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Material Handling Guidance for Additive Manufacturers from Essentium

Here's some guidance on best practices for material handling and advice on the proper equipment to implement a material handling workflow at your facility.

Designing Zero Defect Manufacturing Systems Post-Pandemic

In the time of lean manufacturing where almost no company is fully vertically integrated, companies simply cannot have defective parts show up at their doorstep or build in lag time to allow for additional inspections that could have otherwise been avoided.

Stacker Cranes for Warehouse Management Systems

Communication between the floor operation and the management system in the warehouse is crucial and downtime prevention is critical. Cabling systems have to factor in physical cable limitations such as bends or cable trays that could eventually lead to damaged wiring.

The Next Challenge for Predictive Maintenance: Evolving Your Team’s Skill Set

When advanced manufacturing technology handles diagnostic work, you can free up technicians’ time to focus on undertakings with a greater impact on the business at large.

Use Case: How an Auto Tier-one Halved Its Defect Rate Using Video as a Spot-training Tool

In practice, the gap between when the problem occurs and when root cause analysis is complete means that by the time your trainers and quality engineers are ready to talk to the operators, the operators themselves have long since moved on.

Post-Pandemic Operations Must Incorporate Real People into the Automation Process

In a time when the whole world is re-evaluating the way they do business, it is essential that industries utilizing Smart Factory and automated solutions do not become over-reliant on technology to get the job done.

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Promoting Sustainability in Plastic Manufacturing

In light of that negative reputation, the plastic manufacturing industry needs to initiate changes to make the entire sector — as well as the product itself — more sustainable. What can we do to promote sustainability in plastic manufacturing?

Why CNC Machining and AI Make a Perfect Match

What’s next for the world of CNC operators? An increasing move to incorporate artificial intelligence, or AI, into operations. Over the next several years, CNC machining could see something of a revolution that includes machines that respond to Alexa-like voice commands.

Routes to Professional Success in Automation

With a clear shift towards more digitally enabled roles and a growing need for more automation and/or robotics across all industries, this requires more skilled people within these environments.

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UltraFlex demonstrating a 5-second induction soldering process for an AC wire

In addition to being time-efficient, this induction soldering was also reliable, energy-efficient and completely safe for the operator. When used on the line, it would ensure consistent and repeatable results every time.

Softeon Features Warehouse Management and Warehouse Execution Systems that will Power Smart DCs of the Future at ProMatDX 2021

Powerful Tools Leverage Simulation, Intelligent Orchestration and Optimization to Significantly Improve Order Fulfillment

NEA leads $12M Series A in Rapid Robotics amid US manufacturing resurgence

Rapid Machine Operators get to work solving critical labor shortages

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High Lift Chip Trapper
High Lift Chip Trapper

High Lift Chip Trapper

The patented High Lift Chip Trapper offers a fast, easy way to clean chips, swarf and shavings out of used coolants and other liquids by vacuuming the liquid in, trapping the solids in the filter bag, and pumping out again only the liquid. https://www.exair.co/184-HLCTR-prod

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ResinDek / Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products

Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products® is the manufacturer of ResinDek® flooring panels, the premier flooring system designed for the material handling industry. ResinDek flooring panels are designed for elevated platforms such as pick modules, mezzanines, and work platforms. They have the proven structural integrity to support dynamic and static rolling limits from 2,000 to 8,000 lbs. ResinDek flooring panels have been independently evaluated and approved for use in Types I-V construction and as part of a fire-resistance rated assembly by the IAPMO Uniform Evaluation Services and are backed by a 10-year product warranty.