Innovative Hole Drilling Tools Increase Automobile Industry Profitability

With flexible modern CNC manufacturing equipment, any tooling improvements and innovations that are brought to market can be easily integrated. Avoiding a major retrofit that requires huge capital expenditures and tearing up facilities to install new equipment can save manufacturers large amounts of money and improve their bottom line.

Inventory Technology Reinvented with Best-of-Breed Pick to Light Inventory Control

Businesses, whether in order fulfillment or manufacturing, see the need to resolve certain pain points; the trigger is usually when a company sees the costs of delivery rising, increased labor costs, and a need to control inventory.

Not Your Father's Flat Cable

Over the decades flat cable has been a favorite in high end computing, military and aerospace, robotics and motion control devices. Its advantages include superior flexibility, electronic noise abatement, and packaging efficiency. Its limiting factor over this time has been the need for unique termination techniques-prepping for connectors has largely required hand work.

Case Study: Steel Spring Cup (2 Parts Per Second Zero Defect)

Glebar was able to provide a zero defect fully automated no operator automotive cell, which is poised to run millions of parts per year - unattended.

Desktop Metal gets $115 million investment in 3D printing technology

Andy Rosen for The Boston Globe: The company said the amount represents the largest private haul for any 3D printing company focused on metal. Desktop Metal has now raised $212 million since its launch in 2015.

Which Motor Is Right for Your Manufacturing Process?

Several different types of electric motors have been developed to address the needs of various manufacturing processes. Let's examine some of the most common types of electric motors and their strengths within the industry.

Excellence in Manufacturing

A lot has already been said about Smart Manufacturing. In the end, it's a good starting point to assess where you and your manufacturing organization are today. What have you done, what should your next steps be?

Automotive Parts Supplier Launches IoT Initiative in Six-Week Sprints Powered by Industrial Data

Recognizing the need for connectivity, data access, and scalability, executives at HIROTEC worked to develop a competitive strategy to capitalize on the potential benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Spider robots on the move for additive manufacturing

Stuart Nathan for The Engineer: Like several concepts in mobile additive manufacture, the Spider bots grew out of a concept to build bases for exploration on the Moon and other planets.

Achieving Lights-Out Manufacturing with Industrial Robots

Kagan Pittman for Engineering.com: The robot combo has been tasked with automating a black oxide process, which involves dipping parts in various chemical baths in a precise sequence.

This NYC Startup Just Raised $5M to Make Manufacturing in America Viable Again

By AlleyWatch: Voodoo Manufacturing is a software-enabled 3D printing factory that works with major brands to produce high-quality products, prototypes and parts at scale.

3D Printing Objects on a Belt Just Became a lot Easier

JP Buntinx for The Merkle: The Printrbelt prints objects on the belt and then moves down the Z axis to get the object onto the surface below

GE Additive and Oerlikon Sign MoU for Additive Manufacturing Collaboration

"GE Additive and Oerlikon both understand the transformative power of additive manufacturing"

New Technology Uses CNC to Drop Metal 3D Printing Costs

Michael Molitch-Hou for Engineering.com: 3DEO, based in Los Angeles, Calif., may have found a method for dropping metal AM costs even further.

The Next Phase in Industrial Dust Explosion Protection

Among its directives, NFPA 652 outlines deadlines for sampling and analysis to identify potential risk areas for dust explosions in industrial facilities. Spotlight now turns to mitigation equipment.

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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.