Do quality managers really want fully autonomous visual inspection?

Autonomous quality inspection solutions that are premised on the idea that the human user might make a mistake promise the highest level of automation. However, surely it is better to utilise the user.

2022 Top Article - The Future of 3D Printing - Six Factors to Consider

The past year has shown those in manufacturing and the supply chain that 3D printing - or additive manufacturing (AM) - is becoming a serious and mature manufacturing technology, not only for prototypes but also for small and medium sized series.

How an ERP can help cut manufacturing costs

This article explores in detail how ERP implementation can help manufacturers reduce costs and, as a result, become more profitable.

2022 Top Article - Developing High Strength Cast ABD® GWA3 Alloy for Automotive Applications - A Case Study

A proprietary alloy, ABD® GWA3 coupled with a unique heat treatment provided a 30% improvement in yield strength without sacrificing elongation.

2022 Top Article - General Purpose Programming Languages Are the Future for the Industrial Automation Industry and Are Overtaking Traditional PLC IEC 61131-3

IEC 61131-3 is the de facto standard in the industrial automation industry. It encompasses 5 different programming "languages". It makes designing simple programs straightforward and easy, and it does this very well.

2022 Top Article - The Convenience of Mobile Training Apps

It should come as no surprise to learn that employee safety has made its way into the mobile app space, too. But how could introducing an app help your organization?

Sustainability and Plastic Injection Molding in the Automotive Industry

With the ability to use various materials to produce automotive components, car manufacturers will turn to the plastic injection molding industry as the solution.

Communication and Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Space

Roadmapping operations continue to evolve, focusing more broadly on digitized procedures with an emphasis on cross-departmental communication. Businesses that are quick to adapt these digital transformations are likely to see more profitability and increased productivity.

Japanese Robot Manufacturer relies on Digital Twin by CENIT

FASTSUITE E2 technology provides powerful foundation for digital twinning and offline programming at Sugino Machine

Automating Equipment Maintenance Essential for Fire Safety in Facilities

According to the National Fire Protection Association, an effective sprinkler system can reduce the chances of perishing in a fire by 33%-75% and lower property damage by 50%-60%. It also found that 59% of sprinkler systems were off in cases where they did not activate.

Why Quality Engineering is Critical for the Metaverse to Live Up to Its Potential

Engineering is ultimately what will make the metaverse a more useful tool for businesses, optimizing the quality of service they offer and streamlining operations. If the metaverse is a vehicle, engineering is the fuel that drives it.

EaaS: A Catalyst for Today's Manufacturing Challenges

EaaS essentially allows users to rent machinery for a fixed period or to meet other pre-determined outputs. These innovative pay-per-use or pay-per-unit-produced business models enable providers to develop customized, user-friendly solutions.

QUALITY AND VALIDATION IN 3D PRINTING

In this article, we get a behind-the-scenes perspective on quality and validation from Alessandro Catania, Quality and Compliance Manager at 3DPRINTUK.

HORIZON LAUNCHES BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY AT FORMNEXT 2022

Horizon Microtechnologies commercially launched it ground-breaking template-based 3D-microfabrication technology, which produces conductive micro additive manufacturing (micro-AM) derived parts with micrometer scale precision.

Six Common Questions About Power Supplies - Solved!

In this Allied Expert Advice article, Altech Corporation's Automation Product Manager, Laszlo Gyorgypal, answers six common questions about power supplies to help you select the best solution for your industrial automation application.

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