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Fastest 3D Automated Optical Inspection Machine For PCB’s

Metrology

Saki Corporation, an innovator in the field of automated optical and X-ray inspection equipment, has announced that it has developed a high-speed camera head with an optical resolution of 15μm The post Fastest 3D Automated Optical Inspection Machine For PCB’s appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine. Optical

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2023 Predictions & Forecasts: Universal Robots outlines automation trends for the year ahead

Robotics Automation News

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New silicon extraction process to divert old solar panels from landfill

AU Manufacturing

Scientists from Deakin University have successfully developed a process to extract silicon from end-of-life solar panels and convert it into a nanomaterial that can be used in the development of a new type of battery anode.

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Hydraulic Log Splitter Maintenance Tips

Robotics Automation News

Log splitters are a useful tool to have in your arsenal, so they deserve proper care. Over time, even small issues will build up and create noticeable drops in the efficiency of your log splitter.

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The lure of East Asia: How to do manufacturing business in China and Hong Kong

AU Manufacturing

Article by Dario Acconci, Managing Director–Business Development, Asia, Hawksford East Asia’s booming economic growth is becoming increasingly attractive to companies looking to expand outside their home markets.

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Boston Dynamics joins Persistent Systems mobile telecommunications ecosystem

Robotics Automation News

Persistent Systems, a provider of mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) technology, says that mobile robotics company Boston Dynamics has joined its Relay Ecosystem.

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Queensland stadiums to test out reusable plastic cups

AU Manufacturing

Alternatives to single-use drinking cups are now being trialled at stadium venues in Brisbane as part of a government effort to protect Queensland’s environment and lifestyle.

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Australia to host APAC Hydrogen 2023 Summit & Exhibition

AU Manufacturing

The Australian Hydrogen Council is hosting the upcoming Asia Pacific Hydrogen 2023 Summit & Exhibition in Sydney. AHC signed a memorandum of understanding with the Sustainable Energy Council to host the event at the ICC in Sydney from 26 to 27 October 2023.

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‘Brexit has lost us 25% of sales’: British bike storage firm buckles under red tape

The Guardian Manufacturing

Cycloc says ‘Kafkaesque’ rules have cost it £100,000 in latest tale of how EU exit is harming small firms A British bicycle entrepreneur says Brexit has buckled his business and left him with a £100,000 hole in revenues, accusing the government of failing to do enough to mitigate its impact on British small exporters.

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Flexiv partners with Handplus Robotics to offer new robotic solutions

Robotics Automation News

Flexiv, a maker of “general-purpose” robotics solutions, has formed a partnership with Handplus Robotics, a Singaporean-based automation integration company.

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MPs urge asbestos company to pay £10m to fund cancer research

The Guardian Manufacturing

All-party group including peers backs campaign by victims’ group, saying Cape ‘knowingly put people in danger’ MPs and peers have written to one of the biggest manufacturers of asbestos calling on it to make a £10m donation towards mesothelioma research “for knowingly putting people in danger”.

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Davis-Standard Runs Pipette Extrusion Line at Plastec West

Plastics Today

The polycarbonate pipette line will be equipped with a high-performance extruder and new process control system

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Plastics News announces Best Places to Work 2023

Plastics News

Plastics News' Best Places to Work list is back for its 10th year, and 22 plastics companies have made the list for 2023

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A fresh approach to lower energy costs

Manufacturer's Monthly

The equipment used in processing fruits and vegetables is primarily responsible for excess energy usage and can significantly impact a harvesting operation’s bottom line.

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Verisurf Software and Wenzel America Announce OEM Reseller Agreement

Modern Machine Shop

Photo Credit: Verisurf Software Inc. Verisurf Software Inc. and Wenzel America Ltd. have entered into an OEM reseller agreement. Under the agreement, Wenzel customers now have the option to select Verisurf measurement and inspection software for all new and legacy CMM devices directly from Wenzel.

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Quickstep Holdings secures $11.3 million F-35 order

Manufacturer's Monthly

Aerospace and composites manufacturer Quickstep Holdings has secured a purchase order for F-35 vertical tail components from Melbourne-based Marand Precision Engineering.

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Dielectric Oil Dramatically Reduces EDM Maintenance

Modern Machine Shop

Producing parts at high volumes often means that minor process improvements can dramatically impact the cost of production. Often, a single change in technology utilization can yield results that have a sizable impact on a part’s profitability.

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Planet Innovation’s new long-term strategic partnership

Manufacturer's Monthly

Australian health tech design and manufacturer Planet Innovation and Evident Corporation are partnering to develop and manufacture innovative digital workflow solutions for life science markets.

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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – January 23rd

Metrology

Read a summary of metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days.

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BluGlass’ Fremont lasers meet performance benchmarks

Manufacturer's Monthly

Global semiconductor developer BluGlass Limited ‘s gallium nitride (GaN) laser diodes produced at its Silicon Valley production facility are now achieving or exceeding contract manufacturer benchmarks.

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Mitutoyo America Corporation Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Metrology

Mitutoyo America Corporation has announced its 60th anniversary. Since establishment in 1963, Mitutoyo America Corporation has been committed to providing the highest quality products and services to its customers.

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Endeavour Awards 2022: Environmental Solution of the Year — Curvecrete

Manufacturer's Monthly

Established in 2019 through the support of the University of Melbourne and Swinburne University of Technology, curved concrete and robotics manufacturing company, Curvecrete, was founded by CEO Daniel Prohasky and CFO Warren Rudd.

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Verisurf Software and WENZEL America Announce OEM Reseller Agreement

Metrology

Verisurf Software and WENZEL America have entered into an OEM reseller agreement.

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Editorial Advisory Board 2023-2026: Meet New Board Member Mike Close, SMC Ltd.

Mold Making Technology

Mike Close, senior tooling engineer for SMC Ltd. in Deven, Massachusetts, is one of MMT 's new Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) members. Photo Credit: SMC Ltd. Meet Mike Close. Mike is a senior tooling engineer for medical device manufacturer SMC Ltd. headquartered in Somerset, Wisconsin.

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AI-Enhanced 3D X-ray Scanning Accelerates Shop-Floor Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Inspection

Metrology

Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) from the Industrial Metrology Business Unit of Nikon Corporation, LiB.Overhang Analysis software transforms the assessment of anode overhang in lithium-ion battery (LiB) cells.

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Tungaloy Expands Grooving System With New Inserts

Modern Machine Shop

Photo Credit: Tungaloy America Inc. Tungaloy announces an expansion of TungCut inserts with 87 total additional inserts in the latest physical vapor deposition (PVD) grades AH6235 and AH8005.

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Integrated Robot CMM Frame Calibration Uses Wireless Touch Probe

Metrology

Loop Technology, an advanced automation and robotics specialist, has Introduced an integrated touch probe plugin for KUKA Robot System Software to capture and calculate robot frames.

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Top 5 Control Engineering content: January 16-22, 2023

Control Engineering

Control Engineering’s top 5 content over the past week covered industrial robot trends, hot Control Engineering topics, MQTT and more. Links to each article below.

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Simplifying Mobile Robotics with Laser Localization Software

Control.com

Bosch Rexroth’s mobile robot orientation software, designed to enhance the integration of AGVs and AMRs in manufacturing plants, is now available in the US

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Addressing electrical safety hazards

Control Engineering

Electrical safety insights Electrical safety has improved thanks to more awareness and adherence to standards, but more improvements can be made thanks to new technologies and increased emphasis on design.