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Ottonomy robots to provide customer services at Pittsburgh airport

Robotics Automation News

Pittsburgh International Airport is teaming up with tech startup Ottonomy and its fully autonomous delivery robot – Ottobot – for a pilot project offering select passengers a contactless delivery system.

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UniSQ secures $1.1 m in research funding from ARC

AU Manufacturing

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has unveiled over $1.1 million in new funding for projects spearheaded at the University of Southern Queensland. . Judi Zielke, CEO of ARC, unveiled the $221 million federal funding as part of the centre’s Discovery Projects scheme. .

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Colruyt tests Clevon’s unmanned vehicle in Belgium for shopping deliveries

Robotics Automation News

Collect&Go, Colruyt Group’s online shopping service, is currently testing the state-of-the-art technology: an autonomous vehicle built by the Estonian technology company Clevon that combines remote teleoperation with advanced autopilot functionality.

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Game-changing biotech company coming soon to Springfield

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by the Queensland Government. Biopharmaceuticals company Aegros will build a new $352 million manufacturing facility in Greater Springfield thanks to support from the Palaszczuk Government’s Invested in Queensland program. .

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How 3D Rendering Services are Transforming and Progressing Industries

Robotics Automation News

A 3D rendering service can take your designs and turn them into 3D renders. This may not seem impressive when can probably render your own 3D models on your computer.

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Shoppers are no longer buying the throwaway culture

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by Monash University. Australian consumers are rejecting the throwaway culture, instead snapping up sustainable options, according to new research from Monash University.

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MassRobotics unveils participants in healthcare robotics startup competition

Robotics Automation News

MassRobotics – in partnership with Festo, Mitsubishi Electric, Novanta and Mitre – has announced the participants in the Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst Cohort II.

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Flexiv robot used in avant-garde art installation

Robotics Automation News

Flexiv, a maker of general-purpose robotics solutions, has collaborated with internationally renowned artist Stavros Didakis in the creation of his latest art installation, Xenoforms.

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Fagor Digital Suite enables its customers efficiently digitize their production plants

Expo21xx

Fagor Automation and its digitization platform Fagor Digital Suite aim to support customers in the digitization process of their production plants. The demand for Industry 4.0 I4.0) is fueled in two ways: […].

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How to Protect Your Truck and Yourself on the Road

Robotics Automation News

Truck accidents are the most deadly form of motor vehicle accidents in the US today, with more than 4,000 people killed and tens of thousands injured annually. They are also the most expensive form of motor vehicle accident due to the large size and weight of the vehicles involved.

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Canadian sculptor’s metal sculptures aim for scale, ambition, and beauty

The Fabricator

Canadian Kevin Stone takes an old-school approach to making his metal sculptures come to life, whether they be large “Game of Thrones” dragons, dinosaurs, or well-known public figures like Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk

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Are Crypto Trading Bots Worth Using?

Robotics Automation News

Trading bots are software programs that automate trades. Instead of a trader sitting at their computer all day, waiting for the optimal moment to make a trade, they can use a bot to do the hard work for them. Is this advantageous? Let’s find out.

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Make it a great Aussie Christmas

AU Manufacturing

Media Release Austrtalian Made. With Christmas just four weeks away, the Australian Made Campaign is calling on shoppers to keep Aussie makers and growers front of mind this festive season by buying products certified with the iconic green and gold kangaroo.

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Use of Chinese Electric Cars In Japan

Robotics Automation News

Japan is known as a hub of automotive markets. The big giants in the automotive industry like Toyota, Honda, Mazda, and Nissan are from Japan. In developing countries, there is a great demand for Japanese as well as Chinese cars because they are fuel efficient.

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IMCRC showcases innovative manufacturing technologies

Manufacturer's Monthly

Earlier this month, the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) opened its two-day Australian Manufacturing Innovation Showcase at The Timber Yard in Port Melbourne. Manufacturers’ Monthly attended the event and spoke with three Australian innovation success stories.

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How to Buy Salvage Cars Online

Robotics Automation News

You have probably heard about all of the money that you can save by using online car auctions. So, if you are from Los Angeles, you may have been looking for online Los Angeles auctions. However, for some consumers, getting started with online auto auctions can be daunting.

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How to Lower Cycle Times With the Right Tool Steel

Mold Making Technology

Molds and inserts made of a remelted special steel grade can dissipate the process heat from the mold surface within a shorter time. Photo Credit, all images: Swiss Steel USA.

