September, 2022

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Visibility & Resiliency: Letting Your Factory Work For You

Cisco Industrial Automation

I am consistently asked by our customers: How can manufacturers contain customer satisfaction without excessive overstock? How can manufacturers better predict the output of manufacturing? What is the impact of manpower, materials, and methods on OEE? Could there be a link between IT-OT infrastructure and manufacturing visibility and resiliency? Manufacturers are meeting these challenges by adopting a digital first model and many plan on accelerating their technology transformation to power real

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Emerson and Rockwell Automation Expand Cybersecurity Protections with Dragos

Automation World

Recent announcements highlight the extension of Emerson’s use of Dragos’s cybersecurity technology into its DeltaV DCS and Rockwell Automation’s use of responders from Dragos as part of its incident response program.

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IIoT solutions bring machine data to life to streamline and secure performance

Design World

IIoT solutions bring machine data to life to streamline and secure performance If you’re a machine builder trying to differentiate your company from the competition, you may be considering investing in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Today, there are numerous cloud-based manufacturing technologies that can dramatically improve production efficiency, reduce downtime, and streamline maintenance.… The post IIoT solutions bring machine data to life to streamline and secure perf

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Neubility partners with Samsung to launch delivery robots onto golf courses

Robotics Automation News

Delivery robots continue to expand their market while helping golf clubs’ technological makeover. Autonomous robot delivery platform startup Neubility has launched what it says is “the world’s first” self-driving robot service on a golf course. As part of that first start, Neubility has concluded an agreement with Korean Food Service Company, Samsung Welstory to provide […].

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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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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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New car market ends five months of decline ahead of plate change

SMMT

UK new car registrations stabilise, up 1.2% to 68,858 units during traditionally quiet pre-plate change August. Battery electric vehicle (BEV) uptake continues to grow, up 35.4%. Overall year to date market remains -35.3% down on pre-pandemic 2019. SEE CAR REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND DATA TABLE. The UK new car market rose by 1.2% in August, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Azure ramping up to 3D print homes with recycled plastic

Plastics News

Culver City, Calif.-based Azure Printed Homes Inc. will use additive manufacturing and recycled plastic to create tiny houses, backyard studios, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) — and maybe one day soon multistory modules.

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6 Common Automation Mistakes to Avoid

Automation World

Not all mistakes are created equal—most can be recovered from, but some leave a lasting impact. Here are 6 common mistakes that industry professionals and system integrators will want to watch out for.

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ABB survey reveals re-industrialization at risk from global “education gap” in automation

Design World

· 80% of education professionals say robots and automation will shape the future of employment over the next ten years · Yet only one in four education establishments use robots in teaching programs despite planned investment in robotics and automation by 70% of US and European businesses over the next three years due to supply… The post ABB survey reveals re-industrialization at risk from global “education gap” in automation appeared first on Design World.

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Intel’s new AI chip enables ‘real-time learning for robots’

Robotics Automation News

Intel Labs, in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Technology and the Technical University of Munich, has introduced a new approach to neural network-based object learning. It specifically targets future applications like robotic assistants that interact with unconstrained environments, including in logistics, healthcare or elderly care. This research is a crucial step in improving the […].

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AM Forward for American Supply Chain Resiliency: Neal Orringer, President of ASTRO America

Additive Manufacturing

Available in your favorite app: On this episode the AM Voices podcast, Adam J. Penna had a follow-up chat with Neal Orringer, President of ASTRO America, after hearing him speak on a panel at ASME’s AM Industry Summit back in June 2022. President Biden launched the ‘AM Forward’ initiative in May 2022. “One of the best ways to lower the cost of the goods and services that families rely on is to make more things in America, with more secure, resilient supply chains.” – White House fact

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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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Overcoming Autonomous Farming Misconceptions in California

Robotics Business Review

Monarch Tractor's recent petition to Cal/OSHA may have been denied, but this outcome is not the setback many fear. CEO Praveen Penmetsa shares why. The post Overcoming Autonomous Farming Misconceptions in California appeared first on Robotics Business Review.

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‘Future of Manufacturing’ Report Released

Metrology

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Autodesk, Inc. have released the results of their collaborative multiphase research project on the ‘Future of Manufacturing.’ To provide industry and academic. The post ‘Future of Manufacturing’ Report Released appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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3 Steps for Secure, Reliable Wireless Networks

Automation World

With the use of autonomous mobile robot and automated storage/retrieval systems growing, the need for safe, dependable Wi-Fi is critical. Moxa recommends three key steps to ensure viable industrial Wi-Fi connectivity.

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GE Digital achieves AWS Industrial Software competency status

Design World

GE Digital, a leading industrial software company, announced at HANNOVER MESSE USA that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Industrial Software Competency status. This designation recognizes that GE Digital provides an end-to-end toolchain for product design, production design, and production/operations on AWS to help customers run design and manufacturing entities without the need of… The post GE Digital achieves AWS Industrial Software competency status appeared first on Design Wor

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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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Autonomous truck maker Einride launches in Germany

Robotics Automation News

Autonomous truck startup Einride has launched into Europe’s largest transportation market – Germany. In conjunction with the official launch, Einride has signed an impressive list of local partners including global appliance leader Electrolux. Robert Falck, founder and CEO of Einride, says: “Germany is in the driving seat of Europe; where it goes others follow suit. […].

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Camp introduces girls to manufacturing and helps find that ‘maker gene’

The Fabricator

Middle-school-age girls at a Chicago-area manufacturing camp discover their maker gene by working with metal, designing on CAD, and operating machines, power tools. The GADgET Girls Camp at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill., was part of the Nuts, Bolts,andThingamajigs summer camp series.

