How to Approach Make Vs. Buy Decisions for Optic Assembly

Before making a decision, it's important to analyze whether making or buying optical parts and components is the best approach for your team, budget, and business goals.

Overcome Automation Challenges to Create a Better Smart Factory

Manufacturers must know what challenges they face and how to overcome them to make the most of these investments. Here are the most common automation challenges and how to address them.

Exploring Additive Manufacturing Opportunities: Optimizing Production with Hyundai Lifeboats

The journey to finding success in AM is no simple task. Materialise Mindware, our 3D printing consultancy team, outlined the various steps to steer customers through this journey. Discover how they guided Hyundai Lifeboats through the first phase.

When Should You Use 3D Printing for Production?

There are many reasons why 3D printing may be suitable for your hardware design and development cycle. But what about using 3D printing for full-scale production? Here are some considerations when deciding whether to use 3D printing for high-volume, end-use custom parts.

Risk Mitigation in Micro Molding

In applications where overall tolerances are measured in microns, there are various ways that micro molders mitigate the risks associated with each step of the design-to-manufacturing cycle.

Rittal Automation Handbook Identifies Areas of Improvement and Efficiency

You can lower labor costs, increase accuracy and reduce processing time by automating the control panel modification process. The Rittal Automation Systems Handbook identifies products that provide solutions to all of these plus more.

Decoding Business Valuation: What Manufacturers Need to Know (Part 3)

In part three of this article series, we highlight the overall valuation process, as well as an analysis of factors both internal and external to the business. Here are part one and part two of this series.

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FABTECH 2018

FABTECH takes place in Atlanta, GA November 6th - 8th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Advanced Software Design Technology Leads GM into Next Generation of Vehicle Lightweighting

Alliance with Autodesk includes advanced AI-based generative design technology and 3D printing advancements to help lighten and transform future vehicles

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RAPID + TCT 2018

RAPID + TCT 2018 took place in Fort Wort, TX April 24th - 26th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Why STEM needs fresh ideas to bring about the fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Tovey for The Telegraph: The 'fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us and there is an urgent need for STEM experts and their fresh ideas, says the Telegraphs industry editor

3D Printing: Should You Go Open Source?

Michael Molitch-Hou for Engineering.com:  Although it’s possible that patents have existed since the time of the Ancient Greeks, the Venetian Patent Statute is more widely recognized as the first official patent system. Established in 1474, the statute declared that 10-year patents could be granted to "any new and ingenious device, not previously made.” Along with all of society’s rules and mores, patent law and intellectual property (IP) have changed over time. We are now living in the post-Internet era, in which ideas and files are exchanged all around the world on a regular basis. It is now possible to download Phil Collins’ entire discography, whether it’s legal or not. It’s also possible to download 3D printable guns, legal or not.   Full article:

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