Oerlikon announces groundbreaking for advanced materials manufacturing facility in Michigan, USA

Oerlikon expects the demand for advanced materials to increase in the coming years. The facility will produce materials such as titanium alloys, which are in high demand for the additive manufacturing market, and diverse high-end thermal spray powders.

Microscan Launches MicroHAWK® UHD Imagers to Decode Small and Difficult-to-Read Printed and DPM Symbols

New MicroHAWK UHD barcode readers and smart cameras can decode symbols with an x-dimension almost invisible to the naked eye.

A 10K tiny house 3D-printed in 24 hours

Lacy Cooke for Inhabitat:  Building a house typically takes months, exacerbating the housing crisis so many people face worldwide. Apis Cor, a San Francisco-based company that specializes in 3D-printing, decided to tackle that crisis with a groundbreaking mobile 3D-printer that can print an entire 400-square-foot tiny home in just 24 hours. What’s more, doing so costs just over $10,000 – a steal compared to most modern homes. On their website, Apis Cor says the construction industry may be sluggish now, but they will persevere in disrupting that industry “until everyone is able to afford a place to live.” Their revolutionary mobile 3D-printer is small enough to be transported, so assembly and transportation costs can be slashed. Although their mobile printer only needs a day to print a home from a concrete mixture, the company says their buildings will last up to 175 years. Not only is their process speedy, but environmentally friendly and affordable too.   Cont'd...

Achieve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Using Hygienic Conveyors

So how do you measure the productivity of your manufacturing equipment? How do you gain insight to improve your processes? The answer is Overall Equipment Effectiveness, or OEE.

Engineers and Students From Across the World Compete to Build a Brighter Future

Engineering Innovation Award: $20,000 Grand Prize

Xilinx Demonstrates Responsive and Reconfigurable Vision Guided Intelligent Systems at Embedded World 2017

Xilinx's tools, libraries and methodologies infuse machine learning, computer vision, sensor fusion, and connectivity into vision guided intelligent systems

Optomec Partners with Tongtai to Deliver Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Machines in Taiwan

The Optomec LENS family of 3D metal printers has been used in industry for over two decades to cost-effectively repair, rework and manufacture high-performance metal components in materials such as titanium, stainless steel, carbides and nickel based super alloys.

Milacron Expands FANUC ROBOSHOT Offering in the Americas with the New ROBOSHOT SI-20A Secondary Injection Unit

The new FANUC ROBOSHOT SI-20A secondary injection unit was designed and developed by FANUC in Japan. The SI-20A continues to offer the same high quality, high technology and precision synonymous with the ROBOSHOT name.

BeeHex Raises $1 Million For Fresh Food Robots

BeeHex, Inc., the 3D food printing company that "promises to change the way food is made", completed its $1,000,000 seed round led by Grote Company founder, Jim Grote.  BeeHex, with its flagship product Chef 3D, builds 3D food printing systems that assemble and deliver fresh foods. Best known for printing pizza, in 2016 BeeHex teamed up with Michelin bib gourmand-rated Italian chef Pasquale Cozzolino to create gluten-free and savory pizza crust options using an 80-year-old mother yeast. BeeHex's Chef 3D systems began 2016 with a "print time" of six minutes to create a 12" pizza and exited 2016 with a print time at around the one-minute mark. BeeHex systems will allow for personalized food orders from an app and also with the push of a button, fit for commercial kitchen use.   Full Press Release:

Machine vision gets even more user-friendly: MVTec presents MERLIC 3

 Increased performance and robustness  Deep learning optimizes OCR  Improved reading of bar and data codes

Automate 2017 - KINGSTAR to Show How EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC Cuts Hardware Costs in Half at Automate 2017

KINGSTAR, the industry's leading provider of EtherCAT-enabled software PLCs and the most complete motion control platform on the market, will showcase its innovative machine automation solutions at booth 349 at Automate 2017, April 3-6, in Chicago, Illinois.

Ambionics Achieves Breakthrough Development of Unique Child Prosthetic With Stratasys 3D Printing

-Self-taught father develops customized 3D printed hydraulic prosthetic for two-year old amputee son, avoiding wait for state-developed version -Design and production of 3D printed hydraulic prosthetic enables cost savings of up to 76%, as well as time savings in design and production of 90% compared to traditional methods

Join Mettler Toledo at interpack 2017

Attendees of this year's interpack packaging fair who visit Mettler Toledo will have a chance to see new innovative technologies, interact with advanced product inspection solutions and discuss individual business, compliance and operational needs with industry experts.

Phytools adds a Revolutionary Modular Commercial PC to its Industrial Networking Product Line

Revolution Pi breaks with industry standards adopting an Open Source concept. With a transparent and collaborative approach, the RevPi community can rise to meet the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution.

Saratech Announced Partnership with Markforged

Partnership Expands Saratech Offerings with High-Quality and Affordable 3D Printers

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