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McKellar: 50% work bonus increase to boost pensioners’ workforce participation

AU Manufacturing

A 50 per cent increase in the aged pension work bonus is expected to provide greater flexibility for older Australians who want to return to the workforce, said Andrew McKellar, CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). . In a statement issued by the ACCI Monday, the increase, amounting to $4000, comes with changes to pension reapplication rules that will remove some barriers for pensioners who want to make a real difference in their lives and hello businesses facing workfor

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Sirmax to build third plant in Indiana

Plastics News

The new plant in Anderson, Ind., will cover almost 40,000 square feet and will allow Sirmax to make thermoplastic elastomers and compounds based on engineering resins in the U.S.

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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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Big Data Collection and Analysis

Automation World

A look at key insights gathered recently from Automation World’s research into industry’s use of Big Data collection and analytics technologies.

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Doosan Robotics Announces Strategic Partnership with Industrial Automation Supply

Design World

Doosan Robotics Inc., one of the world’s leading service robot and cobot manufacturers, announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Industrial Automation Supply (IAS), New England’s only Phoenix Contact Automation Elite Distribution Partner. IAS will serve as partner and reseller of Doosan’s M, H, and A-SERIES cobots across the Northeast. Doosan’s four M-SERIES cobot… The post Doosan Robotics Announces Strategic Partnership with Industrial Automation Supply appeared first on Desig

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MicroVision’s lidar solution now supported on Nvidia’s autonomous vehicle platform

Robotics Automation News

MicroVision, a maker of MEMS-based solid-state automotive lidar and advanced driver-assistance systems, says its Mavin DR dynamic view lidar system is now supported on the Nvidia Drive AGX platform. Mavin DR, MicroVision’s lidar sensor featuring a dynamic field of view, delivers high resolution at all ranges and with low latency, enabling new ADAS safety features […].

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CAD-based welding robot programming for lot sizes, big and small

The Fabricator

By nature, Petrosmith, a Texas manufacturer of surface production equipment for the oil and gas industry, is a low-volume/high-mix environment. To automate the welding and cutting of welded vessel parts, the robot system has to have some innovative features to allow efficient welding of lot sizes as small as one.

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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.

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Wheelstair – Start-Up Profile – Wheelchair Add-On Overcomes Operational Barriers

Robotics Business Review

Worldwide, over 10M people require a wheelchair, but these individuals often run up against barriers to their use. Wheelstair's solution, a wheelchair add-on technology, can overcome many of these obstacles. The post Wheelstair – Start-Up Profile – Wheelchair Add-On Overcomes Operational Barriers appeared first on Robotics Business Review.

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Adler buys mold maker R&D/Leverage to expand reach, capabilities

Plastics News

The purchase of the mold maker with operations in Missouri and the United Kingdom is the third deal in a year for Adler, adding blow mold production, new capabilities and greater geographic reach.

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Can SCADA/HMI Software Be Enterprise Software?

Automation World

On its own, the answer is clearly “no.” But when SCADA/HMI is the core of the platform, as it is with Ignition, Inductive Automation is demonstrating how the software can be used to connect IT and operations technology across the enterprise.

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Beckhoff offers “cabinetless automation” with Plug-and-Produce MX-System

Design World

The MX-System from Beckhoff is a flexible, space-saving and intelligent automation hardware system that can completely replace conventional control cabinets, creating entirely new levels of efficiency in plant automation. Control system installation processes that normally took 24 hours or more can now be completed in just one hour. As a modular control cabinet replacement that… The post Beckhoff offers “cabinetless automation” with Plug-and-Produce MX-System appeared first on

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Best Practices to Boost Marketing Efficiency while Decreasing Cost Per Sale

Speaker: Kristin Hess - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Drift; Will Lyon - Head of Vertical Marketing, 6sense

The past three years have forced nearly every industry to rethink their prospect and customer engagement strategy. But while we’ve all been thrust into digital transformation, we haven’t all made the transition efficiently. Now that we know digital selling is the new norm, how can we ensure our website is doing as much of the leg work as possible for us - even in the midst of economic challenges?

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DHL begins trial runs of Cleveron’s autonomous delivery vehicle

Robotics Automation News

DHL Express has begun testing an autonomous delivery vehicle built by Estonian company Cleveron. The trials will take place in Tallin, Estonia, and use the Clevon 1 electric delivery robot, which has a 100 km range. This is the second strategic cooperation where DHL, one of the world’s leading logistics companies, will pilot Cleveron Mobility’s […].

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Protecting catalytic converters from theft with a metal shield

The Fabricator

In the wake of an influx of catalytic converter thefts, a Washington shop owner uses his fabrication expertise to devise a device to deter thieves from cutting and taking the exhaust parts.

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Imperial Oil signs deal with Air Products for hydrogen

Canadian Manufacturing

Imperial Oil says it has reached a deal with a U.S.-based industrial gas company to supply low-carbon hydrogen for its proposed renewable diesel complex near Edmonton. The deal will see Pennsylvania-based Air Products, which is building a hydrogen facility near Edmonton, supply hydrogen via pipeline to Imperial’s Strathcona refinery. The hydrogen will be used together with locally grown vegetable oils to produce low-carbon diesel fuel.

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US plastics industry seeing steady growth

Plastics News

The U.S. plastics industry also climbed from the country's eighth-largest industry in 2020 to No. 6 on that list in 2021, based on the value of shipments.

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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.