Makino Reveals New a120nx Horizontal Machining Center Built for Large, Heavy Part Production

Largest nx-series machining platform to date delivers speed and accuracy to massive part sizes

Monoprice Stakes its Claim as the World's Leading 3D Printing Developer with New Entry-Level and Professional Solutions

E-Commerce Retailer Also Expands Product Categories to Include Home Appliances, Showcases New Technologies at The Venetian Las Vegas at CES 2017

Manufacturers most upbeat in two years, ISM survey shows

Jeffrey Bartash for MarketWatch:  American manufacturers finished 2016 on a wave of optimism, as a survey of executives hit the highest level in two years.  The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index climbed to 54.7% in December from 53.2%, slightly higher than the MarketWatch forecast. Any number above 50% signals expansion. The index is compiled from a survey of executives who order raw materials and other supplies for their companies. The gauge tends to rise or fall in tandem with the health of the economy. New orders and production surged in the final month of the year and plans for employment also edged higher. Bradley Holcomb, chairman of the ISM survey committee, said comments from executives were largely positive.   Cont'd...

Collaboration Between NanoMech and Pace Industries Boosts Manufacturing Productivity and Performance

Working together in stealth mode for two years on a highly-advanced lubricant, NanoMech's patented and patents pending technology offers tremendous value to Pace Industries' business. NanoMech's lubricant innovation provides longevity for specific manufacturing equipment at Pace Industries.


Anchoring System for Overhead GFRC Panels for Subway Station Retrofit

FogHorn Recognized as a Leading Industrial IoT Startup by Two Industry Publications

Silicon Valley startup named one of CRN's 10 coolest IoT startups for 2016 and HPE Matter's highest ranking IoT startup to watch in 2017.

What are the business and security impacts of Industry 4.0?

Ben Rossi for Information Age:  Industry 4.0 will make manufacturing more efficient and productive. By optimising factories, it will directly improve yield. On the product side, it will also extract greater value from data for usage-based design and mass customisation, which in turn will open the way to new markets. On many levels, it will completely change the business model to an outcome-based approach. Accenture estimates that automation, connectivity and embedded software can increase production line productivity by up to 30%. The shift from selling products to selling measurable outcomes will redefine whole industry structures. This is the shift to servitisation, whereby companies are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to find new ways to grow revenue and increase profits. Industrial equipment manufacturers sell outcomes, like machine hours or price-per-user, rather than just products. For the customer it means less disruption, increased uptime, incremented factory yield and ultimately higher satisfaction.   Cont'd...

Japan's Rust Belt Counting on Robonomics to Run Assembly Lines

Yoshiaki Nohara, Toru Fujioka, and Daniel Moss for Bloomberg:   A withering factory town in Japan’s Rust Belt is looking for revival through a dose of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s "robot revolution." Kadoma’s population has declined 13 percent as the nation ages, prompting mergers among elementary schools and emergency services departments. Factories can’t find enough people to run assembly lines, further threatening an industrial base that includes titan Panasonic Corp. and smaller businesses like Izumo Co., a maker of industrial rubber. Yet Izumo President Tsutomu Otsubo doesn’t believe the solution involves finding more people. He’d rather find more machines to do the work so his company can capitalize on Abe’s plan to quadruple Japan’s robotics sector into a 2.4 trillion yen ($20 billion) industry by 2020.   Cont'd...

New TechCast AI Study Forecasts 20 Percent Job Loss by 2030, But Offset by New Opportunities

TechCast Global, Inc., an innovative trend forecasting company, has released a new study addressing the looming issue of unemployment as artificial intelligence (AI) takes over entire fields of work.

3D Systems Advances 3D Printing Productivity with Official Launch of 3D Sprint 2.0 Software

Single software solution developed to accelerate additive manufacturing workflows for 3D Systems' plastic 3D printers

A3 Kicks off 2017 with Business Forum and Record Industry Results

World's leading annual networking event attracts 525+ global automation leaders

A New Use for High-Speed Fiber Optics: Connecting Smart Factories

Jennifer Baljko for EBN Online:  Machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT) have risen to the forefront of many strategic technology conversations. Companies are revamping product designs and component capabilities to allow for seamless, real-time communication flows between devices. Executives talk about how constant transmission and automated analysis of machine-generated information will transform the way we live, work, play, drive and shop, and change the landscape of our homes, offices, cars, malls, supermarkets, hospitals, gas stations and every other place we move through on a daily basis. As M2M and IoT shape business and operations strategies, influence product design and compel companies to re-examine how suppler and customer data is collected and used, a question begs: How will companies pool together all their internal factory and supply chain data in a way that matches the speed, consistency and reliability of what IoT promises? The factory, after all, is the heartbeat that keeps many companies operating, and a data bottleneck there comes with a costly implication. Many in the industry in have started to realize that, and it's resulting in a deeper conversation around industrial IoT, or IIoT.   Cont'd...


Improved ability to measure airflow critical to new vehicle designs

MachineWorks Teams with Stratasys to Accelerate 3D Print Environments via Polygonica Software

Further enabling 3D printing to be more accurate and reliable, MachineWorks Ltd. today announced a new partnership with Stratasys Ltd. Core to the agreement, the company's premier Polygonica software will now work seamlessly inside Stratasys GrabCAD Print.

Energy Department Announces Universities to Lead Industrial Assessment Centers Program

New funding opportunities will bring this manufacturing training program to underserved areas, expand technical assistance

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