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Building and buying great software for metal manufacturing

The Fabricator

Healthcare.gov’s disastrous rollout tells metal manufacturers what to avoid when looking into software, its quality, and how it was developed.

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Accelerating the adoption of smart manufacturing in the U.S.

Control Engineering

Smart manufacturing insights Smart manufacturing has great potential in manufacturing and can enhance operations in many ways, but companies struggle with implementing even though they recognize its benefits. Developing a solid and thorough plan that identifies areas where the company can improve and builds a strategy around that is a good first step.

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Manufacturing Leadership Summit: Five Takeaways

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Co-authored by Carlos Rojas and David Gutshall.

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Belden launches new solutions to boost uptime and improve network connectivity

Design World

Belden Inc., a global supplier of network infrastructure and digitization solutions, announces four new products and updates that are designed to maintain connectivity in rugged environments and ensure uptime. Data Acquisition & Transmission Belden OptiTuff Connectivity and Cable Management options support new field-termination connectivity for OptiTuff Mini Fiber Cables.

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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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Achieving Industry 4.0 Automation Through Advanced Systems

Automation World

IT/OT convergence, plug-and-produce and reference implementation are key to implementing digital automation globally.

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Europe's reliance on fossil fuel energy falls to record low, study finds

E&T

The amount of electricity that the EU generated from fossil fuels in 2023 has hit a record low, according to clean energy thinktank Ember. The 27-nation bloc produced 410TWh of electricity from polluting sources, amounting to 33 per cent of the EU’s total power in the first half of this year. This is the lowest amount based on available data. The drop in fossil fuel generation was driven by a 4.6 per cent (-61TWh) fall in demand for electricity, prompted by high gas and power prices, as well a

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Advantages of high-performance rotary seals for industrial electric motors

Design World

By Darren Conway, Global Product Line Director, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Many industrial sectors, including aerospace, semiconductor, automotive, and biopharmaceutical, require rotary seals as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) switch from hydraulic to electric motor systems for greener solutions and improved product performance. Globally, the industrial sector is responsible for 33% of greenhouse gas emissions, and in the… The post Advantages of high-performance rotary seals for

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Kickstart: A new virtual event on PFAS and polymers

Plastics News

Plastics News, Rubber News and Sustainable Plastics are teaming up to host a livestream all about PFAS. Read all about the event and more about PFAS in today's Kickstart.

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How to Master the Art of Packaging

Robotics Automation News

Packaging is more than just a protective cover for products; it’s an art form that influences consumer perception, brand identity, and market success. Mastering the art of packaging requires a careful blend of creativity, functionality, and strategic thinking.

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‘Technical issue’ causes travel chaos across UK airports

E&T

The UK’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS) said the technical fault was “identified and remedied” on Monday evening, but “significant disruptions” are set to continue over the next few days as airlines work to clear the flight backlog. The technical problem was revealed at 12.15pm on Monday, causing staff to have to input flight plans manually until the automatic system was recovered at 3.15pm.

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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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Mitsubishi launches discounted repair program for MR-J3 Servo Amplifiers

Design World

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc.’s MR-J3 Servo Amplifiers are highly flexible and designed to fit a wide range of applications while providing industry-leading technology and performance. Mitsubishi Electric recently announced that this product would enter its discontinuance phase in its lifecycle, meaning new unit stock is very limited and/or nonexistent.

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Kickstart: Plastics recycling 101

Plastics News

Plastics recycling 101 The community where I live, Van Buren Township, Mich., recently negotiated a new solid waste collection contract. The bad news is now we're paying $165.84 per year for service. It used to be free in exchange for hosting a landfill. But there's good news, too. We all received brand-new 64-gallon recycling carts for free! This is, by far, the biggest recycling container I've ever owned.

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Duke vs. Texas Tech: A Clash of Titans in College Basketball

Robotics Automation News

Get prepared for an epic showdown as Duke vs. Texas Tech face off in a high-stakes college basketball in shape. This article explores the history, key players, techniques, and predictions for this thrilling sport. College basketball enthusiasts mark your calendars because an electrifying showdown is on the horizon.

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Rented electric scooters removed from Paris as ban enters into force

E&T

Electric scooter operators have removed all their 15,000 vehicles from the streets of Paris following a controversial public vote. Five years after it become the first city in Europe to open to the e-scooter market, the French capital has also become the first to end the experiment after r esidents voted to ban e-scooters in an April referendum with a 7.5 per cent turnout.

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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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What’s innovation without usefulness?

Design World

By Mark Jones Detroit, or at least the Detroit Airport, has one clear advantage over other airports. This is thanks, I believe, to Ferruccio Ratti. Research was required to identify Ratti. All I had to go on was my observations of an innovation in action. Let me begin by saying I don’t like most of… The post What’s innovation without usefulness?

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Plastics market researcher pain-free thanks to PE medical application

Plastics News

If Hollywood ever gets around to making a Plastic Man movie, Jeremy Pafford should get an audition for the main role. Pafford covered plastics markets for more than a decade for research firm ICIS. He recently posted a photo on LinkedIn about a medical procedure. "So I had a little work done in the past few weeks to unwind what has been a two-years-long pinched nerve in my neck," Pafford wrote.

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Where to buy followers on Instagram in 2023?

