Technology

Sept. 13, 2017 - Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C), a subsidiary of Arcam AB and a GE Additive Company, has inaugurated its new $31-million additive manufacturing facility in Saint-Eustache, Que., which it says will welcome 106 new employees by the end of the year.
Sep. 11, 2017 - Matsuura Machinery USA will debut its Lumex 3D printer hybrid series to the North American market at Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017, being held in Pasadena, Calif., December 6-8.
Sep. 7, 2017 - HP and Siemens say they have partnered to accelerate 3D printing for industrial production through the creation of a new HP-certified Additive Manufacturing (AM) software module from Siemens.
Sep. 5, 2017 - New Brunswick researchers are plotting what they call the “factories of the future” by developing 3D-printing technologies they said could pave the way for the next industrial revolution.
Aug. 27, 2017 - Nano Dimension says its wholly owned subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies, intends to collaborate with CAD MicroSolutions, a service provider and distributor, to distribute the DragonFly 2020 3D printer in Canada.
Aug. 25, 2017 - HP and Deloitte Consulting LLP have announced what they describe as a “first-of-its-kind” alliance to help accelerate the digital transformation of the global manufacturing industry.
Sep. 3, 2017 - Canadian companies could be serious contenders in the global self-driving vehicle race, experts have suggested after Magna International Inc. fielded the country’s latest entry with the debut of the auto part giant’s own autonomous technology.
Aug. 26, 2017 - Toky Electrical Co. Ltd., a supplier of electrical meters and controllers, and Westlock Controls, a developer of advanced solutions for networking, monitoring and controlling process valves, are the latest companies to join FDT Group.
Aug. 8, 2017 - Framos, a global image sensor distributor, and Pyxalis, a custom image sensor supplier, have extended their collaboration, entering into a partnership that “significantly enhances” Framos’ imaging solutions portfolio, which includes Sony, ON Semiconductor, and Teledyne e2v.
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.
Sep. 12, 2017 - The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to advance their shared interests.
Sep. 8, 2017 - Wibu-Systems has become a Dell IoT Solutions Partner.
Sep. 4, 2017 - Oracle has announced its collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart manufacturing.
Aug. 26, 2017 - Cloud solutions are on everyone’s lips: digitalized data in app-based strongholds in the clouds are being tasked with automating processes and rendering them more efficient. The EMO Hannover 2017 will be showcasing viable approaches and providing fit-for-purpose navigational aids on the data highway to the smart factory of the future.
Aug. 26, 2017 - Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things platform developer Opto 22 has announced its IoT Certification program for authorized System Integrators, called OptoPartners.
Aug. 26, 2017 - Schneider Electric has introduced new EcoStruxure software solutions, saying it is bringing “measurably profitable asset and operation reliability to the industrial market for the first time.”
Sep. 19, 2017 - As awareness surrounding IoT standardization continues to grow, more eyes are being drawn to the necessity of enabling interoperability for distributed measurement and control solutions.
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.
Sep. 18, 2017 - Kinova Inc., a designer and manufacturer of lightweight, multi-faceted solutions that foster human-robot interaction, is receiving $500,000 from the Government of Canada to acquire robotic manufacturing equipment.
Sep. 17, 2017 - If anyone is a pioneer in the automation of food processes, it’s Alex Garden. A Canadian ex-pat and now-popular conference panelist, he founded Zume Pizza in Silicon Valley, Calif., with Julia Collins in June 2016.
Sep. 4, 2017 - Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants. As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined to take jobs that human beings have held for decades.
Aug. 28, 2017 - An international group of researchers say they have developed a technique that combines robotics and water and results in more accurate 3D scanning for reconstructing complex objects than what currently exists.
Aug. 27, 2017 - Since 1967, Denso Robotics has been providing robotics to global industries.
Aug. 26 2017 - Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one.
Aug. 27, 2017 - Cybersecurity has been top of the agenda for many businesses following the global Wanna Decryptor (WannaCry) ransomeware attack that grabbed headlines in May 2017. The latest in a line of high profile attacks, WannaCry saw over 45,000 attacks recorded in almost 100 countries, including the U.K., U.S., India and China.
Aug. 15, 2017 - A new partnership between Claroty and Schneider Electric aims to address safety and cybersecurity challenges for the world’s industrial infrastructure.
Aug. 9, 2017 - The malware entered the North Carolina transmission plant’s computer network via email last August, just as the criminals wanted, spreading like a virus and threatening to lock up the production line until the company paid a ransom.
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.
Sep. 4, 2017 - The number one challenge of manufacturing is getting the right product, at the right time, at the right price. Competitive advantage used to come from automation and more recently digitalization, but this has now become the norm with the advent of new technologies and modern apps.
Aug. 29, 2017 - Don’t miss this live Manufacturing AUTOMATION webinar Three best practices to drive ERP success with presenter Jonathan Gross, managing director of Pemeco Consulting.
Aug. 26, 2017 - Leica Geosystems, a provider of measurement technology, has selected the Teamcenter portfolio from Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business to accelerate its digital enterprise transformation.
Aug. 1, 2017 - Taking place October 30 & 31, at the Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale in Mississauga, Ont., ERP Vendor Congress 2017 is a unique two-day event where selection teams and decision-makers come together to compare leading manufacturing ERP systems, learn best practices, and network with their peers.
Aug. 1, 2017 - Software companies Cideon Software GmbH & Co. KG and Seal Systems AG, providers of conversion and output management solutions for SAP, have entered into a partnership in hopes of optimizing and enhancing their data conversion as well as information and document-provision product portfolios.
Jul. 10, 2017 - PINpoint Information Systems says it has achieved 20 years of “manufacturing error-proofing excellence.”

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