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The Power of Lean Manufacturing

As a systematic way to increase efficiency and better please customers, lean principles run counter to traditional mass-production practices. Yet, they allow small and medium businesses to consistently increase quality while decreasing costs.

Case Study: Programmable Model 25SP Saves the Day!

EPC’s Accu-CoderPro™ programmable encoders are specifically designed for the challenges of an industrial environment. Contained within the rugged, industrial housing is an advanced set of electronics that allow the encoders to be programmed to your exact application need

Syncfab Presents Blockchain Solution With Sap, Boeing Panel at IOT Tech Expo 2018

Distributed ledgers allow authentication with just one single, unique entry for every part, user, or supplier, thereby increasing accuracy and cost savings when it comes to inventory management.

University of Tampere and VTT to lead robotisation of SMEs with a total funding of EUR 32 million

Within the next few years, robotics to enable agile production will be developed in Tampere, Finland in two projects under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme with a combined budget of EUR 32 million. The projects are coordinated by the University of Tampere and VTT, respectiv

Automate 2019, the Launch Pad Startup Competition and the Future of Automation

What’s really encouraging is the expanded use by small and medium sized companies who are just beginning to automate as a result of their interest in using automation to become stronger global competitors.

Four Key Technology Trends - How Engineering Software Companies Can Capitalize on Them

The exact impact of IoT, AR/VR, mobile, and generative design will vary from company to company, but make no mistake: These trends are already starting to shape the landscape around them.

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Manufacturing 2019 Predictions

Key themes woven into our worldwide manufacturing top 10 predictions for 2019 include the focus on digital transformation (DX), manufacturing business ecosystems, supply chain management, product and service innovation, and smart manufacturing.

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OMRON Showcases The Harmony Between Humans And Machines With The Largest, Most Advanced Interactive Exhibit Of AI, Robotics & Automation At CES 2019

Global technology leader returns with AI-equipped table tennis tutor and a glimpse at the factory floor of the near-future, in which humans and machines work collaboratively

AXISCADES and Altizon partner to deliver offerings for the 'Factory of the Future'

Partnership to focus on the Industry 4.0 needs of Aerospace, Automotive and Heavy Engineering space.

ZEISS to build new state-of-the-art facility in the Detroit metro area

The new center will provide a broad portfolio of dimensional metrology and inspection equipment and services to a wide variety of industries including: automotive, medical, aerospace, defense, machine tools and general manufacturing job shops. With almost 170 employees.

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PTC Helps Customers Realize Value of IoT Quickly Through World-Class Customer Success Program and Innovative Offerings

Company Receives Prestigious Award Recognizing Customer Success Best Practices and Commitment to Successful Customer Outcomes

Stäubli Robotics to Showcase Auto, Life Science and Packaging Solutions at ATX West

Stäubli will demonstrate an innovative approach to plastic automotive part assembly using its TX2 collaborative robot, which complies with the requirements of the highest safety category and excels in every facet of automation, including high-volume manufacturing as well as collaborative scenarios.

Tacton Launches Cloud-Based Design Automation Solution to Drive Greater Collaboration in Product Development in Manufacturing Industry

Unmatched Workflows, Seamless Integration with Leading CAD Solutions Gives Manufacturers an Ideal Approach to Rapidly Bringing Customized Solutions to Market

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