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A Day in the Life of a Manufacturing Elf

MRPEasy

Peasy the Elf is the Production Manager of Santa’s Workshop. Leaning on some software magic and his decades of experience in manufacturing, he makes sure the right presents reach the right people each holiday season.

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Growing Pains in Direct to Consumer E-Commerce

Automation World

With direct to consumer e-commerce expected to grow in the near future, manufacturers need to consider automation advancements that can help ease the process. Business Intelligence

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AI Software for Robots and Flexible Automation

Gary Mintchell

AI gathers so much media hype that I must curtail my natural bent toward contrarianism. Artificial Intelligence in its various forms has advanced many applications. However, its hype often exceeds the actual applicability. Some new products offer more potential than immediate use.

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New Emerson valves deliver proportional flow control in exacting applications

Design World

Emerson introduced the ASCOTM Series 209 proportional flow control valves, which offer the highest standards of precision, pressure ratings, flow characteristics, and energy efficiency available in a purpose-built, compact architecture.

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H2 GO: Are Australians on board with hydrogen energy?

AU Manufacturing

Article by Chris McKay, CSIRO ECOS. With the hydrogen industry still in the early stages of development, community acceptance will be crucial to whether it succeeds. A new CSIRO report examines public attitudes around not just how hydrogen is used, but also its production, storage and transport.

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How UNS Makes Different Systems' Data Sharable

Automation World

If you want to share data between systems, it does. To do so effectively, the data will need to be formatted so that it’s sharable and digestible. The good news is, there are multiple ways of doing this with unified namespace technology. Factory / Communication

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Zebra Technologies Looks At Automotive Industry

Gary Mintchell

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Aussie EV record breakers! Sunswift 7 goes 1000km on a single charge in world’s best time

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by UNSW Sydney. An Australian solar-powered electric car, designed and built solely by university students, has claimed a provisional Guinness World Record by going 1000km on a single charge in under 12 hours. The Sunswift 7 car, out of UNSW Sydney , posted a time of 11 hours 53.32

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Democratizing MES

Automation World

The IT resources required for manufacturing execution systems use once reserved this technology for larger companies. Aveva aims to change that with its edge-to-enterprise MES. Factory / Control

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ABB Energy Advances

Gary Mintchell

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High Power Cold Gun produces stream of cold air for machining operations

Design World

EXAIR’s High Power Cold Gun produces a stream of 20º F air to reduce heat buildup from laser cutting and a wide variety of machining operations. It has twice the cooling capability of an ordinary Cold Gun and is suitable for continuous use without the possibility of freezing up.

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Manufacturing Software: Definition and Benefits for Your Business

Robotics Automation News

Today, IT solutions are just as necessary as the machinery and heavy equipment used to produce products. As such, it is used by large and new small and medium manufacturing companies. This software is also designed for those who have factory businesses such as import/export trade.

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PMMI Foundation Awards $16,000 in Fall Scholarships to Students

Automation World

The PMMI Foundation awarded four academic scholarships totaling $16,000 to packaging and processing machinery manufacturing students for the PMMI Scholarship in Memorial of Claude S. Breeden, Glenn Davis, and Art Schaefer. PMMI News

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Universal Robots Reaches 1,000 Employees

Gary Mintchell

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Victoria pushes ‘buy local’ initiative amid holiday season

AU Manufacturing

The Andrews Labor Government is urging Victorians to buy local and support the state’s farmers, producers, and retailers. .

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Ag-tech startup Saga Robotics delivers ‘excellent results’ in ‘biggest season yet’

Robotics Automation News

Saga Robotics says it has delivered “excellent results” in the company’s “biggest season yet”. Last year, in what’s described as “a world-first”, the ag-tech company removed the requirement for fungicides to control strawberry powdery mildew.

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State of the Industry: Creating a Sustainable Future

Fabricating & Metal Work

The manufacturing industry, including the metalworking sector, is increasingly applying sustainable business practices as pressures such as regulations mount.

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AVEVA World Announcements

Gary Mintchell

I had committed to a couple of events when the invitation to attend the AVEVA conference in San Francisco in November came my way. Many of my colleagues went out there thinking they had better opportunities to sell advertising than the alternative.

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Memjet comes back home with new manufacturing factory in Sydney

AU Manufacturing

Global printing technology manufacturer Memjet is slated to begin operating a new factory in North Ryde, Sydney, bringing the manufacturing of its engines back home. .

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ABB launches new industrial collaborative robot

Robotics Automation News

ABB has launched the Swifti CRB 1300 industrial collaborative robot, bridging the gap between industrial and collaborative robots.

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Welder Training Tips to Help Improve Productivity

Fabricating & Metal Work

Taking the time to establish and expand welders’ skill sets shows welders companies are invested in them, and as welders gain more experience, they become more confident. Improving productivity in semi-automatic operations isn’t simply about welding faster and working harder.