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Mouser takes a closer look at autonomous mobile robots in podcast feature

Robotics Automation News

Mouser Electronics, a new product introduction distributor with a wide selection of semiconductors and electronic components, has released the final remaining 2022 episode of its Empowering Innovation Together program.

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Queensland’s Herries Range Wind Farm to become among world’s largest

AU Manufacturing

ACCIONA Energia , a global energy giant, has announced its plans to develop a massive $2 billion wind project in Queensland. .

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Education Gap in Automation? Businesses Are Taking Action

Control.com

The use of automation and robotics is expected to increase as more companies nearshore their operations, pushing businesses to partner with educational establishments and provide training to prepare the workforce

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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – November 28th

Metrology

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

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Ampcontrol joins BHP in Canada on project vital to global food supply chain

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by Ampcontrol. Ampcontrol has been named the supplier for conveyor control systems for Stage 1 at the BHP Jansen Potash Project in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Dimensional Control Systems Appoints CEO Successor

Metrology

Dimensional Control Systems (DCS), software developer of dimensional quality and SPC software, has announced that Michael Ulicny has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer. John Mathieson, founder of.

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7 advanced manufacturers in Tasmania receive grants to boost growth

AU Manufacturing

Seven Tasmanian businesses have received a total of $619,000 in funding as part of the Tasmanian government’s Advanced Manufacturing Accelerating Growth Program (AMAGP). .

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Effective Asset Location and Management With IoT Tracker

Metrology

Electronic test equipment specialist Electro Rent has launched its high-performance, easy-to-use IoT tracker, helping businesses track test and measurement assets across their field services. The new device is ideal for.

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Top US Polymer/Plastics Engineering Colleges

Plastics Today

These schools offer some of the best programs in the country to prepare students for a well-compensated, motivating career in the plastics industry

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Collaboration To Automate and Speed Up EMC Tests Under Real Driving Conditions

Metrology

Electric vehicles contain many electronic components that emit radio-frequency interference which may have a negative impact on the vehicle performance and driving experience. To ease and speed up the development.

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How to choose and maintain injection molding machine?

Min-Hui

How to buy an injection molding machine? The primary factors for selecting the type, specification, and brand of injection molding machine include mold, product, plastic, molding requirements, etc. The scale (width, height, thickness), weight, special design, etc.,

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Fixture Tech and Alukeep To Drive Global Fixturing

Metrology

The global market for fixture and automation solutions is evolving and requires agile, innovative, reliable and customer-centric suppliers. After having become an independent solution provider, FIXTURE TECH is now taking.

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Swisslog and SCLAA showcase automation in action at Linfox BevChain

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by Swisslog. Warehouse automation leader, Swisslog , in collaboration with the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), has taken guests on an exclusive tour of Linfox BevChain to get a first-hand look at how automation can save space and boost productivity.

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Manufacturing KPIs and Metrics Factory Managers Shouldn’t Ignore 

Metrology

In order to increase profitability, manufacturers aim to improve plant operations every day. How can you tell if you are improving or not? To understand precisely how your operation is.

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Mars, Snickers, Milky Way to shift to paper-based packaging

AU Manufacturing

The company behind globally loved snack brands Mars Bar, Snickers, and Milky Way is transitioning to paper-based packaging as of April 2023. .

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Lack of support denting prospects for UK computer chip sector, say MPs

The Guardian Manufacturing

Call for semiconductor industry plan to be published urgently to help keep Britain in global supply chain The UK is missing out on a wave of investment and falling behind other countries in the fast-growing semiconductor industry because of a lack of support from the government, MPs have warned.

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Material Can Shape-Shift with Stability Across Forms

Plastics Today

A flexible, lightweight, and easy-to-fabricate structure combines materials in a unique way to shape-shift

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Britishvolt scraps plan for second factory in Canada

The Guardian Manufacturing

Troubled startup battery maker formally abandons long-shot plan to build 60GWh plant in Quebec Battery startup Britishvolt has formally abandoned a long-shot plan to build a second factory in Canada, as it focuses on securing new funding for its struggling UK project.

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What Industry Can Learn from Nature About Product Design

Plastics Today

In their quest to make materials stronger and more sustainable, designers should look to the lessons offered by spiderwebs and seashells

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Retrofit project for biodegradable plastics facility

Control Engineering

Learning Objectives. Danimer Scientific partnered with Hargrove Controls + Automation to help them bring their R&D laboratory process online by retrofitting an existing facility in Kentucky. A lack of documentation and technical challenges caused problems during the retrofit process.