6 Warehouse Metrics You Can't Afford to Ignore

Using drones, automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence, companies are leveraging these important warehouse metrics to better serve their customers while improving their own bottom lines.

The Technology of 3D Metal Printing

The powder must be perfectly shaped in order to hold an even surface. A super-thin layer of steel powder is spread out with a roller. Then, a printer head places tiny drops of glue on the areas of the layer that are part of the design.

AI-powered Cameras in Factories to Find Defects

Instrumental is attacking the 20 to 35 cents of every $1 spent in manufacturing that is wasted. That waste comes from literal scrap at the various factories in the process, returns, mistakes, extra experimentation, travel, and engineering time that wasn't used efficiently..

Emerging Trends in 3D Printing: 2019 and Beyond

3D printing has a bright future in the world of "Industry 4.0" and the advanced manufacturing sector of cyber-physical systems. Increasingly diverse raw materials, sophisticated modeling technologies, precise outputs, and more expands every year.

Quest For Manufacturing Human Tissue In Space Via 3D Printer to Be Launched In July

Though the prospect of manufacturing hearts and other organs via a 3D bioprinter is likely a decade away, the July launch is a significant milestone in that quest.

Building Blocks to the Smart Factory

Many manufacturers have already implemented automation in factories, shifting to digitalized manufacturing processes to save time, money and increase efficiency. But what are the options for smaller businesses?

Who's Afraid of the Big Tall Build?

Metal AM gives engineers the opportunity to design higher performance parts with a much simpler manufacturing workflow than traditional manufacturing (think: rocket engines).But, in many cases, taller and larger parts will be no-bid or priced too high for the market.

Professionals reveal how they are benefiting from 3D printing technology

• Professionals are most commonly using 3D printing technology for prototyping prospective products/parts/components (55%) • Thereafter, 43% are applying the applications of 3D printing within their production processes

Advantech's High-speed Pick and Place Solution for the LED Sorter Machine

The PCI-1203 is a 2-port EtherCAT PCI Universal card. It is a ready-to-use EtherCAT development platform for all PC-based industrial automation. The EtherCAT protocol stack is executed autonomously on the PCI card.

3rd Internet of Manufacturing Midwest - ADDRESSING IT - OT RELATIONS

IT/OT convergence is fundamental to today's smart factory. Manufacturers are certainly aware that it is something they need to nurture, to really benefit and achieve ROI from IoT technologies, but what exactly will change to organizational structures and team cultures bring.

Mobile Robots and the Smart Factory

Mobile robots move around a factory floor independently without any cages in order to perform their tasks. Despite not having fencing around them, mobile robots are completely safe to use alongside humans in the workspace.

Quick Tips for Improving Manufacturing Safety

Workplace safety is important everywhere, but manufacturing environments with heavy equipment and specialized employees and workflows may have even more to gain from developing more robust safety, training and incident response protocols.

Six Factors for PR Success

Companies with technically complex content face two key challenges: press spokespeople and marketing experts must make the products and services known and explain their function and benefits in an easily understandable way.

HOW SMALL SHOPS CAN START THE MARCH TOWARDS DIGITALIZATION

Commentary from Ramona Schindler, General Manager Machine Tool Systems, Siemens Switzerland. Most shops, even the smallest ones, have obviously been gathering data and logging it in a production-schedule format of some kind for many years.

3D Laser Metal Sintering: Q&A with Laser Photonics Corporation

Laser Metal Sintering is a material processing technique which considers binding (sintering) pulverized particles (powder) together due to a diffusion of its micro-melted outer layers into each other produced by a pulsed laser source.

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