Technology

Mar. 26, 2017 -  Engineers at The University of Nottingham say they are developing lightweight automotive components using new additive manufacturing processes to boost vehicle fuel efficiency, while cutting noise and CO2 emissions.
Mar. 26, 2017 - Sciaky, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), and provider of metal 3D printing solutions, has announced that its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) technology helped International Submarine Engineering (ISE) cut significant time and cost from the production of a titanium Variable Ballast (VB) tank versus the traditional manufacturing process.
Mar. 20, 2017 - 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys announced today its Expert Services Group in North America, which it says is designed to help manufacturers build their additive manufacturing strategy and workflow, to gain the benefits of 3D printing for improved production processes.
Mar. 16, 2017 - Engineering and technologies company Renishaw has opened its first North American additive manufacturing solutions centre in Kitchener, Ont., complementing its existing network of solutions centres in the the U.K., Germany, India and China.
Mar. 14, 2017 - In an “industry-first, innovative move” into metal 3D printing, Samuel Son & Co. has signed an agreement to purchase Burloak Technologies, a Dundas, Ont.-based manufacturer of additive manufacturing solutions.
Feb. 7, 2017 - Los Angeles, California-based materials science company American Elements says it is expanding its pure metal and metal alloy powder production facility to increase the volume and variety of powders it can make to support the “burgeoning” additive manufacturing industry.
Mar. 21, 2017 - What is the difference between a waveform — or digital process signature — and scalar data? Take a hockey game with your favourite team. A contentious goal is scored and the referees go upstairs for a review of the play to decide if the goal will count. Now, what would you prefer as the basis for that decision: an instant replay video or snapshots of only a few isolated points in time as the puck passed through the goalie’s crease? A process signature is that full replay, while scalar data offers only a few snapshots.
Feb. 22, 2017 - A load cell, also commonly known as a load sensor, is a transducer that is used in force measurement applications. It produces a measurable electrical output whose magnitude is proportional to the mechanical force applied.
Nov. 29, 2016 - Until recently, an OEM which might have preferred using connectors to wire a UL 508-certified cabinet for the cost- and time-savings they offer over hardwiring also knew it probably wasn’t worth the effort. There wasn’t an absolute prohibition on their use, but the OEM was burdened with proving their safety. Obtaining that certification with connectors meant the OEM would have to submit to a lot of end-product testing. Its UL field representative would conduct a thorough safety investigation of the connector application, including the overall electrical transmission path. That added an uncertain amount of cost and time to getting a new machine to market. Most OEMs opted instead to take the path of least resistance — hardwiring all connections.
Nov. 24, 2016 - “The machine vision industry in Germany and Europe has been reporting high growth numbers for years. In Germany alone, the turnover has more than doubled within 10 years and an end to the boom is not in sight. In Germany, the sector will achieve a new record turnover of at least 2.2 billion euros this year. The European machine vision industry will record an 8-per-cent increase in turnover in 2016,” said Dr. Olaf Munkelt, chairman of the board of VDMA Machine Vision at the press conference of Vision, a trade show for machine vision worldwide. According to current surveys, the industrial association predicts a further dynamic development of the European machine vision industry also in 2017.
Nov. 16, 2016 - Ocean Data Systems (ODS), a developer of software and reporting solutions and corporate dashboards for the automation industry, has announced that WIN-911 has joined the Dream Report Proven Partner Program and is now recommending Dream Report as its solution for custom reports and dashboards.
Nov. 15, 2016 - Ultrafast or ultrashort pulse lasers offer unique material processing possibilities, because the laser’s pulse duration is less than the target material’s conduction time.
Mar. 25, 2017 - Advantech is collaborating with ARM, Microsoft, Intel Security, and Acronis on a new sharing platform – WISE-PaaS Marketplace – which was unveiled at Embedded World 2017.
Mar. 15, 2017 - For more than six decades, Teel Plastics has specialized in custom extruded plastic tubing and profiles. With highly-skilled employees and unique extrusion manufacturing techniques, Teel has earned a reputation for excellence in its field and its products are used in geothermal pipes, solar film cores, coextruding products, healthcare tubing, film cores, converting cores, filtration components, industrial tubing, and more.
Mar. 2, 2017 - Businesses in every industry are currently undergoing massive digital transformation, creating opportunities to leverage emerging technologies and enable innovative approaches to business practices.
Feb. 27, 2017 - The Cloud is fast becoming a springboard for innovation in the manufacturing industry, with plants and factories already reporting good results from Cloud-based applications.
Jan. 19, 2017 - Based on its recent analysis of the global machine monitoring systems market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Burlington, Ontario-based Memex Inc. with the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership.
Dec. 22, 2016 - Honeywell and Dover Energy Automation are collaborating as part of the Honeywell INspire program, Honeywell’s joint customer development program for its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem, which they say will help industrial energy customers “improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of their operations.”
