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EXAIR’s new augmented reality web application helps improve customer experience

Design World

EXAIR provides customers with confidence when selecting the right product for their process. To continue facilitating a high-quality user experience, EXAIR.com has upgraded the resources available to users by adding Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities while visiting the site on a mobile device. Customers will now can not only view a 3D version of their selected… The post EXAIR’s new augmented reality web application helps improve customer experience appeared first on Design World.

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Dragos OT Cybersecurity Year in Review 

Gary Mintchell

New OT threat groups include VOLTZITE linked to Volt Typhoon; ransomware attacks grew 50 percent; state actors and unsophisticated hacktivist groups gained ground against OT systems. Cybersecurity companies busily conduct surveys and issue reports. This news concerns Dragos’ release of its sixth annual OT Cybersecurity Year in Review report. The report named the emergence of three new threat groups, including VOLTZITE linked to Volt Typhoon, and found that ransomware continued to be the most re

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UK car production off to a fast start in January

SMMT

British car manufacturing output grows 21.0% in January, to 82,997 units. Export volumes up 11.6%, while production for UK market surges 64.5%. Electrified vehicle production continues to grow, up 4.5% to 29,590 units. UK car production got off to a fast start in January, according to the latest figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Figure AI raises whopping $675M to commercialize humanoids

Robotics Business Review

We declared 2023 the year of the humanoid, but 2024 has already said, “Hold my beer.” You likely read leaked reports about this last week, but today Figure AI Inc. confirmed that it has raised $675 million to develop humanoids. With the Series B funding, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company is now valued at $2.6 billion. Microsoft, OpenAI Startup Fund, NVIDIA, Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund, Jeff Bezos (through Bezos Expeditions), Parkway Venture Capital, Intel Capital, Align Ventu

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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What is a Servo, and How do Servo Motors Work?

Control.com

Servo motors are common in all kinds of motion control applications for various industries, but what are these devices, and what makes them different from standard AC or DC motors?

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Interview with motor pioneer Ted Lin on his 25th patent

Design World

Inventor Ted Lin is a personage of innovation and expertise in the demanding field of dc motor technology. His 25th patent is a testament to his lasting contributions to motion control engineering. A half-century ago, Lin began his journey with a B.S. in Physics from Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and an M.S. in Physics… The post Interview with motor pioneer Ted Lin on his 25th patent appeared first on Design World.

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BT shuts down its final 3G mobile site in the UK

E&T

Mobile operator EE, which is owned by BT Group, has confirmed that it has switched off its final 3G mobile site as it shifts its network over to newer technology.

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Black History Month: Highlighting the value of diversity in the robotics industry

Robotics Business Review

Black History Month is a time to consider efforts to increase diversity in robotics. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock If you ask people to imagine what a roboticist might look like, they will probably describe similar faces. Historically, the industry has been overwhelmingly white and male, an image that can make it seem impenetrable to individuals who fall outside of those groups.

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MRPeasy 10 – The Past, Present, and Future of the Modern MRP Pioneer

MRPEasy

MRPeasy is celebrating a significant milestone – the 10th anniversary of the company’s founding. Here’s how that came to be and what ten years actually means in the ERP market. Filling a gap in the market MRPeasy was created by a team of experienced software developers after they were hired to train SME manufacturing businesses […] The post MRPeasy 10 – The Past, Present, and Future of the Modern MRP Pioneer appeared first on Blog for Manufacturers and Distributors.

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Trends in artificial intelligence for 2024

Design World

According to Gartner’s research, up to 25% of organizations surveyed annually since 2019 said they plan to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) within the next 12 months. However, only up to 5% have deployed AI to production. Companies know that generative AI can dramatically improve operations, but inexperience and potential risks postpone the benefits.

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5 Ways New Manufacturing Companies Are Accelerating Innovation

Next-gen manufacturers are redesigning factories to enable agility at every stage of production. From more timely communication between engineers and technicians to technologies that empower real-time collaboration, they’re getting ahead by making iterations and improvements during a build, across the production line at scale. This level of flexibility means they can develop more quickly than their legacy counterparts.

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Visibility Across IT, OT and IoT Domains to Illuminate Attack Vectors and Risks

Gary Mintchell

Tenable One has some news today about the release of Tenable One. It is a visibility product that allows managers and others to see assets across an enterprise regardless of IT, OT, or IoT. You will notice a new marketing term in the release—at least new to me. The company is now called an “Exposure Management” company. They tell me that means it enables organizations to understand cyber risk in order to make more effective business decisions.

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Circular Economy Practices: Business Growth and Environmental Responsibility

Control.com

ABB‘s recent report “Circularity: No Time to Waste” stresses the need for industrial businesses to embrace circularity practices for sustainable growth and economical product lifecycles.

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Australia could convert former mining sites into mass renewable energy storage, according to study

E&T

Researchers have identified 37 former mining sites in Australia that present the ideal conditions for installing pumped hydro facilities as a way to store renewable energy.

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How Robots in Manufacturing Are Engineering the Future

Robotics Automation News

Regardless of your imagination, one fact remains unequivocal: robots are an enduring part of our reality. Thankfully, it’s anticipated that their main function will be to handle repetitive or hazardous tasks rather than usurping absolute authority. Here’s how robots in manufacturing are engineering the future.

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Mastering Digital Transformation: Your Guide to a Successful MES Implementation

70% of digital transformation projects fail (BCG, 2020). In an industry where most large software implementations falter, we recognize the importance of planning, optimization, and execution. With over 25 years of industry experience and countless successful implementations, MASS Group is opening the vault of tips and tricks to provide a complimentary step-by-step guide in implementing a Work-In-Progress (WIP) tracking software.

