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5 Critical Challenges That Your Supply Chain May Face

The main essence of a supply chain is to deliver the right product to the right people at the right time. While it may sound simple, it is difficult to achieve.

Decoding Business Valuation: What Manufacturers Need to Know (Part 4)

In the final article of this series, we highlight the three business valuation approaches, as well as the level of value adjustments, and provide a final summary of what manufacturers need to know about business valuation.

SME, Stratasys Announce Winners of FANUC-Inspired SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

SME created the Additive Manufacturing Competition to attract and introduce the younger generation to emerging technologies that manufacturers have adopted over the past few years.

A Realist’s Prediction for the Future Factory

When determining the rate of adoption of new technologies, the Gartner hype cycle is a good point of reference. The hype cycle for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), however, shouldn’t be confused with general IoT, which applies to consumer IoT technology.

Industry 4.0 Strategy and Design for Additive Manufacturing

With all the buzz about these new design tools, there is still quite a bit of ground left to be covered in ensuring these next-generation designs are actually manufacturable. That is where we can really shine.

Why Manufacturers Need to Shift Their Disaster Recovery Mindset

While it’s important for manufacturers to have sound cybersecurity measures and protocols in place, it’s equally important to have IT resilience and orchestration solutions at the ready.

Is Your Data Telling the Whole Story?

Even when you can connect directly to whatever it is that you are measuring and design the system yourself, you might encounter issues. Inconsistencies can arise from power failures, wifi outages, faulty or damaged equipment.

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STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator Announces Second-Annual Class

- 2019 Accelerator continues focus on additive manufacturing and expands to include sustainable packaging solutions. - Selected companies will relocate to Stanley Black & Decker's new Manufactory 4.0 Center in Hartford, CT for three months

U.S. Army Research Lab Selects 3D Systems to Develop World's Largest, Fastest Metal Powder 3D Printer

United States government invests $15 million towards the development of the next generation of metal 3D printing technology - advancing U.S. competitiveness and national security.

Stäubli Technology Days to Showcase the Latest Robotics and Connector Solutions

Open house event will present innovations for automotive manufacturers and packaging, pharmaceutical and food processing industries

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Increasing the Productivity of Metal AM

nTopology's partnership with Betatype yields 28% reduction in build time for rocket nozzle part, proving intelligent design and complex functionality can go hand in hand with increased productivity with Metal AM

binder USA Introduces Series 813, M12 L-Coded Connector: A Male Cable Connector for DC Power Supply Applications

The Series 813 M12 L-coded connector is a panel-mount connector with single wires. (Standard wire length is 200 mm; other lengths are available upon request.) The screw locking mechanism meets the IEC 61076-2-111 standard.

Transport and positioning perfected: Flexible Transport System FTS from Rexroth

Whether in a vacuum, a clean room or in dusty and dirty environments, the linear motor-driven transfer system FTS always works with high precision.

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Emulate3D Inc.

Emulate3D develops virtual commissioning, throughput simulation, and industrial demonstration products