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Lessons to Learn from Intel's $20 Billion Manufacturing Investment

The Intel announcement is a recognition of the value of U.S.-based manufacturing, and the business will support a very long supply chain of semiconductor assembly tool designs and manufacturing in the U.S.

Continuous and Exacting Measurements Deliver New Levels of Quality Control

Using continuous measurements reduces or even eliminates the production of faulty products and allows for consistent and repeatable production. This used to be an impossible task for small products.

Efficient Warehouse Management: Saving Costs with Rapid Pallet Trackers and Basler ace Cameras

Artemis Vision, a company with more than 10 years of experience in quality assurance for manufacturing processes, develops vision systems for industrial automated inspection and logistics optimization that deliver reproducible and reliable results.

Variability Reduction: Why Important To Manufacturers?

A routine issue faced by most manufacturers is their process variation. Variability in the process can wreak havoc on product quality and customer satisfaction. Also, it has a severe impact on revenue, cost, and margins.

Automatic Photo Portal for the Documentation of Intralogistics Processes

Due to digitalization in Industry 4.0, internal logistics is subject to constant change. Internal traceability, i.e. the tracking of goods in the warehouse or production facility, is increasingly playing a key role.

BEVERAGE MANUFACTURER TRANSFORMING INTO A DIGITAL OPERATION

The company’s unique objectives required PSbyM to modify its own processes for the six-month engagement. First, a far more detailed assessment of operations was completed by practitioners, including focus groups and deep dives into equipment-design elements.

Protecting Workers from Manufacturing Hazards

Often robots have enough mass, speed, and inertia that any contact with humans creates the primary hazard; process driven hazards, for example sparks/splatter and UV light in a robotic welding process becomes the secondary hazard.

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Rising Demand for EVs Will Disrupt Auto Manufacturing

The most significant transformations are likely to happen in factories, where the differences between EV and ICE vehicles could reshape workflows and drastically reduce labor hours.

Tips to Help Manufacturers Address the 2021 Labor Shortage

The U.S. has been seeing declines in skilled labor during the past few years as experienced and knowledgeable employees continue to retire while fewer are choosing employment in factories or skilled trades.

Here's How to Improve Quality Control in CNC Machining

While errors are far less likely with CNC machines than manual processes, they can still happen. When they do, they can create bottlenecks, lead to waste and, if not caught, hamper client-customer relationships through poor-quality products.

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Schneider Electric Demonstrates Innovations to Support Changing Needs of the Packaging Industry

-Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) companies are realizing the full benefits of connected IIoT technologies and leveraging the value of new process data unlocked from their operations -Schneider Electric will display new technology to process, expand, and preserve that valuable data at Pack Expo, Booth #C-5422

What's the Difference Between Bevel And Chamfer?

A common practice in parts manufacturing is to reduce the chance of damage or injury caused by sharp corners of the part. To solve this problem, the mechanic removed part of the 90-degree angle and created a chamfer, also called a bevel. Although the terms "bevel" and "chamfer" tend to be interchanged in practice, there is a clear difference between the two. Let's take a moment to examine the difference between bevel and chamfer, and see how CNC machining uses these features when manufacturing parts.

Greene Tweed Offers Manufacturing Solutions for Large-Diameter O-Ring Seals

Extensis® and horseshoe molding solutions for elastomeric seals required for large equipment

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HEIDENHAIN - Linear Encoders for Length Measurement
HEIDENHAIN - Linear Encoders for Length Measurement

HEIDENHAIN - Linear Encoders for Length Measurement

Nothing beats the positioning accuracy of linear encoders from HEIDENHAIN. Available in absolute and incremental versions and ideal for a variety of applications-including machine tools, semiconductor machines and medical machines-these measuring solutions combat a variety of issues that erode precision.

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HEIDENHAIN

Many of today's disruptive technologies wouldn't be possible without a keen focus on precision. But in fast-paced corporate environments, the bottom line sometimes trumps superior engineering. At HEIDENHAIN, we're in a unique position to put R&D before net profit: In 1970, company founder Dr. Johannes Heidenhain placed his shares of the company into a foundation, enabling HEIDENHAIN to invest extensively in exciting new technologies. The result? Game-changing innovations that help our customers and their end-users gain an edge in competitive, ever-changing industries.