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3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Machine Shops

Modern Machine Shop

Photo Credit: Getty Images Not a day goes by without seeing another article on artificial intelligence (AI). It has become the buzz phrase of the last year. The problem with AI is that it gives many the same fear that robotics had in the past. The human mind quickly goes to a place where this technology is going to destroy mankind. When robotics was introduced into the mainstream shop, people could not help but think robots were going to hurt them and take over the world.

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Acing a custom manufacturing job

Design World

If you golf, or even attempt mini-golf, you know it all comes down to putting. Whether you are trying to lower your handicap, make the tour, or simply putt your way through the laughing clown obstacle while on a family vacation, the entire game comes down to putting. Bruce Rearick from Burnt Edges Consulting in… The post Acing a custom manufacturing job appeared first on Design World.

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Why 5G is the Secret to a Successful Warehouse Automation Strategy

Automation World

As warehouses become increasingly automated, they need reliable and flexible connectivity to integrate automated systems while bolstering security and having the capacity to scale.

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Global e-waste quantities rising five times faster than recycling efforts

E&T

Global quantities of e-waste are rising around five times faster than efforts to recycle e-waste, figures from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) show.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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Mobile Industrial Robots launches MiR1200 autonomous pallet jack

Robotics Business Review

NVIDIA provided new AI capabilities for the MiR1200 Pallet Jack. Source: Mobile Industrial Robots Autonomous mobile robots, or AMRs, are among the systems benefitting from the latest advances in artificial intelligence. Mobile Industrial Robots A/S today at LogiMAT launched the MiR1200 Pallet Jack, which it said uses 3D vision and AI to identify pallets for pickup and delivery “with unprecedented precision.” “The MiR1200 Pallet Jack is our latest effort to push the boundaries in auto

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Trends: Automation in agriculture and off highway

Design World

In smart agriculture applications, companies are leveraging motion systems to improve reliability in their designs. Advances in automation technology as well as related advances in sensors, imaging, and communications have meant improvements to the kinds of motion control systems employed in agricultural applications as well as other off-highway uses.

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Radiology Revolution: Exploring the Impact of AI in Medical Imaging

Robotics Automation News

Over the years, radiology has undergone significant changes with the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into medical imaging practices. AI has become a game changer, transforming how healthcare professionals analyze and diagnose diseases using imaging technologies.

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Odense Robotics culture of collaboration can overcome economic challenges, says CEO

Robotics Business Review

Søren Elmer Kristensen, CEO of Odense Robotics, greets global delegates at R-24. Credit: Eugene Demaitre ODENSE, Denmark — Last week, the R-24 conference for robots, automation, and drones demonstrated why the city of about 206,000 residents is one of the most vibrant for technology in Europe and the world. The spirit of collaboration, from cobots to corporate partnerships, is key, according to Søren Elmer Kristensen.

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Integrated linear-motion variations becoming the norm

Design World

Automation over the last several years has expanded use of electric linear actuators to leverage their technological advancements in smart homes, aerospace, defense, and industrial applications. In fact, the global linear actuator market could (in large part because of electric options) surpass U.S. $52.67B this year and grow at a compound annual growth rate through […] The post Integrated linear-motion variations becoming the norm appeared first on Design World.

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DC Motors: Brushed vs. Brushless

Automation World

Exploring the complexities of motor selection for custom machines in consumer-packaged goods manufacturing.

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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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BAE Systems and ASC selected to build AUKUS submarines

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: alexyz3d/stock.adobe.com The Australian Government has selected BAE Systems and ASC Pty Ltd to build Australia’s new fleet of nuclear powered submarines. This selection comes as the latest significant development in the AUKUS trilateral security pact between the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. The news was announced by Australian deputy prime minister, Richard Marles, and UK defence secretary, Grant Shapps, marking the next step in the pathway for Australia to build

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SpaceX to scale astronaut launch capabilities with a second launch pad in Florida

E&T

SpaceX is in the final stages of certifying a second pad for astronaut launches, which will enable the company to reach its ambition of sending more astronauts into space.

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DigiKey and LabsLand release Prism4 remote engineering hardware system

Design World

DigiKey, a global commerce distributor offering the largest selection of technical components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, announces the exclusive release of the LabsLand Prism4, a modular structure for building interactive real-time, remote hardware systems faster and more efficiently. The Prism4’s design supports remote hardware systems with cameras, modular lights, and evaluation… The post DigiKey and LabsLand release Prism4 remote engineering hardware system

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eBook: Automating for Growth: Incentivising EV Production

Automation World

Software-defined design is an undeniable disruptor in global automotive trends. Countless use cases show how top carmakers are harnessing the potent power of connected car platforms to redefine and enrich their automotive value propositions with connected solutions.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Electric truck fleet aiding transport decarbonisation across Sydney

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: assetseller/stock.adobe.com Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has launched a fleet of 43 electric trucks on Sydney roads as part of the Government’s Driving the Nation program. These trucks are the first of 60 purchased by Team Global Express as part of the $44.3 million Depot of the Future project including 36 Volvo FL Electric trucks and 24 Daimler Fuso eCanters.

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Titan Medical enters merger with Conavi Medical

Robotics Business Review

Titan Medical’s Enos system can assist surgeons. | Source: Titan Medical Titan Medical announced today that it entered into a definitive amalgamation agreement to combine with Conavi Medical. The companies aim to combine in an all-stock transaction, focusing on commercializing Conavi’s Novasight Hybrid system. Conavi designed Novasight Hybrid to guide common minimally invasive coronary procedures.

