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EXAIR engineer achieves CCASS certification for compressed air system management

Design World

Understanding how to optimize compressed air usage requires extensive knowledge and understanding of the utility. Calling on years of experience while working directly with customers and their requirements, EXAIR application engineers work diligently to provide proper guidance on how to get the most out of their applications. To complement this established effort, EXAIR is proud… The post EXAIR engineer achieves CCASS certification for compressed air system management appeared first on Des

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Raspberry Pi Sensors: Sense HAT Temperature, Pressure, and Humidity

Control.com

Explore the sensors used to obtain temperature, pressure, and humidity for industrial applications on this value-packed, compact add-on for the Raspberry Pi.

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Eye and hearing protection – the benefits of 3M PPE

Manufacturer's Monthly

Eye and hearing protection are critical in the paper and board industry to prevent injuries and promote workers’ health and safety. Workers are often exposed to hazardous chemicals, flying debris, and loud noise levels while operating heavy machinery and equipment. Without proper eye protection, workers are at risk of eye injuries such as corneal abrasions, lacerations, or even blindness.

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UK manufacturers cut hiring plans amid ‘sharp slowdown’, survey finds

The Guardian Manufacturing

Firms preparing for difficult year as ‘potent cocktail’ of difficulties takes hold, says industry lobby group UK manufacturers are cutting their recruitment plans after being hit by a slowdown in orders as a downturn looms, a new survey shows. Britain’s manufacturers are “battening down the hatches” amid a sharp drop in activity, according to the latest quarterly data from Make UK, which represents manufacturers, and the business advisory firm BDO.

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5 Ways CMMS Software Transformed Broderick's Manufacturing Plant: A Case Study

Discover how CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) transformed and revitalized Broderick's manufacturing plant in 5 productive ways. Before the CMMS, the plant faced challenges such as reactive maintenance due to staff shortages, inefficient inventory management, and poor team communication. With the CMMS, the plant experienced increased equipment uptime, streamlined maintenance processes, enhanced inventory management, improved communication, and better decision-making through real-

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New Moderna facility edges closer

Manufacturer's Monthly

Construction of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility has reached the halfway mark this week, ahead of schedule. Minister for industry and innovation Ben Carroll visited the Clayton site to celebrate the achievement of this significant construction milestone for the facility, the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. On schedule for completion in 2024, Moderna’s manufacturing facility will have the capacity to produce 100 million vaccine doses per year for respiratory diseases.

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Renishaw Opens Subsidiary in UAE to Support Industry Growth

Metrology

To support manufacturing customers in the Middle East, Renishaw, has established a new subsidiary in Dubai, United Arab Emirates The post Renishaw Opens Subsidiary in UAE to Support Industry Growth appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 18th

Metrology

Summary of headline metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days. The post ‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 18th appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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IMCO End Mills Enable Aggressive Cutting Parameters

Modern Machine Shop

Photo Credit: IMCO Carbide Tool Inc. IMCO Carbide Tool ’s new M936 Pow-R-Feed end mills are designed to provide faster part cycles and milling speeds in steels, stainless steels and titanium machined on three-axis to five-axis CNCs, regardless of horsepower. The company displays the end mills in booth 2245 at Westec 2023. The tools enables users to make toolpath moves without slowing down, as well as helical enter, ramp, slot and peripheral mill at rapid feed rates.

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The L.S. Starrett Company Announces Fiscal 2023 Results

Metrology

The L.S. Starrett Company has announced operating results for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2023. The post The L.S. Starrett Company Announces Fiscal 2023 Results appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Canadians showing more support for striking workers amid inflation, corporate profits

Canadian Manufacturing

It was Samantha Henry’s first time on strike, and one that made headlines across the country. “Some people thought the strike would only last a week, a couple of days. And we went into almost five weeks,” said Henry, one of some 3,700 Metro employees in the Toronto area who walked off the job this summer. In previous rounds of bargaining that didn’t lead to strikes, Henry says public feedback over workers’ demands was often negative. “It was all like … `

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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3D Scanning Simplifies Quality Control in Additive Manufacturing

Metrology

Quality control is vital for ensuring parts and products are made to specification and function as expected. It is also essential for maintaining consistency and repeatability in manufacturing operations. The post 3D Scanning Simplifies Quality Control in Additive Manufacturing appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Today’s Lesson: The Key Principles of Extrusion

Plastics Today

From the pellets to the motor and energy consumption, here are extrusion essentials that every plastics processor should know.

