August, 2023

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5 steps to automation success in metal manufacturing

The Fabricator

Looking to automate your metal fabrication operations? Here's what your shop needs: foster a culture that embraces automation, identify your goals, pick a process that will have the greatest operational impact, and then communicate clearly and document comprehensively.

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The Finnish Startup CloEE Launches AI-powered SaaS for Discrete Manufacturing in the US

Manufacturing Tomorrow

Top Helsinki-based data-collection startup CloEE aims to lead industrial digitalization and sustainability tracking while capturing a significant share of the US market.

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Aluminum Etc.: The future looks bright for aluminum in manufacturing

The Fabricator

Gina Cutts says the future of aluminum in manufacturing looks promising as manufacturers rally around the positives rather than the negatives associated with aluminum products.

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Supply Chain as a Service

Dinesh Mishra

What is supply chain as a service? Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS) refers to a business model in which companies outsource certain or all aspects of their supply chain management to specialized service providers. These providers offer a range of services, such as warehousing, transportation, inventory management, order fulfillment, and logistics. The core idea behind SCaaS is to allow companies to focus on their core competencies while relying on experts to manage their supply chain operations

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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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Europe's reliance on fossil fuel energy falls to record low, study finds

E&T

The amount of electricity that the EU generated from fossil fuels in 2023 has hit a record low, according to clean energy thinktank Ember. The 27-nation bloc produced 410TWh of electricity from polluting sources, amounting to 33 per cent of the EU’s total power in the first half of this year. This is the lowest amount based on available data. The drop in fossil fuel generation was driven by a 4.6 per cent (-61TWh) fall in demand for electricity, prompted by high gas and power prices, as well a

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Six months of growth for UK car production

SMMT

UK car production surges 31.6% in July marking sixth consecutive month of growth. Double digit rises in demand from overseas and UK, up 36.1% and 13.7% respectively. Year-to-date, factories turn out 526,619 cars, with volumes up 14.2% on first seven months of 2022. UK car production surged in July, rising 31.6% to mark the sixth consecutive month of growth, according to the latest figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 76,451 units rolled off factory li

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Kickstart: Plastics recycling 101

Plastics News

Plastics recycling 101 The community where I live, Van Buren Township, Mich., recently negotiated a new solid waste collection contract. The bad news is now we're paying $165.84 per year for service. It used to be free in exchange for hosting a landfill. But there's good news, too. We all received brand-new 64-gallon recycling carts for free! This is, by far, the biggest recycling container I've ever owned.

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Samsara Eco to open R&D centre to scale infinite plastic recycling

Manufacturer's Monthly

Australian enviro-tech startup, Samsara Eco , is creating Australia’s first infinite recycling Research & Development (R&D) facility. Positioned within the Poplars Innovation Precinct at Jerrabomberra, Queanbeyan in Regional NSW , the new R&D facility will provide a new home base for Samsara Eco to scale its patented enzymatic capabilities and will serve as a key milestone for the company as it moves towards recycling 1.5 million tonnes of plastic per annum by 2030.

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Twenty Three selects Tennessee for first U.S. manufacturing facility

The Fabricator

Twenty Three, a global LED housing and framing producer based in Belgium, has announced it will invest $3 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operations in Gallatin, Tenn.

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‘Technical issue’ causes travel chaos across UK airports

E&T

The UK’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS) said the technical fault was “identified and remedied” on Monday evening, but “significant disruptions” are set to continue over the next few days as airlines work to clear the flight backlog. The technical problem was revealed at 12.15pm on Monday, causing staff to have to input flight plans manually until the automatic system was recovered at 3.15pm.

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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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A Tale of Two Standards | Comparing Analog Voltage and Current

Control.com

Analog voltage and current are the dominating standards for industrial technology. Is one format better than the other? And if so, why do both signal types still exist in modern systems?

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Duke vs. Texas Tech: A Clash of Titans in College Basketball

Robotics Automation News

Get prepared for an epic showdown as Duke vs. Texas Tech face off in a high-stakes college basketball in shape. This article explores the history, key players, techniques, and predictions for this thrilling sport. College basketball enthusiasts mark your calendars because an electrifying showdown is on the horizon.

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Plastics market researcher pain-free thanks to PE medical application

Plastics News

If Hollywood ever gets around to making a Plastic Man movie, Jeremy Pafford should get an audition for the main role. Pafford covered plastics markets for more than a decade for research firm ICIS. He recently posted a photo on LinkedIn about a medical procedure. "So I had a little work done in the past few weeks to unwind what has been a two-years-long pinched nerve in my neck," Pafford wrote.

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Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania to deliver the world’s largest battery electric ship

Manufacturer's Monthly

Incat Tasmania is leading the world in producing pure-electric lightweight zero-emission ferries and has nearly completed a ship for an international customer. Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania has under construction the largest lightweight battery electric ship, coming in at 130 metres in length , and is being constructed for delivery to its South American customer, Buquebus.

