Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Creating Energy Resilience in Your Manufacturing Facility

Achieving energy resilience at a manufacturing facility or elsewhere is a two-part process. First, it requires ensuring you have a reliable power supply. Next, an energy-resilient company must have thorough plans for how to respond if a power failure occurs.

Rittal’s Urbana Campus a Pillar of U.S. Production

The 105-acre campus combines cutting-edge production with in-house engineering and modification services to increase efficiency across each touchpoint of the Rittal value chain.

Reducing Manufacturing Cost and Risk with Hybrid AI

For manufacturers navigating complexities of artificial intelligence (AI), one key challenge is balancing the advantages of new technology with immediate and long-term costs.

10 Tips for Writing an Effective RFP or URS

If you have ever sourced custom machinery or factory automation you are familiar with a Request for Proposal (RFP) or User Requirement Specification (URS). The requests are written with content and styles that vary, but the effective ones share some common features.

Turning Automotive Manufacturing Upside-down

The use of AM for production of spare parts does not sound as sexy as AM for racing cars, but the practical implications are enormous. That’s especially true when it comes to spare parts for cars that have been on the road for more than a few years.

Cap Closed! Camera-based Cap Control With Artificial Intelligence

Strong price pressure combined with high quality requirements - the beverage and bottle industry faces the classic dilemma of many industries. This is also the case in the quality control department of a French manufacturer of plastic caps.

Ultra Motion Actuators Help Measure The Moon At 70,000 Feet

Two Ultra Motion Servo Cylinders were successfully employed to control the telescope’s elevation and azimuth throughout the flights. The ARTEMIS system had to operate flawlessly at 70,000 feet and in ambient temperatures as low as -60°C.

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Desktop Metal Develops New Additive Manufacturing Process for Volume Production of Sustainable, End-Use Wood Parts

Desktop Metal’s new Forust additive manufacturing process upcycles wood waste from the approximately 15 billion trees cut down each year1 into luxurious, high-quality, end-use wood parts that can be used in a variety of industries.

How CNC Machining is Impacting Modern-Day Manufacturing? An Expert View

Regardless of your manufacturing business having its inception only a couple of years back or you being a trained professional, you must be familiar with CNC machining and how it can benefit your business in manufacturing operations.

How to harness the power of data through IoT solutions for manufacturing

IoT solutions have been helping manufacturers for years to streamline operations, cut costs and gain otherwise unfounded insights, and their importance is emphasized now more than ever as factories, plants and warehouses adjust to operating under new guidelines.

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EOS Sees Rise in New Applications Developed with its Flexible Lattice Patent

From customized protective gear to high-performance, bespoked athletic footwear, consumer goods manufacturers are rushing to fill market demand for tailored products

3D Hubs rebrands to Hubs

Following the acquisition by Protolabs in January 2021, the company changes its name to strengthen its position as the global outsourcing solution for custom part manufacturing

Balluff's New SmartCamera Lite Focuses on Quality Control

New Model Delivers Cost-Effective Solution for Machine Vision

Motorized Linear Modules Provide High Performance and Precision Motion for Advanced Industrial Automation Applications

New from PI, the high performance, motorized linear slide modules are available with stepper or synchronous servo motors and a folded drivetrain for a reduced footprint.

The air purifier that eliminates all viruses, now and in the future

Covid-19 emptied the offices, but after the first euphoria of teleworking, people are now feeling lonely working at home. It would, however, have been possible to safely continue working in physical teams with the aid of Genano's innovative air purification system, which is the only one on the market to remove ultrafine particles down to 0,003 µm.

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TURCK - Safer and More Efficient Industrial Networking

TURCK - Safer and More Efficient Industrial Networking

The new IP67 Managed Ethernet Switch from Turck provides standard and Gigabit ports in the same device. Configure, manage, and monitor connected machines and devices remotely, outside of a control cabinet. Find out more about this rugged solution for decentralized control. Part number TBEN-Lx-SE-M2. • Gigabit high-speed backbone for fast link-up times • Standard and Gigabit ports on the same device • Web-based diagnostic tools for preventive maintenance • Built-in security with the use of VLAN, NAT routing and firewall

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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.