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3D Laser Metal Sintering: Q&A with Laser Photonics Corporation

Laser Metal Sintering is a material processing technique which considers binding (sintering) pulverized particles (powder) together due to a diffusion of its micro-melted outer layers into each other produced by a pulsed laser source.

Maintenance in the Digital World

Taking a predictive approach to maintenance is key to maximising uptime, and with Industry 4.0 transforming the manufacturing landscape, now is the time for design engineers to look to digital solutions to reduce machine downtime and ensure consistent levels of efficiency.

IoT and the 0G Network

Digitizing manufacturing and the supply chain require that technologies can connect assets, collect data and extract information. Our 0G network enables this by allowing real time data access and visibility. As a result, we help customers transform information into action.

What is servitization?

In the emerging servitization-centered economy, where a growing number of companies are shifting from selling products to selling access to and the outcome those products deliver, manufacturers are redefining the way they do business

Electromechanical Linear Actuators in Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles

Q&A with Tom Quartararo, Mechatronics Engineer at Ultra Motion

Mistakes to Avoid When Your Manufacturing Firm is Shipping Hazardous Things

One of the biggest issues organizations often have is that they’re not actually clear about which items classify as hazardous in the first place. While it’s quite obvious that some things could be dangerous, there are a lot of items which don’t immediately seem to ...

Boston Dynamics Handle Robot Reimagined for Logistics

The boxes used in the video weigh about 5 Kg (11 lbs), but the robot is designed to handle boxes up to (15 Kg) (33 lb). This version of Handle works with pallets that are 1.2 m deep and 1.7 m tall (48 inches deep and 68 inches tall).

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HelMo mobile robot system brings flexibility to the connector assembly line

HelMo is capable of navigating with complete autonomy by permanently monitoring its environment with three integrated laser scanners and can perform its tasks either fully automatically or in collaboration with humans.

ProMat to Showcase Key Manufacturing and Supply Chain Equipment and Technologies

Expo will offer critical insight into leading trends including robotics, AI, blockchain and the digital workforce skills gap - April 8-11 in Chicago

Washtenaw Community College to showcase advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity programs at NAIAS

"Everything done to this vehicle was something that our students can learn in a class today, and it was done on equipment that is being used in the workplace today," said Advanced Transportation Center Director Al Lecz.

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North American's Largest Linear Friction Welder Now Operational at LIFT in Detroit

The friction welder, built and installed by the global leaders in friction welding, Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI), has the largest tooling capacity of any linear friction welder in the world. This allows for the production of the largest full-scale parts available. Previously, companies interested in using a linear friction welder of this scope would have to travel to Europe.

Locus Robotics Announces Technology Collaboration Partnership with RightHand Robotics

TOP ROBOTICS COMPANIES JOIN FORCES TO BUILD AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH-VOLUME ORDER FULFILLMENT WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS

AMADA MIYACHI offers new TR-T0016A Touch Retract Welding Torch for Electric Vehicle Battery Pack Applications

The TR-T0016A Touch Retract Welding Torch is a great choice for those scaling up from R&D to manufacturing, offering ease of integration and automation.

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OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000
OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000

OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000

Awe-inspiring power and superior flexibility is sheathed within the contoured casing of the HAWK MV-4000. This smart camera builds upon the previous generation by quadrupling processing power and achieving real-time trigger response using an FPGA. Its state-of-the-art algorithms make it an excellent tool for any industry, whether the requirement be code reading, code verification, inspection, guidance, gauging or a combination of all four.

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