VTT has 3D printed a smart metal part: a step towards artificial intelligence

VTT's proof of concept demo showed that a range of sensors or smart identifications can be added to 3D printed metal parts during manufacture, in order to track the performance and condition of machines or devices, or verify the authenticity of the parts.

Simio's 8 Reasons to Adopt Industry 4.0

As a provider of Production Scheduling software to many Smart Factories, Simio is often asked about the benefits of embracing Industry 4.0

Talking RAPID + TCT with Ultimaker

Ultimaker is committed to offering a complete 3D printing solution for our professional user base, from hardware to software and materials, and we'll use this opportunity to demonstrate our latest technology.

Q&A: SMARTx Tech Talks debut at Smart Manufacturing Experience

The Smart Manufacturing Experience provides practical solutions for applying the latest advanced manufacturing technologies that drive results. Attendees will see how leading companies are using transformative technologies to boost productivity, increase sales and more

Powering GE's Digital Manufacturing Execution System (MES) - HVR, Real Time Data Integration

The consolidated view of the data dramatically simplifies comparisons across factories. With that it is much easier to identify inefficiencies (e.g. product not passing QA, volume of left over scrap) and differences in output.

CRIQ will showcase Canada's first cyber-physical factory at the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show

Participants will learn how Industry 4.0 projects operate and will be able to prototype their own digital projects before scaling them up for actual production.

ManufacturingTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
RAPID + TCT 2018

RAPID + TCT 2018 took place in Fort Wort, TX April 24th - 26th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Using Blockchain Technology with 3D Printing Processes

3D digital manufacturing inherits several privacy and security-related challenges with multiple stake holders. Blockchain technology can be used for enabling data governance, data provenance, data auditability and data validation in 3D printing.

The creation of the Force American Made (FAM) machine shop at John Force Racing (JFR) is a story about turning tragedy into triumph.

FAM manufactures tens of thousands of parts per year that range from small consumable parts to super chargers, engine blocks and cylinder heads.

BitFlow Predicts Vision-Guided Robotics to Become Major Disruptive Force in Global Manufacturing

As the plant floor has become more digitally connected, the relationship between robots and machine vision has merged into a single, seamless platform, setting the stage for a new generation of more responsive vision-driven robotic systems.

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.

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