Mar. 26, 2017 - When first introduced to the industry, remote instrumentation was based on wired systems. Today, wireless remote monitoring and control systems can simulate the architecture of wired systems using links to transmit data.
Nov. 29, 2016 - Almost 60 years ago, the Unimate robot kicked off an automation revolution that transformed the productivity and cost-effectiveness of manufacturing. Today, automation is expanding once again with a new model. With Industry 4.0, machines talk to machines and operations run as much on information and communications as they do on equipment and people.
Nov. 15, 2016 - The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, has launched three industry-specific time sensitive networking (TSN) consortiums — automotive, industrial, and professional audiovisual (proAV) — designed to provide deterministic performance within standard Ethernet for real-time, mission critical applications. 
Sept. 26, 2016 - Almost 60 years ago, the Unimate robot kicked off an automation revolution that transformed the productivity and cost-effectiveness of manufacturing. Today, automation is expanding once again with a new model. With Industry 4.0, machines talk to machines and operations run as much on information and communications as they do on equipment and people.
Aug. 12, 2016 - Industrial wireless technology provides a competitive edge to operators and plant managers around the world as they seek innovative ways to improve the quality of communication in their production and distribution units. An effective communication infrastructure can make it possible for industrial equipment to deliver high levels of reliability, availability, and maintainability, thereby reducing operational and support costs, and minimizing capital investments.
May 13, 2016 - Toyota Motor Corp. has selected EtherCAT as its industrial Ethernet technology of choice and will base its new factories around the world on EtherCAT. The global announcement was made by Morihiko Ohkura, general manager of the Production Engineering Innovation Division at Toyota Motor Corporation during an EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) press briefing at Hannover Messe 2016.
Mar. 28, 2017 - When we were building the hardware architecture of the new warehouse in Andover, we realized we had developed a world first in radio design.
Mar. 25, 2017 - A 2015 study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute estimated that two million out of an estimated 3.5 million manufacturing jobs created over the next decade will go unfilled due to a skills gap.
Mar. 20, 2017 - A Danish manufacturer of grippers for collaborative robots (cobots) plans to enter the North American market at next month’s Automate tradeshow.
Mar. 3, 2017 - The head of decommissioning for the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant said March 2 that more creativity is needed in developing robots to locate and assess the condition of melted fuel rods.
Feb. 22, 2017 - Istuary Innovation Group and Bluewrist have entered into an agreement to bring industrial robotics automation solutions to the Chinese market.
Feb. 11, 2017 - Ford Motor is spending $1 billion to take over a budding robotics startup to acquire more expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021.
Mar. 14, 2017 - A new study finds 96 per cent of IT security professionals expect an increase in cybersecurity attacks on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Feb. 19, 2017 - Rockwell Automation and Claroty, an industrial security software provider, will work together to combine their security products and services into future, packaged security offerings.
Feb. 17, 2017 - A year after IBM began teaching its Watson computer system to fight cybercrime, the company is making the platform available for use.
Jan. 17, 2017 - The University of New Brunswick opened a new cybersecurity institute in hopes of establishing an educational hub for one of the most pressing issues in the information age.
Dec. 16, 2016 - Together with the National Emergency Supply Agency and the private sector, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland says it has developed tailored solutions bringing “improved cybersecurity and disruption-free operations” to manufacturers. The results of the now ending KYBER-TEO project will make companies more able to ward off possible cyber threats.
Dec. 1, 2016 - In 2000, analyst firm Frost & Sullivan coined a term to describe the growth of integrating machines used in industrial settings with Internet-connected sensors and software that collect and examine data from machines and then apply it to operations to improve efficiencies — the Industrial Internet.
Mar. 26, 2017 - Ferretti Group, a designer, builder and seller of motor yachts and pleasure vessels, has selected solutions from Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business to help optimize the design and production of its Ferretti Yachts and CRN brand.
Mar. 2, 2017 - Seattle Chocolate Company, a producer of premium chocolates, has chosen SYSPRO ERP software to support its business growth.
Mar. 2, 2017 - Technology-focused businesses are using enterprise resource planning (ERP) to streamline processes. This has led to rapid change and growth that effects not only the speed at which organizations run, but also how they are run — helping them to improve efficiencies and develop stronger customer relationships.
Mar. 1, 2017 - If you think customer loyalty is hard to achieve in today’s highly competitive manufacturing environment, try telling that to Global Shop Solutions. The global producer of ERP software for manufacturers recently announced that American National Carbide (ANC), a make-to-order manufacturer of tungsten carbide products, recently passed the 40-year mark as a loyal Global Shop Solutions customer.
Feb. 5, 2017 - Why would a relatively small business choose to make the significant investment needed to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system?
Feb. 3, 2017 - Hexagon AB, a provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, is acquiring MSC Software, a provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development.

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