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Quality Assurance Using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy

Automation World

New developments in scanning acoustic microscopy, also known as ultrasonic non-destructive testing, position the quality inspection technology for use by manufacturers of all sizes. Factory / Sensors

Automation Fair Attracts Large Crowd, Exhibits New Technology

Gary Mintchell

There was Automation Fair and then meetings and then Thanksgiving. Plenty of time to digest everything I learned and experienced at Rockwell Automation’s event. They skipped 2020, of course. The 2021 event in Houston was abbreviated.

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The Case for Digital Transformation for Food and Beverage Operations

Automation World

It’s important to think not only about how automation can improve productivity, but also how digital transformation can improve KPIs throughout the operations. Process / IIoT

Smart plastics specialist igus joins the Berlin-based IoT Use Case expert network

Design World

The Internet of Things has a growth potential of trillions of dollars. But many industrial companies are having difficulty digitalizing their processes. As a new Berlin-based IoT Use Case expert network member, igus explains how to get started with IoT.

UniSQ secures $1.1 m in research funding from ARC

AU Manufacturing

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has unveiled over $1.1 million in new funding for projects spearheaded at the University of Southern Queensland. . Judi Zielke, CEO of ARC, unveiled the $221 million federal funding as part of the centre’s Discovery Projects scheme. .

How 3D Rendering Services are Transforming and Progressing Industries

Robotics Automation News

A 3D rendering service can take your designs and turn them into 3D renders. This may not seem impressive when can probably render your own 3D models on your computer.

PTC Acquires ServiceMax

Gary Mintchell

PTC to Acquire SaaS Field Service Management Provider ServiceMax. PTC continually enlarges its footprint in the digital enterprise domain. There was its expansion a few years ago into Internet of Things with acquisition of ThingWorx and Kepware.

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Shoppers are no longer buying the throwaway culture

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by Monash University. Australian consumers are rejecting the throwaway culture, instead snapping up sustainable options, according to new research from Monash University.

Are Crypto Trading Bots Worth Using?

Robotics Automation News

Trading bots are software programs that automate trades. Instead of a trader sitting at their computer all day, waiting for the optimal moment to make a trade, they can use a bot to do the hard work for them. Is this advantageous? Let’s find out.

Small Steps to the Cloud

Automation World

As more industrial companies migrate data and operations technology to the cloud, there can be concerns over the effect this might have on operations. By starting small or with something new, users can more easily overcome these issues. Factory / IIoT

A Few Thoughts On Instrumentation Networking

Gary Mintchell

Tilo Merlin holds the role of instrumentation platform manager at ABB in Frankfurt, Germany. We connected on Microsoft Teams because I was curious about the latest ABB take on what’s happening on the foundation side of the Industrial Internet of Things—networks and instrumentation.

New 3/8 liquid nozzle provides a hollow cone spray pattern for pressurized liquids

Design World

EXAIR’s new 3/8 NPT HollowStream liquid atomizing spray nozzle provides a hollow cone spray pattern for pressurized liquids. They are applied to solve cooling, cleaning, foam breaking, rinsing, and dust suppression applications for industry.

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RMIT levels up advanced manufacturing with new AMP facilities

AU Manufacturing

RMIT University is expanding its Advanced Manufacturing Precinct (AMP) to establish three additional cutting-edge facilities. .

Use of Chinese Electric Cars In Japan

Robotics Automation News

Japan is known as a hub of automotive markets. The big giants in the automotive industry like Toyota, Honda, Mazda, and Nissan are from Japan. In developing countries, there is a great demand for Japanese as well as Chinese cars because they are fuel efficient.

6 mistakes manufacturers are still making but can’t afford to

Plataine

In today’s complex-manufacturing competitive landscape there’s no room to make critical mistakes. Following over a decade of close collaborations with top discrete manufacturing players, we’ve come to know and learn to spot some of the most widespread mistakes.

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance and Labs Network Industrie 4.0 Work Together For Digital Transformation

Metrology

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance has announced that it is now working together with the Labs Network Industrie (LNI) 4.0 – a fast growing network of more than 45. The post Open Industry 4.0 Alliance and Labs Network Industrie 4.0

Heilind Electronics expands its portfolio with the addition of Positronic

Design World

Heilind Electronics, a global distributor of electronic components, has expanded its global connector portfolio with the addition of Positronic, an Amphenol company.

QPM to create Carbon Abatement Hub in the Northern Bowen Basin

AU Manufacturing

Queensland Pacific Metals Ltd (QPM) has launched QPM Energy Pty Ltd and the Carbon Abatement Hub Project (CAH Project) to secure a gas supply chain for the TECH Project.

