Apr. 24, 2017 - Methods 3D, a subsidiary of Methods Machine Tools, has introduced the 3D Systems ProX SLS 500 Selective Laser Sintering production 3D printer promising fast speeds, high print resolution and a range of engineered composite materials.
Apr. 15, 2017 - Siemens and Materialise have integrated additive manufacturing (AM) technology from Materialise into Siemens’ NX software, streamlining the design to manufacturing process for the rapidly growing universe of products being produced using AM, also known as 3D printing.
Apr. 14, 2017 - Shimifrez, a precision manufacturer of photo chemically etched and electroformed of micro metal components, has announced a $750,000 expansion that will create eight additional jobs at its new facility in Vaughan, Ont.
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.
Apr. 15, 2017 - Machine vision integrators are confronted with seemingly endless options when designing an inspection system. Perhaps the most critical decision is whether to use line-scan or area-scan cameras. While both perform a similar role, these technologies are miles apart in how an image is captured.
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.
Apr. 24, 2017 - Sandvik Coromant says it is strengthening its capabilities in digital manufacturing by signing a research agreement with PARC, a Xerox company. The deal means PARC will provide Sandvik with a footprint in Silicon Valley and R&D resources in digital manufacturing.
Apr. 23, 2017 - The Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) has opened what it says is Canada’s first-ever cyber-physical laboratory in Saint-Laurent, Que., describing it as an investment that will give Quebec-based manufacturers access to a “real factory of the future.”
Apr. 16, 2017 - The Industrial Internet of Things is on track to revolutionize the manufacturing industry.
Apr. 7, 2017 - History repeats itself, that’s the saying. Well, the same can be said for failure. Despite being 17 years into the 21st century, it is not uncommon to see stories of product recalls, factory failures or other — avoidable — accidents repeated and claiming lives, year after year. Despite technological advances around the world, these incidents remain a regular part of everyday life.
Mar. 31, 2017 - The Internet of Things (IoT) is having a major impact on businesses across almost every sector, improving efficiencies and increasing output. The manufacturing industry is no exception; in fact, it may be one of the most affected.
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. 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.
Apr. 10, 2017 - The concept for collaborative robots — or cobots — was born in 1995 as part of a research project spearheaded by the General Motors Foundation. The idea was to make robots so safe that they could literally work hand in hand with people.
Mar. 31, 2017 - Fanuc America is celebrating the 35th anniversary of manufacturing its line of painting robots at the company’s Rochester Hills, Mich., headquarters.
Mar. 30, 2017 - Should we be preparing for the coming invasion of job-stealing, career-crushing robots? It’s a question that’s moved from science-fiction novels to the tip of policy-makers’ tongues.
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.
Apr. 24, 2017 - Icon Labs, a provider of security solutions for IoT and edge devices, has announced the availability of the Floodgate Certificate Authority.
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.
Apr. 15, 2017 - Crystal Group is a rugged server manufacturer, systems integrator, and custom design and manufacturing services provider that is headquartered in Hiawatha, Iowa.
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?
UKIVA Machine Vision Conference 2017Thu Apr 27, 2017
Partners in Prevention 2017Tue May 02, 2017
RAPID + tct Show 2017Mon May 08, 2017
Siemens Innovation Tour 2017 - VancouverTue May 09, 2017
Siemens Innovation Tour 2017 - WinnipegWed May 17, 2017