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Ultra-Short Pulse Lasers Are Great Tools for Processing Plastics for Medical Devices

As an independent laser integrator with our own application labs in which we test and select the best laser for the job, we have conducted testing on USP lasers for polymer processing and want to share some of our findings and recommendations for success.

UL and Tooling U-SME Finalize Partnership on Additive Manufacturing Professional Certification Programs

This formal agreement follows the successful pilot of the Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification program at two of the industry's leading additive manufacturing and 3D printing events

AI in Industrial Automation Summit

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) is bringing us the factories of the future with the implementation of AI to help optimize and scale operations through predictive maintenance, improved safety amongst others.

Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Wikipedia defines Industry 4.0. as a name for the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing.

Supply Chain Visibility for Increased Quality and Efficiency

The issues associated with supply chain visibility can be daunting. Supply chain visibility may have, up until now, seemed like a “good to have” ability in the shipping and distribution of pharmaceutical products.

Industrial Robots: Encoders for Tool Center Point Accuracy

The use of secondary encoders on all of a robot’s axes, as well as the use of linear encoders for positioning the robot relative to the workpiece, enables a high level of accuracy at the tool center point

Industry 4.0: How Data Analytics Will Drive Organic Growth for Industrial Manufacturers

In a recent PWC survey on Industry 4.0,which involved over 2,000 participants from nine major industrial sectors, data analytics emerged as one of the biggest challenges in the transformation from analog to digital operations on the production floor and beyond.

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ISG to Address Future of 'Digital Factory' at Connected Manufacturing Forum

ISG Engineering Services Leader will show how manufacturers can move beyond point solutions to achieve their vision of a fully integrated digital factory

Industry Giants Dell, IBM, Intel and Microsoft Join 300+ Sensing Technology Providers at 2018 Sensors Expo & Conference

Thousands of leading engineers and innovators flock to Sensors each year to see the largest showcase of sensing technologies and identify new ways to improve products and expand capabilities using sensors.

FluidFM® μ3Dprinter - A new function allows unique pinpoint metal additive manufacturing

This new function has the potential to lead to an entirely new way of thinking within the additive manufacturing environment and revolutionizes micromanufacturing by combining additive manufacturing with traditional microfabrication methods.

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Excelling in Today's Challenging Global Steel Marketplace

How POSCO is addressing market obstacles and protecting its vital steel production assets from corrosion

HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018 Debuts Solutions Theater Focusing On IIoT Education Programs

The education programs and demonstrations will take place from September 10-14 on the HANNOVER MESSE USA trade show floor co-located with IMTS 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago on Level 2 of the Lakeside Building.

The Industrial Internet Consortium Announces the Optimizing Manufacturing Processes by Artificial Intelligence Testbed

The IIC explores AI and IIoT technologies to optimize automotive manufacturing

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