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Manufacturing trends in 2022 and what lies ahead

AU Manufacturing

The Australian manufacturing industry has seen dynamic trends in 2022 as it still recovers from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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From trend to trade: how automation evolves out of necessity

Design World

What was unthinkable in the past has become commonplace in modern warehouses. Robots and scalable automation are now must-haves for thriving during market fluctuations. Warehouse automation has been around a lot longer in the U.S. than people may assume.

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ZEDEDA Delivers Edge Infrastructure Solution for Switch Automation

Gary Mintchell

This announcement relates more to IT than operations. ZEDEDA has established a spot in a technology called edge orchestration. As edge compute has become a hot thing finding ways to manage and orchestrate edge devices assumes importance.

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The Major Fields of Robotics in 2023

Robotics Automation News

Robotics is now gaining popularity more quickly than anything else. Robotics is a vast topic that examines how machines function in various businesses. Because robots are useful practically anywhere, they are gaining popularity.

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How to leverage today’s IMTEX 2023, happening after a gap of 3 years

Dinesh Mishra

Manufacturing Industry exhibitions have a strong request in marketing for producers, not only for industry gatherings and personal sales networks but also for showcasing products and innovations. During the pandemic, the manufacturing trade shows were losing their effectiveness.

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Upgraded Ensenso 3D camera series now available at IDS

Design World

Resolution and accuracy have almost doubled, and the price has remained the same – those who choose 3D cameras from the Ensenso N series can now benefit from more advanced models. The new stereo vision cameras (N31, N36, N41, N46) can now be purchased from IDS Imaging Development Systems.

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10 Expert Digital Transformation Tips

Gary Mintchell

[Note: If you had previously signed up to receive new posts via email, you’ve noticed that they stopped and then restarted. WordPress had notified me that this service had ended. I recently saw where it was active, but not supported.

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Metalformers Predict Modest Improvement Heading into 2023

Fabricating & Metal Work

Metalforming companies anticipate a slight uptick in business conditions heading into 2023, according to the December 2022 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report.

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AutomationDirect now offering Peninsular hydraulic cylinders

Design World

AutomationDirect has entered the hydraulic components market with the addition of quality Peninsular hydraulic cylinders to its comprehensive line of automation products.

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The top 10 IT/OT convergence trends showcased at SPS fair 2022

Gary Mintchell

Knud Lasse Lueth, founder and leader of the firm IOT Analytics in Germany, wrote a comprehensive report on trends picked up at the SPS fair in Nuremberg in November. Note: I have an affiliation with the analyst firm as an advisor. I recommend visiting the web site to check out the full report.

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5 Steps to become a Robotics Engineer

Robotics Automation News

Advancements in technology have caused a rise in robotics and its degrees. People, especially youngsters are taking more interest in robotics engineering. How to become a Robotics Engineer? A robotic engineer, as evident from the name, is someone who works in creation and designing of robots.

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Achieving circularity with scale in the packaging industry

Dinesh Mishra

In its 2022 report, Circularity Gap Initiative revealed that only 8.6% of all material used by humankind is recycled, with the rest contributing to the rising waste levels.

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Heilind Electronics offers Amphenol Industrial’s Effortless & Arcless DIN Connectors

Design World

Heilind Electronics, a global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for Amphenol Industrial, now offers the UL1977 Effortless & Arcless DIN Connectors by Eaxtron as part of its full line of Amphenol Industrial connectors.

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Automated Material Storage and Retrieval Solutions for Tube Lasers

Fabricating & Metal Work

BLM GROUP USA highlighted its new automated tube storage and retrieval solution for integration with the company’s tube laser systems at FABTECH 2022. These solutions feature special cassettes, pre-loaded with stock in a staging area, for loading directly inside the machine.

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How Do I Build a Marketplace Website From Scratch?

Robotics Automation News

It’s difficult to resist the urge to embark on the most lucrative business venture today and build an online marketplace.

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The Automation Podcast: Top Ten Episodes for 2022

The Automation Blog

It's that time of year again! At the end of each year we like to take a moment to look back to see which blogs, videos, and podcasts were the most popular with our audience, and then count them down in New Year's Fashion.

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Linear motors find a home in CNC machines

Design World

For one manufacturer of CNC grinding machines, new high-performance linear motors replaced ball-screws and improved machine performance. It’s no secret that linear motors are highly effective motion devices.

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Advances Revolutionize Grinding and Polishing Solutions

Fabricating & Metal Work

METAL CUTTING. Increased versatility and a surge in automation capabilities ensures grinding and polishing machines are durable and provide consistent long-term results for a wide range of grinding applications. Grinding Machine Offers the Highest Quality from Every Angle.

