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Industrial IoT Spending Skyrockets As Manufacturing Sector Braces for Change

The promise of greatly enhanced productivity is leading manufacturers to embrace smarter, autonomous IoT-based systems. Choice IOT’s Darren Sadana points out the importance of building these new capabilities on a stable infrastructure.

Case Study: BMW Uses Xometry’s Range of Technologies to Make Custom Assembly Tooling

BMW tooling engineers can use Xometry’s CNC machining, 3D printing, and urethane casting for custom assembly fixtures, which allows the company to put the finishing touches on its vehicles quickly and cost-effectively.

Manufacturers Replace Metal with Plastic to Reap Benefits of Plastic Resins While Maintaining Integrity of Metals

In today’s fast-paced world there is an immense pressure on manufacturers to create a better, faster, stronger, cheaper product, and only those who are willing to adapt and innovate will survive. Manufacturers who’ve been dragging their heels (or worse, kicking & screami

Rapid Prototyping Helps University Students Design Racing Car

The Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by SAE International. The goal is to design and manufacture a Formula-style race car under very strict regulations.

Automated Packaging Production & Custom Corrugated Boxes

Packaging can be a deciding factor in whether or not your business achieves an impressive return on investment. Businesses must strike a balance between using high-quality and protective materials, whilst also making sure there is still plenty of room for profit.

Sintavia Scales End-to-end Applied Additive Technology

Brian Neff wants to leave nothing to chance. To ensure the quality of the high-value additively manufactured metal parts his company provides for the demanding aerospace and defense sectors, he believes it is imperative to have end-to-end control of the production process

Check Out 3D Printing Show in Mumbai

India has a strong manufacturing industry and 3D printers are a part of this manufacturing landscape. In India, the market for 3D printers is at an emerging stage, offering enormous growth opportunities in the upcoming years.

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How Robotics Has Helped The Manufacturing Industry

Few industries have been impacted more by the advent of robotics than the manufacturing industry. In fact, the manufacturing industry was one of the first to implement robotics all the way back in 1961. Since then, science-fiction has become a normal part of life. Let’s t

The Right Choice 40 Years Ago. The Right Choice for the Next 40 Years

By working with Leslie Controls, a customer protected their original investment and was able to work through the plant re-certification process cost-effectively

How to convert a 3D Printer to a Laser Cutter

You can not only use your 3d printer for printing, but it is also an XYZ motion platform. By attaching a laser to the extruder, for example, you can easily convert your 3d printer to a laser engraver or even cutter.

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FAULHABER GROUP, New GPT gearhead family with numerous gear ratios. A new class level for torque and speed

The new metal GPT planetary gearhead family characterized by its compact dimensions, high torque and very fine graduations of the numerous gear ratios. It is extremely robust and tolerates both frequent as well as sudden load changes. The gearheads operate with high efficiency, can be combined with many different motors and enable various shaft configurations.

BIONIK Laboratories Selects Propel to Accelerate New Product Development and Manufacturing of InMotion Robotic Systems and Services

Propel to deploy its configurable cloud-based product success platform to enable BIONIK to accelerate time to market, ensure compliance, and increase productivity

MOTION CONTROL - NOT ALL HEXAPODS ARE BORN EQUAL

ALIO Industries has spent 2019 working with numerous customers from across industry that are exploiting the ability to innovate through the use of true nanometer-level motion control solutions.

OMRON Returning to the Consumer Electronics Show with Next-Gen FORPHEUS and Expanded Exhibit of Robotics and Automation

Global technology leader will showcase latest tech designed to unleash human potential, improve lives and solve social issues

Basic knowledge of how to securely anchor machinery to prevent movement (OSHA regulation 1910.212(b))

A basic knowledge of how to securely anchor fixed machinery to prevent movement (OSHA regulation 1910.212(b)) is one important way to achieve a protected work environment.

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Rittal - Blue e+ IoT module

Rittal - Blue e+ IoT module

Rittal Blue e+ cooling units are currently the most efficient of their kind on the market. Besides being 75 percent more energy-efficient than previous cooling solutions on average, the units also excel in terms of connectivity, safety and handling.   What's more, their IoT interface enables Blue e+ units to link to customer-owned monitoring, energy management and/or superordinate systems via OPC-UA, Profinet, SNMP, Modbus TCP and CANopen, enabling predictive maintenance, data analytics and more.

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MarkLogic

MarkLogic

Data integration is one of the most complex IT challenges, and our mission is to simplify it. The MarkLogic Data Hub is a highly differentiated data platform that eliminates friction at every step of the data integration process, enabling organizations to achieve a 360º view faster than ever. By simplifying data integration, MarkLogic helps organizations gain agility, lower IT costs, and safely share their data.