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Struggles at Belfast’s Titanic shipyard reflect UK’s faded naval power

The Guardian Manufacturing

Attempts by Harland & Wolff to restore the city’s industrial prowess could be dashed as the new government beds in, but the famous firm is already in choppy waters elsewhere The Harland & Wolff (H&W) shipyard in Belfast is famous for having built the Titanic, the largest passenger ship of its time before it hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic.

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New facility turns hard plastics into 3D printer feedstock

Manufacturer's Monthly

Renew IT Founder and CEO James Lancaster and UNSW SMaRT Centre Founder and Director, Professor Veena Sahajwalla. Image: UNSW A collaboration between UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology (SMaRT) and Renew IT has begun turning discarded hard plastics into 3D printer feedstock. A UNSW-invented Plastics Filament MICROfactorie Technology module has been installed at the IT asset management company, Renew IT’s Sydney warehouse in Lane Cove, Sydney.

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UK will press for job promises in return for Port Talbot investment

The Guardian Manufacturing

New business secretary Jonathan Reynolds confirms that negotiations with owner Tata Steel are continuing The UK will press for “job guarantees” in return for taxpayer-funded investment during talks with the Indian-owned Tata Steel about the future of its flagship Port Talbot site. The new business secretary, Jonathan Reynolds, said he believed there was a “better deal available” for the south Wales site and the steel industry as a whole, as he confirmed on Sunday that negotiations with Tata were

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Perth contractor chosen for Collie battery project

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: The Desert Photo/stock.adobe.com Perth-based company SCEE Electrical has won a $50 million contract to help build Collie’s big battery storage system’s link to the power grid. Synergy awarded the contract to construct the switchyard works to SCEE Electrical, which is already undertaking $160 million worth of civil, electrical, and major equipment installation works.

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A Journey to Efficiency & Excellence in Manufacturing

Foundation Wellness, an orthotic and foot care product leader, transformed its manufacturing by implementing the Manufacturing Execution System FORCE MES FLEX from FORCAM ENISCO. Previously hindered by manual data collection, the company needed more efficiency and a proactive approach. Adopting an MES enhanced data visibility and enabled data-driven decision-making.

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Nano Dimension to Acquire Desktop Metal – Creating a Leader in Additive Manufacturing

Metrology

Nano Dimension and Desktop Metal have jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Nano Dimension will acquire all outstanding shares of Desktop Metal in an all-cash transaction. The transaction represents a 27.3% premium to Desktop Metal’s closing price for total consideration of approximately $183 million. The post Nano Dimension to Acquire Desktop Metal – Creating a Leader in Additive Manufacturing appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online

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Australian Government acquires precision loitering munition

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: DEN_EFC/stock.adobe.com The Australian Government has acquired the Switchblade 300 precision loitering munitions system to provide a critical combat edge and to add to drone capabilities available to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The Switchblade 300 is a lightweight, portable precision loitering munition system with superior payload, range, time to target, and operator functionality.

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Weld Australia receives global recognition for technical training

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: weerasak/stock.adobe.com Weld Australia has been awarded the Andre Leroy Prize at the 2024 International Institute of Welding (IIW) Awards, held during the IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference on Welding and Joining in Rhodes, Greece. This accolade recognises Weld Australia’s contribution to the Manufacturing and Engineering (MEM) Training Package, which significantly improved scientific and technical training in welding processes and quality control of welded joints.

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Introductory Guide for Implementing Motion Control with PLC’s

DO Supply

Ever watched a robot arm assemble a car with the precision of a master surgeon and wondered, “How on earth does it do that?” The secret lies in motion control, a key player in the industrial automation game. Motion control ensures that machinery moves exactly as intended, whether it’s positioning, velocity, or acceleration. At the… The post Introductory Guide for Implementing Motion Control with PLC’s first appeared on Do Supply Tech Support.

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Sovereign rail manufacturing in sight

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: ICN In good news for Australia’s rail manufacturing industry, the NSW Government will spend billions of dollars to replace the Tangara fleet of suburban passenger trains, with a 50 per cent of domestic manufacturing target. This target, however, could easily be higher, according to Industry Capability Network (ICN) NSW Advanced Manufacturing Manager, Marcus Batten.

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Tapmatic Showcases Deburring Tool for a Consistent Edge Break

Modern Machine Shop

Source: Tapmatic Corp. Tapmatic Corp. announces the DeBurr-Z cutting tool with floating capabilities in compression and extension. These capabilities enable the tool to follow top or underside edges of the workpiece, even when they are not clearly defined. The tool is designed to make programming simpler and to provide a controlled and consistent edge break.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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New investment aimed at reducing energy costs for SMEs

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Vadim/stock.adobe.com Small and medium businesses will be able to obtain cheaper finance for solar, batteries, and more energy-efficient vehicles and equipment, with a new $50 million Federal Government investment to support discounted loans. Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, said the investment will help Australian businesses in reducing their operating costs.

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Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Accessories Provide Faster Cycle Times

Modern Machine Shop

Tandem Thread Whirling Unit. Source: Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Marubeni Citizen-Cincom features demonstations of engineered accessories for Cincom and Miyano, and how they work intuitively with Citizen machines. The Tandem Thread Whirling Unit was originally designed for complicated bone screw machining. It can be used on all complex threaded components to run faster cycles and greater throughput.

