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ManufacturingTomorrow Newsletter - Feb 14/17

Mitigate Risk with Flexible Automation

ManufacturingTomorrow Newsletter - Feb 14/17
Featured Articles

Mitigate Risk with Flexible Automation

Self-driving vehicles (SDVs) break free of magnetic strips and pre-programmed routes, unlike their autonomous guided vehicle (AGV) brethren

RTOS 101: Semaphores and Queues

The use of a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) is increasingly common in embedded software designs.

How To Determine If An AS/RS ( Automated Storage and Retrieval System) Fits Your Facility

If you've found yourself running out of space within your current facility, automated storage could be the solution you're looking for. With an AS/RS, you have the option to increase storage volume by retrofitting or expanding your current facility which may be less expensive than investing in a new facility.

The Manufacturer's Secret Weapon to Win the War for Talent

The most sought-after skill sets and well-rounded, experienced employees can be hard to find, but the most successful manufacturers are approaching talent cultivation proactively, in lieu of reacting to an immediate growth- or project-driven need.
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Story of the Day

Google Ventures, BMW, Lowe's Invest in Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal, an emerging startup with the mission to bring metal 3D printing to all design and manufacturing teams, announced today it has raised a total of $97 million in equity funding since its founding in October 2015. The announcement comes as the result of the latest Series C investment of $45 million, led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), as well as BMW i Ventures and Lowe's Ventures. Desktop Metal will use the funding to continue to develop its technology and scale production as the company prepares for its product launch later this year. 
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News Headlines
KUKA Introduces KUKA Marketplace and KUKA Connect
Stratasys Partners with Dassault Systèmes to Improve Performance of Additively Manufactured Production Parts
Proto Labs Introduces Rapid Insert Molding at Pacific Design & Manufacturing in Anaheim Feb. 7-9
Oerlikon expands additive manufacturing R&D and production capacity in the US
Stratasys Targets Professional Prototyping With First-In-Class Office-Friendly, Engineering-Grade 3D Printing Solution: The F123 Series
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Featured Product

Innovative, Modular, Dual Belt Conveyor Pallet Systems

Dorner's 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems feature the latest advancements in pallet traffic management. A unique pin tracking system guides pallets through merges and curves while maintaining product orientation. The fast belt change capability increases efficiency and reduces downtime in assembly automation processes. They are available in lengths up to 25 ft., can handle loads up to 500 lbs. and travel at speeds up to 114 ft/min.

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Featured Company


Novotechnik develops and manufactures a wide variety of rotary angle sensors and linear position transducers, potentiometers, components and other related products for motion control. All of our products are produced to the same standards of the highest quality and true reliability.

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