Toward additive manufacturing

Phys.org: Although additive manufacturing has been around since the 1980s, the technology has advanced rapidly over the past few years.

Proto Labs Expands 3D Printing Service with HP's Multi Jet Fusion Technology

Due to Proto Labs' industrial 3D printing expertise, HP selected the company as a foundational partner for its launch of Multi Jet Fusion technology. The collaboration is part of HP's efforts to establish a global network of 3D printing service providers.

Is Just in Time Manufacturing for you?

The JIT system can be especially helpful to small businesses that are just starting out, since it can reduce the amount of capital required to get the business up and running and avoids the business tying up money in unneeded inventory.

Understanding Screw Threading

While threading is used in multiple industries from large turbine shafts down to small precision metric threads for custom machining projects, each thread type is tooled, both internally and externally, to provide functions for specific applications.

See new products first at Lab Innovations 2017

Lab Innovations 2017 - the UK's only dedicated showcase for laboratory technology, analytical and biotech equipment - is pleased to welcome Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), Eppendorf and GS Biotech to the NEC, Birmingham, on the 1st and 2nd of November.

How GE Appliances Built an Innovation Lab to Rapidly Prototype Products

Harvard Business Review: Midway through 2014, GE Appliances launched FirstBuild - a GE-equipped innovation lab and micro-factory - to augment the strengths of a long-established company with those of an entrepreneurial startup. Separation is the key.

The ioTrust Security Solution

Manufacturers who can uniquely identify individual parts in a secure manner have an advantage over the competition, which is struggling to master this new concept. With ioTrust, manufacturers can associate their products with a secure, unique identity, that can extend through the supply chain.

Is Small Design Flaw Robbing Manufacturers of Valuable Time and Productivity in Milling Operations?

Manufacturers are increasing productivity 15-20% by addressing a flaw in toolholder-retention knob design that affects precision and increases cycle time.

Smart Factories Will Deliver $500B In Value By 2022

Louis Columbus for Forbes: Smart factories are revolutionizing manufacturing by enabling a 7X increase in overall productivity by 2022.

IoTS World Congress announces the first four testbeds to be showcased at its 2017 edition

The leading IoT event will exhibit 10 experimental platforms designed to implement new industrial solutions. A submersible transformer inspection robot designed for oil and gas platforms, a fully connected and sensorized work environment that dramatically improves worker safety, a predictive analytics platform that can wipe out downtime in factories and a solution that allows the remote management of boats capable of informing in real time about ship status, water leaks or un expected presence in the ship. These are the first four projects announced to take part in the 2017 Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions World Congress Testbed Area. Held at Fira de Barcelona from 3 to 5 October, the event will showcase 10 testbeds providing practical examples of how the industrial internet will change the way we produce and manage resources and businesses, transforming the global economy.

Star Rapid Launches 3D Metal Printing Training Initiative to Improve Design-for-Manufacturing Knowledge for Product Designers and Engineers

Free online video tutorials and in-person training at Star Rapid's facilities allow designers to learn best practices and hone 3D metal printing design skills

IIoT World Tour to Stop in Singapore on September 15, 2017, Hosted by The Industrial Internet Consortium and Plattform Industrie 4.0

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies will dramatically improve productivity and efficiencies throughout the entire manufacturing supply chain, with processes governing intelligent machines to improve production and even take corrective action to avoid unscheduled downtime.

ETA and Automation Federation Promote Workforce Development and Cybersecurity Initiatives

ETA® International is a proud supporting member of Automation Federation and actively participates in advocating for workforce development and cybersecurity readiness. Together, the organizations plan new initiatives that will foster excellence in the automation/advanced manufacturing industries and promote a strong cybersecurity workforce through certification.

Japanese companies form alliance to accelerate smart factories

Freddie Roberts for Internet of Business: A group of companies in Japan have formed the Flexible Factory Partner Alliance (FFPA) in order to encourage the use of IoT in factories.

Petasense Named a Top-10 Machine Learning Startup by Google

IIoT Startup, Petasense uses machine learning to predict equipment health

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