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Canada mulling more domestic drug manufacturing

Canadian Manufacturing

As Canada faces an ongoing shortage of children’s medications, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he doesn’t know if ramping up domestic production of pharmaceuticals is the right approach to addressing the problem.

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Nupress, SPEE3D bring cold-spray tech to more Australian manufacturers

AU Manufacturing

Nupress, a leading manufacturer of precision machined components, is providing local manufacturers with access to WarpSEE3D printers in a unique subscription model from SPEE3D. .

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North American robot sales on track for another record year for 2022

Robotics Automation News

North American robot sales in the first nine months of 2022 reached record levels, with all indications pointing to 2022 ending with the highest number of robots sold in a year for the second year in a row.

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Well Done Welding Finishes

Fabricating & Metal Work

WELDING. First-of-Its-Kind Stringer Bead Brush Establishes a New Standard. Osborn’s Honey Badger Double Stringer Bead Brush is available for purchase this year. Osborn (Richmond, Ind.)

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Foundations for Growth: AM News Roundup for December 5-16

Additive Manufacturing

ICYMI: As 2022 comes to a close, several additive manufacturing organizations are establishing foundations for growth and reaching milestones. Investments and collaboration with Lockheed Martin were announced by Sintavia and Fortify. SyBridge Technology will acquire assets from Radius.

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Industry-led research key to driving growth of Australian manufacturing

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by IMCRC. The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre ’s (IMCRC) significant contributions to Australia’s manufacturing sector have been demonstrated with the release of an independent impact evaluation report into its 71 research and development (R&D) projects.

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Outrider equips autonomous trucks with deep-learning driven robotic arms

Robotics Automation News

Outrider, the startup developing autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, has releaseed TrailerConnect – a patented technology that robotically attaches the needed brake and electric lines from yard trucks to any of the over 10 million trailers and chassis circulating globally.

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Monitor and Inspect with Confidence

Fabricating & Metal Work

Maximize your shop’s productivity and ability to detect tool breakage and perform preventative and predictive maintenance with these time and money saving solutions. Tool Holders Reduce Machine Tool Downtime by Enabling Predictive Maintenance. Sandvik Coromant’s Capto DTH Plus.

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What is AIoT and How Manufacturers Can Increase Productivity & Reduce Costs

Plataine

Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly becoming mainstream in the manufacturing industry. What is perhaps less understood is the degree to which these technologies are converging.

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Safran to deliver JIM Compact binoculars to Australian Defence Force

AU Manufacturing

Safran Electronics & Defence Australasia is supplying more than 100 units of JIM Compact multispectral surveillance devices for the Australian Defence Force ’s LAND 159 Tranche 1 ADF sniper system. .

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Arcimoto, Faction, and GoCar Tours partner on development of driverless electric vehicles for tourism rentals

Robotics Automation News

Arcimoto, a maker of electric vehicles, has formed a partnership with Faction Technology and GoCar Tours to develop up to 310 driverless electric vehicles, powered by Faction’s DriveLink and TeleAssist technologies and GoCar’s patented GoCar Network technology, which allows users to explore select cities on their own schedule at their own pace.

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All-Electric Actuation on Hot Forming and SPF Presses

Fabricating & Metal Work

Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of hydraulic and servo presses, hydroforming machines, automation systems, and precision forming equipment is now offering all-electric linear servo actuators on any hot forming or superplastic forming press up to 500 tons.

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Uniformity Labs Ultra-Low Porosity UniFuse™ 316L 90um Stainless Steel Powder Delivers Improved Mechanical Properties at Much Higher Throughput for Laser Powder Bed Fusion

Additive Manufacturing

FREMONT, Calif./ 15, 2022 — Uniformity Labs announced the availability of its UniFuse 316L ultra-low porosity stainless steel powder. The UniFuse 316L powder and optimized print processes have been used to create various parts in various industries with great success.

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3M to discontinue PFAS manufacturing after health concerns

AU Manufacturing

Global manufacturing giant 3M said it is discontinuing the manufacturing and use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS), following an increase in regulatory and consumer concern over the substance’s use. .

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How to Protect Your Business From Hacking

Robotics Automation News

In this internet age, no business is unhackable. Hackers are growing at a fast pace, even as technology advances. Most of these hackers could hack into any system, and their activities can hardly be contained if measures haven’t been implemented to prevent their attacks.

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Digitally Speaking, MES Systems Lead the way to More Streamlined Manufacturing Operations

Fabricating & Metal Work

It’s safe to say we have entered the digital age. From video streaming services such as Netflix to the advertisements that pop up in our social media feeds, data is being captured with each click of a mouse or that extra 30 seconds one lingers on an ad while reading a story on CNN.com.