Improving the Life and Performance of Critical Aerospace Components

The aerospace industry is increasingly turning to PVD and PACVD coatings to increase the durability, performance and service life of components - and as an alternative to hard chrome

Gerber Showcases On-Demand Workflow Solution at Texprocess and Transforms Speed-to-Market Manufacturing

The demonstration will show how design is optimized by leveraging custom graphics and 3D simulation, then converting patterns into a marker file that will be prepared and sent to a digital printer.

Advanced Software Design Technology Leads GM into Next Generation of Vehicle Lightweighting

Alliance with Autodesk includes advanced AI-based generative design technology and 3D printing advancements to help lighten and transform future vehicles

Simio's 8 Reasons to Adopt Industry 4.0

As a provider of Production Scheduling software to many Smart Factories, Simio is often asked about the benefits of embracing Industry 4.0

BitFlow Predicts Vision-Guided Robotics to Become Major Disruptive Force in Global Manufacturing

As the plant floor has become more digitally connected, the relationship between robots and machine vision has merged into a single, seamless platform, setting the stage for a new generation of more responsive vision-driven robotic systems.

ABB to Invest €100 Million in Global Innovation and Training Campus

The new research and development campus will cover 35,000 m² and be home to a significant number of state-of-the-art facilities. Alongside ultra-modern R&D laboratories, which will develop and test new automation technologies

AIA Announces The Vision Show Startup Competition Finalists and Judges

"The startups that have made it to the final competition are indicative of the levels of innovation in the machine vision and imaging industries," according to Jeff Burnstein, President, AIA. "I don't envy the job in front of our judges having to select only one winner."

3D printing revives hard-to-find Porsche Classic parts

Andrew Krok for CNet: When it comes to plastic, Porsche uses selective laser sintering, which is not the same as the fused deposition modeling that you see in most desktop-based 3D printers.

Magic 2018 Preview: Moving Into The Future Of Fashion Production And Reimagining Retail

Deborah Weinswig for Forbes: One overall theme of next week's Magic event is moving into the future in terms of manufacturing fashion, reimagining retail and, ultimately, creating and adopting solutions to achieve speed.

Smart Factories Need Space and Time Anchors

GIM International: Spatiotemporal referencing can be used to enhance contextualisation of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data and information flows within 'smart' factories, according to Studio iSPACE in Austria.

Here's What Life Will Be Like With 3D Printers That Can Create Anything

Kristin Houser for Futurism: Today's desktop 3D printers are fairly limited in terms of capabilities. However, we could be just a couple of decades away from a world in which every home has a 3D printer, capable of producing almost anything we can imagine.

ABB is leaving the repair shop after transitional year - CEO

John Revill, Oliver Hirt for Reuters: "The last couple of years ABB was in the repair shop and now we are coming out. With political stability and digitalisation we have positive conditions and a better platform to participate in the upturn,"

Why China's hollowed-out manufacturing hub is pinning its hopes on a hi-tech revival

He Huifeng for South China Morning Post: Dongguan looks to become a smart manufacturing base focused on the emerging mainland market, banking on the rise of domestic tech brands and booming domestic consumption.

Novel 3D printing technique yields high-performance composites

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: Given the modular nature of their ink designs, many different filler and matrix combinations can be implemented to tailor electrical, optical, or thermal properties of the printed objects.

Schools training future workforce with new manufacturing courses

Eric Wildstein for Gaston Gazette: Students can apply these earned credentials toward earning an associate degree at an institution of higher learning or to find employment in the manufacturing and industrial workforce.

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