How Universal Robots Doubled Production at Tegra Medical

Medical device manufacturer Tegra Medical faced profit erosion as costs went up and customers demanded price cuts. Deploying three collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots to tend the machines manufacturingmedical instruments doubled throughput, freed up 11 full time positions and enabled the manufacturer to keep up with customer demand while keeping costs down.

Tarsus launches Additive Manufacturing Shows for vertical markets

The new events will incorporate 3D Printshow

Mouser Electronics to Sponsor Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge Design Contest for University Engineering Students

The contest is currently underway. It will end at 11:59 p.m. (CST) on May 27, 2016.

Rethink Robotics and Sumitomo Announce Exclusive Distribution Partnership in Japan

Rethink Robotics' Sawyer Robot Now Available Throughout Japan

PV Nano Cell Wins IDTechEx Award for Best Development in Materials for 3D Printing

Company recognized for its portfolio of innovative nanometric conductive inks, enabling the mass production of printed electronics

MIP Robotics Launches Its First Model of New Generation Industrial Robot "MIP Junior",

MIP robotics is a startup founded in 2015 and based on research conducted for many years. The company aims to provide accessible, industrial robots, especially for SMIs (small and medium industries). In other words, like 3D printing in recent years, MIP wants to democratize industrial robotics. The robots can be used to automate repetitive, arduous or dangerous tasks; indeed it is possible to set the standard gripper arms: suction cup, hook, screwdriver, blade etc. Application examples are numerous: storing goods in cartons, checking the tightening torque, making the automated cutting, removing non-compliant products etc. MIP allows its customers to increase their productivity (and hence margins) in order to improve the quality or reduce the hardship. The investment can be made profitable in only 6 month. The "Junior " is a robot called "SCARA" (that is to say a horizontal arm) operating on a range of 600mm and fixed on a vertical axis in a standard 400mm high. These dimensions can be adjusted on demand. Its speed reaches up to 250mm/s with an accuracy of 0.5mm and can move up to 5kg. Junior is also characterized by its ease of use: for instance you can teach the robot the movements to be carried out by manually moving the robotic arm. Finally, the robot stops in case of impact, enabling collaborative applications if all safety conditions are met. While prices often start around €20,000 on the market, Junior is available from €8000.   Full Press Release:

Electrical Slip Ring In The Application of Robotics

The rotating joint of robot has complicated structure and inconvenient installation, but we could adopt electrical slip ring to realize 360 degree with unlimited rotations freely in the robot, which through slip ring to transmit power and signal.

Drake: Robotics Planning, Control And Analysis Toolbox

From MIT: Drake ("dragon" in Middle English) is a toolbox maintained by the  Robot Locomotion Group  at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). It is a collection of tools for analyzing the dynamics of our robots and building control systems for them in MATLAB and C++, with a heavy emphasis on optimization-based design/analysis. Here is a quick summary of capabilities: Simulation Rigid-body dynamics including contact/collisions (hybrid+LCP) and kinematic loops Basic aerodynamics/fluid dynamics Sensor models (lidar, depth camera, imu, contact force/torque; cameras coming soon) Hand-derived models for many canonical control dynamical systems Easily add your own models/components Some support for stochastic models For all of the above we aim to expose sparsity and provide analytical gradients / symbolic analysis Primary limitations: code is optimized for analysis / planning / control design (as opposed to speed, generality)... ​... Most of these models/tools are described in  the companion textbook from an MIT course/MOOC . We've also recently started populating the  Drake Gallery  (contributions welcome!)... ( git repo )

Robotics Alley to Host Career Fair for Engineering, Technical Jobs

For the second year, the Robotics Alley Conference & Expo will offer a free career fair for engineering, manufacturing and technical professionals.

Nano Dimension Disrupts Printed Electronics with World's First 3D Printer Dedicated to Ultra-Rapid Prototyping of PCBs

DragonFly 2020 3D Printer being Demonstrated at Printed Electronics USA 2015 Saves Time and Money by Creating Functional PCB Prototypes In-House

OMRON Releases New Models to Join Machine Automation Controller NJ101-series.

-New Models Connect to Database Directly and Accelerate Leveraging Big Data and IoT at Production Sites-

Integro Technologies Partners with NC Manufacturing Institute

Integro Technologies Corp., a leading vision integrator in Salisbury, North Carolina, announces its recent partnership with the NC Manufacturing Institute.

Robotmaster Reduces Outsourcing, Increases Production and Profitability

Adding a robotic system enabled Groupe Gravel, a metal fabricator, to profitably automate cutting and welding for high-mix short-batch production. Robotmaster's tools enabled automatic path creation from CAD models drastically improved programming time.

MecklerMedia's Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo in Shanghai Announces Keynote Speaker Terry Wohlers, Founder, Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc.

Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on December 8-10, 2015

ALine Introduces Instrument Control of Custom Microfluidics

ADEPT+ is ALines latest product innovation in support of microfluidic device development for molecular assays. The customizable instrument platform includes pneumatic fluid control and thermocycling and is suitable for development across multiple industries including medical, laboratory research, and environmental.

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