Fri.Jan 20, 2023

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Mobile Robots for CNC Applications

Automation World

Manufacturing companies are increasingly using mobile robots in CNC operations to move raw materials from storage to machining, transfer cutting tools between a tool room and machines, and deliver semi-finished or finished parts to the next process phase. Factory / Robotics

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Metaverse Solutions For Enterprises

Gary Mintchell

Press releases and extensive news coverage provoked some thinking about the Metaverse and its assorted technologies—Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), eXtended Reality (XR), and Mixed Reality (MR). It’s enough to distort in one’s mind just what is reality.

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KUKA to showcase automation for human/machine collaboration at ATX West

Design World

During the ATX West 2023 show, KUKA Robotics will showcase several new technologies geared specifically for safely automating manufacturing processes where humans interact with robots on a regular basis.

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Stacy’s Rise Project announces class of Canadian grant recipients in support of women entrepreneurs

Canadian Manufacturing

SRP Canadian Winners (Photo: CNW Group/PepsiCo Foods Canada) MISSISSAUGA —Stacy’s Pita Chips inaugural Canadian Stacy’s Rise Project class is a grant and mentoring program for women entrepreneurs.

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PTDA welcomes new member

Design World

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, welcomes a new distributor member. Nelson Electric Motors (Opelika, Ala.) Founded in 1968 in Alexander City, Ala.,

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GreyOrange launches GreyMatter open API to manage variety of robotic systems

Robotics Automation News

GreyOrange, a provider of automated robotic fulfillment and inventory optimization software, has launched its GreyMatter open API (application programming interface).

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Automation + Robotics = Smart Shops

Fabricating & Metal Work

The metalworking industry is on the lookout for solutions that will assist in any number of areas of manufacturing. This is particularly true when it comes to ensuring efficient production while balancing skilled labor shortages.

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Kickstart: Celebrating cobots

Plastics News

Insert the phrase "I, for one, welcome our cobot overlords" at this spot

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Exotec expands warehouse automation product range

Robotics Automation News

Exotec, a warehouse robotics provider, has expanded its product portfolio with three solutions: a new conveyor system, an improved picking solution, and new proprietary warehouse software.

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Steel mill price hikes appear to be sticking

The Fabricator

Despite the current trend of increasing steel prices, market observers aren’t certain if the conditions exist for the trend to continue

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SICK launches new linear encoder for industrial applications

Robotics Automation News

SICK has launched a new linear encoder product family for high-precision detection of piston positions in hydraulic cylinders and the monitoring of linear movements in machines. The DAX linear encoder product family provides flexibility for countless industrial applications.

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Government pledges £32.5m to decarbonise industry

E&T

The second phase of the Red Diesel Replacement Competition will provide a £32.5m funding package to support innovative projects that are developing greener energy alternatives, the government has announced.

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Brain Corp partners with Google Cloud to introduce analytics solution for retailers

Robotics Automation News

Brain Corp, an artificial intelligence company creating technologies in robotics, is partnering with Google Cloud to launch “BrainOS Inventory Insights”, a new and proprietary solution able to deliver next generation in-store inventory analytics to retailers.

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New emperor penguin colony uncovered by satellite

E&T

The newly discovered colony, announced to mark Penguin Awareness Day, brings the total number of known emperor penguin breeding sites around the coastline of Antarctica to 66 - half of which were discovered by space satellites The colony is located at Verleger Point, West Antarctica, at 74° 42’ S, 136° 11’W , and has around 500 birds.

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ABB opens its Mexico Technology and Engineering Center

Robotics Automation News

ABB has established a new regional operations center for North America, bringing technology expertise closer to customers and building on its similar resources globally.

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EU countries urge bloc to set end date for new CO2-emitting trucks

E&T

The European Commission is set to propose tougher CO 2 standards next month for heavy goods vehicles to comply with the bloc's climate change goals. It has already set more ambitious targets for cars, including a 2035 deadline for all new cars sold in Europe to have zero CO 2 emissions.

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Skilled Trades Ontario marks one-year anniversary

Canadian Manufacturing

SCARBOROUGH — Skilled Trades Ontario (STO), Ontario’s agency responsible for apprenticeship and skilled trades certification, is celebrating its one-year anniversary by updating training and curriculum standards. With one-quarter of all apprentices in Canada training in Ontario, STO is delivering on its mandate of increasing labour mobility and improving training standards for apprentices and skilled trades workers.

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Book interview: ‘All in on AI’ by Thomas Davenport

E&T

When it comes to recognising what artificial intelligence can do for their businesses “most companies are just scratching the surface”, says Thomas H Davenport, co-author of ‘All in on AI’.