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Atlas Copco Rental ensures power continuity for leading global yeast manufacturer

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Atlas Copco Specialty Rental We all know just how critical uptime is for any industrial-scale production facility, but when your entire operations gravitate around the health and survival of living organisms it can be a matter of life and death. Literally! Whilst executing one of their major energy efficiency investment projects, a leading producer of yeasts for the baking industry, called on Atlas Copco Rental, the most trusted provider of agile industrial solutions as a partner to e

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Renishaw Metal AM System Reduces Build Times

Modern Machine Shop

Source: Renishaw Inc. Renishaw ’s Tempus technology enables users of RenAM 500 series metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems to reduce build times by up to 50%, according to the company. The technology uses advanced scanning algorithms that sequence the layer data to maximize productivity while maintaining part quality. Tempus technology is standard with the new RenAM 500 Ultra system, as well as advanced process monitoring software.

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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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METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 8th July

Metrology

Summary of headline metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days. The post METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 8th July appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Western Australian education reaches new enrolment milestone

Manufacturer's Monthly

KOTO/stock.adobe.com The WA Government’s investment in affordable training has resulted in a new record of over 153,800 publicly funded vocational course enrollments recorded in 2023. The investment includes the $250 million TAFE capital works program and an additional $25 million investment in equipment modernisation. The investment is aimed at supporting local businesses by targeting priority sectors and diverse cohorts, ensuring the state is equipped with a skilled workforce essential

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Machine Vision Brings Sight and Insight to Industry 5.0 Strategies

Metrology

The next phase of the ongoing development of the industrial sector is being referred to as Industry 5.0, or 5IR for short. Rather than launching a revolution, 5IR seeks to expand on the foundation established by its predecessor, Industry 4.0, which forever disrupted the industrial landscape by introducing big data, automation, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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New From KEYENCE: IV4 Vision Sensor and FR Series Radar Level Sensor

Control.com

Two new sensor families from KEYENCE include a vision system with AI for counting, triggers, and OCR, as well as a radar level sensor with up to 15 meters of sensing range.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Starrett Redefine Comparative Indicating Measurement

Metrology

The L.S. Starrett Company has announced the introduction of its No. W4900 Wireless Digital Electronic Indicator innovation, a precision measurement gage featuring touchscreen technology, multiple resolution and color settings, digital and analog readouts in the same indicator, seven languages, wireless output and many other unique features. The post Starrett Redefine Comparative Indicating Measurement appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Technology Review and Sourcing Guide 2024: Mold Materials

Mold Making Technology

Source | American Quality Molds

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Precision Partnership Elevates Battery Component Manufacturing

Metrology

IntriPlex Technologies, a global leader in precision metal-stamping solutions, continues to push the boundaries of manufacturing excellence by integrating Nikon Metrology's cutting-edge iNEXIV VMA-2520 video measuring system into its California facility. The post Precision Partnership Elevates Battery Component Manufacturing appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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UC San Diego, MIT researchers create Open-TeleVision, an immersive teleoperation system

Robotics Business Review

A Unitree H1 robot performing unloading tasks using Open-TeleVision. | Source: MIT, UC San Diego Teleoperation can be a powerful method, not only for performing complex tasks, but also for collecting on-robot data. This data is essential for robot learning from demonstrations, as teleoperation offers accurate and precise examples, plus natural and smooth trajectories for imitation learning.

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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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ZEISS Introduces Compact CMM for Precise Measurement of Large Volume Parts

Metrology

ZEISS has launched the ZEISS MMZ 1 table CMM, designed specifically for large workpieces and applications that require highly accurate contact measurements. This machine excels in evaluating size, form, and location measurements with exceptional precision. Equipped with the ZEISS VAST XT gold probe head mounted on a silicon carbide ram, the ZEISS MMZ 1 offers enhanced temperature stability.

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DN Solutions VMC Enables Seamless Machining of Complex Parts

Modern Machine Shop

Source: DN Solutions DN Solutions features the DVF 5000 Second Generation, the latest member of its family of simultaneous five-axis vertical machining centers. The DVF 5000 Second Generation features a large table, increased work envelope, faster speeds and other enhanced features. The DVF 5000 Second Generation facilitates the seamless machining of complex shapes and curved surfaces in a single setup.

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Big Data vs. Smart Data: Transforming Process Control in Manufacturing

Metrology

In today's manufacturing landscape, the terms 'Big Data' and 'Smart Data' have become essential buzzwords, signifying a pivotal transformation in how production processes are managed and optimized. Both concepts are integral to the industry’s advancement, but understanding their distinct roles and applications is crucial for leveraging their full potential.

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Digital Readout Device Enhances Hole Boring Precision

Mold Making Technology

Source | Allied Machine and Engineering Holemaking and finishing cutting tools manufacturer Allied Machine and Engineering is highlighting the Wohlhaupter 3E TECH+ digital readout module. Ideal for mold builders looking to make diameter adjustments right at the machine, the 3E TECH+ digital readout module provides its users with ease of use; 1 µm diameter adjustments ensures high visibility for precision boring.

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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Enhanced PMI Library Improves CMM Productivity

Metrology

ZEISS is releasing a new version of the standard software for measuring technology on the market: ZEISS CALYPSO 2024 with many new features and improvements for different user groups. The software comprehensively analyzes the data from ZEISS coordinate measuring machines obtained with tactile and optical measurements is continuously enhanced by the company.

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