Thu.Sep 22, 2022

OnRobot Automates the Robot Integration Process

Automation World

The forthcoming D:Ploy hardware and software from OnRobot automatically generates all the program logic, signal exchange, event handling, path planning, and real-time monitoring required for robot applications. Factory / Robotics

How to Properly Select a Proximity Sensor

Design World

This downloadable ebook on How to Properly Select a Proximity Sensor, provides a roadmap for people to properly determine which type of proximity sensor they’ll need for their application.


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IMTS / Hannover Messe Chicago Recap

Gary Mintchell

I didn’t have time to finish this about IMTS/Hannover Messe when I found myself in rainy Folsom, CA at the Inductive Automation’s Ignition Community Conference. More on that later. Here is a quick recap of my tour around two of the four full halls that comprised the event.

Sifting clear audio from background noise

Design World

Powerful statistical techniques can discern a desired audio signal from a jumble of inputs. Dave Betts • AudioTelligence Most of us live and work in the midst of noise.

Nasa prepares to intentionally crash spacecraft into a small asteroid


A spacecraft built by Nasa is set to intentionally smash into a small asteroid as part of a planetary protection test mission, to help prove that this could be an effective way of deflecting dangerous incoming rocks.

WAGO announces new Regional Sales Manager for Atlanta and Northern Georgia

Design World

Joseph Kain has recently been named WAGO’s new Regional Sales Manager for the Atlanta metro and Northern Georgia territory. With nearly 20 years of automation sales experience, Kain brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position.

Scientists build electronic ‘brains’ for solar-powered micro-robots


The development could set the stage for a new generation of microscopic devices that can track bacteria, sniff out chemicals, destroy pollutants, conduct microsurgery and scrub the plaque out of arteries.

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Good Design Award of the Year — AdvanCell

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by D+I. Sydney-based radiopharmaceutical company AdvanCell has received the 2022 Australian Good Design Award of the Year for its world-first Alpha Isotope Generator designed by leading Australian product development consultancy, Design + Industry (D+I). .

Q&A With HELU: industrial ethernet cables

Design World

Tray rated or not tray rated? That is one of the many questions customers need to understand when selecting the proper Industrial Ethernet cable for their specific application. Knowing the types of approvals required depends heavily on where the cables are to be installed.


Australia must invest in copper to keep pace with ‘global supply war’

AU Manufacturing

Article by Michael Huggins, Director and ANZ Head, Partners in Performance. Moves to acquire copper mines and mining companies by industry giants Rio Tinto and BHP are just the beginning of a looming global supply war for copper resources.

Custom paint colors for aluminum electronic enclosures

Design World

Metal electronic enclosures manufacturer METCASE has extended its range of ‘no extra cost’ custom paint colors and finishes.

General Motors announces investment in Lithion Recycling Inc.

Canadian Manufacturing

General Motors Co. is investing in Quebec battery recycling company Lithion Recycling Inc. Terms of the investment by GM Ventures in the company’s series-A financing round were not immediately available. Lithion is developing ways to recover materials from used lithium-ion batteries.

Regional Victoria’s unemployment rate reaches new low in August

AU Manufacturing

Victoria’s regional unemployment rate slipped to 2.8 per cent in August from the previous 2.9 per cent record, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). .

North East Manufacturer Launches Podcast Series


John Elliott MBE, DL has launched a podcast series to share and discuss how some of the best organisational techniques used in manufacturing and business can be applied for greater success.

Shipping taking promising first steps towards 2030 breakthrough goals on scalable zero emission fuels

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by Getting to Zero Coalition. The shipping industry is working towards full decarbonization by 2050 at the latest and last year an action plan was launched on which both private and public actors can focus their collective efforts around this and coming decades.

Biology continues to inspire AI


There is no guarantee that artificial intelligence needs to match what happens in biology or even be biologically inspired.

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Australian Aluminium Council welcomes new aluminium decarbonisation roadmap

AU Manufacturing

The Australian Aluminium Council has backed a new aluminium decarbonisation strategy developed by the Mission Possible Partnership and the International Aluminium Institute. . The Making Net Zero Aluminium Possible: A Transition Strategy for a 1.5°

AI system that keeps ships from hitting whales launches off California


Whale Safe, a technology-based mapping and analysis system to help prevent whale-ship collisions, is scheduled to launch off to the San Francisco Bay Area Region, after finding success in southern California. . The announcement comes on the heels of the news of the death of Fran, the most photographed whale in California, caused by a ship strike.

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Vaxxas receives $8.2 million Commonwealth Government grant to support manufacturing scale-up in its Australian manufacturing facility

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by Vaxxas. Vaxxas will receive an AU$8.2

Researchers Uncover How to 3D-Print One of the Strongest Stainless Steels

NIST Manufacturing

Insights revealed by a large particle accelerator lit a path forward

De Havilland announces new site of Alberta aircraft manufacturing facility

Canadian Manufacturing

CALGARY — De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited has announced that the site of its new aircraft manufacturing facility will be in Wheatland County, Alberta, approximately 30 minutes east of Calgary. This new facility will be called De Havilland Field and will consist of a new aircraft assembly facility, runway, parts manufacturing and distribution centres and maintenance repair and overhaul centre.

