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DeepHow Introduces Smart AI Quizzing for Skilled Workforce Training

Gary Mintchell

Some people feel that Generative AI on its own will be detrimental to human civilization—or indeed even existence. I think, as always, it is the human use of it just as every other technology for the past several thousand years that matters. For instance, look at the latest episode of the old “tech bro” culture from Silicon Valley—Sam Altman and OpenAI.

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Mitsubishi demonstrates new robots and robotic solutions at robot roadshow event

Design World

Mitsubishi Electric Automation hosted its first-ever Robot Roadshow in late April 2024 to bring newly launched robots and robotic solutions to the Midwest. The two-day event was held at the Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America office in Mason, Ohio, and brought in over 75 OEMs, System Integrators, Distributors, End-Users, engineers, education partners, and Mitsubishi Electric Automation… The post Mitsubishi demonstrates new robots and robotic solutions at robot roadshow event appeared fi

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Teradyne Robotics and Nvidia at Automate 2024

Automation World

The companies are working to enable robots to operate more precisely in unstructured and changing environments.

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NIST Awards Over $1.2 Million to Small Businesses to Advance Cybersecurity, Biopharmaceuticals, Semiconductors and More

NIST Manufacturing

The awards will fund research and development of new products relating to cybersecurity, quantum computing, health care, semiconductor manufacturing and other critical areas.

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5 Ways CMMS Software Transformed Broderick's Manufacturing Plant: A Case Study

Discover how CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) transformed and revitalized Broderick's manufacturing plant in 5 productive ways. Before the CMMS, the plant faced challenges such as reactive maintenance due to staff shortages, inefficient inventory management, and poor team communication. With the CMMS, the plant experienced increased equipment uptime, streamlined maintenance processes, enhanced inventory management, improved communication, and better decision-making through real-

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HydroGraph and Gulf Cryo begin plans to bring graphene to the MEA region

Canadian Manufacturing

VANCOUVER — HydroGraph Clean Power Inc., a commercial manufacturer of pristine graphene, announced that it has entered into a memo of understanding (MOU) signed May 13, 2024, with Gulf Cryo LLC, a provider of industrial, medical and specialty end-to-end gas solutions in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, to collaborate in the production, distribution and selling of HydroGraph’s pristine graphene to the Middle East region.

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Automate Report 5: Robots

Gary Mintchell

This report from Automate 2024 consolidates robotic-oriented news from Doosan Robotics, Kossow Robots, InOrbit CoPilot, and Hirebotics. Collaborative Robots, or Cobots, are now just about everywhere. The software for these is innovative, often no-code, and easy-to-use. There is consolidation of the market. It will be interesting to see what next year brings.

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Vention at Automate 2024

Automation World

A look at how Vention seeks to ease the process of automation for small and mid-sized manufacturers,

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Revolutionizing Visual Quality Control With Advanced Augmented Reality and AI

Metrology

CDMVision, a trendsetter in Augmented Realtiy and Artificial Intelligence technologies, has announced the launch of SuPAR AI, a state-of-the-art augmented reality visual inspection software designed for widespread use across many different industries. SuPAR AI is set to transform traditional visual quality control processes with its innovative AI-driven modules and AR technology.

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Unitree Robotics unveils G1 humanoid for $16k

Robotics Business Review

Unitree Robotics unveiled its latest generation G1 humanoid robot at ICRA 2024. The original Unitree H1 humanoid was first introduced in 2023 and made famous in a number of videos demonstrating its balancing and walking capabilities. The Unitree H1 was a popular demo during the CES 2024 , where the Unitree booth was slammed throughout the show. In April, Unitree brought the H1 to NVIDIA GTC and walked the robot through the crowded aisles.

