Robots: A New Kind of Manufacturing Workforce

Improving the effectiveness of small and medium manufacturers could help stimulate the economy and drive job creation. Adding robotic employees to the manufacturing mix might just make manufacturers in the United States more competitive with their counterparts in Asia.

Achieve Affordable, Straightforward Scheduling With MaxScheduler™

Step up from scheduling with wallboards or spreadsheets

How Innovators Overcome Smart Factory Challenges

Brad Done for  Smart factories are the manifestation of what's being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution — a concept that's been in the conceptual-buzz phase for years. While the last revolution saw the widespread digitization of manufacturing technology, allowing information to be produced, replicated and shared on an unprecedented scale, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, could take manufacturing to a place verging on self-awareness. What does this look like? Smart components will interact directly with other devices — independent of human micromanagement and oversight. It means our technologies will be capable of building and interpreting a more nuanced understanding of the manufacturing environment. People and machines will have access to real-time virtual representations of all manufacturing functions. It's a vision that's fast becoming a reality. Experts have expounded on the challenges, but this hasn't prevented early-adopters from making significant headways.   Full Article...

EtherCAT Controllers Modernize Production Lines with C/C++ & IEC 61131-3 Support

NEXCOM EtherCAT controller NET series supports C/C++ and IEC-61131-3 languages to simplify the development of advanced motion control applications. Featuring programming flexibility, the NET series enables machine builders and automation control engineers to fully leverage its powerful PC architecture and function libraries by using a programming language that best serves the control purpose.

IronCAD Supports Direct SprutCAM Connection

IRONCAD CAM connectivity offers fast machine setup with efficient machining

Percepio Announces a Cooperation with KINGSTAR for RTX64

Percepio AB, the Swedish developer of RTOS visualization tools, today announced a cooperation with KINGSTAR, makers of RTX64, the leading Windows-based real time operating system. A new Tracealyzer version for KINGSTAR RTX64 will be bundled with the RTX64 SDK and provided free of charge for KINGSTAR customers, including the full suite of Percepio Tracealyzer visualizations and analyses.

5 Easy Steps to Choosing a Conveyor

This graphic walks you through all of the components and pieces of a conveyor, the options and configuration varieties available for each part, and the ideal context and product for that specific element.

Eyelit Inc. Wins Outstanding Associate Member Award From the Fab Owners Association (FOA)

Award granted to Dan Estrada in recognition of Eyelit's many contributions to the FOA

Synergis Partners with CAD Training Online to Deliver Advanced Online Training for Specialized Autodesk Solutions

Synergis Engineering Design Solutions, a division of Synergis Technologies, LLC and an Autodesk Inc. highest-rated value-added reseller in the Americas, today announced that it has partnered with CAD Training Online to increase its offering of online, live interactive Autodesk training solutions.

Onshape is the First Professional 3D CAD System for iPad Pro & Apple Pencil

New "Force Zoom" feature uses pressure-sensitive Pencil to increase CAD precision and speed

3D Printing Reboot

Dana Blankenhorn for SeekingAlpha:  While many people consider 3D printing dead, given what has happened to the stocks of industry leaders such as 3D Systems, Stratasys, ExOne and voxeljet , it's more accurate to say the industry has rebooted and is preparing for another run. This means the industry's excitement is now coming from college campuses and startups. As an investor you want to keep an eye on this, but withhold your investment. Industry leader 3D Systems has been drawing a bid this year as it  undergoes a restructuring, bringing in more professional management, anddropping the Cube, its consumer printer, from the product line. For all of 2015 it reported a loss of $664 million, $5.85/share, on revenues of $666 million. The stock, which once traded as high as $96/share during the last boom, is now at around $13, but it had been as low as $6.42 in mid-January. Founder Charles Hull, 76, has been kicked upstairs to a Chief Technology Officer role.   Cont'd...

FANUC America Announces New CNC Simulator for Education

FANUC America Corporation has released the new FANUC CNC Simulator, bringing the world's most popular CNC control to the classroom and provides students with exposure to FANUC CNC controls without the need for a full mill or lathe.

Global Manufacturers to Gather in Chicago for Inaugural Manufacturing ISV Cloud Summit 2016

Manufacturing executives to showcase how global companies run mission-critical processes in the cloud

Eyelit Announces Record Third-Quarter Growth and Profit from its Manufacturing Execution (MES) and Quality Management (QMS) Software

Eyelit's record quarter was fueled by a 60% increase in software license revenue

MBE / MBD Workshop: Enabling Your Digital Enterprise with Strategic Parts Management hosted by CADENAS PARTsolutions

Two-day immersive technical training course focused on re-using 3D CAD models from design to manufacture

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