Sat.May 11, 2024 - Fri.May 17, 2024

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How AI Is Making Robots More Autonomous and Adaptable

Automation World

Teradyne Robotics’ work with Nvidia is expected to bring about an inflection point in technology that will enable robots to operate more precisely in unstructured and changing environments and scale new robotic applications at companies of all sizes.

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Averroes.ai Brings Apple Vision Pro to Manufacturing for Inspection

Gary Mintchell

Someone else is going to transform the industry. OK, I have worn many Augmented Reality glasses in demos at trade shows. They are cool, but it still looked like a solution searching for a problem. Meanwhile, the Apple Vision Pro supports both AR and Virtual Reality (VR). Everyone is talking about how cool the VR part is for immersive movies. No one has been talking about the AR capabilities.

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Why Manufacturing Requires Specialized Management Tools

MRPEasy

David Altemir, President of Dallas-based manufacturing consultancy Altemir Consulting writes about what manufacturers need and where they could find it. The following article was written by Dallas-based independent manufacturing consultant David Altemir, President of Altemir Consulting. Intro Our system-agnostic manufacturing consulting practice helps manufacturers of all sizes to select, implement, and operate ERP systems.

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Why employee-owned companies make sense in manufacturing

The Fabricator

Robinson Inc., De Pere, Wis., hopes to find out what Sentry Equipment, Oconomowoc, Wis., already knows: Employee ownership is a competitive advantage for some metal fabrication businesses.

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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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How will sensing become part of 6G cellular?

Design World

As many people around the world are still getting used to, benefiting from the improvements, and confronting the shortcomings of 5G cellular, standards organizations and industry cooperatives are busy preparing for 6G. This next generation communications network will add sensing to the communications capabilities. Called integrated sensing and communication (ISAC) or joint communications and sensing […] The post How will sensing become part of 6G cellular?

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End-to-End Automation for Small to Mid-Sized Manufacturers

Automation World

Has Vention cracked the plug-and-play automation code for smaller manufacturers? The company’s platform, covering everything needed from design to deployment and support, appears to cover all the major bases.

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How humanoid robots can help narrow gaps between automation and labor

Robotics Business Review

The robotics industry has seen major growth and maturity in the past decade. Technology advances such as vision systems and computing power, along with the rise of artificial intelligence, have helped the industry grow in many ways. Robots also are getting cheaper and more affordable. Robots are taking a greater role and improving automation in many ways, but are humanoid robots the next step?

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Elevating food and beverage production

Design World

In the food and beverage packaging industry, the demand for high-quality products is inseparable from the need for impeccable hygiene and efficient processing. Traditional bearing materials often fall short of meeting these critical requirements. Enter ceramic bearings — a solution that offers not only enhanced performance but also addresses the stringent hygiene standards demanded by […] The post Elevating food and beverage production appeared first on Design World.

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Why Manufacturers Are Reluctant to Digitalize (and Why They Shouldn’t Be)

Automation World

A certain level of digital maturity isn’t required to begin your digital transformation. Even a factory with older equipment can benefit with as little as a few IoT sensors for less than $1,000.

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Hexagon Partners with Microsoft Using Cloud Technology for Team Collaboration

Gary Mintchell

Partnering with Microsoft continues to be an important part of manufacturing software development. This news is from Hexagon partnering with Microsoft to integrate engineering with Microsoft 365 to foster data collaboration among engineers. There’s a lot of marketing overkill in the release, but the essence is they hope to improve innovation through engineers and designers using improved collaboration tools.

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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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Onshore wind farms offset their carbon emissions within two years, new study finds

E&T

A new study, which finds that onshore wind farms are capable of offsetting the carbon emissions generated across their entire lifespan within two years, “underscores the environmental efficiency of onshore wind farms and their important role in the energy transition”.

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Penn State and CU Boulder add Siemens credential program

Design World

Siemens Digital Industries Software has created a new program to credential students, recognize career readiness, and help create a stronger pipeline of engineering talent to meet industry demands. The Siemens credentials are intended to supplement a formal degree by validating industry knowledge and skills. As part of the program, specific credentials will be piloted as… The post Penn State and CU Boulder add Siemens credential program appeared first on Design World.

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Siemens and Mercedes-Benz Co-Develop Digital Energy Twin

Automation World

A strategic partnership between the two companies involves the co-creation of a digital energy twin to improve sustainability in factory designs and upgrades.

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NIST Awards Over $1.2 Million to Small Businesses to Advance Cybersecurity, Biopharmaceuticals, Semiconductors and More

NIST Manufacturing

The awards will fund research and development of new products relating to cybersecurity, quantum computing, health care, semiconductor manufacturing and other critical areas.

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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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Sony developing microsurgery assistance robot

Robotics Business Review

Sony is looking to compete in the surgical robotics market with its own microsurgery assistance robot. The Tokyo-based company recently announced it developed a microsurgery assistance robot that is capable of automatic surgical instrument exchange and precision control. Sony, an electronic technologies company, developed the robot to assist in microsurgical procedures.

