May 9, 2019 – Siemens and HP will expand their partnership and integrated additive manufacturing (AM) solution to include overall product lifecycle management (PLM), AM factory optimization, industrial 3D printing and data intelligence, manufacturing execution, and performance analytics.
April 25, 2019 – Javelin-Cimetrix is opening an expanded industrial 3D printing lab next month in Oakville, Ontario.
December 20, 2018 – Optomec, a production-grade additive manufacturing solutions provider, has acquired Huffman, a 3D metal printing systems developer for additive repair of gas turbine components in the energy and aviation markets.
December 10, 2018 – Siemens and Stratasys have partnered to integrate Siemens Digital Factory solutions with Stratasys additive manufacturing techniques to bring 3D printing into the traditional manufacturing workflow.
November 6, 2018 – Eastman Kodak and Evolve Additive Solutions have announced a technology partnership to further additive manufacturing.
September 28, 2018 - Bosch Rexroth and BigRep, a provider of large-scale 3D printers, have entered into a development partnership that will see 3D printers by BigRep outfitted with CNC control systems and drives from Bosch Rexroth.
June 18, 2019 – The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the University of Waterloo have launched a research hub on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, machine vision and the Internet of Things.
May 21, 2019 – Ontario has cut funding for artificial intelligence research, eliminating $24 million to two institutes.
March 21, 2019 – Petuum, an artificial intelligence software provider, has partnered with CEMEX, a global building materials company, to implement software for autonomous operation at its cement plants.
March 18, 2019 – One of the hottest topics at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos was the wave of automation expected from advances in artificial intelligence (AI), and the consequent displacement of workers. This anticipated realignment was depicted as good or bad news depending on who was speaking and who was listening.
February 13, 2019 – The Alberta government plans to spend $100 million over five years to attract investment from artificial intelligence–focused tech companies.
January 10, 2019 – DENSO, one of the world's largest mobility manufacturers, has opened a satellite research and development lab in Montreal.
May 30, 2019 – ABB has received a gold at the German Innovation Awards in the category “Excellence in Business to Business – Electronic Technologies” for its new non-invasive temperature sensor solution.
May 21, 2019 – For the past decade, system integrators have been promised that the USB3 and GigE Vision interfaces they relied upon would gracefully evolve, delivering faster and faster throughput speeds to keep up with increasing camera resolution and frame rates.
April 1, 2019 – Ottobock, a German manufacturer of medical technologies, is debuting its industrial exoskeletons for the first time at the Hannover Messe trade show, running April 1-5 in Hannover, Germany.
March 4, 2019 – In his essay, "Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence," Andy Clark states that one day "we will stand revealed: cyborgs without surgery, symbionts without sutures."
March 1, 2019 – Dana Incorporated has completed its acquisition of the drive systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, a manufacturer of materials processing equipment.
January 29, 2019 – Montreal's Matrox Imaging has added a new distributor in China to its global network of product partners and integrators that build customized vision systems.
May 24, 2019 – As the Internet of Things comes of age, edge computing is taking some of the essential data processing and analytics work from the cloud and bringing it to the intelligent edge.
May 21, 2019 – Rogers Communications Inc. says it will launch a new wireless service that's optimized for connecting stationary sensors and similar data-collection devices to the internet.
May 9, 2019 – When I first stepped into SICK AG’s sparkling new 4.0 NOW Factory in Freiburg, Germany earlier this year, the first thing that struck me was how quiet it was.
April 3, 2019 – Nokia is showcasing the second generation of its Factory in a Box concept at Hannover Messe 2019, in collaboration with several industry ecosystem partners, in the fair's 5G Arena.
March 29, 2019 – Siemens will be exhibiting a host of smart solutions for Industry 4.0 during Hannover Messe, the world's largest technology fair, as part of the theme “Digital Enterprise – Thinking industry further!”.
March 14, 2019 – Litmus Automation, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform provider, has partnered with Siemens as part of its cloud-based open IoT operating system, MindSphere.
June 3, 2019 – Despite the growth of the internet and the tremendous advancements in digital technologies, the productivity growth in manufacturing during the last four decades has not kept pace.
May 24, 2019 – I sit down for discussions all the time with managers and executives who question how Industry 4.0 is relevant to their operations.
March 4, 2019 – John S. Rinaldi, founder of Real Time Automation and an expert in industrial automation, has released a new book on the EtherNet/IP automation protocol.
November 8, 2018 – Information technology proliferation on the plant floor is transforming industrial manufacturing, driving innovation and providing countless benefits. Manufacturers are experiencing increased productivity, improved product quality, enhanced customer satisfaction and, ultimately, a better bottom line.
October 9, 2018 – While futuristic technologies like autonomous machines, unmanned systems and smart devices are more prevalent in industrial business applications than ever before; however, manufacturing facilities continue to struggle with the pervasive connectivity required to create the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
May 8, 2018 - The approach to Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) as introduced by the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has gained additional support from four TSN technology providers and switch manufacturers: Moxa, Hirschmann, Hilscher and Xilinx.
June 18, 2019 – Automation and digitalization can be used to make manufacturing processes more efficient.
April 30, 2019 – Between collaborative robots (cobots) and artificial intelligence, humans and machines are working together more closely than ever before.
April 10, 2019 – The HAHN Group, which acquired Rethink Robotics in November 2018, says it plans to continue development of the defunct robot company's Sawyer collaborative robot (cobot).
April 9, 2019 – Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and ROS-Industrial have developed a solution that enables industrial robots to scan and manipulate metallic objects that had previously been too “shiny” for machine vision to process.
April 3, 2019 – OnRobot has won the 2019 Robotics Award at the Hannover Messe industrial technology trade fair for its Gecko Gripper system.
March 21, 2019 – Avidbots, a Kitchener, Ontario–based robotics company, has raised $23.6 million in a new round of funding, which it says will be used to expand its staff.
May 16, 2019 – A new white paper by Schneider Electric aims to create a structure for tackling IT problems at the edge that includes an ecosystem of system integrators and other vendors to ensure security.
March 18, 2019 – Dragos, Inc. a provider of industrial asset identification and threat detection platforms, has acquired Atlanta-based NexDefense, a provider of industrial controls system (ICS) visibility technology.
March 15, 2019 – Emerson has received the industry’s first ISASecure System Security Assurance (SSA) Level 1 certification for cybersecurity in its DeltaV automation system.
March 13, 2019 – Schneider Electric has joined the Cybersecurity Coalition, a collection of companies that assists government policy makers in developing the cybersecurity ecosystem.
February 27, 2019 – As a former member of British intelligence agencies during the end of the Cold War, David Masson has witnessed cyber-attack threats move from the analog to the digital sphere, where he’s seen them proliferate, especially in manufacturing scenarios.
January 9, 2019 – A new U.S. survey exploring cybersecurity challenges faced by the global manufacturing industry has found that manufacturers still face security concerns, that they continue to struggle with finding skilled cybersecurity staff and that they may be underspending on security training.
June 19, 2019 – What is artificial intelligence (AI), how can it integrate into your business and why should you care?
June 4, 2019 – Are multiple sources of data testing the limits of your systems?
May 27, 2019 – We often hear the common misconception that many enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations end in failure.
May 21, 2019 – BASF has awarded Emerson a multi-million dollar contract to modernize automation software and controllers at its specialty chemical production facility in Lampertheim, Germany.
April 24, 2019 – Canadian Solar is a fast-growing global company that knows how to leverage technology to streamline its processes.
March 21, 2019 – Montreal-based machine vision supplier Matrox Imaging has launched a new training website for users of its vision systems and software.
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