Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Impact of Tariffs on Manufacturing Companies

For the items that can be re-shored, it has been difficult to find talented craftsmen and women to meet the increased and sudden demand. The labor market is tight and we have lost a generation of manufacturers in the USA.

The Print My Leg and ProsFit Projects

By 3D printing custom aesthetics for prosthetic legs, creator Christophe Debard is able showcase his prosthetic personality and enable accessibility for as many people as possible.

PrinterPrezz Opens First Bay Area 3D Print and Nanotech Innovation Center for Design, Development and Manufacturing of Advanced Medical Devices

“3D printing has the potential to revolutionize how the world thinks about developing advanced medical devices, but in the current ecosystem, it takes too long to go from concept to product,” said Shri Shetty, co-founder and CEO of PrinterPrezz.

5 Steps to Preparing for the Future in the Manufacturing Sector

The manufacturing sector currently contributes £6.7 trillion to the global economy. Despite being subject to regular negative reports, the UK continues to play a significant role in the evolution and growth of global manufacturing.

Preparing to Integrate IIoT

How can controls, automation, and instrumentation help with integration and use of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies?

5 Benefits of Using a Rugged Thin Client

When plant operators turn to a virtual desktop infrastructure to run their industrial plant processes, they need an endpoint device that can reliably deliver the efficiency they are looking for in spite of harsh plant conditions.

Smart Utilization of 3D Printing Equipment and Materials Facilitates Continued Innovation

Graphical representation of an idea often falls short of the impact of a 3 dimensional expression of the concept. Cars utilizing 3D printed components have graced auto shows for years.

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S-Squared Unveils World's Largest 3D Printer

This machine builds everything from homes and commercial buildings, to infrastructure such as roads and bridges.

FROM FANTASY TO REALITY: FORD'S NEW $45 MILLION ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CENTER BRINGING THE FUTURE TO LIFE - TODAY

Ford, which leads North American automakers in manufacturing capacity utilization, will ramp up prototyping including 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, robotics and much more at its new facility before bringing tested innovations to auto plants across the globe

Stratasys and Materialise: 3D Printed Medical Models Come to Life

Stratasys PolyJet technology and Materialise FDA-cleared software now most versatile 3D printing system for hospitals and physicians to build anatomical models at the point-of-care

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Platinum Tools® Announces New EXO Termination Kits; Now Available

Featuring the EXO Crimp Frame® with the EXO-EX and the EZ-RJ45® Interchangeable Dies, the EXO Termination Kits Supply Everything Needed to Terminate Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6A Cables

Allied Machine to Exhibit Robust Cutting Tools for Oil and Gas Industry at HOUSTEX 2019

Featured precision tooling meets the rigorous demands of machining difficult energy components like fluid end blocks and other high-pressure field equipment.

MachineMetrics Announces $11.3 Million Series A Funding Round

Artificial Intelligence Startup Leading Effort to Bring Analytics to Manufacturing

GE Advances Digital Leadership with Launch of $1.2 Billion Industrial IoT Software Company

New GE-owned, independently run entity will be established to expand company's leadership in IIoT market and better serve industrial customers

Motorized Miniature Linear Stage is Affordable and Precise, Newly Released by PI

A new family of compact motorized translation stages is available from PI.

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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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Sierra Instruments, Inc.

Sierra Instruments, Inc.

Sierra manufacturers high performance mass flow meters and controllers for nearly any gas, liquid, or steam. Customers choose Sierra when they need an accurate and repeatable flow measurement, short delivery lead times, expert flow advice, and long term support.