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Memory card connectors offer versatile configurations

Design World

CUI Devices’ Interconnect Group announced the addition of memory card connectors to its connectors product portfolio. Available in a variety of SD and microSD card connectors as well as SIM, micro-SIM, nano-SIM, and smart card connector types, CUI Devices’ memory card connectors offer multiple configurations to meet the requirements of a range of memory and consumer electronic applications.

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How Automation Can Increase Industrial Job Satisfaction

Automation World

This episode looks at how automation technologies are improving industrial workers' satisfaction with their jobs and how employers can help their workers understand that automation should not be viewed as a threat.

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The amount of copper needed to build EVs is ‘impossible for mining companies to produce’

E&T

Copper cannot be mined quickly enough to keep up with current policies requiring the transition to electric vehicles, according to a University of Michigan study.

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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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Unitree Robotics unveils G1 humanoid for $16k

Robotics Business Review

Unitree Robotics unveiled its latest generation G1 humanoid robot at ICRA 2024. The original Unitree H1 humanoid was first introduced in 2023 and made famous in a number of videos demonstrating its balancing and walking capabilities. The Unitree H1 was a popular demo during the CES 2024 , where the Unitree booth was slammed throughout the show. In April, Unitree brought the H1 to NVIDIA GTC and walked the robot through the crowded aisles.

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QC Conveyors unveils heavy-duty AS80 conveyor system

Design World

QC Conveyors, a manufacturer of conveyor systems, announces the launch of its latest innovation, the AS80 heavy-duty conveyor system. Engineered with precision and designed for versatility, the AS80 maximizes efficiency in several material handling applications. Boasting the widest, longest, and strongest aluminum frame in QC Conveyors’ lineup, the AS80 conveyor system is engineered to meet… The post QC Conveyors unveils heavy-duty AS80 conveyor system appeared first on Design World.

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Building a successful welding program from the ground up

The Fabricator

Welding instructor Brent Tuttle has earned recognition and praise for finding ways to get students in the La Mirada, Calif., community interested in welding.

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The Wide World of Plastics at NPE2024

Plastics Today

The largest plastics trade show in the Americas came roaring back after a six-year gap. The industry’s resilience and innovative spirit, as well as its pain points, were on vivid display.

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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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ABB Robotics launches 2024 Robotics AI Startup Challenge

Robotics Business Review

ABB’s Robotics AI Startup Challenge gives the company an opportunity to collaborate with disruptive startups. | Source: ABB Robotics ABB Robotics yesterday announced the launch of a global competition to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence systems in robotics. The 2024 Robotics AI Startup Challenge invites participants to submit ideas and systems in three areas: natural language programming, skill learning, and autonomous decision-making.

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Orion announces Kelly Watterworth as East Coast regional sales manager

Design World

Orion Packaging Systems has announced the promotion of Kelly Watterworth to East Coast Regional Sales Manager. Orion, part of the ProMach End of Line business, is a stretch wrapping and pallet unitizing machinery manufacturer of automatic and semi-automatic stretch wrapping equipment, including rotary turntables, rotary towers, and horizontal wrapping systems.

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3 Lessons From Automate: Looking Toward the Trends of the Future

Control.com

The Automate Show is a great place to get a pulse on the tech that will be driving industrial automation. From the demos and displays, what kind of trends can we expect throughout 2024 and beyond?

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Unveiling the Exciting Frontiers of Commercial and Public Security: Exploring Growth Opportunities

Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing

The surge of digital intelligence platforms is currently creating a critical demand for cyber-physical security systems across various industries. With cyber threats turning into complex challenges every passing day, businesses are currently seeking holistic solutions that intertwine digital and physical security measures to stay resilient. However, amidst this pressing need, security stakeholders across the value chain are currently facing the uphill task of understanding customer dynamics and

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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Hyundai picks up some Aptiv shares of Motional for $448M

Robotics Business Review

Motional is shifting from deploying robotaxis and to developing and generalizing its driverless technology. | Source: Motional Aptiv PLC and Hyundai Motor Group have completed their ownership restructuring transitions for Motional AD LLC. Earlier this year, Aptiv said it would stop funding Motional after incurring millions of dollars in losses. Aptiv had forecast a non-cash equity loss of about $340 million in 2024.

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Siemens and Microsoft partner for AI-enhanced solutions for product lifecycle management

Design World

Siemens Digital Industries Software announces the expansion of its partnership with Microsoft to make the Siemens Xcelerator as a Service portfolio of industry software available through Microsoft’s cloud and AI platform Azure and integrate it with generative AI and Copilot features. This will increase flexibility and choice for Siemens’ customers and make Microsoft’s industry-leading AI… The post Siemens and Microsoft partner for AI-enhanced solutions for product lifecycle management appe

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Comau Showcases the “Power of Automation” at Automate 2024

Control.com

At Automate 2024, Comau unveiled its latest innovations in hardware and software that promote sustainability, productivity, and enhanced worker safety in industrial environments.

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UQ hub to enable new range of precision cancer treatments

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: The University of Queensland A range of hyper-accurate cancer drugs is in production at a newly opened research and manufacturing hub at The University of Queensland. The new Australian Research Council (ARC) hub for Advanced Manufacture of Targeted Radiopharmaceuticals (AMTAR) connects biotech firms with the expertise and equipment needed to design, test, and deliver cancer treatments.

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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.