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Unlocking the Benefits of Additive Manufacturing

As new tools emerge and innovative processes are developed, an increasing number of companies are recognizing the benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) across all stages of the production cycle.

Metal Fabricator Implements MRP Software Before Even Renting a Warehouse

Supported by an MRP system from the ground up, Australian custom metal fabricator Aston Precision grew from a spare bedroom to an established industry player in just three years. “I got MRPeasy even before I got my first warehouse,” says CJ Prem, Founder and Director.

Four TCP-based Communication Protocols That Are Key to IIoT—Part 4: REST API

Representation State Transfer (REST) summarizes architectural frameworks that simplify and harmonize communication between devices in a network. It was developed in 2000 by Roy Fielding as part of his Ph.D. thesis.

Four TCP-based Communication Protocols That Are Key to IIoT—Part 3: AMQP

The Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) is an interoperable asynchronous publish/subscribe communication protocol. It was originally developed in 2003 by the JPMorgan Chase Bank.

Breaking Free from Legacy Systems: Three Stories of Modernization in Packaging Companies

For many medium-sized packaging companies, breaking free from the grip of legacy systems remains a daunting challenge. What are the stories behind their letting go of outdated management systems and embracing the latest ERP/MIS solutions?

Four TCP-based Communication Protocols That Are Key to IIoT—Part 2: OPC UA

OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) is a platform-independent, service-based architecture. A successor to Classic OPC, the aim of OPC UA was to eliminate the drawbacks of Classic OPC, especially its dependencies on Microsoft and COM/DCOM.

Four TCP-Based Communication Protocols That Are Key to IIoT—Part 1: MQTT

MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is a compact, binary, open, and easy-to-implement publish/subscribe messaging protocol. It is a certified OASIS and ISO standard (ISO/IEC 20922:2016) managed by the OASIS Technical Committee.

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How Basic Mechanical Concepts Are Transforming Modern Manufacturing in 2024

Cutting-edge technology can be intimidating for many manufacturers. Recognizing the basic mechanical principles behind them can make them approachable, helping justify their adoption.

ADLINK's AI Edge Server Successfully Deployed in Smart Manufacturing, Driving AI Innovation and Digital Transformation

Through real-time data analysis and intelligent decision-making, enterprises can simulate and predict production processes in a virtual environment, identify and solve potential problems in advance, and accelerate the pace of digital transformation.

Navigating Market Uncertainties: How to Course Correct and Realign a Missed Forecast for Your Manufacturing Business

Strategic forecasting and budgeting provide a solid foundation for stability and growth. When significant changes occur, companies need to adjust their forecasts accordingly.

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NORD Expands Online Tools with Free Freight in Spare Parts Shop

Global drive systems leader offers time and cost savings with free standard shipping on all online Spare Parts Shop orders over $25.

APM Steam to Highlight Steam Trap and Heat Exchanger Services at ASHE 2024

Save energy and money with extensive range of services for healthcare facilities

Watson-Marlow Announces new Certa Compact for Food and Beverage Applications

The introduction of the Certa Compact from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) is the latest addition to WMFTS' line of Certa Sine™ pumps for food and beverage applications.

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