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Automate Report 1: Otto Motors, A Rockwell Automation Company

Gary Mintchell

My first stop on May 7 at Automate was at one of Rockwell Automation’s newest acquisitions— Otto Motors. They manufacture autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). These mechanisms are used for material handling logistics within a manufacturing plant. My experience in manufacturing plants for my entire career consisted of staying within the proper painted lines so that the constant towmotor (forklift) traffic didn’t run over me.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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piCOBOT Electric breaks the barriers of cobot arm movement

Design World

Fully electric, slim design, and absence of air-tubing and cabling. The new piCOBOT Electric heads towards another success for Piab’s piCOBOT program. “This is the most versatile and energy-efficient electric pump unit on the market for cobot applications”, said Madeleine Sheikh, Global Product Manager at Piab Group. It is a fact that the piCOBOT program… The post piCOBOT Electric breaks the barriers of cobot arm movement appeared first on Design World.

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The Impact of Virtual Reality on the Video Game Industry

Robotics Automation News

The video game industry has been a hotbed of innovation since its inception, continuously evolving with advancements in technology. One of the most transformative technologies in recent years is virtual reality (VR).

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Synergizing Big Data With Closed-Loop Manufacturing

Metrology

Big Data and closed-loop manufacturing are two complementary concepts that seamlessly integrate to enhance operational efficiency, quality control, and sustainability within manufacturing processes. How do these two concepts merge in the digital transformation of manufacturing? The post Synergizing Big Data With Closed-Loop Manufacturing appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Building a successful welding program from the ground up

The Fabricator

Welding instructor Brent Tuttle has earned recognition and praise for finding ways to get students in the La Mirada, Calif., community interested in welding.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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New resilient radio for satellite communication in development

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: ABCDstock/stock.adobe.com The new iLAuNCH Trailblazer project brings together The Australian National University and Inovor to develop resilient radio links to ground stations and for inter-satellite communication. The project will develop and qualify a satellite-based Software Defined Radio for an on-orbit demonstration of capability. The iLAuNCH Trailblazer project originates from the reality that signals between ground stations and satellites may be weakened due to interference, orig

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EXAIR’s new FloodStream Liquid Nozzle for spray applications in tight quarters

Design World

For spraying processes where space is at a premium, EXAIR offers the new 1/8 NPT FloodStream Liquid Atomizing Spray Nozzle. Producing a deflected flat fan pattern, the FloodStream provides a consistent and proficient spray for precise coverage in close quarters. Manufactured from 303 stainless steel, common applications include washing/wetting, dust suppression, lubrication, part cooling, and… The post EXAIR’s new FloodStream Liquid Nozzle for spray applications in tight quarters appeared

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Mishima Kosan partners with Ready Robotics to implement ForgeOS for simulation testing on the Nvidia Isaac Sim

Robotics Automation News

Mishima Kosan, a diversified company with a strong presence in steel production, product manufacturing, and engineering services, has formed a strategic partnership with Ready Robotics, a pioneer in no-code software for industrial automation.

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World Metrology Day 2024

Metrology

20 May is World Metrology Day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in Paris, in 1875. This treaty provides the basis for a worldwide coherent measurement system that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as the improvement of the quality of life and the protection of the global environment.

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Modernizing MES: A Guide for Complex Manufacturers Adapting to Industry 4.0

As engineers push the boundaries of innovation with groundbreaking hardware products, their success depends largely on the speed and efficiency of production. The challenge? Manual processes and disparate systems lead to multiple versions of documents, incomplete records, and duplicated work, creating a chaotic system of records that is difficult to manage.

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Syslogic adds RTK capability to AI computer for localization

Robotics Business Review

Syslogic adds RTK capability to AI computers. | Credit: Syslogic Syslogic has combined the powerful NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano with its reliable Rugged Computer series to create the Rugged Computer RPC RS A4NA. The unit is equipped with four GMSL2 inputs and is designed to be compatible with GMSL2 cameras and GMSL2 stereo cameras like the Sterolabs ZED-X and Intel RealSense D457 stereo depth camera.

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Still working – ifm cables

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: ifm Ifm takes pride in how robust and reliable its sensors are. In this video Glenn Thornton and Roland Denholm from ifm Australia test the products in some fun but challenging ways, all the while showing that their products are still working. The post Still working – ifm cables appeared first on Manufacturers' Monthly.

