Inside 3D Printing 2016: Metal printing in the aerospace, automobile, and tool industries

Expert conference for additive manufacturing methods at the METAV in Düsseldorf on the 24/25 February 2016

AUTOMATICA 2016: INNOVATIONS IN MACHINE VISION

VISION: THE EYE OF AUTOMATION

Top 50 Industrial IoT (IIoT) 5G Industrialists and Innovators

RCR Wireless News recognizes inaugural list of leaders fueling the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing: Opportunities for the Metals Industry

According to a report commissioned by the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM) has the potential to disrupt parts of the metals supply chain in the coming decades.

New White Paper from Okuma Details Energy-Efficient CNC Machine Tool Technologies

Machine shops of any size can apply these technologies on their shop floor to keep energy costs down.

MVTec optimizes machine vision with new HALCON release

 HALCON 12.0.2 will be released on February 29, 2016  Bar code identification significantly improved  Latest interface technology speeds up machine vision processes

Fonon Introduces Revolutionary Technology for 3D Metal Printing

Bulk-To-Shape technology provides the quickest path to printing quality metal parts for production

Fonon Corporation Announces Expansion into South American Market

Increased capital investment in industrial laser equipment expands footprint of Fonon brand Laser Photonics

Shootout: Fiber Laser Vs Vertical Milling In 3D Deep Engraving

Fonons Canyon 3D Deep-Engraving System cost is less expensive, deep-engraves at almost 2X the processing speed, requires no consumables and is 100% maintenance-free. There is no workplace or environmental hazards with a superior quality of workmanship when compared to vertical milling machines.

Learn about the Future of Portable Power at #MouserParty

Join Mouser Electronics and UCLAs Dr. Richard Kaner on Twitter on February 17 to Learn How Graphene Could Power Our World

Pro Mach Acquires Stork-Texwrap, a Leading Manufacturer of Automatic Shrink Wrapping Systems

Pro Mach adds Stork-Texwrap to their End of Line Group to expand product line and strengthen distributed products portfolio

Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) Announces Industry Changing Quick Change Fixture

Diversified Machine Systems announces revolutionary new fixture design to reduce fixture swap times. Through the quick change fixture design, production cycles can be improved without incurring additional labor costs.

Announcing FlexLight LC4500 From Keynote Photonics: Extending Innovations In 3D Scanning

LC4500 production solutions offers developers new features and capabilities to integrate light into 3d scanning and industrial applications

Nobilia uses IoT to create smart factory

Kitchen maker Nobilia has rolled out IoT and automation systems in its German factories to enable real-time tracking of furniture as it progresses through the manufacturing process. The company, which has distribution in Australia, is using Beckhoff automation technology that is powered by Intel processors. A barcode that is attached to furniture is encoded with details including processing steps, components required to be added to complete it, and logistics information such as where the finished product is to be delivered. “Each processing machine scans the barcode and retrieves the associated machining data from a central database. Data connecting the whole factory together makes it possible to produce 2700 kitchens daily,” Intel said in a blog post. “Through real-time tracking enabled by Intel IoT technologies, Nobilia knows exactly where each part is in the production process at any time. “If one of the manufacturing lines shuts down, parts are automatically rerouted to another line.”

Riddle of Cement's Structure is Finally Solved

From MIT News: Concrete is the world’s most widely used construction material, so abundant that its production is one of the leading sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet answers to some fundamental questions about the microscopic structure and behavior of this ubiquitous material have remained elusive.   Concrete forms through the solidification of a mixture of water, gravel, sand, and cement powder. Is the resulting glue material (known as cement hydrate, CSH) a continuous solid, like metal or stone, or is it an aggregate of small particles... ... Roland Pellenq, a senior research scientist in MIT’s department of civil and environmental engineering, director of the MIT-CNRS lab 2 hosted by the MIT Energy Initiative, and a co-author of the new paper, says the work builds on previous research he conducted with others at the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) through a collaboration between MIT and the CNRS. “We did the first atomic-scale model” of the structure of concrete, he says, but questions still remained about the larger, mesoscale structure, on scales of a few hundred nanometers. The new work addresses some of those remaining uncertainties, he says. ( full article )

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