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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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Be Pro Be Proud aims to change perception of trades with Draft Day

The Fabricator

The executive director of Be Pro Be Proud, Andrew Parker, discusses the effort's skilled workforce initiative, Draft Day events, mobile trailers, successes, and recruitment advice.

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New pipeline proposed to export Scotland hydrogen to mainland Europe

E&T

The country already boasts one of the most developed wind power sectors globally – the energy can be used to produce carbon-neutral ‘green’ hydrogen, which is produced by splitting water via electrolysis into hydrogen and oxygen. It also has access to considerable supplies of oil and gas in the North Sea. This can be used to make ‘blue’ hydrogen, which is not carbon neutral.

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Talent Talk: Which Hiring Contest Do You Want to Compete In?

Plastics Today

In today’s labor environment, hiring the best candidate is both a war and a race. The good news is that you only need to win one of those contests, and you get to choose which one.

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Guest Experience: Recollections that will Endure Forever

Robotics Automation News

As vacation rental owners, our main objective is to furnish our guests with a vital and pleasant experience during their visit. By making an inviting and agreeable air, vacation rentals scottsdale az can guarantee that your guests feel at ease and leave with affectionate recollections that will endure forever.

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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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Fatal explosion at Caribbean recycler caused by methane, poor ventilation

Plastics News

The slow buildup of methane gas and inadequate ventilation may have led to a catastrophic explosion at a plastics recycling facility in the Dominican Republic, according to a preliminary report by the city's fire department. Thirty-three people lost their lives and many others were injured in the Aug. 14 blast and fire in downtown San Cristóbal. Authorities in the Caribbean nation say it occurred on the premises of a recycling company called Vidal Plast.

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Next Level EDI With Cloud Computing and Modern Mapping Technology

Seeburger

We began this EDI modernization blog series by exploring ways to overcome EDI system challenges with legacy modernization and transmit data via EDI using API-led B2B integration.

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The future of software in precision sheet metal fabrication

The Fabricator

Precision sheet metal fabricators deal with an extraordinary number of jobs. The amount of data to manage can be immense. Here, software will play an increasingly important role.

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Eye tracking system determines drivers’ ability to take back control from autopilot

E&T

The research found that people’s attention levels and how engrossed they are in on-screen activities can be detected from their eye movements. Although fully autonomous driverless cars are not yet available for personal use, cars with a ‘driverless’ autopilot mode are available for commercial private use in some locations, including Germany and certain US states.

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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.

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Wittmann Battenfeld Flexes Its Expertise at Fakuma

Plastics Today

Booth highlights include the automated production of a bubble level and micro membrane for a high-end speaker molded from a thermoplastic and liquid silicone.

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Why Would We Choose WordPress Website Development Services?

Robotics Automation News

WordPress is considered one of the most powerful content management systems. The WordPress platform permits the creation of your blog or website. It has custom plugins and template systems, making customization easy for further cms development. WordPress platform is the perfect place for personalized service, like you can customize websites that fit your business needs.

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Xaloy invests $7.5M in Ohio innovation center

Plastics News

The facility will create 29 R&D and manufacturing jobs after it opens early next year; the company's goal is to become a pioneer of sustainable solutions.

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Machine Shops Move Beyond Metal Removal Rate as a Measure of Success

Modern Machine Shop

Does metal removal rate (MRR) now matter less than it once did? I am coming to think that, in a sense, the answer is yes. The role of machining — what we’re asking machine tools to do, how we are asking them to deliver value — has shifted, and an emphasis toward lighter cuts over aggressive cuts is a defining hallmark of this shift.

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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Understanding XML and Data Exchange Formats for Industrial Settings

Control.com

The basic component of data exchange between devices, machines, and embedded systems serves as a hallmark foundation in every organization’s Industry 4.0 implementation process.

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UK must regulate AI or risk falling behind, MPs warn

E&T

The UK’s plan to become a leader on AI technologies could be curtailed by the legislative advances of other nations, according to ministers on the Commons Science, Innovation and Technology Select Committee. The MPs have urged Sunak to introduce the legislation on the King’s Speech, scheduled for 7 November. Otherwise the earliest legislation could become law would be 2025, and then it would risk being overshadowed by international bills such as the EU’s AI Act, which would “become the de facto

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Harnessing The Power of Fusion Energy

Metrology

To ensure a perfect fitting of the different sections of the torus, AsorCAD used the Creaform MetraSCAN 3D scanner for the toroidal components and the MaxSHOT 3D photogrammetry system for the large-scale parts. The post Harnessing The Power of Fusion Energy appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Key Considerations for Successful Custom Enterprise Software Development

Robotics Automation News

Dealing in the competitive business market is just a matter of time to overwhelm your business excitement. Anyone, anytime, can overrun you with their unique benefits and alluring services for the consumers. The modern world goes with vibes and perspectives. If you do not go customized, then they will find something new.

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A Low-Risk, Incremental Approach to Smart Manufacturing for Small & Medium Manufacturers

This guidebook discusses how small/medium manufacturers have implemented Smart Manufacturing initiatives and realized benefits such as increased productivity as well as higher levels of coordination and speed within the enterprise and supply chain.