Additive Manufacturing Technology Enables Radical New Designs

Additive manufacturing represents a seachange for the manufacturing sector. In many cases, 3D printing has resulted in an immediate, cost-effective solution to an issue. More importantly, it has resulted in a complete re-engineering of parts, so that they are now better suited for the dedicated function they are intended to serve.

3D Scanning in Manufacturing

Eventually, 3D scanners and 3D printers are likely to become one solution, similar to how 2D scanners have now been integrated into 2D printers.

The Death of Windows CE Gives Rise to IoT Real-Time

In the case of Windows Compact, the death of a product is actually giving rise to a whole new world where the possibilities are truly amazing. What will you develop?

How Machine Learning Will Unlock The Future Of 3D Printing

Cliff Kuang for Fast Co.Design: The bridge is really just a proof-of-concept for printed steel applications that range from shipbuilding to offshore oil rigs. Getting there will require not just better software, but robots that can teach themselves how to get better at 3D printing.

Okuma introduces smart factory solution

Rosemarie Stahl for ETMM: Okuma, manufacturer of CNC machine tools, introduces its solution for the smart production called Connect Plan at EMO Hannover 2017.

Wind River's AXON Predict Analytics for VxWorks Enables IoT Analytics at the Edge

What do I want to eat yesterday? Seems like a strange question. Yet IoT systems are architected to often ask very similar questions by aggregating a massive amount of data in a central repository where every so often a data scientist can evaluate and perhaps realize some insights that would have been best realized and responded to at the time the events were taking place at the edge.

You Need to Implement the IIoT Before It's Too Late

Ease of access, improved productivity and automated decision-making are amongst the primary benefits of the IIoT. Those who hesitate are bound to suffer serious setbacks in output, customer service and overall competitiveness in the comings months and years.

Finnish micro-factory highlights path to business success

Tim Sandle for Digital Journal: The micro-factory concept is based on robotics and a flexible approach to manufacturing. Then key selling point is that the factory can be set-up and put to work very quickly.

Lean Execution System (LES)

Together, well-designed technology and people drive solutions. LES is a tool that empowers workers with real-time information to see and solve production problems and create innovation.

PACK EXPO Q&A with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America

To meet consumer demands for authentic and fresh-tasting foods, some innovative packaging technologies are doing the job normally given to preservatives, enabling manufacturers to keep the ingredient list to a minimum.

TRUMPF's 'smart factory' is a factory and showroom in one

David Malone for Building Design & Construction: The smart factory is fitted with digitally networked machines that present the entire sheet metal process chain as an interlinked, holistic process.

Will Voxeljet's High Speed Sintering Reinvent 3D Printing?

Zacks Equity Research: The HSS technology involves an infrared absorbing ink, that is selectively jetted onto layers of plastic powder, which are then exposed to infrared light. The powder melts under the light and forms functional plastic parts with qualities similar to those produced via Selective Laser Sintering, Multi Jet Fusion, or injection molding.

Talking PACK EXPO with Emulate3D

Visitors to our booth S-7527 will be able to try out the HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) headset to visualize typical end of line automated solutions. Any Emulate3D, Sim3D, or Demo3D model can be easily viewed in VR, which provides a genuinely immersive experience which puts you in the facility with the running equipment or system.

Talking PACK EXPO with Shane Novacek, Marketing Communications Manager at Beckhoff Automation

Visitors to the Beckhoff booth will again be able to "BYOD", using their own smartphones and tablets to connect with PC-based control demos - including a wall of IoT-enabled devices, plus articulated robot arms from Stäubli - using any mobile device with a web browser.

Europe looks at 3D printing to pursue its industrial renaissance

Jorge Valero for EURACTIV.com: The European Commission backs additive manufacturing as one of the pillars to strengthen its industrial sector and step up efforts to maintain the EU's global advantage.

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