October, 2022

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Robot Gripper Selection Factors

Automation World

Learn about the different types of robot grippers—pneumatic, electric, vacuum, soft adaptive, and magnetic—and how to select them based on capabilities and robot/automation supplier relationships.

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2022 LEAP Awards winners are unveiled!

Design World

Winning entries in the 2022 LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) Awards were announced by WTWH Media today in 14 categories: Additive Manufacturing Advanced Materials Connectivity Embedded Computing Fastener Technology Hydraulics Industrial Automation Mechanical Motion Control Pneumatics Power Electronics Software Switches & Sensors, and Test & Measurement.

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Production down in September as UK Auto seeks stability to sustain record £7.9bn EV exports

SMMT

UK car production down -6.0% in September with 63,125 vehicles rolling off factory lines. Battery electric vehicle output up 16.6% to 8,856 units, rounding off record first nine months. Electrified models make up record 37.4% of all UK car exports in September at 18,299 units. New analysis reveals EV exports up 110.4% since 2017, with value rising six-fold to £7.9bn.

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McDonald’s Canada testing RNG in its supply chain fleet

Canadian Manufacturing

Caption: (from left to right) Mike Leclair, vice-president of major projects and liquified natural gas (FortisBC), Rod Halladay, Regional vice-president of Western Canada (McDonald’s Canada) and Sarah Smith, director of low-carbon transportation and LNG business growth (FortisBC). (CNW Group/FortisBC Energy Inc.). SURREY — Martin-Brower of Canada Co.

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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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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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Cogniteam builds AI capabilities for robots on Nvidia platform

Robotics Automation News

Cogniteam has used the Jetson AGX Orin to enable AI on robots using the Nimbus Operating System. Dr Yehuda Elmaliah, co-founder and CEO of Cogniteam, says: “The Nvidia AGX Orin is a huge leap for manufacturers and developers who want to see greater AI capabilities on their edge robots.” Cogniteam, a robotics company and creator […].

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Groups seek to banish plastics from infrastructure projects

Plastics News

As lead service lines are replaced in America's drinking water systems, plastic pipe producers find themselves defending their products as safe, cost-effective and sustainable.

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A life-long love of engineering

Design World

Meghan Olds, Director of Operations, Powder Atomization, Oerlikon BS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan MS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Dayton Meghan Olds’ journey with engineering began in elementary school. Encouraging young students to explore their creativity, the school offered an accelerated program that included competitions focused on invention.

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New car market up as plate change September marks one million EV milestone

SMMT

225,269 units registered in key ‘new plate’ month – up 4.6% on last September, but -34.4% behind 2019. Bumper month for plug-in registrations sees Britain’s millionth plug-in electric car registered, with 249,575 joining roads in 2022 alone. Industry calls for action to shore up consumer confidence as market enters final quarter. SEE CAR REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND.

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How Does Digital Transformation Enable Sustainability?

Cisco Manufacturing

Manufacturers can contribute to corporate and global sustainability goals by building an intelligent plant to better manage energy, waste, and materials. To accomplish this, they can employ new and better capabilities by: Extending the life and optimizing the use of legacy equipment through performance monitoring. Monitoring inventory for consumables, packaging, and scrap.

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A Quick Guide to Financial Process Automation with Machine Learning

Robotics Automation News

By Yevhen Krasnokutsky, AI/ML Solution Architect at MobiDev Fintech startups are flourishing since our lives shifted to an online format. Statista reveals that as of November 2021, there were 10,755 startups in the Americas alone. This number is still growing in 2022, and that’s why traditional financial companies encounter difficulties trying to withstand competition and […].

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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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K 2022 attendance slips 21%, exceeds expectations

Plastics News

K 2022 was held against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic, the start of a global recession, skyrocketing energy prices and war in Ukraine. Prior to the show, organizers said they did not know how those potential negatives would impact attendance.

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Robots Ensure Zero-Defect Tire Pressure Sensor Assembly

Automation World

MMS Modular Molding Systems created a system using Stäubli robots to fully automate a tire pressure sensor assembly capable of producing a complete sensor every six seconds.

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Koidra to exhibit artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) platform at PACK EXPO in Chicago

Design World

Koidra, an artificial intelligence of things (AIoT)-enabled industrial automation platform company, will be exhibiting at the PACK EXPO International show, held this year at McCormick Place in Chicago from October 23-26, 2022. The Koidra exhibit (Booth N-5383, North Building) will showcase products forming a comprehensive AIoT digital decision platform to automate the operational management of… The post Koidra to exhibit artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) platform at PACK EXPO in Chi

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New car market up as Britain’s millionth electric car hits road

SMMT

September saw a milestone for the transition to zero emission mobility as the UK registered its millionth plug-in electric car, with almost quarter of a million registered so far this year alone. This is undoubtedly good news and a sign that massive investment by the industry to develop increasingly sophisticated electric vehicles is bearing fruit. Despite this progress, battery electric vehicles still make up but a small fraction of cars on the road, and electric vehicle uptake is slowing compa

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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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The Australian Made effect on food in export markets

AU Manufacturing

Sponsored Content by Australian Made. The Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo is a global icon. Instantly recognisable and well-regarded, the green and gold kangaroo is internationally known as a marker of genuine Australian Made products made to Australia’s high standards. Research conducted on over 4,000 participants across six countries* has shown that 97% of overseas consumers have a positive first impression of the AMAG logo, perceiving certified Australian Made products as

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Study Shows US Drivers Believe Partially Automated Vehicles Are Fully Self-Driving

Robotics Automation News

US drivers may be treating their partially-autonomous vehicles as fully self-driving, according to a new study. Research shows that owners of advanced systems, such as General Motors’ Super Cruise or Tesla’s Autopilot, believe that these technologies have more capabilities than they actually do. Academics are concerned that such findings could lead to more unnecessary collisions […].

