Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

4 Factors Impacting Accuracy and Repeatability of Your Scales

Even the highest quality industrial weighing scales are affected by several factors such as their surrounding environment, load cell accuracy, interferences etc. To prevent the negative impact of these factors, it’s important to understand them.

FABTECH Expo Q&A With AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA

Booth #B37012. All of our new products are developed with networking capabilities that allow us to save and record manufacturing information, broadcast it to key stakeholders and self-identify when connected to other equipment.

The complexity of mineral processing and manufacturing plants - how Artificial Intelligence can help

Industry 4.0 encapsulates not only manufacturing but also mineral processing plants and the differences between these should be considered carefully in the deployment of 4.0 solutions such as Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Case Study on 3D Theme Park Animatronics

The combination of digital pipelines, 3D printing and scanning, and advances in machining have made everything we do more precise, more reliable, and more efficient.

Encoders Hold the Key to Ultra-accurate Motion Control

Aerotech, continuing its commitment to the art and science of motion control, looks to Renishaw for versatile, high-precision laser interferometer encoders for its medical stages.

FABTECH Expo Q&A with Xometry

Xometry is excited to highlight our newest manufacturing capability, Carbon DLS. Carbon uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to produce products with end-use durability, resolution and surface finish. Visit us at Booth #A4343

Predictive Analytics vs Machine Learning

Machine learning is a continuance of the perceptions around predictive analytics, except that the AI system is able to make assumptions, test them and learn autonomously.

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Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Stories

SELLING MACHINES. TO HUMANS

Here, despite this drive towards automation, Tovit Neizer of Nanofabrica shines a light on the human touch that yields best results in this high tech world.

Scanning Acoustic Microscopy Analyzes 3D Packages in the Z-dimension

Non-destructive testing of 3D packages with scanning acoustic microscopes identifies defects down to sub-micron level for 100% inspection, failure analysis

Endurance lasers keep surprising maker community and 3D printing maker and CNC enthusiasts.

The idea of a laser head on 3D printer and CNC machine became quite popular among people who have 3D printers and CNC routers. The good thing was that with the laser head you could easily convert your machine into a powerful laser cutting / engraving tool.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Stäubli to Demonstrate Industry-Leading Connection Solutions Geared for Automakers

Industry leader will demonstrate variety of connection solutions focused on driving efficiency and safety at all stages of vehicle manufacture

Atlas Composites Optimizes Manufacturing Operations with Plataine's IIoT Solution

Atlas Composites, one of the UK's most accredited composites parts manufacturers, has announced major improvements in manufacturing optimization and efficiencies through implementing Plataine's Industrial IoT solution. Atlas, which supplies a variety of industries - including aerospace, motor sports, defense and space - aspired to upgrade its manufacturing operations to support their rapid growth. Particularly important requirements included the need to digitize operations, improve factory floor visibility while maintaining its first-class reputation for on-time delivery. The Plataine solution enabled Atlas Composites to meet all objectives as well as improve quality control, reduce waste and drive labor efficiency.

Industrial Internet Consortium and Fira Barcelona Present Fifth Annual IoT Solutions World Congress

Focus on End Users with Use Cases, Testbeds and Workshops

New from Festo - Electric Drives for Simple Motion

These new actuators cost effectively apply electrics for basic motion while IO-Link functionality enables IIoT communication.

Formnext - Important Platform for FELIXprinters

FELIXprinters is today recognised as a prominent AM platform developer, and is finding significant elbow room in the sector as its reputation for affordable high quality AM solutions becomes more and more widely accepted across all relevant industry sectors.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

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.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

binder USA

binder USA

Binder USA, LP, is a subsidiary of Binder Group, a leading global manufacturer of circular connectors, custom cordsets, and LED lights. Binder USA products are used around the world in industrial environments for factory automation, process control, and medical technology applications. Defined by technical innovation and traditional values, the binder name is synonymous with the highest standards of quality and reliability. The company's quality management system is DIN ISO 9001 and ISO 9001 & 14001 certificated, but it is a solution-focused approach to customer applications and commitment to superior service that truly differentiates binder from the competition.