Robotics Automation News

The truth is that it is difficult and it can take months, if not years, to get followers on your social networks. For this reason, many quality services have emerged where you have the possibility of buying followers for different sites, such as Instagram.

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New pipeline proposed to export Scotland hydrogen to mainland Europe

E&T

The country already boasts one of the most developed wind power sectors globally – the energy can be used to produce carbon-neutral ‘green’ hydrogen, which is produced by splitting water via electrolysis into hydrogen and oxygen. It also has access to considerable supplies of oil and gas in the North Sea. This can be used to make ‘blue’ hydrogen, which is not carbon neutral.

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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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Kollmorgen’s Goldline EB series of servo motors now includes the 480 Vac Goldline EB

Design World

Kollmorgen, a maker of motion control systems, announces ATEX certification and IECEx/cETLus listing for the explosion proof Goldline EBH 480 Vac servo motor. These new explosion-proof approvals for the high-voltage Goldline EBH servo motor exemplify Kollmorgen’s commitment to advancing the state of the art in motion control and meeting the most demanding application requirements.

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Samsara Eco to open R&D centre to scale infinite plastic recycling

Manufacturer's Monthly

Australian enviro-tech startup, Samsara Eco , is creating Australia’s first infinite recycling Research & Development (R&D) facility. Positioned within the Poplars Innovation Precinct at Jerrabomberra, Queanbeyan in Regional NSW , the new R&D facility will provide a new home base for Samsara Eco to scale its patented enzymatic capabilities and will serve as a key milestone for the company as it moves towards recycling 1.5 million tonnes of plastic per annum by 2030.

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Hydropanels: A Revolution in Residential Water Supply

Robotics Automation News

Harnessing the Power of the Atmosphere for a Sustainable Tomorrow Water Crisis: The Rising Global Challenge Water scarcity has rapidly escalated into a global challenge, with approximately 2.2 billion people lacking safe drinking water access as of 2021. Traditional water sources are strained, and the need for innovative, sustainable solutions is more pressing than ever.

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Eye tracking system determines drivers’ ability to take back control from autopilot

E&T

The research found that people’s attention levels and how engrossed they are in on-screen activities can be detected from their eye movements. Although fully autonomous driverless cars are not yet available for personal use, cars with a ‘driverless’ autopilot mode are available for commercial private use in some locations, including Germany and certain US states.

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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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Tuned mass dampers help FORTiS™ encoders achieve class-leading vibration resistance

Design World

By Renishaw The problem: Machine tools can produce significant vibration during operation and high levels of machine vibration can adversely affect the enclosed position encoders installed on these machines, leading to measurement inaccuracies. The quality of axis position measurement can directly impact aspects of process quality, such as feature accuracy and surface finish.

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Fatal explosion at Caribbean recycler caused by methane, poor ventilation

Plastics News

The slow buildup of methane gas and inadequate ventilation may have led to a catastrophic explosion at a plastics recycling facility in the Dominican Republic, according to a preliminary report by the city's fire department. Thirty-three people lost their lives and many others were injured in the Aug. 14 blast and fire in downtown San Cristóbal. Authorities in the Caribbean nation say it occurred on the premises of a recycling company called Vidal Plast.

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How can I pass CCNA 200-301 in the first attempt?

Robotics Automation News

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 200-301 exam is a foundational certification for aspiring network professionals. Achieving success in your first attempt requires a combination of effective study strategies, dedication, and a solid understanding of networking concepts.

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UK must regulate AI or risk falling behind, MPs warn

E&T

The UK’s plan to become a leader on AI technologies could be curtailed by the legislative advances of other nations, according to ministers on the Commons Science, Innovation and Technology Select Committee. The MPs have urged Sunak to introduce the legislation on the King’s Speech, scheduled for 7 November. Otherwise the earliest legislation could become law would be 2025, and then it would risk being overshadowed by international bills such as the EU’s AI Act, which would “become the de facto

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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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More Quabbin cut-to-length ethernet cables from AutomationDirect

Design World

AutomationDirect has added more Quabbin DataMax industrial and commercial Ethernet cable gauge sizes and styles to their cut-to-length cable offering. New Quabbin DataMax Extreme industrial Ethernet cable additions include Cat6/6a cable in 26 and 24 AWG with 4-twisted pairs and 7-stranded tinned copper conductors. These cables are available with a black polyurethane jacket.

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5 steps to automation success in metal manufacturing

The Fabricator

Looking to automate your metal fabrication operations? Here's what your shop needs: foster a culture that embraces automation, identify your goals, pick a process that will have the greatest operational impact, and then communicate clearly and document comprehensively.

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Guest Experience: Recollections that will Endure Forever

Robotics Automation News

As vacation rental owners, our main objective is to furnish our guests with a vital and pleasant experience during their visit. By making an inviting and agreeable air, vacation rentals scottsdale az can guarantee that your guests feel at ease and leave with affectionate recollections that will endure forever.

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Potholes could be prevented with ground source heat pumps, researchers say

E&T

The initiative could keep roads from melting in the summer and freezing in the winter, therefore preventing the creation of potholes and improving road safety. The project has been awarded a £800,000 research fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering, with the hopes it coul d improve how major roads across the UK are maintained and upgraded – even as climate change “increases the challenge of keeping them fit for purpose,” the university said.

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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.