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3D Printing Will Soon Be a Game-Changer in the Manufacturing Industry. Here's Why

Until now, manufacturers have been dipping their toes and getting familiar with the technology, using it to create prototypes rather than final products. But that is changing. It's only a matter of time before AM makes the leap from prototyping to manufacturing.

Making Industry Resilient

As many strategize how to move forward in 2021, remote operations capacity is one area that is emerging as critical for manufacturers to achieve operational continuity during what could continue to be a uniquely disruptive time.

Warehouse Automation: Automatic Guided Vehicles & Autonomous Mobile Robots

The two may seem very similar, however, several key factors set an AGV and an AMR apart. The biggest difference between the two comes down to how they move through a facility.

B2B eCommerce Digital Transformation Best-Practice Workflow Automation Engine

COVID has accelerated the B2B eCommerce digital transformation. B2B buyers five years ago are diametrically different from today’s buyers. B2B buyers in the next decade will morph in ways which cannot be imagined today.

Is Industry 4.0 a Pipedream?

Google Trends data suggests that worldwide searches for ‘Industry 4.0’ have continually increased since the term was first coined. What’s more interesting, is that the same data shows the term ‘What is Industry 4.0?’ is the most popular related query. Are you surpr

Are You Fit for 3D Printing Success?

Additive Manufacturing is not intended to replace conventional or traditional manufacturing, but rather compliment it. When implemented correctly, AM offers manufacturers real flexibility and design freedom while enabling more resilient and robust value chains.

Traceability in the Food and Beverage Supply Chain

Manufacturing is beset by major challenges that are made worse by hyper shifts in supply and demand. Three main areas that are persistently an issue for Manufacturers are quality and safety issues, waste and underperforming assets, and high environmental impact.

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Tips For A Successful Preventative Maintenance Strategy

Preventative maintenance is a comprehensive and facility wide program that ensures that you’re protecting your investment dollars and supporting the bottom line of your facility, including ensuring the health and well-being of all associates working on the production line.

Smart Factory Predictions for 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, employees and instantiations have had to adapt by working with the best tech. Now, these factory innovations are a sign of what’s to come in 2021. In many factories, smart technology is paving the way.

How Factories and Manufacturers Can Create a Cleaner and Healthier Environment for Their Workers

When dust accumulates and reaches hazardous levels, it can cause respiratory issues and damage machinery. If it builds too much, manufacturers risk the threat of a fire. Instead, it’s critical to pinpoint the obstacles and create a plan to overcome them.

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Pondering the mystery of nanomaterials

"Great things are not done by impulse," wrote George Eliot, "but by a series of small things brought together." While this certainly applies to advancements in nanomaterials, used everywhere from HD televisions to aerosols, here, Samir Jaber, content writer at materials database Matmatch, explains why similar deliberation is needed to assess the technology's unknown risks.

PI's XYZ Piezo-Driven Nanopositioner Enables BPL Desktop Nanoprinter

A Compact 3-Axis piezo nanopositioning stage provides new precision and speed for an award-winning desktop nanoprinter by TERA-print to find applications in photonics, meta-materials, electronics, soft robotics, and biomedicine.

Nulogy Partners With MAJiK Systems to Bolster Supply Chain Operations With Industry 4.0 Data Automation

Through the partnership, MAJiK Systems' Visual Factory will integrate with Nulogy's Operational Solution to combine the real-time view of production operations offered by Nulogy, with the real-time machine data collection and analysis provided by MAJiK.

Machine vision: MVTec sets new standards with HALCON 20.11

• Users benefit from a balanced set of features • Release on November 20, 2020 • Optimized core technologies / New feature: Deep OCR for deep-learning-based character recognition

Xometry Named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List

Custom manufacturing leader comes in at #126 on Deloitte's list of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America

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Arcos - Robotized system for grinding and cutting with discs

Arcos - Robotized system for grinding and cutting with discs

Robotized system for grinding and cutting with discs and the precision cutting with plasma technology of aeronautic parts. This Robotized system is produced for the finishing of aeronautic parts. This machine utilizes the grinding and cutting with a Ø1000mm disc. It is also allowing the precision cutting with plasma technology.

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Zaber Technologies Inc

Zaber Technologies Inc

Zaber's extensive line of computer controlled motorized linear slides, miniature linear actuators, motorized rotary stages, motorized mirror mounts, goniometers and other devices, make automating sub-micron positioning applications quick, easy, and affordable.