Ofcom to probe cloud market dominance of Amazon, Microsoft and Google


UK regulator Ofcom has announced its plans to launch a probe into the dominance of technology titans Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud services "in the coming weeks". . The regulator is set to launch a market study that will assess how well the market is working, as well as any barriers to new entrants into the sector.

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Processors ramping back up in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona

Plastics News

Hurricane Fiona took out much of the power grid in Puerto Rico on Sept. 18 and brought heavy rains that caused flooding before sweeping by the Dominican Republic on Sept. 19, where it caused more damage almost five years to the day Hurricane Maria ravaged the islands


Três fatores principais no design de produção de goods to person

Bastian Solution

Como integradora independente, a Bastian Solutions trabalha com diversas tecnologias e marcas. Como tal, não é incomum ser perguntado pelos clientes: “Quantas linhas por hora posso fazer com um sistema de goods to person?”

Fracking ban lifted but Tories unsettled by seismic shift in policy


Liz Truss' unpopular decision to approve the lifting of England’s fracking ban has caused anger from Tory MPs, compounded by the threat from opposition parties that they will use this issue to drum up support in key electoral battlegrounds. Rees-Mogg claimed that the impact of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine means that securing domestic energy supplies is now vital. The moratorium on fracking had been in place since 2019 following a series of earth tremors.

Major Brands, NGOs Come Together to Endorse Global Plastics Treaty

Plastics Today

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WWF announced today the formation of a Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty


North Sea oil and gas industry ‘on track’ to meet emission reduction targets


The North Sea oil and gas industry is on track to meet early emissions reduction targets, according to a new analysis from the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA). The organisation, formerly known as the Oil and Gas Authority, said the sector posted cuts of more than one-fifth between 2018 and 2021, adding up to an overall reduction of 21.5 per cent since 2018.

Rested, relaxed, and ready to roll

The Fabricator

An economic slowdown might be a blessing for metal fabricators who have leaned hard on their employees for the last two years


UK ‘in recession’ as Bank of England hikes interest rates to 14-year high


The central bank had previously projected the economy would grow in the current financial quarter, but said it now believes gross domestic product (GDP) will fall by 0.1 per cent. This comes after a reported 0.2 per cent fall in GDP in the second quarter, meaning that the economy is now in recession. A recession is when GDP shrinks for two consecutive quarters. The Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to raise rates to 2.25 per cent – their highest since November 2008 – from 1.75

AI Powered Tactile Sensor Advances Robot Dexterity


GelSight, a pioneer in tactile intelligence technology, has announced the release of its new AI-powered 3D tactile sensor, GelSight Mini. For the first time, GelSight Mini offers superhuman touch resolution.

Bio-Inspired Inks for 3D Printing of Next-Gen Wearable Tech

Plastics Today

A novel hydrogel combines electronic conductivity with biocompatibility for the design of integrated devices

Bloomberg kicks off $85M campaign to stop plastics, petrochemical expansions

Plastics News

A foundation started by billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending $85 million to bolster local efforts to stop petrochemical and plastics expansions in Texas, Louisiana and the Ohio River Valley


Is the quest for driverless trucking in it for the long haul?


The global trucking industry is estimated to be worth around £600bn annually, equivalent to $700bn in the US, where truck driving is the number one occupation in no fewer than 29 states. In addition, the sector has emerged as the key battleground in the development of automated driving. Engineers’ initial efforts focused on the quest to build commercially viable driverless automobiles, but in the last year there has been a move toward the commercial vehicle sector.

US Die & Mold invests $4M in expansion, creating 10 jobs

Plastics News

Manifold & Phalor Inc. and its division that rebuilds blown film dies, U.S. Die & Mold, is investing $4 million into a 30,000-square-foot expansion expected to create 10 jobs in Canal Winchester, Ohio


Uncontrolled Machine Vision Lighting for Infrared and Robots

Ambient light, reflection, and transparent objects can all cause difficulties during machine vision applications. Learn about these issues and some potential solutions to better ensure safety and quality

Kickstart: A second life for artificial turf

Plastics News

Fifty aging high school artificial football fields will become part of a recycling program; adding up safety violation statistics; auto suppliers are managing to get more money for parts impacted by inflation


MC Machinery to Host Grand Opening for Southeast Technology Center Oct. 6

Modern Machine Shop

Photo Credit: MC Machinery Systems Inc. MC Machinery Systems is holding a grand opening at its new Southeast Technology Center in Concord, North Carolina, on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature food catered by Nobles Smokehouse, machine demonstrations and more.