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Southwest Research Institute to make robot programming more user friendly with SWORD

Robotics Business Review

SwRI Workbench for Offline Robotics Development allows manufacturing engineers to independently use complex robotics and simplifies motion planning for seasoned developers. Source: Southwest Research Institute An industry push for more automation is advancing the Robot Operating System, or ROS, beyond the academic and manufacturing domains into agriculture, automotive, retail, healthcare and more.

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M-2 Steel Pins Well Suited for Abrasive Applications

Mold Making Technology

Source | Progressive Components Progressive Components announces the release of its new M-2 ejector pins, which are especially suited for high wear resistance with abrasive materials. Engineered and manufactured to meet the demanding conditions of today’s injection molds, Progressive’s ejector pins feature tight tolerances held for sizing, roundness and straightness.

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WiM Announces 2024 Board of Directors

Modern Machine Shop

Source: Getty Images The Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) has announced the election of 20 members to its 2024 board of directors, who begin their terms on April 1, 2024. WiM is the a national and global trade association specifically dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing sector.

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REVO Multi-Sensor 5-axis Measurement System For CMMs

Metrology

The REVO system uses synchronised motion and 5-axis measurement technology to minimise the dynamic effects of CMM motion at ultra high measurement speeds. The post REVO Multi-Sensor 5-axis Measurement System For CMMs appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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Burgeoning Freight and Logistics Demands to Fuel Recovery of China’s Commercial Truck Industry

Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing

Truck electrification emerges as a major trend with electric powertrains set to reach 1 million units in 2030 on the back of technological improvements and government support. Commercial truck sales in China plunged from 3.7 million units in 2021 to 2.4 million units in 2022, reflecting a YoY decrease of 35.3%. This was attributed to, among factors, decelerated economic growth, reduced trade transactions, subdued manufacturing activities, pandemic effects, rising crude oil prices, a volatile rea

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LADAR Application | Automated Inspection Cell

Metrology

Watch how our rotary inspection cell setup is set to revolutionize shop floor 3D inspections with its high accuracy, full 6 AXIS movement, and 20,000 points per second data collection. The post LADAR Application | Automated Inspection Cell appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Threedy Secures $10.4 Million In Series A Investment Round

Metrology

Recognized last year at HANNOVER MESSE with the 'Digital Startup of the Year' award from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, Threedy, a specialist in industrial 3D data processing, has recently secured 10.4 million dollars in the latest Series A investment round. The post Threedy Secures $10.4 Million In Series A Investment Round appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Top 7 Strategic Imperatives Revolutionizing Digital Content Services

Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing

Is your organization prepared for the transformation in digital content services, and the strategic imperatives that are fueling this change? The digital content services ecosystem is on the cusp of a transformation driven by the exponential growth of internet users, increasing social media engagement, prolific mobile phone usage, and Web 3.0. Now, technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and extended reality (XR), coupled with evolving consumer behavior, and the ri

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Quantum Magnetometer Measures With Picotesla Precision

Metrology

The quantum magnetometer from Q.ANT enables high-precision magnetic field measurements. Its compact size and operation at room temperature open up a whole range of new applications in science and industry. The post Quantum Magnetometer Measures With Picotesla Precision appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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M-2 Steel Pins Well Suited for High-Heat Applications

Mold Making Technology

Source | Progressive Components Progressive Components announces the release of its new M-2 ejector pins, which are especially suited for high wear resistance with abrasive materials. Engineered and manufactured to meet the demanding conditions of today’s injection molds, Progressive’s ejector pins feature tight tolerances held for sizing, roundness and straightness.

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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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Enhanced Software Platform Improves Automated Visual Inspections

Metrology

Kitov.ai, a leading company in intelligent visual inspection solutions has announced significant improvements to its flagship software platform with the introduction of version 2.7. The latest version brings about enhanced user experience and expanded functionality, offering a more efficient and user-friendly workflow along with increased control options.

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Reasons to Use Fiber Lasers for Mold Cleaning

Mold Making Technology

When the fiber laser beam contacts the surface, it interacts with the coating on the mold — but not the mold itself — and then cleans the mold surface by transforming the coating into vapor or dust that then flakes off. Photo Credit: Rocklin Mfg. When a mold is contaminated with rust, dirt, grease, oil or other substances, it can damage the injection molding process and harm the quality of the molded products.

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Intelligent Surface Inspection Detects Defects

Metrology

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has developed a process that automatically evaluates the surface conditions of objects using video images, neural networks and machine learning. Intelligent surface inspection can help to improve defect testing. The post Intelligent Surface Inspection Detects Defects appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Sustainability a Core Value at Kraiburg TPE

Plastics Today

The supplier of thermoplastic elastomer compounds will showcase its extensive portfolio of sustainable materials at NPE2024.

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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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The Sound Of The Perfect Coating

Metrology

Sound waves can reveal surface properties. Parameters such as surface or coating quality of components can be analyzed nondestructively using lasers and sensors. In research and some industrial laboratories, this laser-induced surface wave spectroscopy has already become an established measurement technology. The post The Sound Of The Perfect Coating appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Selecting the Right PowerFlex Drive for Your Application

DO Supply

Selecting the most suitable PowerFlex drive for your application is essential to guarantee its effectiveness, dependability, and smooth functioning. There are a number of different PowerFlex drive series available, and each one has special characteristics and capabilities. Knowing the features and subtle differences of every drive is crucial to helping you make an educated choice.… The post Selecting the Right PowerFlex Drive for Your Application first appeared on Do Supply Tech Support.

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Manufacturer, Integrator, Software Developer: Wolfram Manufacturing is a Triple Threat

Modern Machine Shop

Wolfram Manufacturing’s use of machine monitoring data from its own program, OnTakt, is evident from the equipment on its floor. The data showed chip management was causing a bottleneck, so the shop now has more chip conveyors than machine tools. Photos provided by Wolfram Manufacturing. Wolfram Manufacturing started in 2011 as a machine shop in Austin, Texas.

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ANCA Grinding Machine Enables Versatile Tap Manufacturing

Modern Machine Shop

Source: ANCA CNC Machines US ANCA ’s TapX grinding machine is designed and integrated with automation to provide high productivity in mass production. As a one-machine solution with single clamping, it is well suited for manufacturing standard and special taps by eliminating the need for multiple grinding machines. Flexibility is a key feature of the tap grinding process on the TapX.

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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.