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Single-Use Plastic Bans Elsewhere Foreshadow US Future

Plastics Today

Regulations against plastic packaging might be happening faster in other countries. But US companies need to be aware of implications here all the same.

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Common Mistakes to Avoid in Docker Interview

Robotics Automation News

Docker has changed how developers create, share, and operate programs; it has become an essential tool in the DevOps Courses. Even highly experienced individuals might falter during a Docker interview. You may improve your chances of succeeding in Docker interviews by being well-versed in the most typical mistakes.

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How machine learning helps perfect welder skill

The Fabricator

In the years to come, artificial intelligence and machine learning will spur significant changes, and metal fabricators who embrace them will reap the benefits.

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Super Air Knife with Stainless Steel Plumbing Kits simplify compressed air supply hook up

Design World

EXAIR’s Stainless Steel Plumbing Kits simplify the installation of the Stainless Steel Super Air Knife by including all of the proper fittings and tubes for hooking up to a compressed air supply. They also eliminate poor performance attributed to undersized fittings and compressed air supply lines. Stainless Steel Plumbing Kits can also be fully assembled… The post Super Air Knife with Stainless Steel Plumbing Kits simplify compressed air supply hook up appeared first on Design World.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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Industry IoT Consortium Publishes the Digital Twin Core Conceptual Models and Services Technical Report

Gary Mintchell

Digital Twins form the core technology to Industry 4.0, Industrial Metaverse, and Digital Transformation. (Did I hit all the hype hot buttons there?) All joking aside, digital twins—making digital designs available across platforms—are important. The Industry IoT Consortium (IIC) has published this month the Digital Twin Core Conceptual Models and Services Technical Report.

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Rockwell Automation Acquires Cybersecurity Company Verve Industrial Protection

Automation World

The addition of Verve to Rockwell's portfolio complements existing solutions like FactoryTalk AssetCentre, a software managing assets and updates.

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Automate In-Line Packaging OCR with Easy-to-Use AI

Design World

Many industries face increasing compliance requirements, consumer demand for detailed lot-level package information, and competitive pressures for supply chain speed and efficiency. Faced with strict traceability and anti-counterfeiting regulations, the pharmaceutical industry has led the way in using optical character recognition (OCR) to ensure security end-to-end in its supply chains.

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More About The Edge—This Time From Siemens

Gary Mintchell

The list of trade fairs that I’m missing grows. I did not go to Nuremberg this year for the SPS show. There were many product announcements. These three are from Siemens concerning its Industrial Edge. It is all happening at the Edge. New hardware and software available for Siemens’ Industrial Edge ecosystem Industrial Edge Management System now cloud-based As-a-Service Low code for Industrial Edge: Simplifying edge app programming with Mendix on Edge Edge Computing allows manufacturers to

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Mercedes-Benz Initiates Digital First Production

Automation World

Three Mercedes-Benz plants are part of this initiative that uses Nvidia digital twin technology, artificial intelligence and cloud updated software.

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5 Reasons Why Robotic Technologies are Important in Today’s Digital Age

Robotics Automation News

Robotics are the future of technology, and it’s easy to understand why. One reason is that innovations have broad applications that today’s digital age can’t do without. Here, we’ll discuss five main reasons robotic technologies are invaluable to the modern world. 1.

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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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Eplan’s Update Training 2024 makes projects easier with new functions

Design World

eLearning is a form of self-study that has been well-received and is becoming increasingly widespread. Eplan, the solutions provider, has made significant investments in this field since 2020 due to its customer-oriented focus and provides numerous eLearning courses at www.eplan.com. “Our goal is that our users work as efficiently as possible with Eplan.

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Joint Development Construction of a Small-scale Distributed Chemical Recycling System

Gary Mintchell

This news encompasses a couple of trends of the past few years—partnership collaboration and sustainability. Yokogawa sent this one to me. Looks promising. If the idea works out, the impact on our environment will be substantial. Imagine cleaning up all the accumulated plastic that will never go anywhere. Working toward a circular economy through a high-efficiency system that utilizes renewable energy – Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation announces the conclusion of an agreement with Mic

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SONAMI, Kingston Economic Development Corporation partner to boost manufacturing innovation

Automation Mag

The Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI) has formed an ecosystem partnership with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, a not-for-profit organization. Kingston Economic Development Corporation has reportedly created a sustainable and thriving ecosystem to support business growth, start-ups, investment attraction and new foreign direct investment opportunities in Kingston and the region while focusing on opportunities for growing the sustainable manufac

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AI-Powered Operational Data Analytics: Revolutionizing the Workflow

Robotics Automation News

Discover what is operational data analytics, what benefits businesses get from using it, and how it can be advanced with the power of artificial intelligence. In 2023, staying ahead in the market means not just collecting data, but taking the necessary insights out of it to drive crucial business decisions.

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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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Engineering … illustrated

Design World

I write a lot in this space about the need to get more young people from all backgrounds to consider engineering as a career. We rarely end up as a sexy occupation on television. That’s relegated to doctors, lawyers, and heck, even crime scene investigators and morticians. (I don’t think we can count MacGyver as… The post Engineering … illustrated appeared first on Design World.

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Bosch Rexroth Ecosystem Continues Expansion

Gary Mintchell

I’ve written a few times about Bosch Rexroth’s new OS and platform ctrlX. Most recently here. Just realizing that I have another post in queue to expand on the potentials of the OS. The company and its technology are attracting a number of partners. This is interesting. Will the market follow? The vision of an automation world in which competitors become partners and users help to shape the solutions is becoming reality.

