Automation & Networking - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Renishaw Reduces Machining Time for Aerospace Impeller Manufacturer

If the workpiece datum of a finished part is off-centre, the impeller must be submitted for design analysis, in which a designer reviews the component and decides whether it can be used. Each analysis costs approximately $66,900 per part

SME Publishes Second of Three Smart Manufacturing Reports to Encourage Adoption of Emerging Technologies

The Smart Manufacturing Report series from SME addresses the necessity and advantages of moving to a smart facility to thrive in an ever-increasingly competitive environment. Update - 2nd Report Now Available

Why You Need MindSphere in Your Facility

One of the reasons I am excited about the Siemens MindSphere Platform is that it has the potential to be disruptive the same way the iPhone was.

Manufacturing Automation & SCADA

A popular definition of SCADA is a control system architecture that uses PC's, networked data communications and human machine interfaces for higher level process supervisory management

Partnership for China 2025: RISONG and CENIT

China has long since ceased to be the "workbench of the world". In the manufacturing industry, rising wages and the "China 2025" development program are constantly accelerating the demand for automation solutions.

5 Ways Robotics Are Being Used in Smart Manufacturing

Like it or not, robots aren't leaving the manufacturing industry any time soon. In reality, manufacturers will use more robots as the technology continues to enter the mainstream.

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40% of Small Manufacturers Likely to Hire this Year

The majority of small manufacturers in the US are more optimistic about the market in the near future than they were a year ago. 60% of small manufacturers surveyed said that their business would either mildly or strongly increase this month vs. the same month last year.

Tulip Launches the Industry's First Digital Manufacturing Quick-Start Kit

Factory Kit leverages Tulip's award-winning Manufacturing App Platform, which brings the power of Industrial IoT and advanced analytics to the front-line engineer and the associate on the shop floor.

VTT has 3D printed a smart metal part: a step towards artificial intelligence

VTT's proof of concept demo showed that a range of sensors or smart identifications can be added to 3D printed metal parts during manufacture, in order to track the performance and condition of machines or devices, or verify the authenticity of the parts.

Automation & Networking - News Headlines

QVI® Introduces New TurnCheck™ Family of Shaft Measuring Systems

Advanced Optics, Rugged Construction Offer a Paradigm Shift for Shaft Measurement

New Balluff Magnetic Mount Simplifies RFID Integration

Balluff's new break-off magnetic mount with tag holder allows for easy integration of RFID systems.

ELUM Unveils PROTOS, Revolutionary All Servo-Driven Roll-Fed Labeler, at EXPO PACK - Mexico 2018

PROTOS achieves rotary machine speeds in smaller footprint and linear design. See PROTOS at EXPO PACK in Mexico City, June 5-8, Booth 1436.

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