Assessing the Potential of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Global X for Nasdaq: Recent technological advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are disrupting a range of industries from manufacturing, to health care, defense, and transportation.

Internet of Things

IoT solutions are built for many vertical applications such as environmental monitoring and control, health monitoring, vehicle fleet monitoring, industrial monitoring and control, and home automation.

The Value of Cloud Based Slicing and File Management for 3d Printing

Cloud based systems lead the way to more agile development - with simplified collaboration, decrease product development time by working together.

A peek into Samsung's smart manufacturing

The Investor: There is, however, something different about these facilities where Samsung churns out its signature Wind-Free Air Conditioner.

New 3-D printing method creates shape-shifting objects

A new 3-D printing method has been developed to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to heat.

Solving Complex Adhesion Problems with Plasma

When traditional chemical adhesives fail to sufficiently bond dissimilar types of materials, engineers often turn to plasma treatments to solve complex adhesion problems.

A Deeper Look at "Precision" Toolholders

Quality of machining and quality control differentiates "standard" toolholders from precision.

Belgian company takes 3D printing to chocolate

Jack Schofield and Waverly Colville for Reuters: Layer by layer, 0.2 millimeters at a time, a specialized printing machine at Belgian chocolate shop Miam Factory applies melted chocolate to shape a three-dimensional object.

More production, more jobs? CMU pitches businesses on robotics in manufacturing

Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Our mission, at a very high level, is establishing leadership in this area," said Gary Fedder, interim CEO of the ARM Institute. "We want to lower the barrier for the companies to adopt this technology" while also "empowering the American worker" to find open positions.

Game On: Augmented Reality Is Helping Factory Workers Become More Productive

AR is one of many tools GE is applying to fulfill its vision of the digital "Brilliant Factory." Last week the company announced plans to train workers for the arrival of 3D printing, big data, robotics, digital and lean manufacturing, and other advanced technologies on the factory floor.

IT Security and Machine Safety

Before you connect your machinery to the internet, please make sure you do a full IT risk assessment, considering not only the benefits, but the potential troubles you may encounter, and then think if having "constantly connected" machinery is REALLY necessary.

Boeing turns to 3D-printed parts to save millions on its 787 Dreamliner

Lucas Mearian for ComputerWorld: Boeing will begin using at least four 3D-printed titanium parts to construct its 787 Dreamliner aircraft and may some day rely on as many as 1,000 parts created via additive manufacturing.

Siemens and Materialise Technology Integration Streamlines Product Design Through 3D Printing

Materialise additive manufacturing technology now fully integrated with NX Seamlessly closes the loop between product design and 3D printers Strengthens Siemens' comprehensive additive manufacturing solution

Insert Molding vs Traditional Injection Molding

A typical application of insert molding is to include one or more threaded metal inserts in a plastic part when that part is intended to mate to another part in an assembly.

Protection - Arguments for Safer Working Environment

I wish to promote a discussion among our Customers and End Users about why they should use and require physical barriers (mesh panels) - also called "Perimeter Protection".

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