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ARRIS increases additive molding production capacity to more than a million parts

Design World

ARRIS — manufacturer enabling high-performance composites at scale with new design latitudes for mass-market consumer products, transportation, and industrial applications — recently signed a contract manufacturing partner (CM) to further increase production part capacity. Additive Molding, a first-of-its-kind manufacturing, materials, and software technology developed by ARRIS, has been scaled from tens of thousands of parts in 2021… The post ARRIS increases additive molding production ca

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Branch Motor Control Updated from Allen-Bradley

Gary Mintchell

Here is my second piece of news from the foundation level of the enterprise pyramid. I lien’t think I’d write about motor control again. This news from Rockwell Automation announces a complete revision to its Allen-Bradley Branch Motor Control & Protection Solutions. The recent overhaul of its motor control components within its Branch Motor Control & Protection Solution was brought on by the need for updating full systems where components are used to turn on and off motors of all sizes

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ComInTec shaft collars

Design World

Components for machines like DIN 705 locking rings, thick washers, and threaded ring nuts are essential in the assembling to stop and place a bearing or other components, or as a stop ledge. In steel fully turned. Good surface finishing with edge deburring. Burnishing or galvanizing surface treatments. Economic and available in stock. On request […] The post ComInTec shaft collars appeared first on Design World.

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How fabricators diversify revenue streams and find new customers

The Fabricator

Some custom and contract metal fabrication shops grow on the backs of just several large accounts. All seems well, until one of those “whale” accounts pulls its business.

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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.

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How design support and e-learning are addressing labor shortage

Design World

We recently asked several industry experts about trends they’re seeing in engineering training, software tools, and support. Here’s what those experts had to say. Meet the experts Nathan Andaya | Director Techline SBU • LINAK U.S. Boaz Eidelberg | CTO • SAAR Inc. James Gallant | Director of operations • ISL Products International Ltd.

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Role of Augmented Intelligence in Quality Inspection

Metrology

Augmented intelligence and artificial intelligence are both concepts that are often used interchangeably. However, the difference between the two has important implications for our understanding and expectations of technology. Here, The post Role of Augmented Intelligence in Quality Inspection appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Redline buys Georgia-based Quality Holdings

Plastics News

Fresh off being named a finalist for Processor of the Year, Redline Plastics LLC has made an acquisition to boost its rotational molding capacity.

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Three things to consider before investing in mobile robotics

Design World

Most businesses with warehousing functions can realize greater efficiency, safety, and productivity from autonomous mobile robotics. For those ready to make the leap but unsure where to start, following are key industry trends and considerations. By Kelly Schroder | Business Development Specialist — Americas • Conductix-Wampfler The autonomous mobile robot (AMR) market saw a massive… The post Three things to consider before investing in mobile robotics appeared first on Design World.

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By Cracking a Metal 3D-Printing Conundrum, Researchers Propel the Technology Toward Widespread Application

NIST Manufacturing

Gaps in our understanding of what happens within metal during the process have made results inconsistent. But a new breakthrough could grant an unprecedented level of mastery.

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Display Pack Installation Will Increase Recycled PET Use

Plastics Today

Drying system from Starlinger produces food-grade rPET for thermoforming applications from post-consumer flake, in-house regrind scrap, and pelletized material.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Material Insights: Polypropylene production — both virgin and recycled — in the spotlight

Plastics News

Today we have news about the startup of an integrated polypropylene resin and feedstock complex in Canada, plus an update on when a major polypropylene recycler plans to start production.

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Understanding Thermal and Pressure Safety Valves for Fluid Flow Systems

Control.com

Safety is a concern in any system containing potential energy, whether electrical, chemical, or fluid. Each has methods of protection, and for fluid systems, certain shutoff valves are used in situations when excess pressure can be a problem.

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State of Smart Manufacturing Study Released

Metrology

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has announced the results of the 8th annual ‘State of Smart Manufacturing Report.’ The global study surveyed The post State of Smart Manufacturing Study Released appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Amazon cuts 9,000 more jobs, bringing 2023 total to 27,000

Canadian Manufacturing

Amazon plans to eliminate 9,000 more jobs in the next few weeks, CEO Andy Jassy said in a memo to staff on Monday. The job cuts would mark the second largest round of layoffs in the company’s history, adding to the 18,000 employees the tech giant said it would lay off in January. The company’s workforce doubled during the pandemic, however, in the midst of a hiring surge across almost the entire tech sector.

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5 Ways New Manufacturing Companies Are Accelerating Innovation

Next-gen manufacturers are redesigning factories to enable agility at every stage of production. From more timely communication between engineers and technicians to technologies that empower real-time collaboration, they’re getting ahead by making iterations and improvements during a build, across the production line at scale. This level of flexibility means they can develop more quickly than their legacy counterparts.

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Amazon set to axe a further 9,000 jobs worldwide

E&T

Andy Jassy, chief executive of the technology giant, told staff that the move will reduce jobs in its web services, advertising, PXT solutions division and its Twitch livestreaming arm. The cuts come on top of 18,000 job cuts the business had already announced in January. In the same month, Amazon revealed its intention to shut three UK warehouses and seven delivery stations, affecting more than 1,200 further jobs.

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Italian Know-How for India’s Energy Transition and Manufacturing Growth

Dinesh Mishra

ITALIAN TECH in INDIA The Embassy of Italy in New Delhi, the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai, and the IICCI – Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry are proud to announce the successful conclusion of the “ITALIAN TECH in INDIA” exhibition. The initiative was a one-of-a-kind platform and a world-premiere, that showcased a selection of Italian technologies and innovations manufactured in India across 4 sectors, including Automotive and Auto-components, Machinery and M

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How to Automate the Mechanical Tasks in Your Company Better

Robotics Automation News

Most contemporary businesses can benefit from task automation. People have been automating processes since the water wheel, but we can achieve groundbreaking levels only with computer systems. Task automation can help your business grow and compete with larger establishments. You will save money on routine manual labor and avoid human error simultaneously.

