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Unleashing potential: The role of software development in advancing robotics

Robotics Business Review

A robotics strategy should consider software development in parallel, says Radixweb. Source: Adobe Stock In today’s fast-tech era, robotics engineering is transforming multiple industrial sectors. From cartesian robots to robotaxis, cutting-edge technologies are automating applications in logistics, healthcare, finance, and manufacturing. Moreover, automation uses modern software to execute multiple tasks or even one specific task with minimal human interference.

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Techman Robot Launches High-Payload Cobot With Built-In AI Technology

Control.com

Techman Robot has released its newest collaborative robot, the TM30S. The TM30S features heavy-lifting power and AI machine learning capability, giving users enhanced robotic capabilities.

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Curious how to get started as a metal sculptor? Established artists share tips

The Fabricator

Three artists weigh in on what new metal artists should have at their disposal for that first project and share advice on what they’ve learned along the way.

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Engineering the energy transition

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Engineers Australia The shift to renewable and clean energy sources requires innovative engineering solutions that ensure reliability, cost-effectiveness and sustainability. On 22 August 2024, Engineers Australia will deliver the Climate Smart Engineering Conference (CSE24), with some of the profession’s best and brightest thought leaders and stakeholders to navigate one of the most critical challenges in tackling climate change – the clean energy transition.

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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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Startup Gains Funding for Industrial Production of Medical-Grade Elastin

Plastics Today

Seven-figure investment will help launch what matrihealth officials call the first known facility to produce medical-quality elastin at industrial scale.

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Getting more energy options on the table for manufacturing sectors

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Jemena It is the energy solution that could help underpin the Federal Government’s plan for a Future Made in Australia. As thousands of manufacturers and heavy industry players take on the challenge of reducing both emissions and operating costs, renewable gas is emerging as a critical piece in the nation’s future energy puzzle. Renewable gas solutions like biomethane are set to help hard-to-abate sectors in reducing emissions efficiently and affordably.

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Partnership To Globally Advance AI Vision At The Edge

Metrology

Aetina, a provider of Edge AI solutions, and Tupl, an innovator in AI-powered operations automation, have announced a global technological partnership to accelerate the adoption of AI vision solutions at the edge in factories worldwide. The post Partnership To Globally Advance AI Vision At The Edge appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Machine Monitoring Spurs Shop's Meteoric Growth

Modern Machine Shop

EPTAM Precision Plastics has relied on machine monitoring and benchmarking from Datanomix for years, using it during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to optimize production and meet rising demand for semiconductor parts. This success ( which we previous covered in 2021 ) proved to be only the first of many, and EPTAM has continued to implement new Datanomix features to achieve multiple years of 15% year-over-year growth.

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Improved CMM Measuring Software Promotes Productivity and Safety

Metrology

CMM manufacturer LK Metrology has announced the release of the latest version of its measurement, programming, simulation, analysis and reporting software. CAMIO 2024 features upgraded performance in several key areas to increase productivity and enhance safety, in the quality control department and shorten the lead-time from component production to completion of inspection.

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Fischer Spindles Support Large-Format, High-Production Work

Modern Machine Shop

Source: Fischer USA Inc. Under the theme of “Technology Leader with Perfect Rotation,” Fischer USA Inc. displays its branded spindles, offers a new service and introduces the expansion of its repair services and exchange programs for non-Fischer spindle brands to the North American market. The company cites 85 years of experience in high-performance machine tool spindle design, in-house manufacturing and repair services.

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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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Flexxbotics Delivers Robot Compatibility with Renishaw Machine Tool Probes for In-Line Inspection

Metrology

Flexxbotics, delivering workcell digitalization for robot-driven manufacturing, has announced advanced robotic machine tending compatible for in-line inspection with connectivity for the entire range of Renishaw inspection probes. Now, companies can enable robot-driven manufacturing with Flexxbotics using Renishaw to achieve precision quality with six sigma consistency and greater capacity.

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Manufacturing PMI® at 48.7%; May 2024 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Fastener News Desk

NEWS PROVIDED BY: Institute for Supply Management Jun 03, 2024, 10:00 ET New Orders and Backlogs Contracting; Production and Employment Growing; Supplier Deliveries Faster; Raw Materials Inventories Contracting; Customers’ Inventories Too Low; Prices Increasing; Exports and Imports Growing TEMPE, Ariz. , June 3, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in May for the second consecutive month and the 18th time in the last 19 months , say the nat

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Navigating The Shift To Automated Manufacturing With 3D Scanning

Metrology

This article provides insights into how manufacturing companies can harness the potential of 3D scanners within automated environments. It also offers guidance for adopting approaches that balance initial technology investments with future scalability toward end-to-end automation. The post Navigating The Shift To Automated Manufacturing With 3D Scanning appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Growth Requires Mold Builder/Molder to Shift Tooling Focus to Maintenance, Repair and Replacement

Mold Making Technology

Minnesota-based Dynamic Group is a precision injection mold builder and plastic injection molder operating in two facilities located 11 miles apart built upon the philosophy of early adoption of business practices and technologies. Source (All Images) Dynamic Group Who is Dynamic Group? Brian Kalina, director, tooling operations, Dynamic Group: We are a precision injection mold builder and plastic injection molder operating in two facilities located 11 miles apart.

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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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API Unveils Redesigned XD Laser and All-New Wireless SwivelCheck for Enhanced Machine Tool Calibration

Metrology

API has announced the release of its redesigned XD Laser and the all-new wireless SwivelCheck. These innovations mark a significant leap forward in machine tool calibration, delivering enhanced performance and user convenience. The post API Unveils Redesigned XD Laser and All-New Wireless SwivelCheck for Enhanced Machine Tool Calibration appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Verisurf, Scantech Sign Metrology Solutions Agreement

Modern Machine Shop

Source: Verisurf Software Inc. & Scantech Digital Inc. Verisurf Software Inc. and Scantech Digital Inc. have entered a metrology solutions agreement. Under this agreement, Verisurf offers complete metrology solutions by combining its model-based inspection, measurement and reverse engineering software with training and live technical support, along with Scantech 3D scanners and optical trackers.

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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 10th June

Metrology

Summary of headline metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days. The post ‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 10th June appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Portable Wide Area CMM Adds Laser Scanning

Metrology

Keyence has launched an updated version of its WM Series Wide Area CMM, boasting a measurement range of up to 25 meters, enabling single-person measurements for targets of any size. This extensive measuring range is ideal for large targets, assemblies, and equipment across various industries. The post Portable Wide Area CMM Adds Laser Scanning appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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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.