Achieving Peak Performance in Elite Cycling and Beyond

The rapid prototyping and 3D printing plastic parts for wind tunnel testing became a well-established model but Katsanis wondered "why not do this with metal"?

Taking an Incremental, Multi-Stage Approach When Upgrading Aging DCS Systems

Addressing gaps, potential risks and islands of automation on a staged basis minimizes costly disruptions to operations and provides greater flexibility as equipment and data needs evolve over time

Save Your Manufacturing Business by Giving Employees Ownership Opportunities

If your business has been walloped by the various challenges in the sector, converting the company to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) could be a way forward.

Micro Molding - The Need for Collaboration and DfM

This article examines the ways in which companies looking to achieve significant product miniaturization need to approach their product development process, and how they need to adapt their thinking when embracing micro molding.

Automation - no need to rip and replace

The concept of full automation could be daunting, especially considering the cost, time and disruption that go into building a brand new factory or warehouse - this just isn't a viable option for a large proportion of businesses.

All you need to know about diode lasers and laser diodes

While a laser diode generates photons (light) it create a lot of heat as well, so that heat has to be distributed and that is why there are not so many powerful laser diodes on the market.

How 3D printing and composite materials help streamlining SAE competition results

For the last four years of SAE competition, UVic Formula Motorsport team has been using 3D printed oil pans that were purposely engineered to be manufactured by CRP USA's laser sintering 3d printing process and Windform® TOP-LINE composite materials.

Is RaaS the way to go?

Back in 2017, the International Data Corporation (IDC) predicted that 30 percent of commercial robotic applications will be in the form of Robots as a Service (RaaS) by 2019. Was this forecast accurate?

Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West and Design & Manufacturing (D&M) Pacific to Showcase Latest Innovations Highlighting the Future of Factory 4.0

Pacific D&M will feature components needed in assembly, injection molding, rapid prototyping, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and contract design and manufacturing.

Different Ways Industrial AI is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

Most companies are already seeing and will see positive effects from AI, with a predicted revenue increase of 22.6%. In fact, many manufacturing companies are already implementing AI practices

Accurate long-term predictions - Freudenberg Sealing Technologies' new method shows how static seals actually age

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has now developed a method that takes material changes at the molecular level into account when predicting the long-term durability of seals.

15W Laser Engraver Review

There is a large number of different cheap laser engravers out there that are a great way to get into laser engraving on a budget.

Haier's Shenyang Interconnected Refrigerator Factory Joins the World Economic Forum's Global Lighthouse Network as Haier Second End-to-End Lighthouse Facility

Called "lighthouses" due to their innovative and world-leading position, these factories are selected by the WEF based on the successful deployment of 4IR technologies to realize intelligent manufacturing.

Financing Gender Equality in Manufacturing

A pair of keynote speakers will address the "power of parity" and how to fast-track gender equality through investment strategies, as the PPWLN brings light to gender parity challenges and successes at PACK EXPO East

Essentium Research Shows Manufacturers Demanding Open Additive Ecosystems

The study reveals that virtually all (99%) manufacturing executives surveyed believe an open ecosystem is important to advance 3D printing at scale. While 85% of manufacturers reported that industrial-scale AM has the potential to increase revenue for their business

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