Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

The Industrial Internet Consortium Announces the Optimizing Manufacturing Processes by Artificial Intelligence Testbed

The IIC explores AI and IIoT technologies to optimize automotive manufacturing

Acquiring Complex Machined Parts in the “No Bid Zone”

Pharmaceutical companies are partnering with machine shops capable of producing ultra-high tolerance parts for enhanced reliability.

Leading Powersports Manufacturer Transitions to Industry 4.0 with Increased Quality and Efficiency

This article summarizes the manufacturing execution system (MES), or manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution implemented by a leading Powersports manufacturer as part of their transition to Industry 4.0 methodologies.

Can You Complete Your Project Without A Conveyor? The Pros and Cons

Can you accomplish the same goals with alternatives to conveyor? Possibly – but consider the opportunity cost. Let’s explore some common misconceptions about conveyors, as well as some pros and cons of conveyor alternatives.

Ultra-Short Pulse Lasers Are Great Tools for Processing Plastics for Medical Devices

As an independent laser integrator with our own application labs in which we test and select the best laser for the job, we have conducted testing on USP lasers for polymer processing and want to share some of our findings and recommendations for success.

The Importance of Service Assurance in Smart Manufacturing

Digital transformation is key to the success of many manufacturing businesses in today’s environment, and service assurance is key to achieving that transformation.

Trends in Conveyor Systems and Technology

Conveyors today are built to your specifications to improve efficiency and output of your production line. There’s no reason to settle for a conveyor that’s being shoe-horned into your application

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Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Stories

Alfa Romeo Sauber F1® Team Adds Five 3D Systems ProX® 800 SLA 3D Printers to Win the Race Against Time for Part Production

- New SLA 3D printers join Alfa Romeo Sauber F1® Team's extensive arsenal of 3D Systems SLS and SLA solutions - Alfa Romeo Sauber F1® Team's Additive Manufacturing services and expertise also available to 3rd parties

UL and Tooling U-SME Finalize Partnership on Additive Manufacturing Professional Certification Programs

This formal agreement follows the successful pilot of the Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification program at two of the industry's leading additive manufacturing and 3D printing events

ISG to Address Future of 'Digital Factory' at Connected Manufacturing Forum

ISG Engineering Services Leader will show how manufacturers can move beyond point solutions to achieve their vision of a fully integrated digital factory

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Maxon's New EPOS Programmable Smart Drive/Controller Positioning Made Easy

The wide range of operating modes, as well as various command interfaces, make it versatile for use in many different drive systems in the fields of automation technology and mechatronics.

Maniks Best Quality Regulating Valve

What are Regulating Valves? MREG-An and MREG-B are angleway and straightway hand Regulating valves, which go about as expected stop valves in shut position. The Regulating Valves are accessible in two unique renditions - MREG-An and MREG-B intended for direction purposes in fluid and development lines. The valves are accessible in two unique forms - MREG-An and MREG-B intended for control purposes in fluid and development lines. The valves are intended to meet the strict quality prerequisites on refrigerating establishments indicated by the universal grouping social orders and are precisely intended to show great stream conditions and exact straight attributes. MREG-An and MREG-B are outfitted with vented top and inside backseating empowers substitution of the shaft seal while the valve is dynamic, i.e. under strain.

Mindrill Launches Its New Lightweight Design CD100 Crawler Drill to ease both DTH & Drifter Drilling

Mindrill for about 50 years has been manufacturing high-quality handheld rock drilling equipment for customers worldwide. It recently launched a high-performance CD100 Crawler Drill machine capable of both DTH & drifter drilling.

Steel King Announces Durable, Engineered Drive-In Rack Systems

Steel King Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling products and systems for improving operational efficiency, announces the availability of its Drive-In Rack Systems, which allows users to store up to 75% more pallets than with selective racking

Rapid programming of OPC UA client software in .NET using OPC UA Client Toolkit!

Integration Objects is world-leading industry 4.0 solutions provider for command & control centers, operational intelligence, industrial internet of things IIoT, cyber security, predictive and prescriptive analytics for enterprises, process, power and utilities industries, defense and governmental institutions.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

Helix Conveyors Offer Greater Flexibility

Helix Conveyors Offer Greater Flexibility

Dorner's 2200 Series SmartFlex Helix Conveyor's compact, flexible design and small footprint maximizes valuable floor space while providing customers with flexibility in layout. The custom infeed and outfeed lengths allow the conveyor to extend beyond the spiral, reducing the number of conveyors required. The Helix Conveyor is ideal for applications including accumulation, buffering, cooling between processes or machines, and more!

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Platinum Tools

Platinum Tools

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