Technology

Jul. 24, 2017 - In recent years, additive manufacturing (AM) has transitioned successfully from a prototyping tool to a still new, but established and economically viable choice for routine manufacturing.
Jun. 26, 2017 - Ackuretta Technologies, a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials, has recently expanded into the EU market by opening offices in Pforzheim, Germany.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Acclaimed clothing designer Sid Neigum has been awarded a grant to explore 3D printing.
Jun. 21, 2017 - Motion and control technologies company Parker Hannifin has opened an advanced manufacturing learning and development centre to help accelerate innovation in product design and manufacturing.
Jun. 14, 2017 - Technology learns how to sail. This is the motto of Sailing Team Darmstadt, which has taken on the challenge of building an autonomous and energy self-sufficient sailboat that can cross the Atlantic Ocean.
Jun. 9, 2017 - Producer of surgical eye equipment Nidek Technologies has announced it has used a Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 multi-material colour 3D printer to accelerate clinical trial evaluations of its ophthalmological devices (vision diagnostic systems).
Jul. 24, 2017 - Material handling conveyors are often a key element of automated manufacturing systems. They safely and efficiently transfer parts across the warehouse floor from station to station or even through other automated systems.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Seeing vs. understanding — a common conundrum when it comes to truly understanding challenges.
Jun. 21, 2017 - The end of 2018 is fast approaching, bringing with it the Canadian deadline for converting to Tier 4 engines for diesel engine users. Meanwhile, the deadline for U.S. regulations is the end of 2017.
Jun. 9, 2017 - In 1969, the first home security system was born, consisting of four peepholes and a camera that could be moved to look through any of them, broadcasting the images to a monitor. Nowadays, we can now stream and view a feed of our home security cameras on our mobiles, giving homeowners greater piece of mind.
Jun. 8, 2017 - Over the last two decades, there has been a general trend towards the standardization of machine vision interfaces.
May 5, 2017 - Manufacturers increasingly look to add part marking directly into production lines. Some chose to replace traditional processes, like ink printingor dot peening, while others are just looking for a better way to meet traceability requirements in industries across the board. These techniques contribute to lean manufacturing while meeting industry specific standards for unique device identification (UDI).
Jun. 26, 2017 - VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) have set up a demonstration of a digital factory.
Jun. 9, 2017 - The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gathers pace by connecting people, machines, plants, logistics, products as well as processes and systems.
May 15, 2017 - Voith, a global technology company, and Ray Sono, a German digital service provider, have concluded a strategic partnership — joining up to build a new business division for industry-oriented digitization solutions under the auspices of Ray Sono AG.
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.
Jun. 27, 2017 - Robotics, variable frequency drives (VFDs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are prevalent in many manufacturing environments. These microprocessor-based control systems have enabled plants to automate many functions and processes, increasing repeatability and precision in a wide array of industries.
May 5, 2017 - Remote monitoring networks provide industries with the capability to automatically track and control various assets to improve operations while reducing costs.
May 4, 2017 - Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a holographic imaging process that depicts the radiation of a Wi-Fi transmitter to generate three-dimensional images of the surrounding environment. Industrial facility operators could use this to track objects as they move through the production hall.
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. 
Jul. 14, 2017 - The industrial robotics market is expected to be worth US$71.72 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 9.60 per cent, according to a new MarketsandMarkets report.
May 9, 2017 - North American robotics companies posted the strongest ever first-quarter results, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), a not-for-profit trade association, adding that both robot orders and shipments achieved record levels.
May 5, 2017 - Automate, the lively biennial tradeshow and conference, has concluded its 2017 edition, boasting record show attendance of 12,960 attendees — a 37 per cent increase over 2015, show organizers say.
May 1, 2017 - The jury has selected fleXstructures GmbH (Kaiserlautern, Germany) as the winner of the Hannover Messe Robotics Award 2017 for its smart software solution.
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.
Jul. 25, 2017 - Employees may be hiding IT security incidents from their bosses to avoid punishment, according to a recent report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International.
Jul. 24, 2017 - U.S. president Donald Trump plans to review the U.S. manufacturing base and supply chains because of possible national security risks.
Jul. 12, 2017 - Isolation as a complete security solution for industrial control systems (ICS) is dead.
Jun. 26, 2017 - Honeywell has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Nextnine, a privately held provider of security management solutions and technologies for industrial cybersecurity.
Jun. 13, 2017 - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), will establish a new industrial cybersecurity centre of excellence (COE) for Asia Pacific in Singapore.
Jun. 6, 2017 - Moxa says it has announced a new firmware upgrade for its industrial Ethernet switches with major enhancements for its security functionalities.
Jul. 10, 2017 - PINpoint Information Systems says it has achieved 20 years of “manufacturing error-proofing excellence.”
Jun. 21, 2017 - Emuge Corp., a manufacturer of taps, drills, end mills and other rotary tools, has established a partnership with Open Mind Technologies AG, a developer of CAM/CAD software solution developer.
Jun. 8, 2017 - Rand Worldwide has announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division has earned BIM 360 authorization in Canada and the U.S. from Autodesk.
Jun. 8, 2017 - IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced that Airmar Technology Corp. has selected IFS Applications as its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system of record.
May 1, 2017 - Hexagon AB, a provider of information technologies across industrial and geospatial applications, says it has completed its acquisition of MSC Software, a U.S.-based provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development.
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.

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