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National Trust says climate change threatens 70 per cent of historic buildings

E&T

The body said that without “urgent and large-scale action” on addressing climate change, more than 70 per cent of its 500 historic properties will be at medium or high risk of climate-related hazards by 2060. It launched a Climate Change Hazard Map in 2021 to improve understanding of risks such as flooding and coastal erosion for its properties. New layers have now been added to the map that allow regional teams to flag localised threats posed by climate change.

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What Sets Data Quality and Data Integrity Apart?

Robotics Automation News

At this point in the game, everyone knows just how important business data is to the overall success of an organization. Not only does it feed analytical tools, but it acts as a pillar that businesses can leverage to make future predictions about risk, trends, and potential opportunities.

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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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Modular automation products for the automotive industry

Design World

The new tooling system allows auto manufacturers to construct vacuum-end effector tools with minimal design time to meet their exact needs for critical applications, such as sheet metal stamping, die-casting, injection molding, thermoforming, and glass handling. Made of hard-coat anodized aluminum, Piab Modular Automation Tooling (PMAT) is lightweight and easy to assemble on-site without welding… The post Modular automation products for the automotive industry appeared first on Design Worl

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Select End Mills With Mold Material, Features and Machining Process in Mind

Mold Making Technology

Solid carbide end mills with unique geometry and chip breakers designed specifically for trochoidal milling. Photo Credit, all images: Emuge-Franken USA Mold builders encounter various milling applications where using the correct end mill is essential for success. Deciding which end mill to use depends on the current stage of a mold’s manufacturing process and the material and features you are milling.

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Cleaning Queensland’s ocean’s

Manufacturer's Monthly

Dr Ruirui Qiao from the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is working with her team of researchers to refine new polymerisation techniques – the team’s goal is to provide a sustainable alternative to conventional plastics; she spoke with Manufacturers’ Monthly to explain. Dr Ruirui Qiao will be working with AIBN colleagues, Professors Tom Davis, Xuan Pang and Xuesi Chen from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), also in collaboration with the Chinese

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TikTok Analytics Tool: Unveiling the Power of Data in Influencer Marketing

Robotics Automation News

In the fast-paced world of social media, TikTok has emerged as a powerhouse for influencers. As brands and influencers navigate this landscape, the need for effective tools and optimised campaigns has become paramount. Enter TikTok analytics tools – the key to unlocking the full potential of influencer marketing on this platform.

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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 Many Ways of Measuring Thickness

Modern Machine Shop

The measurement of thickness is a common one. When I refer to thickness, I typically think of a piece of film, paper or even sheet metal less than a couple of millimeters thick. It is a length measurement, but just a different way of handling it. It seems like this would be a straightforward check; however, there are many approaches to measuring thickness, depending on the requirements of the part.

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Growth in UK’s science sector hampered by lack of lab space, report suggests

E&T

According to the study from British Land and Savills, there is a “severe shortage” of real estate space available to accommodate both current and predicted demand, with vacancy rates for fitted lab space just one per cent in Cambridge and London and seven per cent in Oxford. It also found that if the life sciences markets matched the growth seen in the US, by 2035, it would generate 67,000 more jobs and lead to a £4bn economic boost.

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Australian hatmaker Akubra to remain Australian made

Manufacturer's Monthly

Andrew and Nicola Forrest have purchased Akubra , the proudly Australian company that continues to make its iconic handmade hats in Kempsey, New South Wales. The acquisition, by the Forrests’ private investment group Tattarang, will ensure Akubra remains Australian owned and continues its commitment to local manufacturing. Akubra has been owned and operated continuously by five generations of the Keir family and traces its history back 147 years.

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Outsourced Customer Care Services: Enhancing Customer Experience

Robotics Automation News

Outsourced customer care services have become a cornerstone for businesses aiming to deliver exceptional customer experiences while efficiently managing their support functions. In this article, we’ll explore the various facets of outsourcing customer care, from its benefits to the challenges faced and innovative solutions employed.

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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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Making the Most of Mixed Toolholder Assemblies

Modern Machine Shop

Photo Credit: Way of the Mill LLC Reader Question: As our shop has grown, either due to cost or availability, our toolholders are in disarray. We have many collets, collet nuts and toolholders from multiple manufacturers, and we often end up with mixed assemblies. To make it even more complicated, each of these manufacturers have very different recommended torque specs, even for the same sizes.

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Siemens and Microsoft Team Up to Excel Industry-wide Adoption of Generative AI

Control.com

Siemens and Microsoft have launched their jointly developed "generative AI-powered assistant," Siemens Industrial Copilot, to help workers with PLC programming and machine troubleshooting.

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3D Scanning Quickly Solves Tool Repair Problems

Mold Making Technology

Cavity block of a hose connector set up on the 3D scanner’s stage. Photos Credit, all images: Accudyn Products Inc. Erie, Pennsylvania-based Accudyn is a 25-year-old family-owned and operated custom injection molder and mold builder that produces highly engineered plastic parts for the automotive, building and construction, medical device, and heavy truck and off-road vehicle industries.

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Top 7 Healthcare Software to Get the Most Out of Your Healthcare Software Investment

Robotics Automation News

The healthcare sector is undergoing rapid changes as a result of technological breakthroughs and altering patient preferences. Healthcare software is becoming more crucial in this shift, assisting healthcare providers in improving efficiency, quality, and access to treatment.

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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.