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Rockwell Automation To Acquire Autonomous Robotics Leader Clearpath Robotics

Metrology

Transporting parts and materials to assembly lines and between manufacturing cells is one of the industry’s most complex and inefficient tasks, often resulting in production bottlenecks. The post Rockwell Automation To Acquire Autonomous Robotics Leader Clearpath Robotics appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Canada joins allies in sending air defence missiles to Ukraine

Canadian Manufacturing

Canada is joining a three-month-old partnership with several key allies to send air defence missiles to Ukraine. Defence Minister Bill Blair is in the United Kingdom today and announced Canada’s $33 million contribution on a visit to Canadian soldiers helping train Ukrainian recruits at Lydd Military Training Camp. The money comes from the $500 million fund Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in June 2023 for military assistance in Ukraine.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

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. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Screw Manufacturer Eliminates Errors With Installation of Optical Inspection Systems

Metrology

One of the largest construction screw manufacturers in the USA has added multiple VisionLab 3D Fastener Gauging Systems from General Inspection to streamline their first part inspection processes. The post Screw Manufacturer Eliminates Errors With Installation of Optical Inspection Systems appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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BMO to shutter retail auto finance business as bad debt mounts

Canadian Manufacturing

BMO Financial Group plans to close its retail auto finance business in order to reroute resources, as borrowers dig deep to stay on top of recent interest rate hikes. The decision will also trigger an unspecified number of layoffs in Canada and the U.S., the Bank of Montreal said. It comes after the company’s bad debt provisions more than tripled to $492 million in the quarter ended July 31 compared to a year earlier.

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Generative AI Aids Visualizing and Analyzing 3D & CT Scans

Metrology

Atlas is an AI co-pilot for engineers that can answer engineering questions and analyze specific parts in plain language. The post Generative AI Aids Visualizing and Analyzing 3D & CT Scans appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Unifor auto talks press on as U.S. auto strike could affect Canadian suppliers

Canadian Manufacturing

A strike by Unifor autoworkers could still be averted as the union says contract talks with Ford Motor Co. haven’t stalled, but experts say the Canadian auto sector could soon take a hit anyway after U.S. autoworkers walked off the job. The union has met resistance in its negotiations so far, Unifor national president Lana Payne said Thursday evening in an update to members. “To date, we have received two … offers from Ford Motor Company and we have rejected both.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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Verisurf Metrology Software With Integrated CAD/CAM/CAI Featured at EMO

Metrology

Verisurf Software, with reseller partner Accurate Gauging and Instruments, Ltd, will be demonstrating advanced metrology solutions for aerospace, automotive, energy, and more at the EMO 2023 exhibition. The post Verisurf Metrology Software With Integrated CAD/CAM/CAI Featured at EMO appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Quebec workers’ fund manager announces return of lump sum contributions

Canadian Manufacturing

The Fonds de solidarite FTQ says shareholders will be able to resume lump-sum contributions in the 2024-25 fiscal year. Announced at its annual meeting as the Quebec workers’ fund manager celebrates its 40th anniversary, the lump-sum payments aim to allow more people to save for retirement after contributions were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Digital Thread Enables First-Time-Right 3D Printing

Modern Machine Shop

While searching for a realistic use case for additive manufacturing, the Siemens Industry team came across the steering knuckle in its eRods, which are essentially electric dune buggies. The original steering knuckles were designed for another vehicle, and were therefore ideal for optimization. Photos provided by Siemens Digital Industries. Siemens’ Manufacturing in America event, held earlier this year in Detroit, served as a venue for manufacturers to share best practices and ideas, as w

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The economic roller coaster of a small Ontario town fuelled by chocolate and cannabis

Canadian Manufacturing

A small eastern Ontario town that was once known as the province’s chocolate capital is preparing for the sweet return of Hershey’s. “It’s like an old friend coming home after being gone for 15 years,” said Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow. That return is the latest in a slew of changes around a facility that has been essential to the town’s identity and economic prosperity.

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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.