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Cybersecurity and Social Engineering Awareness

Automation World

Being aware of social engineering practices is the first step in protecting you, your team and network, as well as being a good starting point for a holistic cybersecurity approach.

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ABB to expand robotics factory in U.S.

Design World

ABB has announced that construction is starting on the expansion of its existing North American robotics headquarters and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. The project is expected to be completed in November 2023 and represents an investment of $20 million. The expansion will create 72 highly skilled new jobs in the area and is… The post ABB to expand robotics factory in U.S. appeared first on Design World.

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7 Tools that One Should Search for in Knowledge Management Software

Robotics Automation News

Knowledge management is the process through which an organization collects, organizes, shares, and analyzes its knowledge to make it simple for employees to access and use. This knowledge encompasses a variety of domains, such as training papers, commonly asked questions, technological resources, and people skills.

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AI and the future of metal manufacturing

The Fabricator

Artificial intelligence could be used to enhance our existing knowledge or prevent us from needing to learn anything in the first place. The latter is the nightmare scenario for the future of metal manufacturing.

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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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Zero Trust Security Moves from Defense to Industry

Automation World

Developed for military/defense applications, the Mission Secure cybersecurity platform aims to reduce access and, therefore, risk to industrial operations technologies.

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A new dimension of manufacturing

Design World

With ACOPOS 6D, B&R heralds a new era of manufacturing. Shuttles carry individual products freely through the machine, powered by magnetic levitation. Gone are the days when conventional transport systems imposed rigidly defined timing on the production process. ACOPOS 6D enables economical small-batch production with frequent changeover between products of different designs and dimensions.

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How a metal fabricator doubled revenue in two years

The Fabricator

Industrial Succession Group purchased a small California sheet metal operation in 2020. It wasn’t a strip-and-flip affair. Instead, it streamlined information management and doubled its head count and overall revenue.

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Rapid Manufacturing of Polyurethane Parts Sidesteps Supply Chain Bottlenecks, Reduces Waste

Plastics Today

Chromatics’ 3D-printing technology fabricates parts reportedly as durable as injection molded components in a fraction of the time and at a more competitive cost.

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15 industry experts on relentless semiconductor woes — and fixes

Design World

Semiconductor products were more affected than any other by COVID-induced supply-chain issues felt around the world. International political tensions have only prolonged and exacerbated the problem. By Lisa Eitel | Executive editor Every modern gadget, vehicle, smart device, and appliance is peppered over with semiconductors galore — offering that singular function of processing power that… The post 15 industry experts on relentless semiconductor woes — and fixes appeared first on Des

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Crocodile-inspired e-skin could improve prosthetics

E&T

The development of flexible electronic skin could greatly help innovation in the fields of rehabilitation, healthcare, prosthetic limbs and robotics. The team at Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) and the University of Ulsan in South Korea, was inspired by the qualities of crocodile skin to develop a new type of stretchable pressure sensors, which can detect various types of touch and pressure.

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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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How desktop digital manufacturing impacts abrasive waterjet cutting

The Fabricator

Desktop abrasive waterjet cutting is one process among a growing number of technologies in what’s become known as desktop digital manufacturing. The concept has created new possibilities for product designers. The time spent going from an initial design concept to a final product is no longer the hurdle it once was.

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The Rise of Personalized Shopping: AI Assistants and Customer Engagement

Robotics Automation News

A huge transition is currently taking place in the retail sector. In order to provide individualized shopping experiences, merchants are blending physical and digital interactions thanks to the development of cutting-edge technology. Customers are no longer restricted to shopping in-store, so they may now do so whenever, from anywhere.

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How robots can reduce aerospace workplace hazards

Robotics Business Review

The aerospace industry has begun paying more attention to the hazards of humans working closely with hazardous chemicals. The post How robots can reduce aerospace workplace hazards appeared first on Robotics Business Review.

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Cuts at KraussMaffei to spare US, assembly jobs

Plastics News

A profit warning on the Shanghai Stock Exchange says preliminary figures indicate the machine builder lost up to $275 million in 2022, including a goodwill impairment of at least $108.6 million.

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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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The big job of bending big metal on a 2,000-ton press brake

The Fabricator

A plant manager and a press brake operator at Merrill Technologies Group, Alma, Mich., discuss what needs to happen to make the right bend on a 2,000-ton brake. It has even bigger bending plans in store this summer when it gets its new 4,400-ton brake up and running.

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Nasa unveils new spacesuit for future Moon missions

E&T

Nasa is retiring the iconic big, puffy spacesuits worn by the first men to walk on the Moon. Instead, the agency has unveiled a new line of space fashion, more form-fitting and comfortable for men and women astronauts. The new spacesuits were displayed at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, during an event hosted for the media and students hosted by Axiom Space, the company that designed the garments.

