Design & Development - Articles, Stories & Interviews

A Q&A Guide to Etching Metals

Chemical etching is a metal machining technology that has numerous advantages over traditional sheet metalworking processes, key among which is its applicability to a range of metals and alloys

American Manufacturing Is Set to Explode — but Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers Aren’t Prepared

Headlines suggest that manufacturing is coming home. However, a renaissance of America’s industry was never going to be that simple, particularly for small and medium sized manufacturers.

Decoding Business Valuation: What Manufacturers Need to Know (Part 2)

The accounting balance sheet tells you how much a business has invested in assets, but it doesn’t tell you how wisely it has invested.

Here’s How to Make the Most of Predictive Analytics

Using available data, manufacturers can identify changes or anomalies in demand, combined with accurate risk management and forecasting solutions.

Augmented Reality and the Smart Factory

How manufacturers use mixed reality tools to troubleshoot, increase efficiency and train employees.

ManufacturingTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
Automate & ProMat 2019

Automate & ProMat 2019 took place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL April 8th - 11th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Big Picture Benefits of a CMMS

CMMS (Computerized Management Maintenance Software) is the ultimate tool in a maintenance technician’s tool belt – a cure for the tedious tasks and daily issues of a maintenance department.

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Design & Development - Featured Stories

AREVO to Manufacture World's First 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber Unibody Bike Frames for New Line of eBikes from Franco Bicycles

“AREVO DNA™” Digital Composites Manufacturing Technology Represents a Breakthrough for the Global Bicycle Industry and Other Sectors

Bastian Solutions Launches New Robot Warehouse Picker with Parts Designed and Built Through Additive Manufacturing

“The additive manufacturing process will enable us to customize each robot picker to fit a customer’s particular warehouse environment.”

Top Three Teams Share $100,000 Prize in Complete Virtual Construction Level of 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

Team SEArch+/Apis Cor won first place in the Phase 3: Level 4 software modeling stage of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The unique shape of their habitat allows for continuous reinforcement of the structure. Light enters through trough-shaped ports on the sides and t

Design & Development - News Headlines

CRP USA at AeroDef Manufacturing® 2019 to highlight successful use of Windform® TOP- LINE materials for AM in aerospace missions

The 2019 edition will be held from 29th April to 2nd May, 2019, at Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California.

Vention Launches Certified System Integrator Program to Support Large-Scale Factory Automation Projects

Vention, a next-generation digital manufacturing platform for automated equipment, announced today the launch of its Certified System Integrator (CSI) Program, which will further expand its services from online machine design and programming to the field commissioning of equipment at end clients' facilities. Building on Vention's "design-to-order" digital workflow, the CSI Program enables end clients to deploy complex factory automation projects - all while maintaining the ease-of-use and speed of the Vention platform.

Henkel's Recycling Program Benefits Additive Manufacturing Customers and Reinforces Commitment to Sustainability

Partnership with TerraCycle® streamlines recycling processes within additive manufacturing sector.

Design & Development - Featured Product

KeTop Mobile and stationary visualization solutions
KeTop Mobile and stationary visualization solutions

KeTop Mobile and stationary visualization solutions

Intelligent HMI complete solutions which are sure to impress. With KeTop, KEBA offers both stationary as well as mobile operating devices for easy implementation of all possible visualization and operating tasks. Performance and size of the devices are scalable; depending on the model, membrane keyboards, touchscreens as well as multitouch monitors - on request with unique haptic elements - are available. Maximum ergonomics and best-possible operating efficiency have priority and ensure maximum productivity.

Design & Development - Featured Company

Rittal North America

Rittal North America LLC, headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, is the U.S. subsidiary of Rittal GmbH & Co. KG and manufactures the world's leading industrial and IT enclosures, racks and accessories, including high efficiency, high density power management and climate control systems for industrial, data center, outdoor and hybrid applications. Rittal's off-the-shelf standard, modified standard and custom-engineered products are known throughout the world as high-quality, affordable solutions for practically any industrial or IT infrastructure application - from single enclosures to comprehensive systems.