Fri.Sep 23, 2022

Dominion Energy’s Use of an Information Digital Twin

Automation World

In this video excerpt from the podcast on How an Information Digital Twin Democratizes Industrial Data, Sean Gregerson of Aveva explains the Information Digital Twin, data democratization, and how Dominion Energy applies the technology. Factory / Analytics

AM Forward for American Supply Chain Resiliency: Neal Orringer, President of ASTRO America

Additive Manufacturing

Available in your favorite app: On this episode the AM Voices podcast, Adam J. Penna had a follow-up chat with Neal Orringer, President of ASTRO America, after hearing him speak on a panel at ASME’s AM Industry Summit back in June 2022.

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Introducing Velta Technology–Cyber Risk Management

Gary Mintchell

Craig Duckworth, President and Co-Founder of Velta Technology , spoke with me shortly before I left for two conferences. I’m catching up, slowly. You may not have heard of Velta Technology. It’s just four years old. They are trying to find a niche within the cybersecurity market without being just another packet sniffing or intrusion detection company. The company doesn’t sell just one product family. It relies on working with partners such as Claroty and Cisco to bring solutions to customers.

CONTA-CLIP KDSI-SR modular cable entry installed from the outside

Design World

CONTA-CLIP introduces the new, inverse, and modular KDSI-SR cable entry system for reliable sealing, maximum flexibility, and time savings feed-through for cables with and without plugs. The system is designed for installation from the outside of a control cabinet, enclosure, or machine.

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Victoria revamps grant programs to drive workforce innovation

AU Manufacturing

The Victorian Labor government has revised two key grant programs to better help disadvantaged learners and support the industry in finding the workers they need. .

AutomationDirect adds more color options for large gauge MTW cables

Design World

AutomationDirect has added more color choices for Direct Wire 1kV ALL-FLEX MTW/THHW heavy-duty flexible power cable.

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What is Lean Manufacturing and its Six Core Principles?

Factory Worx

The post What is Lean Manufacturing and its Six Core Principles? appeared first on Factoryworx. Continuous Improvement

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Rio Tinto and Shougang Group to explore steel decarbonisation tech

AU Manufacturing

Mining giant Rio Tinto has signed a memorandum of understanding with Shougang Group , a Chinese company and one of the world’s leading steel producers, to develop and promote low-carbon solutions designed for the steel value chain. .

ABB rebrands autonomous mobile robot portfolio

Design World

ABB has launched its first range of rebranded Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) following its acquisition of mobile robot leader ASTI Mobile Robotics in 2021.

IMCRC partner Stryker opens R&D Lab in Queensland

AU Manufacturing

Media Release byt IMCRC. The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) congratulates leading global medical technology company Stryker on the opening of its Australian research and development (R&D) lab in Queensland.

Emerson simplifies drive integration to increase availability

Design World

Many control schemes call for redundancy, but this traditionally requires intermediary equipment to integrate final control devices like variable frequency drives (VFDs).

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At FABTECH, AIDA-America will Demo Press Tech with Multiple Presses and Control Systems

Fabricating & Metal Work

AIDA-America will partner with A-G Tool & Die, Dallas Industries, Pax Products, Inc., and Tower Metalworking Fluids to demonstrate a 200-ton straightside servo press, as part of a full progressive die production line stamping parts.

AMC enlisted Defence’s new partner for guided weapons enterprise

AU Manufacturing

The Australian Missile Corporation has ventured into a partnership with Australia’s Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Enterprise. .

New Tooling Catalog from Platinum Tooling Technologies

Fabricating & Metal Work

Platinum Tooling Technologies, Inc. , a market leader in live tooling for the North American machine tool industry, recently released a new product catalog featuring an overview of its full line of precision tooling and related products. The catalog can be viewed at: [link].

New Technology 3D Prints Ultra-Smooth Polyurethane Parts in Single Step

Plastics Today

No post processing or surface finishing is required to produce air- and water-tight seals, grommets, and bladders

ProShop ERP and Datanomix Will Deliver Automated Job Costing for Precision Manufacturers

Fabricating & Metal Work

ProShop ERP , the leading supplier of digital manufacturing management systems and Datanomix , the leader in Automated Production Intelligence , announced a partnership to help manufacturers deliver more insights from their operational data.

Canada invests over $3.9M to support the Great Lakes

Canadian Manufacturing

HAMILTON — Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced an investment of more than $3.9 million over three years in thirty-nine new projects in Ontario through the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, part of the Government of Canada’s Freshwater Action Plan.

HEIDENHAIN’s TNC7: A new Level of CNC Control

Fabricating & Metal Work

The TNC7’s new touch probe functions measure the workpieces and fixtures with graphical support. HEIDENHAIN is giving machine manufacturers and experts at the machine new capabilities that are intuitive, task-focused, and customizable.