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Emerson switching things up for Hannover Messe 2024

Design World

Emerson is changing some things up for this year’s Hannover Messe trade fair, scheduled for April 22-26 in northern Germany. The engineering and automation company is moving to Hall 11, known as the Automation, Motion & Drives area, to better represent its vast product and solution range. Last year, Emerson invited attendees to see how… The post Emerson switching things up for Hannover Messe 2024 appeared first on Design World.

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RobCo raises $42.5M for automation for small, midsize manufacturers

Robotics Business Review

While most industrial automation is currently used by large manufacturers such as global automakers, robot developers and providers are building systems to make it more accessible. RobCo GmbH today said it has raised $42.5 million in Series B funding to support its development and growth trajectory. Three researchers led by Roman Hölzl, the chair of robotics and artificial intelligence at the Technical University of Munich, founded RobCo in 2020.

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BASF CEO to Present Keynote at NPE2024

Plastics Today

Michael Heinz will address challenges facing the plastics industry, the importance of collaboration along the value chain, and the future of sustainability,

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Removing excess water vapour from the stratosphere could help cool our planet

E&T

A research team at the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) is exploring the possibility of removing excess water vapour from the Earth’s atmosphere to combat climate change.

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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Striking a Balance for Meaningful Connection in the Digital Age

Robotics Automation News

In an age where instant messages zip across continents and virtual meetings bring global teams face-to-face, technology has woven an unprecedented tapestry of connectivity. Yet, amidst this digital abundance, a curious paradox emerges: a yearning for the very human touch that technology seems to supplant.

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Belden launches data acquisition and orchestration products for mission-critical environments

Design World

Belden announced new products around data orchestration and management and data acquisition and transmission that enable better connectivity, faster speeds, and more power to help mission-critical environments perform at their peak. The data orchestration and management products include: Belden Horizon Console includes enhancements that allow organizations to take greater control of data collection and transfer.… The post Belden launches data acquisition and orchestration products for miss

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Electronic Invoicing to Become Mandatory in the German B2B Sector: What, Why and How?

Seeburger

The introduction of e-invoicing in Germany marks a significant step towards the digital transformation of business processes and a more modern approach to financial transactions. In a world characterized by continual technological progress, Germany has recognized the need to replace paper-based invoicing with efficient electronic workflows.

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PVC Safe and Effective in Medical Devices and Packaging, Study Claims

Plastics Today

A new report by the European Chemicals Agency confirms the safe production of PVC in Europe and recognizes its importance in medical device and packaging applications.

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A Low-Risk, Incremental Approach to Smart Manufacturing for Small & Medium Manufacturers

This guidebook discusses how small/medium manufacturers have implemented Smart Manufacturing initiatives and realized benefits such as increased productivity as well as higher levels of coordination and speed within the enterprise and supply chain.

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Tata Group confirms £4bn gigafactory will be built in Somerset

E&T

Tata Group has confirmed it will build a £4bn “gigafactory” that will produce batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in Somerset.

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Retail Banking Revolutionized: Cryptocurrency’s Influence

Robotics Automation News

Cryptocurrency has undeniably shaken up the finance landscape, introducing a wave of innovation that questions conventional banking systems and revolutionizes our financial habits. In this article, we delve into the multifaceted influence of cryptocurrency on retail banking.

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ABB and CERN find energy-saving opportunity in heating and ventilation motors

Design World

ABB and CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, have identified significant energy-saving potential through a strategic research partnership focused on the cooling and ventilation system at one of the world’s leading laboratories for particle physics institutes, located in Geneva, Switzerland. The study included energy efficiency audits which have helped to identify a savings potential… The post ABB and CERN find energy-saving opportunity in heating and ventilation motors appea

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How Odense became a leading robotics city

Robotics Business Review

Robotics leaders such as MiR and UR will exhibit at R-24. Source: Invest in Odense The Danish city of Odense has 200,000 citizens, but how did it become a world leader in robotics? Let’s turn back time just 15 years to the period around the financial crisis. Back then, Denmark was a fairly anonymous country in the global, innovative robotics market.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Talent Talk: A Lowball Offer Is the Cardinal Sin of Hiring

Plastics Today

A “pennywise and pound foolish” approach to hiring ultimately will backfire — the true cost of a bad hire could be 100 times what you think you are saving.

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Augmented reality helps simplify robot startups

The Fabricator

KUKA has launched its new KUKA.MixedReality software that allows users to visualize the environment of robot cells live on their smartphones using augmented reality.

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Enabling Network Engineering Skills in an AI World

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a common buzzword, especially with the rise of Generative AI (GenAI) tools like ChatGPT, which can create entirely new data and human-like content.

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CDP honors Delta with double A scores for contribution to climate change and water security

Design World

Delta Electronics Inc, a global provider of IoT-based Smart Green Solutions, today announced it has achieved double “A” scores in the 2023 Climate Change and Water Security reports of CDP for the third time. This year’s double “A” score was granted to only 61 companies out of over 21,000 worldwide based on their superior contribution… The post CDP honors Delta with double A scores for contribution to climate change and water security appeared first on Design World.

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How Legacy Tools Are Failing Inventive Manufacturing Engineers

Bringing new and improved products to market takes more than just good ideas. It requires agile, iterative production, and real-time collaboration. Most manufacturers recognize the risk of not adapting, but they’re hampered by technologies like MES that haven’t kept up with the pace of hardware innovation. As new manufacturers enter the market with technologically progressive ways of building at scale, existing manufacturers must adapt to stay relevant.