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AMETEK Opens Customer Solutions Center In Germany

Metrology

AMETEK has opened a new state-of-the-art Customer Solutions Center in Weiterstadt, Germany where visitors can find the latest news concerning the company’s many brands, and experience product demonstrations of technologies The post AMETEK Opens Customer Solutions Center In Germany appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Volkswagen announces investment in Ontario

Canadian Manufacturing

ST. THOMAS — On Mar. 13, Volkswagen, Europe’s largest automaker, announced that its subsidiary PowerCo will establish an electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facility in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Following this announcement, François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following joint statement: “Earlier today, Volkswagen announced that it has sele

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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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TAFE Queensland develops new apprenticeship training initiative

Manufacturer's Monthly

A group of apprentices have become the first to participate in a training initiative at TAFE Queensland specifically designed to support and encourage women pursuing careers in male-dominated industries from the get-go. The class had apprentices from the construction, automotive, engineering, and electrotechnology trades and was comprised of 15 women in trades out of 24 students.

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Over two tonnes of uranium missing in Libya, UN agency warns

E&T

The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has told the organisation’s member states that 10 drums containing uranium “were not present as previously declared” at the location in Libya. The missing uranium stockpile could pose radiological risk and security concerns, the agency has said. The IAEA sounded the alarm after a visit by its inspectors to the undisclosed site earlier this week, where it found less uranium than originally reported.

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EPA proposes first PFAS drinking water regulations

Plastics News

An EPA proposal for the first national drinking water standards for PFAS chemicals is being hailed by public health groups but is meeting with concern from the chemical industry.

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Desktop Metal Launches Additive Manufacturing 2.0 End-to-End Software Hub

Metrology

Desktop Metal, a leader in additive manufacturing technologies for mass production, has announced the launch of Live Suite — a package of premium software applications with all-new functionality for users The post Desktop Metal Launches Additive Manufacturing 2.0 End-to-End Software Hub appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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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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Victoria rolls out updated strategy to boost offshore wind industry

AU Manufacturing

Minister for Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio has released the Victorian Offshore Wind Energy Implementation Statement 2, which outlines how Victoria will leverage industry-led investment in offshore wind for the first tranche of projects that will deliver at least 2 gigawatts (GW) by 2032. The Andrews Labor Government said the strategy formally establishes the Port of Hastings as the site of the Victorian Renewable Energy Terminal.

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Bug-sized robots given ability to self-repair their wings after damage

E&T

The artificial muscles have been optimised so that the robot can better isolate defects and overcome minor damage, such as tiny holes in its actuators. A novel laser-repair method was also developed to help the robot recover from severe damage, such as a fire that scorches the device. Using their techniques, a damaged robot was able to maintain flight-level performance after one of its artificial muscles was jabbed by 10 needles, while the actuator was able to operate even after a large hole was

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Proprietary closures bring sustained growth to Hoffer Plastics

Plastics News

Hoffer Plastics Corp. has only continued to grow since it won the Processor of the Year award in 2012. Now it has been honored with the Sustained Excellence Award.

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Automotive Manufacturing Digital Twin Replicates Real Production Processes

Metrology

The switch to electromobility has put many manufacturing processes in the very automotive conservative industry to the test. The pressure to innovate has never been greater, and the number of The post Automotive Manufacturing Digital Twin Replicates Real Production Processes appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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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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ABB invests $20M to expand its North American robotics headquarters

Automation Mag

ABB is expanding its existing North American robotics headquarters and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The company is investing $20 million in the expansion project, which is currently underway. ABB expects the construction to complete in November 2023. The company received a $450,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant for this project.

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UK funds Rolls-Royce lunar nuclear reactor project

E&T

Rolls-Royce's Micro-Reactor programme aims to develop technology that will provide the energy needed for humans to live and work on the Moon. The project will receive £2.9m of new funding from the UK Space Agency, following £249,000 provided for an initial study in 2022, and will aim to develop a lunar nuclear reaction by 2029. Nuclear power has the potential to dramatically increase the duration of future Lunar missions and their scientific value, as it can provide the energy necessary t o su

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Illinois, Utah see chemical recycling battles

Plastics News

Environmental groups in Illinois want to limit a chemical recycling pilot program in an industrial corridor where major plastic makers say they could build, while in Utah, industry lobbyists pick up a win.

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Best Fat Tire Electric Bike: The Ultimate All-Terrain Companion

Robotics Automation News

Versatility is one key advantage a fat tire electric bike has over a regular one with thinner tires. This is also the reason for their excellence as all-terrain champions. Fat tire e-bikes are built with tires not less than 3.6″, with more rubber in contact with the ground.

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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.