ABB to Invest €100 Million in Global Innovation and Training Campus

The new research and development campus will cover 35,000 m² and be home to a significant number of state-of-the-art facilities. Alongside ultra-modern R&D laboratories, which will develop and test new automation technologies

AI is Running this Smart Steel Mill

Steel mills are rich in data, and learning algorithms only get better as they learn. Steel mill owners stand to improve their quality and margins dramatically from AI investment. AI can also reveal unexpected business opportunities as well as operational efficiencies.

Making the Case for the ROI of Plasma Treatment Equipment

Despite its effectiveness, plasma treatments for surface modification and chemical deposition remain less than fully understood. So, too, are the tool selection choices. For this, vendors work with customers to select equipment and help justify the ROI

Industrial IoT: How Smart Alerts and Sensors Add Value to Electric Motors (Part 4 of 5)

With the IoT, every electric motor on a factory floor is equipped with one or multiple sensors that are connected (preferably wirelessly) to a control database that continuously collects data about the motors.

Upcoming FIRST® Championship an opportunity for STEM-gifted young people to learn about potential career paths in automation

The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its umbrella organization, the Automation Federation (AF), actively support FIRST's educational programs and mission, and encourage more young people to pursue careers that fully utilize their STEM skills and interests.

Advancement in Manufacturing Logistics

The productive manufacturers of the future will be those who can adjust to the advanced change in sourcing, production and distribution, and are responsive and adaptable enough to take advantage of new logistical technologies.

The Slow Growth of High Speed

High Speed Machining is more than just an interesting idea with a compelling past. The science is out, and the debate is over, implementing High Speed Machining Techniques is a sound economic decision, that decreases costs while increasing productivity and efficiency.

AIA Announces The Vision Show Startup Competition Finalists and Judges

"The startups that have made it to the final competition are indicative of the levels of innovation in the machine vision and imaging industries," according to Jeff Burnstein, President, AIA. "I don't envy the job in front of our judges having to select only one winner."

How Will Food Manufacturing Adapt to IIoT

The food manufacturing industry stands apart due to its continual reliance on people. No matter how much automation exists in a plant, people still need to oversee things. Employees will not become obsolete with the introduction of IIoT.

How Is IoT Data Being Leveraged Today to Improve Quality in the Commercial or Industrial Market?

Every company is concerned about quality, but leading companies are leveraging automated systems and IoT data to test their products and improve quality at a new level. Leaders in this industry include Tesla, Raymond, and Daimler Trucks.

Sensai Modernizes Manufacturing Operations With AI; Launches US Pilot Program

Sensai's augmented productivity platform is a holistic enterprise system that combines human- and tech-based solutions, connecting, informing and using data-driven intelligence to cut costs by minimizing downtime and limiting defects.

PBC Linear Building 3D Success with Trinity Labs

The 2-piece Uni-Guide design eliminated the tedious assembly and alignment process previously needed, saving time and also making it an easy field retrofit for existing machines.

Reducing Parts Costs as Production Scales Up

OEMs turn to one-stop metal parts shops that can transition to more cost-effective fabrication and machining techniques as demand increases.

Ready for Industry 4.0?

The acatech Industry 4.0 Maturity Index provides companies a guideline for a structured approach. Apart from technological requirements, the digitalisation strategy must not disregard the adjustment of organisational structures and qualification of employees and must focus on IT security in all phases.

How 3D Printing is Impacting Manufacturing

The market share is increasing and more production industries are acquiring 3D printing units. Subtractive manufacturing has been rendered less effective, but there are many industries that are reluctant to give up their old ways.

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