MakerBot Announces Smart Extruder+

Designed and Tested to Provide Better Performance over a Longer Period of Time

3D Printing of Motors and Electronics

My research involves developing techniques to 3D print electric motors and electronics. This goes beyond the usual 3D printed structures - structures don't do anything. To do things, we need motors and electronics to control those motors.

Robotic Additive Manufacturing Platform for 3D Printing Composite Parts

The first-of-its-kind solution consists of a standard commercially available robot, composite deposition end-effector hardware and a comprehensive software suite.

3D Printing and Acoustics: Rapid Prototyping of Sound Diffusers

By being able to design diffusers in 3D and print them, we streamline the prototyping process tremendously. We can do virtual simulations with the 3D models to get a sense of the effectiveness, and we can make aesthetic or functional changes before it's printed.

Special Tradeshow Coverage for FABTECH 2015

FABTECH 2015 will be held from November 9th - 12th in Chicago, Illinois. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Machine Pro Introduces Newly Designed Dual Profile DIN Rail Cutter

Machine-Pro Products was started in 2003 by Nick & Randy Balster as a DIN rail company with a goal to supply the highest quality DIN rail at the lowest possible price.

QComp Technologies, Inc Selected as US Authorized Integrator of ABB's YuMi Collaborative Robot

"YuMi will provide manufacturers with an inherently safe, extremely accurate, and flexible automated solution for small parts assembly."

Renesas Electronics America Simplifies Industrial Drives and Robotics Systems Development with New RZ/T1 Motion Controller Reference Kit

Dual-core Servo Drive MPU includes a 600MHz Real-Time CPU and the R-IN Engine with Real-Time Network Connectivity

Yaskawa to celebrate 100th anniversary while expanding into renewable energy and marine with The Switch technology

Yaskawa will be participating in the Technologia 2015 exhibition in Helsinki, Finland.

ABB to Feature its Flexible Robotic Gear Handling Cell Technology at Gear Expo 2015

Gear Expo 2015, October 20th - 22nd at the Cobo Center in Detroit

ABB to feature its new YuMi dual arm, inherently safe collaborative robot at The Assembly Show 2015

Additional demos include the small footprint, large work envelope IRB 1200 robot, and the ultra-compact FlexFeeder flexible parts feeding system.

EPSON Robots G and RS Series Scara Robots Get New Controller

The EPSON RC700A Controller - More Power, Performance, and Ease of Use

FANUC and Cisco Collaborate to Increase Uptime for Connected Machines

The announcement comes after Cisco and FANUC America's 12-month Zero Downtime (ZDT) pilot project with a major automotive manufacturer.

Cisco Teams Up with Robotics Firm Fanuc for IoT

by Zacks Equity Research:  Technology giant and Dow component Cisco Systems, Inc. recently entered into a strategic alliance with a robotics company Fanuc America, thereby stepping up its efforts to make itself a key player in the Internet of Things (IoT) space.  Per the alliance, Fanuc and Cisco have built an IoT system that enables Fanuc to monitor every robot on the factory floor. This way it can be determined whether a robot is likely to fail, so that a service technician can fix the equipment before it stops working. This could save companies hundreds of dollars of fixing cost. Per Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, downtime for these robots can cost a business $16,000 per minute. Therefore, the new system that offers predictive maintenance can be a big thing for some operations. The companies are currently testing the system in a channel that comprises around 1,800 robots and includes Fanuc customer, GM. In this testing period, Fanuc says its customer has saved $38 million. Fanus has plans to expand the system to 2,500 robots by the end of the year. Cont'd...

The Robots Are Coming to Pittsburgh

RIA Events Next Week Focus on Safety and Collaborative Robots

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Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

Sierra Instruments announces the launch of its new flow energy solution for managing and optimizing flow measurement for industrial facilities of all sizes. It features Sierra's QuadraTherm 640i/780i thermal flow meters, their InnovaMass 240i/241i vortex flow meters, and their new InnovaSonic 207i ultrasonic flow meter. Designed, built, and calibrated in the USA by Sierra, the Big-3TM share the same revolutionary Raptor firmware and many of the same software apps. They are a complete flow energy solution for flows like compressed air, natural gas, steam, and hot and chilled water. Together, they set a new standard in ease-of-purchase, performance, accuracy, reliability, and ease of use.