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FRABA Group marks 2023 with increased sales and a new technology center

Design World

In 2023 the FRABA Group, a maker of industrial motion control sensors, enjoyed a 16% increase in overall business activity. Sales for the year increased to €46 million. Also, the group opened a new office and R&D center in Cluj, Romania. “FRABA is an international company with a strong commitment to technology and innovation,” said… The post FRABA Group marks 2023 with increased sales and a new technology center appeared first on Design World.

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HGV growth stabilises while zero emission market share rises

SMMT

UK new heavy vehicle market falls slightly following bumper two years, down -3.9%. Rigid HGV uptake rises 8.4% but growth offset by -16.5% decline in articulated trucks following fulfilment of pent-up demand. BEV uptake rises 56.3% to reach 0.5% share of market, but action on incentives and infrastructure vital for market development. SEE HGV REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND DATA TABLE New heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations fell for the first time in two years, with a -3.9%

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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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How to Use a Disciplined Approach to Mold Simulation from the Plastics Point of View

Mold Making Technology

Adam Narkter, MMT EAB member and Diversified Technologies International (DTI) business development manager. Source | DTI Q: Diversified Technologies International (DTI) applies a disciplined and systematic approach to simulation iterations for mold processes and design from a plastics point of view. How do you define the scope and objectives of your simulation iterations?

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Sony developing microsurgery assistance robot

Robotics Business Review

Sony is looking to compete in the surgical robotics market with its own microsurgery assistance robot. The Tokyo-based company recently announced it developed a microsurgery assistance robot that is capable of automatic surgical instrument exchange and precision control. Sony, an electronic technologies company, developed the robot to assist in microsurgical procedures.

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Quinbrook sponsors development of QLD ‘Green Iron’ Project

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: experiencesnw/stock.adobe.com Quinbrook, a specialist global investment manager focused on energy transition infrastructure has commenced the development phase of the Green Iron Project in Gladstone, Queensland. Quinbrook has partnered with Central Queensland Metals (CQM) which holds the exploration permits for what is the largest known magnetite deposit in Queensland.

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HAWK launches new fiber optic sensing website

Design World

Hawk Measurement Systems (HAWK), a provider of level, positioning, asset monitoring, and fiber optic sensing systems, announces the launch of its new fiber optic sensing website, HawkFiber.com. With an unwavering commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements, Hawk Measurement has designed HawkFiber.com to elevate the user experience and provide an educational platform for… The post HAWK launches new fiber optic sensing website appeared first on Design World.

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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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The Wide World of Plastics at NPE2024

Plastics Today

The largest plastics trade show in the Americas came roaring back after a six-year gap. The industry’s resilience and innovative spirit, as well as its pain points, were on vivid display.

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Deliberate Mismatches for Easier Mold Manufacture and Improved Part Appearance

Mold Making Technology

A mold designer can reduce the impact of a potential mismatch and ease the cost of building a mold with simple modifications to the mold design. Source (All Images) | Oasic Consulting Trying to produce a perfect match between two surfaces is not only difficult to achieve but also very costly. Mold designers create deliberate mismatches for ease of manufacturing and improved part aesthetics.

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Hyundai picks up some Aptiv shares of Motional for $448M

Robotics Business Review

Motional is shifting from deploying robotaxis and to developing and generalizing its driverless technology. | Source: Motional Aptiv PLC and Hyundai Motor Group have completed their ownership restructuring transitions for Motional AD LLC. Earlier this year, Aptiv said it would stop funding Motional after incurring millions of dollars in losses. Aptiv had forecast a non-cash equity loss of about $340 million in 2024.

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Empowering the next generation of innovators with Altium’s tools

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Altium Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are at the heart of modern electronics, driving innovations in countless industries from consumer electronics to aerospace. As the demand for skilled PCB designers grows, equipping the next generation with cutting-edge tools is more crucial than ever. Altium, a proud Australian brand, is the top-share PCB design tool in the world, known for its industry-leading solutions and commitment to innovation.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.