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Recyclers praise ‘powerful' plastics bill in Washington state

Plastics News

Lawmakers in Washington state are seriously considering a combination EPR, bottle bill and recycled-content law that would have a big impact on plastics packaging

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Google parent company Alphabet axes 12,000 jobs globally

E&T

Google’s parent firm Alphabet has said it will cut about 12,000 jobs worldwide, becoming the latest player in the technology industry to significantly reduce its workforce. The news was revealed in an email to Google employees that was later shared in a company blog post.

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Renishaw launches metal rotary scale for ATOM DX encoders

Motion Control Tips

Renishaw’s new CENTRUM CSF40 scale is an innovative metal scale disc for its ATOM DX encoder series. Rotary RCDM glass scales are now joined by CENTRUM stainless steel self-centering discs.

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UK to bring in deposit return scheme for plastic bottles and drink cans from 2025

E&T

The scheme will cover England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is set to be introduced in 2025. Scotland already brought in legislation in 2020 for its own deposit returns scheme, which will see consumers paying a 20p deposit for every bottle or can from August this year.

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Industry 4.0: How innovation is shaping mines of the future

Factory Worx

Read Our Blog Industry 4.0: How innovation is shaping mines of the future Mining companies must innovate and cut operational costs to be profitable and sustainable while proactively managing these difficulties and capitalising on increased demand. Industry 4.0

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Boeing receives Nasa award for greener, more fuel-efficient airliner of future

E&T

Under a Funded Space Act Agreement, Boeing will work with Nasa to build, test and fly a full-scale demonstrator aircraft and validate technologies aimed at lowering emissions.

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Lethbridge to get a PrairiesCan service location

Canadian Manufacturing

Minister Vandal announces new PrairiesCan service location in Lethbridge and federal investments across southern Alberta (Photo: CNW Group/Prairies Economic Development Canada) LETHBRIDGE — The Government of Canada is opening seven new PrairiesCan regional offices across the Prairies, including in Lethbridge.

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Student Team Uses Micro Metal 3D Printing for Microgravity Experiment

Additive Manufacturing

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MIP Inc. appoints President and CEO

Canadian Manufacturing

Dean Johnson appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of MIP Inc. Photo: CNW Group/MIP) TORONTO — MIP Inc. announced the appointment of Dean Johnson to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Dean will commence with MIP effective January 23.

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Essentium Expands Global Executive Leadership

Additive Manufacturing

AUSTIN, Texas,/Jan. 17, 2023 — Essentium, Inc. appointed Edna Garcia as Chief Financial Officer and Will Chiang as Chief Operations Officer.

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Government of Canada funds purchase of new electric buses for Ottawa

Canadian Manufacturing

OTTAWA — A total of $350 million in federal funding will go towards the purchase of 350 zero-emission buses and install related charging infrastructure for Ottawa’s bus fleet.

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IperionX Wins U.S. Air Force Titanium Recycling Challenge

Additive Manufacturing

CHARLOTTE, N.C./January January 17, 2023 — IperionX won the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Security Innovation Network (“NSIN”) Air Force Research Laboratory (“AFRL”) Grand Challenge contract.

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Nvidia and Abu Dhabi join $73 million Outrider funding round

Robotics Automation News

Outrider, a startup developing autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, has closed $73 million in Series C financing led by FM Capital. New investors include a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and NVentures, Nvidia’s venture capital arm.

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Happy Chinese New Year 2023

Min-Hui

Dear partners, All the staff of MINHUI hereby sincerely thank you for your long-term support and understanding, we wish your company a prosperous business and all the best in the new year! In the new year, MINHUI will work harder to provide you with better quality products and services.

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Automation This Morning: News for January 20, 2023

The Automation Blog

Your Daily Industrial Automation Update: This morning we're covering a new community project and well as new products, networks, network interfaces and cabling, and new literature in this edition of Automation This Morning for Friday, January 20, 2023.

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AXYZ Router and WARDJET Waterjet Expo Event Telford

MEM

Industry leader in cutting and routing systems, AXYZ routers and WARDJET waterjets are delighted to announce the next Telford Expo event at the UK Headquarters, taking place on Wednesday 1st March.

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Dr. Michael A. Scott joins Coreform full time as President

Additive Manufacturing

OREM, UTAH/January 12, 2023 — Coreform LLC , developer of next-generation computer-aided engineering software, welcomes Dr. Michael Scott as President. Dr. Michael A.

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Fuel Cell Versus Battery Trucks

MEM

By 2040, all new heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) sold in the UK must be zero-emission. Advances in green energy technology mean this is possible, but automotive manufacturers are still in disagreement about what type of power source is best.

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Former National Dentex Executive Brings Healthcare Industry Experience to Lead an Established & Growing Oral Health Organization

Additive Manufacturing

REDWOOD CITY, CA, January 17, 2023 — Carbon appointed Terri Capriolo as the Senior Vice President of Oral Health. Capriolo brings extensive healthcare industry expertise and impressive sales experience to the new role from tenures at National Dentex, Solvay Dental 360, and Straumann.