How to Protect Your Truck and Yourself on the Road

Robotics Automation News

Truck accidents are the most deadly form of motor vehicle accidents in the US today, with more than 4,000 people killed and tens of thousands injured annually. They are also the most expensive form of motor vehicle accident due to the large size and weight of the vehicles involved.

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Ontario announces more than $550K in support for auto workers in Windsor, Ont.

Canadian Manufacturing

Ontario announces financial support for auto workers in Windsor, Ont. Credit: jesterpop on Shutterstock). WINDSOR — The Ontario government is investing more than $550,000 in employment action centres in Windsor, Ont.

Smart wireless bandages could help heal chronic wounds

E&T

The medical device designed at Standford University has shown promise in speeding up tissue repair by monitoring the wound healing process and treating the wound simultaneously. The smart bandage is composed of wireless circuitry that uses temperature sensors to monitor the progression of wound healing.

Amphenol Sine’s DuraMate series now in stock at Heilind Electronics

Design World

Heilind Electronics, a distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for Amphenol Sine, has added the DuraMate AHDP & AHDM ISOBUS 91 Series to its extensive product portfolio. The DuraMate ISOBUS 91 family of connectors are available in Size 24, 9 Position specifications.

Australia’s clean energy technology manufacturers to receive $500m federal backing

AU Manufacturing

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has received $500 million in federal funding to boost the commercialisation of innovative clean energy technologies .

Flexiv robot used in avant-garde art installation

Robotics Automation News

Flexiv, a maker of general-purpose robotics solutions, has collaborated with internationally renowned artist Stavros Didakis in the creation of his latest art installation, Xenoforms.

China expands lockdown measures as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Canadian Manufacturing

Pandemic lockdowns are expanding across China, including in a city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as the number of COVID-19 cases hits a daily record. Residents of eight districts of Zhengzhou, home to 6.6 million people, were told to stay home for five days beginning on Nov.

HR Case Study: Amtico and MHR Software

MEM

Amtico is a manufacturer and market leader of high-quality luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) for UK residential homes and worldwide commercial premises. With manufacturing and sales headquarters in the West Midlands, England, Amtico has a sales network across Europe, USA, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

ROTEX GS P acc. to DIN 69002 backlash-free servo couplings from KTR

Design World

Servo coupling with high precision and standardized stub spindles The backlash-free servo coupling (elastomer coupling) ROTEX GS P clamping ring hub is a two-part taper hub made of steel with an integrated clamping system.

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CDU houses Northern Territory’s first-ever drone research centre

AU Manufacturing

Charles Darwin University has established the Northern Territory’s first research and training centre for drones. .

Ottonomy robots to provide customer services at Pittsburgh airport

Robotics Automation News

Pittsburgh International Airport is teaming up with tech startup Ottonomy and its fully autonomous delivery robot – Ottobot – for a pilot project offering select passengers a contactless delivery system.

UK car production output returns to growth in October

SMMT

UK car manufacturing output rises 7.4% in October as 69,524 units leave factory gates. Production for home and overseas markets up 12.5% and 6.3% respectively. Volumes year-to-date down -10.8% though output for UK market rises 8.8%. UK car production returned to growth in October, rising 7.4%

Alexander Dennis Unveils First Enviro400FCEV Next-Generation Hydrogen Bus

MEM

Alexander Dennis , a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, unveiled its Enviro400FCEV hydrogen-fuel cell double decker at Euro Bus Expo 2022 in Birmingham as part of its next generation of zero-emission buses.

Air seeder advanced with Vesconite bushings

Design World

Vesconite Bearings has received a large order for wear-resistant bushings from a Canadian manufacturer that manufactures air seeders, among other equipment. This is according to Vesconite application developer Marius van Zyl, who has been involved in the project since its start.

How Avicena re-invented the wheel

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by Markforged & Avicena.

How to Buy Salvage Cars Online

Robotics Automation News

You have probably heard about all of the money that you can save by using online car auctions. So, if you are from Los Angeles, you may have been looking for online Los Angeles auctions. However, for some consumers, getting started with online auto auctions can be daunting.

UK pledges £1bn to insulate middle-income homes

E&T

The government's recently announced Eco+ scheme could see hundreds of thousands of homes across the country receive loft and cavity wall insulation , saving consumers around £310 a year, according to the energy secretary. . The £1bn scheme will run for three years from Spring 2023 and target households that do not currently get support to upgrade homes.

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Canadian sculptor’s metal sculptures aim for scale, ambition, and beauty

The Fabricator

Canadian Kevin Stone takes an old-school approach to making his metal sculptures come to life, whether they be large “Game of Thrones” dragons, dinosaurs, or well-known public figures like Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk

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Water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings

Design World

Peer-reviewed research by Thordon Bearings into the hydrodynamic lubrication efficiency of a ship’s propeller shaft bearing has found that the use of seawater-lubricated elastomeric polymer bearings reduces fuel consumption.

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