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No-Code Automation Testing Guide

Robotics Automation News

Huge CRT monitors gave way to the thinnest LCDs; a landline is no longer needed to patch you through to a friend; and cars can move without human involvement. Everything is moving forward, and the field of software development is shifting gears as well.

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Financial survey reveals metal fabrication growth spurt for 2023

The Fabricator

FMA’s “Financial RatiosandOperational Benchmarking Survey” reveals the results of a growth spurt. It isn’t a bad time to be a metal fabricator

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New single-axis motion controller from Galil

Design World

The DMC-3x01x Motion Controller Series is Galil’s latest generation single-axis motion controller. It uses a 32-bit RISC processor to provide higher speed than older models.

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Refinements to Workholding Products Boost Performance and Save Money

Fabricating & Metal Work

TOOLING & WORKHOLDING. Workholding and clamping devices are increasingly easier to use, which includes an expansion of robotic and automation capabilities. Inventive designs and lighter weight devices, for example, ensure success in a variety of applications.

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Intel Labs introduces SPEAR: An open-source photorealistic simulator for embodied AI

Robotics Automation News

By Mike Roberts, a research scientist at Intel Labs, where he works on using photorealistic synthetic data for computer vision applications Interactive simulators are becoming powerful tools for training embodied artificial intelligence (AI) systems, but existing simulators have limited content diversity, physical interactivity, and visual fidelity.

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Lab-grown meat and insect protein more appealing to younger people, survey finds

E&T

While these foods avoid many of the environmental and ethical impacts of rearing animals, they also have their detractors.

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Most-read motion-control articles of 2022

Design World

As we close out the year of 2022, the staff of Motion Control Tips would like to present our most-read articles of this year.

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Celebrating Industry Samurai Awards 2022

Dinesh Mishra

India’s Makers and Movers were recognized and honoured in the first in-person ceremony since inception. Industry Leaders discussed the industry’s opportunities, trends, and challenges during the week-long fiesta.

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Moorebot launches Scout E monitoring robot

Robotics Automation News

Moorebot, the maker of robot applications like the Hubble Hugo Baby Cam and the Zeus fighting robot, has launched its new Scout E Robot “for kids, for adults, for homes and for businesses”.

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It’s time to consider a collaborative robot

The Fabricator

The labor shortage for manufacturers has never been more acute. Fortunately, collaborative robot technology has never been more accessible—and it can help even small shops fill their labor needs

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Reducing Prep Work With Precision Blanks

Modern Machine Shop

TCI produces machine-ready blanks to customer specifications within 0.002 inches all around and as close as 0.0005 inches dimensionally, if needed. The company uses a combination of both Blanchard and double-disk grinding, as well as duplex machining.

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Hypercare: Guidance from Operational Go Live to Project Closure

Bastian Solution

A crucial phase of system execution that should not be overlooked is planning appropriate hand-off of the installed and integrated solution to the customer. A poor hand-off can hamper system potential and lead to both immediate and long term challenges.

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Baidu aims to create ‘world’s largest fully driverless ride-hailing area’

Robotics Automation News

Baidu, an AI company with strong internet foundation and often referred to as China’s equivalent of Google, has embarked on a major expansion of its commercialized fully driverless robotaxi service in Wuhan.

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Most-read motion-control articles of 2022

Motion Control Tips

As we close out the year of 2022, the staff of Motion Control Tips would like to present our most-read articles of this year.

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Never forget the building blocks of lean manufacturing

The Fabricator

After seven years of writing for The FABRICATOR, columnist Jeff Sipes writes his send-off by addressing the past, future, and the fundamentals at lean manufacturing’s core

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Hypercare: Guidance from Operational Go Live to Project Closure

Bastian Solution

A crucial phase of system execution that should not be overlooked is planning appropriate hand-off of the installed and integrated solution to the customer. A poor hand-off can hamper system potential and lead to both immediate and long term challenges.

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How Automatic Instagram Likes Work: Things You Need to Know

Robotics Automation News

Auto-likes are one of the most popular social media features, and for a good reason. They give your content a little extra oomph, helping you to stand out and increase your reach. But what are automatic Instagram likes, exactly? What do they do, and how do they work?

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Formlabs’ Automation Ecosystem Advances ‘Lights-Out’ 3D Printing

Plastics Today

The automated 3D-printing factory debuts at CES 2023. Target sectors include medical and automotive

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Balancing act: Handling due dates for new babies and job shop responsibilities

The Fabricator

Barnes Metalcrafters’ manager and father Nick Martin explains the delicate balancing act of due dates in the job shop and responsibilities at home with the arrival of a new baby

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