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Kickstart: Recycling and DIY

Plastics News

Stanley Black & Decker rolls out power tools using Tritan Renew plastics; Dow shows off its decarbonization efforts in Europe; and M&A trends may have slowed down, but they aren't stopping.

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Automated Robot Path Planning for Complex Applications

Automation World

Realtime Robotics shows how its software can automate robot motion planning—for both small cobots and large industrial robots—to avoid collisions in tight work spaces.

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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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Spotlight on Women in Engineering – Yejee Choi

Design World

Yejee Choi, Test Engineer, Allegro MicroSystems Electrical and computer engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Yejee Choi is currently a test engineer at Allegro MicroSystems. She was raised in Korea until the age of 14 when her family relocated to Ghana. Upon high school graduation, Yejee decided to come to the United States where she studied… The post Spotlight on Women in Engineering – Yejee Choi appeared first on Design World.

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UK CV production up in best September since 2011

SMMT

UK CV production rises 53.6% to 11,979 units in best September since 2011 and ninth consecutive month of growth. Overseas demand increases by 70.4%, while production for Britain’s CV market grows by 32.9%. Overall year-to-date volumes up 50.8% to 76,807, the best performance since 2012. UK commercial vehicle (CV) production grew by 53.6% in September, with 11,979 vans, buses, trucks, coaches and taxis rolling off British factory lines, according to the latest figures released today by the Societ

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Top student welders take over SkillsUSA competitions in Atlanta

The Fabricator

The national SkillsUSA Championships invited hundreds of high school and postsecondary students to Atlanta in June, including dozens of student welders for the skills event’s three welding competitions.

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Ava Robotics reveals latest autonomous security robot

Robotics Automation News

Ava Robotics, a developer of robots for workplace applications, has unveiled the latest version of its security robot at the recent Global Security Exchange (GSX) Conference 2022 in Atlanta. The security robot, in partnership with Johnson Controls, increases workplace security and patrolling, facility inspections and event response with incredible reliability.

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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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Kickstart: A fine for child labor

Plastics News

An Alabama automotive plastics supplier is facing more than $47,000 in combined fines from state and federal Department of Labor for hiring a 13-year-old and two 15-year-olds to work at a plant in Alexander City, Ala.

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Smart Manufacturing Can Unlock Human Efficiency

Automation World

Harnessing technology to go paperless and digitalize tasks unlocks human efficiency by synchronizing processes, machinery, and people to strike the perfect smart factory balance.

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Würth Elektronik components now available to electronics engineers

Design World

CELUS, a provider of cloud-based electronics engineering automation software, announces that Würth Elektronik, a global manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, has signed up to become a Component Partner to the CELUS Engineering Platform. The two companies will collaborate to integrate Würth Elektronik components into the CELUS component database, further strengthening CELUS’ capabilities to automate… The post Würth Elektronik components now available to electronics en

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Hunter class frigate propeller prototypes to be made in Australia

Manufacturer's Monthly

Propellers for Australia’s elite submarine-hunting warships are a step closer to being made in Australia, delivering a critical local capability for future naval shipbuilding programs. BAE Systems Australia has awarded WA-based company VEEM a $1.76 million contract to manufacture two prototype propeller blades and a propeller hub for their Hunter class frigates under the guidance of OEM Kongsberg Maritime.

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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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The positive impact of on-staff certified welding inspectors in manufacturing

The Fabricator

Some manufacturing companies might think having a full-time certified welding inspector (CWI) is a luxury, but DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations in Pineville, La., is proving that it makes perfect business sense.

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Smart Robotics unveils robotic palletizer for greater item stacking efficiency

Robotics Automation News

Smart Robotics is launching three freshly engineered versions of its Smart Palletizer. The collaborative robot-based palletizer is designed to optimise box stacking and is considerably user friendly – making palletizing in warehouses more resource efficient. Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 8 September 2022: As of today, Smart Robotics, a global leader in warehouse automation and robotics, is […].

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Machinery shipment values rise in second quarter

Plastics News

Plastics Industry Association Chief Economist Perc Pineda: "The survey results, particularly the 12-month outlook, reflect cautious optimism of survey participants considering the U.S. economic slowdown in the first half of the year.

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The Intelligent Warehouse

Automation World

Autonomous mobile robots, storage and retrieval systems, and scheduling tools get an artificial intelligence boost to improve material movement efficiencies and keep workers safe.

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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.