Kickstart: Plastics and the harsh spotlight of public policy

Plastics News

Beyond the headlines, there are a few signs that at least some government officials are willing to listen to concerns from the industry while balancing the push to reduce plastics pollution

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Honeycutt Cuts Machining Steps; Drives More Business from Aerospace Customers

Fabricating & Metal Work

Honeycutt Manufacturing , a Mukilteo, Washington (Seattle) job shop in service to the aerospace, marine and general industrial markets, made a major investment recently in a GROB G550T 5-axis universal machining center. To say the purchase was a “game changer” would be an understatement.

Majority of EV owners are unhappy with public charging infrastructure, survey finds

E&T

A poll of almost 1,500 members of consumer group Which? who drive a pure electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle showed most of them (about 74 per cent) were unhappy with the current public charging infrastructure. . In addition, two out of five (40 per cent) of those polled reported finding a non-working charger, while 61 per cent have suffered difficulties making payments.

Lawmakers urge Washington to cut back on single-use plastics

Plastics News

Fifty-eight senators and members of Congress wrote President Joe Biden's administration Sept. 22 to support cutting back on single-use plastics

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Tesla recalls one million vehicles that can pinch people’s fingers

E&T

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said that flaws within certain Tesla models violate federal safety standards for power windows. During production testing in August, the company found that the window reversal system in certain models may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction. Tesla has announced it will recall almost 1.1 million vehicles in the US and said a software update should be able to fix the issue. .

IMTS 2022 Review: Attention to Automation Extends Beyond the Robot and the Machine

Modern Machine Shop

The biggest manufacturing event in North America, the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) returned to Chicago this month, drawing over 86,000 registered attendees.

Government to borrow £70bn to fund massive energy support scheme

E&T

Newly appointed chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has pledged to “turn the vicious cycle of stagnation into a virtuous cycle of growth” as he set out the government’s approach to the UK economy. The new schemes have been announced as part of the Chancellor's mini-budget, officially known as a “fiscal event”. They have provided details of how the government plans to fund the energy price cap for households and businesses and put into practice many of Prime Minister Liz Truss’s promises.

Maximum efficiency in the cleanroom

Plastics News

Purity and quality are the keywords for production of sensitive products in medical technology. Efficiency and cost-efficiency are also increasingly critical. KraussMaffei is showing how they all come together live at K Show

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Ballard receives an order from Siemens Mobility to power seven trains and signs additional LOI

Canadian Manufacturing

Ballard powered Siemens MIREO PLUS H2 (CNW Group/Ballard Power Systems Inc.). VANCOUVER and MUNICH — On Sep.

Advanced Robotic Inspection Solutions Showcased At Robotics World Conference 2022

Metrology

Waygate Technologies, a leading provider of non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions for industrial inspection, will present selected highlights of advanced robotic and remote visual inspection at SPRINT Robotics World Conference 2022.

Bombardier to showcase products and career opportunities at Volaria Airshow

Canadian Manufacturing

MONTREAL — Bombardier has partnered with Volaria Airshow in Mirabel, Qué., for aerial performances, aircraft static displays and information on the dynamic aerospace industry in the province to be hosted from Sept. 24 to 25, 2022.

NIST Returns To Conducting Ultra-Accurate Gear-Related Measurements

Metrology

As mechanical objects, gears have been around for so long that people may take them for granted.

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Clothing Manufacturer Triples Production Capacity with Autonomous Mobile Robots

Industry Week

Replacing ponderous, inflexible roller conveyors with a smart AMR fleet saves time and increases efficiency. Technology and IIoT

Manufacturing Community Reconnects at Automation Focussed IMTS 2022

Metrology

With handshakes, hugs, high-fives, and hearty backslaps as people greeted each other after four years apart, the connectedness of the manufacturing community was the literal showstopper at recent International Manufacturing.

ABB rebrands autonomous mobile robot portfolio

Modern Materials Handling

Move to "Flexley" naming follows ABB's acquisition of mobile robot vendor ASTI Mobile Robotics in 2021

United Precision Services Announces the Return of its Open House in October

Fabricating & Metal Work

United Precision Services, Inc. , a leading provider of turnkey medium to large CNC machine tool solutions, announces its 2022 Open House on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

Vention named among Canada’s top growing companies

Canadian Manufacturing

Vention’s Manufacturing Automation Platform (CNW Group/Vention). MONTREAL — Vention, a manufacturing automation platform (MAP) says it has ranked in the 45th position out of 430 companies on the 2022 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies.

Scotchman Industries Introduces First USA Made PressPro 110W Model Hydraulic Press

Fabricating & Metal Work

Scotchman Hydraulic Press model: PressPro 110W is the first in a line-up of USA manufactured presses for industrial-grade fabrication, bending, forming, straightening, assembly, maintenance operations, testing and quality control.

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Halo Collective completes acquisition of growth and distribution hub in Portland, Or.

Canadian Manufacturing

Halo Collective completes the acquisition of a premium indoor grow facility. CNW Group/Halo Collective Inc.). TORONTO — On Sep. 23, Halo Collective Inc.