield, prevent the VFD system from radiating electrical noise that can interfere with the surrounding networking, wireless communication, and industrial devices.

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Rising Demand for EVs Will Disrupt Auto Manufacturing

The most significant transformations are likely to happen in factories, where the differences between EV and ICE vehicles could reshape workflows and drastically reduce labor hours.

To Overcome Capacity Constraints, Industry 4.0 Implementations Must Follow These 3 Steps

The benefits of industry 4.0 in manufacturing are clear, but unlocking them requires organizations to overcome capacity constraints. The keys are in these change management strategies.

6 AI Driven Ideas to boost Asset Performance Management

Asset Performance Management software must evolve into knowledge hubs that not only deal with monitoring, but also gathering data from other dependent systems to provide much deeper insights and greater control.

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Wexxar Bel Unveils New Flex E Pack Integration with Live Demonstrations at PACK EXPO 2021

Wexxar Bel integrates its Flex E Pack system with Shuttleworth's product delivery technology to create a fully functional packing cell in booth C-3031.

NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR CONTEST TO BE HELD AT THE 2021 ASSEMBLY SHOW

Awards to be Presented on Thursday, October 28th in the Exhibit Hall

Displays and keypads

Customizable options for electronic housings simplify device design

Schneider Electric is Driving the Future of Packaging and Processing Industries at PACK EXPO

See the latest technical innovation from Schneider Electric at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2021, Booth #C-5422

Bright Machines® Introduces Brightware® Studio to Liberate Factory Automation

New software offering to empower manufacturers to configure and optimize assembly automation quickly and easily

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NORD’s New Line of Small CLINCHERTM Parallel Shaft Gear Units Provide More Power, Flexibility, and Reliability

NORD's New Line of Small CLINCHERTM Parallel Shaft Gear Units Provide More Power, Flexibility, and Reliability

NORD's redesigned line of small CLINCHER parallel gear units showcase increased power and torque capacity for a variety of applications. These re-engineered versions will be replacing the existing SK0182NB, 0282NB, and 1382NB units. They are lightweight, have improved heat dissipation, are more cost-effective, and are available with NORD nsd tupHTM sealed surface conversion for wash-down and extreme environments.

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NORD DRIVESYSTEMS

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS

With production facilities in the Midwest and on both coasts, NORD is prepared to serve you with some of the shortest lead times in the industry. We house extensive component inventory, allowing us to assemble and ship 25% of all orders same or next day!