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This week's issue is out now | March 20, 2023

Plastics News

Happy Monday and happy first day of spring to those of us in North America! This week's issue breaks open construction season with a deep dive at the housing outlook for 2023 and what to expect in 2024. Look for it later this week on PlasticsNews.com. Reporter Catherine Kavanaugh covers composite decking improvements, cladding , trim and even toilet seats.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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What to Wear for Cycling in Cold Weather

Robotics Automation News

Cycling is a fantastic way to stay fit and healthy, but it can be challenging to stay comfortable and safe on your bike when the temperatures drop. Whether commuting to work or going for a leisurely ride, it’s essential to dress appropriately for the weather.

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Energy firms face ‘tsunami’ of industrial action, union warns

E&T

According to Unite, around 1,400 offshore workers across five companies are planning to strike, which could bring platforms and offshore installations to a “standstill”. The latest round of industrial action will hit BP, CNRI, EnQuest, Harbour, Ithaca, Shell and Total. Fossil fuel extractors have enjoyed bumper profits over the last year as the war in Ukraine ramped up pressure on the oil and gas markets.

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Electronex co-locates with AMW at the MCEC this May

Manufacturer's Monthly

Electronex – the Electronics Design and Assembly Expo – returns to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 10 -11 May 2023. First held in 2010 and alternating between Melbourne and Sydney, Electronex is Australia’s major exhibition for companies using electronics in design, assembly, manufacture and service in Australia. The SMCBA Electronics Design and Manufacture Conference will also be held featuring technical workshops from international and local experts.

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The evolution of car technology

Robotics Automation News

While there is a certain charm when it comes to classic cars, or cars that are a little bit older, they can leave you having a less than comfortable journey.

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How Legacy Tools Are Failing Inventive Manufacturing Engineers

Bringing new and improved products to market takes more than just good ideas. It requires agile, iterative production, and real-time collaboration. Most manufacturers recognize the risk of not adapting, but they’re hampered by technologies like MES that haven’t kept up with the pace of hardware innovation. As new manufacturers enter the market with technologically progressive ways of building at scale, existing manufacturers must adapt to stay relevant.

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Research Consortium Targets Climate-Friendly Headlamp Concept

Plastics Today

The Nalyses research project looks at the product’s entire life cycle, aiming to apply polycarbonate in sustainable automotive illumination.

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Tour the RSA Conference 2023 Security Operations Center

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

EXPOSURE: The Information We Divulge On A Public Wireless Network Register now for your free tour at the RSA Conference Security Operations Center (SOC), where engineers are monitoring all traffic on… Read more on Cisco Blogs

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Monash Precinct Network paves the way for research, manufacturing growth

AU Manufacturing

Matt Fregon MP, Victorian Member for Ashwood, has formally launched the Monash Precinct Network, which will hasten the city’s development as a major hub for global research and manufacturing. The creation of the network, which has been led by Monash University as a founding partner, brings together business, science, and education organisations with the government to foster the connections and collaboration necessary to guarantee ongoing innovation.

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How can Cisco help with staffing shortages?

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Retailers have been under pressure as inflation, supply chain problems, and recession threatens consumer spending, impacting their bottom line.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Unstoppable ABB film series advocates for diversity in industry

Manufacturer's Monthly

Global technology company ABB has launched its new film series – Unstoppable – to promote diversity and profile three remarkable female leaders in the mining, pulp and paper, and metals industries. Unstoppable highlights the inspiring stories of three women who have broken down barriers and made significant contributions to their respective industries.

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Queensland’s Ferra Engineering to expand Indian presence with new partnership

AU Manufacturing

Ferra Engineering has signed a partnership agreement with Indian precision engineering company Dynamatic Technologies to enhance scale and capabilities in strategic aerospace manufacturing. The memorandum of understanding inked by the two companies today will allow Ferra to expand its capabilities in India, which will enhance the Australian company’s manufacturing base in support of Australian programs delivered from its headquarters in Queensland.

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Endeavour Awards introduces new category: Leader of the Year 

Manufacturer's Monthly

Endeavour Awards 2023, a premier awards program for the manufacturing industry , will see a new category that recognises senior leadership and their contributions to their company and industry. The Leader of the Year award recognises a leader who holds a senior position (executive, manager, director, or equivalent) in a private, not-for-profit, or government organisation who has effectively shaped their business’ success, delivered financial growth, significantly and positively impacted the bus

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Northern Territory highlights critical minerals credentials in new report

AU Manufacturing

Minister for Mining and Industry Nicole Manison announced that recent data found the cost of critical minerals exploration in the Northern Territory increased by about 30 per cent in 2022 to $198.6 million –up from $153.4 million in 2021. The government said that critical minerals are used in the manufacturing of cutting-edge technology including computers, mobile phones, fibre-optic cables, semiconductors, and banknotes, as well as in the military, aerospace, and medical fields.

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Mastering Digital Transformation: Your Guide to a Successful MES Implementation

70% of digital transformation projects fail (BCG, 2020). In an industry where most large software implementations falter, we recognize the importance of planning, optimization, and execution. With over 25 years of industry experience and countless successful implementations, MASS Group is opening the vault of tips and tricks to provide a complimentary step-by-step guide in implementing a Work-In-Progress (WIP) tracking software.