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ABB showcases motor solutions for the aggregate industry at AGG1

Design World

ABB, a manufacturer of industrial electrical motors for the aggregate industry, will showcase its innovative solutions at AGG1, the top exposition and education resource, in Nashville on March 25-27. Attendees are invited to visit Booth 717 to learn about the company’s motor line, designed to meet rigorous demands and harsh conditions reliably and efficiently while… The post ABB showcases motor solutions for the aggregate industry at AGG1 appeared first on Design World.

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Small Aerospace Supplier Grows with Robotic Machine Tending

Automation World

Using Mitsubishi Electric’s LoadMate Plus, TL Aerotek triples its output and meets one month’s production quote in one week.

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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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ARENA supports First Nations hydrogen project in East Kimberly

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: HLPhoto/stock.adobe.com ARENA grants $1.67 million to ACEP for Phase 1 of the East Kimberley Clean Energy and Hydrogen Project feasibility study. On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced a $1,666,701 grant to Aboriginal Clean Energy Partnership Pty Ltd (ACEP) to support Phase 1 of the feasibility study for the East Kimberley Clean Energy and Hydrogen Project.

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San Diego landmark becomes floating classroom for student welders

The Fabricator

Welding students at a San Diego college earned valuable out-of-classroom welding experience aboard the USS Midway, a decommissioned aircraft carrier and current museum.

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Johnson brings wealth of experience to new position

Design World

Recently, WAGO named Paul Johnson the new Industry Manager for Railroads and Transportation. After serving time in the military, Johnson spent 23 years with Norfolk Southern Railway where he eventually became Controls System Engineer overseeing the installation and upgrades to the yard as well as new Process Control Systems. Paul comes to WAGO having spent… The post Johnson brings wealth of experience to new position appeared first on Design World.

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Teradyne’s Ujjwal Kumar to keynote Robotics Summit & Expo

Robotics Business Review

Teradyne’s Robotics Group is one of the world’s leading providers of collaborative robot arms and autonomous mobile robots. In 2023, the group generated $375 million in revenue from Universal Robots (UR) and Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR). Teradyne has said its market penetration for robotics is under 5%, leaving Teradyne with plenty of room for long-term growth.

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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.

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Mine-Spec Rental from CAPS Australia

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: CAPS Australia When it comes to providing rental options for the mining industry, CAPS Australia has flexibility and applicability front of mind. In a world where mining supply chains are incurring more disruptions than ever before and sourcing locally has never been more important, hire options have become increasingly popular – and necessary.

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The quality benefits of quick response in metal fabrication

The Fabricator

For the past decade, Caster Concepts has reaped various benefits from quick response manufacturing, or QRM. This includes quality. Today, issues are caught well before they snowball into larger problems.

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Emerson’s new acoustic particle monitor minimizes erosion risk

Design World

Emerson has announced the release of the Rosemount SAM42 Acoustic Particle Monitor for measuring the amount of entrained sand in the output from oil and gas wells. The monitor can detect extremely low concentrations of entrained sand in challenging conditions with a high level of measurement repeatability and sensitivity. Accurate real-time data helps minimize erosion… The post Emerson’s new acoustic particle monitor minimizes erosion risk appeared first on Design World.

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Bota Systems launches upgraded force-torque sensor for small cobots

Robotics Business Review

The SensONE T5 force-torque sensor on a UR collaborative robot. | Source: Bota Systems Bota Systems AG has launched the SenseONE T5, a high-sensitivity version of its SensONE multi-axis force-torque sensor. The company said its latest sensor provides a sensitivity level of 0.05 N / 0.002 Nm, which is three to five times higher than its predecessor. Zurich-based Bota Systems said it built the SenseONE T5 for collaborative robots with small payloads of up to 11.02 lb. (5 kg).

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5 Ways New Manufacturing Companies Are Accelerating Innovation

Next-gen manufacturers are redesigning factories to enable agility at every stage of production. From more timely communication between engineers and technicians to technologies that empower real-time collaboration, they’re getting ahead by making iterations and improvements during a build, across the production line at scale. This level of flexibility means they can develop more quickly than their legacy counterparts.

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Veolia announces scholarship funding to help women into electrical engineering

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Monkey Business/stock.adobe.com The Veolia Women in Electrical Engineering Scholarship will support female students commencing an undergraduate bachelor of engineering (electrical & electronic) (honours) program at the University of the Sunshine Coast. They have announced $40,000 in scholarship funding over four years to help more women into electrical engineering.

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UK rail operator faces immediate removal over ‘unacceptable’ performance

E&T

Avanti West Coast (AWC) should have its licence to operate the West Coast Main Line route removed “at the earliest possible opportunity,” Transport for the North (TfN) has said.

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ABB unveils mobile robot with Visual SLAM AI-technology and AMR Studio Suite

Design World

· Equipped with Visual SLAM, ABB’s AMR T702 trolley robot offers increased speed, accuracy, and autonomy in navigation and logistics. · Integration with ABB’s AMR Studio software allows new users to easily configure AMR routes and jobs. · Intuitive Visual SLAM and user-friendly AMR Studio together can reduce commissioning time by up to 20 percent.… The post ABB unveils mobile robot with Visual SLAM AI-technology and AMR Studio Suite appeared first on Design World.

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Turning Fixed-Body Plug Gages Inside Out

Modern Machine Shop

Using a fixed-body mechanical plug gage is one of the best ways to measure inside diameters. There is no rocking with this type of gage, as with an adjustable bore gage; therefore, it is fast and provides high performance for tight-tolerance holes. Because these gages are so easy to apply, they are typically used to measure a high volume of parts. Even in cases where the volume of parts is not high, if the parts are expensive and the tolerance tight, a fixed-body plug gage may still be an econom

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.